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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.

Patents

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
8,583,346 11/11/2013 Closed Loop Control of Fuel Viscosity in Multi-Fuel Engine

Terrence F. Alger II

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

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

8,722,247 05/12/2014 Clathrate Allotropes for Rechargeable Batteries

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

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

Glenn T. Darilek

5,360,609 10/31/1994 Chlorine Dioxide Generating Polymer Packaging Films

Stephen T. Wellinghoff

8,379,198 02/18/2013 Chiral Plasmonic Structures for Mediating Chemical Transformation and Detection of Molecules with Spatial Chirality

Michael A. Miller; Diana L. Strickland

6,930,254 08/15/2005 Chemically-Doped Composite Insulator for Early Detection of Potential Failures Due to Exposure of the Fiberglass Rod

Andrew J. Philips; Ralph H. Hill Jr.; Mary C. Marshall; Joseph N. Mitchell; Stephen J. Hudak Jr.

11,098,260 08/24/2021 Chemical Warfare Agents and Related Compounds as Fuel for Internal Combustion Engines

Darrel W. Johnston; Monica R. Medrano; Daniel Moreland; Michael MacNaughton; Matthew S. Blais; Jimell Erwin

5,861,701 01/18/1999 Charged-Particle Powered Battery

Robert D. Young; John P. Hageman; Glenn M. Light; Stephen W. Seale, Jr.

4,523,294 06/10/1985 Character Spaced Justification Method & Apparatus

Bryan D.C. Winn