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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
3,357,170 12/04/1967 Railroad Track Weight Detector

William E. Cory; Jack B. Johnson

3,360,907 01/01/1968 Apparatus for Cleaning Air Filters

John M. Clark, Jr.; Robinson W. Brown; Ross F. Meriwether

3,379,970 04/22/1968 Magnetic Crack Detector for Ferromagnetic Tubing

Felix N. Kusenberger; Herman F. Barsun; Joseph W. Fogwell

3,389,194 06/17/1968 Encapsulation-Submerged Nozzle

George R. Somerville

3,395,564 08/05/1968 Elastomeric Strain Module & Method of Calibration

Leonard W. Rastrelli; Eugene L. Anderson

3,412,243 11/18/1968 X-ray Apparatus for Measuring Internal Strains in an Elastomeric Body Having Spaced Embedded Therein

Russell D. Williams; Eugene L. Anderson; Leonard U. Rastrelli

3,425,399 02/03/1969 Stratified Charge Gas Engine

Raymond G. Ward; Julius E. Witzky

3,427,872 02/17/1969 Method & System for Investigating the Stress Condition of Magnetic Materials

Richard W. Leep; Richard L. Pasley

3,431,551 03/03/1969 Depth Measuring Ultrasonic Transceiver

William L. Rollwitz; Harvey S. Benson

3,436,538 03/31/1969 Method of Measuring Fissionable Material Content of Fuels

Demetrios L. Basdekas