FedInvent Patents

New Taxpayer Funded Patents for Tuesday, June 29, 2021 

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FedInvent analyzed 172 taxpayer-funded patents this week.

On Tuesday, June 29, 2021, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted 172 taxpayer-funded patents; including 160 patents containing government interest statements and 35 patents where federal goverenment agencies were an assignee or applicant. Together, 172 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 11044896
 
T cell receptors that are specific to a fluorescent protein, transgenic animals and methods of their making, isolated T cells, and methods of use 
002 11045121
 
Systems and methods for measuring oxygenation or hemoglobin concentration 
003 11045132
 
Concentric ring electrodes for improved accuracy of Laplacian estimation 
004 11045134
 
Depression brain computer interface for the quantitative assessment of mood state and for biofeedback for mood alteration 
005 11045167
 
Forward-looking ultrasound array probe for intravascular imaging and navigation applications 
006 11045394
 
Mobile medical drug management systems and methods 
007 11045427
 
Hollow nanoparticles with hybrid double layers 
008 11045428
 
Decreased adhesivity receptor-targeted nanoparticles for Fn14-positive tumors 
009 11045429
 
Shear-thinning self-healing networks 
010 11045441
 
Use of retinoic acid and analogs thereof to treat central neural apneas 
011 11045456
 
Compositions and methods for treating COPD and other inflammatory conditions 
012 11045458
 
Synthesis of small molecule histone deacetylase 6 degraders, compounds formed thereby, and pharmaceutical compositions containing them 
013 11045462
 
Methods for treating neurological conditions and exposure to nerve agents 
014 11045465
 
Methods and compositions to prevent addiction 
015 11045473
 
Compositions and methods for therapy of prostate cancer using drug combinations to target polyamine biosynthesis and related pathways 
016 11045474
 
Antiviral JAK inhibitors useful in treating or preventing coronaviridae infections 
017 11045493
 
Synthetic melanin nanoparticles and uses thereof 
018 11045497
 
Compositions and methods for treating cancer with anti-CD38 immunotherapy 
019 11045506
 
Methods and compositions for identifying and treating subjects at risk for checkpoint blockade therapy associated colitis 
020 11045519
 
Arginine-rich polypeptide compositions and methods of using same 
021 11045525
 
Compositions and methods for regulating activity of inhibitor of DNA binding-2 (ID2) protein and for treating ID protein-related diseases 
022 11045545
 
IL-12 P40 monomer, monoclonal antibody against P40 homodimer and the combination of the two for autoimmune disease treatment 
023 11045548
 
Methods for inhibiting cancer cell migration with gold nanomaterials and photothermal therapy 
024 11045554
 
Lipid-coated particles for treating viral infections 
025 11045555
 
Pathogen-specific cargo delivery and diagnostic platform based on mesoporous silica nanoparticles 
026 11045556
 
Devices, compositions and related methods for accelerating and enhancing bone repair 
027 11045558
 
RPGR gene therapy for retinitis pigmentosa 
028 11045585
 
Spatiotemporal delivery system embedded in 3D-printing 
029 11045597
 
Extracorporeal ambulatory assist lung 
030 11045602
 
Ambulatory medical device with therapy data sharing via wireless wide area network 
031 11045620
 
Electrodes for nitric oxide generation 
032 11045639
 
Ventricular assist device with pulse augmentation and automatic regurgitant flow shutoff 
033 11045644
 
Cuff electrode with lysing agent 
034 11045672
 
Fire suppression and ignition with unmanned aerial vehicles 
035 11045676
 
Activated carbon supported Ni0Fe0 nanoparticles for reductive transformation of perfluoroalkyl-containing compounds 
036 11045772
 
Synthetic membranes and methods of use thereof 
037 11045783
 
Systems and methods for increasing reaction yield 
038 11045807
 
Integrated platform for characterization of single cells or small cell clusters 
039 11045851
 
Method for Forming Hollow Profile Non-Circular Extrusions Using Shear Assisted Processing and Extrusion (ShAPE) 
040 11046030
 
Rapid response fabrication of marine vessel platforms 
041 11046048
 
Selective modifiers for composite material property enhancement 
042 11046415
 
Multi-material printed control surface 
043 11046430
 
Intelligent trajectory adviser system for unmanned aerial vehicles in complex environments 
044 11046463
 
