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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 1,400 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
6,925,881 08/08/2005 Time Shift Data Analysis for Long-Range Guided Wave Inspection

Hegeon Kwun; Kim Sang-Young

7,610,791 11/02/2009 Time-gain Control Method and System for Long-Range Guided-Wave Inspection and Monitoring

Hegeon Kwun; Ronald H. Peterson

5,720,805 02/23/1998 Titanium-Tin-Oxide Nanoparticles, Compositions Utilizing the Same and Method of Forming the Same

Stephen T. Wellinghoff; Domnica Cernasov

3,823,608 07/15/1974 Torque Transducer

Pontie Pantermuehl; George F. Munsch

5,403,655 04/03/1995 Toughened Thermosetting Resin Composites and Process

Marvin L. Deviney; Joel J. Kampa

5,385,778 01/30/1995 Toughened Thermosetting Resin Composites and Process

Marvin L. Deviney; Joel J. Kampa

4,663,067 05/04/1987 Transient Soil Erosion & Evaporation Palliative Composition and Method

William A. Mallow; Robert P. Wood

10,267,196 04/23/2019 Treatment of Reductant Urea Solutions with Catalyst Precursors to Assist Selective Catalytic Reduction

Ryan C. Hartley; Gordon J.J. Bartley

5,780,119 07/13/1998 Treatments To Reduce Friction and Wear on Metal Alloy Components

James Lankford; Geoffrey Dearnaley

5,593,719 01/13/1997 Treatments To Reduce Frictional Wear Between Components Made of Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene and Metal Alloys

Geoffrey Dearnley; James Lankford