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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
3,627,456 12/14/1971 Vanes for Fluid Power Converter

Charles R. Gerlach

3,623,116 11/23/1971 Ferrite Core Crossed Space Loop Antenna

Terry C. Green;Ruell Solberg, Jr.

3,612,986 10/12/1971 Sensing Apparatus for Use with Magnetoabsorption Apparatus Using Semicylindrical Coils

William L. Rollwitz;John P. Classen

3,609,978 10/05/1971 Method of Remotely Constructing a Room

Jarvis D. Michie;Robert C. DeHart

3,608,990 09/28/1971 Container Having Internal Object Support Means & Pivoted Top Section

Ethelbert J. Baker;William H. Arlitt

3,600,116 08/17/1971 Air-Control System for Apparatus Displacing Material by Combustive Explosions

John M. Clark;Allan R. Nye;Charles D. Wood

3,596,262 07/27/1971 Telemetry Measuring Apparatus

William L. Rollwitz;Harvey S. Benson

3,585,577 06/15/1971 Ultrasonic Transceiver

William L. Rollwitz;Harvey S. Benson

3,581,077 05/25/1971 Electrical Analog Model for Fluid Flow Transmission System

Glenn Damewood;Cecil R. Sparks;James D. King

3,578,417 05/11/1971 Vaporizing Sulfur from Ore by Direct Contact with Heated Pebbles

John M. Dale