Health Complex Patents

2022 Year To Date

This page was updated on June 3, 2022

As of May 31, 2022, 1,119 patents granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office in 2022 indicate that the inventors received funding from the Department of Health and Human Services. These patents include 3,579 different funding citations indicating that the inventor(s) received either a grant or a contract from the US government that resulted in the patented invention.

Department | Agency | Institute Funding
Citation Count
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 1119
National Institutes of Health (NIH) 1061
National Cancer Institute (NCI) 252
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) 153
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) 137
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) 115
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) 103
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) 95
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) 72
National Institute on Aging (NIA) 55
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) 46
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) 46
National Eye Institute (NEI) 39
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) 30
NIH Office of the Director (NIHOD) 29
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) 27
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) 26
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) 25
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) 23
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) 19
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) 16
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) 15
Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) 10
Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) 9
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) 8
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 7
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) 7
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) 6
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) 5
Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR) 4
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) 4
Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance (CEIRS) 3
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 3
National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) 3
U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) 2
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) 1
IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) 1
Fogarty International Center (FIC) 0
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (NIHCL) 1
National Library of Medicine (NLM) 1
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) 1

The Bar Chart

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What Is The Health Complex?

The Health Complex section of the FedInvent Report presents new patents from the Department of Health and Human Services and its parts. Each week the Health Complex has the highest number of taxpayer-funded patents.