Compact star-field sensor (SFS) 
045 11046579
 
Nanowire arrays for trace vapor preconcentration 
046 11046623
 
Catalytic conversion of ethanol to 1-/2-butenes 
047 11046642
 
Systems and methods for producing nitriles 
048 11046647
 
Activators of the unfolded protein response 
049 11046652
 
Hydroxamic acids comprising pyrazole moiety and uses thereof 
050 11046692
 
Mitragynine analogs and uses thereof 
051 11046694
 
Compounds and methods for treating bacterial infections 
052 11046703
 
Small molecule MDM2 protein degraders 
053 11046709
 
Fused 1,4-diazepines as BET bromodomain inhibitors 
054 11046715
 
Boronic derivatives of hydroxamates as anticancer agents 
055 11046716
 
Beta-lactamase inhibitors 
056 11046721
 
Ruthenium-based photolinkers and methods of use 
057 11046729
 
Dipeptide analogs as TGF-beta inhibitors 
058 11046730
 
Antimicrobial compositions 
059 11046733
 
Compositions and methods to treat cancer with CpG rich DNA and cupredoxins 
060 11046739
 
BH4 stabilized peptides and uses thereof 
061 11046740
 
P53-BAD fusion proteins 
062 11046750
 
Factor VIII proteins having ancestral sequences, expression vectors, and uses related thereto 
063 11046755
 
Antibody based reagents that specifically recognize toxic oligomeric forms of tau 
064 11046765
 
Methods for promoting reinnervation of auditory hair cells 
065 11046766
 
Tagged chimeric effector molecules and receptors thereof 
066 11046782
 
Methods for treatment and diagnosis of cancer by targeting glycoprotein A repetitions predominant (GARP) and for providing effective immunotherapy alone or in combination 
067 11046815
 
Aerogel insulation panels and manufacturing thereof 
068 11046823
 
Composition with polymer and ceramic and methods of use thereof 
069 11046826
 
Nanoporous lyotropic liquid crystal polymer membranes with reversibly tuned pore size and selectivity, and methods using same 
070 11046828
 
Fabrication of macroporous monodisperse hydrogel microspheres 
071 11046854
 
Slippery liquid-infused porous surfaces that prevent microbial surface fouling 
072 11046873
 
Methods of adhering in an aqueous environment 
073 11046926
 
Array of micromolded structures for sorting adherent cells 
074 11046933
 
Induction of pluripotent cells 
075 11046934
 
Mutations that confer genetic stability to additional genes in influenza viruses 
076 11046948
 
Engineered transcription activator-like effector (TALE) domains and uses thereof 
077 11046954
 
Targeted protein degradation to attenuate adoptive T-cell therapy associated adverse inflammatory responses 
078 11046957
 
AAV treatment of Huntington\'s disease 
079 11046959
 
Compositions comprising TALENs and methods of treating HIV 
080 11046962
 
Lux expression in cells and methods of use 
081 11046981
 
Host cell modified to produce lactams 
082 11046991
 
Rapid preconcentration of viable bacteria using magnetic ionic liquid for PCR amplification and culture-based diagnostics 
083 11046994
 
Method for assessing juice/cider quality and/or safety 
084 11046996
 
Methods and systems for determining spatial patterns of biological targets in a sample 
085 11047000
 
Molecular fuses for real-time, label-free, multiplexed imaging of RNAs in living cells 
086 11047001
 
Methods of linearly amplifying whole genome of a single cell 
087 11047003
 
Systems and methods for epigenetic sequencing 
088 11047006
 
Methods of lowering the error rate of massively parallel DNA sequencing using duplex consensus sequencing 
089 11047009
 
Blood biomarkers for suicidality 
090 11047024
 
High-strength aluminum alloy coatings, deformation layers and methods of making the same 
091 11047034
 
Conductive high toughness oxides deposited by plasma spray—physical vapor deposition (PS-PVD) 
092 11047041
 
Method and system for preparing polycrystalline group III metal nitride 
093 11047053
 
Control of change of phase through physical surface shaping 
094 11047054
 
Oxygen evolution reaction catalysis 
095 11047055
 
Method of depositing nanoparticles on an array of nanowires 
096 11047078
 
Aligned discontinuous fiber preforms, composites and systems and processes of manufacture 
097 11047132
 
Boom deployer devices, systems, and methods 
098 11047232
 
Microbiome based systems, apparatus and methods for the exploration and production of hydrocarbons 
099 11047248
 
Curved seal for adjacent gas turbine components 
100 11047251
 
Routing for electrical communication in gas turbine engines 
101 11047304
 
Acoustic cores with sound-attenuating protuberances 
102 11047334
 
Intake chamber air diffusing feature in an opposed-piston engine 
103 11047360
 
Methods, systems, and devices to optimize a fluid harvester 
104 11047458
 
Load-adjustable constant-force mechanisms 
105 11047481
 
Seal assembly for a rotary machine 
106 11047529
 
Composite pressure vessel assembly with an integrated nozzle assembly 
107 11047666
 
