FedInvent™ Patent Applications

New Taxpayer-Funded Applications for Thursday, August 12, 2021 

This page was updated on Friday, August 13, 2021 at 03:26 AM GMT

FedInvent analyzed 120 taxpayer funded patent applications this week.

On Thursday, August 12, 2021, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published 120 patent applications; including 114 applications containing government interest statements and 21 applications where federal government agencies were an assignee or applicant on the patent application. The applications have 136 references to federal agencies and departments that provided funding to the inventors.

HERD entities are cited as an applicant on half (60) of this week's pre-grant patent application publications. This included seven applications that are the collaborative work of two or more entities.

This week an FFRDC, Federally Funded Research and Development Center, is the assignee on eight applications.

Learn More About Taxpayer Funded Patents Here

The List of This Week's Patent Applications

Just a list — patent application publication number with a link and the title, for those patentistas who like to browse.

About The Icons On the List Below

  • The icon takes you to the full text version of the patent application at USPTO;
  • The icon takes you to the PDF version of the patent application at USPTO; and
  • The icon takes you to the details about the patent on the FedInvent Details page.
  • When you use the icon the patent you are interested appears at the top of the list on the details page.
Patent Application Title
001 20210244022
 
COLLOIDAL PARTICLE FORMULATIONS WITH ADVANCED FUNCTIONALITY 
002 20210244023
 
COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING MICROENCAPSULATED ORGANIC COMPOUNDS 
003 20210244280
 
Wireless Neural Recording Devices And System With Two Stage RF And NIR Power Delivery And Programming 
004 20210244307
 
SOFT TISSUE MATRIX CHARACTERIZATION USING STRETCHED EXPONENTIAL RELAXATION MODELING 
005 20210244346
 
Cell-collecting falloposcope and method for ovarian cancer detection 
006 20210244439
 
Methods, Systems, and Devices for Surgical Access and Insertion 
007 20210244659
 
COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR IN SITU-FORMING TISSUE CONSTRUCTS 
008 20210244668
 
Particles for Delivery of Proteins and Peptides 
009 20210244686
 
Novel Systems And Methods For The Therapeutic Use of Cannabinoids or Cannabinoid Analogs to Increase The Lipid Order of Cholesterol Containing Cell Membranes 
010 20210244694
 
BHB-Citrate Combination Products for Renal Health and Treating Disease 
011 20210244695
 
Methods and Compositions for Supporting Renal Health 
012 20210244721
 
SMALL MOLECULE ENTEROVIRUS INHIBITORS AND USES THEREOF 
013 20210244734
 
METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR IMPROVING ARTERIOVENOUS FISTULA MATURATION AND MAINTAINING ARTERIOVENOUS FISTULA FUNCTIONALITY 
014 20210244740
 
INHIBITORS OF RSV REPLICATION AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF 
015 20210244748
 
COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR SUPPRESSING OR REDUCING SYSTEMIC IMMUNE RESPONSE IN A SUBJECT 
016 20210244751
 
METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR PROTECTION OF CELLS AND TISSUES FROM COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY RADIATION 
017 20210244754
 
DEOXYNUCLEOSIDE THERAPY FOR DISEASES CAUSED BY UNBALANCED NUCLEOTIDE POOLS INCLUDING MITOCHONDRIAL DNA DEPLETION SYNDROMES 
018 20210244764
 
NOVEL CELLULAR RECEPTORS AND USES THEREOF 
019 20210244799
 
USES OF GLUCAGON-LIKE PEPTIDE-1 RECEPTOR AGONISTS FOR TREATING TRAUMA-INDUCED HEARING LOSS 
020 20210244802
 
Endolysins Active Against Bacillus Bacteria, Pharmaceutical Compositions, and Methods Relating Thereto 
021 20210244809
 
DEVELOPMENT OF A NOVEL LIVE ATTENUATED AFRICAN SWINE FEVER VACCINE BASED IN THE DELETION OF GENE I177L 
022 20210244822
 
CONJUGATES WITH INTERNAL AND TERMINAL-END HEPAROSAN LINKAGES 
023 20210244824
 
POLYPEPTIDE CONJUGATES FOR INTRACELLULAR DELIVERY OF NUCLEIC ACIDS 
024 20210244826
 
SHORT INTERFERING RNA TEMPLATED LIPOPROTEIN PARTICLES (SIRNA-TLP) 
025 20210244830
 
TMEM-MCD IN THE MINIMALLY INVASIVE ASSESSMENT OF THE ACTIVITY STATUS OF TMEM IN ITS DISSEMINATION OF TUMOR CELLS 
026 20210244831
 
POLYDOPAMINE DECORATED TOBACCO MOSAIC THERANOSTIC VIRUS NANOPARTICLES 
027 20210244850
 
INJECTABLE SILK FIBROIN PARTICLES AND USES THEREOF 
028 20210244851
 
COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TARGETING ANGIOGENESIS FOR FRACTURE NONUNION TREATMENT UNDER INFLAMMATORY DISEASES 
029 20210244854
 
EXPANDABLE BONE AND TISSUE REGENERATION SYSTEM, AND APPLICATIONS OF SAME 
030 20210244911
 
PERCUTANEOUS PULMONARY ARTERY DRAINAGE DEVICE 
031 20210244989
 
Activated Carbon Supported Ni0Fe0 Nanoparticles for Reductive Transformation of Perfluoroalkyl-Containing Compounds 
032 20210245112
 
MIXED MATRIX MEMBRANES, AND RELATED GAS SEPARATION MEMBRANE APPARATUSES, GASEOUS FLUID TREATMENT SYSTEMS, AND METHODS 
033 20210245137
 
CORE-SHELL IRON OXIDE-POLYMER NANOFIBER COMPOSITES FOR REMOVAL OF HEAVY METALS FROM DRINKING WATER 
034 20210245139
 
CATALYST SUPPORT MATERIALS, CATALYST SUPPORTS, CATALYSTS AND REACTION METHODS USING CATALYSTS 
035 20210245182
 
SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF ELECTRON BEAM INDUCED PROCESSING 
036 20210245246
 
COMPLIANT HEAT EXCHANGERS, HEAT PIPES AND METHODS FOR MAKING SAME 
037 20210245296
 
SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LASER PROCESSING OF SOLID-STATE BATTERIES 
038 20210245395
 
1/METHOD OF FORMING PATTERNS IN LAYERED MATERIALS AT AN ATOMIC SCALE 
039 20210245491
 
APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PEELING A LINER AWAY FROM A SUBSTRATE 
040 20210246030
 
