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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
4,751,841 06/20/1988 Liquid Impoundment Leak Rate Detector

James C. Biard; Thomas E. Owen

4,755,757 07/04/1988 Fluid Leak Detection System for Determining the Rate of Fluid Leakage Through a Geomembrane

John W. Cooper

4,758,792 07/18/1988 Method for Utilizing a Spherical Dipole Probe for Detecting Faults in High Voltage Transmission Line Insulators

James J. Polonis; John P. Harrell; Melvin J. Johnson

4,764,317 08/15/1988 Microencapsulation Process and Apparatus

Eugene L. Anderso; William W. Harlowe, Jr.; Leon M. Adams; Mary C. Marshall

4,766,295 08/22/1988 Electronic Pricing Display System

Malcolm H. Davis; Kent A. Janes; Daniel J. Kleffner; Hugh F. Spence

4,768,481 09/05/1988 Process and Engine Using Compression Ignition of a Homogeneous Fuel-Air Mixture

Charles D. Wood

4,775,548 10/03/1988 Method of Producing Ceramic Composition Having Low Friction Coefficient at High Operating Temperatures

James Lankford

4,779,626 10/24/1988 Method and Apparatus for Compensating for Transducer Position in Blood Pressure Monitoring System

Harry H. Peel; James M. Burkes

4,784,154 11/14/1988 Interference Resistant Biomedical Transducer

Donald J. Shirley; Merle E. Converse

4,790,326 12/12/1988 Method and Apparatus for Determining Pulse Rate

Bruce C. Mather; William C. Fox; Harry H. Peel; Dennis J. Wenzel