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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 Numbersort descending Date Of Issue Title of Invention Inventors
4,165,649 08/28/1979 Apparatus & Method for Ultrasonic Inspection of Highly Attenuative Materials

Amos S. Greer, Jr.

4,166,972 09/04/1979 NMR Discrimination Apparatus and Method Therefor

William L. Rollwitz;James D. King;George A. Matzkanin

4,168,860 09/25/1979 Multi-Purpose Convertible Seat Construction

Luis R. Garza;William J. Astleford

4,173,455 11/06/1979 Fire-Safe Hydrocarbon Fuels

George E. Fodor;William D. Weatherford;Bernard R. Wright

4,181,943 01/01/1980 Speed Control Device for Trains

Lloyd I. Mercer, Sr.;Steven B. Hugg

4,194,574 03/25/1980 Draft Power Sensor & Method for Improving Performance in Earth-Moving Equipment

Harvey S. Benson;Charles D. Wood

4,197,478 04/08/1980 Electronically Tunable Resonant Accelerometer

Howard S. Silvus

4,207,572 06/10/1980 Skywave DF Antenna System

Jackie E. Hipp;Douglas N. Travers;Terence C. Green;William M. Sherrill;Richard L. Johnson

4,210,103 07/01/1980 Fuel System for and a Method of Operating a Spark-Ignited Internal Combustion Engine

Edward Dimitroff;John A. Vitkovits

4,216,476 08/05/1980 Digital Electronic Commutator for Radio Direction Finding System

Richard Lorenz;Paul E. Martin