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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 descending Inventors
6,007,491 12/28/1999 Cardiac Output Monitor Using Fuzzy Logic Blood Pressure Analysis

Jian Ling;Dean Winter;Brian Robey

4,803,996 02/14/1989 Cardiovascular Monitor

H. Herbert Peel;Merle E. Converse;William H. McGinnis;Donald J. Shirley;John P. Prudhomme

7,828,708 11/09/2010 Case Erector and Sealer Apparatus

Jindai Huang; Alex Ching Hung Lau; Jeremy Zoss; Paul Avery

8,996,281 03/31/2015 Catalyst Light-Off for Turbocharged Internal Combustion Engine Having Dedicated EGR Cylinder(s)

Jess W. Gingrich; Terrence F. Alger II

6,298,729 10/09/2001 Catalytic Converter Testing

Robert J. Locker;Constance B. Sawyer;Douglas J. Fox;James F. Unruh

4,030,939 06/21/1977 Cement Composition

William A. Mallow

5,900,590 05/04/1999 Centrifugal Measurement of Mass

Ruell Floyd Solberg, Jr.;Richard Lorenz

4,892,849 01/09/1990 Ceramic Composition Having Low Friction Coefficient at High Operating Temperatures

James Lankford

7,704,546 04/27/2010 Ceramic in Replacement Components

Geoffrey Dearnaley

7,252,684 08/07/2007 Ceramic in Replacement Components

Geoffrey Dearnaley