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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
4,570,745 02/17/1986 Method and Apparatus for Minimizing Pulsations in Fluid Transmission Systems

Cecil R. Sparks; Glenn Damewood

4,573,013 02/24/1986 Magnetic Inspection of Reinforcing Steel Rods in Prestressed Concrete

Felix N. Kusenberger; John R. Barton; George A. Ferguson

4,577,337 03/17/1986 X-ray Fluorescence Testing of Laminate Structures

Glenn M. Light;

4,586,426 05/05/1986 Multi-Cylinder Piston Engine & Method of Operation Thereof

Edwin W. Dibrell; Glenn B. O'Neal; Wilbur A. Schaich

4,597,050 06/23/1986 Apparatus for Indicating Flow of Solid Material Into An Earth Moving Device

Harvey S. Benson;

4,598,290 06/30/1986 Fiber Optic Penetrator for Offshore Oil Well Exploration and Production

Jerry C. Collins; Charles P. Warner; Jerry A. Henkener; Rolf Glauser

4,599,680 07/07/1986 Packaging Arrangement for Spacecraft Computer

William C. Gibson; William M. Tomlinson; Eugene T. Goldstein; George A. Ferguson

4,600,052 07/14/1986 Compact Heat Exchanger

Charles D. Wood; Harvey S. Benson

4,608,991 09/01/1986 Method for In-Vivo NMR Measurements in the Human Breast to screen for Small Breast Cancer in an Otherwise Healthy Breast

William L. Rollwitz;

4,614,940 09/29/1986 Micropower DC Voltage indicator

Thomas H. Jaeckle