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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
4,559,610 12/16/1985 Gas Pumping System Analog

Cecil R. Sparks; Carl E. Edlund; Morton E. Brown

4,562,212 12/30/1985 Method for Repelling Birds Especially Woodpeckers

Samuel J. Tomlinson, Sr; Edward E. Dean; Leon M. Adams

4,565,095 01/20/1986 Sound Transducer Apparatus System and Method

Glenn M. Light; William R. Van der Veer

4,569,484 02/10/1986 Air Blast Type Coal Slurry Fuel Injector

Ramkrishna G. Phatak

4,570,745 02/17/1986 Method and Apparatus for Minimizing Pulsations in Fluid Transmission Systems

Cecil R. Sparks; Glenn Damewood

4,570,487 02/17/1986 Multibeam Satellite-Pulse Observation Technique for Characterizing Cracks in Bimetallic Coarse-Grained Component

George J. Gruber

4,573,013 02/24/1986 Magnetic Inspection of Reinforcing Steel Rods in Prestressed Concrete

Felix N. Kusenberger; John R. Barton; George A. Ferguson

4,577,337 03/17/1986 X-ray Fluorescence Testing of Laminate Structures

Glenn M. Light;

4,586,426 05/05/1986 Multi-Cylinder Piston Engine & Method of Operation Thereof

Edwin W. Dibrell; Glenn B. O'Neal; Wilbur A. Schaich

4,597,050 06/23/1986 Apparatus for Indicating Flow of Solid Material Into An Earth Moving Device

Harvey S. Benson;