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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
5,954,095 09/20/1999 Apparatus and Method for Sealing a Damaged Pipe

Stephen Cecil Grigory; Jess Abergo Villarreal; Jeffrey Gene Wright; Donald Wade Johnson

8,747,631 06/09/2014 Apparatus and Method Utilizing a Double Glow Discharge Plasma for Sputter Cleaning

Ronghua Wei; Edward Langa; Sabrina L. Lee

8,783,090 07/21/2014 Apparatus and methods for determination of total and solid carbon content of engine exhaust

Qiang Wei; Imad Said Abdul-Khalek

10,233,809 03/19/2019 Apparatus and Methods for Exhaust Gas Recirculation for an Internal Combustion Engine

Cary A. Henry

10,126,726 11/13/2018 Apparatus and Methods for Exhaust Gas Recirculation for an Internal Combustion Engine Utilizing at Least Two Hydrocarbon Fuels

Cary A. Henry

10,125,726 11/13/2018 Apparatus and Methods for Exhaust Gas Recirculation for an Internal Combustion Engine Utilizing at Least Two Hydrocarbon Fuels

Cary A. Henry

7,164,785 01/15/2007 Apparatus and Methods of Generation of Textures with Depth Buffers

Ryan Converse Logan; Ernest August Franke; Eric Conrad Peterson

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

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

James A. Nolen; William Mallow

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