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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 1,300 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
8,938,948 01/27/2015 Diesel Engine Exhaust Aftertreatment System and Method of Operation

Charles E. Roberts Jr.;Christopher J. Chadwell

8,942,964 01/27/2015 Optical State Estimation and Simulation Environment for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

George T. McWilliams III; Kevin J. Alley; Christopher I. Mentzer

8,941,287 01/27/2015 Method and Device for Long-Term Monitoring of Components Using Guided Waves

Sergey A. Vinogradov; Hegeon Kwun; Glenn M. Light

8,910,619 12/16/2014 Enhanced Combustion for Spark Ignition Engine Using Electromagnetic Energy Coupling

Jess W. Gingrich; Terrence F. Alger II; Charles E. Roberts Jr.

8,906,551 12/09/2014 Alloys of Clathrate Allotropes for Rechargeable Batteries

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

8,904,768 12/09/2014 Adaptive Desulfation and Regeneration Methods for Lean Nox Trap

Qilong Lu; Shizuo Sasaki; Yiqun Huang

8,899,020 12/02/2014 Apparatus and Method for Assisting Selective Catalytic Reduction

Rijing Zhan

8,903,633 12/02/2014 Control System for Internal Combustion Engine

Shizuo Sasaki; Jayant Sarlashkar; Gary D. Neely

8,899,016 12/02/2014 Integrated WGS/ECD Exhaust Treatment Device for Internal Combustion Engine Having an EGR Loop

Jess W. Gingrich; Steven H. Almaraz

8,900,610 12/02/2014 Biocidal Fibrous and Film Materials Comprising Silver and Chlorite Ions

Stephen T. Wellinghoff