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We recognize the importance of intellectual property whether through a patent, licensing of software, copyright, invention disclosures, trademarks, or trade secrets.

Patents

Since 1947 we have earned more than 1,400 U.S. patents. As part of a long-held tradition, patent rights arising from sponsored research at the Institute can be 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 General Counsel’s Office at +1 210 522 5560.

 

Patent Number Date Of Issue Title of Invention Inventors
4,597,050 06/23/1986 Apparatus for Indicating Flow of Solid Material Into An Earth Moving Device

Harvey S. Benson;

9,689,776 06/27/2017 Apparatus for Generating and Applying Linear Forces

Riccardo Meldolesi; Peter Mark Lee

2,715,013 08/08/1955 Apparatus For Erecting a Building

Thomas B. Slick

6,799,587 10/04/2004 Apparatus for Contaminant Removal Using Natural Convection Flow and Changes in Solubility Concentrations by Temperature

Mary C. Marshall; John G. Franjione; Christopher J. Freitas; William T. Roberds; Gordon D. Pollard; Jill Blake

6,367,491 04/08/2002 Apparatus for Contaminant Removal Using Natural Convection Flow and Changes in Solubility Concentration by Temperature

Mary C. Marshall; John G. Franjione; Christopher J. Freitas

5,533,538 07/08/1996 Apparatus for Cleaning Articles Utilizing Supercritical and Near Supercritical Fluids

Mary C. Marshall

3,360,907 01/01/1968 Apparatus for Cleaning Air Filters

John M. Clark, Jr.; Robinson W. Brown; Ross F. Meriwether

3,572,273 03/22/1971 Apparatus for Breaking a Layer of Ice on a Body of Water by Repetitive Combustive Explosions

Charles D. Wood

5,799,436 08/31/1998 Apparatus for Attracting and Destroying Insects

James A. Nolen; William Mallow

5,594,340 01/13/1997 Apparatus for Accurately Controlling Moisture Levels of Aqueous Surfactant Compositions During On Line Processing Including a Cross-Feed Piston Assembly

Laurie Coyle; Kevin M. Finucane; James D. King; Harold F. Donoho; Armando De Los Santos