Methods for Producing Graphene-Based Materials from Graphite 
041 20210246031
 
GRAPHENE MONOXIDE COMPOSITIONS OF MATTER AND ELECTRODES COMPRISING THEM 
042 20210246032
 
LARGE SCALE SYNTHESIS OF RESORCINOL-FORMALDEHYDE AEROGEL 
043 20210246045
 
SYNTHESIS OF AEROSOL GELS IN A BUOYANCY-OPPOSED FLAME REACTOR 
044 20210246063
 
METHOD OF FABRICATING A GLASS-CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITE 
045 20210246066
 
MANUFACTURING PROCESS FOR STRIAE-FREE MULTICOMPONENT CHALCOGENIDE GLASSES VIA MULTIPLE FINING STEPS 
046 20210246099
 
PROCESS FOR SYNTHESIS AND PURIFICATION OF (2R,6R)-HYDROXYNORKETAMINE 
047 20210246109
 
POTENT AND SELECTIVE INHIBITORS OF CYTOCHROME P450 
048 20210246125
 
PYRANONE COMPOUNDS USEFUL TO MODULATE OMA1 PROTEASE 
049 20210246137
 
COMPOUNDS AND METHOD FOR BLOCKING TRANSMISSION OF MALARIAL PARASITE 
050 20210246140
 
MODULATORS OF METABOTROPIC GLUTAMATE RECEPTOR 2 
051 20210246141
 
Pyrazolo[4,3-d]pyrimidines as Antitumor Agents 
052 20210246170
 
Compositions and Methods for Preventing and Treating Coronavirus Infection - SARS-COV-2 Vaccines 
053 20210246180
 
METHODS FOR EXPRESSING PROTEINS IN AXONS 
054 20210246186
 
NOVEL RECEPTORS FOR LIGAND-DEPENDENT TRANSCRIPTIONAL REGULATION 
055 20210246202
 
TREATMENTS RELATED TO GH/IGF-1 AXIS INHIBITION 
056 20210246211
 
DRUG DELIVERY COMPOSITIONS AND USES THEREOF 
057 20210246226
 
ANTI-TMPRSS2 ANTIBODIES AND ANTIGEN-BINDING FRAGMENTS 
058 20210246266
 
HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE TWO-STAGE PHOTOPOLYMERS 
059 20210246343
 
ENHANCED ADHESION OF COTTONSEED PROTEIN WITH CATECHOL-CONTAINING PROMOTERS 
060 20210246409
 
MULTIDIRECTIONAL SHEAR STRESS APPARATUS 
061 20210246411
 
MODULAR BIOREACTOR, COMPLIANCE CHAMBER FOR A BIOREACTOR, AND CELL SEEDING APPARATUS 
062 20210246412
 
ELECTROCHEMICAL MICROBIAL SENSOR SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USING SAME 
063 20210246416
 
GLOBAL GENE REGULATORS (GGR) AS VACCINE CANDIDATES AGAINST PARATUBERCULOSIS 
064 20210246432
 
RECOMBINANT INFLUENZA VIRUSES WITH STABILIZED NA 
065 20210246437
 
Compositions and Methods for Treating Celiac Sprue Disease 
066 20210246439
 
ENGINEERED BI-STABLE TOGGLE SWITCH AND USES THEREOF 
067 20210246440
 
SCALABLE METHOD FOR ISOLATION AND SEQUENCE-VERIFICATION OF OLIGONUCLEOTIDES FROM COMPLEX LIBRARIES 
068 20210246442
 
COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING OR PREVENTING LUPUS 
069 20210246446
 
tRNA/pre-miRNA Compositions and Use in Treating Cancer 
070 20210246452
 
RNA NANOSTRUCTURES AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING RNA NANOSTRUCTURES 
071 20210246454
 
SPLICE MODULATING OLIGONUCLEOTIDES TARGETING RECEPTOR FOR ADVANCED GLYCATION END PRODUCTS AND METHODS OF USE 
072 20210246455
 
MULTIPLEX ASSAY 
073 20210246494
 
Methods of Epigenetic Analysis 
074 20210246496
 
TARGET ENRICHMENT VIA ENZYMATIC DIGESTION IN NEXT GENERATION SEQUENCING 
075 20210246502
 
RAPID IDENTIFICATION OF STRAINS FROM SEQUENCE DATA 
076 20210246503
 
LINEAGE TRACING USING MITOCHONDRIAL GENOME MUTATIONS AND SINGLE CELL GENOMICS 
077 20210246509
 
METHODS UTILIZING LEUKOCYTE RNA EXPRESSION IN PROGNOSIS EVALUATION OF MEDICAL INTERVENTIONS FOR EPILEPSY 
078 20210246519
 
SPIKED PRIMERS FOR ENRICHMENT OF PATHOGEN NUCLEIC ACIDS AMONG BACKGROUND OF NUCLEIC ACIDS 
079 20210246551
 
SYSTEMS FOR PROCESSING WITH MEAN FREE PATH LIMITED SPECIES 
080 20210246562
 
ELECTROLYZERS FOR THE REDUCTION OF CARBON DIOXIDE TO FORMATE 
081 20210246569
 
METAL-COATED POROUS POLYMERIC STAMP MATERIALS FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL IMPRINTING 
082 20210246850
 
METHOD OF REDUCING LOW ENERGY FLOW IN AN ISOLATOR OF A FLIGHT VEHICLE AIR BREATHING ENGINE 
083 20210247152
 
DUCT MOUNTED HEAT EXCHANGER 
084 20210247180
 
ULTRA-SENSITIVE SPECKLE ANALYZING SYSTEM 
085 20210247239
 
DISTRIBUTED SPINTRONIC/CMOS SENSOR NETWORK FOR THERMAL AWARE SYSTEMS 
086 20210247285
 
EVALUATING CHANGES IN BONDING INTERACTIONS BETWEEN INCLUSIONS AND A THERMOPLASTIC MATRIX 
087 20210247331
 
DUAL-ENERGY CT THROUGH PRIMARY BEAM MODULATION 
088 20210247347
 
ELECTRONIC CONDUCTANCE IN BIOELECTRONIC DEVICES AND SYSTEMS 
089 20210247351
 
GOLD NANOPARTICLE AGGREGATION-INDUCED QUANTITATIVE PHOTOTHERMAL BIOSENSING USING A THERMOMETER 
090 20210247375
 
HIGH SPATIAL RESOLUTION CELLULAR MONITORING TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS AND METHODS 
091 20210247390
 
MAGNETIC SEPARATION OF BIOLOGICAL ENTITIES FROM FLUID SAMPLE 
092 20210247391
 
IDENTIFICATION OF A T CELL EPITOPE OF PREVOTELLA COPRI THAT INDUCES T CELL RESPONSES IN PATIENTS WITH REHUMATOID ARTHRITIS 
093 20210247406
 
