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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
9,080,521 07/13/2015 Method and Related System of Using Crankcase Pressure To Detect Pre-Ignition In Spark Ignition Engine

Manfred Amann; Terrence F. Alger II

9,105,363 08/10/2015 Methods for Vaporization and Remediation of Radioactive Contamination

Roland R.V. Benke; Ralph H. Hill Jr.; Robert T. Pabalan; James A. Moryl; Jeremy R. Pruitt

9,103,046 08/10/2015 Electrophoretic Formation of Nanostructured Composites

Benjamin R. Furman; Stephen T. Wellinghoff; Charles K. Baker

9,103,022 08/10/2015 Amorphous Aluminum Alloy Coatings

Ronghua Wei; Marta Jakab; Craig Engel

9,121,540 08/31/2015 Superhydrophobic Compositions and Coating Process for the Internal Surface of Tubular Structures

Michael A. Miller; Ronghua Wei; Gregory Hatton

9,120,446 08/31/2015 Wheel Locking System

William Eugene Thomas; Paul B. Hvass; Nicholas A. Herrera; Terrence M. Tomlinson; Cliff J. Scribner; Rogers E. Rimmer; Nakul Jeirath; Edward G. Alvarado Jr.

9,146,215 09/28/2015 Apparatus and Method for Inspection of Tubes in a Boiler

Hegeon Kwun; Matthew Capps; James Crane; Stanley M. Walker

9,162,280 10/19/2015 Hybrid Ceramic/Sand Core for Casting Metal Engine Parts with Passages or Holes Having a Cross Section Too Small for Sand Casting

Barry E. Westmoreland; Douglas A. McKee; Marc C. Megel; Mark A. Tussing; Thomas E. Reinhart; David P. Branyon

9,164,514 10/19/2015 Cooperative Perimeter Patrol System and Method

Paul A. Avery; Samuel E. Slocum; Jerry A. Towler

9,162,983 10/19/2015 Reactivators of Organophosphorous Inhibited Acetylcholinesterase

William E. Bauta; William R. Cantrell Jr.; Michael W. Tidwell