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New Taxpayer Funded Patents for Tuesday, July 20, 2021 

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FedInvent analyzed 137 taxpayer-funded patents this week.

On Tuesday, July 20, 2021, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted 137 taxpayer-funded patents; including 129 patents containing government interest statements and 34 patents where federal goverenment agencies were an assignee or applicant. Together, 137 patents granted this week have 158 references to federal agencies and departments that provided funding to the inventors.

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The List of This Week's Patents

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Patent Title
001 11064902
 
Systems, methods, and media for automatically diagnosing intraductal papillary mucinous neosplasms using multi-modal magnetic resonance imaging data 
002 11064937
 
Method and device for in-home sleep and signal analysis 
003 11064968
 
Evaluating arterial pressure, vasomotor activity and their response to diagnostic tests 
004 11065027
 
Method and apparatus for tissue copying and grafting 
005 11065031
 
Systems and methods for assembling tissue grafts 
006 11065036
 
Instrument port for minimally invasive cardiac surgery 
007 11065050
 
Methods, systems, and devices relating to surgical end effectors 
008 11065164
 
Smart bandage for electrochemical monitoring and sensing using fabric-integrated data modulation 
009 11065208
 
Mineral coated microparticles for co-delivery of anti-inflammatory molecules with nucleic acids to improve gene delivery outcomes 
010 11065247
 
Compositions and methods for the treatment of Zellweger spectrum disorder 
011 11065254
 
Antiviral JAK inhibitors useful in treating or preventing retroviral and other viral infections 
012 11065258
 
Calmodulin inhibitors for the treatment of ribosomal disorders and ribosomapathies 
013 11065261
 
Botanical extracts and compounds from Schinus plants and methods of use 
014 11065262
 
Topical treatment of wounds with statins and cholesterol for scar reduction 
015 11065264
 
Metal-olsalazine coordination polymers for medical applications 
016 11065274
 
Prevention and treatment for microbial infections 
017 11065278
 
Method and compositions for cellular immunotherapy 
018 11065280
 
Hepatocytes with high regenerative capacity for liver repair 
019 11065286
 
High mobility group box I mutant 
020 11065313
 
Modified yeast-brachyury immunotherapeutic compositions 
021 11065318
 
Yeast-MUC1 immunotherapeutic compositions and uses thereof 
022 11065327
 
Human rotavirus strains and vaccines 
023 11065332
 
Combination therapy of immunotoxin and checkpoint inhibitor 
024 11065333
 
Anti-glucosaminidase passive immunization for Staphylococcus aureus infections 
025 11065334
 
Boron-10 containing biocompatible nanostructures 
026 11065337
 
Complex coacervate for controlled release and related methods 
027 11065339
 
FAP-activated proteasome inhibitors for treating solid tumors 
028 11065341
 
DE-N-acetyl sialic acid antigens, antibodies thereto, and methods of use in cancer therapy 
029 11065347
 
Methods for the treatment of Danon disease and other disorders of autophagy 
030 11065348
 
Apparatus and methods for making recombinant protein-stabilized monodisperse microbubbles 
031 11065351
 
Methods for diagnosing and monitoring eosinophilic esophagitis 
032 11065362
 
Viscoelastic hydrogels with fast stress relaxation 
033 11065375
 
Blood oxygenator 
034 11065439
 
Conforming modular neural interface system 
035 11065467
 
Systems and methods for fast and reversible nerve block 
036 11065471
 
Systems and methods for automatic, customized radiation treatment plan generation for cancer 
037 11065482
 
Tip resistant system with quick disconnect 
038 11065585
 
Synthetic membranes and methods of use thereof 
039 11065608
 
Multidentate ligands and use thereof 
040 11065615
 
Assay modules having assay reagents and methods of making and using same 
041 11065719
 
Laser-interference surface preparation for enhanced coating adhesion 
042 11066172
 
Controlled energy absorption of seats for impact 
043 11066192
 
Satellite deployer door with clutch bearing 
044 11066303
 
Electrochemically expanded materials and reactor and method for producing the same 
045 11066309
 
