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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 1,300 U.S. patents. As part of a long-held tradition, patent rights arising from sponsored research at the Institute are often 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 Legal Department at +1 210 522 6501.


Patent Number Date Of Issue Title of Invention Inventors
3,446,298 05/27/1969 Weighing Apparatus

William E. Cory;Melvin A. Schrader

3,159,227 12/01/1964 Weighing Apparatus

Seymour H. Raskin;Frank G. Vitiello

3,921,533 11/25/1975 Wheel Assembly for a Vehicle Moving through a Tubular Conduit

Freddy R. Szenasi;Richard M. Baldwin

9,120,446 09/01/2015 Wheel Locking System

William Eugene Thomas; Paul B. Hvass; Nicholas A. Herrera; Terrence M. Tomlinson; Cliff J. Scribner; Rogers E. Rimmer; Nakul Jeirath; Edward G. Alvarado Jr.

8,593,644 11/26/2013 White Light Optical Profilometer for Measuring Complex Surfaces

Dorel Marius Necsoiu; Joseph N. Mitchell; Jason O. Burkholder; William T. Gressick

40,129 03/04/2008 Wide Bandwidth Multi-Mode Antenna

Thomas J. Warnagiris

6,339,409 01/15/2002 Wide Bandwidth Multi-Mode Antenna

Thomas J. Warnagiris

8,466,406 06/18/2013 Wide-Angle Laser Signal Sensor Having a 360 Degree Field of View in a a Horizontal Plane and a Positive 90 Degree Field of View in a Vertical Plante

Paul B. Hvass; Michael J. McFadden

5,740,602 04/21/1998 Wire Harness Assembly System

Eric C. Peterson;Alex H. Damalas;Glynn R. Bartlett;Steven B. Farmer;Leslie B. Hoffman;Tak Kameoka;Horace H. Wacaser;Paul B. Wood

7,504,992 03/17/2009 Wireless System Using Continuous Wave Phase Measurement for High-Precision Distance Measurement

Michael E. Pilcher Jr.; Brian E. Campion; Ben A. Abbott