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New Taxpayer Funded Patents for Tuesday, August 3, 2021 

This page was updated on Tuesday, August 03, 2021 at 03:45 PM GMT

FedInvent analyzed 145 taxpayer-funded patents this week.

On Tuesday, August 03, 2021, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted 145 taxpayer-funded patents; including 135 patents containing government interest statements and 39 patents where federal goverenment agencies were an assignee or applicant. These patents have 163 references to federal agencies and departments that provided funding to the inventors. Together, 145 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 11076593
 
Reperfusion with omega-3 glycerides promotes donor organ protection for transplantation 
002 11076762
 
Methods and apparatus for express estimation of the arterial elastic property in a subject 
003 11076784
 
System for analyzing tissue 
004 11076786
 
Wound monitoring sensors and use thereof 
005 11076821
 
3D-beam modulation filter for equalizing dose and image quality in breast CT 
006 11076836
 
Dual mode ultrasound transducer (DMUT) system and method for controlling delivery of ultrasound therapy 
007 11077056
 
Residence structures and related methods 
008 11077057
 
Polymer-grafted nanobins 
009 11077105
 
Therapy for mitochondrial fatty acid beta-oxidation and transport disorders 
010 11077120
 
Prostaglandin receptor EP2 antagonists, derivatives, compositions, and uses related thereto 
011 11077121
 
Inhibition of thymine DNA glycosylase in the treatment of cancer 
012 11077130
 
Methods for reducing HIV-1 mother-to-child transmission by inducing V3-specific or CD4 binding site-specific antibodies 
013 11077140
 
Constitutive expression of costimulatory ligands on adoptively transferred T lymphocytes 
014 11077156
 
Oncolytic adenovirus compositions 
015 11077158
 
Omega-3 fatty acid enrichment of poultry products with defatted microalgae animal feed 
016 11077176
 
Methods for inducing selective apoptosis 
017 11077178
 
Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) that targets chemokine receptor CCR4 and its use 
018 11077182
 
Methods of preparing anti-human papillomavirus antigen T cells 
019 11077183
 
CD40 ligand fusion protein vaccine 
020 11077190
 
Nanoparticle delivery system for targeted anti-obesity treatment 
021 11077197
 
Lipids and compositions for the delivery of therapeutics 
022 11077199
 
Albumin binding peptide conjugates and methods thereof 
023 11077200
 
Combined enteropathogen recombinant construct 
024 11077201
 
Immunoconjugates with an intracellularly-cleavable linkage 
025 11077210
 
Near-infrared fluorescent contrast bioimaging agents and methods of use thereof 
026 11077212
 
Molecular imaging of cancer cells in vivo 
027 11077213
 
Short-wavelength infrared (SWIR) fluorescence in vivo and intravital imaging with semiconductor nanocrystals 
028 11077227
 
Ultrahigh ductility, novel Mg—Li based alloys for biomedical applications 
029 11077327
 
Degradation of chemical agents using metal-organic framework compositions 
030 11077418
 
Solar thermochemical processing system and method 
031 11077421
 
Carbon sorbent for removal of metal catalysts from pharmaceuticals 
032 11077477
 
Incremental rotary rolling mill and method 
033 11077494
 
Method and casting core for forming a landing for welding a baffle inserted in an airfoil 
034 11077517
 
Portable friction stir welding repair tool 
035 11077541
 
Tool system for installation/removal of interference fit components 
036 11077587
 
Stretchable surfaces with programmable texture 
037 11077590
 
Mold assembly and method of molding a component 
038 11077607
 
Manufacturing in microgravity and varying external force environments 
039 11077625
 
Thermoplastic welding apparatus and related methods 
040 11077632
 
Microwave post-processing for additive manufacturing 
041 11077812
 
Composite energy-absorbing assembly 
042 11078093
 
Surfactant-assisted synthesis of surface-functionalized nanoparticle-polymer electrospun composites 
043 11078125
 
Cellular ceramic materials 
044 11078139
 
Cyclopentadiene fuels 
045 11078148
 
Methods for the reduction of carbon dioxide 
046 11078153
 
2-difluoro substituted 4-aminocyclopentanecarboxylic acids as inhibitors of gamma-aminobutyric acid aminotransferase and human ornithine aminotransferase 
047 11078157
 
Compound embodiments that release H2S by reaction with a reactive compound and methods of making and using the same 
048 11078214
 
Monocyclic thieno, pyrido, and pyrrolo pyrimidine compounds and methods of use and manufacture of same 
049 11078235
 
Cyclic peptide conjugates and methods of use 
050 11078238
 
AAVrh.10 variants with host antibody escape capabilities and altered tissue targeting properties 
051 11078239
 
Prefusion PIV F immunogens and their use 
052 11078244
 
Composition and method for delivery of BMP-2 amplifler/co-activator for enhancement of osteogenesis 
053 11078246
 