Direct synthesis of high-aspect ratio zeolite nanosheets 
046 11066357
 
Benzoannulene derivatives as antiviral agents 
047 11066359
 
Biodegradable surfactants and related compositions, methods and systems 
048 11066363
 
Substituted 6,11-dihydro-5H-benzo[B]carbazoles as inhibitors of ALK and SRPK 
049 11066370
 
Kinase inhibitor compounds, compositions, and methods of treating cancer 
050 11066379
 
Gracilin A and congeners as immunosuppressive and neuroprotective agents 
051 11066397
 
Proteasome inhibitors and uses thereof 
052 11066398
 
Small molecule c-Myc inhibitors 
053 11066416
 
Rapafucin derivative compounds and methods of use thereof 
054 11066420
 
Inhibitors of low molecular weight protein tyrosine phosphatase (LMPTP) and uses thereof 
055 11066426
 
Methods of making porous molecular structures 
056 11066444
 
BMP-2-binding peptide amphiphile nanofibers 
057 11066449
 
Microbial nanowires with increased conductivity and reduced diameters 
058 11066455
 
Tmem100 peptides and variants thereof and their use in treating or preventing diseases or conditions 
059 11066479
 
Monoclonal antibodies targeting glypican-2 (GPC2) and use thereof 
060 11066583
 
Admixed modifiers for adhesives 
061 11066592
 
Engineered nano-modified methyl methacrylate polymer for repair of 30 microM microcracks 
062 11066650
 
Methods for the in vitro manufacture of gastric fundus tissue and compositions related to same 
063 11066651
 
Methods and compositions relating to viral latency 
064 11066655
 
RNA polymerase, methods of purification and methods of use 
065 11066668
 
Compositions and methods for modulation of IKBKAP splicing 
066 11066673
 
Polycomb-associated non-coding RNAs 
067 11066674
 
Chimeric antigen receptors targeting b-cell maturation antigen 
068 11066691
 
Therapeutic phages and methods thereof 
069 11066705
 
Characterization of adaptive immune response to vaccination or infection using immune repertoire sequencing 
070 11066951
 
Wear liner for fixed stator vanes 
071 11066995
 
Gas turbine with oil warming anti-ice circuit 
072 11067064
 
Propulsion systems including a sublimable barrier 
073 11067065
 
Plasma production and control device 
074 11067080
 
Low cost scroll compressor or vacuum pump 
075 11067090
 
Integral rotor bore and bore basket 
076 11067118
 
Linear bi-stable compliant crank-slider-mechanism 
077 11067187
 
Fluidic control valve with small displacement actuators 
078 11067223
 
Clutch for gimbal system 
079 11067368
 
Composite enclosure for explosive reactive armor and methods of manufacturing the same 
080 11067376
 
Direct impingement cook-off mechanism and system 
081 11067448
 
Spectral object detection 
082 11067449
 
Multispectral imager 
083 11067450
 
Measurement apparatus of wavefront and polarization profile of vectorial optical fields 
084 11067456
 
Thermochromic liquid crystal temperature indicator 
085 11067458
 
Distributed sensing of electromagnetic components using optical fiber based methods 
086 11067475
 
Bedload transport methodology and method of use 
087 11067508
 
Enzyme transducers and sensors based on DNA loops 
088 11067510
 
System and method for estimating and compensating for sample drift during data acquisition in fluorescence microscopy 
089 11067511
 
Methods and devices for real-time detection of fouling chemistry 
090 11067534
 
Multi-channel nanopore sensing by local electrical potential measurement 
091 11067537
 
Nanofluidic devices for the rapid mapping of whole genomes and related systems and methods of analysis 
092 11067549
 
Designs for enhanced reliability and calibration of landfill gas measurement and control devices 
093 11067572
 
Methods and assays for factor VIII activity 
094 11067573
 
Light microscopy chips and data analysis methodology for quantitative localzied surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) biosensing and imaging 
095 11067577
 
Method for diagnosis, prognosis and determination of treatment for cutaneous t-cell lymphoma 
096 11067582
 