Shock mitigation apparatus and system 
108 11047670
 
Integrated spacing sensor for joined parts and related methods 
109 11047687
 
Fiber management assembly for multi-axis fiber optic gyroscope 
110 11047693
 
System and method for sensing walked position 
111 11047750
 
Self-powered sensing of tensile strain using multifunctional mechano-luminescence-optoelectronic composites 
112 11047794
 
Apparatus and method for dark voltage removal for enhancing dynamic range, bandwidth, and quality of step-scan Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy data 
113 11047860
 
Protein quantitation in multicellular tissue specimens 
114 11047861
 
Cellular assays with a molecular endpoint measured by SAMDI mass spectrometry 
115 11047868
 
Biochemical markers of red blood cell storage and toxicity 
116 11047869
 
Mass spectral tissue analysis 
117 11047873
 
Stereo particle image velocimetry (PIV) system for long term coastal ocean deployment 
118 11047874
 
System, apparatus and method for predicting aerodynamic parameters using artifical hair sensor array 
119 11047898
 
Vector processing using amplitude or power detectors 
120 11047906
 
Synchronized pulsed LADA for the simultaneous acquisition of timing diagrams and laser-induced upsets 
121 11047907
 
Cycle accurate and cycle reproducible memory for an FPGA based hardware accelerator 
122 11047967
 
Removal of directwave high frequency signal for ionospheric sounder return processing 
123 11047997
 
Rotating scatter mask for directional radiation detection and imaging 
124 11048062
 
Methods and apparatus for deployable sparse-aperture telescopes 
125 11048136
 
Reprogrammable electro-chemo-optical devices and methods for using the same 
126 11048313
 
System-wide network activity forecasting for performance improvement 
127 11048388
 
Method and apparatus for configurable systems 
128 11048699
 
Grand unified file indexing 
129 11048852
 
System, method and computer program product for automatic generation of sizing constraints by reusing existing electronic designs 
130 11049001
 
Event-based neural network with hierarchical addressing for routing event packets between core circuits of the neural network 
131 11049410
 
Device and method for replicating wave motion 
132 11049476
 
Minimal-latency tracking and display for matching real and virtual worlds in head-worn displays 
133 11049551
 
Memory devices providing in situ computing using sequential transfer of row buffered data and related methods and circuits 
134 11049562
 
System and method for atomic persistence in storage class memory 
135 11049623
 
Resistance pressure weld for nuclear reactor fuel rod tube end plug 
136 11049628
 
Target unit with ceramic capsule for producing cu-67 radioisotope 
137 11049697
 
Single beam plasma source 
138 11049985
 
Photo detection device using resonance and related method 
139 11050031
 
Nanoscale light emitting diode, and methods of making same 
140 11050049
 
Lithiated and passivated lithium ion battery anodes 
141 11050062
 
Methods of fabricating solid oxide fuel cells 
142 11050075
 
Hydrogen storage materials containing liquid electrolytes 
143 11050076
 
Flow cell systems, flow cell batteries, and hydrogen production processes 
144 11050078
 
Systems and methods of decoupled hydrogen generation using energy-bearing redox pairs 
145 11050082
 
Colloidal ionic-liquid electrolytes 
146 11050085
 
Electrolyte for electrochemical energy storage devices 
147 11050093
 
Bipolar lead acid battery cells with increased energy density 
148 11050094
 
Molten salt compositions with enhanced heat transfer and reduced corrosion properties 
149 11050114
 
Impact resistant battery enclosure systems 
150 11050119
 
Nanoporous separators for batteries and related manufacturing methods 
151 11050121
 
System and method for fabricating an electrode with separator 
152 11050160
 
Planar-shaped antenna devices, antenna arrays, and fabrication 
153 11050214
 
Narrow-linewidth microcavity brillouin laser with suppressed temperature fluctuations 
154 11050262
 
Systems and methods for controlling electrical grid resources 
155 11050284
 
Electrolyte, a battery including the same, and methods of reducing electrolyte flammability 
156 11050405
 
Micromechanical vibrasolator 
157 11050447
 
System and method for removing interferer signals 
158 11050449
 
System and method for extensionless adaptive transmitter and receiver windowing 
159 11050457
 
