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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
4,502,331 03/04/1985 Method for Ultrasonic Inspection of Turbine Disc Rims

Gurvinder P. Singh

4,503,393 03/04/1985 Method & Apparatus for Detecting Flaws in the Threaded End of an Elongate Member Using Electromagnetic Excitation and Automated Scanning Sensor

Felix N. Kusenberger; William D. Perry; Floyd A. Balter; Mark C. Moyer; Clifford W. Peterson; Cecil M. Teller

4,513,576 04/29/1985 Gas Pressure Operated Power Source

Edwin W. Dibrell; Charles D. Wood

4,514,691 04/29/1985 Baggage Inspection Apparatus & Method for Determining Presences of Explosives

Armando De Los Santos; James D. King; William L. Rollwitz; George A. Matzkanin; Phillip A. Hornung

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

Bryan D.C. Winn

4,524,466 06/24/1985 Continuous Rotation Reversible Pitch Axial Thrust Heart Pump

Charles W. Hall; Orin M. Anderson

4,525,645 06/24/1985 Cylindrical Bender-Tube Vibration Transducer

Donald J. Shirley; Thomas E. Owen

4,531,091 07/22/1985 Magnetic Inspection of Reinforcing Steel Using Sensor Array

Felix N. Kusenberger; Albert S. Lozano; Wilson B. Tarver

4,531,093 07/22/1985 Method & Apparatus for Coal Analysis & Flow Measurement

William L. Rollwitz;

4,536,711 08/19/1985 Method & Apparatus for Measuring Flow in a Pipe or Conduit

James D. King; Erroll S. Riewerts