Peptide array quality control 
097 11067583
 
Methods of making active antibodies from biological fluids 
098 11067610
 
Partial discharge detector 
099 11067625
 
IC device authentication using energy characterization 
100 11067630
 
System and method for electronics timing delay calibration 
101 11067659
 
System and method for rank estimation of electromagnetic emitters 
102 11067711
 
Time-reversed nonlinear acoustic downhole pore pressure measurements 
103 11067786
 
Artifact regulation methods in deep model training for image transformation 
104 11068264
 
Processors, methods, systems, and instructions to load multiple data elements to destination storage locations other than packed data registers 
105 11068545
 
Spatial identification of assets using n-dimensional asset identifiers 
106 11068628
 
Hybrid modeling for a device under test associated with a two-phase cooling system 
107 11068700
 
Polarization imaging for facial recognition enhancement system and method 
108 11068713
 
Video-based intelligent road traffic universal analysis 
109 11068737
 
Predicting land covers from satellite images using temporal and spatial contexts 
110 11068750
 
Testing and evaluating detection process by data augmentation 
111 11068756
 
Heterogeneous data fusion 
112 11068799
 
Systems and methods for causal inference in network structures using belief propagation 
113 11069033
 
Neural network evolution using expedited genetic algorithm for medical image denoising 
114 11069042
 
Bladed rotating assembly mitigation in high frame rate video 
115 11069055
 
Phase-decorrelation optical coherence tomography-based parameter measurement 
116 11069370
 
Tampering detection and location identification of digital audio recordings 
117 11069449
 
Electrochemically modulated molten salt reactor 
118 11069465
 
Magnetic mounting apparatus for breakaway mounting of hardware to an object 
119 11069507
 
Radio-frequency (RF) transmission systems, devices, and methods for in situ transmission electron microscopy 
120 11069527
 
Laser assisted SiC growth on silicon 
121 11069822
 
Transition metal chalcogenide van der waals films, methods of making same, and apparatuses and devices comprising same 
122 11069888
 
Anode structure with binders for silicon and stabilized lithium metal powder 
123 11069889
 
Zinc electrode improvements 
124 11069894
 
Crosslinked polymer binders for electrochemical energy storage devices 
125 11069921
 
Non-aqueous fluoride salts, solutions, and their uses 
126 11069952
 
Electronics card insitu testing apparatus and method utilizing unintended RF emission features 
127 11069974
 
Optically fed antenna and optically fed antenna array 
128 11069984
 
Substrate-loaded frequency-scaled ultra-wide spectrum element 
129 11070041
 
Egress seal fitting 
130 11070129
 
Ultra low-voltage circuits 
131 11070130
 
System and method for resonant buck regulator 
132 11070140
 
Low inductance bus assembly and power converter apparatus including the same 
133 11070167
 
Systems and methods for reworking shingled solar cell modules 
134 11070240
 
Digital amplitude control for transmission of radio frequency signals 
135 11070532
 
Methods for communicating data utilizing sessionless dynamic encryption 
136 11070623
 
Methods and apparatus for iterative nonspecific distributed runtime architecture and its application to cloud intelligence 
137 11071194
 
Longitudinally joined superconducting resonating cavities 

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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) 49
Department of Defense (DOD) 38
Department of Energy (DOE) 23
National Science Foundation (NSF) 22
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 6
Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) 3
Small Business Administration (SBA) 3
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) 1
Classified Government Agency 1
Department of Commerce (DOC) 1
Department of Justice (DOJ) 1
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 1
MITRE Corporation (MITRE) 1
National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) 1
National Security Agency (NSA) 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 11064902
 
Systems, methods, and media for automatically diagnosing intraductal papillary mucinous neosplasms using multi-modal magnetic resonance imaging data 
002 11064937
 
Method and device for in-home sleep and signal analysis 
003 11064968
 
Evaluating arterial pressure, vasomotor activity and their response to diagnostic tests 
004 11065247
 
Compositions and methods for the treatment of Zellweger spectrum disorder 
005 11065258
 
Calmodulin inhibitors for the treatment of ribosomal disorders and ribosomapathies 
006 11065261
 