Circuits for continuous-time clockless analog correlators 
160 11050505
 
System and method for receiving multi-polarized signals 
161 11050604
 
Systems, methods and apparatuses for modulation-agnostic unitary braid division multiplexing signal transformation 
162 11050770
 
Network defense system and method thereof 
163 11050876
 
Systems and methods for detecting call provenance from call audio 
164 11050963
 
Method and apparatus for on-chip per-pixel pseudo-random time coded exposure 
165 11050995
 
Method and system for multi-wavelength depth encoding for three-dimensional range geometry compression 
166 11051030
 
Systems and methods for distributed quantization of multimodal images 
167 11051187
 
Transmitters incorporating non-uniform constellations with overlapping constellation point locations 
168 11051230
 
Wireless resilient routing reconfiguration linear program 
169 11051270
 
Single lamp localization system and method 
170 11051387
 
Ultraviolet (UV) light emitting device (LED) driven photocathode 
171 11051428
 
Oscillating heat pipe integrated thermal management system for power electronics 
172 D923342
 
Sheet material with camouflage pattern 

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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) 65
Department of Defense (DOD) 49
Department of Energy (DOE) 33
National Science Foundation (NSF) 20
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 7
Department of Agriculture (USDA) 2
Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) 2
National Security Agency (NSA) 2
Small Business Administration (SBA) 2
Department of Commerce (DOC) 1
Department of Transportation (USDOT) 1
MITRE Corporation (MITRE) 1
Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) 1
Government Rights Acknowledged 4

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 11044896
 
T cell receptors that are specific to a fluorescent protein, transgenic animals and methods of their making, isolated T cells, and methods of use 
002 11045121
 
Systems and methods for measuring oxygenation or hemoglobin concentration 
003 11045134
 
Depression brain computer interface for the quantitative assessment of mood state and for biofeedback for mood alteration 
004 11045167
 
Forward-looking ultrasound array probe for intravascular imaging and navigation applications 
005 11045428
 
Decreased adhesivity receptor-targeted nanoparticles for Fn14-positive tumors 
006 11045429
 
Shear-thinning self-healing networks 
007 11045441
 
Use of retinoic acid and analogs thereof to treat central neural apneas 
008 11045456
 
Compositions and methods for treating COPD and other inflammatory conditions 
009 11045458
 
Synthesis of small molecule histone deacetylase 6 degraders, compounds formed thereby, and pharmaceutical compositions containing them 
010 11045462
 
Methods for treating neurological conditions and exposure to nerve agents 
011 11045465
 
Methods and compositions to prevent addiction 
012 11045473
 
Compositions and methods for therapy of prostate cancer using drug combinations to target polyamine biosynthesis and related pathways 
013 11045497
 
Compositions and methods for treating cancer with anti-CD38 immunotherapy 
014 11045506
 
Methods and compositions for identifying and treating subjects at risk for checkpoint blockade therapy associated colitis 
015 11045519
 
Arginine-rich polypeptide compositions and methods of using same 
016 11045525
 
Compositions and methods for regulating activity of inhibitor of DNA binding-2 (ID2) protein and for treating ID protein-related diseases 
017 11045545
 
IL-12 P40 monomer, monoclonal antibody against P40 homodimer and the combination of the two for autoimmune disease treatment 
018 11045548
 
Methods for inhibiting cancer cell migration with gold nanomaterials and photothermal therapy 
019 11045556
 
Devices, compositions and related methods for accelerating and enhancing bone repair 
020 11045558
 
RPGR gene therapy for retinitis pigmentosa 
021 11045585
 
Spatiotemporal delivery system embedded in 3D-printing 
022 11045597
 
Extracorporeal ambulatory assist lung 
023 11045620
 
Electrodes for nitric oxide generation 
024 11045639
 
Ventricular assist device with pulse augmentation and automatic regurgitant flow shutoff 
025 11045807
 
Integrated platform for characterization of single cells or small cell clusters 
026 11046647
 
Activators of the unfolded protein response 
027 11046692
 
Mitragynine analogs and uses thereof 
028 11046694
 
Compounds and methods for treating bacterial infections 
029 11046703
 
Small molecule MDM2 protein degraders 
030 11046709
 
Fused 1,4-diazepines as BET bromodomain inhibitors 
031 11046715
 
Boronic derivatives of hydroxamates as anticancer agents 
032 11046716
 
Beta-lactamase inhibitors 
033 11046721
 
Ruthenium-based photolinkers and methods of use 
034 11046729
 
Dipeptide analogs as TGF-beta inhibitors 
035 11046730
 
Antimicrobial compositions 
036 11046733
 
Compositions and methods to treat cancer with CpG rich DNA and cupredoxins 
037 11046739
 
