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New Taxpayer Funded Patents for Tuesday, June 15, 2021 

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FedInvent analyzed 149 taxpayer-funded patents this week.

On Tuesday, June 15, 2021, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted 149 taxpayer-funded patents; including 132 patents containing government interest statements and 36 patents where federal goverenment agencies were an assignee or applicant. Together, 149 patents granted this week are the result of US government-funded research & development.

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The List of This Week's Patents

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Patent Title
001 11033207
 
Dynamic optical tomographic imaging devices methods and systems 
002 11033212
 
Devices, systems and methods for gravity-enhanced microfluidic collection, handling and transferring of fluids 
003 11033223
 
3D shoulder motion measurement device and scapular angle locator 
004 11033234
 
Optical imaging system and method of making and using the same 
005 11033237
 
Method and apparatus for predicting a use for a blood transfusion 
006 11033238
 
Intelligent apparatus for guidance and data capture during physical repositioning of a patient on a sleep platform 
007 11033306
 
Articulating tool and methods of using 
008 11033408
 
Quasi passive assistive device 
009 11033449
 
Upper-body robotic exoskeleton 
010 11033535
 
Oxadiazoles and thiadiazoles as TGF-β inhibitors 
011 11033541
 
Epimorphic regeneration and related hydrogel delivery systems 
012 11033554
 
Use of dopamine and serotonin receptor antagonists for treatment in a subject with retinal degeneration 
013 11033560
 
Triazole bisphosphonate geranylgeranyl diphosphate synthase inhibitors 
014 11033570
 
Modulation of Lnc05 expression 
015 11033573
 
Non-ionic coacervates for dry, humid and wet adhesion 
016 11033581
 
Methods and treatment of trauma adverse events with oxygen reduced blood 
017 11033588
 
Compositions for treating inflammation and uses thereof 
018 11033600
 
Protease transition state inhibitor prodrugs 
019 11033601
 
Selective inhibition of V1b for treating fatty liver 
020 11033604
 
Reagents and methods for treating bacterial infection 
021 11033611
 
Compositions and methods for administration of an enzyme to a subject\'s airway 
022 11033612
 
Human-enzyme mediated depletion of homocysteine for treating patients with hyperhomocysteinemia and homocystinuria 
023 11033615
 
Zika virus vaccine and methods of production 
024 11033620
 
Combination therapies targeting tumor-associated stroma or tumor cells and microtubules 
025 11033621
 
Combination therapies targeting tumor-associated stroma or tumor cells 
026 11033637
 
Targeted structure-specific particulate delivery systems 
027 11033640
 
Enteric CT contrast material based on low-z atoms 
028 11033659
 
Nanofiber structures and methods of synthesis and use thereof 
029 11033703
 
System and method for emergency apneic oxygenation 
030 11033705
 
Systems and methods for ambulatory generation of nitric oxide 
031 11033706
 
Inverted cylinder hydrostatic ventilator 
032 11033734
 
Treatment of pain using electrical nerve conduction block 
033 11033760
 
Systems and methods for delivering radiotherapy 
034 11033860
 
TiO2 nanofiltration membranes prepared by molecular layer deposition for water purification 
035 11033888
 
Nanofiber electrocatalyst 
036 11033917
 
Powder sieving capsule 
037 11033963
 
Method for making small diameter nickel-titanium metal alloy balls 
038 11033976
 
Soldering fixture 
039 11033981
 
Acousto-optic modulator configurations for quantum processing 
040 11033986
 
Systems and methods for dissimilar material welding 
041 11033997
 
Method for precise control of manufacture of non-rigid thin-walled tube products 
042 11033998
 
Binder compositions of tungsten tetraboride and abrasive methods thereof 
043 11034019
 
Sequence-to-sequence language grounding of non-Markovian task specifications 
044 11034068
 
Encapsulating electronics in high-performance thermoplastics 
045 11034131
 
Method of fabricating a three-dimensionally patterned mechanical energy absorptive material 
046 11034580
 
