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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
9,651,086 05/16/2017 Brush Damper Rings for Radial Fluid Bearing

Aaron M. Rimpel

2,535,099 12/25/1950 Brush Puller

Thomas Slick

4,828,620 05/08/1989 Calcination of Calcium Carbonate and Blends Thereof

William A. Mallow; Jerome J. Dziuk, Jr.

10,048,217 08/14/2018 Calibrated Volume Displacement Apparatus and Method for Direct Measurement of Specific Heat of a Gas

Klaus Brun; Sarah B. Simons; Jefferey A. Bennett

6,968,727 11/28/2005 Calibration Method and Device for Long Range Guided Wave Inspection of Piping

Hegeon Kwun; Sang-Young Kim; Glenn M. Light

9,963,781 05/08/2018 Carbon Nanotubes Grown on Nanostructured Flake Substrates and Methods for Production Therof

Howard K. Schmidt; Robert H. Hauge; Cary L. Pint; Sean T. Pheasant; Kent E. Coulter

6,007,491 12/27/1999 Cardiac Output Monitor Using Fuzzy Logic Blood Pressure Analysis

Jian Ling; Dean Winter; Brian Robey

4,803,996 02/13/1989 Cardiovascular Monitor

H. Herbert Peel; Merle E. Converse; William H. McGinnis; Donald J. Shirley; John P. Prudhomme

7,828,708 11/08/2010 Case Erector and Sealer Apparatus

Jindai Huang; Alex Ching Hung Lau; Jeremy Zoss; Paul Avery

8,996,281 03/30/2015 Catalyst Light-Off for Turbocharged Internal Combustion Engine Having Dedicated EGR Cylinder(s)

Jess W. Gingrich; Terrence F. Alger II