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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
3,839,848 10/07/1974 Method & Apparatus for Cleaning Air

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

3,856,539 12/23/1974 Solidified Silica Foam Product & Process

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

3,875,034 03/31/1975 Method and Apparatus for Odor Abatement

Leon M. Adams; Henry F. Hamil

3,880,568 04/28/1975 Combustion Method & Apparatus for Generating Repetive Explosions

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

3,893,578 07/07/1975 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 08/04/1975 Method & Apparatus for Sterilizing a Biologically Contaminated Enclosure

Eugene L. Anderson

3,910,494 10/06/1975 Valveless Combustion Apparatus

Rosser B. Melton, Jr.

3,910,112 10/06/1975 Flow Meter

C. Richard Gerlach

3,913,015 10/13/1975 Tuned Current Probe

Edwin L. Bronaugh; Roger A. Southwick

3,915,381 10/27/1975 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