FedInvent Patents

New Taxpayer Funded Patents for Tuesday, July 13, 2021 

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FedInvent analyzed 148 taxpayer-funded patents this week.

On Tuesday, July 13, 2021, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted 148 taxpayer-funded patents; including 124 patents containing government interest statements and 39 patents where federal goverenment agencies were an assignee or applicant. Together, 148 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 11058103
 
Wildlife deterrence system arranged in wind turbine blade 
002 11058120
 
Composition of entomopathogenic fungus and method of production and application for insect control 
003 11058339
 
Electrode harness and method of taking biopotential measurements 
004 11058398
 
System and method for shear wave elastography by transmitting ultrasound with subgroups of ultrasound transducer elements 
005 11058399
 
Bubble-induced color doppler feedback during histotripsy 
006 11058487
 
Microwave ablation antenna system with reflector and slot 
007 11058521
 
Method and apparatus for improving osseointegration, functional load, and overall strength of intraosseous implants 
008 11058579
 
Ophthalmic surgical device for accessing tissue and for performing a capsulotomy 
009 11058644
 
Unimolecular nanoparticles for efficient delivery of therapeutic RNA 
010 11058645
 
Inhibition of respiratory complex III by ligands that interact with a regulatory switch 
011 11058659
 
Methods and compositions for the treatment of ophalmic diseases and disorders 
012 11058665
 
Methods for treating brain metastasis 
013 11058666
 
Oral administration of melanin for protection against radiation 
014 11058675
 
Cell-based screening and compounds that modulate GaINAc-transferases 
015 11058697
 
Inhibiting inflammation with milk oligosaccharides 
016 11058699
 
Method and compositions for inhibition of double stranded DNA viruses 
017 11058700
 
Macrocyclic lactones and uses thereof as modulators of purinergic receptors 
018 11058702
 
Methods and compositions for the treatment of cancer with 5-iodo-2-pyrimidinone-2′-deoxyribose (IPdR) 
019 11058707
 
Methods for treating ischemic heart disease by targeting TRPV4 
020 11058709
 
Methods of treating breast cancer 
021 11058713
 
Treatment and diagnosis of ocular surface disorders 
022 11058719
 
Compositions of nutrition supplementation for nutritional deficiencies and method of use therefore 
023 11058729
 
Exosomes and miRNA to treat glaucoma 
024 11058756
 
Compositions and methods of treating autoimmune disease by reducing enterococcus 
025 11058761
 
Recombinant vectors expressing antigens of avian influenza virus and uses thereof 
026 11058766
 
Universal vaccine platform 
027 11058770
 
Ultrastable antibody ionic liquids 
028 11058802
 
Anti-adhesive barrier membrane using alginate and hyaluronic acid for biomedical applications 
029 11058903
 
Methods for identifying and treating cachexia or pre-cachexia using an inhibitor of rage 
030 11058990
 
Apparatus and method for carbon dioxide removal 
031 11058994
 
Tritium cleanup system and method 
032 11059043
 
Impedance based feedback control of microfluidic valves 
033 11059050
 
Magnetic capture of a target from a fluid 
034 11059128
 
Multiple beam pulsed laser deposition of composite films 
035 11059166
 
Linear delta systems with additional degrees of freedom and related methods 
036 11059278
 
Two-phase thermal management devices, methods, and systems 
037 11059569
 
Flight control system for aircraft having multi-functional flight control surface 
038 11059609
 
Satellite deployer with externally adjustable payload restraint 
039 11059718
 
Methods and compositions using peptides and proteins with C-terminal elements 
040 11059721
 
Production of synthesis gas from natural gas with copper—iron—manganese oxide oxygen carriers/catalysts via partial oxidation and dry reforming processes 
041 11059746
 
Thermoplastic cycloaliphatic polyamide matrix resins for next-generation energy absorbing applications 
042 11059775
 
Prodrug compositions and utility of hydroxamate-based GCPII inhibitors 
043 11059778
 
Cannabinoid receptor CB2 ligand 4-(aminomethyl)-N, N-dialkylanilines 
044 11059788
 
Streamlined syntheses of fluoroquinolones 
045 11059800
 
Dehydroleucodine derivatives and uses thereof 
046 11059801
 
Methods to induce targeted protein degradation through bifunctional molecules 
047 11059808
 
Substituted phenylpyrrolecarboxamides with therapeutic activity in HIV 
048 11059815
 
