FedInvent Patents

New Taxpayer Funded Patents for Tuesday, June 22, 2021 

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FedInvent analyzed 142 taxpayer-funded patents this week.

On Tuesday, June 22, 2021, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted 142 taxpayer-funded patents; including 128 patents containing government interest statements and 32 patents where federal goverenment agencies were an assignee or applicant. Together, 142 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 11039782
 
Wearable technologies for joint health assessment 
002 11039811
 
MRI compatible 3-D intracardiac echography catheter and system 
003 11040019
 
Selective estrogen-receptor modulators (SERMs) confer protection against photoreceptor degeneration 
004 11040025
 
Oxazolidinone for treatment of infections with Mycobacterium tuberculosis 
005 11040042
 
Transient protection of normal cells during chemotherapy 
006 11040054
 
Estrogen sensing through GPER1 regulates normal and malignant liver growth 
007 11040056
 
Benzimidazoles that enhance the activity of oligonucleotides 
008 11040061
 
Multi-functional hemocompatible porous polymer bead sorbent for removing protein based toxins and potassium from biological fluids 
009 11040082
 
Compositions and methods for treating colorectal cancer 
010 11040091
 
Cycle adenosine monophosphate-incompetent adenylyl cyclase and compositions and methods for treating heart failure and increasing cardiac function 
011 11040097
 
Method of conferring a protective immune response to norovirus 
012 11040099
 
Rapid and prolonged immunologic therapeutic 
013 11040100
 
Rapid and prolonged immunogic therapeutic 
014 11040106
 
Conjugates of kinase inhibitors and cyanine dyes 
015 11040108
 
Amino acid- and peptide-steroid conjugates and use thereof 
016 11040116
 
Intrathecal delivery of recombinant adeno-associated virus 9 
017 11040124
 
Method of and a mold for the manufacture, making and/or production of a multi-component implant, device, construct or material 
018 11040141
 
Blood glucose control system with carbohydrate therapy indication 
019 11040215
 
Compositions and methods for enhancing the biological response to chemical agents and physical stimuli 
020 11040217
 
System and method for delivering dose light to tissue 
021 11040226
 
Serviceable cartridge assembly for respirator exhalation unit 
022 11040296
 
Lipophilic diglycolamide compounds for extraction of rare earth metals from aqueous solutions 
023 11040323
 
Colloids of inorganic nanocrystals in molten media and related methods 
024 11040324
 
Polyelectrolyte microcapsules and methods of making the same 
025 11040339
 
Anion exchange membranes and polymers for use in same 
026 11040395
 
Nanostructure self-dispersion and self-stabilization in molten metals 
027 11040590
 
Suspension lowering system for vehicle transport 
028 11040682
 
Blast detection and safety deployment system and method for using the same 
029 11040898
 
Buffer-free process cycle for CO2 sequestration and carbonate production from brine waste streams with high salinity 
030 11040922
 
Hydrogen peroxide solvates of energetic materials 
031 11040924
 
Process for additively manufacturing discrete gradient charges 
032 11040928
 
Process for converting alkanes to olefins 
033 11040935
 
Small molecule AMPK activators 
034 11040942
 
Compound embodiments for hydrogen sulfide production and methods of making and using the same 
035 11040947
 
Substituted quinazolines as matrix metalloproteinase-9 hemopexin domain inhibitors 
036 11040951
 
Methods and compositions relating to genotoxin colibactin 
037 11040957
 
Heteroaromatic compounds useful for the treatment of proliferative diseases 
038 11040959
 
Diprovocims: a new and potent class of TLR agonists 
039 11040976
 
Substrate selective inhibitors of insulin-degrading enzyme (IDE) and uses thereof 
040 11041003
 
Crystal structure of Staphylococcus aureus clumping factor A in complex with fibrinogen derived peptide and uses thereof 
041 11041004
 
Identification of mutations in channelopsin variants having improved light sensitivity and methods of use thereof 
042 11041008
 
