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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
4,701,705 10/19/1987 NMR Moisture Measurements

William L. Rollwitz;

4,706,228 11/09/1987 Asymmetrical Lateral-Force Seismic Source Transducer

Thomas E. Owen; Edgar C. Schroeder

4,710,226 11/30/1987 Fluidization of Limestone Slurries and Resultant Products

William A. Mallow

4,711,120 12/07/1987 Method of Wear Monitoring Using Ultrasonic Phase Comparison

Hegeon Kwun; Anmol S. Birring; Gurvinder P. Singh; Gary J. Hendrix; David G. Alcazar

4,714,080 12/21/1987 Method and Apparatus for Non-Invasive Monitoring of Arterial Blood Oxygen Saturation

Reuben W. Edgar; Dennis W. Gilstad; Ronald L. Branstetter

4,715,326 12/28/1987 Multicylinder Catalytic Engine

Robert H. Thring

4,719,407 01/11/1988 Automated Search Apparatus for Locating Leaks in Geomembrane Liners

Merle E. Converse; David W. Shultz

4,720,669 01/18/1988 Geomembrane Leak Assessment Shell Shaped Probe

Thomas E. Owen;

4,725,785 02/15/1988 Directional Potential Analyzer Method and Apparatus for Detecting and Locating Leaks In Geomembrane Liners

Merle E. Converse; Kathryn B. Glass; Thomas E. Owen

4,724,800 02/15/1988 Ringless Piston Engine

Charles D. Wood;