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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
4,598,290 06/30/1986 Fiber Optic Penetrator for Offshore Oil Well Exploration and Production

Jerry C. Collins; Charles P. Warner; Jerry A. Henkener; Rolf Glauser

4,599,680 07/07/1986 Packaging Arrangement for Spacecraft Computer

William C. Gibson; William M. Tomlinson; Eugene T. Goldstein; George A. Ferguson

4,600,052 07/14/1986 Compact Heat Exchanger

Charles D. Wood; Harvey S. Benson

4,608,991 09/01/1986 Method for In-Vivo NMR Measurements in the Human Breast to screen for Small Breast Cancer in an Otherwise Healthy Breast

William L. Rollwitz;

4,614,940 09/29/1986 Micropower DC Voltage indicator

Thomas H. Jaeckle

4,617,937 10/20/1986 Blood Pressure Monitoring System

Harry H. Peel; John S. Brisco; Mark E. Moczygemba; Robert L. Neatherlin; Brenda A. Sargent

4,629,987 12/15/1986 Method and Apparatus for Nuclear Magnetic Resonant Measurement of Flow Velocity

James D. King; Erroll S. Riewerts; William L. Rollwitz

4,638,251 01/19/1987 Method and Apparatus for Measuring Flow of Non-Homogeneous Material in Incompletely Filled Flow Channels

James D. King

4,651,311 03/16/1987 Electrodeless Spark Discharge Acoustic Pulse Transducer for Borehole Operation

Thomas E. Owen; Edgar C. Schroeder

4,652,876 03/23/1987 Remote Switch Position Determination Using Constant Current Signaling

Glenn T. Darilek