Heterodimers of IL-15 and IL-15R alpha to increase thymic output and to treat lymphopenia 
043 11041011
 
Human alpha fetoprotein-specific murine T cell receptors and uses thereof 
044 11041012
 
Universal immune receptor expressed by T cells for the targeting of diverse and multiple antigens 
045 11041023
 
Chimeric antigen receptors for phagocytosis 
046 11041026
 
Reactions enabled by thermoresponsive and photoresponsive gels 
047 11041050
 
Cationic mucic acid polymer-based delivery systems 
048 11041051
 
Method for dispersion of nanocellulose in melt-processed polymers 
049 11041143
 
Methods, compositions, and systems for culturing and characterizing fastidious plant microbes 
050 11041150
 
Systems, devices, and methods for isotachophoresis 
051 11041151
 
RNA array compositions and methods 
052 11041154
 
CRISPR fluorescent guide RNA (fgRNA) to understanding gRNAs expressed from pol II promotors 
053 11041155
 
CCCTC-binding factor variants 
054 11041161
 
Metabolic flux biosensor 
055 11041164
 
Genes for enhancing drought and heat tolerance in plants and methods of use 
056 11041170
 
Multivalent vaccines for rabies virus and coronaviruses 
057 11041173
 
Delivery, engineering and optimization of systems, methods and compositions for sequence manipulation and therapeutic applications 
058 11041182
 
Method for synthesizing selectively labeled RNA 
059 11041187
 
Photonic resonator absorption microscopy (PRAM) for digital resolution biomolecular diagnostics 
060 11041193
 
Multiple amplification cycle detection 
061 11041201
 
Methods for detection of RNase activity 
062 11041202
 
Method of identifying human compatible T cell receptors specific for an antigenic target 
063 11041204
 
FUS/TLS-based compounds and methods for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and related motor neuron diseases 
064 11041205
 
Molecular targets for ALS and related disorders 
065 11041207
 
Method for predicting a subject\'s response to valproic acid therapy 
066 11041208
 
Urine biomarkers for detecting graft rejection 
067 11041212
 
ABCA1 downregulation in prostate cancer 
068 11041248
 
Ceramic/polymer matrix for electrode protection in electrochemical cells, including rechargeable lithium batteries 
069 11041338
 
Windows implementing effectively transparent conductors and related methods of manufacturing 
070 11041389
 
Adaptive cover for cooling pathway by additive manufacture 
071 11041436
 
Process for retrofitting an industrial gas turbine engine for increased power and efficiency 
072 11041445
 
Metering valve assembly and method of assembly thereof 
073 11041461
 
Exhaust liner deflection limiter 
074 11041464
 
Microwave flame enhancement of energetic material combustion 
075 11041528
 
Profiled main bearing caps 
076 11041539
 
Bi-directional damping system 
077 11041701
 
Combustible munition case with cell cavities 
078 11041702
 
Methods for extended-range, enhanced-precision gun-fired rounds using g-hardened flow control systems 
079 11041704
 
Method of manufacturing composite projectile body embedded with preformed fragments 
080 11041754
 
Standoff trace chemical detection with active infrared spectroscopy 
081 11041759
 
Systems and methods for Raman spectroscopy 
082 11041764
 
Self-powered sensors for long-term monitoring 
083 11041795
 
Reflective laser-based particle detector 
084 11041803
 
Feed-forward spectral calibration methodology for line-scanned tunable laser absorption spectroscopy 
085 11041807
 
Systems and methods for multi-view nonlinear optical imaging for improved signal-to-noise ratio and resolution in point scanning multi-photon microscopy 
086 11041808
 
Surface ablation lathe tomography (SALT) systems and methods for whole organ phenotyping 
087 11041841
 
Soil moisture downscaling using topography, soil, and vegetation data 
088 11041849
 
