Advanced science.  Applied technology.


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
4,791,811 12/19/1988 Deposit Thickness Measurement

James G. Barbee

4,796,636 01/09/1989 Noninvasive Reflectance Oximeter

Ronald L. Branstetter; Reuben W. Edgar

4,798,870 01/16/1989 Reactive Surface for Decontamination

Robert E. Lyle, Jr.; Henry F. Hamil

4,800,892 01/30/1989 Apparatus for Inflating Cuff for Blood Pressure Monitoring System

William D. Perry; Donald H. Heihn; H. Herbert Peel

4,801,411 01/30/1989 Method and Apparatus for Producing Monosize Ceramic Particles

Stephen T. Wellinghoff; Thomas E. Owen

4,802,762 02/06/1989 Optical Inspection of Polymer-Based Materials

Ralph H. Hill

4,803,996 02/13/1989 Cardiovascular Monitor

H. Herbert Peel; Merle E. Converse; William H. McGinnis; Donald J. Shirley; John P. Prudhomme

4,808,889 02/27/1989 Circuit for Fluorescent Light Power Supply in a Borehole Television Probe

Glenn T. Darilek

4,813,231 03/20/1989 Engine Exhaust After-Treatment Device

Bruce B. Bykowski

4,828,620 05/08/1989 Calcination of Calcium Carbonate and Blends Thereof

William A. Mallow; Jerome J. Dziuk, Jr.