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New Taxpayer Funded Patents for Tuesday, July 27, 2021 

This page was updated on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 09:43 PM GMT

FedInvent analyzed 98 taxpayer-funded patents this week.

On Tuesday, July 27, 2021, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted 98 taxpayer-funded patents; including 92 patents containing government interest statements and 22 patents where federal goverenment agencies were an assignee or applicant. There, 98 patents have 112 references to federal agencies and departments that provided funding to the inventors.

There are 54 universities or university-affiliated research entities that are assignees on today's patents.

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The List of This Week's Patents

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Patent Title
001 11071470
 
Method and system for monitoring a tissue parameter such as proteoglycan content by magnetic resonance imaging 
002 11071494
 
Wearable technologies for joint health assessment 
003 11071499
 
Multichannel ultra-low noise amplifier 
004 11071517
 
Machine implemented methods, systems, and apparatuses for improving diagnostic performance 
005 11071520
 
Tissue imaging and analysis using ultrasound waveform tomography 
006 11071535
 
Vascular anchoring introducer sheath 
007 11071617
 
Biomedical patches with aligned fibers 
008 11071663
 
Human stabilization platforms and related methods 
009 11071672
 
Method and apparatus for improving human balance and gait and preventing foot injury 
010 11071727
 
Therapeutic targeting of proteolytic cleavage of the mixed lineage leukemia gene product (MLL1) by taspase1 using kinase inhibitors 
011 11071754
 
Method of generating tumor-specific T cells 
012 11071771
 
Butyrylcholinesterase zwitterionic polymer conjugates 
013 11071777
 
Tetanus toxoid and CCL3 improve DC vaccines 
014 11071779
 
Biofilm matrix-boosted vaccine 
015 11071783
 
HIV-1 neutralizing antibodies and uses thereof 
016 11071787
 
Topiramate compositions and methods of making and using the same 
017 11071791
 
Vector for gene silencing and replacement and methods of use thereof 
018 11071840
 
Hypoxia training device 
019 11071875
 
Therapeutic systems using magnetic and electric fields 
020 11071963
 
Assembly of high fidelity polynucleotides 
021 11071966
 
High-capacity, low-temperature, passive NOx and cd adsorbers and methods for making same 
022 11072006
 
Devices and techniques relating to landfill gas extraction 
023 11072160
 
System and method for stimulated emission depletion projection stereolithography 
024 11072246
 
Electrochemical cell diagnostic systems and methods using second order and higher harmonic components 
025 11072344
 
Exploiting acoustic and lexical properties of phonemes to recognize valence from speech 
026 11072374
 
Morphing fender skirt for a steered wheel 
027 11072406
 
System for the deployment of marine payloads 
028 11072435
 
Inlet flow structure for turboprop engine 
029 11072525
 
System and method for supplying a lighter-than-air vehicle with hydrogen gas 
030 11072531
 
Annealed metal nano-particle decorated nanotubes 
031 11072536
 
Method and process of producing ammonia from methane hydrate 
032 11072576
 
Compositions and methods for glucose transport inhibition 
033 11072592
 
Small molecules that enable cartilage rejuvenation 
034 11072594
 
Trioxolane agents 
035 11072595
 
Benzothiophene-based selective estrogen receptor downregulator compounds 
036 11072598
 
Somatostatin modulators and uses thereof 
037 11072606
 
Compositions and methods for treating diseases and conditions 
038 11072629
 
Reprogramming of cellular adhesion 
039 11072633
 
Azasteroids for treatment of tuberculosis 
040 11072642
 
MANP analogues 
041 11072655
 
Markers of acute myeloid leukemia stem cells 
042 11072668
 
Nitric oxide-releasing alginates as biodegradable antibacterial scaffolds and methods pertaining thereto 
043 11072681
 
Compositions and methods of making polymerizing nucleic acids 
044 11072778
 
Human iPSC-derived vascular-related and hematopoetic cells for therapies and toxicology/drug screenings 
045 11072780
 
Method of differentiating human pluripotent cells into cardiac fibroblasts 
046 11072798
 
Transcriptional regulation for improved plant productivity 
047 11072799
 
Gene encoding FHB1 resistance to fusarium head blight disease and uses thereof 
048 11072816
 
Single-cell proteomic assay using aptamers 
049 11072818
 
Selective oxidation of 5-methylcytosine by TET-family proteins 
050 11072848
 
High temperature sputtered stoichiometric titanium nitride thin films 
051 11073157
 
Efficient, low pressure ratio propulsor for gas turbine engines 
052 11073160
 
Adaptable articulating axial-flow compressor/turbine rotor blade 
053 11073354
 
Gun elevation rotor joint 
054 11073357
 
Electromagnetic launcher with spiral guideway 
055 11073373
 
Non-contact coordinate measuring machine using a noncontact metrology probe 
056 11073411
 