Synthesis of small molecule histone deacetylase 6 degraders, compounds formed thereby, and pharmaceutical compositions containing them 
049 11059817
 
Potent antiviral pyrazolopyridine compounds 
050 11059862
 
Methods and compositions for dual glycan binding AAV vectors 
051 11059863
 
Stabilized human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) envelope (ENV) trimer vaccines and methods of using same 
052 11059866
 
Compositions and methods related to protein A (SpA) variants 
053 11059869
 
Compositions for enhancing the pluripotency of stem cells 
054 11059872
 
Self-assembly of protein-based biomaterials with multiple morphologies 
055 11059878
 
Therapeutic targeting of SET1B/compass pathway for treating cancers 
056 11059880
 
Redirected cells with MHC chimeric receptors and methods of use in immunotherapy 
057 11059940
 
High temperature metathesis chemistry 
058 11059942
 
Aromatic polyesters from biosuccinic acid 
059 11059948
 
Shape memory-based self-healing polymer composite reinforced with graphene foam 
060 11059969
 
Polymer compositions and methods 
061 11060027
 
Macromolecular antioxidants based on dual type moiety per molecule: structures, methods of making and using the same 
062 11060033
 
Compositions and methods for producing calcined coke from biorenewable sources 
063 11060059
 
Methods of producing T cell populations enriched for stable regulatory T-cells 
064 11060060
 
Method of making trabecular bone 
065 11060063
 
Inhibition of serotonin expression in gut enteroendocrine cells results in conversion to insulin-positive cells 
066 11060064
 
Early vascular cell population 
067 11060066
 
Human pluripotent stem cell-based models for predictive developmental neural toxicity 
068 11060067
 
Human liver microphysiology platform and self assembly liver acinus model and methods of their use 
069 11060074
 
Self-regenerating hyaluronan polymer brushes 
070 11060078
 
Engineered CRISPR-Cas9 nucleases 
071 11060088
 
Anti-angiogenic miRNA therapeutics for inhibiting corneal neovascularization 
072 11060095
 
Method for isolating cross-reactive aptamer and use thereof 
073 11060096
 
RNA-based compositions and adjuvants for prophylactic and therapeutic treatment 
074 11060107
 
Purification and purity assessment of RNA molecules synthesized with modified nucleosides 
075 11060110
 
Adeno-associated virus vectors for treatment of glycogen storage disease 
076 11060115
 
CRISPR enzymes and systems 
077 11060142
 
Compositions and methods for detecting allogeneic matter in a subject 
078 11060148
 
Diagnosing and treating colorectal cancer 
079 11060153
 
Fluorescence amplification method for forward genetic discovery of factors in human mRNA degradation 
080 11060184
 
Epitaxial barium titanate thin films using a highly volatile Ba(hfa)2 triglyme precursor 
081 11060186
 
In situ generation of gaseous precursors for chemical vapor deposition of a chalcogenide 
082 11060194
 
Methods for producing composite structures using diffusion or thermal reactions of a plurality of layers 
083 11060206
 
Method for purifying an inorganic material using a tube having a bend between a first end and a second end of the tube 
084 11060214
 
Processing methods and apparatus to manufacture a functional, multi-scale, tapered fiber from polymer filament 
085 11060403
 
Piston combinations for opposed-piston engines 
086 11060497
 
Cold start strategy and system for gasoline direct injection compression ignition engine 
087 11060511
 
Microfluidic-based artificial muscles and method of formation 
088 11060539
 
Device having hybrid hydraulic-electric architecture 
089 11060541
 
System and method for optical transient liquid molding of microparticles and uses for the same 
090 11060658
 
Gimbal stabilization system and method 
091 11060802
 
Method for manufacturing a curved heat exchanger using wedge shaped segments 
092 11060815
 
Accessory rail kit 
093 11060823
 
Camouflage for garment assembly 
094 11060826
 
Telescopic-width mine roller 
095 11060827
 
Exploding foil initiator 
096 11060829
 
Guidance system and method for guiding projectiles 
097 11060831
 
System and method for routing flame within an explosive device 
098 11060868
 
Weak value amplification Coriolis vibratory gyroscope 
099 11060896
 
Flow imaging and monitoring for synchronized management of wide area drainage 
100 11060973
 
Plasmon resonance imaging apparatus having metal-insulator-metal nanocups 
101 11060989
 
