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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
7,422,607 09/08/2008 Anti-Calcification Treatments for Heart Valves and Vascular Grafts

Henry W. Oviatt; Neal K. Vail

7,625,848 11/30/2009 Anti-Traction Compositions

Ronald J. Mathis; Mary C. Massey; Nicholle K. Reinhardt; Errol M. Brigance; Geronimo I. Elias; Dennis S. Rushforth

7,405,184 07/28/2008 Anti-traction, mobility denial methods and products

Ronald J. Mathis; Mary C. Marshall; Nicholle K. Reinhardt; Errol M. Brigance; Geronimo I. Elias Jr.; Kenneth R. Collins

4,165,649 08/27/1979 Apparatus & Method for Ultrasonic Inspection of Highly Attenuative Materials

Amos S. Greer, Jr.

6,581,014 06/16/2003 Apparatus and Method for Analysis of Guided Ultrasonic Waves

James A. Sills; Christian J. Schwartz

8,899,020 12/01/2014 Apparatus and Method for Assisting Selective Catalytic Reduction

Rijing Zhan

6,348,177 02/18/2002 Apparatus and Method for Bypassing Sulfur Dioxide Around an Aftreatment Device in an Exhaust Gas Aftreatment System

Gordon J. Bartley; Magdi Khair

5,401,322 03/27/1995 Apparatus and Method for Cleaning Articles Utilizing Supercritical and Near Supercritical Fluids

Mary C. Marshall

5,832,880 11/09/1998 Apparatus and Method for Controlling Homogenous Charge Compression Ignition Combustion in Diesel Engines

Daniel W. Stewart (formerly Daniel W. Dickey)

7,654,246 02/01/2010 Apparatus and Method for Controlling Transient Operation of an Engine Operating in a Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition Combustion Mode

Junmin Wang; Christopher J. Chadwell