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 1,400 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
3,755,825 09/03/1973 Artificial Heart Consisting of a Biventricular Pump with Control Mechanisms for Total Replacement of Human Heart

Michael E. DeBakey; William Hall

3,756,416 09/03/1973 Apparatus Having a Filter Panel Disposed Across a Fluid Passageway

Charles D. Wood

3,752,240 08/13/1973 Method of and Apparatus for Providing an Impact to a Vehicled Carried Penetrating Tool

Charles D. Wood; John M. Clark

3,750,837 08/06/1973 Explosive Seismic Energy Source with Quick Release Valve

Charles D. Wood

3,746,971 07/16/1973 Sampling Spinning Cell for NMR of Flowing Systems

William H. Storey, Jr.; Daniel A. Montalvo

3,744,018 07/02/1973 Method of and Apparatus for Producing a Repetitive Seismic Impulse

Charles D. Wood

3,741,898 06/25/1973 Foamed Product from Sodium Silicate and Process of Manufacture Thereof

William A. Mallow; Richard A. Owen; Ethelbert J. Baker, Jr.

3,729,699 04/23/1973 Underwater Wet Electrical Connector

Edward M. Briggs; William E. Oakey; Rodgers E. Rimmer

3,703,886 11/27/1972 Pumpless Stratified Charge Gas Engine

Julius E. Witzky

3,680,287 07/31/1972 Air Filter

Charles D. Wood; S.A. Olsen; Jimmie C. Potter