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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
9,216,222 12/21/2015 Isoamyl Nitrite Formulations

Albert M. Zwiener; Kenneth H. Carson; Joseph A. McDonough; Norma L. Cantu; Sandra J. Drabik; Andrew P-Z. Clark; Paul M. Thompson; Richard Michael Corbett

9,216,181 12/21/2015 BMP-2 Upregulating Compounds for Healing Bone Tissue and Screening Methods for Selecting Such Compounds

Jorge Gianny Rossini

9,206,769 12/07/2015 Internal Combustion Engine Having Dedicated EGR Cylinder With Intake Separate from Intake of Main Cylinders

Robert W. Burrahm

9,200,599 11/30/2015 Internal Combustion Engine Having Dual EGR Loops (Dedicated EGR Loop and Low Pressure EGR Loop) and Dual Cylinder Intake Ports

Raphael Gukelberger; Jess W. Gingrich

9,181,980 11/09/2015 Fluid Bearings with Adjustable Frictional Load Characteristics

Charles E. Roberts Jr.

9,170,239 10/27/2015 Magnetostrictive Sensor Having Crimped Magnetostrictive Strip for High Temperature Operation

Sergey A. Vinogradov; Hegeon Kwun

9,164,514 10/19/2015 Cooperative Perimeter Patrol System and Method

Paul A. Avery; Samuel E. Slocum; Jerry A. Towler

9,162,983 10/19/2015 Reactivators of Organophosphorous Inhibited Acetylcholinesterase

William E. Bauta; William R. Cantrell Jr.; Michael W. Tidwell

9,162,280 10/19/2015 Hybrid Ceramic/Sand Core for Casting Metal Engine Parts with Passages or Holes Having a Cross Section Too Small for Sand Casting

Barry E. Westmoreland; Douglas A. McKee; Marc C. Megel; Mark A. Tussing; Thomas E. Reinhart; David P. Branyon

9,146,215 09/28/2015 Apparatus and Method for Inspection of Tubes in a Boiler

Hegeon Kwun; Matthew Capps; James Crane; Stanley M. Walker