Methods and systems for identifying candidate nucleic acid agent 
089 11041850
 
Method for detecting protein-specific glycosylation 
090 11041859
 
Methods of identifying SENP1 inhibitors 
091 11041862
 
Diagnostic blood test for sarcoidosis 
092 11041865
 
Biomarkers of myocardial injury 
093 11041868
 
Compositions comprising G protein-coupled receptors maintained in a conformationally selective manner by a modulator 
094 11041916
 
Chopped bias magnetic field solid-state spin sensor for low frequency measurements of physical quantities 
095 11041990
 
Photonics grating coupler and method of manufacture 
096 11042016
 
Multi-Z confocal imaging system 
097 11042019
 
Systems and methods for imaging a sample 
098 11042056
 
Photonic crystal-enabled display stitching 
099 11042073
 
Tunable graphene metamaterials for beam steering and tunable flat lenses 
100 11042132
 
Transformative remedial action scheme tool (TRAST) 
101 11042150
 
Aircraft fuel efficiency tunnel display for pilots and dispatchers 
102 11042443
 
Fault tolerant computer systems and methods establishing consensus for which processing system should be the prime string 
103 11042631
 
System, method and computer readable medium for software protection via composable process-level virtual machines 
104 11042647
 
Software assurance system for runtime environments 
105 11042785
 
Systems and methods for machine learning enhanced by human measurements 
106 11042795
 
Sparse neuromorphic processor 
107 11042800
 
System and method for implementing an artificially intelligent virtual assistant using machine learning 
108 11042832
 
System and method for generating and implementing a household customer database 
109 11042988
 
Boundary detection evaluation 
110 11043026
 
Systems and methods for processing 2D/3D data for structures of interest in a scene and wireframes generated therefrom 
111 11043143
 
System and method for performing virtual surgery 
112 11043208
 
Systems and methods for mixed setting training for slot filling machine learning tasks in a machine learning task-oriented dialogue system 
113 11043259
 
System and method for in-memory compute 
114 11043282
 
Pathway analysis computing system and method 
115 11043308
 
Duplex accident tolerant coating for nuclear fuel rods 
116 11043309
 
Fail-safe reactivity compensation method for a nuclear reactor 
117 11043311
 
Method of making atomic number (Z) grade small SAT radiation shielding vault 
118 11043335
 
Multilayer carbon nanotube film-containing devices 
119 11043336
 
Actinic and electron beam radiation curable water based electrode binders and electrodes incorporating same 
120 11043349
 
Electrochemical solid-state field-emission ion source 
121 11043370
 
Device and system for selective ionization and analyte detection and method of using the same 
122 11043526
 
Compact annular field imager optical interconnect 
123 11043592
 
Antiferromagnet field-effect based logic circuits including spin orbital coupling channels with opposing preferred current paths and related structures 
124 11043603
 
Passivation of infrared detectors using oxide layer 
125 11043604
 
Low dark current, resonant cavity-enhanced infrared photodetectors 
126 11043679
 
Alternative low cost electrodes for hybrid flow batteries 
127 11043684
 
Fuel cell system having enhanced CO2 capture 
128 11043686
 
Systems and methods of long-duration energy storage and regeneration of energy-bearing redox pairs 
129 11043696
 
Metal alloy layers on substrates, methods of making same, and uses thereof 
130 11043705
 
Cell having implanted electronic circuit 
131 11043745
 
Resistively loaded dielectric biconical antennas for non-invasive treatment 
132 11043747
 
Antenna with integrated balun 
133 11043785
 
Nanoparticle doping for lasers and amplifiers operating at eye-safer wavelengths, and/or exhibiting reduced Stimulated Brillouin Scattering 
134 11043815
 
Optimal control technology for distributed energy resources 
135 11043843
 
Load adaptive, reconfigurable active rectifier for multiple input multiple output (MIMO) implant power management 
136 11043857
 