Method for tumor detection and targeted hyperthermia 
047 11034627
 
Alkane activation with single and bimetallic catalysts 
048 11034647
 
Histone acetyltransferase activators and uses thereof 
049 11034649
 
Benzoylglycine derivatives and methods of making and using same 
050 11034689
 
Small molecule protein arginine methyltransferase 5 (PRMT5) inhibitors and methods of treatment 
051 11034691
 
Sphinogosine-1 -phosphate receptor modulators for treatment of cardiopulmonary disorders 
052 11034736
 
Anti-viral cnidarins 
053 11034740
 
Brachyury deletion mutants, non-yeast vectors encoding Brachyury deletion mutants, and their use 
054 11034744
 
CRP capture/detection of gram positive bacteria 
055 11034752
 
Cell surface coupling of nanoparticles 
056 11034757
 
Combination therapies using agents that target tumor-associated stroma or tumor cells and tumor vasculature 
057 11034761
 
Compositions and methods for reducing adiposity by inhibiting FSH/FSHR 
058 11034766
 
Anti-B7-H6 antibody, fusion proteins, and methods of using the same 
059 11034767
 
High affinity B7-H6 antibodies and antibody fragments 
060 11034774
 
Engineered antibodies for the detection of phosphorylated tyrosine 
061 11034791
 
Mechanophore-grafted polymers to form stress-responsive thermoset network 
062 11034794
 
Ionic polyesters, polyethers, poly(ether sulfones), and related materials 
063 11034796
 
Poly(arylamine)s and uses thereof 
064 11034842
 
Coating for improved surface finish 
065 11034845
 
Nanocomposite formulations for optical applications 
066 11034926
 
Systems and methods for improved performance of fluidic and microfluidic systems 
067 11034928
 
Modular bioreactor, compliance chamber for a bioreactor, and cell seeding apparatus 
068 11034944
 
Therapeutic nuclease compositions and methods 
069 11034949
 
Chimeric polypeptides having xylose isomerase activity 
070 11034952
 
Aptamer methods and compositions 
071 11034962
 
Inhibitors of CACNA1A/ALPHA1A subunit internal ribosomal entry site (IRES) and methods of treating spinocerebellar ataxia type 6 
072 11034965
 
Engineered shell proteins for microcompartment shell electron transfer and catalysis 
073 11034980
 
Microbial engineering for the production of isoprenoids 
074 11034994
 
In vivo detection of phospholipase activation 
075 11034996
 
Nucleic acid sequence and capture by formation of an abasic site-derived cross-link 
076 11035000
 
Methods and compositions for enriching non-host sequences in host samples 
077 11035001
 
Single cell nucleic acid detection and analysis 
078 11035003
 
TRPC6 involved in glomerulonephritis 
079 11035006
 
Colorectal cancer recurrence gene expression signature 
080 11035007
 
IGF2BP3 functional alterations and overexpression as a marker for cancer diagnosis and therapeutic response to IGF1R inhibitors 
081 11035023
 
Reactor systems for recovering metals, and related methods 
082 11035168
 
Method and apparatus for an insulating glazing unit and compliant seal for an insulating glazing unit 
083 11035239
 
Ceramic matrix composite turbine nozzle shell and method of assembly 
084 11035252
 
Unified curved beam bearing damper 
085 11035470
 
Multi-plane brush seal 
086 11035496
 
Three-way microvalve device and method of fabrication 
087 11035498
 
Capsule, in-line magnetic valve system and method 
088 11035515
 
Conduits for transporting fluids 
089 11035611
 
Method of separating components of a gas 
090 11035628
 
System for fast draining of an airfan heat exchanger and methods of using the same 
091 11035707
 
Optical flow meter for determining a flow rate of a liquid 
092 11035740
 
Stimulus indicating device employing thermoreversible amphiphilic gels 
093 11035766
 
Cryogenic transmission electron microscopy sample preparation 
094 11035767
 
Apparatus for determining swollen-polymer cross-link density 
095 11035781
 
Automated infrared spectrometer liquid transmission cell filling and flushing device 
096 11035792
 
Nanohole array based sensors with various coating and temperature control 
097 11035794
 
Scalable, large-area optical sensing platform with compact light delivery and imaging system 
098 11035800
 
