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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
31,575 04/30/1984 Sulfur Compounds and Method of Making Dame

Allen C. Ludwig; John M. Dale; Henry F. Frazier

4,290,816 09/21/1981 Sulfur Compounds & Method of Making Same

Allen C. Ludwig; John M. Dale; Henry F. Frazier

11,118,873 09/14/2021 Strobed Illuminators (Dazzler) with Synchronized Imaging Optics

Andrew R. Moore; Omar D. Medjaouri; Joseph N. Mitchell; Trent Marshall Hejazi

3,154,059 10/26/1964 Stratified Spark Ignition Internal Combustion Engine

Julius E. Witzky; John M. Clark, Jr.

5,094,204 03/09/1992 Stratified Charge Injection for Gas-Fueled Rotary Engines

Steven R. King

7,822,531 10/25/2010 Stratified Charge Gasoline Direct Injection Systems Using Exhaust Gas Recirculation

Terrence Francis Alger II; Charles Edward Roberts Jr.; Darius Mehta

3,425,399 02/03/1969 Stratified Charge Gas Engine

Raymond G. Ward; Julius E. Witzky

9,660,299 05/23/2017 Strain Measurement Based Battery Testing

Jeff Qiang Xu; Joe Steiber; Craig M. Wall; Robert Smith; Cheuk Ng

3,289,135 11/28/1966 Strain Gauges

Eugene L. Anderson; Leonard U. Rastrelli

5,947,063 09/06/1999 Stoichiometric Synthesis, Exhaust, and Natural-Gas Combustion Engine

Jack A. Smith; Daniel J. Podnar; James J. Cole; John T. Kubesh; Gordon J. Bartley