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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 1,200 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.

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Patent Number Date Of Issue Title of Inventionsort ascending Inventors
4,569,484 02/11/1986 Air Blast Type Coal Slurry Fuel Injector

Ramkrishna G. Phatak

5,526,796 06/18/1996 Air Assisted Fuel Injector with Timed Air Pulsing

Evan Scott Guy;Robert H. Thring

5,850,285 12/18/1998 Advanced Missile Approach Warning System (AMAWS) and Stealth (Low Observables) Detection Based On Exploitation of Quantum Effects

Ralph H. Hill Jr.;James R. Keys

5,474,849 12/12/1995 Adhesive Composition, Carbon-Carbon Composite Structures Prepared Therewith and Method of Forming Same

Rene Graef;Stuart T. Schwab;David C. Paquette

4,221,597 09/09/1980 Additive for Improved Performance of Silicate Cement

William A. Mallow

5,507,185 04/16/1996 Adaptive Scanning Technique for Ultrasonic Testing Utilizing Realtime Lift-Off Detection

Keith S. Pickens

7,991,533 08/02/2011 Adaptive Reductant Dosing and Emission Control Strategies

Yiqun Huang

5,321,410 06/14/1994 Adaptive Doppler DF System

Jackie E. Hipp;William G. Guion

8,904,768 12/09/2014 Adaptive Desulfation and Regeneration Methods for Lean Nox Trap

Qilong Lu; Shizuo Sasaki; Yiqun Huang

5,771,683 06/30/1998 Active Porous Medium Aftertreatment Control System

Cynthia Chaffin Webb