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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
7,252,684 08/06/2007 Ceramic in Replacement Components

Geoffrey Dearnaley

7,704,546 04/26/2010 Ceramic in Replacement Components

Geoffrey Dearnaley

4,892,849 01/08/1990 Ceramic Composition Having Low Friction Coefficient at High Operating Temperatures

James Lankford

5,900,590 05/03/1999 Centrifugal Measurement of Mass

Ruell Floyd Solberg, Jr.; Richard Lorenz

4,030,939 06/20/1977 Cement Composition

William A. Mallow

6,298,729 10/08/2001 Catalytic Converter Testing

Robert J. Locker; Constance B. Sawyer; Douglas J. Fox; James F. Unruh

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

7,828,708 11/08/2010 Case Erector and Sealer Apparatus

Jindai Huang; Alex Ching Hung Lau; Jeremy Zoss; Paul Avery

4,803,996 02/13/1989 Cardiovascular Monitor

H. Herbert Peel; Merle E. Converse; William H. McGinnis; Donald J. Shirley; John P. Prudhomme

6,007,491 12/27/1999 Cardiac Output Monitor Using Fuzzy Logic Blood Pressure Analysis

Jian Ling; Dean Winter; Brian Robey