METHOD AND COMPOSITIONS FOR THE TREATMENT AND DETECTION OF ENDOTHELIN-1 RELATED KIDNEY DISEASES 
094 20210247557
 
TEMPLATED MATERIALS, STRUCTURES INCLUDING THE MATERIALS, AND METHODS OF USING AND FORMING SAME 
095 20210247797
 
COMPUTE-ADAPTIVE CLOCK MANAGEMENT FOR MACHINE LEARNING ACCELERATORS 
096 20210247839
 
ON-CHIP VOLTAGE ASSIGNMENT THROUGH PARTICLE SWARM OPTIMIZATION 
097 20210248204
 
SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATICALLY IDENTIFYING AND LINKING NAMES IN DIGITAL RESOURCES 
098 20210248335
 
METHOD FOR PASSIVE WIRELESS CHANNEL ESTIMATION IN RADIO FREQUENCY NETWORK AND APPARATUS FOR SAME 
099 20210248443
 
Fuzzy Cyber Detection Pattern Matching 
100 20210248480
 
RELATING COMPLEX DATA 
101 20210248516
 
Computational Analysis to Predict Molecular Recognition Space of Monoclonal Antibodies Through Random-Sequence Peptide Arrays 
102 20210249102
 
METHODS FOR COMPARATIVE METAGENOMIC ANALYSIS 
103 20210249331
 
Low-Temperature Deposition of High-Quality Aluminum Nitride Films for Heat Spreading Applications 
104 20210249468
 
MULTIFERROIC HETEROSTRUCTURES 
105 20210249513
 
POLARIZATION-INDUCED 2D HOLE GASES FOR HIGH-VOLTAGE P-CHANNEL TRANSISTORS 
106 20210249583
 
Superconducting Switch 
107 20210249618
 
ELECTRICALLY GATED NANOSTRUCTURE DEVICES 
108 20210249693
 
INTERFACE DESIGN FOR HIGH CURRENT DENSITY CYCLING OF SOLID STATE BATTERY 
109 20210249862
 
DOUBLE SYNCHRONOUS UNIFIED VIRTUAL OSCILLATOR CONTROL FOR GRID-FORMING AND GRID-FOLLOWING POWER ELECTRONIC CONVERTERS 
110 20210249974
 
SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMBINED HEAT AND ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION 
111 20210250025
 
ELECTRONIC ENVIRONMENTAL SENSOR TAG 
112 20210250049
 
Adaptive Cross-Layer Error Control Coding for Heterogeneous Application Environments 
113 20210250059
 
Radio Frequency Clocked Device 
114 20210250075
 
SINGLE INPUT SINGLE OUTPUT (SISO) PHYSICAL LAYER KEY EXCHANGE 
115 20210250085
 
PERFORMANCE-BASED LINK MANAGEMENT COMMUNICATIONS 
116 20210250101
 
QUANTUM ATOMIC RECEIVING ANTENNA AND QUANTUM SENSING OF RADIOFREQUENCY RADIATION 
117 20210250298
 
SELECTIVE SENSOR DATA TRANSMISSION 
118 20210250420
 
DEVICE-FREE ACTIVITY IDENTIFICATION USING FINE-GRAINED WIFI SIGNATURES 
119 20210250525
 
MOBILE GAS AND CHEMICAL IMAGING CAMERA 
120 20210250536
 
LOW POWER IN-PIXEL SINGLE SLOPE ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERTER (ADC) 

Up to Start Of Table

Patent Applications Count By Department

The count of taxpayer-funded patents granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) this week that contain a Government Interest Statement in the body of the patent documents or where the government is an assignee. Agency numbers are aggregated by the agency named in the Government Interests Statement and the contract number cited in the patent.

Department This Week
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 57
National Science Foundation (NSF) 24
Department of Defense (DOD) 20
Department of Energy (DOE) 18
Department of Agriculture (USDA) 4
Department of Commerce (DOC) 3
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 2
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 1
Department of Transportation (USDOT) 1
Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) 1
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 1
MITRE Corporation (MITRE) 1
Small Business Administration (SBA) 1
Government Rights Acknowledged 2

Patent Applications by Funding Agency

FedInvent Patents reflects patents with Government Interests Statements in the body of the patent as required by the Bayh-Dole Act indicating the holder of a federal contract, grant, or cooperative agreement has elected to retain the title of inventions conceived and reduced to practice during that contract; and patents where an agency of the US Federal government has elected to retain the title to the patent.

About The Icons On the List Below

  • The icon takes you to the full text version of the patent application at USPTO;
  • The icon takes you to the PDF version of the patent application at USPTO; and
  • The icon takes you to the details about the patent on the FedInvent Details page.
  • When you use the icon the patent you are interested appears at the top of the list on the details page.

Click the Panel to See The Patent Application for Each Agency

Take Me To The Details
Patent Title
001 20210244280
 
Wireless Neural Recording Devices And System With Two Stage RF And NIR Power Delivery And Programming 
002 20210244307
 
SOFT TISSUE MATRIX CHARACTERIZATION USING STRETCHED EXPONENTIAL RELAXATION MODELING 
003 20210244346
 
Cell-collecting falloposcope and method for ovarian cancer detection 
004 20210244659
 
COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR IN SITU-FORMING TISSUE CONSTRUCTS 
005 20210244668
 
Particles for Delivery of Proteins and Peptides 
006 20210244686
 
Novel Systems And Methods For The Therapeutic Use of Cannabinoids or Cannabinoid Analogs to Increase The Lipid Order of Cholesterol Containing Cell Membranes 
007 20210244694
 
BHB-Citrate Combination Products for Renal Health and Treating Disease 
008 20210244695
 
Methods and Compositions for Supporting Renal Health 
009 20210244721
 
SMALL MOLECULE ENTEROVIRUS INHIBITORS AND USES THEREOF 
010 20210244734
 
METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR IMPROVING ARTERIOVENOUS FISTULA MATURATION AND MAINTAINING ARTERIOVENOUS FISTULA FUNCTIONALITY 
011 20210244740
 
INHIBITORS OF RSV REPLICATION AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF 
012 20210244748
 
COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR SUPPRESSING OR REDUCING SYSTEMIC IMMUNE RESPONSE IN A SUBJECT 
013 20210244754
 
DEOXYNUCLEOSIDE THERAPY FOR DISEASES CAUSED BY UNBALANCED NUCLEOTIDE POOLS INCLUDING MITOCHONDRIAL DNA DEPLETION SYNDROMES 
014 20210244764
 
