Advanced science.  Applied technology.


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
5,507,185 04/15/1996 Adaptive Scanning Technique for Ultrasonic Testing Utilizing Realtime Lift-Off Detection

Keith S. Pickens

4,221,597 09/08/1980 Additive for Improved Performance of Silicate Cement

William A. Mallow

10,627,370 04/21/2020 Additive Manufacture of Metal Objects: Inspection and Part Validation

Adam C. Cobb; Albert J. Parvin, Jr.; Barron J. Bichon

10,772,246 09/08/2020 Additive Manufacturing for Shielding Neutron and Photon Radiation

Daniel P. Speaker; Albert J. Parvin, Jr.; Nathan B. Hall

5,474,849 12/11/1995 Adhesive Composition, Carbon-Carbon Composite Structures Prepared Therewith and Method of Forming Same

Rene Graef; Stuart T. Schwab; David C. Paquette

5,850,285 12/17/1998 Advanced Missile Approach Warning System (AMAWS) and Stealth (Low Observables) Detection Based On Exploitation of Quantum Effects

Ralph H. Hill Jr.; James R. Keys

5,526,796 06/17/1996 Air Assisted Fuel Injector with Timed Air Pulsing

Evan Scott Guy; Robert H. Thring

4,569,484 02/10/1986 Air Blast Type Coal Slurry Fuel Injector

Ramkrishna G. Phatak

3,680,287 07/31/1972 Air Filter

Charles D. Wood; S.A. Olsen; Jimmie C. Potter

7,512,479 03/30/2009 Air Fraction Estimation for Internal combustion Engines with Dual-Loop EGR Systems

Jummin Wang