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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
8,910,619 12/15/2014 Enhanced Combustion for Spark Ignition Engine Using Electromagnetic Energy Coupling

Jess W. Gingrich; Terrence F. Alger II; Charles E. Roberts Jr.

8,942,964 01/26/2015 Optical State Estimation and Simulation Environment for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

George T. McWilliams III; Kevin J. Alley; Christopher I. Mentzer

8,941,287 01/26/2015 Method and Device for Long-Term Monitoring of Components Using Guided Waves

Sergey A. Vinogradov; Hegeon Kwun; Glenn M. Light

8,938,948 01/26/2015 Diesel Engine Exhaust Aftertreatment System and Method of Operation

Charles E. Roberts Jr.; Christopher J. Chadwell

8,944,024 02/02/2015 Magnetic Bearing for Use in Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines

Radu C. Florea; Darius Mehta

8,948,999 02/02/2015 Fuel Injection During Negative Valve Overlap for Stoichiometric Diesel Operations

Darius Mehta; Chad P. Koci; Charles E. Roberts Jr.

8,946,200 02/02/2015 Pharmaceutically Active Nanosuspensions

Joseph A. McDonough; Hong Dixon

8,944,034 02/02/2015 Dedicated EGR Control Strategy for Improved EGR Distribution and Engine Performance

Jess W. Gingrich; Barrett W. Mangold; Steven H. Almaraz

8,951,746 02/09/2015 Method and Devices for Screening Cervical Cancer

Urs G. Wiederkehr; Jian Ling

8,968,929 03/02/2015 Silicon Clathrate Anodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Kwai S. Chan; Candace K. Chan; Wuwei Liang