NOVEL CELLULAR RECEPTORS AND USES THEREOF 
015 20210244802
 
Endolysins Active Against Bacillus Bacteria, Pharmaceutical Compositions, and Methods Relating Thereto 
016 20210244822
 
CONJUGATES WITH INTERNAL AND TERMINAL-END HEPAROSAN LINKAGES 
017 20210244824
 
POLYPEPTIDE CONJUGATES FOR INTRACELLULAR DELIVERY OF NUCLEIC ACIDS 
018 20210244826
 
SHORT INTERFERING RNA TEMPLATED LIPOPROTEIN PARTICLES (SIRNA-TLP) 
019 20210244830
 
TMEM-MCD IN THE MINIMALLY INVASIVE ASSESSMENT OF THE ACTIVITY STATUS OF TMEM IN ITS DISSEMINATION OF TUMOR CELLS 
020 20210244831
 
POLYDOPAMINE DECORATED TOBACCO MOSAIC THERANOSTIC VIRUS NANOPARTICLES 
021 20210244850
 
INJECTABLE SILK FIBROIN PARTICLES AND USES THEREOF 
022 20210244851
 
COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TARGETING ANGIOGENESIS FOR FRACTURE NONUNION TREATMENT UNDER INFLAMMATORY DISEASES 
023 20210244911
 
PERCUTANEOUS PULMONARY ARTERY DRAINAGE DEVICE 
024 20210246099
 
PROCESS FOR SYNTHESIS AND PURIFICATION OF (2R,6R)-HYDROXYNORKETAMINE 
025 20210246109
 
POTENT AND SELECTIVE INHIBITORS OF CYTOCHROME P450 
026 20210246125
 
PYRANONE COMPOUNDS USEFUL TO MODULATE OMA1 PROTEASE 
027 20210246137
 
COMPOUNDS AND METHOD FOR BLOCKING TRANSMISSION OF MALARIAL PARASITE 
028 20210246140
 
MODULATORS OF METABOTROPIC GLUTAMATE RECEPTOR 2 
029 20210246141
 
Pyrazolo[4,3-d]pyrimidines as Antitumor Agents 
030 20210246170
 
Compositions and Methods for Preventing and Treating Coronavirus Infection - SARS-COV-2 Vaccines 
031 20210246180
 
METHODS FOR EXPRESSING PROTEINS IN AXONS 
032 20210246186
 
NOVEL RECEPTORS FOR LIGAND-DEPENDENT TRANSCRIPTIONAL REGULATION 
033 20210246202
 
TREATMENTS RELATED TO GH/IGF-1 AXIS INHIBITION 
034 20210246211
 
DRUG DELIVERY COMPOSITIONS AND USES THEREOF 
035 20210246226
 
ANTI-TMPRSS2 ANTIBODIES AND ANTIGEN-BINDING FRAGMENTS 
036 20210246409
 
MULTIDIRECTIONAL SHEAR STRESS APPARATUS 
037 20210246411
 
MODULAR BIOREACTOR, COMPLIANCE CHAMBER FOR A BIOREACTOR, AND CELL SEEDING APPARATUS 
038 20210246432
 
RECOMBINANT INFLUENZA VIRUSES WITH STABILIZED NA 
039 20210246439
 
ENGINEERED BI-STABLE TOGGLE SWITCH AND USES THEREOF 
040 20210246440
 
SCALABLE METHOD FOR ISOLATION AND SEQUENCE-VERIFICATION OF OLIGONUCLEOTIDES FROM COMPLEX LIBRARIES 
041 20210246442
 
COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING OR PREVENTING LUPUS 
042 20210246446
 
tRNA/pre-miRNA Compositions and Use in Treating Cancer 
043 20210246454
 
SPLICE MODULATING OLIGONUCLEOTIDES TARGETING RECEPTOR FOR ADVANCED GLYCATION END PRODUCTS AND METHODS OF USE 
044 20210246455
 
MULTIPLEX ASSAY 
045 20210246494
 
Methods of Epigenetic Analysis 
046 20210246496
 
TARGET ENRICHMENT VIA ENZYMATIC DIGESTION IN NEXT GENERATION SEQUENCING 
047 20210246502
 
RAPID IDENTIFICATION OF STRAINS FROM SEQUENCE DATA 
048 20210246503
 
LINEAGE TRACING USING MITOCHONDRIAL GENOME MUTATIONS AND SINGLE CELL GENOMICS 
049 20210246509
 
METHODS UTILIZING LEUKOCYTE RNA EXPRESSION IN PROGNOSIS EVALUATION OF MEDICAL INTERVENTIONS FOR EPILEPSY 
050 20210246519
 
SPIKED PRIMERS FOR ENRICHMENT OF PATHOGEN NUCLEIC ACIDS AMONG BACKGROUND OF NUCLEIC ACIDS 
051 20210247331
 
DUAL-ENERGY CT THROUGH PRIMARY BEAM MODULATION 
052 20210247347
 
ELECTRONIC CONDUCTANCE IN BIOELECTRONIC DEVICES AND SYSTEMS 
053 20210247351
 
GOLD NANOPARTICLE AGGREGATION-INDUCED QUANTITATIVE PHOTOTHERMAL BIOSENSING USING A THERMOMETER 
054 20210247391
 
IDENTIFICATION OF A T CELL EPITOPE OF PREVOTELLA COPRI THAT INDUCES T CELL RESPONSES IN PATIENTS WITH REHUMATOID ARTHRITIS 
055 20210247406
 
METHOD AND COMPOSITIONS FOR THE TREATMENT AND DETECTION OF ENDOTHELIN-1 RELATED KIDNEY DISEASES 
056 20210249102
 
METHODS FOR COMPARATIVE METAGENOMIC ANALYSIS 
057 20210250420
 
DEVICE-FREE ACTIVITY IDENTIFICATION USING FINE-GRAINED WIFI SIGNATURES 

Up to Start Of Table

Take Me To The Details
Patent Title
001 20210244022
 
COLLOIDAL PARTICLE FORMULATIONS WITH ADVANCED FUNCTIONALITY 
002 20210245395
 
1/METHOD OF FORMING PATTERNS IN LAYERED MATERIALS AT AN ATOMIC SCALE 
003 20210246031
 
GRAPHENE MONOXIDE COMPOSITIONS OF MATTER AND ELECTRODES COMPRISING THEM 
004 20210246045
 
SYNTHESIS OF AEROSOL GELS IN A BUOYANCY-OPPOSED FLAME REACTOR 
005 20210246266
 
HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE TWO-STAGE PHOTOPOLYMERS 
006 20210246412
 