BH4 stabilized peptides and uses thereof 
038 11046740
 
P53-BAD fusion proteins 
039 11046750
 
Factor VIII proteins having ancestral sequences, expression vectors, and uses related thereto 
040 11046755
 
Antibody based reagents that specifically recognize toxic oligomeric forms of tau 
041 11046765
 
Methods for promoting reinnervation of auditory hair cells 
042 11046766
 
Tagged chimeric effector molecules and receptors thereof 
043 11046782
 
Methods for treatment and diagnosis of cancer by targeting glycoprotein A repetitions predominant (GARP) and for providing effective immunotherapy alone or in combination 
044 11046854
 
Slippery liquid-infused porous surfaces that prevent microbial surface fouling 
045 11046926
 
Array of micromolded structures for sorting adherent cells 
046 11046933
 
Induction of pluripotent cells 
047 11046934
 
Mutations that confer genetic stability to additional genes in influenza viruses 
048 11046948
 
Engineered transcription activator-like effector (TALE) domains and uses thereof 
049 11046954
 
Targeted protein degradation to attenuate adoptive T-cell therapy associated adverse inflammatory responses 
050 11046957
 
AAV treatment of Huntington\'s disease 
051 11046959
 
Compositions comprising TALENs and methods of treating HIV 
052 11046962
 
Lux expression in cells and methods of use 
053 11046996
 
Methods and systems for determining spatial patterns of biological targets in a sample 
054 11047000
 
Molecular fuses for real-time, label-free, multiplexed imaging of RNAs in living cells 
055 11047001
 
Methods of linearly amplifying whole genome of a single cell 
056 11047003
 
Systems and methods for epigenetic sequencing 
057 11047006
 
Methods of lowering the error rate of massively parallel DNA sequencing using duplex consensus sequencing 
058 11047009
 
Blood biomarkers for suicidality 
059 11047693
 
System and method for sensing walked position 
060 11047860
 
Protein quantitation in multicellular tissue specimens 
061 11047861
 
Cellular assays with a molecular endpoint measured by SAMDI mass spectrometry 
062 11047868
 
Biochemical markers of red blood cell storage and toxicity 
063 11047869
 
Mass spectral tissue analysis 
064 11047906
 
Synchronized pulsed LADA for the simultaneous acquisition of timing diagrams and laser-induced upsets 
065 11048388
 
Method and apparatus for configurable systems 

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Department of Defense (DOD) Agencies

Patent Title
001 11045555
 
Pathogen-specific cargo delivery and diagnostic platform based on mesoporous silica nanoparticles 
002 11045644
 
Cuff electrode with lysing agent 
003 11045676
 
Activated carbon supported Ni0Fe0 nanoparticles for reductive transformation of perfluoroalkyl-containing compounds 
004 11046652
 
Hydroxamic acids comprising pyrazole moiety and uses thereof 
005 11046948
 
Engineered transcription activator-like effector (TALE) domains and uses thereof 
006 11047078
 
Aligned discontinuous fiber preforms, composites and systems and processes of manufacture 
007 11048313
 
System-wide network activity forecasting for performance improvement 
008 11048852
 
System, method and computer program product for automatic generation of sizing constraints by reusing existing electronic designs 
009 11049001
 
Event-based neural network with hierarchical addressing for routing event packets between core circuits of the neural network 
010 11049551
 
Memory devices providing in situ computing using sequential transfer of row buffered data and related methods and circuits 
011 11050876
 
Systems and methods for detecting call provenance from call audio 

Department of the ARMY (DOA)

Patent Title
001 11045394
 
Mobile medical drug management systems and methods 
002 11045676
 
Activated carbon supported Ni0Fe0 nanoparticles for reductive transformation of perfluoroalkyl-containing compounds 
003 11045783
 
Systems and methods for increasing reaction yield 
004 11046647
 
Activators of the unfolded protein response 
005 11046815
 
Aerogel insulation panels and manufacturing thereof 
006 11046823
 
Composition with polymer and ceramic and methods of use thereof 
007 11047334
 
Intake chamber air diffusing feature in an opposed-piston engine 
008 11049985
 
Photo detection device using resonance and related method 
009 11050093
 
Bipolar lead acid battery cells with increased energy density 
010 D923342
 
Sheet material with camouflage pattern 

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

Patent Title
001 11046579
 
Nanowire arrays for trace vapor preconcentration 
002 11046854
 
Slippery liquid-infused porous surfaces that prevent microbial surface fouling 
003 11046873
 
