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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
7,123,149 10/16/2006 Tagging and Tracking System for Assets and Personnel of a Commercial Enterprise

Brent M. Nowak; Michael F. Milam; Myron L. Moodie; Kenneth A. Oleson; Michael J. Lake; Sandra G. Dykes; Larry D. Canady; Charles A. Poer; John E. Fike Jr.

9,689,802 07/14/2017 Systems, Methods and Apparatus for Analysis of Multiphase Fluid Mixture in Pipelines

Leonardo J. Caseres; James F. Dante

9,772,777 09/26/2017 Systems and Methods for Improved Access to Flash Memory Devices

Michael A. Koets; Larry T. McDaniel III; Miles R. Darnell

9,031,336 05/11/2015 Systems and Methods for Hybrid Compression of Spectral Image Data

Craig E. DeForest

8,486,545 07/15/2013 Systems and Methods for Flaw Detection and Monitoring at Elevated Temperatures with Wireless Communication Using Surface Embedded, Monolithically Integrated, Thin-Film, Magnetically Actuated Sensors, and Methods for Fabricating the Sensors

Bruce R. Lanning; Glenn M. Light; Stephen J. Hudak Jr.; James A. Moryl

7,686,233 03/29/2010 Systems and Methods for Dispensing an Anti-Traction, Mobility Denial Material

Cliff J. Scribner; Geronimo I. Elias Jr.

7,186,443 03/05/2007 Systems and Methods for Dispensing an Anti-Traction, Mobility Denial Material

Cliff J. Scribner; Geronimo I. Elias Jr.

7,288,945 10/29/2007 Systems and Methods for Detection of Dielectric Change in Material and Structure

Robert E. Martinez; Stephen A. Cerwin; Todd H. Goyen

6,742,328 05/31/2004 Systems and Methods for Controlling Diesel Engine Emissions

Cynthia C. Webb; Patrick A. Weber; Magdi K. Khair

6,662,130 12/08/2003 Systems and Methods for Calibrating a Distorted Signal with Another Signal of Known Calibration

Harry Herbert Peel III; Keith Alan Bartels