Microneedle-based electrical impedance sensor to monitor plant water status in real time 
102 11060998
 
Nonlinear mass sensors based on electronic feedback 
103 11061025
 
Micro-resonator and fiber taper sensor system 
104 11061042
 
Automated control of microfluidic devices based on machine learning 
105 11061063
 
Method for the characterization and monitoring of integrated circuits 
106 11061083
 
Method for maximum-entropy mobility spectrum analysis 
107 11061093
 
Dynamic phantom for functional magnetic resonance imaging 
108 11061147
 
Accurate photon depth-of-interaction decoding and calibration of multiplexed detector modules 
109 11061154
 
Acoustic proppant for fracture diagnostic 
110 11061164
 
System, algorithm, and method using short pulse interrogation with neutrons to detect and identify matter 
111 11061188
 
Fiber coupler and method for fabrication of the same 
112 11061208
 
Compact panoramic camera: optical system, apparatus, image forming method 
113 11061217
 
Optical element support system and method 
114 11061260
 
Control of dual phase tuners 
115 11061460
 
Techniques in performance and efficiency improvements of processors in a cooling system 
116 11061463
 
Systems and methods for synergistic software-hardware power budget management 
117 11061572
 
Memory object tagged memory monitoring method and system 
118 11061676
 
Scatter gather using key-value store 
119 11062044
 
Access control system and process for managing and enforcing an attribute based access control policy 
120 11062067
 
Systems and methods for designing integrated circuits 
121 11062099
 
System and method for wearable, ubiquitous RFID-enabled sensing 
122 11062450
 
Systems and methods for modeling neural architecture 
123 11062489
 
System and method for multi-architecture computed tomography pipeline 
124 11062490
 
Reinforcement learning for online sampling trajectory optimization for magnetic resonance imaging 
125 11062523
 
Creation authoring point tool utility to recreate equipment 
126 11062525
 
Method for generating an augmented set of images 
127 11062528
 
Parameterized model of 2D articulated human shape 
128 11062810
 
Manufacture of large grain powders with granular coatings 
129 11062817
 
Liquid metal encapsulates having non-native shells 
130 11062890
 
Photocathodes with an enhancement layer and method of making the same 
131 11063162
 
Current generation from radiation with diamond diode-based devices for detection or power generation 
132 11063163
 
Infrared photo-detector with low turn-on voltage 
133 11063166
 
System and method for shingling wafer strips connected in parallel 
134 11063168
 
Inverted multijunction solar cells with distributed bragg reflector 
135 11063198
 
Metallic junction thermoelectric generator 
136 11063201
 
Method for fabricating superconducting devices using a focused ion beam 
137 11063228
 
Metal-assisted delayed fluorescent emitters employing benzo-imidazo-phenanthridine and analogues 
138 11063356
 
Large aperture deployable reflectarray antenna 
139 11063402
 
Adiabatic dispersion-managed frequency comb generation 
140 11063560
 
Mixer with series connected active devices 
141 11063579
 
Circuit for providing variable waveform excitation 
142 11063637
 
Systems and methods for low-power near-field-communication 
143 11063759
 
Blockchain-empowered crowdsourced computing system 
144 11063879
 
Determining a receive window of a receiving device that reduces bufferbloat in a wireless communications system, such as that caused by TCP dynamics over millimeter wave links 
145 11064285
 
Tunable contact microphone 
146 11064623
 
Slidable assembly with spring clip retainer 
147 D924675
 
Door stop 
148 RE48636
 
Decoy peptides inhibiting protein phosphatase 1-mediated dephosphorylation of phospholamban 

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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) 57
Department of Defense (DOD) 36
Department of Energy (DOE) 26
National Science Foundation (NSF) 19
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 6
Department of Agriculture (USDA) 3
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 3
Department of Commerce (DOC) 2
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) 1
Department of Justice (DOJ) 1
Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) 1
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 1
National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) 1
National Security Agency (NSA) 1
Small Business Administration (SBA) 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 11058398
 
System and method for shear wave elastography by transmitting ultrasound with subgroups of ultrasound transducer elements 
002 11058399
 
Bubble-induced color doppler feedback during histotripsy 
003 11058521
 
Method and apparatus for improving osseointegration, functional load, and overall strength of intraosseous implants 
004 11058579
 
Ophthalmic surgical device for accessing tissue and for performing a capsulotomy 
005 11058644
 