Peptides binding to Bfl-1 
054 11078259
 
Methods and compositions for promoting thermogenic potential 
055 11078260
 
Antibodies to endoplasmin and their use 
056 11078276
 
Anti-CD79 antibodies and their uses 
057 11078285
 
Anti-TEM1 antibodies and uses thereof 
058 11078286
 
Monoclonal antibodies specific for fibroblast growth factor receptor 4 (FGFR4) and methods of their use 
059 11078300
 
Circular tandem repeat proteins 
060 11078333
 
Copolymerization of elemental sulfur to synthesize high sulfur content polymeric materials 
061 11078334
 
Ceramic nanostructures and process for making same 
062 11078359
 
Nano engineered eggshell flexible biopolymer blend and methods of making biopolymer blend film and using such bioplastic blends for improved biodegradeable applications 
063 11078432
 
Hydrodeoxygenation of lignin to hydrocarbons using bimetallic catalysts 
064 11078459
 
Integrated methods for precision manufacturing of tissue engineering scaffolds 
065 11078467
 
Highly active self-sufficient nitration biocatalysts 
066 11078469
 
Evolution of TALENs 
067 11078471
 
Active low molecular weight variants of angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) 
068 11078480
 
High-throughput identification of intermolecular interactions 
069 11078494
 
Vector for targeting the human Rosa26 gene 
070 11078495
 
Methods and compositions for integration defective lentiviral vectors 
071 11078496
 
System for F-box hormone receptor regulated protein expression in mammalian cells 
072 11078499
 
Host cells and methods for producing toluene biochemically 
073 11078520
 
Method for generating a three-dimensional nucleic acid containing matrix 
074 11078533
 
Single cell nucleic acid detection and analysis 
075 11078535
 
Presymptomatic micro RNA targets for treatment of neurodegeneration pathology 
076 11078540
 
Methods of diagnosing and treating cancer in patients having or developing resistance to a first cancer therapy 
077 11078582
 
Supramolecular porphyrin cages assembled at molecular-materials interfaces for electrocatalytic CO reduction 
078 11078584
 
Systems and methods of electrolytic production of aluminum 
079 11078698
 
Non-planar closed-loop hinge mechanism with rolling-contact hinge 
080 11078805
 
Inclination of forward and aft groove walls of casing treatment for gas turbine engine 
081 11078842
 
Exhaust distribution manifold 
082 11078867
 
Piston and bowl for gasoline direct injection compression ignition (GDCI) 
083 11078897
 
Apparatus for pumping fluid 
084 11078950
 
Fastener biasing system 
085 11078984
 
Structure movement damping system using tension element 
086 11079068
 
Rapid fill compressed gas storage tank 
087 11079130
 
Weather responsive smart ventilation system using multiple optimization parameters 
088 11079214
 
Space division multiplexing optical coherence tomography using an integrated photonic device 
089 11079227
 
Accelerometer system enclosing gas 
090 11079287
 
Temperature dependent x-ray fluorescence 
091 11079293
 
Remote measurement of blast wave propagation 
092 11079314
 
Photothermal deflection spectroscopy method for heating-cooling discrimination 
093 11079343
 
Measurement masks to reconstruct X-ray spectra 
094 11079366
 
Plume characterization using synchronized measurements of gas composition, wind direction, and wind speed 
095 11079369
 
Development of dry-deposit trace explosives detection test standards, solutions and methods for deposition 
096 11079380
 
Optimizing diagnostics for galactofuranose containing antigens 
097 11079383
 
Diagnosis and monitoring treatment of prostate cancer 
098 11079384
 
Biomarkers and methods for diagnosis of early stage pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma 
099 11079394
 
Detection of angiopoietin-2 and thrombospondin-2 in connection with diagnosing acute heart failure 
100 11079395
 
Methods for predicting major adverse cardiovascular events in subjects with coronary artery disease 
101 11079412
 
Optical current monitor 
102 11079448
 
System and method for proton density mapping and receiver bias correction using magnetic resonance fingerprinting (MRF) 
103 11079453
 
System and method for ultrafast magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging using learned spectral features 
104 11079504
 
Differential neutron spectrum generator and related methods and systems 
105 11079505
 
Time-reversed nonlinear acoustics for downhole pressure measurements 
106 11079543
 
Isotropic etchback method of linewidth tailoring multilayer dielectric diffraction gratings for improvement of laser damage resistance and diffraction efficiency 
107 11079578
 
High performance telescope 
108 11079596
 
3-dimensional electro-optical see-through displays 
109 11079649
 
Metal sensitized color changing material 
110 11079652
 
Omniresonant broadband coherent perfect absorption (CPA) apparatus, method, and applications 
111 11079737
 
