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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
10,690,045 06/23/2020 Intake Air Boost System for Two-Cycle Engine Having Roots Blowers

John C. Hedrick; Steven G. Fritz; Randy R. McDonnell

10,671,093 06/02/2020 Azimuthal Pointing System for Scientific Ballooning

Craig E. DeForest; Glenn T. Laurent; Jedediah H. Diller

10,662,766 05/26/2020 Sealing Device Test Systems and Methods

Nigil Satish Jeyashekar; Peter Mark Lee

10,617,832 04/14/2020 High Precision, Low Dose Atomizer

Barrett Wade Mangold; Terrence Francis Alger II; Albert M. Zwiener

10,584,665 03/10/2020 Internal Combustion, Dedicated Exhaust Gas Recirculation Engine

Raphael Gukelberger; Garrett L. Anderson

10,563,625 02/18/2020 Internal Combustion Engine Having Dedicated EGR Cylinder(s) and Start-Stop Operation

Raphael Gukelberger; Garrett Anderson

10,495,035 12/03/2019 Dedicated Exhaust Gas Recirculation Configuration for Reduced EGR and Fresh Air Backflow

Raphael Gukelberger; Steven H. Almaraz

10,465,636 11/05/2019 Internal Combustion Engine Having Dedicated EGR Cylinder(s) with Delayed Fuel Injection

Raphael Gukelberger; Bradley Denton

10,445,930 10/15/2019 Markerless Motion Capture Using Machine Learning and Training with Biomechanical Data

Kase J. Saylor; Daniel P. Nicolella; David R. Chambers; Travis D. Eliason; Donald R. Poole

10,432,729 10/01/2019 Autonomous Team Formation and Task Negotiation Among Unmanned Vehicles

Stephen J. Lemmer; Cameron R. Mott; Paul A. Avery