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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
8,734,027 05/26/2014 Coupling Field Adapter

Jeremy K. Zoss; Thomas E. Lyons Jr.; Richard L. Simmons

10,385,771 08/20/2019 Crank Pin Offset in Dedicated Exhaust Gas Engines

Raphael Gukelberger; Steve H. Alamaraz

8,151,747 04/09/2012 Crescent-Shaped Recess in Piston of a Split-Cycle Engine

Ford Allen Phillips

5,880,378 03/08/1999 Critical Flow Venturi With Variable and Continuous Range

Kendricks A. Behring, II

8,833,315 09/15/2014 Crossover Passage Sizing for Split-Cycle Engine

Ford Allen Phillips

7,756,692 07/12/2010 Crowd Behavior Modeling Method and System

Thomas G. Glass III; Arthur N. Rasmussen; John D. Micheletti

4,335,345 06/14/1982 Current Limiting Circuit for Switching Regulator

Merle E. Converse

4,406,500 09/26/1983 Cutting Assembly Including Expanding Wall Segments of Auger

Martin B. Treuhaft; Michael S. Oser

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

8,544,450 09/30/2013 Cylinder Head Sleeve for a Fuel Injector or Ignitor of an Engine

Marc C. Megel; Mark A. Tussing; Barry E. Westmoreland