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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
4,830,017 05/15/1989 Automatic Positioning System for Continuous Blood Pressure Monitor Transducer

William D. Perry; Dean C. Winter

4,832,039 05/22/1989 Linear, Low Noise Inflation System for Blood Pressure Monitor

William D. Perry; Donald H. Heihn

4,835,474 05/29/1989 Method and Apparatus for Detecting Subsurface Anomalies

Jorge O. Parra; Thomas E. Owen; Bob M. Duff

4,836,213 06/05/1989 Pressure Control System for Continuous Blood Pressure Monitor Transducer

Dennis J. Wenzel; Dean C. Winter; Kevin S. Honeyager

4,845,976 07/10/1989 Method and Apparatus of Determining Energy Content of a Diluted Hydrocarbon Gas

James E. Johnson; Raymond J. Magott; Clinton M. Wood

4,849,140 07/17/1989 Method for Producing Monosized Ceramic Particle Through Organometallic Swollen Latex Particles

Stephen T. Wellinghoff; Stuart T. Schwab; Carlos D. Herrera

4,850,524 07/24/1989 Vertical Strip Clad Welding Method and Apparatus

Wilbur R. Schick; Dwight M. Lloyd

4,852,579 07/31/1989 Photocharacterization and Treatment of Normal Abnormal and Ectopic Endometrium

Dennis W. Gilstad; Ronald L. Branstetter; Ralph H. Hill

4,854,699 08/07/1989 Backscatter Oximeter

Reuben W. Edgar, Jr.;

4,866,283 09/11/1989 Optical Inspection of Food Products

Ralph H. Hill