Portable device for colorimetric or fluorometric analysis, and method of conducting colorimetric or fluorometric analysis 
099 11035808
 
NMR-based non-invasive and quantitative food attribute measurement apparatus and method 
100 11035810
 
Mesoscale system feedback-induced dissipation and noise suppression 
101 11035820
 
Carbon nanofiber sensor for non-enzymatic glucose detection and methods of glucose detection using such carbon nanofiber sensor 
102 11035846
 
Differential diagnosis of liver disease 
103 11035847
 
Deterministic stepping of polymers through a nanopore 
104 11035850
 
Quantitative determination of nucleoside analogue drugs in genomic DNA or RNA 
105 11035865
 
Serologic assay of liver fibrosis 
106 11035867
 
Use and treatment of di-amino acid repeat-containing proteins associated with ALS 
107 11035920
 
Sparse approximate encoding of Wave-CAIPI: preconditioner and noise reduction 
108 11035925
 
Device, system, and method for controlling the focus of a laser to induce plasmas that emit signals with high directivity 
109 11035949
 
Methods of obtaining error correction for reflection coefficient measurement systems 
110 11035964
 
Method and apparatus for radiation detection based on time-of-flight within optical fibers 
111 11035965
 
Advanced fissile neutron detection system and method 
112 11035984
 
Anti-reflective surface structures formed using three-dimensional etch mask 
113 11036004
 
Compact and low loss Y-junction for submicron silicon waveguide 
114 11036037
 
Microscopy devices, methods and systems 
115 11036110
 
Electrically tunable ionic liquid optics 
116 11036276
 
Mitigation of on-chip supply voltage noise by monitoring slope of supply voltage based on time-based sensors 
117 11036371
 
Methods and apparatus for managing and exchanging information using information objects 
118 11036479
 
Devices, systems, and methods of program identification, isolation, and profile attachment 
119 11036750
 
Dynamic query tool and associated methods 
120 11036832
 
Integrated circuit identification 
121 11036865
 
Systems and methods for risk rating of vulnerabilities 
122 11037022
 
Discovery of shifting patterns in sequence classification 
123 11037032
 
Methods, systems, and media for detecting the presence of an analyte 
124 11037057
 
Cognitive signal processor 
125 11037068
 
Techniques for quantum error correction using bosonic modes and related systems and methods 
126 11037200
 
System and method of providing augmented reality content with a distribution item 
127 11037650
 
Self-evaluating array of memory 
128 11037670
 
Activity assistance system 
129 11037687
 
Co-60 breeding reactor tandem with thermionic avalanche cell 
130 11037713
 
Helical superconducting undulator for 3rd and 4th generation of synchrotron light source and FELs 
131 11037737
 
Energy storage technology with extreme high energy density capability 
132 11037772
 
Methods for analyzing a tissue sample 
133 11037794
 
Methods for multiple-patterning nanosphere lithography for fabrication of periodic three-dimensional hierarchical nanostructures 
134 11037976
 
Imaging apparatus and image sensor including the same 
135 11038162
 
Coated semiconductor particles and methods of making the same 
136 11038197
 
Aqueous and hybrid electrolytes with wide electrochemical stability windows 
137 11038252
 
Deployable loop antenna 
138 11038263
 
Printed cavities for computational microwave imaging and methods of use 
139 11038275
 
Bicone antenna with logarithmically extending conical surfaces 
140 11038278
 
Lens apparatus and methods for an antenna 
141 11038321
 
Single mode VCSELs with low threshold and high speed operation 
142 11038398
 
System and method for damping of torsional oscillations in large inertial energy storage systems 
143 11038527
 
Electronic device and method for compressing sampled data 
144 11038545
 
Systems and methods for signal communication with scalable, modular network nodes 
145 11038606
 
Source discrimination of fluctuating radio signals 
146 11038618
 
De-multiplexer and method of separating modes of electromagnetic radiation 
147 11038730
 
Method for exploiting preamble waveforms to support device and network functionalities in wireless systems 
148 11039028
 
Visual privacy protection system 
149 11039324
 
Methods and apparatuses for signaling with geometric constellations in a Rayleigh fading channel 

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Patent Count By Department

This is the count of taxpayer-funded patents granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) this week. These patents contain a Government Interest Statement in the body of the patent document or are patents 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 government interest section of the patent.

