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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
4,768,481 09/05/1988 Process and Engine Using Compression Ignition of a Homogeneous Fuel-Air Mixture

Charles D. Wood

4,775,548 10/03/1988 Method of Producing Ceramic Composition Having Low Friction Coefficient at High Operating Temperatures

James Lankford

4,779,626 10/24/1988 Method and Apparatus for Compensating for Transducer Position in Blood Pressure Monitoring System

Harry H. Peel; James M. Burkes

4,784,154 11/14/1988 Interference Resistant Biomedical Transducer

Donald J. Shirley; Merle E. Converse

4,790,326 12/12/1988 Method and Apparatus for Determining Pulse Rate

Bruce C. Mather; William C. Fox; Harry H. Peel; Dennis J. Wenzel

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