Motor having non-circular stator 
137 11044049
 
Hybrid unequal error protection (UEP) for heterogeneous multi-service provisioning 
138 11044169
 
Mapping 2-dimensional meshes on 3-dimensional torus 
139 11044423
 
Mobile gas and chemical imaging camera 
140 11044549
 
Supercoupling power dividers, and methods for making and using same 
141 11044811
 
High power RF capacitor 
142 RE48599
 
Compositions comprising TLIA-Ig fusion protein for the regulation of T regulatory cells, and methods for their use 

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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) 60
Department of Defense (DOD) 39
Department of Energy (DOE) 24
National Science Foundation (NSF) 21
Small Business Administration (SBA) 5
Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) 3
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 3
Department of Agriculture (USDA) 1
Department of Commerce (DOC) 1
National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) 1
Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) 1
United States Postal Service (USPS) 1

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 11039811
 
MRI compatible 3-D intracardiac echography catheter and system 
002 11040019
 
Selective estrogen-receptor modulators (SERMs) confer protection against photoreceptor degeneration 
003 11040025
 
Oxazolidinone for treatment of infections with Mycobacterium tuberculosis 
004 11040042
 
Transient protection of normal cells during chemotherapy 
005 11040054
 
Estrogen sensing through GPER1 regulates normal and malignant liver growth 
006 11040056
 
Benzimidazoles that enhance the activity of oligonucleotides 
007 11040061
 
Multi-functional hemocompatible porous polymer bead sorbent for removing protein based toxins and potassium from biological fluids 
008 11040082
 
Compositions and methods for treating colorectal cancer 
009 11040091
 
Cycle adenosine monophosphate-incompetent adenylyl cyclase and compositions and methods for treating heart failure and increasing cardiac function 
010 11040099
 
Rapid and prolonged immunologic therapeutic 
011 11040100
 
Rapid and prolonged immunogic therapeutic 
012 11040106
 
Conjugates of kinase inhibitors and cyanine dyes 
013 11040108
 
Amino acid- and peptide-steroid conjugates and use thereof 
014 11040116
 
Intrathecal delivery of recombinant adeno-associated virus 9 
015 11040124
 
Method of and a mold for the manufacture, making and/or production of a multi-component implant, device, construct or material 
016 11040215
 
Compositions and methods for enhancing the biological response to chemical agents and physical stimuli 
017 11040217
 
System and method for delivering dose light to tissue 
018 11040935
 
Small molecule AMPK activators 
019 11040942
 
Compound embodiments for hydrogen sulfide production and methods of making and using the same 
020 11040947
 
Substituted quinazolines as matrix metalloproteinase-9 hemopexin domain inhibitors 
021 11040951
 
Methods and compositions relating to genotoxin colibactin 
022 11040957
 
Heteroaromatic compounds useful for the treatment of proliferative diseases 
023 11040959
 
Diprovocims: a new and potent class of TLR agonists 
024 11040976
 
Substrate selective inhibitors of insulin-degrading enzyme (IDE) and uses thereof 
025 11041003
 
Crystal structure of Staphylococcus aureus clumping factor A in complex with fibrinogen derived peptide and uses thereof 
026 11041004
 
Identification of mutations in channelopsin variants having improved light sensitivity and methods of use thereof 
027 11041008
 
Heterodimers of IL-15 and IL-15R alpha to increase thymic output and to treat lymphopenia 
028 11041011
 
Human alpha fetoprotein-specific murine T cell receptors and uses thereof 
029 11041012
 
Universal immune receptor expressed by T cells for the targeting of diverse and multiple antigens 
030 11041023
 
Chimeric antigen receptors for phagocytosis 
031 11041050
 
Cationic mucic acid polymer-based delivery systems 
032 11041150
 
Systems, devices, and methods for isotachophoresis 
033 11041151
 
RNA array compositions and methods 
034 11041154
 
CRISPR fluorescent guide RNA (fgRNA) to understanding gRNAs expressed from pol II promotors 
035 11041155
 