Department This Week
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 58
Department of Defense (DOD) 43
Department of Energy (DOE) 26
National Science Foundation (NSF) 21
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 5
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 3
Department of Commerce (DOC) 2
Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) 2
National Security Agency (NSA) 2
Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) 1
Small Business Administration (SBA) 1
United States Postal Service (USPS) 1
Government Rights Acknowledged 2

Patents By Funding Agency

FedInvent Patents are patents funded by US taxpayers. Taxpayer-funded patents have Government Interest Statements in the body of the patent or are patents where an agency of the US federal government has retained the title to the patent and is listed as an assignee. The presence of a government interest statement, as required by the Bayh-Dole Act, indicates the holder of a federal contract, grant, or cooperative research agreement has elected to retain the title of inventions conceived and reduced to practice during that contract.

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Patent Title
001 11033207
 
Dynamic optical tomographic imaging devices methods and systems 
002 11033223
 
3D shoulder motion measurement device and scapular angle locator 
003 11033234
 
Optical imaging system and method of making and using the same 
004 11033238
 
Intelligent apparatus for guidance and data capture during physical repositioning of a patient on a sleep platform 
005 11033535
 
Oxadiazoles and thiadiazoles as TGF-β inhibitors 
006 11033541
 
Epimorphic regeneration and related hydrogel delivery systems 
007 11033560
 
Triazole bisphosphonate geranylgeranyl diphosphate synthase inhibitors 
008 11033570
 
Modulation of Lnc05 expression 
009 11033581
 
Methods and treatment of trauma adverse events with oxygen reduced blood 
010 11033588
 
Compositions for treating inflammation and uses thereof 
011 11033600
 
Protease transition state inhibitor prodrugs 
012 11033601
 
Selective inhibition of V1b for treating fatty liver 
013 11033604
 
Reagents and methods for treating bacterial infection 
014 11033611
 
Compositions and methods for administration of an enzyme to a subject\'s airway 
015 11033612
 
Human-enzyme mediated depletion of homocysteine for treating patients with hyperhomocysteinemia and homocystinuria 
016 11033620
 
Combination therapies targeting tumor-associated stroma or tumor cells and microtubules 
017 11033621
 
Combination therapies targeting tumor-associated stroma or tumor cells 
018 11033637
 
Targeted structure-specific particulate delivery systems 
019 11033640
 
Enteric CT contrast material based on low-z atoms 
020 11033659
 
Nanofiber structures and methods of synthesis and use thereof 
021 11033705
 
Systems and methods for ambulatory generation of nitric oxide 
022 11033734
 
Treatment of pain using electrical nerve conduction block 
023 11033760
 
Systems and methods for delivering radiotherapy 
024 11034580
 
Method for tumor detection and targeted hyperthermia 
025 11034647
 
Histone acetyltransferase activators and uses thereof 
026 11034649
 
Benzoylglycine derivatives and methods of making and using same 
027 11034689
 
Small molecule protein arginine methyltransferase 5 (PRMT5) inhibitors and methods of treatment 
028 11034691
 
Sphinogosine-1 -phosphate receptor modulators for treatment of cardiopulmonary disorders 
029 11034736
 
Anti-viral cnidarins 
030 11034740
 
Brachyury deletion mutants, non-yeast vectors encoding Brachyury deletion mutants, and their use 
031 11034752
 
Cell surface coupling of nanoparticles 
032 11034757
 
Combination therapies using agents that target tumor-associated stroma or tumor cells and tumor vasculature 
033 11034761
 
Compositions and methods for reducing adiposity by inhibiting FSH/FSHR 
034 11034766
 
Anti-B7-H6 antibody, fusion proteins, and methods of using the same 
035 11034767
 
High affinity B7-H6 antibodies and antibody fragments 
036 11034774
 
Engineered antibodies for the detection of phosphorylated tyrosine 
037 11034928
 
Modular bioreactor, compliance chamber for a bioreactor, and cell seeding apparatus 
038 11034944
 