ELECTROCHEMICAL MICROBIAL SENSOR SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USING SAME 
007 20210246455
 
MULTIPLEX ASSAY 
008 20210246569
 
METAL-COATED POROUS POLYMERIC STAMP MATERIALS FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL IMPRINTING 
009 20210247180
 
ULTRA-SENSITIVE SPECKLE ANALYZING SYSTEM 
010 20210247239
 
DISTRIBUTED SPINTRONIC/CMOS SENSOR NETWORK FOR THERMAL AWARE SYSTEMS 
011 20210247285
 
EVALUATING CHANGES IN BONDING INTERACTIONS BETWEEN INCLUSIONS AND A THERMOPLASTIC MATRIX 
012 20210247351
 
GOLD NANOPARTICLE AGGREGATION-INDUCED QUANTITATIVE PHOTOTHERMAL BIOSENSING USING A THERMOMETER 
013 20210247375
 
HIGH SPATIAL RESOLUTION CELLULAR MONITORING TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS AND METHODS 
014 20210247390
 
MAGNETIC SEPARATION OF BIOLOGICAL ENTITIES FROM FLUID SAMPLE 
015 20210247797
 
COMPUTE-ADAPTIVE CLOCK MANAGEMENT FOR MACHINE LEARNING ACCELERATORS 
016 20210247839
 
ON-CHIP VOLTAGE ASSIGNMENT THROUGH PARTICLE SWARM OPTIMIZATION 
017 20210248335
 
METHOD FOR PASSIVE WIRELESS CHANNEL ESTIMATION IN RADIO FREQUENCY NETWORK AND APPARATUS FOR SAME 
018 20210248480
 
RELATING COMPLEX DATA 
019 20210248516
 
Computational Analysis to Predict Molecular Recognition Space of Monoclonal Antibodies Through Random-Sequence Peptide Arrays 
020 20210249102
 
METHODS FOR COMPARATIVE METAGENOMIC ANALYSIS 
021 20210249513
 
POLARIZATION-INDUCED 2D HOLE GASES FOR HIGH-VOLTAGE P-CHANNEL TRANSISTORS 
022 20210249862
 
DOUBLE SYNCHRONOUS UNIFIED VIRTUAL OSCILLATOR CONTROL FOR GRID-FORMING AND GRID-FOLLOWING POWER ELECTRONIC CONVERTERS 
023 20210250025
 
ELECTRONIC ENVIRONMENTAL SENSOR TAG 
024 20210250420
 
DEVICE-FREE ACTIVITY IDENTIFICATION USING FINE-GRAINED WIFI SIGNATURES 

Up to Start Of Table

Take Me To The Details

Department of Defense (DOD) Agencies

Patent Title
001 20210244799
 
USES OF GLUCAGON-LIKE PEPTIDE-1 RECEPTOR AGONISTS FOR TREATING TRAUMA-INDUCED HEARING LOSS 
002 20210244854
 
EXPANDABLE BONE AND TISSUE REGENERATION SYSTEM, AND APPLICATIONS OF SAME 
003 20210244989
 
Activated Carbon Supported Ni0Fe0 Nanoparticles for Reductive Transformation of Perfluoroalkyl-Containing Compounds 
004 20210245491
 
APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PEELING A LINER AWAY FROM A SUBSTRATE 
005 20210246437
 
Compositions and Methods for Treating Celiac Sprue Disease 
006 20210246850
 
METHOD OF REDUCING LOW ENERGY FLOW IN AN ISOLATOR OF A FLIGHT VEHICLE AIR BREATHING ENGINE 
007 20210249331
 
Low-Temperature Deposition of High-Quality Aluminum Nitride Films for Heat Spreading Applications 
008 20210249468
 
MULTIFERROIC HETEROSTRUCTURES 

Department of the ARMY (DOA)

Patent Title
001 20210244439
 
Methods, Systems, and Devices for Surgical Access and Insertion 
002 20210244686
 
Novel Systems And Methods For The Therapeutic Use of Cannabinoids or Cannabinoid Analogs to Increase The Lipid Order of Cholesterol Containing Cell Membranes 
003 20210244799
 
USES OF GLUCAGON-LIKE PEPTIDE-1 RECEPTOR AGONISTS FOR TREATING TRAUMA-INDUCED HEARING LOSS 
004 20210244850
 
INJECTABLE SILK FIBROIN PARTICLES AND USES THEREOF 
005 20210244854
 
EXPANDABLE BONE AND TISSUE REGENERATION SYSTEM, AND APPLICATIONS OF SAME 
006 20210244989
 
Activated Carbon Supported Ni0Fe0 Nanoparticles for Reductive Transformation of Perfluoroalkyl-Containing Compounds 
007 20210250536
 
LOW POWER IN-PIXEL SINGLE SLOPE ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERTER (ADC) 

Department of the Navy (DON) | United States Marine Corps (USMC)

Patent Title
001 20210244802
 
Endolysins Active Against Bacillus Bacteria, Pharmaceutical Compositions, and Methods Relating Thereto 
002 20210246066
 
MANUFACTURING PROCESS FOR STRIAE-FREE MULTICOMPONENT CHALCOGENIDE GLASSES VIA MULTIPLE FINING STEPS 
003 20210246452
 
RNA NANOSTRUCTURES AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING RNA NANOSTRUCTURES 
004 20210250025
 
ELECTRONIC ENVIRONMENTAL SENSOR TAG 
005 20210250049
 
Adaptive Cross-Layer Error Control Coding for Heterogeneous Application Environments 

Department of the Air Force (DAF)| United States Space Force (USSF)

Patent Title
001 20210245491
 
APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PEELING A LINER AWAY FROM A SUBSTRATE 
002 20210246030
 
Methods for Producing Graphene-Based Materials from Graphite 
003 20210248443
 
Fuzzy Cyber Detection Pattern Matching 
004 20210249513
 
POLARIZATION-INDUCED 2D HOLE GASES FOR HIGH-VOLTAGE P-CHANNEL TRANSISTORS 

Up to Start Of Table

Take Me To The Details
Patent Title
001 20210244751
 
METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR PROTECTION OF CELLS AND TISSUES FROM COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY RADIATION 
002 20210245112
 
MIXED MATRIX MEMBRANES, AND RELATED GAS SEPARATION MEMBRANE APPARATUSES, GASEOUS FLUID TREATMENT SYSTEMS, AND METHODS 
003 20210245139
 
CATALYST SUPPORT MATERIALS, CATALYST SUPPORTS, CATALYSTS AND REACTION METHODS USING CATALYSTS 
004 20210245182
 
SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF ELECTRON BEAM INDUCED PROCESSING 
005 20210245246
 
