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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
8,899,207 12/01/2014 Cylinder Head for an Engine

Marc C. Megel; Mark A. Tussing; Barry E. Westmoreland; Douglas A. McKee; Riccardo Meldolesi; Gareth Roberts

8,899,020 12/01/2014 Apparatus and Method for Assisting Selective Catalytic Reduction

Rijing Zhan

8,899,016 12/01/2014 Integrated WGS/ECD Exhaust Treatment Device for Internal Combustion Engine Having an EGR Loop

Jess W. Gingrich; Steven H. Almaraz

8,895,115 11/24/2014 Method for Producing an Ionized Vapor Deposition Coating

Vladimir Gorokhovsky

8,893,687 11/24/2014 Fuel Injection Strategy for Internal Combustion Engine Having Dedicated EGR Cylinders

Jess W. Gingrich; Terrence F. Alger II; Raphael Gukelberger

8,869,592 10/27/2014 Two Stage Thermal Modulator for Gas Chromatography with Thermally Matched Grounding Point

Timothy G. Brockwell

8,858,959 10/13/2014 Gel Vaccine Delivery System for Treating Poultry

Mark C. Jenkins; Raymond H. Fetterer; Joseph T. Persyn

8,857,381 10/13/2014 Process and System for Controlling Effective Compression Ratios in an Engine Cylinder

Charles Edward Roberts Jr.

8,857,154 10/13/2014 Exhaust Aftertreatment for NOX-Containing Exhaust from an Internal Combustion Engine

Darius Mehta

8,838,273 09/15/2014 System for Autonomously Dispensing Media on Large Scale Surfaces

Paul Hvass; Paul Thomas Evans