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Since 1947 we have earned more than 1,200 U.S. patents. As part of a long-held tradition, patent rights arising from sponsored research at the Institute are often assigned to the client. SwRI generally retains the rights to Institute-funded advancements. We also help clients pursue patents for their sponsored research. If you are interested in licensing SwRI IP, contact our Legal Department.

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Patent Number Date Of Issue Title of Invention Inventors
4,165,649 08/28/1979 Apparatus & Method for Ultrasonic Inspection of Highly Attenuative Materials

Amos S. Greer, Jr.

4,163,477 08/07/1979 Method & Apparatus for Closing Underwater Wells

John L. Johnson;Billy W. Vanzant

4,160,386 07/10/1979 Ultrasonic Inspection System Including Apparatus and Method for Tracking and Recording the Location of and Inspection Probe

Jerry L. Jackson;Theodore L. Allen;Wayne T. Flach;William D. Jolly;Steve A. Cerwin

4,143,426 03/13/1979 Permanently Attached Artificial Limb

C. William Hall;William A. Mallow;Fred Otis Hoese

4,126,106 11/21/1978 Mixed Cycle Internal Combustion Engine

Julius E. Witzky

4,113,315 09/12/1978 Combustion Apparatus for Generating Repetitive Explosions

Rosser B. Melton, Jr.;John W. Colburn, Jr.;Charles D. Wood, III

4,100,491 07/11/1978 Automatic Self-Cleaning Ferromagnetic Metal Detector

Francis M. Newman, Jr.;H. Stanley Silvus, Jr.

4,096,945 06/27/1978 System for Injecting Particulate Material into the Combustion Chamber of a Repetitive Combustion Coating Apparatus

Rosser B. Melton;Elbert M. Hubbard

4,074,444 02/21/1978 Method & Apparatus for Communicating with People

Charles J. Laenger, Sr.;Sam R. McFarland;Harry H. Peel

4,030,939 06/21/1977 Cement Composition

William A. Mallow