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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
3,608,990 09/27/1971 Container Having Internal Object Support Means & Pivoted Top Section

Ethelbert J. Baker; William H. Arlitt

7,134,543 11/13/2006 Containment Apparatus for Multi-Pass Ovens

David Lawrence Barry; David Brian Emerson; William C. Flannigan; John D. Kiel; Geoffrey T. Ley; Thomas E. Lyons; Devang Jitendra Sutaria

8,507,702 08/12/2013 Continuous Production of Bioderived esters via Supercritical Solvent Processing Using Solid Heterogeneous Catalysts

Maoqi Feng; Chee-Kai Tan

4,524,466 06/24/1985 Continuous Rotation Reversible Pitch Axial Thrust Heart Pump

Charles W. Hall; Orin M. Anderson

4,011,179 03/07/1977 Continuous Sulfur Foam Preparation Using Polyisocyanates

Gar Lok Woo; John M. Dale; Allen C. Ludwig

7,062,905 06/19/2006 Control Method for Dual Path NOx Adsorber System

Magdi K. Khair; Harley D. Ferguson III

7,565,237 07/20/2009 Control of In-Cylinder Conditions of an Internal Combustion Engine Operating with Multiple Combustion Modes

Junmin Wang

8,420,036 04/15/2013 Control of NO/NO2 Ratio to Improve SCR Efficiency for Treating Engine Exhaust Using Bypass Oxidation Catalyst

Jason T. Miwa

8,562,924 10/21/2013 Control of NO/NOX Ratio to Improve SCR Efficiency for Treating Engine Exhaust

Charles E. Roberts Jr.

8,001,769 08/22/2011 Control of SCR System Having a Filtering Device

Zhiyong Wei; Theodore M. Kostek; Christopher A. Sharp