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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
4,299,128 11/09/1981 Ultrasonic Satellite-Pulse Technique for Characterizing Defects of Arbitrary Shape

George J. Gruber

4,321,056 03/22/1982 Measurement of Engine Oil Consumption

Edward Dimitroff

4,335,345 06/14/1982 Current Limiting Circuit for Switching Regulator

Merle E. Converse

4,339,719 07/12/1982 Conductivity Sensor for Monitoring Corrodents Being Deposited in a Steam Turbine

Archie E. Rhines; Steven B. Hugg

4,352,983 10/04/1982 Method & Apparatus for Measuring Concentration of Suspended Oils In Water

H. Stanley Silvus; Francis M. Newman; Robert K. Swanson

4,387,376 06/06/1983 Phase Linear Interferometer System and Method

William M. Sherrill; Douglas N. Travers; Paul E. Martin

4,390,828 06/27/1983 Battery Charger Circuit

Merle E. Converse; Glenn T. Darilek

4,400,036 08/22/1983 Corner-Cutting Mining Assembly

John A. Bradley

4,403,576 09/12/1983 Fuel System for and a Method of Operating a Spark-Ignited Internal Combustion Engine

Edward Dimitroff; John A. Vitkovits

4,404,646 09/12/1983 Piping Network Analog Apparatus

Carl E. Edlund; Cecil R. Sparks