Methods of adhering in an aqueous environment 
004 11046948
 
Engineered transcription activator-like effector (TALE) domains and uses thereof 
005 11047666
 
Shock mitigation apparatus and system 
006 11047873
 
Stereo particle image velocimetry (PIV) system for long term coastal ocean deployment 
007 11049410
 
Device and method for replicating wave motion 
008 11050031
 
Nanoscale light emitting diode, and methods of making same 
009 11050085
 
Electrolyte for electrochemical energy storage devices 
010 11050160
 
Planar-shaped antenna devices, antenna arrays, and fabrication 
011 11050284
 
Electrolyte, a battery including the same, and methods of reducing electrolyte flammability 
012 11051230
 
Wireless resilient routing reconfiguration linear program 

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

Patent Title
001 11045493
 
Synthetic melanin nanoparticles and uses thereof 
002 11046415
 
Multi-material printed control surface 
003 11047053
 
Control of change of phase through physical surface shaping 
004 11047874
 
System, apparatus and method for predicting aerodynamic parameters using artifical hair sensor array 
005 11047898
 
Vector processing using amplitude or power detectors 
006 11047906
 
Synchronized pulsed LADA for the simultaneous acquisition of timing diagrams and laser-induced upsets 
007 11047967
 
Removal of directwave high frequency signal for ionospheric sounder return processing 
008 11047997
 
Rotating scatter mask for directional radiation detection and imaging 
009 11048062
 
Methods and apparatus for deployable sparse-aperture telescopes 
010 11050082
 
Colloidal ionic-liquid electrolytes 
011 11050214
 
Narrow-linewidth microcavity brillouin laser with suppressed temperature fluctuations 
012 11050447
 
System and method for removing interferer signals 
013 11050770
 
Network defense system and method thereof 
014 11050963
 
Method and apparatus for on-chip per-pixel pseudo-random time coded exposure 

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Patent Title
001 11045427
 
Hollow nanoparticles with hybrid double layers 
002 11045554
 
Lipid-coated particles for treating viral infections 
003 11045772
 
Synthetic membranes and methods of use thereof 
004 11045851
 
Method for Forming Hollow Profile Non-Circular Extrusions Using Shear Assisted Processing and Extrusion (ShAPE) 
005 11046048
 
Selective modifiers for composite material property enhancement 
006 11046463
 
Compact star-field sensor (SFS) 
007 11046623
 
Catalytic conversion of ethanol to 1-/2-butenes 
008 11046642
 
Systems and methods for producing nitriles 
009 11046981
 
Host cell modified to produce lactams 
010 11047024
 
High-strength aluminum alloy coatings, deformation layers and methods of making the same 
011 11047041
 
Method and system for preparing polycrystalline group III metal nitride 
012 11047054
 
Oxygen evolution reaction catalysis 
013 11047055
 
Method of depositing nanoparticles on an array of nanowires 
014 11047248
 
Curved seal for adjacent gas turbine components 
015 11047360
 
Methods, systems, and devices to optimize a fluid harvester 
016 11047481
 
Seal assembly for a rotary machine 
017 11047529
 
Composite pressure vessel assembly with an integrated nozzle assembly 
018 11047907
 
Cycle accurate and cycle reproducible memory for an FPGA based hardware accelerator 
019 11048136
 
Reprogrammable electro-chemo-optical devices and methods for using the same 
020 11048699
 
Grand unified file indexing 
021 11049623
 
Resistance pressure weld for nuclear reactor fuel rod tube end plug 
022 11049628
 
Target unit with ceramic capsule for producing cu-67 radioisotope 
023 11050049
 
Lithiated and passivated lithium ion battery anodes 
024 11050062
 
Methods of fabricating solid oxide fuel cells 
025 11050075
 
Hydrogen storage materials containing liquid electrolytes 
026 11050076
 
Flow cell systems, flow cell batteries, and hydrogen production processes 
027 11050078
 
Systems and methods of decoupled hydrogen generation using energy-bearing redox pairs 
028 11050094
 
Molten salt compositions with enhanced heat transfer and reduced corrosion properties 
029 11050114
 
Impact resistant battery enclosure systems 
030 11050119
 
Nanoporous separators for batteries and related manufacturing methods 
031 11050262
 
Systems and methods for controlling electrical grid resources 
032 11051387
 
Ultraviolet (UV) light emitting device (LED) driven photocathode 
033 11051428
 
Oscillating heat pipe integrated thermal management system for power electronics 

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Patent Title
001 11045132
 
Concentric ring electrodes for improved accuracy of Laplacian estimation 
002 11045427
 
