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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
8,682,836 03/24/2014 Detection of Network Links in a Communications Network

Christopher B. Smith

5,180,969 01/18/1993 Detection of Reinforcing Steel Corrosion in Concrete Structures Using Non-Linear Harmonic and Intermodulation Wave Generation

Gary L. Burkhardt; Hegeon Kwun; Jay L. Fisher

3,556,236 01/18/1971 Detector Systems

William E. Cory; Raymond B. Wangler

11,079,493 08/03/2021 Determination of Integrity of Incoming Satellite Signals of Satellite Navigation System and Mitigation of Unwanted Signals

Thomas Howard Jaeckle

10,162,060 12/25/2018 Determination of Integrity of Incoming Signals of Satellite Navigation System

Thomas H. Jaeckle

6,000,288 12/13/1999 Determining Average Wall Thickness and Wall-Thickness Variation of a Liquid-Carrying Pipe

Hegeon Kwun; Keith A. Bartels

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

John P. Wisnewski; Martin B. Treuhaft

6,850,847 01/31/2005 Device for Determining Thermophysical Properties of a Multi-Component Gas at Arbitary Temperature and Pressure

Thomas B. Morrow; Kendricks A. Behring II

5,199,008 03/29/1993 Device for Digitally Measuring Intervals of Time

Walter L. Lockhart; Benjamin M. Piepgrass

6,429,643 08/05/2002 Device for Measuring Power Using Switchable Impedance

Richard T. Smith