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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 Inventionsort descending Inventors
3,585,577 06/15/1971 Ultrasonic Transceiver

William L. Rollwitz;Harvey S. Benson

5,195,373 03/23/1993 Ultrasonic Transducer for Extreme Temperature Environments

Glenn M. Light;Richard Cervantes;David G. Alcazar

3,289,468 12/06/1966 Ultrasonic Transducer Positioning Apparatus

William R. Van Der Veer;Walter Gunkel

6,586,745 07/01/2003 Ultraviolet Target Designator and Methodology

Ralph H. Hill Jr.;James R. Keys Jr.

6,553,319 04/29/2003 Unattended Liquid Sample Monitoring and Liquid Sample Storage System

Jerome A. Helffrich;William G. McBride Jr.

3,729,699 04/24/1973 Underwater Wet Electrical Connector

Edward M. Briggs;William E. Oakey;Rodgers E. Rimmer

4,984,738 01/15/1991 Unit Injector for Staged Injection

Knut Winquist

9,625,904 04/18/2017 Unmanned Ground/Aerial Vehicle System Having Autonomous Ground Vehicle that Remotely Controls One or More Aerial Vehicles

Ryan D. Lamm; Christopher I. Mentzer; Kristopher C. Kozak; Marc C. Alban; Jason C. Gassaway; Richard D. Garcia

7,821,446 10/26/2010 Unswitched, Ultra Low Power, Long Range Radar System

Rodney V. Landreth; William D. Davis; Robert W. Robison

6,948,310 09/27/2005 Use of a Variable Valve Actuation System to Control the Exhaust Gas Temperature and Space Velocity of Aftertreatment System Feedgas

Charles E. Roberts Jr.; Andrew C. Mathaeus; David P. Branyon; Rudolf H. Stanglmaier; Lee G. Dodge; Thomas W. Ryan III; Daniel W. Stewart