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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
9,218,529 12/21/2015 3-D Imaging Sensor Based Location Estimation

Christopher L. Lewis; William C. Flannigan; Michael O. Blanton; Douglas A. Brooks

4,409,899 10/17/1983 Acoustic Amplitude-Doppler Target Ranging System

Samuel J. Tomlinson, Sr

4,408,533 10/10/1983 Acoustic Amplitude-Threshold Target Ranging System

Thomas E. Owen; Sidney A. Suhler; Wendell R. Peters

4,408,160 10/03/1983 Acoustic Barkhausen Stress Detector Apparatus & Method

James D. King; Gary L. Burkhardt; George A. Matzkanin; John R. Barton

4,893,631 01/15/1990 Active Element Selection for Continuous Blood Pressure Monitor Transducer

Dennis J. Wenzel; Dean C. Winter; Kevin S. Honeyager

5,771,683 06/29/1998 Active Porous Medium Aftertreatment Control System

Cynthia Chaffin Webb

8,904,768 12/08/2014 Adaptive Desulfation and Regeneration Methods for Lean Nox Trap

Qilong Lu; Shizuo Sasaki; Yiqun Huang

5,321,410 06/13/1994 Adaptive Doppler DF System

Jackie E. Hipp; William G. Guion

11,338,455 05/24/2022 Adaptive Dress Pack Manager for Robotic Arm

Cody Eli Bressler; Cody Michael Porter; Branson Patrick Brockschmidt

7,991,533 08/01/2011 Adaptive Reductant Dosing and Emission Control Strategies

Yiqun Huang