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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
8,134,127 03/12/2012 Compact Handheld non-Laser Detector for Greenhouse Gasses

Ralph Henry Hill Jr.

4,600,052 07/14/1986 Compact Heat Exchanger

Charles D. Wood; Harvey S. Benson

5,672,967 09/29/1997 Compact Tri-Axial Fluxgate Magnetometer and Housing with Unitary Orthogonal Sensor Substrate

John R. Scherrer; Poul A. Jensen

6,969,857 11/28/2005 Compensated Infrared Absorption Sensor for Carbon Dioxide and Other Infrared Absorbing Gases

Thomas E. Owen

7,412,335 08/11/2008 Component Evaluations Using Non-Engine Based Test System

Andy Morris Anderson; Gordon J. J. Bartley; Cynthia C. Webb; Martin J. Heimrich; Thomas R. Gabehart; Bruce B. Bykowski

5,763,106 06/08/1998 Composite Powder and Method For Forming A Self-Lubricating Composite Coating and Self-Lubricating Components Formed Thereby

Cheryl R. Blanchard; Richard Allen Page

5,094,239 03/09/1992 Composite Signal Implementation for Acquiring Oximetry Signals

Jonathan P. Jaeb; Ronald L. Branstetter

6,743,936 05/31/2004 Composites Made Using Functionalized Nanoparticles

Stephen T. Wellinghoff; Hong Dixon; Henry R. Rawls; Barry K. Norling

5,183,763 02/01/1993 Composition and Method for Detecting Vapor and Liquid Reactants

Jerome J. Dzuik; William A. Mallow

5,294,446 03/14/1994 Composition and Method of Promoting Hard Tissue Healing

H.W. Schlameus; William C. Fox; Donald J. Mangold; Robert G. Triplett; George R. Holt; Thomas B. Aufdemorte