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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 1,400 U.S. patents. As part of a long-held tradition, patent rights arising from sponsored research at the Institute can be 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 General Counsel’s Office at +1 210 522 5560.


Patent Number Date Of Issue Title of Invention Inventors
8,454,732 06/03/2013 Composition and Process for Manufacture of a High Temperature Carbon-Dioxide Separation Membrane

Francis Yu Chang Huang; Vladimir I. Gorokhovsky; Kent E. Coulter

3,643,455 02/21/1972 Compositions for Absorption Refrigeration System

William E. Hensel, Jr.; William W. Harlowe, Jr.

6,046,243 04/03/2000 Compositions for Sustained Release of a Gas

Stephen T. Wellinghoff; Sumner A. Barenberg; Joel J. Kampa; Darren E. Barlow

3,766,831 10/22/1973 Compound Axial Torsional Hydraulic Actuator

Lester M. Yeakley

5,083,536 01/27/1992 Compression Piston Ring Groove for an Internal Combustion Engine

Susumu Ariga

4,675,604 06/22/1987 Computerized and Motorized Electromagnetic Flux Leakage Internal Diameter Tubular Inspection Device

Mark C. Moyer; William D. Perry; H. Stanley Silvus, Jr.; William C. Gibson; Felix N. Kusenberger

4,339,719 07/12/1982 Conductivity Sensor for Monitoring Corrodents Being Deposited in a Steam Turbine

Archie E. Rhines; Steven B. Hugg

8,277,617 10/01/2012 Conformal Magnetron Sputter Deposition

Kuant-Tsan Kenneth Chiang; Ronghua Wei

6,570,543 05/26/2003 Conformal, High-Frequency, Direction-Finding Antenna

Ruell F. Solberg Jr.; Steven P. Saulnier; C. Nils Smith; William G. Guion

8,235,619 08/06/2012 Container for Sequentially Dispensing Multiple Fluids onto an Applicator Device

William R. Meredith; Annette Johnson Meredith; Albert J. Parvin; Erika C. Laiche