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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
5,767,766 06/15/1998 Apparatus and Method for Monitoring Vehicular Impacts Using Magnetostrictive Sensors

Hegeon Kwun;

5,092,305 03/02/1992 Apparatus and Method for Providing an Alternative Fuel System for Engines

Steven R. King

6,796,165 09/27/2004 Apparatus and Method for Real-Time Measurement of Mass, Size and Number of Solid Particles of Particulate Matter in Engine Exhaust

Imad Said Abdul-Khalek

5,875,743 03/01/1999 Apparatus and Method for Reducing Emissions in a Dual Combustion Mose Diesel Engine

Daniel W. Stewart (formerly Daniel W. Dickey)

7,788,901 09/06/2010 Apparatus and Method for Regenerating Exhaust Treatment Devices

Yiqun Huang

5,920,976 07/12/1999 Apparatus and Method for Remotely Sealing a Damaged Pipe

Stephen Cecil Grigory; Jesse Abergo Villarreal; Jeffrey Gene Wright; Donald Wade Johnson

9,869,229 01/16/2018 Apparatus and Method for Removal of Gas Phase Artifacts from Engine Exhaust During Testing

Imad Said Abdul-Khalek

5,954,095 09/20/1999 Apparatus and Method for Sealing a Damaged Pipe

Stephen Cecil Grigory; Jess Abergo Villarreal; Jeffrey Gene Wright; Donald Wade Johnson

8,747,631 06/09/2014 Apparatus and Method Utilizing a Double Glow Discharge Plasma for Sputter Cleaning

Ronghua Wei; Edward Langa; Sabrina L. Lee

8,783,090 07/21/2014 Apparatus and methods for determination of total and solid carbon content of engine exhaust

Qiang Wei; Imad Said Abdul-Khalek