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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
10,107,564 10/23/2018 Thermal Energy Storage System Comprising Encapsulated Phase Change Material

Anoop Kumar Mathur; Rajan Babu Kasetty; James D. Oxley

10,081,605 09/25/2018 Synthesis of Cyclocreatine and Analogs Thereof

William R. Cantrell Jr.; William E. Bauta 

10,075,813 09/11/2018 Method and System for Monitoring a Mobile Asset

Paul Struhsaker; Nicholas Cianos; Chenchen Jimmy Li

10,073,066 09/11/2018 Non-Contact Magnetostrictive Sensor for Guided Wave Monitoring of Wireropes or Other Solid Ferrous Objects without Ferromagnetic Coupling

Sergey A. Vinogradov; Glenn M. Light

10,054,083 08/21/2018 Internal Combustion Engine Having Six Cylinders with Two of the Cylindersbeing Dedicated EGR Cylinders Controlled with Dual EGR Valve

Martin Selway; Ian Paul Gilbert; Marc C. Megel

10,048,165 08/14/2018 Two-Directional Radial Load and Misalignment Testing Device

Peter M. Lee; Kevin L. Hoag; Riccardo Meldolesi; Anthony Perkins; John W. Miller

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

10,001,436 07/19/2018 In-Situ Measurement of Corrosion in Buried Pipelines Using Vertically Measured Pip-to-Soil Potential

Pavan K. Shukla; Biswajit Dasgupta

9,995,206 06/12/2018 Intake Air Boost System for Two-Cycle Engine Having Turbo-Supercharger

John C. Hedrick; Steven G. Fritz

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