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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
4,678,166 07/06/1987 Eccentric Loader Guardrail Terminal

Maurice E. Bronstad; James H. Hatton, Jr.; Leonard C. Meczkowski

4,686,941 08/17/1987 Turbulence Generator for Two-Stroke Spark-Assisted Diesel Engines

Susumu Ariga

4,689,569 08/24/1987 Directional Antenna System for Use in a Borehole Incorporating Antenna Dipole Elements

Bob M. Duff

4,695,840 09/21/1987 Remote Switch Position Determination Using Duty Cycle Modulation

Glenn T. Darilek

4,697,166 09/28/1987 Method and Apparatus for Coupling Transceiver to Power Line Carrier

Thomas J. Warnagiris; William H. McGinnis

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