Pressure pass-through apparatus, and method for making such 
057 11073421
 
Methods and apparatuses for measuring optical radiation 
058 11073465
 
Real-time sensing of flowing nanoparticles with electro-opto-mechanics 
059 11073500
 
Systems and methods for automatic alignment and focusing of light in laser ultrasound testing 
060 11073501
 
System and method for inspecting parts using dynamic response function 
061 11073507
 
Nanofluidic devices with integrated components for the controlled capture, trapping, and transport of macromolecules and related methods of analysis 
062 11073508
 
Rapid conductance based ion channel analysis 
063 11073511
 
Exosome-Total-Isolation-Chip (ExoTIC) device for isolation of exosome-based biomarkers 
064 11073608
 
Resolving radar angle ambiguities using a multiple hypothesis tracker 
065 11073802
 
Autonomous control of dynamical systems 
066 11073819
 
System, method, and computer program for creating geometry-compliant lattice structures 
067 11073884
 
On-chip supply noise voltage reduction or mitigation using local detection loops 
068 11074070
 
Interface effect minimization by software design 
069 11074155
 
Generating representative microbenchmarks 
070 11074266
 
Semantic concept discovery over event databases 
071 11074339
 
Software protection through code and control flow data hiding and obfuscation 
072 11074345
 
Rootkit detection system 
073 11074477
 
Multi-dimensional realization of visual content of an image collection 
074 11074496
 
Providing transposable access to a synapse array using a recursive array layout 
075 11074500
 
Prediction of social media postings as trusted news or as types of suspicious news 
076 11074520
 
Extended coherence and single-shot readout of a silicon-vacancy spin in diamond 
077 11074527
 
Project management system and method 
078 11074674
 
Imaging noise reduction system and method 
079 11074751
 
3D hair synthesis using volumetric variational autoencoders 
080 11074795
 
Inductive circuit sensor system and method 
081 11074950
 
Multistate magnetic memory element using metamagnetic materials 
082 11074991
 
Methods for multiplex chromatin interaction analysis by droplet sequencing with single molecule precision 
083 11075026
 
Magnetic conductive NiFe alloys 
084 11075049
 
Thermionic tungsten/scandate cathodes and method of making the same 
085 11075264
 
Super junction power semiconductor devices formed via ion implantation channeling techniques and related methods 
086 11075314
 
Doped absorption photodiode 
087 11075327
 
Hybrid chip-on-board LED module with patterned encapsulation 
088 11075350
 
Sequential processing with vapor treatment of thin films of organic-inorganic perovskite materials 
089 11075456
 
Printed board antenna system 
090 11075681
 
Communication system and method using layered construction of arbitrary unitary matrices 
091 11075830
 
Diversity routing to improve delay-jitter tradeoff in uncertain network environments 
092 11075835
 
Distributed, packet-mediated, packet routing 
093 11075958
 
Communication system and method for applying security for a time sensitive network 
094 11076153
 
System and methods for joint and adaptive control of rate, quality, and computational complexity for video coding and video delivery 
095 11076509
 
Control systems and prediction methods for it cooling performance in containment 
096 11076514
 
Metalized fiber mat 
097 11076516
 
Methods of making Z-shielding 
098 RE48657
 
Microfabricated surfaces for the physical capture of insects 

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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) 35
Department of Defense (DOD) 34
National Science Foundation (NSF) 15
Department of Energy (DOE) 13
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 4
Department of Commerce (DOC) 2
Department of Agriculture (USDA) 1
Department of Education (ED) 1
Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) 1
National Security Agency (NSA) 1
Small Business Administration (SBA) 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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Take Me To The Details
Patent Title
001 11071470
 
Method and system for monitoring a tissue parameter such as proteoglycan content by magnetic resonance imaging 
002 11071494
 
Wearable technologies for joint health assessment 
003 11071499
 
Multichannel ultra-low noise amplifier 
004 11071517
 
Machine implemented methods, systems, and apparatuses for improving diagnostic performance 
005 11071520
 
Tissue imaging and analysis using ultrasound waveform tomography 
006 11071535
 
Vascular anchoring introducer sheath 
007 11071617
 
Biomedical patches with aligned fibers 
008 11071672
 
Method and apparatus for improving human balance and gait and preventing foot injury 
009 11071727
 
Therapeutic targeting of proteolytic cleavage of the mixed lineage leukemia gene product (MLL1) by taspase1 using kinase inhibitors 
010 11071754
 
Method of generating tumor-specific T cells 
011 11071777
 
Tetanus toxoid and CCL3 improve DC vaccines 
012 11071779
 
Biofilm matrix-boosted vaccine 
013 11071783
 
HIV-1 neutralizing antibodies and uses thereof 
014 11071787
 
Topiramate compositions and methods of making and using the same 
015 11071791
 
Vector for gene silencing and replacement and methods of use thereof 
016 11071875
 