Botanical extracts and compounds from Schinus plants and methods of use 
007 11065274
 
Prevention and treatment for microbial infections 
008 11065278
 
Method and compositions for cellular immunotherapy 
009 11065280
 
Hepatocytes with high regenerative capacity for liver repair 
010 11065286
 
High mobility group box I mutant 
011 11065313
 
Modified yeast-brachyury immunotherapeutic compositions 
012 11065318
 
Yeast-MUC1 immunotherapeutic compositions and uses thereof 
013 11065327
 
Human rotavirus strains and vaccines 
014 11065332
 
Combination therapy of immunotoxin and checkpoint inhibitor 
015 11065333
 
Anti-glucosaminidase passive immunization for Staphylococcus aureus infections 
016 11065339
 
FAP-activated proteasome inhibitors for treating solid tumors 
017 11065341
 
DE-N-acetyl sialic acid antigens, antibodies thereto, and methods of use in cancer therapy 
018 11065347
 
Methods for the treatment of Danon disease and other disorders of autophagy 
019 11065351
 
Methods for diagnosing and monitoring eosinophilic esophagitis 
020 11065362
 
Viscoelastic hydrogels with fast stress relaxation 
021 11065375
 
Blood oxygenator 
022 11065467
 
Systems and methods for fast and reversible nerve block 
023 11065471
 
Systems and methods for automatic, customized radiation treatment plan generation for cancer 
024 11066357
 
Benzoannulene derivatives as antiviral agents 
025 11066363
 
Substituted 6,11-dihydro-5H-benzo[B]carbazoles as inhibitors of ALK and SRPK 
026 11066370
 
Kinase inhibitor compounds, compositions, and methods of treating cancer 
027 11066397
 
Proteasome inhibitors and uses thereof 
028 11066398
 
Small molecule c-Myc inhibitors 
029 11066416
 
Rapafucin derivative compounds and methods of use thereof 
030 11066420
 
Inhibitors of low molecular weight protein tyrosine phosphatase (LMPTP) and uses thereof 
031 11066444
 
BMP-2-binding peptide amphiphile nanofibers 
032 11066455
 
Tmem100 peptides and variants thereof and their use in treating or preventing diseases or conditions 
033 11066479
 
Monoclonal antibodies targeting glypican-2 (GPC2) and use thereof 
034 11066650
 
Methods for the in vitro manufacture of gastric fundus tissue and compositions related to same 
035 11066651
 
Methods and compositions relating to viral latency 
036 11066655
 
RNA polymerase, methods of purification and methods of use 
037 11066668
 
Compositions and methods for modulation of IKBKAP splicing 
038 11066673
 
Polycomb-associated non-coding RNAs 
039 11066674
 
Chimeric antigen receptors targeting b-cell maturation antigen 
040 11066705
 
Characterization of adaptive immune response to vaccination or infection using immune repertoire sequencing 
041 11067510
 
System and method for estimating and compensating for sample drift during data acquisition in fluorescence microscopy 
042 11067534
 
Multi-channel nanopore sensing by local electrical potential measurement 
043 11067537
 
Nanofluidic devices for the rapid mapping of whole genomes and related systems and methods of analysis 
044 11067577
 
Method for diagnosis, prognosis and determination of treatment for cutaneous t-cell lymphoma 
045 11067583
 
Methods of making active antibodies from biological fluids 
046 11067786
 
Artifact regulation methods in deep model training for image transformation 
047 11068799
 
Systems and methods for causal inference in network structures using belief propagation 
048 11069055
 
Phase-decorrelation optical coherence tomography-based parameter measurement 
049 11070129
 
Ultra low-voltage circuits 

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Department of Defense (DOD) Agencies

Patent Title
001 11065031
 
Systems and methods for assembling tissue grafts 
002 11065050
 
Methods, systems, and devices relating to surgical end effectors 
003 11065467
 
Systems and methods for fast and reversible nerve block 
004 11065615
 
Assay modules having assay reagents and methods of making and using same 
005 11066172
 
