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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
3,782,867 12/31/1973 Fluid Power Converter

Charles R. Gerlach;Edgar C. Schroeder

3,787,144 01/21/1974 Explosive Pumping & Dredging Method and Apparatus

Charles D. Wood

3,792,348 02/11/1974 Method for Determining Stress in a Ferromagnetic Member Using Mangetoabsorption

William L. Rollwitz;John Arambula;John P. Claassen

3,801,346 04/01/1974 Method for Applying Particulate Coating Material to a Work Piece

Rosser B. Melton, Jr.;John M. Clark, Jr.;Ronald J. Mathis;Wm. D. Weatherford, Jr.;Charles D. Wood

3,815,135 06/03/1974 Direction Finding Interferometer for a Linear FM Signal

Paul E. Martin;William M. Sherrill;Terence C. Green

3,822,531 07/08/1974 Device for Agglomerating and Separating Particulates from a Gas

John P. Wisnewski;Martin B. Treuhaft

3,823,019 07/08/1974 Mine Wall Coating

John M. Dale;Allen C. Ludwig

3,824,596 07/15/1974 Automatic Sector Indicating Direction Finder System

William G. Guion;Terence C. Green

3,823,608 07/15/1974 Torque Transducer

Pontie Pantermuehl;George F. Munsch

3,840,232 10/07/1974 Frangible Flying Target

Allen C. Ludwig;John M. Dale