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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
4,525,645 06/24/1985 Cylindrical Bender-Tube Vibration Transducer

Donald J. Shirley; Thomas E. Owen

4,524,466 06/24/1985 Continuous Rotation Reversible Pitch Axial Thrust Heart Pump

Charles W. Hall; Orin M. Anderson

4,531,093 07/22/1985 Method & Apparatus for Coal Analysis & Flow Measurement

William L. Rollwitz;

4,531,091 07/22/1985 Magnetic Inspection of Reinforcing Steel Using Sensor Array

Felix N. Kusenberger; Albert S. Lozano; Wilson B. Tarver

4,536,711 08/19/1985 Method & Apparatus for Measuring Flow in a Pipe or Conduit

James D. King; Erroll S. Riewerts

4,542,344 09/26/1985 Detecting Buried Pipeline Depth & Location with Electromagnetic Triangulation

Glenn T. Darilek; Edward H. Cooper

4,543,930 09/30/1985 Staged Direct Injection Diesel Engine

Quentin A. Baker

4,545,820 10/07/1985 Soil Stabilizer & Method for Stabilizing Soil

William A. Mallow

4,546,924 10/14/1985 Fuel Injector

Knut L. Winquist

4,546,735 10/14/1985 Valve Actuator

Glenn B. O'Neal