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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
4,221,597 09/09/1980 Additive for Improved Performance of Silicate Cement

William A. Mallow

5,474,849 12/12/1995 Adhesive Composition, Carbon-Carbon Composite Structures Prepared Therewith and Method of Forming Same

Rene Graef;Stuart T. Schwab;David C. Paquette

5,850,285 12/18/1998 Advanced Missile Approach Warning System (AMAWS) and Stealth (Low Observables) Detection Based On Exploitation of Quantum Effects

Ralph H. Hill Jr.;James R. Keys

5,526,796 06/18/1996 Air Assisted Fuel Injector with Timed Air Pulsing

Evan Scott Guy;Robert H. Thring

4,569,484 02/11/1986 Air Blast Type Coal Slurry Fuel Injector

Ramkrishna G. Phatak

3,680,287 08/01/1972 Air Filter

Charles D. Wood;S.A. Olsen;Jimmie C. Potter

7,512,479 03/31/2009 Air Fraction Estimation for Internal combustion Engines with Dual-Loop EGR Systems

Jummin Wang

3,600,116 08/17/1971 Air-Control System for Apparatus Displacing Material by Combustive Explosions

John M. Clark;Allan R. Nye;Charles D. Wood

8,557,956 10/15/2013 Aligned Polymers Including Bonded Substrates

Xingguo Cheng; Vasiliki Z. Poenitzsch

4,948,912 08/14/1990 Alkylating Agents and Method of Use Thereof

Robert E. Lyle, Jr.;Donald J. Mangold;Nolie F. Swynnerton