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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 1,300 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
5,920,976 07/13/1999 Apparatus and Method for Remotely Sealing a Damaged Pipe

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

7,788,901 09/07/2010 Apparatus and Method for Regenerating Exhaust Treatment Devices

Yiqun Huang

5,875,743 03/02/1999 Apparatus and Method for Reducing Emissions in a Dual Combustion Mose Diesel Engine

Daniel W. Stewart (formerly Daniel W. Dickey)

6,796,165 09/28/2004 Apparatus and Method for Real-Time Measurement of Mass, Size and Number of Solid Particles of Particulate Matter in Engine Exhaust

Imad Said Abdul-Khalek

5,092,305 03/03/1992 Apparatus and Method for Providing an Alternative Fuel System for Engines

Steven R. King

5,767,766 06/16/1998 Apparatus and Method for Monitoring Vehicular Impacts Using Magnetostrictive Sensors

Hegeon Kwun;

6,212,944 04/10/2001 Apparatus and Method for Monitoring Engine Conditions Using Magnetostrictive Sensors

Hegeon Kwun;Cecil M. Teller; Roy C. Meyer;Kendall R. Swenson

6,873,746 03/29/2005 Apparatus and Method for Monitoring a Cable

Andrew H. Stewart; K. Arun Pandey; Glenn M. Light; Richard F. Tennis; Bernard A. Clairmont; Edward A. Bloom; Keith A. Bartels

9,488,678 11/08/2016 Apparatus and Method for Measuring Geomagnetically Induced Currents (GIC) in High Voltage Transmission Conductors

Andrew J. Phillips; Richard Lordan; J. M. Major

6,382,032 05/07/2002 Apparatus and Method for Measuring Flow of Gas with Entrained Liquids

Gregory J. Hatton; Steven J. Svedeman