Hollow nanoparticles with hybrid double layers 
003 11045548
 
Methods for inhibiting cancer cell migration with gold nanomaterials and photothermal therapy 
004 11046826
 
Nanoporous lyotropic liquid crystal polymer membranes with reversibly tuned pore size and selectivity, and methods using same 
005 11046828
 
Fabrication of macroporous monodisperse hydrogel microspheres 
006 11046854
 
Slippery liquid-infused porous surfaces that prevent microbial surface fouling 
007 11046981
 
Host cell modified to produce lactams 
008 11046991
 
Rapid preconcentration of viable bacteria using magnetic ionic liquid for PCR amplification and culture-based diagnostics 
009 11047232
 
Microbiome based systems, apparatus and methods for the exploration and production of hydrocarbons 
010 11047458
 
Load-adjustable constant-force mechanisms 
011 11047794
 
Apparatus and method for dark voltage removal for enhancing dynamic range, bandwidth, and quality of step-scan Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy data 
012 11049476
 
Minimal-latency tracking and display for matching real and virtual worlds in head-worn displays 
013 11049562
 
System and method for atomic persistence in storage class memory 
014 11049697
 
Single beam plasma source 
015 11050031
 
Nanoscale light emitting diode, and methods of making same 
016 11050114
 
Impact resistant battery enclosure systems 
017 11050449
 
System and method for extensionless adaptive transmitter and receiver windowing 
018 11050457
 
Circuits for continuous-time clockless analog correlators 
019 11050995
 
Method and system for multi-wavelength depth encoding for three-dimensional range geometry compression 
020 11051270
 
Single lamp localization system and method 

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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
11045474  Antiviral JAK inhibitors useful in treating or preventing coronaviridae infections      
11045772  Synthetic membranes and methods of use thereof      
Y02E Reduction of Greenhouse Gas [GHG] Emissions, Related to Energy Generation, Transmission or Distribution
11049623  Resistance pressure weld for nuclear reactor fuel rod tube end plug      
11049985  Photo detection device using resonance and related method      
11050078  Systems and methods of decoupled hydrogen generation using energy-bearing redox pairs      
11050119  Nanoporous separators for batteries and related manufacturing methods      
Y02P Climate Change Mitigation Technologies in the Production or Processing of Goods
11050062  Methods of fabricating solid oxide fuel cells      
Y02T Climate Change Mitigation Technologies Related to Transportation
11050085  Electrolyte for electrochemical energy storage devices      

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)65
National Institutes of Health (NIH)61
National Cancer Institute (NCI)20
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)9
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)6
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)5
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)5
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)4
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)4
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)4
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)3
National Institute on Aging (NIA)2
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)2
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)2
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)2
Office of the Director (NIHOD)2
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)1
National Eye Institute (NEI)1
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)1
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)1
Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)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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We're working on our data analytics and will be reporting taxpayer-funded patents and patent applications shortly. In the meantime, FedInvent will post interesting information about the HERD Innovation Ecosphere here.

