Advanced science.  Applied technology.


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
3,600,116 08/16/1971 Air-Control System for Apparatus Displacing Material by Combustive Explosions

John M. Clark; Allan R. Nye; Charles D. Wood

11,384,939 07/12/2022 Air-Fuel Micromix Injector Having Multibank Ports for Adaptive Cooling of High Temperature Combustor

Shane B. Coogan; Klaus Brun

8,557,956 10/14/2013 Aligned Polymers Including Bonded Substrates

Xingguo Cheng; Vasiliki Z. Poenitzsch

4,948,912 08/13/1990 Alkylating Agents and Method of Use Thereof

Robert E. Lyle, Jr.; Donald J. Mangold; Nolie F. Swynnerton

8,906,551 12/08/2014 Alloys of Clathrate Allotropes for Rechargeable Batteries

Candace K. Chan; Michael A. Miller; Kwai S. Chan

5,914,120 06/21/1999 Amine-Containing Biocidal Compositions Containing a Stabilized Chlorite Source

Stephen T. Wellinghoff; Joel J. Kampa

9,103,022 08/10/2015 Amorphous Aluminum Alloy Coatings

Ronghua Wei; Marta Jakab; Craig Engel

3,643,181 02/14/1972 Amplitude and/or Frequency-Modulated Paramagnetic Resonance

William A. Stirrat; William L. Rollwitz; Gilbert A. Persyn

4,936,851 06/25/1990 Analytic Bone Implant

W.C. Fox; W.T. Balogh; P.J. Pantermuehl; T.B. Aufdemore; G.R. Holt

3,006,649 10/30/1961 Animal Immobilizer

Edward J. Gesick; Willis L. Mynatt; John W. McCoy