Unimolecular nanoparticles for efficient delivery of therapeutic RNA 
006 11058645
 
Inhibition of respiratory complex III by ligands that interact with a regulatory switch 
007 11058659
 
Methods and compositions for the treatment of ophalmic diseases and disorders 
008 11058665
 
Methods for treating brain metastasis 
009 11058666
 
Oral administration of melanin for protection against radiation 
010 11058675
 
Cell-based screening and compounds that modulate GaINAc-transferases 
011 11058697
 
Inhibiting inflammation with milk oligosaccharides 
012 11058699
 
Method and compositions for inhibition of double stranded DNA viruses 
013 11058702
 
Methods and compositions for the treatment of cancer with 5-iodo-2-pyrimidinone-2′-deoxyribose (IPdR) 
014 11058707
 
Methods for treating ischemic heart disease by targeting TRPV4 
015 11058709
 
Methods of treating breast cancer 
016 11058713
 
Treatment and diagnosis of ocular surface disorders 
017 11058719
 
Compositions of nutrition supplementation for nutritional deficiencies and method of use therefore 
018 11058729
 
Exosomes and miRNA to treat glaucoma 
019 11058756
 
Compositions and methods of treating autoimmune disease by reducing enterococcus 
020 11058766
 
Universal vaccine platform 
021 11058903
 
Methods for identifying and treating cachexia or pre-cachexia using an inhibitor of rage 
022 11059043
 
Impedance based feedback control of microfluidic valves 
023 11059718
 
Methods and compositions using peptides and proteins with C-terminal elements 
024 11059775
 
Prodrug compositions and utility of hydroxamate-based GCPII inhibitors 
025 11059778
 
Cannabinoid receptor CB2 ligand 4-(aminomethyl)-N, N-dialkylanilines 
026 11059800
 
Dehydroleucodine derivatives and uses thereof 
027 11059801
 
Methods to induce targeted protein degradation through bifunctional molecules 
028 11059808
 
Substituted phenylpyrrolecarboxamides with therapeutic activity in HIV 
029 11059815
 
Synthesis of small molecule histone deacetylase 6 degraders, compounds formed thereby, and pharmaceutical compositions containing them 
030 11059817
 
Potent antiviral pyrazolopyridine compounds 
031 11059862
 
Methods and compositions for dual glycan binding AAV vectors 
032 11059863
 
Stabilized human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) envelope (ENV) trimer vaccines and methods of using same 
033 11059866
 
Compositions and methods related to protein A (SpA) variants 
034 11059869
 
Compositions for enhancing the pluripotency of stem cells 
035 11059878
 
Therapeutic targeting of SET1B/compass pathway for treating cancers 
036 11059880
 
Redirected cells with MHC chimeric receptors and methods of use in immunotherapy 
037 11060059
 
Methods of producing T cell populations enriched for stable regulatory T-cells 
038 11060060
 
Method of making trabecular bone 
039 11060063
 
Inhibition of serotonin expression in gut enteroendocrine cells results in conversion to insulin-positive cells 
040 11060064
 
Early vascular cell population 
041 11060066
 
Human pluripotent stem cell-based models for predictive developmental neural toxicity 
042 11060067
 
Human liver microphysiology platform and self assembly liver acinus model and methods of their use 
043 11060078
 
Engineered CRISPR-Cas9 nucleases 
044 11060088
 
Anti-angiogenic miRNA therapeutics for inhibiting corneal neovascularization 
045 11060096
 
RNA-based compositions and adjuvants for prophylactic and therapeutic treatment 
046 11060107
 
Purification and purity assessment of RNA molecules synthesized with modified nucleosides 
047 11060110
 
Adeno-associated virus vectors for treatment of glycogen storage disease 
048 11060115
 
CRISPR enzymes and systems 
049 11060142
 
Compositions and methods for detecting allogeneic matter in a subject 
050 11060148
 
Diagnosing and treating colorectal cancer 
051 11060153
 
Fluorescence amplification method for forward genetic discovery of factors in human mRNA degradation 
052 11060214
 
Processing methods and apparatus to manufacture a functional, multi-scale, tapered fiber from polymer filament 
053 11061147
 
Accurate photon depth-of-interaction decoding and calibration of multiplexed detector modules 
054 11062489
 
System and method for multi-architecture computed tomography pipeline 
055 11062490
 