CCCTC-binding factor variants 
036 11041161
 
Metabolic flux biosensor 
037 11041170
 
Multivalent vaccines for rabies virus and coronaviruses 
038 11041173
 
Delivery, engineering and optimization of systems, methods and compositions for sequence manipulation and therapeutic applications 
039 11041182
 
Method for synthesizing selectively labeled RNA 
040 11041187
 
Photonic resonator absorption microscopy (PRAM) for digital resolution biomolecular diagnostics 
041 11041193
 
Multiple amplification cycle detection 
042 11041201
 
Methods for detection of RNase activity 
043 11041202
 
Method of identifying human compatible T cell receptors specific for an antigenic target 
044 11041204
 
FUS/TLS-based compounds and methods for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and related motor neuron diseases 
045 11041205
 
Molecular targets for ALS and related disorders 
046 11041207
 
Method for predicting a subject\'s response to valproic acid therapy 
047 11041208
 
Urine biomarkers for detecting graft rejection 
048 11041212
 
ABCA1 downregulation in prostate cancer 
049 11041807
 
Systems and methods for multi-view nonlinear optical imaging for improved signal-to-noise ratio and resolution in point scanning multi-photon microscopy 
050 11041808
 
Surface ablation lathe tomography (SALT) systems and methods for whole organ phenotyping 
051 11041849
 
Methods and systems for identifying candidate nucleic acid agent 
052 11041850
 
Method for detecting protein-specific glycosylation 
053 11041859
 
Methods of identifying SENP1 inhibitors 
054 11041862
 
Diagnostic blood test for sarcoidosis 
055 11041865
 
Biomarkers of myocardial injury 
056 11041868
 
Compositions comprising G protein-coupled receptors maintained in a conformationally selective manner by a modulator 
057 11042016
 
Multi-Z confocal imaging system 
058 11042019
 
Systems and methods for imaging a sample 
059 11043282
 
Pathway analysis computing system and method 
060 RE48599
 
Compositions comprising TLIA-Ig fusion protein for the regulation of T regulatory cells, and methods for their use 

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Department of Defense (DOD) Agencies

Patent Title
001 11040061
 
Multi-functional hemocompatible porous polymer bead sorbent for removing protein based toxins and potassium from biological fluids 
002 11040106
 
Conjugates of kinase inhibitors and cyanine dyes 
003 11040323
 
Colloids of inorganic nanocrystals in molten media and related methods 
004 11042795
 
Sparse neuromorphic processor 

Department of the ARMY (DOA)

Patent Title
001 11039782
 
Wearable technologies for joint health assessment 
002 11040061
 
Multi-functional hemocompatible porous polymer bead sorbent for removing protein based toxins and potassium from biological fluids 
003 11040097
 
Method of conferring a protective immune response to norovirus 
004 11040226
 
Serviceable cartridge assembly for respirator exhalation unit 
005 11040682
 
Blast detection and safety deployment system and method for using the same 
006 11040922
 
Hydrogen peroxide solvates of energetic materials 
007 11041528
 
Profiled main bearing caps 
008 11041701
 
Combustible munition case with cell cavities 
009 11041702
 
Methods for extended-range, enhanced-precision gun-fired rounds using g-hardened flow control systems 
010 11041704
 
Method of manufacturing composite projectile body embedded with preformed fragments 
011 11041841
 
Soil moisture downscaling using topography, soil, and vegetation data 
012 11042631
 
System, method and computer readable medium for software protection via composable process-level virtual machines 
013 11042647
 
Software assurance system for runtime environments 
014 11043526
 
Compact annular field imager optical interconnect 
015 11043604
 
Low dark current, resonant cavity-enhanced infrared photodetectors 

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

Patent Title
001 11040323
 
Colloids of inorganic nanocrystals in molten media and related methods 
002 11040924
 
