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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
10,801,464 10/13/2020 Microwave Enhanced Combustion with Dynamic Frequency, Power and Timing Control and with Transmission Coefficient for Power Feedback

Yilun Luo; Scott R. Hotz; Terrence F. Alger; Robert T. Coppersmith, III

10,781,786 09/22/2020 Microwave Enhanced Combustion with Feedback Frequency Control for Dynamic Impedance Matching

Terrence F. Alger, II; Yilun Luo; Scott R. Hotz; Ronnie E. Randolph

10,781,737 09/22/2020 Regeneration of Automotive Exhaust Aftertreatment Device Using Diverted Boost Air During Deceleration

Daneil C. Bitsis, Jr.

10,775,136 09/15/2020 Edge-On Armor System with Translating and Rotating Armor Panels

James D. Walker; Daniel J. Pomerening; Kristopher C. Kozak; Nicholas J. Mueschke; Isaias S. Chocron; Gregory N. Wattis; Jesse A. Beavers; Oliver P. Harrison; Stephan J. Lemmer; Neal A. Seegmiller

10,774,715 09/15/2020 Stabilization of Aqueous Urea Solutions Containing Organometallic Catalyst Precursors

Ryan C. Hartley; Cary A. Henry

10,772,246 09/08/2020 Additive Manufacturing for Shielding Neutron and Photon Radiation

Daniel P. Speaker; Albert J. Parvin, Jr.; Nathan B. Hall

10,766,250 09/08/2020 Print Controller and Method of Printing

Christopher L. Lewis; Matthew M. Robinson; Paul T. Evans; Peter Boeijink; Branson P. Brockschmidt

10,753,246 08/25/2020 Technologies for Producing Exhaust Gas with Controlled Hydrocarbon Speciation

Cary A. Henry; Cynthia Chaffin Webb; Scott T. Eakle

10,744,657 08/18/2020 SEAL

Glynn R. Bartlett; Cody E. Bressler

10,739,314 08/11/2020 Omni-Directional Guided Wave Testing of Plate Structures Using Probe Having Rotating Guided Wave Sensor

Sergrey Vinogradov; Adam C. Cobb; Jonathan D. Bartlett; Greg A. Bustamante; Douglas R. Earnest; Clinton J. Thwing