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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
5,890,459 04/05/1999 System and Method for a Dual Fuel, Direct Injection Combustion Engine

John C. Hedrick; Gary Bourn

8,679,368 03/24/2014 Synthetic Hydrocarbon Production by Direct Reduction of Carbonaceous Materials with Synthesis Gas

David S. Moulton; Jimell Erwin

6,907,354 06/13/2005 Synthetic Gas Reactor System with Gas or Liquid Injection

Rijing Zhan; Thomas R. Gabehart

10,633,340 04/28/2020 Synthesis of Oxime Nerve Agent Antidotes

Shawn T. Blumberg; Antonio A. Menchaca

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

William R. Cantrell Jr.; William E. Bauta 

5,754,143 05/18/1998 Switch-Tuned Meandered-Slot Antenna

Donald R. Bannon; Thomas J. Minardo; Thomas J. Warnagiris

4,885,327 12/04/1989 Swelled Polymeric Decontamination Composition

William A. McMahon, Jr.; David A. Trujillo; Robert E. Lyle, Jr.

5,922,776 07/12/1999 Sustained Release, Transparent Biocidal Coatings

Stephen T. Wellinghoff; Joel J. Kampa; Sumner A. Barenberg

5,888,528 03/29/1999 Sustained Release Biocidal Composition

Stephen T. Wellinghoff; Sumner A. Barenberg; Hong Dixon; Joel J. Kampa;

5,650,446 07/21/1997 Sustained Release Biocidal Composition

Stephen T. Wellinghoff; Joel J. Kampa