Therapeutic nuclease compositions and methods 
039 11034952
 
Aptamer methods and compositions 
040 11034962
 
Inhibitors of CACNA1A/ALPHA1A subunit internal ribosomal entry site (IRES) and methods of treating spinocerebellar ataxia type 6 
041 11034994
 
In vivo detection of phospholipase activation 
042 11034996
 
Nucleic acid sequence and capture by formation of an abasic site-derived cross-link 
043 11035000
 
Methods and compositions for enriching non-host sequences in host samples 
044 11035001
 
Single cell nucleic acid detection and analysis 
045 11035006
 
Colorectal cancer recurrence gene expression signature 
046 11035007
 
IGF2BP3 functional alterations and overexpression as a marker for cancer diagnosis and therapeutic response to IGF1R inhibitors 
047 11035498
 
Capsule, in-line magnetic valve system and method 
048 11035800
 
Portable device for colorimetric or fluorometric analysis, and method of conducting colorimetric or fluorometric analysis 
049 11035846
 
Differential diagnosis of liver disease 
050 11035847
 
Deterministic stepping of polymers through a nanopore 
051 11035850
 
Quantitative determination of nucleoside analogue drugs in genomic DNA or RNA 
052 11035865
 
Serologic assay of liver fibrosis 
053 11035867
 
Use and treatment of di-amino acid repeat-containing proteins associated with ALS 
054 11035920
 
Sparse approximate encoding of Wave-CAIPI: preconditioner and noise reduction 
055 11036037
 
Microscopy devices, methods and systems 
056 11036110
 
Electrically tunable ionic liquid optics 
057 11037772
 
Methods for analyzing a tissue sample 
058 11038730
 
Method for exploiting preamble waveforms to support device and network functionalities in wireless systems 

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Department of Defense (DOD) Agencies

Patent Title
001 11034068
 
Encapsulating electronics in high-performance thermoplastics 
002 11034926
 
Systems and methods for improved performance of fluidic and microfluidic systems 
003 11035515
 
Conduits for transporting fluids 
004 11035800
 
Portable device for colorimetric or fluorometric analysis, and method of conducting colorimetric or fluorometric analysis 
005 11035965
 
Advanced fissile neutron detection system and method 
006 11037650
 
Self-evaluating array of memory 

Department of the ARMY (DOA)

Patent Title
001 11033212
 
Devices, systems and methods for gravity-enhanced microfluidic collection, handling and transferring of fluids 
002 11033306
 
Articulating tool and methods of using 
003 11033408
 
Quasi passive assistive device 
004 11033615
 
Zika virus vaccine and methods of production 
005 11033981
 
Acousto-optic modulator configurations for quantum processing 
006 11034019
 
Sequence-to-sequence language grounding of non-Markovian task specifications 
007 11034791
 
Mechanophore-grafted polymers to form stress-responsive thermoset network 
008 11034926
 
Systems and methods for improved performance of fluidic and microfluidic systems 
009 11036110
 
Electrically tunable ionic liquid optics 
010 11037068
 
Techniques for quantum error correction using bosonic modes and related systems and methods 
011 11037976
 
Imaging apparatus and image sensor including the same 
012 11038197
 
Aqueous and hybrid electrolytes with wide electrochemical stability windows 
013 11038321
 
Single mode VCSELs with low threshold and high speed operation 
014 11038730
 
Method for exploiting preamble waveforms to support device and network functionalities in wireless systems 

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

Patent Title
001 11033917
 
Powder sieving capsule 
002 11033976
 
Soldering fixture 
003 11033997
 
Method for precise control of manufacture of non-rigid thin-walled tube products 
004 11034744
 
CRP capture/detection of gram positive bacteria 
005 11034796
 
Poly(arylamine)s and uses thereof 
006 11035767
 
Apparatus for determining swollen-polymer cross-link density 
007 11035781
 
Automated infrared spectrometer liquid transmission cell filling and flushing device 
008 11035810
 
Mesoscale system feedback-induced dissipation and noise suppression 
009 11035925
 
Device, system, and method for controlling the focus of a laser to induce plasmas that emit signals with high directivity 
010 11035984
 
