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Intellectual Property

We recognize the importance of intellectual property whether through a patent, licensing of software, copyright, invention disclosures, trademarks, or trade secrets.


Since 1947 we have earned more than 1,500 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
12,031,803 07/09/2024 Wedge System for Characterization of Fragmentation from Warheads During Arena Testing

James T. Mathis; Matthew V. Grimm; Nicholas J. Mueschke; Edward V. O’Hare

12,007,322 06/11/2024 Corrosion Sensors Suitable for Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) Detection

Leonardo J. Caseres; James F. Dante; Sergey A. Vinogradov 

11,986,779 05/21/2024 Recrystallized HI-6 Dimethylsufate

Shawn T. Blumberg; Paul W. Miguel

11,971,347 04/30/2024 Seamless Integrating Cavity of Monolithic Fumed Silica

Thomas Moore; Kurt D. Retherford; Charity Phillips-Lander

11,963,959 04/23/2024 Inhibitors for Coronavirus

Jonathan A. Bohmann; Nadean M. Gutierrez; Joseph A. McDonough; Robert Francis Campbell; Michael Gordon Joyce; Rekha Panchal; Rajeshwer Sankhala; Allen Duplantier

11,959,878 04/16/2024 Gas and Particle Sensor Using Voltage and Current Behavior Between Electrodes During Glow-to-Arc Transition

Maher Abdulhamid Aldayeh; Imad Said Abdul-Khalek

11,958,027 04/16/2024 Re-mixing Dispenser Liquids in Plunger Tubes

Cole Buss; Eric Kroeger; Taylor W. Batholomew

11,953,101 04/09/2024 Fast Acting Shuttle Spool Valve

Riccardo Meldolesi; Anthony Perkins; Clive Lacy; Dustin Kramer

11,923,607 03/05/2024 Microwave Transition Device for Transitions from Air-filled Waveguide to Solid Waveguide with Radiating Aperture Antenna

Brad D. Moore; Yilun Luo

11,912,971 02/27/2024 Three-Dimensional Bioreactor

Jian Ling; Stephen T. Wellinghoff; Michael Joseph Rubal