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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
10,495,035 12/03/2019 Dedicated Exhaust Gas Recirculation Configuration for Reduced EGR and Fresh Air Backflow

Raphael Gukelberger; Steven H. Almaraz

10,478,488 11/19/2019 Liposomal Flu Vaccine Formulation

Xingguo Cheng; Kenneth H. Carson; Joseph A. McDonough; Reukaradhya J. Gourapura; Chang Won Lee; Santosh Dhakal

10,465,636 11/05/2019 Internal Combustion Engine Having Dedicated EGR Cylinder(s) with Delayed Fuel Injection

Raphael Gukelberger; Bradley Denton

10,466,206 11/05/2019 Nondestructive Magnetostrictive Testing with Unidirectional Guided Waves Generated by Ferromagnetic Strip Sensor

Sergey A. Vinogradov; Glenn M. Light; Charles E. Duffer

10,465,618 11/05/2019 Microwave Enhanced Combustion with Dynamic Frequency, Power, and Timing Control and with Power Sensor for Power Feedback

Yilun Luo; Scott R. Hotz; Terrence F. Alger; Christopher J. Chadwell

10,445,930 10/15/2019 Markerless Motion Capture Using Machine Learning and Training with Biomechanical Data

Kase J. Saylor; Daniel P. Nicolella; David R. Chambers; Travis D. Eliason; Donald R. Poole

10,440,808 10/08/2019 High Power Impulse Plasma Source

Vasiliki Zorbas Poenitzsch; Ronghua Wei; Kent E. Coulter; Edward Langa

10,428,707 10/01/2019 Partial-Flow Diesel Particulate Filter Using Pressure Regulated Bypass

Steven G. Fritz; John C. Hedrick

10,432,729 10/01/2019 Autonomous Team Formation and Task Negotiation Among Unmanned Vehicles

Stephen J. Lemmer; Cameron R. Mott; Paul A. Avery

10,429,855 10/01/2019 Method of Determining Gap Spacing for Vehicles in Platoons

Thomas E. Reinhart