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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
4,542,344 09/26/1985 Detecting Buried Pipeline Depth & Location with Electromagnetic Triangulation

Glenn T. Darilek; Edward H. Cooper

4,543,930 09/30/1985 Staged Direct Injection Diesel Engine

Quentin A. Baker

4,545,820 10/07/1985 Soil Stabilizer & Method for Stabilizing Soil

William A. Mallow

4,546,735 10/14/1985 Valve Actuator

Glenn B. O'Neal

4,546,924 10/14/1985 Fuel Injector

Knut L. Winquist

4,559,610 12/16/1985 Gas Pumping System Analog

Cecil R. Sparks; Carl E. Edlund; Morton E. Brown

4,562,212 12/30/1985 Method for Repelling Birds Especially Woodpeckers

Samuel J. Tomlinson, Sr; Edward E. Dean; Leon M. Adams

4,565,095 01/20/1986 Sound Transducer Apparatus System and Method

Glenn M. Light; William R. Van der Veer

4,569,484 02/10/1986 Air Blast Type Coal Slurry Fuel Injector

Ramkrishna G. Phatak

4,570,487 02/17/1986 Multibeam Satellite-Pulse Observation Technique for Characterizing Cracks in Bimetallic Coarse-Grained Component

George J. Gruber