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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 1,300 U.S. patents. As part of a long-held tradition, patent rights arising from sponsored research at the Institute are often 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
4,160,386 07/10/1979 Ultrasonic Inspection System Including Apparatus and Method for Tracking and Recording the Location of and Inspection Probe

Jerry L. Jackson;Theodore L. Allen;Wayne T. Flach;William D. Jolly;Steve A. Cerwin

3,221,544 12/07/1965 Ultrasonic Inspection System

Walter A. Gunkel

3,255,626 06/14/1966 Ultrasonic Apparatus

William R. Van Der Veer

6,171,343 01/09/2001 Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Components Treated to Resist Shearing and Frictional Wear

Geoffrey Dearnaley;James Lankford, Jr.

5,740,785 04/21/1998 Two-Way High Pressure Loop, Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve

Daniel W. Stewart (formerly Daniel W. Dickey);Evan S. Guy

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

7,968,488 06/28/2011 Two-Dimensional Composite Particle Adapted for Use as a Catalyst and Method of Making Same

James H. Arps; Kent Edward Coulter

8,524,364 09/03/2013 Two-Dimensional Composite Particle Adapted for use as a Catalyst and Method of Making Same

James H. Arps; Kent Coulter

6,267,017 07/31/2001 Two-Dimensional Array for Electromechanical and Electrochemical Spectroscopy

Michael A. Miller;Stephen J. Hudak, Jr.

8,869,592 10/28/2014 Two Stage Thermal Modulator for Gas Chromatography with Thermally Matched Grounding Point

Timothy G. Brockwell