Controlled energy absorption of seats for impact 
006 11068264
 
Processors, methods, systems, and instructions to load multiple data elements to destination storage locations other than packed data registers 
007 11068628
 
Hybrid modeling for a device under test associated with a two-phase cooling system 

Department of the ARMY (DOA)

Patent Title
001 11065027
 
Method and apparatus for tissue copying and grafting 
002 11065031
 
Systems and methods for assembling tissue grafts 
003 11065036
 
Instrument port for minimally invasive cardiac surgery 
004 11065050
 
Methods, systems, and devices relating to surgical end effectors 
005 11065262
 
Topical treatment of wounds with statins and cholesterol for scar reduction 
006 11065439
 
Conforming modular neural interface system 
007 11066444
 
BMP-2-binding peptide amphiphile nanofibers 
008 11066583
 
Admixed modifiers for adhesives 
009 11066995
 
Gas turbine with oil warming anti-ice circuit 
010 11067368
 
Composite enclosure for explosive reactive armor and methods of manufacturing the same 
011 11067475
 
Bedload transport methodology and method of use 
012 11067508
 
Enzyme transducers and sensors based on DNA loops 
013 11068700
 
Polarization imaging for facial recognition enhancement system and method 
014 11069042
 
Bladed rotating assembly mitigation in high frame rate video 
015 11069984
 
Substrate-loaded frequency-scaled ultra-wide spectrum element 

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

Patent Title
001 11066449
 
Microbial nanowires with increased conductivity and reduced diameters 
002 11066951
 
Wear liner for fixed stator vanes 
003 11067223
 
Clutch for gimbal system 
004 11067376
 
Direct impingement cook-off mechanism and system 
005 11067448
 
Spectral object detection 
006 11067450
 
Measurement apparatus of wavefront and polarization profile of vectorial optical fields 
007 11067508
 
Enzyme transducers and sensors based on DNA loops 
008 11067573
 
Light microscopy chips and data analysis methodology for quantitative localzied surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) biosensing and imaging 
009 11069527
 
Laser assisted SiC growth on silicon 
010 11069889
 
Zinc electrode improvements 
011 11069984
 
Substrate-loaded frequency-scaled ultra-wide spectrum element 

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

Patent Title
001 11065482
 
Tip resistant system with quick disconnect 
002 11066951
 
Wear liner for fixed stator vanes 
003 11068628
 
Hybrid modeling for a device under test associated with a two-phase cooling system 
004 11068756
 
Heterogeneous data fusion 
005 11069822
 
Transition metal chalcogenide van der waals films, methods of making same, and apparatuses and devices comprising same 
006 11069952
 
Electronics card insitu testing apparatus and method utilizing unintended RF emission features 
007 11069974
 
Optically fed antenna and optically fed antenna array 
008 11070623
 
Methods and apparatus for iterative nonspecific distributed runtime architecture and its application to cloud intelligence 

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Take Me To The Details
Patent Title
001 11065264
 
Metal-olsalazine coordination polymers for medical applications 
002 11065334
 
Boron-10 containing biocompatible nanostructures 
003 11065585
 
Synthetic membranes and methods of use thereof 
004 11065608
 
Multidentate ligands and use thereof 
005 11065719
 
Laser-interference surface preparation for enhanced coating adhesion 
006 11066309
 
Direct synthesis of high-aspect ratio zeolite nanosheets 
007 11066359
 
Biodegradable surfactants and related compositions, methods and systems 
008 11066426
 
Methods of making porous molecular structures 
009 11066592
 
Engineered nano-modified methyl methacrylate polymer for repair of 30 microM microcracks 
010 11066691
 
Therapeutic phages and methods thereof 
011 11067080
 
Low cost scroll compressor or vacuum pump 
012 11067458
 
Distributed sensing of electromagnetic components using optical fiber based methods 
013 11067610
 
Partial discharge detector 
014 11067711
 
Time-reversed nonlinear acoustic downhole pore pressure measurements 
015 11068545
 
Spatial identification of assets using n-dimensional asset identifiers 
016 11069370
 
Tampering detection and location identification of digital audio recordings 
017 11069449
 
