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Since 1947 we have earned more than 1,300 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 5560.

 

Patent Number Date Of Issue Title of Invention Inventors
6,087,025 07/11/2000 Application of Diamond-Like Carbon Coatings to Cutting Surfaces of Metal Cutting Tools

Geoffrey Dearnaley;James Lankford;James H. Arps

10,350,200 07/16/2019 Aqueous Suspensions of Oximes for Autoinjectors

Hong Dixon; Joseph A. McDonough; Larry A. Campbell

7,799,082 09/27/2010 Artifical Functional Spinal Unit System and Method for Use

Charles R. Gordon; Corey T. Harbold; Heather S. Hanson; Erik J. Wagner

7,785,351 08/31/2010 Artificial Functional Spinal Implant Unit System and Method for Use

Charles R. Gordon; Corey T. Harbold; Heather S. Hanson; Erik J. Wagner

8,603,168 12/10/2013 Artificial Functional Spinal Unit System and Method for Use

Charles R. Gordon; Corey T. Harbold; Heather S. Hanson; Erik J. Wagner

7,794,480 09/14/2010 Artificial Functional Spinal Unit System and Method for Use

Charles R. Gordon; Corey T. Harbold; Heather S. Hanson; Erik J. Wagner

3,755,825 09/04/1973 Artificial Heart Consisting of a Biventricular Pump with Control Mechanisms for Total Replacement of Human Heart

Michael E. DeBakey;William Hall

7,909,869 03/22/2011 Artificial Spinal Unit Assemblies

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

6,813,960 11/09/2004 Asymmetrical Column Assembly for High-Cycle Fatigue Test

Thomas E. Owen; David L. Davidson; John B. Campbell; Andrew Nagy

4,706,228 11/10/1987 Asymmetrical Lateral-Force Seismic Source Transducer

Thomas E. Owen;Edgar C. Schroeder