Anti-reflective surface structures formed using three-dimensional etch mask 
011 11036371
 
Methods and apparatus for managing and exchanging information using information objects 
012 11037057
 
Cognitive signal processor 
013 11038275
 
Bicone antenna with logarithmically extending conical surfaces 
014 11038278
 
Lens apparatus and methods for an antenna 
015 11038398
 
System and method for damping of torsional oscillations in large inertial energy storage systems 

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

Patent Title
001 11033237
 
Method and apparatus for predicting a use for a blood transfusion 
002 11033986
 
Systems and methods for dissimilar material welding 
003 11034019
 
Sequence-to-sequence language grounding of non-Markovian task specifications 
004 11035470
 
Multi-plane brush seal 
005 11035496
 
Three-way microvalve device and method of fabrication 
006 11036004
 
Compact and low loss Y-junction for submicron silicon waveguide 
007 11036750
 
Dynamic query tool and associated methods 
008 11036865
 
Systems and methods for risk rating of vulnerabilities 
009 11037068
 
Techniques for quantum error correction using bosonic modes and related systems and methods 
010 11038252
 
Deployable loop antenna 
011 11038606
 
Source discrimination of fluctuating radio signals 

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Patent Title
001 11033888
 
Nanofiber electrocatalyst 
002 11034131
 
Method of fabricating a three-dimensionally patterned mechanical energy absorptive material 
003 11034627
 
Alkane activation with single and bimetallic catalysts 
004 11034794
 
Ionic polyesters, polyethers, poly(ether sulfones), and related materials 
005 11034842
 
Coating for improved surface finish 
006 11034845
 
Nanocomposite formulations for optical applications 
007 11034949
 
Chimeric polypeptides having xylose isomerase activity 
008 11034965
 
Engineered shell proteins for microcompartment shell electron transfer and catalysis 
009 11034980
 
Microbial engineering for the production of isoprenoids 
010 11035023
 
Reactor systems for recovering metals, and related methods 
011 11035168
 
Method and apparatus for an insulating glazing unit and compliant seal for an insulating glazing unit 
012 11035239
 
Ceramic matrix composite turbine nozzle shell and method of assembly 
013 11035611
 
Method of separating components of a gas 
014 11035628
 
System for fast draining of an airfan heat exchanger and methods of using the same 
015 11035794
 
Scalable, large-area optical sensing platform with compact light delivery and imaging system 
016 11035808
 
NMR-based non-invasive and quantitative food attribute measurement apparatus and method 
017 11035964
 
Method and apparatus for radiation detection based on time-of-flight within optical fibers 
018 11037032
 
Methods, systems, and media for detecting the presence of an analyte 
019 11037068
 
Techniques for quantum error correction using bosonic modes and related systems and methods 
020 11037670
 
Activity assistance system 
021 11037713
 
Helical superconducting undulator for 3rd and 4th generation of synchrotron light source and FELs 
022 11037737
 
Energy storage technology with extreme high energy density capability 
023 11038162
 
Coated semiconductor particles and methods of making the same 
024 11038197
 
Aqueous and hybrid electrolytes with wide electrochemical stability windows 
025 11038527
 
Electronic device and method for compressing sampled data 
026 11038545
 
Systems and methods for signal communication with scalable, modular network nodes 

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Patent Title
001 11033449
 
Upper-body robotic exoskeleton 
002 11033573
 
Non-ionic coacervates for dry, humid and wet adhesion 
003 11033860
 
TiO2 nanofiltration membranes prepared by molecular layer deposition for water purification 
004 11033998
 
Binder compositions of tungsten tetraboride and abrasive methods thereof 
005 11034019
 
Sequence-to-sequence language grounding of non-Markovian task specifications 
006 11034794
 
Ionic polyesters, polyethers, poly(ether sulfones), and related materials 
007 11034796
 
Poly(arylamine)s and uses thereof 
008 11034952
 
Aptamer methods and compositions 
009 11035740
 
Stimulus indicating device employing thermoreversible amphiphilic gels 
010 11035766
 
Cryogenic transmission electron microscopy sample preparation 
011 11035800
 
Portable device for colorimetric or fluorometric analysis, and method of conducting colorimetric or fluorometric analysis 
012 11036037
 
