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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
10,900,476 01/26/2021 Natural Gas Reciprocating Compressor

Klaus Brun; Jason C. Wilkes

10,895,554 01/19/2021 Flexible Eddy Current Test Probe Using a Shape-Memory Alloy for Surface Conformance

Jonathan D. Bartlett; Albert J. Parvin, Jr.

10,859,040 12/08/2020 Internal Combustion Engine Having Catalyzed Heat Exchanger for Steam Reformation and Delivery of Hydrogen to a Fuel Cell

Cary A. Henry; Robert T. Henderson; Graham T. Conway

10,851,738 12/01/2020 Internal Combustion Engine Having Dedicated EGR Cylinder(s) and Improved Fuel Pump System

Raphael Gukelberger; Garrett L. Anderson

10,844,744 11/24/2020 Double Wall Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Turboexapnder

Jason C. Wikes

10,830,668 11/10/2020 Engine Vibration Imager

Craig M. Wall; Peter M. Lee

10,828,889 11/10/2020 Printing Using An Externally Generated Reference

William C. Flannigan; Glynn R. Bartlett; Cody E. Bressler

10,810,330 10/20/2020 Integrated Modeling and Simulation of Formation and Well Performance

Rob Early; Oktay Metin Gokdemir; Christopher J. Freitas; Nathan F. Andrews; Nicholas J. Mueschke; Rhandy Regulacion

10,801,464 10/13/2020 Microwave Enhanced Combustion with Dynamic Frequency, Power and Timing Control and with Transmission Coefficient for Power Feedback

Yilun Luo; Scott R. Hotz; Terrence F. Alger; Robert T. Coppersmith, III

10,781,786 09/22/2020 Microwave Enhanced Combustion with Feedback Frequency Control for Dynamic Impedance Matching

Terrence F. Alger, II; Yilun Luo; Scott R. Hotz; Ronnie E. Randolph