Reinforcement learning for online sampling trajectory optimization for magnetic resonance imaging 
056 11062528
 
Parameterized model of 2D articulated human shape 
057 RE48636
 
Decoy peptides inhibiting protein phosphatase 1-mediated dephosphorylation of phospholamban 

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Department of Defense (DOD) Agencies

Patent Title
001 11058665
 
Methods for treating brain metastasis 
002 11058700
 
Macrocyclic lactones and uses thereof as modulators of purinergic receptors 
003 11059050
 
Magnetic capture of a target from a fluid 
004 11059718
 
Methods and compositions using peptides and proteins with C-terminal elements 
005 11061063
 
Method for the characterization and monitoring of integrated circuits 
006 11061188
 
Fiber coupler and method for fabrication of the same 
007 11061217
 
Optical element support system and method 

Department of the ARMY (DOA)

Patent Title
001 11058665
 
Methods for treating brain metastasis 
002 11058700
 
Macrocyclic lactones and uses thereof as modulators of purinergic receptors 
003 11059718
 
Methods and compositions using peptides and proteins with C-terminal elements 
004 11059746
 
Thermoplastic cycloaliphatic polyamide matrix resins for next-generation energy absorbing applications 
005 11059940
 
High temperature metathesis chemistry 
006 11059948
 
Shape memory-based self-healing polymer composite reinforced with graphene foam 
007 11060815
 
Accessory rail kit 
008 11060823
 
Camouflage for garment assembly 
009 11060829
 
Guidance system and method for guiding projectiles 
010 11060831
 
System and method for routing flame within an explosive device 
011 11061025
 
Micro-resonator and fiber taper sensor system 
012 11061083
 
Method for maximum-entropy mobility spectrum analysis 
013 11062525
 
Method for generating an augmented set of images 
014 11063637
 
Systems and methods for low-power near-field-communication 

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

Patent Title
001 11059050
 
Magnetic capture of a target from a fluid 
002 11060194
 
Methods for producing composite structures using diffusion or thermal reactions of a plurality of layers 
003 11060511
 
Microfluidic-based artificial muscles and method of formation 
004 11060826
 
Telescopic-width mine roller 
005 11060868
 
Weak value amplification Coriolis vibratory gyroscope 
006 11062523
 
Creation authoring point tool utility to recreate equipment 
007 11063402
 
Adiabatic dispersion-managed frequency comb generation 
008 11063560
 
Mixer with series connected active devices 
009 11064285
 
Tunable contact microphone 

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

Patent Title
001 11058770
 
Ultrastable antibody ionic liquids 
002 11059128
 
Multiple beam pulsed laser deposition of composite films 
003 11059278
 
Two-phase thermal management devices, methods, and systems 
004 11059948
 
Shape memory-based self-healing polymer composite reinforced with graphene foam 
005 11060658
 
Gimbal stabilization system and method 
006 11060802
 
Method for manufacturing a curved heat exchanger using wedge shaped segments 
007 11062817
 
Liquid metal encapsulates having non-native shells 
008 11063168
 
Inverted multijunction solar cells with distributed bragg reflector 
009 11063402
 
Adiabatic dispersion-managed frequency comb generation 
010 11064623
 
Slidable assembly with spring clip retainer 

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Take Me To The Details
Patent Title
001 11058103
 
Wildlife deterrence system arranged in wind turbine blade 
002 11058994
 
Tritium cleanup system and method 
003 11059166
 
Linear delta systems with additional degrees of freedom and related methods 
004 11059721
 
Production of synthesis gas from natural gas with copper—iron—manganese oxide oxygen carriers/catalysts via partial oxidation and dry reforming processes 
005 11059969
 
Polymer compositions and methods 
006 11060403
 
Piston combinations for opposed-piston engines 
007 11060497
 
Cold start strategy and system for gasoline direct injection compression ignition engine 
008 11060539
 
Device having hybrid hydraulic-electric architecture 
009 11060802
 
Method for manufacturing a curved heat exchanger using wedge shaped segments 
010 11060827
 
Exploding foil initiator 
011 11060973
 
Plasmon resonance imaging apparatus having metal-insulator-metal nanocups 
012 11060989
 
Microneedle-based electrical impedance sensor to monitor plant water status in real time 
013 11061042
 
Automated control of microfluidic devices based on machine learning 
014 11061154
 