Process for additively manufacturing discrete gradient charges 
003 11042073
 
Tunable graphene metamaterials for beam steering and tunable flat lenses 
004 11043349
 
Electrochemical solid-state field-emission ion source 
005 11043705
 
Cell having implanted electronic circuit 
006 11043747
 
Antenna with integrated balun 
007 11043785
 
Nanoparticle doping for lasers and amplifiers operating at eye-safer wavelengths, and/or exhibiting reduced Stimulated Brillouin Scattering 
008 11044049
 
Hybrid unequal error protection (UEP) for heterogeneous multi-service provisioning 
009 11044549
 
Supercoupling power dividers, and methods for making and using same 
010 11044811
 
High power RF capacitor 

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

Patent Title
001 11041445
 
Metering valve assembly and method of assembly thereof 
002 11041461
 
Exhaust liner deflection limiter 
003 11041464
 
Microwave flame enhancement of energetic material combustion 
004 11041754
 
Standoff trace chemical detection with active infrared spectroscopy 
005 11041916
 
Chopped bias magnetic field solid-state spin sensor for low frequency measurements of physical quantities 
006 11042056
 
Photonic crystal-enabled display stitching 
007 11042150
 
Aircraft fuel efficiency tunnel display for pilots and dispatchers 
008 11043259
 
System and method for in-memory compute 
009 11043745
 
Resistively loaded dielectric biconical antennas for non-invasive treatment 

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Patent Title
001 11040296
 
Lipophilic diglycolamide compounds for extraction of rare earth metals from aqueous solutions 
002 11040590
 
Suspension lowering system for vehicle transport 
003 11040898
 
Buffer-free process cycle for CO2 sequestration and carbonate production from brine waste streams with high salinity 
004 11040928
 
Process for converting alkanes to olefins 
005 11041164
 
Genes for enhancing drought and heat tolerance in plants and methods of use 
006 11041248
 
Ceramic/polymer matrix for electrode protection in electrochemical cells, including rechargeable lithium batteries 
007 11041389
 
Adaptive cover for cooling pathway by additive manufacture 
008 11041436
 
Process for retrofitting an industrial gas turbine engine for increased power and efficiency 
009 11041795
 
Reflective laser-based particle detector 
010 11041803
 
Feed-forward spectral calibration methodology for line-scanned tunable laser absorption spectroscopy 
011 11042132
 
Transformative remedial action scheme tool (TRAST) 
012 11042988
 
Boundary detection evaluation 
013 11043308
 
Duplex accident tolerant coating for nuclear fuel rods 
014 11043309
 
Fail-safe reactivity compensation method for a nuclear reactor 
015 11043335
 
Multilayer carbon nanotube film-containing devices 
016 11043336
 
Actinic and electron beam radiation curable water based electrode binders and electrodes incorporating same 
017 11043370
 
Device and system for selective ionization and analyte detection and method of using the same 
018 11043679
 
Alternative low cost electrodes for hybrid flow batteries 
019 11043684
 
Fuel cell system having enhanced CO2 capture 
020 11043686
 
Systems and methods of long-duration energy storage and regeneration of energy-bearing redox pairs 
021 11043696
 
Metal alloy layers on substrates, methods of making same, and uses thereof 
022 11043815
 
Optimal control technology for distributed energy resources 
023 11044169
 
Mapping 2-dimensional meshes on 3-dimensional torus 
024 11044423
 
Mobile gas and chemical imaging camera 

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Take Me To The Details
Patent Title
001 11040323
 
Colloids of inorganic nanocrystals in molten media and related methods 
002 11040324
 
Polyelectrolyte microcapsules and methods of making the same 
003 11040339
 
Anion exchange membranes and polymers for use in same 
004 11040395
 
Nanostructure self-dispersion and self-stabilization in molten metals 
005 11041026
 
