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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.

Patents

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
3,824,596 07/16/1974 Automatic Sector Indicating Direction Finder System

William G. Guion;Terence C. Green

4,100,491 07/11/1978 Automatic Self-Cleaning Ferromagnetic Metal Detector

Francis M. Newman, Jr.;H. Stanley Silvus, Jr.

6,147,644 11/14/2000 Autonomous Geolocation and Message Communication System and Method

M. Pike Castles;Austin Walker Body Jr.;James Andrew Moryl

8,180,513 05/15/2012 Autonomous Ground Vehicle Control System for High-Speed and Safe Operation

Jumnin Wang; Bapiraju Surampudi; Joe Steiber

8,996,036 03/31/2015 Autonomous Location of Objects in a Mobile Reference Frame

John G. Whipple; Theodore R. Wilmes; Brian K. Anderson

6,607,163 08/19/2003 Autonomous Stratospheric Airship

William D. Perry; Thomas H. Jaeckle; Lawrence E. Epley; Allan B. Black

6,386,480 05/14/2002 Autonomous Stratospheric Airship

William D. Perry; Thomas H. Jaeckle; Lawrence E. Epley; Allan B. Black

6,354,535 03/12/2002 Autonomous Stratospheric Airship

William D. Perry; Thomas H. Jaeckle; Lawrence E. Epley; Allan B. Black

8,050,489 11/01/2011 Autoradiography-Based Differential Wear Mapping

Douglas C. Eberle; Craig M. Wall; Martin B. Treuhaft

6,442,495 08/27/2002 Average Signal to Noise Ratio Estimator

Arthur Fleming-Dahl