Acoustic proppant for fracture diagnostic 
015 11061164
 
System, algorithm, and method using short pulse interrogation with neutrons to detect and identify matter 
016 11061260
 
Control of dual phase tuners 
017 11061460
 
Techniques in performance and efficiency improvements of processors in a cooling system 
018 11061572
 
Memory object tagged memory monitoring method and system 
019 11061676
 
Scatter gather using key-value store 
020 11062810
 
Manufacture of large grain powders with granular coatings 
021 11062890
 
Photocathodes with an enhancement layer and method of making the same 
022 11063162
 
Current generation from radiation with diamond diode-based devices for detection or power generation 
023 11063166
 
System and method for shingling wafer strips connected in parallel 
024 11063201
 
Method for fabricating superconducting devices using a focused ion beam 
025 11063228
 
Metal-assisted delayed fluorescent emitters employing benzo-imidazo-phenanthridine and analogues 
026 11063579
 
Circuit for providing variable waveform excitation 

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Take Me To The Details
Patent Title
001 11058339
 
Electrode harness and method of taking biopotential measurements 
002 11058487
 
Microwave ablation antenna system with reflector and slot 
003 11058802
 
Anti-adhesive barrier membrane using alginate and hyaluronic acid for biomedical applications 
004 11059872
 
Self-assembly of protein-based biomaterials with multiple morphologies 
005 11059942
 
Aromatic polyesters from biosuccinic acid 
006 11060027
 
Macromolecular antioxidants based on dual type moiety per molecule: structures, methods of making and using the same 
007 11060064
 
Early vascular cell population 
008 11060074
 
Self-regenerating hyaluronan polymer brushes 
009 11060184
 
Epitaxial barium titanate thin films using a highly volatile Ba(hfa)2 triglyme precursor 
010 11060186
 
In situ generation of gaseous precursors for chemical vapor deposition of a chalcogenide 
011 11060214
 
Processing methods and apparatus to manufacture a functional, multi-scale, tapered fiber from polymer filament 
012 11060541
 
System and method for optical transient liquid molding of microparticles and uses for the same 
013 11060827
 
Exploding foil initiator 
014 11061025
 
Micro-resonator and fiber taper sensor system 
015 11061093
 
Dynamic phantom for functional magnetic resonance imaging 
016 11061208
 
Compact panoramic camera: optical system, apparatus, image forming method 
017 11062450
 
Systems and methods for modeling neural architecture 
018 11062528
 
Parameterized model of 2D articulated human shape 
019 11063879
 
Determining a receive window of a receiving device that reduces bufferbloat in a wireless communications system, such as that caused by TCP dynamics over millimeter wave links 

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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
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
11061463  Systems and methods for synergistic software-hardware power budget management      
Y02E Reduction of Greenhouse Gas [GHG] Emissions, Related to Energy Generation, Transmission or Distribution
11058103  Wildlife deterrence system arranged in wind turbine blade      
Y02T Climate Change Mitigation Technologies Related to Transportation
11060497  Cold start strategy and system for gasoline direct injection compression ignition engine      