Reactions enabled by thermoresponsive and photoresponsive gels 
006 11041051
 
Method for dispersion of nanocellulose in melt-processed polymers 
007 11041187
 
Photonic resonator absorption microscopy (PRAM) for digital resolution biomolecular diagnostics 
008 11041338
 
Windows implementing effectively transparent conductors and related methods of manufacturing 
009 11041759
 
Systems and methods for Raman spectroscopy 
010 11041764
 
Self-powered sensors for long-term monitoring 
011 11041990
 
Photonics grating coupler and method of manufacture 
012 11042019
 
Systems and methods for imaging a sample 
013 11042631
 
System, method and computer readable medium for software protection via composable process-level virtual machines 
014 11042785
 
Systems and methods for machine learning enhanced by human measurements 
015 11042800
 
System and method for implementing an artificially intelligent virtual assistant using machine learning 
016 11043026
 
Systems and methods for processing 2D/3D data for structures of interest in a scene and wireframes generated therefrom 
017 11043208
 
Systems and methods for mixed setting training for slot filling machine learning tasks in a machine learning task-oriented dialogue system 
018 11043259
 
System and method for in-memory compute 
019 11043282
 
Pathway analysis computing system and method 
020 11043592
 
Antiferromagnet field-effect based logic circuits including spin orbital coupling channels with opposing preferred current paths and related structures 
021 11043857
 
Motor having non-circular stator 

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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
11043282  Pathway analysis computing system and method      
Y02D Climate Change Mitigation Technologies in Information and Communication Technologies [ICT] i.e Information and Communication Technologies Aiming at the Reduction of Their Own Energy Use
11042795  Sparse neuromorphic processor      
Y02E Reduction of Greenhouse Gas [GHG] Emissions, Related to Energy Generation, Transmission or Distribution
11041161  Metabolic flux biosensor      
11043308  Duplex accident tolerant coating for nuclear fuel rods      
11043309  Fail-safe reactivity compensation method for a nuclear reactor      
11043679  Alternative low cost electrodes for hybrid flow batteries      
11043686  Systems and methods of long-duration energy storage and regeneration of energy-bearing redox pairs      
11043696  Metal alloy layers on substrates, methods of making same, and uses thereof      
Y02P Climate Change Mitigation Technologies in the Production or Processing of Goods
11040339  Anion exchange membranes and polymers for use in same      
11043684  Fuel cell system having enhanced CO2 capture      
Y02T Climate Change Mitigation Technologies Related to Transportation
11043336  Actinic and electron beam radiation curable water based electrode binders and electrodes incorporating same      
Y04S Systems Integrating Technologies Related to Power Network Operation, Communication or Information Technologies for Improving the Electrical Power Generation, Transmission, Distribution, Management or Usage, i.e Smart Grids
11043815  Optimal control technology for distributed energy resources      

