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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 General Counsel’s Office at +1 210 522 5560.


Patent Number Date Of Issue Title of Invention Inventors
6,581,014 06/16/2003 Apparatus and Method for Analysis of Guided Ultrasonic Waves

James A. Sills;Christian J. Schwartz

8,899,020 12/01/2014 Apparatus and Method for Assisting Selective Catalytic Reduction

Rijing Zhan

6,348,177 02/18/2002 Apparatus and Method for Bypassing Sulfur Dioxide Around an Aftreatment Device in an Exhaust Gas Aftreatment System

Gordon J. Bartley;Magdi Khair

5,401,322 03/27/1995 Apparatus and Method for Cleaning Articles Utilizing Supercritical and Near Supercritical Fluids

Mary C. Marshall

5,832,880 11/09/1998 Apparatus and Method for Controlling Homogenous Charge Compression Ignition Combustion in Diesel Engines

Daniel W. Stewart (formerly Daniel W. Dickey)

7,654,246 02/01/2010 Apparatus and Method for Controlling Transient Operation of an Engine Operating in a Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition Combustion Mode

Junmin Wang; Christopher J. Chadwell

6,911,828 06/27/2005 Apparatus and Method for Detecting the Degradation of a Coating Using Embedded Sensors

Christopher S. Brossia; Darrell S. Dunn

5,753,806 05/18/1998 Apparatus and Method for Determining The Distribution and Flow Rate Characteristics of an Injection Nozzle

Thomas W. Ryan;Kendall R. Swenson

5,173,333 12/21/1992 Apparatus and Method for Discharging Static Electricity on the Internal Surface of Plastic Pipe

Oren Tranbarger;Clarence R. McGinnis;David H. Strain

9,063,188 06/22/2015 Apparatus and Method for Identifying High Risk Non-Ceramic Insulators (NCI) with Conductive or High Permittivity Defects

Andrew John Phillips; Mark Major; Robert Carlton Lynch; Phillip Nathan Beverly; Sam Harrell