Health Complex Patents

2022 Year To Date

This page was updated on August 13, 2022

As of August 9, 2022, 1,660 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 (HHS), the National Institutes of Health and HHS subagencies. These patents include 5,289 different funding citations indicating that the inventor(s) received either a grant or a contract from an HHS entitiy of the US government that resulted in the patented invention.

Department | Agency | Institute Funding
Citation Count
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 1660
National Institutes of Health (NIH) 1576
National Cancer Institute (NCI) 376
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) 235
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) 205
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) 193
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) 152
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) 148
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) 110
National Institute on Aging (NIA) 70
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) 61
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) 61
National Eye Institute (NEI) 56
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) 43
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) 42
NIH Office of the Director (NIHOD) 41
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) 37
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) 32
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) 31
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) 25
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) 19
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) 18
Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) 13
Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) 12
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) 12
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) 11
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 9
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) 7
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) 6
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) 6
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 5
Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance (CEIRS) 3
Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR) 3
National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) 3
U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) 3
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) 1
Medical Countermeasures Initiative (MCMI) 1
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (NIHCL) 1
IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) 1
Vaccine Research Center (VRC) 1
Fogarty International Center (FIC) 0

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 receives the highest number of taxpayer-funded patents.