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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
9,170,239 10/27/2015 Magnetostrictive Sensor Having Crimped Magnetostrictive Strip for High Temperature Operation

Sergey A. Vinogradov; Hegeon Kwun

9,181,980 11/09/2015 Fluid Bearings with Adjustable Frictional Load Characteristics

Charles E. Roberts Jr.

9,200,599 11/30/2015 Internal Combustion Engine Having Dual EGR Loops (Dedicated EGR Loop and Low Pressure EGR Loop) and Dual Cylinder Intake Ports

Raphael Gukelberger; Jess W. Gingrich

9,206,769 12/07/2015 Internal Combustion Engine Having Dedicated EGR Cylinder With Intake Separate from Intake of Main Cylinders

Robert W. Burrahm

9,216,181 12/21/2015 BMP-2 Upregulating Compounds for Healing Bone Tissue and Screening Methods for Selecting Such Compounds

Jorge Gianny Rossini

9,216,222 12/21/2015 Isoamyl Nitrite Formulations

Albert M. Zwiener; Kenneth H. Carson; Joseph A. McDonough; Norma L. Cantu; Sandra J. Drabik; Andrew P-Z. Clark; Paul M. Thompson; Richard Michael Corbett

9,217,116 12/21/2015 Biogas Purification System and Methods of Use Thereof

Francis Y. Huang

9,217,119 12/21/2015 Extraction of Lipids from Living Cells Utilizing Liquid CO

Maoqi Feng; Darius D. Daruwalla; Jimell Erwin; W. Kennedy Gauger

9,218,529 12/21/2015 3-D Imaging Sensor Based Location Estimation

Christopher L. Lewis; William C. Flannigan; Michael O. Blanton; Douglas A. Brooks

9,218,660 12/21/2015 Machine Vision Systems and Methods for Analysis and Tracking of Strain in Deformable Materials

John T. Carrola Jr.; Warren Carl Couvillion Jr.; Susan M. Porter; David R. Chambers; Christopher J. Guerra