Electrochemically modulated molten salt reactor 
018 11069888
 
Anode structure with binders for silicon and stabilized lithium metal powder 
019 11069894
 
Crosslinked polymer binders for electrochemical energy storage devices 
020 11070140
 
Low inductance bus assembly and power converter apparatus including the same 
021 11070167
 
Systems and methods for reworking shingled solar cell modules 
022 11070532
 
Methods for communicating data utilizing sessionless dynamic encryption 
023 11071194
 
Longitudinally joined superconducting resonating cavities 

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Take Me To The Details
Patent Title
001 11065164
 
Smart bandage for electrochemical monitoring and sensing using fabric-integrated data modulation 
002 11065208
 
Mineral coated microparticles for co-delivery of anti-inflammatory molecules with nucleic acids to improve gene delivery outcomes 
003 11065337
 
Complex coacervate for controlled release and related methods 
004 11065348
 
Apparatus and methods for making recombinant protein-stabilized monodisperse microbubbles 
005 11065351
 
Methods for diagnosing and monitoring eosinophilic esophagitis 
006 11065467
 
Systems and methods for fast and reversible nerve block 
007 11065608
 
Multidentate ligands and use thereof 
008 11066303
 
Electrochemically expanded materials and reactor and method for producing the same 
009 11066379
 
Gracilin A and congeners as immunosuppressive and neuroprotective agents 
010 11066444
 
BMP-2-binding peptide amphiphile nanofibers 
011 11066592
 
Engineered nano-modified methyl methacrylate polymer for repair of 30 microM microcracks 
012 11067118
 
Linear bi-stable compliant crank-slider-mechanism 
013 11067187
 
Fluidic control valve with small displacement actuators 
014 11067456
 
Thermochromic liquid crystal temperature indicator 
015 11067511
 
Methods and devices for real-time detection of fouling chemistry 
016 11067549
 
Designs for enhanced reliability and calibration of landfill gas measurement and control devices 
017 11068713
 
Video-based intelligent road traffic universal analysis 
018 11068737
 
Predicting land covers from satellite images using temporal and spatial contexts 
019 11069033
 
Neural network evolution using expedited genetic algorithm for medical image denoising 
020 11069370
 
Tampering detection and location identification of digital audio recordings 
021 11069822
 
Transition metal chalcogenide van der waals films, methods of making same, and apparatuses and devices comprising same 
022 11070130
 
System and method for resonant buck regulator 

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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
11065254  Antiviral JAK inhibitors useful in treating or preventing retroviral and other viral infections      
11065286  High mobility group box I mutant      
11065341  DE-N-acetyl sialic acid antigens, antibodies thereto, and methods of use in cancer therapy      
11065585  Synthetic membranes and methods of use thereof      
11066397  Proteasome inhibitors and uses thereof      
Y02B Climate Change Mitigation Technologies Related to Buildings, e.g Housing, House Appliances or Related End-user Applications
11070167  Systems and methods for reworking shingled solar cell modules      
Y02C Capture, Storage, Sequestration or Disposal of Greenhouse Gases [GHG]
11067549  Designs for enhanced reliability and calibration of landfill gas measurement and control devices      
Y02E Reduction of Greenhouse Gas [GHG] Emissions, Related to Energy Generation, Transmission or Distribution
11069527  Laser assisted SiC growth on silicon      

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)49
National Institutes of Health (NIH)46
National Cancer Institute (NCI)16
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)9
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)6
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)4
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)3
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)3
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)2
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)2
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)2
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)2
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)1
Office of the Director (NIHOD)1
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)1
National Institute on Aging (NIA)1
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)1
National Eye Institute (NEI)1
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)1
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)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.

This week, 81 higher education research and development entities, the HERD, are assignees on newly granted patents.

