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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
4,475,168 10/01/1984 Performance Indicator for Compressor Analogs

Morton E. Brown

4,475,953 10/08/1984 Emulsion and Method of Making Same

Allen C. Ludwig; Larry W. Wolter; Henry F. Frazier

4,494,065 01/14/1985 Electric Capacity Measurement of Erratically Shorted Capacitors

Harvey S. Benson;

4,497,209 02/04/1985 Nondestructive Testing of Stress in a Ferromagnetic Structural Material Utilizing Magnetically Induced Velocity Change Measurements

Hegeon Kwun; Cecil M. Teller

4,498,231 02/11/1985 Thin Film Strain Transducer

James L. Rand

4,502,331 03/04/1985 Method for Ultrasonic Inspection of Turbine Disc Rims

Gurvinder P. Singh

4,503,393 03/04/1985 Method & Apparatus for Detecting Flaws in the Threaded End of an Elongate Member Using Electromagnetic Excitation and Automated Scanning Sensor

Felix N. Kusenberger; William D. Perry; Floyd A. Balter; Mark C. Moyer; Clifford W. Peterson; Cecil M. Teller

4,514,691 04/29/1985 Baggage Inspection Apparatus & Method for Determining Presences of Explosives

Armando De Los Santos; James D. King; William L. Rollwitz; George A. Matzkanin; Phillip A. Hornung

4,513,576 04/29/1985 Gas Pressure Operated Power Source

Edwin W. Dibrell; Charles D. Wood

4,523,294 06/10/1985 Character Spaced Justification Method & Apparatus

Bryan D.C. Winn