COMPLIANT HEAT EXCHANGERS, HEAT PIPES AND METHODS FOR MAKING SAME 
006 20210245296
 
SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LASER PROCESSING OF SOLID-STATE BATTERIES 
007 20210246031
 
GRAPHENE MONOXIDE COMPOSITIONS OF MATTER AND ELECTRODES COMPRISING THEM 
008 20210246032
 
LARGE SCALE SYNTHESIS OF RESORCINOL-FORMALDEHYDE AEROGEL 
009 20210246063
 
METHOD OF FABRICATING A GLASS-CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITE 
010 20210246412
 
ELECTROCHEMICAL MICROBIAL SENSOR SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USING SAME 
011 20210246551
 
SYSTEMS FOR PROCESSING WITH MEAN FREE PATH LIMITED SPECIES 
012 20210246562
 
ELECTROLYZERS FOR THE REDUCTION OF CARBON DIOXIDE TO FORMATE 
013 20210247557
 
TEMPLATED MATERIALS, STRUCTURES INCLUDING THE MATERIALS, AND METHODS OF USING AND FORMING SAME 
014 20210248204
 
SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATICALLY IDENTIFYING AND LINKING NAMES IN DIGITAL RESOURCES 
015 20210249618
 
ELECTRICALLY GATED NANOSTRUCTURE DEVICES 
016 20210249693
 
INTERFACE DESIGN FOR HIGH CURRENT DENSITY CYCLING OF SOLID STATE BATTERY 
017 20210249974
 
SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMBINED HEAT AND ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION 
018 20210250525
 
MOBILE GAS AND CHEMICAL IMAGING CAMERA 

Up to Start Of Table

Emerging Technology

Emerging Climate Change Technologies

Patents containing 'Y" CPC symbols indicate emerging technologies important to US scientific leadership.

Patent documents that contain a Y02 or Y04 CPC symbol are already classified elsewhere. USPTO add the Y symbols to the classification data is to monitor new technological development covering clean technology and inventions impacting climate change, important American science and technology interests.

Y02 — Green House Gas Mitigation — Y02 covers selected technologies, which control, reduce or prevent anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG), in the framework of the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement, and technologies that allow adapting to the adverse effects of climate change. Y02A covers technologies for adaptation to climate change, — technologies that allow adapting to the adverse effects of climate change in human, industrial (including agriculture and livestock), and economic activities. Y02P covers climate change mitigation technologies in any kind of industrial processing or production activity, including the agroalimentary industry (relating to agriculture and food), agriculture, fishing, ranching, and the like.

Y04 — Enabling Technologies — Y04 is focused on the information and communications inventions that facilitate climate change technology. Y04S covers systems integrating technologies related to power network operation, communication or information technologies for improving electrical power generation, transmission, distribution, management, or usage. Examples of the art covered here are technologies related to smart grids, home appliances, and systems supporting the interoperability of electric or hybrid vehicles.

About The Icons On the List Below

  • The icon takes you to the full text version of the patent application at USPTO;
  • The icon takes you to the PDF version of the patent application at USPTO; and
  • The icon takes you to the details about the patent on the FedInvent Details page.
  • When you use the icon the patent application you are interested appears at the top of the list on the details page.
Class
Y02T Climate Change Mitigation Technologies Related to Transportation
20210246850  METHOD OF REDUCING LOW ENERGY FLOW IN AN ISOLATOR OF A FLIGHT VEHICLE AIR BREATHING ENGINE      

Count of patent applications funded by The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Department | Agency This Week
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)57
National Institutes of Health (NIH)51
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)9
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)9
National Cancer Institute (NCI)9
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)8
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)5
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)4
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)3
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)2
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)2
Office of the Director (NIHOD)2
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)2
National Institute on Aging (NIA)2
National Eye Institute (NEI)2
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)2
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)2
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)1
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)1
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)1

Up to Start Of Table

Higher Education Research and Development (HERD)

FedInvent follows the HERD the Higher Education Research and Development institutions — the colleges and universities; research institutions, and medical schools that benefit from federal funding and rely on it to make important discoveries that drive American innovation. Taxpayer funded patents coming from mostly American and sometime foreign universities are an important indicia of the vitality of the American innovation ecosphere.

MEMBERS OF THE HERD

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) Survey is the primary source of information on R&D expenditures at 916 US colleges and universities that expended at least $150,000 in separately accounted for R&D in the fiscal year. We use the NSF list to keep track of which colleges and universities are receiving taxpayer-funded patents and filing patent applications.

WATCH This SPACE

We're working on our data analytics and will be reporting taxpayer-funded patents and patent applications shortly. In the meantime, FedInvent will post interesting information about the HERD Innovation Ecosphere here.

Top Ten Universities By R&D Expenditures
  1. Johns Hopkins University
  2. University of Michigan
  3. University of Washington
  4. University of California, San Diego
  5. University of California, San Francisco
  6. Columbia University in the City of New York
  7. Stanford University
  8. University Pittsburgh
  9. University Pennsylvania
  10. Duke University

Patent Applications by Scientific Domain.

This section contains the number of patents organiized by high level scientific and technical domain. The data is arranged by the first Cooperative Patent Classification System (CPC) patent symbol assigned to the patent. This indicates the scope and nature of the patented invention for a patent or a patent application.

Global patent offices use patent classification as their lingua franca — the common language — for exchanging information about inventions and what scientific and technical art a patent contains. The classifications assigned to a patent are used by patent examiners to find prior art and to determine if a particular patent's claims are novel. Patent classifications are also used for global enforcement of patent rights, treaties, and agreements.

