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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 1,300 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 General Counsel’s Office at +1 210 522 5560.


Patent Number Date Of Issue Title of Invention Inventors
3,839,848 10/08/1974 Method & Apparatus for Cleaning Air

Charles D. Wood;John M. Clark, Jr.

3,856,539 12/24/1974 Solidified Silica Foam Product & Process

William A. Mallow;Richard A. Owen;Ethelbert J. Baker, Jr.

3,875,034 04/01/1975 Method and Apparatus for Odor Abatement

Leon M. Adams;Henry F. Hamil

3,880,568 04/29/1975 Combustion Method & Apparatus for Generating Repetive Explosions

Rosser B. Melton, Jr.;John W. Colburn, Jr.;Charles D. Wood

3,893,578 07/08/1975 System for Injecting Particulate Material into the Combustion Chamber of a Repetitive Combustion Coating Apparatus

Rosser B. Melton, Jr.;Elbert M. Hubbard

3,898,038 08/05/1975 Method & Apparatus for Sterilizing a Biologically Contaminated Enclosure

Eugene L. Anderson

3,910,494 10/07/1975 Valveless Combustion Apparatus

Rosser B. Melton, Jr.

3,910,112 10/07/1975 Flow Meter

C. Richard Gerlach

3,913,015 10/14/1975 Tuned Current Probe

Edwin L. Bronaugh;Roger A. Southwick

3,915,381 10/28/1975 Method & Apparatus for Applying Particulate Coating Material to a Work Piece

Rosser B. Melton;John M. Clark;Ronald Mathis;William D. Weatherford;Charles D. Wood