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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 Numbersort descending Date Of Issue Title of Invention Inventors
9,309,804 04/12/2016 Dual Path (Low Pressure Loop and High Pressure Loop) EGR for Improved Air Boosting Efficiency

Christopher J. Chadwell; Terrence F. Alger II; Shinhyuk Joo

9,465,011 10/11/2016 Flexible Magnetostrictive Probe Having Sensor Elements Without Permanent Magnets

Sergey A. Vinogradov;
Hegeon Kwun;
Darryl L. Wagar

9,470,514 10/18/2016 System and Method for Using Laser Scan Micrometer to Measure Surface Changes on Non-Concave Surfaces

Eric Liu; Sean C. Mitchem; Kerry J. McCubbin

9,470,620 10/18/2016 Insulator Inspection Apparatus and Method

Andrew John Phillips; Timothy Scott Shaw; Kristopher C. Kozak; Jerry A. Towler

9,488,678 11/08/2016 Apparatus and Method for Measuring Geomagnetically Induced Currents (GIC) in High Voltage Transmission Conductors

Andrew J. Phillips; Richard Lordan; J. M. Major

9,511,572 12/06/2016 Nanocrystalline Interlayer Coating for Increasing Service Life of Thermal Barrier Coating on High Temperature Components

Narayana Sastry Cheruvu; Ronghua Wei

9,512,762 12/06/2016 Internal Combustion Engine Having Dedicated Cylinder(s) for Generation of Both EGR and Exhaust Aftertreatment Reductant for NOx-Reducing Catalyst

Charles E. Roberts Jr.; Cary A. Henry

9,512,871 12/06/2016 Variable Area Journal Bearing

Charles E. Roberts Jr.

9,518,516 12/13/2016 State-Based Diesel Fueling for Improved Transient Response in Dual-Fuel Engine

Ryan C. Roecker; Jayant V. Sarlashkar; David P. Branyon; Timothy J. Callaghan 

9,520,179 12/13/2016 Asynchronous Fifo Memory With Read and Write Counter Circuitry

Mark A. Johnson