MEMBERS OF THE HERD

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

WATCH This SPACE

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

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

Count By Tech Center

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

Tech Center Count
1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry 55
2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components 22
3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, Gaming and Medical Devices/Processes 16
1700 Chemical and Materials Engineering 14
2600 Communications 12
3600 Transportation, Electronic Commerce, Construction, Agriculture, Licensing and Review 11
2100 Computer Architecture Software and Information Security 5
2400 Computer Networks, Multiplex, Cable and Cryptography/Security 2

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 36 307
CPC C07 Organic Chemistry 14 118
CPC C12 Biochemistry; Beer; Spirits; Wine; Vinegar; Microbiology; Enzymology; Mutation or Genetic Engineering 8 93
CPC G01 Measuring; Testing 22 66
CPC H01 Basic Electric Elements 11 70
CPC G06 Computing; Calculating; Counting 12 64
CPC B01 Physical or Chemical Processes or Apparatus in General 3 73
CPC F16 Engineering Elements and Units; General Measures for Producing and Maintaining Effective Functioning of Machines or Installations; Thermal Insulation in General 3 20
CPC H02 Generation; Conversion or Distribution of Electric Power 5 14
CPC H04 Electric Communication Technique 3 13
CPC C01 Inorganic Chemistry 2 14
CPC E21 Earth Drilling; Mining 0 12
CPC B64 Aircraft; Aviation; Cosmonautics 2 8
CPC B23 Machine Tools; Metal-working Not Otherwise Provided for 1 9
CPC Y02 Technologies or Applications for Mitigation or Adaptation Against Climate Change 0 10
CPC F01 Machines or Engines in General; Engine Plants in General; Steam Engines 1 8
CPC C09 Dyes; Paints; Polishes; Natural Resins; Adhesives; Compositions Not Otherwise Provided For; Applications of Materials Not Otherwise Provided for 2 5
CPC G02 Optics 1 6
CPC G21 Nuclear Physics; Nuclear Engineering 1 6
CPC F04 Positive - Displacement Machines for Liquids; Pumps for Liquids or Elastic Fluids 2 4
CPC F02 Combustion Engines; Hot-gas or Combustion-product Engine Plants 1 4
CPC F42 Ammunition; Blasting 1 4
CPC H05 Electric Techniques Not Otherwise Provided for 1 4
CPC F03 Machines or Engines for Liquids; Wind, Spring, or Weight Motors; Producing Mechanical Power or a Reactive Propulsive Thrust, Not Otherwise Provided for 2 1
CPC A62 Life-saving; Fire-fighting 1 2
CPC F41 Weapons 1 2
CPC G10 Musical Instruments; Acoustics 1 2

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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 136 470
New Zealand 1 2
Spain 0 3
South Korea 0 2
Austria 0 1
China PRC 0 1
Germany 0 1
U.S. State First Named Inventors All Inventors
California 18 60
Massachusetts 16 60
Maryland 11 48
New York 9 29
Florida 7 22
Ohio 6 23
Pennsylvania 6 21
Illinois 6 19
North Carolina 4 18
Georgia 4 12
Washington 4 7
Colorado 3 15
Virginia 3 15
Minnesota 3 13
Connecticut 3 9
Texas 3 9
New Hampshire 3 8
District of Columbia 3 5
New Mexico 2 12
Tennessee 2 10
Utah 2 10
Michigan 2 8
Alabama 2 6
Arizona 2 6
New Jersey 2 3
Delaware 1 3
Mississippi 1 3
Oregon 1 3
Maine 1 2
Nebraska 1 2
Wisconsin 1 2
Hawaii 1 1
Idaho 1 1
Rhode Island 1 1
South Carolina 1 1
Arkansas 0 1
Missouri 0 1
West Virginia 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 150171
Japan 11
Spain 11
Ireland 01
U.S. State Assignees Applicants
California 1724
Maryland 1516
Massachusetts 1516
District of Columbia 127
New York 1110
Florida 712
Ohio 78
Illinois 77
Virginia 610
Pennsylvania 68
New Mexico 57
Tennessee 53
North Carolina 45
Colorado 44
Connecticut 44
Minnesota 44
Washington 44
Georgia 33
New Hampshire 33
Texas 22
Utah 22
Alabama 12
Arizona 11
Delaware 11
Michigan 11
Nebraska 11
Oregon 11
Wisconsin 11
Mississippi 03
Missouri 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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