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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
9,579,124 02/28/2017 Expandable Articulating Intervertebral Implant with Limited Articulation

Charles R. Gordon; Corey T. Harbold; Heather S. Hanson

9,573,284 02/21/2017 Method and Apparatus to Propagate Crack Growth in a Workpiece

Clinton J. Thwing; Don E. Mahoney

9,566,216 02/14/2017 Bone Cements Containing Magnetic Calcium Phosphate Nanoparticles

Xingguo Cheng; Daniel P. Nicolella; Todd L. Bredbenner

9,568,918 02/14/2017 Balloon System

William D. Perry

9,564,633 02/07/2017 Hybrid Silicon and Carbon Clathrates

Kwai S. Chan; Michael A. Miller

9,557,307 01/31/2017 Beverage Diagnostic and Preservation Devices and Methods

Russell W. Greene; Daniel B. Lipton; David J. Trettin; Trent J. Kahute; James H. Wood; Jerome A. Helffrich; David J. Postell; Bob Vanecek

9,560,174 01/31/2017 Network Routing Overlay

Todd A. Newton; Ben A. Abbott; Myron L. Moodie

9,527,275 12/27/2016 High Accuracy Inkjet Printing

William C. Flannigan; Glynn R. Bartlett; Cody E. Bressler

9,523,146 12/20/2016 TI-SI-C-N Piston Ring Coatings

Jianliang Lin; Ronghua Wei; Peter Mark Lee and Daniel Christopher Bitsis Jr.

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

Mark A. Johnson