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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

10,927,121 02/23/2021 Technologies for Removing Residual Solvent from Nalmefene Hydrochloride and Producing Crystalline Nalmefene Hydrochloride Monohydrate, Monosolvate, or Crystalline Nalmefene Hydrochloride Dihydrate

William R. Cantrell, Jr.; Robert D. Gutierrez; Michael J. Rubal

10,945,262 03/08/2021 Communication Protocol Overlay

Chenchen Jimmy Li; Marvin Sojka; Paul Struhsaker

10,974,396 04/13/2021 Robotic System for Surface Treatment of Vehicles

Glynn R. Bartlett; Jeremy K. Zoss; William C. Flannigan; Peter Boeijink

10,988,724 04/27/2021 Three-Dimensional Bioreactor for Cell Expansion and Related Applications

Jian Ling; Jeffrey N. Harris; Michael J. Rubal

11,047,967 06/29/2021 Removal of Directwave High Frequency Signal for Ionospheric Sounder Return Processing

James H. Nixon; Brock A. Martin; John J. Signorotti; Robert G. Fenske, Jr.

11,079,493 08/03/2021 Determination of Integrity of Incoming Satellite Signals of Satellite Navigation System and Mitigation of Unwanted Signals

Thomas Howard Jaeckle

11,098,260 08/24/2021 Chemical Warfare Agents and Related Compounds as Fuel for Internal Combustion Engines

Darrel W. Johnston; Monica R. Medrano; Daniel Moreland; Michael MacNaughton; Matthew S. Blais; Jimell Erwin

11,118,873 09/14/2021 Strobed Illuminators (Dazzler) with Synchronized Imaging Optics

Andrew R. Moore; Omar D. Medjaouri; Joseph N. Mitchell; Trent Marshall Hejazi

11,121,463 09/14/2021 Van Atta Antenna Array with Patch Elements and Substrate Integrated Waveguide

Dorel Marius Necsoiu; Brad D. Moore; Emilio Martinez, Jr.