Class Class Definition First
(Original)
Inventive
(CrossRef)
CPC A61 Medical or Veterinary Science; Hygiene 28 191
CPC C12 Biochemistry; Beer; Spirits; Wine; Vinegar; Microbiology; Enzymology; Mutation or Genetic Engineering 19 63
CPC C07 Organic Chemistry 12 58
CPC G01 Measuring; Testing 10 53
CPC B01 Physical or Chemical Processes or Apparatus in General 3 39
CPC G06 Computing; Calculating; Counting 7 31
CPC H04 Electric Communication Technique 8 27
CPC H01 Basic Electric Elements 6 24
CPC C01 Inorganic Chemistry 4 20
CPC A01 Agriculture; Forestry; Animal Husbandry; Hunting; Trapping; Fishing 2 14
CPC C03 Glass; Mineral or Slag Wool 2 11
CPC C08 Organic Macromolecular Compounds; Their Preparation or Chemical Working-up; Compositions Based Thereon 1 9
CPC C02 Treatment of Water, Waste Water, Sewage, or Sludge 0 10
CPC G16 Information and Communication Technology [ICT] Specially Adapted for Specific Application Fields 1 8
CPC C23 Coating Metallic Material; Coating Material With Metallic Material; Chemical Surface Treatment; Diffusion Treatment of Metallic Material; Coating by Vacuum Evaporation, by Sputtering, by Ion Implantation or by Chemical Vapour Deposition, in General; Inhibiting Corrosion of Metallic Material or Incrustation in General 1 6
CPC F28 Heat Exchange in General 1 6
CPC C25 Electrolytic or Electrophoretic Processes; Apparatus Therefor 2 4
CPC H03 Basic Electronic Circuitry 2 3
CPC B32 Layered Products 1 4
CPC G02 Optics 1 4
CPC H02 Generation; Conversion or Distribution of Electric Power 2 2
CPC B05 Spraying or Atomising in General; Applying Fluent Materials to Surfaces, in General 1 3
CPC F02 Combustion Engines; Hot-gas or Combustion-product Engine Plants 1 3
CPC A62 Life-saving; Fire-fighting 1 2
CPC B22 Casting; Powder Metallurgy 1 2
CPC B23 Machine Tools; Metal-working Not Otherwise Provided for 1 1
CPC B28 Working Cement, Clay, or Stone 1 1
CPC C09 Dyes; Paints; Polishes; Natural Resins; Adhesives; Compositions Not Otherwise Provided For; Applications of Materials Not Otherwise Provided for 1 1
CPC Y02 Technologies or Applications for Mitigation or Adaptation Against Climate Change 0 1

Up to Start Of Table

Count of Inventors by Country and U.S. State

Patent Applications by country and state based on location information of first named inventors and all listed inventors.

Country First Named Inventors All Inventors
United States of America 117 376
Netherlands 1 6
China PRC 1 4
India 1 1
United Kingdom 0 4
South Korea 0 3
Belgium 0 2
Japan 0 2
Switzerland 0 1
Spain 0 1
France 0 1
U.S. State First Named Inventors All Inventors
California 23 63
Arizona 11 35
Massachusetts 9 36
New York 9 27
Maryland 7 23
Colorado 5 22
Illinois 5 15
Pennsylvania 5 11
Michigan 3 17
Georgia 3 12
Washington 3 9
Connecticut 3 7
Missouri 3 6
Texas 3 5
Wisconsin 3 5
North Carolina 2 9
Indiana 2 5
Kentucky 2 5
Louisiana 2 5
Ohio 2 4
Oklahoma 2 2
Tennessee 1 9
New Jersey 1 6
Virginia 1 6
Nebraska 1 5
Florida 1 4
Idaho 1 4
Minnesota 1 4
South Carolina 1 4
Arkansas 1 3
Alabama 1 2
Iowa 0 3
District of Columbia 0 1
Oregon 0 1

Up to Start Of Table

Count of Assignees and Applicants by Country and U.S. State

Patent Applications by country and state based on location information of Assignees and Applicants.

Country Assignees Applicants
United States of America 38151
Japan 01
U.S. State Assignees Applicants
Massachusetts 716
California 523
Illinois 48
Maryland 47
New York 211
Georgia 27
Missouri 24
New Jersey 23
Indiana 22
New Hampshire 22
Colorado 16
Pennsylvania 15
Texas 13
Virginia 13
Iowa 11
Louisiana 11
Arizona 015
District of Columbia 05
North Carolina 04
Wisconsin 04
Kentucky 03
Michigan 03
Ohio 03
Connecticut 02
Oklahoma 02
Arkansas 01
Florida 01
Idaho 01
Minnesota 01
Nebraska 01
South Carolina 01
Tennessee 01
Washington 01

Up to Start Of Table

Technology Center Explainer

How Tech Centers and Art Units Are Organized And Why It Matters

Patents travel from Technology Center to Art Unit to Group Art Unit to Patent Examiner.

The USPTO's patent corps is organized into Technology Centers (TCs), groups of patent examiners with specific scientific and technical domain expertise. Technology Centers are further divided into Art Units (AUs) organized by major types of inventive art within a scientific or technical domain. Art Units are organized into Group Art Units, even more specialized and granular teams of examiners.

Group Art Units (GAUs) are where patent examiners prosecute patent applications. Patent applications are docketed to examiners based on of specific subject matter classifications of a particular GAU.

Understanding Technology Centers, Art Units and Group Art Units helps you understand what type of inventions are being prosecuted within each scientific and technical domain, how long it takes from the date a patent application is filed to the time a final decision on the patentability of the invention is made.

Patents examined here cover:

Art Unit Technical & Scientific Domains
1610 Organic Compounds: Bio-affecting, Body Treating, Drug Delivery, Steroids, Herbicides, Pesticides, Cosmetics, and Drugs
1620 Organic Chemistry
1630 Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Nucleic Acids, Recombinant DNA and RNA, Gene Regulation, Nucleic Acid Amplification, Animals and Plants, Combinatorial/ Computational Chemistry
1640 Immunology, Receptor/Ligands, Cytokines Recombinant Hormones, and Molecular Biology
1650 Fermentation, Microbiology, Isolated and Recombinant Proteins/Enzyme
1660 Plants

About Plant Patents

Plant Patents are granted by the Government to an inventor who has invented or discovered and asexually reproduced a distinct and new variety of plant, other than a tuber propagated plant or a plant found in an uncultivated state. If you've ever eaten a pluot, you've enjoyed the fruit of a plant patent.

Plant patent numbers begin with a "PP" followed by a five digit number. The first Plant Patent was issued in 1931. Plant patents are valid for 20 years from the filing date.

