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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
7,038,444 05/01/2006 System and Method for In-Line Stress Measurement by Continuous Barkhausen Method

Alfred E. Crouch; Gary L. Burkhardt

5,865,756 02/01/1999 System and Method for Identifying and Correcting Abnormal Oscillometric Pulse Waves

Harry H. Peel, III

10,940,698 03/09/2021 System and Method for High Accuracy Printing on a 3D Surface

Christopher L. Lewis, Matthew M. Robinson, Paul T. Evans, Peter Boeijink, Branson P. Brockschmidt

7,497,077 03/02/2009 System and Method for Dispensing an Aqueous Urea Solution into an Exhaust Gas Stream

Lee G. Dodge; Paul H. Kunkel

7,155,107 12/25/2006 System and Method for Detection of Fiber Optic Cable Using Static and Induced Charge

Jerome A. Helffrich; Glenn M. Light; Clinton J. Thwing

5,895,359 04/19/1999 System and Method for Correcting a Living Subject's Measured Blood Pressure

H. Herbert Peel III

7,721,543 05/24/2010 System and Method for Cooling a Combustion Gas Charge

Mary Cecelia Massey; Thomas Earl Boberg

7,347,086 03/24/2008 System and Method for Burner-Based Accelerated Aging of Emissions Control Device, With Engine Cycle Having Cold Start And Warm Up Modes

Cynthia C. Webb; Bruce B. Bykowski; Gordon J. Bartley

8,183,523 05/21/2012 System and Method for Acquiring Radiation Spectral Data in a Radiation Field and Determining Effective Dose Rate and Identifying Sources of Localized Radiation

Roland Richard Vincent Benke

5,931,790 08/02/1999 System and Method for Accurately Monitoring the Cardiovascular State of a Living Subject

Harry H. Peel, III