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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
9,040,080 05/25/2015 Processing of Heat-Sensitive Active Agents

Hong Dixon; Joseph A. McDonough

9,031,336 05/11/2015 Systems and Methods for Hybrid Compression of Spectral Image Data

Craig E. DeForest

9,030,784 05/25/2015 Micro-Structure Particles for Load Bearing Bone Growth

Daniel P. Nicolella; Nitin Nitin; Heather S. Hanson; Kwai S. Chan

9,028,873 05/11/2015 Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery to the Central Nervous System

Joseph A. McDonoug; Hong Dixon; Larry A. Cabell

9,027,333 05/11/2015 Soot Pre-Loading of Particulate Matter Aftertreatment Devices as Means for Reducing Hydrocarbon Emissions During Cold Start

Gary D. Neely; Darius Mehta

9,015,007 04/20/2015 Sensor Array Processor with Multichannel Reconstruction from Random Array Sampling

Ryan B. Casey; Christopher B. Smith

8,996,282 03/30/2015 Fueling Systems, Methods and Apparatus for an Internal Combustion Engine

Shizuo Sasaki; Vikram N. Iyengar; Jayant V. Sarlashkar; Gary D. Neely

8,996,281 03/30/2015 Catalyst Light-Off for Turbocharged Internal Combustion Engine Having Dedicated EGR Cylinder(s)

Jess W. Gingrich; Terrence F. Alger II

8,996,036 03/30/2015 Autonomous Location of Objects in a Mobile Reference Frame

John G. Whipple; Theodore R. Wilmes; Brian K. Anderson

8,993,165 03/30/2015 Clathrate Allotropes for Rechargeable Batteries

Michael A. Miller; Kwai S. Chan; Wuwei Liang; Candace K. Chan