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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
5,630,718 05/19/1997 Weather Simulation System

Bruce C. Montag; Dennis J. Wenzel; Richard P. Weyrauch

3,446,298 05/26/1969 Weighing Apparatus

William E. Cory; Melvin A. Schrader

3,159,227 11/30/1964 Weighing Apparatus

Seymour H. Raskin; Frank G. Vitiello

3,921,533 11/24/1975 Wheel Assembly for a Vehicle Moving through a Tubular Conduit

Freddy R. Szenasi; Richard M. Baldwin

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.

8,593,644 11/25/2013 White Light Optical Profilometer for Measuring Complex Surfaces

Dorel Marius Necsoiu; Joseph N. Mitchell; Jason O. Burkholder; William T. Gressick

40,129 03/03/2008 Wide Bandwidth Multi-Mode Antenna

Thomas J. Warnagiris

6,339,409 01/14/2002 Wide Bandwidth Multi-Mode Antenna

Thomas J. Warnagiris

8,466,406 06/17/2013 Wide-Angle Laser Signal Sensor Having a 360 Degree Field of View in a a Horizontal Plane and a Positive 90 Degree Field of View in a Vertical Plante

Paul B. Hvass; Michael J. McFadden

5,740,602 04/20/1998 Wire Harness Assembly System

Eric C. Peterson; Alex H. Damalas; Glynn R. Bartlett; Steven B. Farmer; Leslie B. Hoffman; Tak Kameoka; Horace H. Wacaser; Paul B. Wood