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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 1,300 U.S. patents. As part of a long-held tradition, patent rights arising from sponsored research at the Institute are often 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
8,991,273 03/31/2015 Apparatus and Method for Inspecting High Voltage Insulators

Andrew John Phillips; Jason Cary Nave; Glynn Ray Bartlett; Cody Michael Porter;Ian Royappan Meinzen

7,501,814 03/10/2009 Apparatus and Method for Inspection of Aircraft Wing Attachment Fittings Using Electric Current Perturbation

Clinton J. Thwing;Gary L. Burkhardt

5,892,162 04/06/1999 Apparatus and Method for Inspection of Pipes and Tubes Using Guided Wave Probe

Robert L. Spinks;Joseph W. Brophy;Ronald H. Peterson

9,146,215 09/29/2015 Apparatus and Method for Inspection of Tubes in a Boiler

Hegeon Kwun; Matthew Capps; James Crane; Stanley M. Walker

6,382,032 05/07/2002 Apparatus and Method for Measuring Flow of Gas with Entrained Liquids

Gregory J. Hatton; Steven J. Svedeman

9,488,678 11/08/2016 Apparatus and Method for Measuring Geomagnetically Induced Currents (GIC) in High Voltage Transmission Conductors

Andrew J. Phillips; Richard Lordan; J. M. Major

6,873,746 03/29/2005 Apparatus and Method for Monitoring a Cable

Andrew H. Stewart; K. Arun Pandey; Glenn M. Light; Richard F. Tennis; Bernard A. Clairmont; Edward A. Bloom; Keith A. Bartels

6,212,944 04/10/2001 Apparatus and Method for Monitoring Engine Conditions Using Magnetostrictive Sensors

Hegeon Kwun;Cecil M. Teller; Roy C. Meyer;Kendall R. Swenson

5,767,766 06/16/1998 Apparatus and Method for Monitoring Vehicular Impacts Using Magnetostrictive Sensors

Hegeon Kwun;

5,092,305 03/03/1992 Apparatus and Method for Providing an Alternative Fuel System for Engines

Steven R. King