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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
9,465,011 10/11/2016 Flexible Magnetostrictive Probe Having Sensor Elements Without Permanent Magnets

Sergey A. Vinogradov;
Hegeon Kwun;
Darryl L. Wagar

9,309,804 04/12/2016 Dual Path (Low Pressure Loop and High Pressure Loop) EGR for Improved Air Boosting Efficiency

Christopher J. Chadwell; Terrence F. Alger II; Shinhyuk Joo

9,279,361 03/08/2016 Piston Bowl with Spray Jet Targets

Rainer J. Rothbauer; Charles E. Roberts Jr.

9,276,293 03/01/2016 Dynamic Formation Protocol for Lithium-Ion Battery

Jeff Q. Xu

9,245,163 01/26/2016 Optical Velocity Tracking for Paint Spray Gun

Clinton J. Thwing; Jonathan D. Bartlett; Erika C. Laiche; David L. Jones

9,217,119 12/22/2015 Extraction of Lipids from Living Cells Utilizing Liquid CO

Maoqi Feng; Darius D. Daruwalla; Jimell Erwin; W. Kennedy Gauger

9,217,116 12/22/2015 Biogas Purification System and Methods of Use Thereof

Francis Y. Huang

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

9,216,222 12/22/2015 Isoamyl Nitrite Formulations

Albert M. Zwiener; Kenneth H. Carson; Joseph A. McDonough; Norma L. Cantu; Sandra J. Drabik; Andrew P-Z. Clark; Paul M. Thompson; Richard Michael Corbett

9,218,529 12/22/2015 3-D Imaging Sensor Based Location Estimation

Christopher L. Lewis; William C. Flannigan; Michael O. Blanton; Douglas A. Brooks