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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
8,976,926 03/09/2015 Portable 3-Dimensional X-Ray Imaging System

Michael J. McFadden; Jeffrey L. Boehme

8,955,224 03/16/2015 Fluid Bearings with Adjustable Frictional Load Characteristics

Charles E. Roberts Jr.

8,987,496 03/23/2015 Point of Use Generation of Amyl Nitrite

Joseph A. McDonough; Darrel W. Johnston; Paul M. Thompson

8,986,400 03/23/2015 Fuels and Fuel Additives Production from Glycerol Conversion Using a Monohydric Alcohol and Heterogeneous Catalysis

Maoqi Feng and Chee-Kai Tan

8,993,165 03/30/2015 Clathrate Allotropes for Rechargeable Batteries

Michael A. Miller; Kwai S. Chan; Wuwei Liang; Candace K. Chan

8,996,282 03/30/2015 Fueling Systems, Methods and Apparatus for an Internal Combustion Engine

Shizuo Sasaki; Vikram N. Iyengar; Jayant V. Sarlashkar; Gary D. Neely

8,991,273 03/30/2015 Apparatus and Method for Inspecting High Voltage Insulators

Andrew John Phillips; Jason Cary Nave; Glynn Ray Bartlett; Cody Michael Porter; Ian Royappan Meinzen

8,996,281 03/30/2015 Catalyst Light-Off for Turbocharged Internal Combustion Engine Having Dedicated EGR Cylinder(s)

Jess W. Gingrich; Terrence F. Alger II

8,996,036 03/30/2015 Autonomous Location of Objects in a Mobile Reference Frame

John G. Whipple; Theodore R. Wilmes; Brian K. Anderson

9,015,007 04/20/2015 Sensor Array Processor with Multichannel Reconstruction from Random Array Sampling

Ryan B. Casey; Christopher B. Smith