Therapeutic systems using magnetic and electric fields 
017 11072594
 
Trioxolane agents 
018 11072595
 
Benzothiophene-based selective estrogen receptor downregulator compounds 
019 11072598
 
Somatostatin modulators and uses thereof 
020 11072606
 
Compositions and methods for treating diseases and conditions 
021 11072633
 
Azasteroids for treatment of tuberculosis 
022 11072642
 
MANP analogues 
023 11072655
 
Markers of acute myeloid leukemia stem cells 
024 11072668
 
Nitric oxide-releasing alginates as biodegradable antibacterial scaffolds and methods pertaining thereto 
025 11072778
 
Human iPSC-derived vascular-related and hematopoetic cells for therapies and toxicology/drug screenings 
026 11072780
 
Method of differentiating human pluripotent cells into cardiac fibroblasts 
027 11072816
 
Single-cell proteomic assay using aptamers 
028 11072818
 
Selective oxidation of 5-methylcytosine by TET-family proteins 
029 11073507
 
Nanofluidic devices with integrated components for the controlled capture, trapping, and transport of macromolecules and related methods of analysis 
030 11073508
 
Rapid conductance based ion channel analysis 
031 11073511
 
Exosome-Total-Isolation-Chip (ExoTIC) device for isolation of exosome-based biomarkers 
032 11074674
 
Imaging noise reduction system and method 
033 11074991
 
Methods for multiplex chromatin interaction analysis by droplet sequencing with single molecule precision 
034 11075830
 
Diversity routing to improve delay-jitter tradeoff in uncertain network environments 
035 11076153
 
System and methods for joint and adaptive control of rate, quality, and computational complexity for video coding and video delivery 

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Department of Defense (DOD) Agencies

Patent Title
001 11072681
 
Compositions and methods of making polymerizing nucleic acids 
002 11073884
 
On-chip supply noise voltage reduction or mitigation using local detection loops 
003 11074266
 
Semantic concept discovery over event databases 
004 11074496
 
Providing transposable access to a synapse array using a recursive array layout 
005 11074520
 
Extended coherence and single-shot readout of a silicon-vacancy spin in diamond 
006 11074674
 
Imaging noise reduction system and method 

Department of the ARMY (DOA)

Patent Title
001 11071494
 
Wearable technologies for joint health assessment 
002 11071663
 
Human stabilization platforms and related methods 
003 11071771
 
Butyrylcholinesterase zwitterionic polymer conjugates 
004 11072592
 
Small molecules that enable cartilage rejuvenation 
005 11072629
 
Reprogramming of cellular adhesion 
006 11072681
 
Compositions and methods of making polymerizing nucleic acids 
007 11073160
 
Adaptable articulating axial-flow compressor/turbine rotor blade 
008 11073500
 
Systems and methods for automatic alignment and focusing of light in laser ultrasound testing 
009 11073511
 
Exosome-Total-Isolation-Chip (ExoTIC) device for isolation of exosome-based biomarkers 
010 11073802
 
Autonomous control of dynamical systems 
011 11074520
 
Extended coherence and single-shot readout of a silicon-vacancy spin in diamond 
012 11074751
 
3D hair synthesis using volumetric variational autoencoders 
013 11075264
 
Super junction power semiconductor devices formed via ion implantation channeling techniques and related methods 

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

Patent Title
001 11071840
 
Hypoxia training device 
002 11072406
 
System for the deployment of marine payloads 
003 11072525
 
System and method for supplying a lighter-than-air vehicle with hydrogen gas 
004 11072848
 
High temperature sputtered stoichiometric titanium nitride thin films 
005 11073354
 
Gun elevation rotor joint 
006 11073421
 
Methods and apparatuses for measuring optical radiation 
007 11074070
 
Interface effect minimization by software design 
008 11074520
 
Extended coherence and single-shot readout of a silicon-vacancy spin in diamond 
009 11074527
 
Project management system and method 
010 11074950
 
Multistate magnetic memory element using metamagnetic materials 
011 11075049
 
Thermionic tungsten/scandate cathodes and method of making the same 

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

Patent Title
001 11072435
 
Inlet flow structure for turboprop engine 
002 11074339
 
Software protection through code and control flow data hiding and obfuscation 
003 11074477
 
Multi-dimensional realization of visual content of an image collection 
004 11074520
 
Extended coherence and single-shot readout of a silicon-vacancy spin in diamond 
005 11075026
 
Magnetic conductive NiFe alloys 
006 11075350
 
Sequential processing with vapor treatment of thin films of organic-inorganic perovskite materials 
007 11076514
 