Patents examined here cover:

Art Unit Technical & Scientific Domains
1710 Coating, Etching, Cleaning, Single Crystal Growth
1720 Fuel Cells, Batteries, Solar Cells, Liquid Crystal Composition
1730 Metallurgy, Metal Working, Inorganic Chemistry, Catalysts, Electrophotography, Photolithography
1740 Tires, Adhesive Bonding, Glass/Paper making, Plastics Shaping & Molding
1760 Organic Chemistry, Polymers, Compositions
1770 Chemical Apparatus, Separation and Purification, Liquid and Gas Contact Apparatus
1780 Miscellaneous Articles, Stock Material, Adhesive Composition, Fabrics
1790 Food, Analytical Chemistry, Sterilization, Biochemistry, Electrochemistry

Patents examined here cover:

Art Unit Technical & Scientific Domains
2110 Coating, Etching, Cleaning, Single Crystal Growth
2120 Miscellaneous Articles, Stock Material, Adhesive Composition, Fabrics
2130 Fuel Cells, Batteries, Solar Cells, Liquid Crystal Composition
2140/2170 Metallurgy, Metal Working, Inorganic Chemistry, Catalysts, Electrophotography, Photolithography
2150/2160 Tires, Adhesive Bonding, Glass/Paper making, Plastics Shaping & Molding
2180 Organic Chemistry, Polymers, Compositions
2190 Chemical Apparatus, Separation and Purification, Liquid and Gas Contact Apparatus

Patents examined here cover:

Art Unit Technical & Scientific Domains
2410/2460/2470 Multiplex, VoIP
2420 Cable and Television
2430/2490 Cryptography and Security
2440/2450 Computer Networks
2480 Recording and Compression

Patents examined here cover:

Art Unit Technical & Scientific Domains
2610 Computer Graphic Processing, 3D Animation, Display Color Attribute, Object Processing, Hardware and Memory
2620 Selective Visual Display Systems
2630 Digital and Optical Communications
2640 Telecommunications: Analog Radio Telephone; Satellite and Power Control; Transceivers, Measuring and Testing; Bluetooth; Receivers and Transmitters; Equipment Details
2650 Videophones and Telephonic Communications; Audio Signals; Digital Audio Data Processing; Linguistics, Speech Processing and Audio Compression
2660 Digital Cameras; Image Analysis; Applications; pattern Recognition; Color and Compression; Enhancement and Transformation
2670 Facsimile; Printer; Color; halftone; Scanner; Computer Graphic Processing; 3-D Animation; Display Color; Attributes; Object Processing; Hardware and Memory
2680 Telemetry and Code Generation; Vehicles and System Alarms; Selective Communication; Dynamic Storage Systems; Mechanical parts of Disk Drives; Signal Processing and Control Processing in Disk Drives
2690 Selective Visual Display Systems

More broadly TC 2800 Art Units cover Semiconductors/Memory, Circuits/Measuring and Testing, Optics/Photocopying, Printing/Measuring and Testing.

Patents examined here cover:

Art Unit Technical & Scientific Domains
2810/2820/2890 Semiconductors/Memory
2830/2840 Electrical Circuits and Systems
2850/2860 Printing/Measuring and Testing
2870/2880 Optics

About Design Patents

The design FOR an article. Not to the design OF an article.

Patents examined here cover Design patents cover the appearance of an article. The design for an article consists of the visual characteristics embodied in or applied to an article. Since a design is manifested in appearance, the subject matter of a design patent application may relate to the configuration or shape of an article, to the surface ornamentation applied to an article, to the combination of configuration and surface ornamentation.

Design is inseparable from the article to which it is applied and cannot exist alone merely as a scheme of surface ornamentation. It must be a definite, preconceived thing, capable of reproduction and not merely the chance result of a method.

Design patent numbers begin with a "D" followed by a six-digit number. The first Design Patent was issued in 1843. The term of a design patent is 15 years measured from the date of grant if the design application was filed on or after May 13, 2015 (or 14 years if filed before May 13, 2015).

Patents examined here cover:

Art Unit Technical & Scientific Domains
3610 Surface Transportation
3620 Business Methods — Incentive Programs, Coupons; Operations Research; Electronic Shopping; Health Care; Point of Sale, Inventory, Accounting; Cost/Price, Reservations, Shipping and Transportation; Business Processing
3630 Static Structures, Supports and Furniture
3640 Aeronautics, Agriculture, Fishing, Trapping, Vermin Destroying, Plant and Animal Husbandry, Weaponry, Nuclear Systems, and License and Review
3650 Material and Article Handling
3660 Computerized Vehicle Controls and Navigation, Radio Wave, Optical and Acoustic Wave Communication, Robotics, and Nuclear Systems
3670 Wells, Earth Boring/Moving/Working, Excavating, Mining, Harvesters, Bridges, Roads, Petroleum, Closures, Connections, and Hardware
3680 Business Methods — Incentive Programs, Coupons; Electronic Shopping; Business Cryptography, Voting; Health Care; Point of Sale, Inventory, Accounting; Business Processing, Electronic Negotiation
3690 Business Methods — Finance/Banking/ Insurance

Patents examined here cover:

Art Unit Technical & Scientific Domains
3710 Amusement and Education Devices
3720 Manufacturing Devices and Processes, Machine Tools and Hand Tools
3730 Sheet Container Making, Package Making, Receptacles, Shoes, Apparel, and Tool Driving or Impacting
3740 Thermal and Combustion Technology, Motive and Fluid Power Systems
3750 Fluid Handling and Dispensing
3760 Refrigeration, Vaporization, Ventilation, and Combustion
3770 Medical & Surgical Instruments, Treatment Devices, Surgery and Surgical Supplies
3780 Body Treatment, Kinestherapy, and Exercising

FedInvent Patents

Each week FedInvent analyzes newly granted patents and published patent applications whose origins lead back to funding from the US federal government. We assemble a weekly patent catalog and analyze the inventions, the inventors, and the entities who received the patents. We map the patents back to the agency that funded the R&D that led to the new invention. FedInvent uses the funding opportunity descriptions, the grants, and the contracts that define the research areas of interest ,and the R&D policies and priorities of that drove and are driving the funding to organize each week's patents.

ABOUT OUR DATA

The weekly patent catalog includes patents with government interest statements indicating federal funding; and patents where the assignee, the owner of the invention, is the federal government. This includes work on federal grants, work on federal contracts, innovation by Federal Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) funded by Federal Departments, and University Affiliated Research Centers funded by DoD.

Not every inventor is a government contractor. There are many inventions conceived and patented by scientists and engineers working for the federal government or serving in the military.

THE NUMBERS MAY NOT MATCH THE NUMBER OF PATENTS WE ANALYZE EACH WEEK

The numbers in the tables presented on this page will not add up to the number of patents granted each week because patents are counted by each agency that funded the creation of the invention. Patents and funding have a many-to-many relationship. One patent may have more than one funding grant or contract associated with it. A grant or contract may lead to more than one patent. More than one agency may have funded the inventors or the contract. More than one university or business may have worked together on an invention. When we report the numbers here, we associate a patent with all of the entities and funding that are reflected on the patent and report them to you. This approach presents a more complete picture of what's going on in the federal innovation ecosphere. Put another way, the numbers in the tables presented on this page may not always add up to the number of patents each week because patents are counted by each agency that funded the creation of the invention.

Subscribe to The FedInvent™ Newsletter

 The latest from FedInvent delivered right to your inbox Tuesdays & Thursdays.