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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 1,300 U.S. patents. As part of a long-held tradition, patent rights arising from sponsored research at the Institute are often 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 Legal Department at +1 210 522 5560.


Patent Number Date Of Issue Title of Invention Inventors
9,218,660 12/22/2015 Machine Vision Systems and Methods for Analysis and Tracking of Strain in Deformable Materials

John T. Carrola Jr.; Warren Carl Couvillion Jr.; Susan M. Porter; David R. Chambers; Christopher J. Guerra

9,206,769 12/08/2015 Internal Combustion Engine Having Dedicated EGR Cylinder With Intake Separate from Intake of Main Cylinders

Robert W. Burrahm

9,200,599 12/01/2015 Internal Combustion Engine Having Dual EGR Loops (Dedicated EGR Loop and Low Pressure EGR Loop) and Dual Cylinder Intake Ports

Raphael Gukelberger; Jess W. Gingrich

9,181,980 11/10/2015 Fluid Bearings with Adjustable Frictional Load Characteristics

Charles E. Roberts Jr.

9,164,514 10/20/2015 Cooperative Perimeter Patrol System and Method

Paul A. Avery; Samuel E. Slocum; Jerry A. Towler

9,162,983 10/20/2015 Reactivators of Organophosphorous Inhibited Acetylcholinesterase

William E. Bauta; William R. Cantrell Jr.; Michael W. Tidwell

9,162,280 10/20/2015 Hybrid Ceramic/Sand Core for Casting Metal Engine Parts with Passages or Holes Having a Cross Section Too Small for Sand Casting

Barry E. Westmoreland; Douglas A. McKee; Marc C. Megel; Mark A. Tussing; Thomas E. Reinhart; David P. Branyon

9,146,215 09/29/2015 Apparatus and Method for Inspection of Tubes in a Boiler

Hegeon Kwun; Matthew Capps; James Crane; Stanley M. Walker

9,121,540 09/01/2015 Superhydrophobic Compositions and Coating Process for the Internal Surface of Tubular Structures

Michael A. Miller; Ronghua Wei; Gregory Hatton

9,120,446 09/01/2015 Wheel Locking System

William Eugene Thomas; Paul B. Hvass; Nicholas A. Herrera; Terrence M. Tomlinson; Cliff J. Scribner; Rogers E. Rimmer; Nakul Jeirath; Edward G. Alvarado Jr.