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)57
National Institutes of Health (NIH)55
National Cancer Institute (NCI)15
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)13
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)9
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)7
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)6
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)4
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)3
National Eye Institute (NEI)2
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)2
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)2
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)1
National Institute on Aging (NIA)1
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)1
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)1
Office of the Director (NIHOD)1
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)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 56
1700 Chemical and Materials Engineering 26
2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components 24
3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, Gaming and Medical Devices/Processes 12
3600 Transportation, Electronic Commerce, Construction, Agriculture, Licensing and Review 10
2600 Communications 9
2100 Computer Architecture Software and Information Security 6
2400 Computer Networks, Multiplex, Cable and Cryptography/Security 3
2900 Design 1
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 27 249
CPC C12 Biochemistry; Beer; Spirits; Wine; Vinegar; Microbiology; Enzymology; Mutation or Genetic Engineering 17 165
CPC G01 Measuring; Testing 13 88
CPC C07 Organic Chemistry 16 84
CPC G06 Computing; Calculating; Counting 13 55
CPC B01 Physical or Chemical Processes or Apparatus in General 3 63
CPC H01 Basic Electric Elements 11 37
CPC C08 Organic Macromolecular Compounds; Their Preparation or Chemical Working-up; Compositions Based Thereon 4 35
CPC F02 Combustion Engines; Hot-gas or Combustion-product Engine Plants 1 25
CPC B32 Layered Products 1 24
CPC G02 Optics 4 17
CPC H04 Electric Communication Technique 4 14
CPC B64 Aircraft; Aviation; Cosmonautics 2 14
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 3 10
CPC C01 Inorganic Chemistry 1 11
CPC F16 Engineering Elements and Units; General Measures for Producing and Maintaining Effective Functioning of Machines or Installations; Thermal Insulation in General 1 10
CPC F28 Heat Exchange in General 1 9
CPC A23 Foods or Foodstuffs; Treatment Thereof, Not Covered by Other Classes 0 10
CPC C09 Dyes; Paints; Polishes; Natural Resins; Adhesives; Compositions Not Otherwise Provided For; Applications of Materials Not Otherwise Provided for 1 8
CPC C30 Crystal Growth 1 8
CPC A01 Agriculture; Forestry; Animal Husbandry; Hunting; Trapping; Fishing 2 6
CPC H03 Basic Electronic Circuitry 2 6
CPC B03 Separation of Solid Materials Using Liquids or Using Pneumatic Tables or Jigs; Magnetic or Electrostatic Separation of Solid Materials From Solid Materials or Fluids; Separation by High-voltage Electric Fields 1 7
CPC B25 Hand Tools; Portable Power-driven Tools; Manipulators 1 6
CPC B82 Nanotechnology 1 6
CPC C10 Petroleum, Gas or Coke Industries; Technical Gases Containing Carbon Monoxide; Fuels; Lubricants; Peat 1 6
CPC F41 Weapons 3 3
CPC F42 Ammunition; Blasting 3 3
CPC F15 Fluid-pressure Actuators; Hydraulics or Pneumatics in General 2 4
CPC H05 Electric Techniques Not Otherwise Provided for 1 5
CPC B23 Machine Tools; Metal-working Not Otherwise Provided for 1 4
CPC Y02 Technologies or Applications for Mitigation or Adaptation Against Climate Change 0 5
CPC D02 Yarns; Mechanical Finishing of Yarns or Ropes; Warping or Beaming 2 1
CPC C03 Glass; Mineral or Slag Wool 1 2
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 2
CPC F01 Machines or Engines in General; Engine Plants in General; Steam Engines 1 1
CPC G21 Nuclear Physics; Nuclear Engineering 1 1
USPC D08 Tools and hardware 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 145 451
South Korea 1 3
Germany 1 2
New Zealand 1 2
China PRC 0 4
Czech Republic 0 4
Ecuador 0 3
Austria 0 1
Canada 0 1
Switzerland 0 1
France 0 1
Japan 0 1
Mexico 0 1
Russian Federation 0 1
U.S. State First Named Inventors All Inventors
California 23 69
Massachusetts 13 41
New York 10 27
Ohio 10 27
Maryland 9 29
Pennsylvania 8 20
Illinois 8 17
Virginia 7 22
Florida 6 21
Wisconsin 6 19
Arizona 5 19
New Mexico 4 17
Texas 4 15
Georgia 4 14
Connecticut 4 10
Michigan 3 7
New Jersey 2 9
Oregon 2 9
Minnesota 2 7
North Carolina 2 7
Missouri 2 4
Washington 2 4
Colorado 1 7
Indiana 1 4
Kentucky 1 4
Alabama 1 3
Arkansas 1 3
Rhode Island 1 2
West Virginia 1 2
Idaho 1 1
Louisiana 1 1
South Carolina 0 4
Oklahoma 0 3
Iowa 0 1
Montana 0 1
Vermont 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 164186
Canada 11
Czech Republic 11
Ecuador 11
Mexico 11
Russian Federation 11
Saudi Arabia 11
South Korea 11
Barbados 01
U.S. State Assignees Applicants
California 2424
District of Columbia 2111
Massachusetts 1617
New York 1212
Maryland 1114
Ohio 1012
Illinois 99
Pennsylvania 610
Wisconsin 68
Arizona 55
New Mexico 55
Florida 411
Virginia 48
North Carolina 44
Connecticut 33
Missouri 33
Texas 27
Georgia 23
Minnesota 22
Rhode Island 22
Washington 22
Colorado 12
Indiana 12
Arkansas 11
Idaho 11
Iowa 11
Kentucky 11
Louisiana 11
Michigan 11
New Jersey 11
Oklahoma 11
South Carolina 11
Alabama 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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