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 1,300 U.S. patents. As part of a long-held tradition, patent rights arising from sponsored research at the Institute are often 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
4,406,706 09/27/1983 Yellow Colorant Composition and Paints Utilizing the Same

John M. Dale

4,577,337 03/18/1986 X-ray Fluorescence Testing of Laminate Structures

Glenn M. Light;

3,412,243 11/19/1968 X-ray Apparatus for Measuring Internal Strains in an Elastomeric Body Having Spaced Embedded Therein

Russell D. Williams;Eugene L. Anderson;Leonard U. Rastrelli

8,535,282 09/17/2013 Wound Healing Sensor Techniques

Heather S. Hanson; Nitin Nitin

7,504,992 03/17/2009 Wireless System Using Continuous Wave Phase Measurement for High-Precision Distance Measurement

Michael E. Pilcher Jr.; Brian E. Campion; Ben A. Abbott

5,740,602 04/21/1998 Wire Harness Assembly System

Eric C. Peterson;Alex H. Damalas;Glynn R. Bartlett;Steven B. Farmer;Leslie B. Hoffman;Tak Kameoka;Horace H. Wacaser;Paul B. Wood

8,466,406 06/18/2013 Wide-Angle Laser Signal Sensor Having a 360 Degree Field of View in a a Horizontal Plane and a Positive 90 Degree Field of View in a Vertical Plante

Paul B. Hvass; Michael J. McFadden

40,129 03/04/2008 Wide Bandwidth Multi-Mode Antenna

Thomas J. Warnagiris

6,339,409 01/15/2002 Wide Bandwidth Multi-Mode Antenna

Thomas J. Warnagiris

8,593,644 11/26/2013 White Light Optical Profilometer for Measuring Complex Surfaces

Dorel Marius Necsoiu; Joseph N. Mitchell; Jason O. Burkholder; William T. Gressick