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)60
National Institutes of Health (NIH)49
National Cancer Institute (NCI)16
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)11
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)7
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)5
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)5
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)4
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)3
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)2
National Eye Institute (NEI)2
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)2
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)2
Office of the Director (NIHOD)2
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)2
National Library of Medicine (NLM)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 52
2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components 28
1700 Chemical and Materials Engineering 22
3600 Transportation, Electronic Commerce, Construction, Agriculture, Licensing and Review 14
3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, Gaming and Medical Devices/Processes 10
2100 Computer Architecture Software and Information Security 6
2600 Communications 5
2400 Computer Networks, Multiplex, Cable and Cryptography/Security 4
3900 Reexamination/Abandonments 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 21 200
CPC C12 Biochemistry; Beer; Spirits; Wine; Vinegar; Microbiology; Enzymology; Mutation or Genetic Engineering 19 124
CPC H01 Basic Electric Elements 16 106
CPC G01 Measuring; Testing 15 99
CPC C07 Organic Chemistry 14 61
CPC G06 Computing; Calculating; Counting 9 52
CPC B01 Physical or Chemical Processes or Apparatus in General 4 39
CPC G02 Optics 5 33
CPC C08 Organic Macromolecular Compounds; Their Preparation or Chemical Working-up; Compositions Based Thereon 3 33
CPC Y02 Technologies or Applications for Mitigation or Adaptation Against Climate Change 0 19
CPC H02 Generation; Conversion or Distribution of Electric Power 3 15
CPC B22 Casting; Powder Metallurgy 1 16
CPC F16 Engineering Elements and Units; General Measures for Producing and Maintaining Effective Functioning of Machines or Installations; Thermal Insulation in General 2 12
CPC H04 Electric Communication Technique 4 9
CPC B60 Vehicles in General 2 11
CPC F05 Indexing Schemes Relating to Engines or Pumps in Various Subclasses of Classes F01-F04 0 13
CPC B29 Working of Plastics; Working of Substances in a Plastic State in General 0 12
CPC F02 Combustion Engines; Hot-gas or Combustion-product Engine Plants 4 7
CPC A01 Agriculture; Forestry; Animal Husbandry; Hunting; Trapping; Fishing 0 10
CPC C22 Metallurgy; Ferrous or Non-ferrous Alloys; Treatment of Alloys or Non-ferrous Metals 0 10
CPC F01 Machines or Engines in General; Engine Plants in General; Steam Engines 1 8
CPC G21 Nuclear Physics; Nuclear Engineering 3 5
CPC E06 Doors, Windows, Shutters, or Roller Blinds in General; Ladders 1 7
CPC A62 Life-saving; Fire-fighting 1 6
CPC G16 Information and Communication Technology [ICT] Specially Adapted for Specific Application Fields 1 6
CPC C02 Treatment of Water, Waste Water, Sewage, or Sludge 1 5
CPC C25 Electrolytic or Electrophoretic Processes; Apparatus Therefor 1 5
CPC F42 Ammunition; Blasting 3 2
CPC C06 Explosives; Matches 2 3
CPC G05 Controlling; Regulating 2 3
CPC G11 Information Storage 1 4
CPC H05 Electric Techniques Not Otherwise Provided for 1 4
CPC G09 Education; Cryptography; Display; Advertising; Seals 1 3
CPC G10 Musical Instruments; Acoustics 1 1
CPC Y04 Information or Communication Technologies Having an Impact on Other Technology Areas 0 1

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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 139 480
Canada 1 7
Israel 1 1
Netherlands 1 1
Switzerland 0 1
China PRC 0 1
Germany 0 1
South Korea 0 1
Sweden 0 1
U.S. State First Named Inventors All Inventors
California 20 68
Massachusetts 18 65
Maryland 11 33
New York 10 24
Texas 9 18
Virginia 6 25
Georgia 6 22
Michigan 6 16
Washington 5 25
New Jersey 5 22
Pennsylvania 5 21
Ohio 5 16
Florida 4 14
Connecticut 4 7
Illinois 3 14
Indiana 3 9
North Carolina 2 11
Arizona 2 8
Oregon 2 6
Colorado 2 5
New Mexico 2 5
Tennessee 1 10
Alabama 1 7
Utah 1 6
South Carolina 1 5
Wisconsin 1 5
District of Columbia 1 3
Iowa 1 2
Missouri 1 2
Rhode Island 1 2
Minnesota 0 2
New Hampshire 0 2

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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 158174
U.S. State Assignees Applicants
Massachusetts 2225
California 1924
Maryland 1818
District of Columbia 145
New York 1112
Texas 78
Ohio 76
Georgia 66
Pennsylvania 66
Virginia 510
Michigan 56
Washington 56
Connecticut 33
Florida 33
Illinois 33
Indiana 33
New Jersey 25
North Carolina 24
Tennessee 23
Arizona 22
Colorado 22
Minnesota 22
Oregon 22
Missouri 12
Wisconsin 12
Alabama 11
Idaho 11
Iowa 11
New Mexico 11
Utah 11
Rhode Island 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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