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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
5,895,359 04/19/1999 System and Method for Correcting a Living Subject's Measured Blood Pressure

H. Herbert Peel III

7,155,107 12/25/2006 System and Method for Detection of Fiber Optic Cable Using Static and Induced Charge

Jerome A. Helffrich; Glenn M. Light; Clinton J. Thwing

7,497,077 03/02/2009 System and Method for Dispensing an Aqueous Urea Solution into an Exhaust Gas Stream

Lee G. Dodge; Paul H. Kunkel

10,940,698 03/09/2021 System and Method for High Accuracy Printing on a 3D Surface

Christopher L. Lewis, Matthew M. Robinson, Paul T. Evans, Peter Boeijink, Branson P. Brockschmidt

5,865,756 02/01/1999 System and Method for Identifying and Correcting Abnormal Oscillometric Pulse Waves

Harry H. Peel, III

7,038,444 05/01/2006 System and Method for In-Line Stress Measurement by Continuous Barkhausen Method

Alfred E. Crouch; Gary L. Burkhardt

7,573,369 08/10/2009 System and Method for Interrogating and Locating a Transponder Relative to a Zone-of-Interest

Ralph E. Hayles, Jr.; James A. Moryl

5,660,617 08/25/1997 System and Method for Maintaining Multiphase Flow With Minimal Solids Degradation

Gregory John Hatton

6,775,625 08/09/2004 System and Method for Nondestructive Testing Simulation

Gary L. Burkhardt; Jay L. Fisher; Eric C. Peterson

8,267,853 09/17/2012 System and Method for Overlaying Ultrasound Imagery on a Laparoscopic Camera Display

James Brian Fisher; Steven P. Bowers; Kent R. Van Sickle; Warren Carl Couvillion Jr.; Robert D. Wright; Jeremy W. Cannon