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

Count By Tech Center

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

Tech Center Count
1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry 63
1700 Chemical and Materials Engineering 37
2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components 23
3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, Gaming and Medical Devices/Processes 17
2600 Communications 11
3600 Transportation, Electronic Commerce, Construction, Agriculture, Licensing and Review 11
2100 Computer Architecture Software and Information Security 6
2400 Computer Networks, Multiplex, Cable and Cryptography/Security 3
2900 Design 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 32 322
CPC H01 Basic Electric Elements 17 150
CPC C12 Biochemistry; Beer; Spirits; Wine; Vinegar; Microbiology; Enzymology; Mutation or Genetic Engineering 18 127
CPC C07 Organic Chemistry 21 89
CPC B01 Physical or Chemical Processes or Apparatus in General 3 87
CPC H04 Electric Communication Technique 13 68
CPC G01 Measuring; Testing 16 62
CPC G06 Computing; Calculating; Counting 5 50
CPC C08 Organic Macromolecular Compounds; Their Preparation or Chemical Working-up; Compositions Based Thereon 4 35
CPC B32 Layered Products 1 36
CPC C09 Dyes; Paints; Polishes; Natural Resins; Adhesives; Compositions Not Otherwise Provided For; Applications of Materials Not Otherwise Provided for 2 21
CPC B29 Working of Plastics; Working of Substances in a Plastic State in General 1 21
CPC B64 Aircraft; Aviation; Cosmonautics 3 17
CPC C01 Inorganic Chemistry 0 17
CPC G16 Information and Communication Technology [ICT] Specially Adapted for Specific Application Fields 0 14
CPC G02 Optics 2 10
CPC Y02 Technologies or Applications for Mitigation or Adaptation Against Climate Change 0 12
CPC C02 Treatment of Water, Waste Water, Sewage, or Sludge 0 11
CPC C25 Electrolytic or Electrophoretic Processes; Apparatus Therefor 3 7
CPC B21 Mechanical Metal-working Without Essentially Removing Material; Punching Metal 1 9
CPC E21 Earth Drilling; Mining 1 9
CPC B33 Additive Manufacturing Technology 0 10
CPC G21 Nuclear Physics; Nuclear Engineering 2 7
CPC F03 Machines or Engines for Liquids; Wind, Spring, or Weight Motors; Producing Mechanical Power or a Reactive Propulsive Thrust, Not Otherwise Provided for 1 8
CPC F17 Storing or Distributing Gases or Liquids 1 8
CPC B82 Nanotechnology 1 7
CPC H03 Basic Electronic Circuitry 1 7
CPC A62 Life-saving; Fire-fighting 2 5
CPC C23 Coating Metallic Material; Coating Material With Metallic Material; Chemical Surface Treatment; Diffusion Treatment of Metallic Material; Coating by Vacuum Evaporation, by Sputtering, by Ion Implantation or by Chemical Vapour Deposition, in General; Inhibiting Corrosion of Metallic Material or Incrustation in General 2 5
CPC F01 Machines or Engines in General; Engine Plants in General; Steam Engines 2 5
CPC G11 Information Storage 2 5
CPC H02 Generation; Conversion or Distribution of Electric Power 2 5
CPC H05 Electric Techniques Not Otherwise Provided for 2 3
CPC A01 Agriculture; Forestry; Animal Husbandry; Hunting; Trapping; Fishing 1 4
CPC C22 Metallurgy; Ferrous or Non-ferrous Alloys; Treatment of Alloys or Non-ferrous Metals 1 4
CPC F16 Engineering Elements and Units; General Measures for Producing and Maintaining Effective Functioning of Machines or Installations; Thermal Insulation in General 2 2
CPC F42 Ammunition; Blasting 1 3
CPC D04 Brushware 2 1
CPC F02 Combustion Engines; Hot-gas or Combustion-product Engine Plants 2 1
CPC G09 Education; Cryptography; Display; Advertising; Seals 2 1
USPC D05 Textile or paper yard goods; sheet material 2 0
CPC E04 Building 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 172 592
South Korea 1 5
United Kingdom 0 3
Japan 0 2
Austria 0 1
Switzerland 0 1
China PRC 0 1
India 0 1
Netherlands 0 1
U.S. State First Named Inventors All Inventors
California 24 77
Massachusetts 20 70
Indiana 10 27
New York 10 23
Maryland 8 25
Texas 7 30
Washington 7 27
Ohio 7 26
New Mexico 6 33
Georgia 6 14
Wisconsin 6 9
Virginia 5 18
Pennsylvania 5 13
Illinois 5 11
Arizona 4 18
Michigan 4 18
North Carolina 4 11
Tennessee 3 16
Colorado 3 15
Florida 3 12
New Jersey 3 10
Nebraska 2 12
Louisiana 2 9
Connecticut 2 8
Missouri 2 7
Nevada 2 7
New Hampshire 2 4
South Carolina 1 6
Delaware 1 5
Alabama 1 4
Hawaii 1 4
Oregon 1 4
Minnesota 1 3
Oklahoma 1 3
Iowa 1 2
Mississippi 1 2
Utah 1 2
Kansas 0 3
Idaho 0 2
Montana 0 1
Rhode Island 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 184220
South Korea 11
United Kingdom 11
U.S. State Assignees Applicants
Massachusetts 2224
California 1927
New York 1313
Maryland 1012
District of Columbia 105
New Mexico 910
Indiana 99
Washington 77
Texas 69
Georgia 66
Wisconsin 66
North Carolina 56
Illinois 55
Michigan 55
Ohio 55
Pennsylvania 55
Arizona 416
Virginia 37
Florida 34
Tennessee 34
Colorado 33
New Hampshire 33
Alabama 22
Iowa 22
Louisiana 22
Missouri 22
Nebraska 22
Nevada 22
Delaware 14
New Jersey 13
Connecticut 11
Hawaii 11
Kansas 11
Minnesota 11
Mississippi 11
Montana 11
Oklahoma 11
South Carolina 11
Utah 11
Idaho 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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