Advanced science.  Applied technology.


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
4,424,571 01/02/1984 Reciprocating Compressor Analog

Carl E. Edlund

4,424,867 01/09/1984 Heat Hardening Sealant-Gel for Flexible Couplings

William A. Mallow

4,425,808 01/16/1984 Thin Film Strain Transducer

James L. Rand

4,429,371 01/30/1984 Relative Horsepower Indicator

Morton E. Brown

4,431,447 02/13/1984 Corrosion Resistant Weld Overlay Cladding Alloy & Weld Deposit

Wilbur R. Schick

4,435,984 03/12/1984 Ultrasonic Multiple-Beam Technique for Detecting Cracks in Bimetallic or Coarse-Grained Materials

George J. Gruber

4,439,249 03/26/1984 Automated Cutting of Plate Steel

Gurvinder P. Singh; William D. Jolly

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

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

4,451,178 05/28/1984 Method for Dispersing or Arresting Lava Flow

Wilfred E. Baker; Joseph Sperrozza; James C.C. Liu

4,467,283 08/20/1984 Electrical Geophysical Exploration System with Addressable Current Probes

Thomas E. Owen; Glenn T. Darilek; Wendell R. Peters; Edward L. Bryan