Microscopy devices, methods and systems 
013 11036479
 
Devices, systems, and methods of program identification, isolation, and profile attachment 
014 11037022
 
Discovery of shifting patterns in sequence classification 
015 11037032
 
Methods, systems, and media for detecting the presence of an analyte 
016 11037068
 
Techniques for quantum error correction using bosonic modes and related systems and methods 
017 11037772
 
Methods for analyzing a tissue sample 
018 11037794
 
Methods for multiple-patterning nanosphere lithography for fabrication of periodic three-dimensional hierarchical nanostructures 
019 11038618
 
De-multiplexer and method of separating modes of electromagnetic radiation 
020 11038730
 
Method for exploiting preamble waveforms to support device and network functionalities in wireless systems 
021 11039028
 
Visual privacy protection system 

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Emerging Technology

Emerging Climate Change Technologies

Patents containing 'Y" CPC symbols indicate emerging climate change and clean technology inventions.

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Class
Y02A Technologies for Adaptation to Climate Change
11033600  Protease transition state inhibitor prodrugs      
11034740  Brachyury deletion mutants, non-yeast vectors encoding Brachyury deletion mutants, and their use      
11035846  Differential diagnosis of liver disease      
Y02B Climate Change Mitigation Technologies Related to Buildings, e.g Housing, House Appliances or Related End-user Applications
11035168  Method and apparatus for an insulating glazing unit and compliant seal for an insulating glazing unit      
Y02E Reduction of Greenhouse Gas [GHG] Emissions, Related to Energy Generation, Transmission or Distribution
11034949  Chimeric polypeptides having xylose isomerase activity      
Y02P Climate Change Mitigation Technologies in the Production or Processing of Goods
11035023  Reactor systems for recovering metals, and related methods      

About Y Emerging Technology Symbols

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

Y02 — Green House Gas Mitigation

Y02 covers selected technologies, that 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.

The Health Complex

This section contains the count of patents funded by The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) organized by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) institute; and HHS subagencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and others. These agencies together are called the Health Complex.

Department | Agency This Week
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)58
National Institutes of Health (NIH)55
National Cancer Institute (NCI)17
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)10
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)8
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)5
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)5
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)3
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)3
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)3
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)3
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)3
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)2
National Institute on Aging (NIA)2
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)2
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)1
National Eye Institute (NEI)1
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)1
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)1

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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 American and sometimes 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.

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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

Count By Tech Center

Patents organized by count and Technology Center where the patent was examined.

Tech Center Count
1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry 47
1700 Chemical and Materials Engineering 29
2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components 26
3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, Gaming and Medical Devices/Processes 21
2600 Communications 12
3600 Transportation, Electronic Commerce, Construction, Agriculture, Licensing and Review 7
2100 Computer Architecture Software and Information Security 6
2400 Computer Networks, Multiplex, Cable and Cryptography/Security 1

For more information on the types of inventions examined in each Technology Center, see the About Tech Centers section of this page.

Patents By Scientific Domain.

