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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
11,168,605 11/09/2021 Manufacture of Heat Transfer Jackets

Kevin L. Hoag, Christopher L. Wray, Charles E. Roberts, Jr.

11,167,866 11/09/2021 Localization System and Methods

Glynn R. Bartlett, Jeremy K. Zoss, William C. Flannigan, Peter Boeijink

11,169,104 11/09/2021 Simulating use and Aging of Immersive Coolants for Electric Motors

Bapiraju Surampudi

11,174,780 11/16/2021 Microwave Heating of Combustion Chamber of Internal Combustion Engine During Cold Starting

Graham T. Conway, Yilun Lao

11,183,048 11/23/2021 Apparatus and Method for Identifying Ballistic Impact to Power Transmission Assets

Andrew John Phillips, James Wu, Drew Benton McGuire, J. Mark Major, Mark C. Webb

11,192,184 12/07/2021 Engineered Platelets for Additive Manufacturing

Vasiliki Z. Poenitzch, Randy L. McKnight, Carl F. Popelar, Michael A. Miller, John H. Macha, Kent E. Coulter

11,207,896 12/28/2021 High Accuracy Printing on a Curved Surface Using Fiducial Markers and a Camera

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

11,268,754 03/08/2022 Natural Gas Processing Using Supercritical Fluid Power Cycles

Griffin C. Beck, David L. Ransom, Kevin M. Hoopes

11,294,019 04/05/2022 Geolocation Calibration for Calibration Radio Direction Finding System by Remote Control

Steven P. Saulnier; Benjamin S. Davis; Patrick D. Hanrahan; Mike J. Herring

11,300,687 04/12/2022 Discriminating and Mitigating SNS Spoofing Signals

Thomas Howard Jaeckle; Wayne D. Music; Donald R. Van Rheeden; Thomas Tillotson; Jeffery C. Sanders