Metalized fiber mat 

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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
11072798  Transcriptional regulation for improved plant productivity      
Y02E Reduction of Greenhouse Gas [GHG] Emissions, Related to Energy Generation, Transmission or Distribution
11072525  System and method for supplying a lighter-than-air vehicle with hydrogen gas      
11075350  Sequential processing with vapor treatment of thin films of organic-inorganic perovskite materials      
Y02P Climate Change Mitigation Technologies in the Production or Processing of Goods
11073819  System, method, and computer program for creating geometry-compliant lattice structures      
Y02T Climate Change Mitigation Technologies Related to Transportation
11073157  Efficient, low pressure ratio propulsor for gas turbine engines      
11073160  Adaptable articulating axial-flow compressor/turbine rotor blade      

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)35
National Institutes of Health (NIH)32
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)9
National Cancer Institute (NCI)8
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)6
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)5
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)3
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)3
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)2
Office of the Director (NIHOD)1
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)1
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)1
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)1
National Institute on Aging (NIA)1
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)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.

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 28
2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components 13
1700 Chemical and Materials Engineering 12
3600 Transportation, Electronic Commerce, Construction, Agriculture, Licensing and Review 12
3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, Gaming and Medical Devices/Processes 12
2100 Computer Architecture Software and Information Security 7
2400 Computer Networks, Multiplex, Cable and Cryptography/Security 7
2600 Communications 6
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 19 198
CPC C12 Biochemistry; Beer; Spirits; Wine; Vinegar; Microbiology; Enzymology; Mutation or Genetic Engineering 6 79
CPC G06 Computing; Calculating; Counting 13 58
CPC C07 Organic Chemistry 10 61
CPC G01 Measuring; Testing 10 44
CPC H01 Basic Electric Elements 7 47
CPC H04 Electric Communication Technique 5 19
CPC B01 Physical or Chemical Processes or Apparatus in General 2 20
CPC B22 Casting; Powder Metallurgy 0 17
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 1 10
CPC C01 Inorganic Chemistry 3 7
CPC F04 Positive - Displacement Machines for Liquids; Pumps for Liquids or Elastic Fluids 2 8
CPC D06 Furnishings 0 10
CPC F05 Indexing Schemes Relating to Engines or Pumps in Various Subclasses of Classes F01-F04 0 10
CPC B63 Ships or Other Waterborne Vessels; Related Equipment 1 7
CPC C08 Organic Macromolecular Compounds; Their Preparation or Chemical Working-up; Compositions Based Thereon 2 5
CPC G05 Controlling; Regulating 2 5
CPC B64 Aircraft; Aviation; Cosmonautics 1 6
CPC G16 Information and Communication Technology [ICT] Specially Adapted for Specific Application Fields 1 6
CPC Y02 Technologies or Applications for Mitigation or Adaptation Against Climate Change 0 7
CPC H05 Electric Techniques Not Otherwise Provided for 3 3
CPC B60 Vehicles in General 2 3
CPC F41 Weapons 2 3
CPC B62 Land Vehicles for Travelling Otherwise Than on Rails 1 4
CPC A01 Agriculture; Forestry; Animal Husbandry; Hunting; Trapping; Fishing 1 3
CPC B33 Additive Manufacturing Technology 1 3
CPC G11 Information Storage 1 2
CPC B09 Disposal of Solid Waste; Reclamation of Contaminated Soil 1 0
CPC G08 Signalling 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 98 378
Canada 0 1
Cyprus 0 1
Spain 0 1
U.S. State First Named Inventors All Inventors
California 19 80
Massachusetts 11 42
North Carolina 6 22
Virginia 6 17
Ohio 5 22
New York 5 20
Washington 5 16
Maryland 4 18
Missouri 4 10
Arizona 3 14
Illinois 3 8
Michigan 3 8
Pennsylvania 3 8
Wisconsin 3 7
Indiana 2 11
Connecticut 2 7
New Mexico 2 7
Minnesota 2 3
Texas 1 12
Georgia 1 10
New Jersey 1 7
Iowa 1 5
Oregon 1 4
Kansas 1 2
Rhode Island 1 2
Tennessee 1 2
Colorado 1 1
Montana 1 1
Idaho 0 4
Kentucky 0 3
Florida 0 2
District of Columbia 0 1
South Carolina 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 107117
Canada 01
U.S. State Assignees Applicants
California 1827
Massachusetts 1314
District of Columbia 103
New York 77
Maryland 66
North Carolina 65
Ohio 56
Illinois 45
Washington 45
Missouri 44
Virginia 35
Minnesota 33
Pennsylvania 33
Wisconsin 33
Indiana 23
Arizona 22
Michigan 22
Texas 22
New Mexico 12
Connecticut 11
Georgia 11
Idaho 11
Iowa 11
Kansas 11
Kentucky 11
Maine 11
Oregon 11
Tennessee 10
Montana 01
New Jersey 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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