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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 1,300 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
3,360,907 01/02/1968 Apparatus for Cleaning Air Filters

John M. Clark, Jr.;Robinson W. Brown;Ross F. Meriwether

3,572,273 03/23/1971 Apparatus for Breaking a Layer of Ice on a Body of Water by Repetitive Combustive Explosions

Charles D. Wood

5,799,436 09/01/1998 Apparatus for Attracting and Destroying Insects

James A. Nolen;William Mallow

5,594,340 01/14/1997 Apparatus for Accurately Controlling Moisture Levels of Aqueous Surfactant Compositions During On Line Processing Including a Cross-Feed Piston Assembly

Laurie Coyle;Kevin M. Finucane;James D. King;Harold F. Donoho;Armando De Los Santos

7,164,785 01/16/2007 Apparatus and Methods of Generation of Textures with Depth Buffers

Ryan Converse Logan; Ernest August Franke; Eric Conrad Peterson

10,233,809 03/19/2019 Apparatus and Methods for Exhaust Gas Recirculation for an Internal Combustion Engine

Cary A. Henry

8,783,090 07/22/2014 Apparatus and Methods for Determination of Total and Solid Carbon Content of Engine Exhaust

Qiang Wei; Imad Said Abdul-Khalek

8,747,631 06/10/2014 Apparatus and Method Utilizing a Double Glow Discharge Plasma for Sputter Cleaning

Ronghua Wei; Edward Langa; Sabrina L. Lee

5,954,095 09/21/1999 Apparatus and Method for Sealing a Damaged Pipe

Stephen Cecil Grigory;Jess Abergo Villarreal;Jeffrey Gene Wright;Donald Wade Johnson

9,869,229 01/16/2018 Apparatus and Method for Removal of Gas Phase Artifacts from Engine Exhaust During Testing

Imad Said Abdul-Khalek