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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
3,893,578 07/08/1975 System for Injecting Particulate Material into the Combustion Chamber of a Repetitive Combustion Coating Apparatus

Rosser B. Melton, Jr.;Elbert M. Hubbard

3,898,038 08/05/1975 Method & Apparatus for Sterilizing a Biologically Contaminated Enclosure

Eugene L. Anderson

3,910,112 10/07/1975 Flow Meter

C. Richard Gerlach

3,910,494 10/07/1975 Valveless Combustion Apparatus

Rosser B. Melton, Jr.

3,913,015 10/14/1975 Tuned Current Probe

Edwin L. Bronaugh;Roger A. Southwick

3,915,381 10/28/1975 Method & Apparatus for Applying Particulate Coating Material to a Work Piece

Rosser B. Melton;John M. Clark;Ronald Mathis;William D. Weatherford;Charles D. Wood

3,918,937 11/11/1975 Particulated Lead Trap System

John C. Holloway;Herbert W. Barch;Martin B. Treuhaft;Charles D. Wood

3,918,944 11/11/1975 Lead Trap

Martin B. Treuhaft;Charles D. Wood

3,921,533 11/25/1975 Wheel Assembly for a Vehicle Moving through a Tubular Conduit

Freddy R. Szenasi;Richard M. Baldwin

3,924,897 12/09/1975 Earth Ripper Employing Repetitive Explosions

John W. Colburn, Jr.;Charles D. Wood;Ronald J. Mathis