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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
4,654,813 03/30/1987 Electronic Square Root Error Indicator

Carl E. Edlund; Cecil R. Sparks

4,655,434 04/06/1987 Energy Absorbing Guardrail Terminal

Maurice E. Bronstad

4,663,067 05/04/1987 Transient Soil Erosion & Evaporation Palliative Composition and Method

William A. Mallow; Robert P. Wood

4,668,413 05/25/1987 Preservative Oil for Metal Surfaces and Method

Alan A. Johnston; John P. Cuellar

4,675,604 06/22/1987 Computerized and Motorized Electromagnetic Flux Leakage Internal Diameter Tubular Inspection Device

Mark C. Moyer; William D. Perry; H. Stanley Silvus, Jr.; William C. Gibson; Felix N. Kusenberger

4,678,166 07/06/1987 Eccentric Loader Guardrail Terminal

Maurice E. Bronstad; James H. Hatton, Jr.; Leonard C. Meczkowski

4,686,941 08/17/1987 Turbulence Generator for Two-Stroke Spark-Assisted Diesel Engines

Susumu Ariga

4,689,569 08/24/1987 Directional Antenna System for Use in a Borehole Incorporating Antenna Dipole Elements

Bob M. Duff

4,695,840 09/21/1987 Remote Switch Position Determination Using Duty Cycle Modulation

Glenn T. Darilek

4,697,166 09/28/1987 Method and Apparatus for Coupling Transceiver to Power Line Carrier

Thomas J. Warnagiris; William H. McGinnis