This section contains the number of patents 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 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 33 319
CPC C07 Organic Chemistry 14 169
CPC B01 Physical or Chemical Processes or Apparatus in General 2 136
CPC C12 Biochemistry; Beer; Spirits; Wine; Vinegar; Microbiology; Enzymology; Mutation or Genetic Engineering 15 113
CPC G01 Measuring; Testing 21 99
CPC H01 Basic Electric Elements 12 65
CPC G06 Computing; Calculating; Counting 11 64
CPC C08 Organic Macromolecular Compounds; Their Preparation or Chemical Working-up; Compositions Based Thereon 3 38
CPC H04 Electric Communication Technique 6 30
CPC G02 Optics 4 23
CPC B22 Casting; Powder Metallurgy 1 25
CPC F16 Engineering Elements and Units; General Measures for Producing and Maintaining Effective Functioning of Machines or Installations; Thermal Insulation in General 4 21
CPC B23 Machine Tools; Metal-working Not Otherwise Provided for 3 15
CPC B32 Layered Products 1 15
CPC C09 Dyes; Paints; Polishes; Natural Resins; Adhesives; Compositions Not Otherwise Provided For; Applications of Materials Not Otherwise Provided for 2 12
CPC C22 Metallurgy; Ferrous or Non-ferrous Alloys; Treatment of Alloys or Non-ferrous Metals 1 13
CPC C25 Electrolytic or Electrophoretic Processes; Apparatus Therefor 0 10
CPC F01 Machines or Engines in General; Engine Plants in General; Steam Engines 2 7
CPC B29 Working of Plastics; Working of Substances in a Plastic State in General 1 7
CPC B82 Nanotechnology 1 6
CPC Y02 Technologies or Applications for Mitigation or Adaptation Against Climate Change 0 7
CPC E06 Doors, Windows, Shutters, or Roller Blinds in General; Ladders 1 5
CPC G21 Nuclear Physics; Nuclear Engineering 1 5
CPC G16 Information and Communication Technology [ICT] Specially Adapted for Specific Application Fields 1 4
CPC B24 Grinding; Polishing 2 2
CPC F28 Heat Exchange in General 1 3
CPC F25 Refrigeration or Cooling; Combined Heating and Refrigeration Systems; Heat Pump Systems; Manufacture or Storage of Ice; Liquefaction Solidification of Gases 1 2
CPC B05 Spraying or Atomising in General; Applying Fluent Materials to Surfaces, in General 1 1
CPC B25 Hand Tools; Portable Power-driven Tools; Manipulators 1 1
CPC G11 Information Storage 1 1
CPC H02 Generation; Conversion or Distribution of Electric Power 1 1
CPC H03 Basic Electronic Circuitry 1 0

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Count of Inventors by Country and U.S. State

Patent count by country and state based on the location information of first named inventors and of all inventors on the patent.

Country First Named Inventors All Inventors
United States of America 148 506
China PRC 1 2
United Kingdom 0 4
Canada 0 2
Switzerland 0 2
France 0 2
Spain 0 1
China Hong Kong 0 1
South Korea 0 1
U.S. State First Named Inventors All Inventors
California 22 87
Massachusetts 18 59
Maryland 16 65
New York 12 39
Illinois 8 22
Ohio 5 21
North Carolina 4 18
Connecticut 4 17
Virginia 4 10
Washington 4 10
Arizona 4 8
South Carolina 3 15
Alabama 3 10
Colorado 3 9
Texas 3 9
Wisconsin 3 8
Minnesota 3 7
New Hampshire 3 7
Florida 2 8
Pennsylvania 2 8
New Jersey 2 7
Michigan 2 6
Indiana 2 5
District of Columbia 2 3
Kansas 2 3
Nebraska 2 3
Missouri 1 8
Utah 1 5
Georgia 1 4
Idaho 1 4
New Mexico 1 4
Rhode Island 1 4
Alaska 1 2
Oklahoma 1 2
Oregon 1 1
Vermont 1 1
Delaware 0 2
Iowa 0 2
Tennessee 0 2
Maine 0 1

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

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

Country Assignees Applicants
United States of America 166186
Hungary 11
South Korea 11
United Kingdom 11
Finland 10
Switzerland 01
U.S. State Assignees Applicants
Maryland 1925
District of Columbia 178
California 1625
New York 1518
Massachusetts 1516
Illinois 1312
Connecticut 55
Missouri 55
North Carolina 55
Ohio 45
Texas 45
Alabama 44
Pennsylvania 44
Virginia 35
Colorado 34
Washington 34
South Carolina 33
Arizona 25
Indiana 23
Florida 22
Kansas 22
Michigan 22
Minnesota 22
Nebraska 22
New Hampshire 22
New Mexico 22
Rhode Island 22
Georgia 21
Wisconsin 12
Alaska 11
Idaho 11
Iowa 11
Oklahoma 11
Oregon 11
Utah 01

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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 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.

Technology Centers and Art Units

Click or touch the accordion panel to open it and see the way different types of inventions are grouped together within Art Units.

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 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, or 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

Patents examined here cover:

Art Unit Technical & Scientific Domains
3970 Express Abandonments
3990 Central Reexamination Unit

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.

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