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Patents

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 at +1 210 522 6501.

 

Patent Number Date Of Issue Title of Invention Inventors
9,651,974 05/16/2017 Electrical Power Transmission Line Length Measurement and Average Temperature Estimation

Patrick R. Heenan; Ben A. Abbott; Gary L. Ragsdale

9,651,086 05/16/2017 Brush Damper Rings for Radial Fluid Bearing

Aaron M. Rimpel

9,650,556 05/16/2017 Encapsulation of High Temperature Molten Salts

James D. Oxley; Anoop Kumar Mathur

9,650,949 05/16/2017 EGR Rate Control for Internal Combustion Engine with Dual Exhaust-Ported Cylinders

Jess W. Gingrich; Raphael F. Gukelberger

9,650,976 05/16/2017 Engine Fuel Control for Internal Combustion Engine Having Dedicated EGR

Jess W. Gingrich; Raphael Gukelberger; Jacob R. Zuehl

9,638,667 05/02/2017 Detection of Coating Defects on Buried Pipelines Using Magnetic Field Variations Within the Pipeline

Jay L. Fisher; Pavan K. Shukla

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

9,613,789 04/04/2017 Compact Dual Ion Composition Instrument

Mihir I. Desai; Keiichi Ogasawara; David J. McComas; Stefano Livi

9,612,015 04/04/2017 Oxy-Combustor Operable with Supercritical Fluid

Klaus Brun; Aaron McClung; Rebecca Owston

9,605,613 03/28/2017 Coordinated Control of Engine and After Treatment Systems

Jayant V. Sarlashkar; Ryan C. Roecker