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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
7,154,264 12/25/2006 System and Method Using a Collapsable Coil for Inspection of Pipelines Having Internal Restrictions

Gary L. Burkhardt; Alfred E. Crouch; Jay L. Fisher

8,838,273 09/15/2014 System for Autonomously Dispensing Media on Large Scale Surfaces

Paul Hvass; Paul Thomas Evans

6,340,360 01/21/2002 System for Cell Growth

Mark B. Lyles; Charles A. McLaughlin; Glenn A. Halff; William A. Mallow

5,868,176 02/08/1999 System for Controlling the Fill of Compressed Natural Gas Cylinders

Andre M. Barajas; John C. Buckingham; Steven Svedeman

5,216,598 05/31/1993 System for Correction of Trends Associated with Pulse Wave Forms in Oximeters

Ronald L. Branstatter; Reuben W. Edgar

4,751,467 06/13/1988 System for Determining Liquid Flow Rate Through Leaks in Impermeable Membrane Liners

John W. Cooper

3,893,578 07/07/1975 System for Injecting Particulate Material into the Combustion Chamber of a Repetitive Combustion Coating Apparatus

Rosser B. Melton, Jr.; Elbert M. Hubbard

4,096,945 06/26/1978 System for Injecting Particulate Material into the Combustion Chamber of a Repetitive Combustion Coating Apparatus

Rosser B. Melton; Elbert M. Hubbard

3,974,939 08/16/1976 System for Injecting Particulate Material into the Combustion Chamber of a Repetitive Combustion Coating Apparatus

Rosser B. Melton, Jr.; Elbert M. Hubbard

3,967,761 07/05/1976 System for Injecting Particulate Material into the Combustion Chamber of a Repetitive Combustion Coating Apparatus

Rosser B. Melton, Jr.; Elbert M. Hubbard