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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
10,161,283 12/25/2018 Urea Deposit Detection For Use With SCR Emissions Control System

Scott Eakle; Cary Henry; Phillip Weber

7,821,446 10/25/2010 Unswitched, Ultra Low Power, Long Range Radar System

Rodney V. Landreth; William D. Davis; Robert W. Robison

9,625,904 04/18/2017 Unmanned Ground/Aerial Vehicle System Having Autonomous Ground Vehicle that Remotely Controls One or More Aerial Vehicles

Ryan D. Lamm; Christopher I. Mentzer; Kristopher C. Kozak; Marc C. Alban; Jason C. Gassaway; Richard D. Garcia

4,984,738 01/14/1991 Unit Injector for Staged Injection

Knut Winquist

3,729,699 04/23/1973 Underwater Wet Electrical Connector

Edward M. Briggs; William E. Oakey; Rodgers E. Rimmer

6,553,319 04/28/2003 Unattended Liquid Sample Monitoring and Liquid Sample Storage System

Jerome A. Helffrich; William G. McBride Jr.

6,586,745 06/30/2003 Ultraviolet Target Designator and Methodology

Ralph H. Hill Jr.; James R. Keys Jr.

3,289,468 12/05/1966 Ultrasonic Transducer Positioning Apparatus

William R. Van Der Veer; Walter Gunkel

5,195,373 03/22/1993 Ultrasonic Transducer for Extreme Temperature Environments

Glenn M. Light; Richard Cervantes; David G. Alcazar

3,585,577 06/14/1971 Ultrasonic Transceiver

William L. Rollwitz; Harvey S. Benson