Adaptive control mechanism for uncertain systems with actuator dynamics 
112 11079745
 
Rapid closed-loop control based on machine learning 
113 11079747
 
System and method for capacitance-based real-time micro-object position control with the aid of a digital computer 
114 11079773
 
Lighter-than-air vehicle with relative drift navigation 
115 11079843
 
Eye tracking apparatuses configured for degrading iris authentication 
116 11080179
 
Device, system, and method for automatically detecting and repairing a bug in a computer program using a genetic algorithm 
117 11080196
 
Pattern-aware prefetching using parallel log-structured file system 
118 11080236
 
High throughput embedding generation system for executable code and applications 
119 11080392
 
Method for systematic collection and analysis of forensic data in a unified communications system deployed in a cloud environment 
120 11080399
 
System and method for vetting mobile phone software applications 
121 11080431
 
Mixed-signal process-specific function 
122 11080451
 
Multi agent radio frequency propagation simulator 
123 11080452
 
Multi agent radio frequency propagation simulator 
124 11080526
 
Satellite image classification across multiple resolutions and time using ordering constraint among instances 
125 11080821
 
Automated benthic ecology system and method for stereoscopic imagery generation 
126 11080828
 
Weighted summing of component chiral images for improved contrast enhancement 
127 11080867
 
Motion-constrained, multiple-hypothesis, target- tracking technique 
128 11081250
 
Apparatuses and methods for securely storing radioactive source materials that enable various inventory tasks, prevent storage structures from being negligently left open or unlocked, prevent circumvention of security measures, and ensure stabilization of storage structures in a moving mobile structure, and provide an alerting system for warning staff of an unsecure or unlocked condition of such storage structures 
129 11081252
 
Electrophoretic deposition (EPD) of radioisotope and phosphor composite layer for hybrid radioisotope batteries and radioluminescent surfaces 
130 11081314
 
Integrated transmission electron microscope 
131 11081331
 
Mass spectrometers having segmented electrodes and associated methods 
132 11081555
 
Electronic devices with ultra-high dielectric constant passivation and high mobility materials 
133 11081609
 
Solar cell structure and composition and method for forming the same 
134 11081688
 
Silicon sealing for high performance battery anode materials 
135 11081722
 
Metal nitride or oxynitride cathode materials for lithium sulfur batteries 
136 11081851
 
LMA fibers for suppression of thermal mode instability 
137 11081932
 
Electrostatic generator electrode-centering and seismic-isolation system for flywheel-based energy storage modules 
138 11082127
 
Methods and apparatus for acoustic laser communications 
139 11082347
 
Techniques for reducing congestion in a computer network 
140 11082386
 
2′-fluoro-6′-methylene carbocyclic nucleosides and methods of treating viral infections 
141 11082412
 
Sending secure communications using a local ephemeral key pool 
142 11082447
 
Systems and methods for preventing router attacks 
143 11082450
 
User interface supporting an integrated decision engine for evolving defenses 
144 11082763
 
Handheld acoustic hailing and disruption systems and methods 
145 D926662
 
Marine vehicle with lens 

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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) 56
Department of Defense (DOD) 47
Department of Energy (DOE) 25
National Science Foundation (NSF) 16
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 4
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 3
Small Business Administration (SBA) 2
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) 1
Department of Agriculture (USDA) 1
Department of Transportation (USDOT) 1
Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) 1
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 1
MITRE Corporation (MITRE) 1
National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) 1
National Security Agency (NSA) 1
Government Rights Acknowledged 2

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 11076593
 
Reperfusion with omega-3 glycerides promotes donor organ protection for transplantation 
002 11076762
 
Methods and apparatus for express estimation of the arterial elastic property in a subject 
003 11076784
 
System for analyzing tissue 
004 11076821
 
3D-beam modulation filter for equalizing dose and image quality in breast CT 
005 11076836
 
Dual mode ultrasound transducer (DMUT) system and method for controlling delivery of ultrasound therapy 
006 11077056
 
Residence structures and related methods 
007 11077057
 
Polymer-grafted nanobins 
008 11077105
 
Therapy for mitochondrial fatty acid beta-oxidation and transport disorders 
009 11077120
 
Prostaglandin receptor EP2 antagonists, derivatives, compositions, and uses related thereto 
010 11077121
 
Inhibition of thymine DNA glycosylase in the treatment of cancer 
011 11077130
 
Methods for reducing HIV-1 mother-to-child transmission by inducing V3-specific or CD4 binding site-specific antibodies 
012 11077140
 
Constitutive expression of costimulatory ligands on adoptively transferred T lymphocytes 
013 11077156
 
Oncolytic adenovirus compositions 
014 11077176
 
Methods for inducing selective apoptosis 
015 11077178
 
Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) that targets chemokine receptor CCR4 and its use 
016 11077182
 
Methods of preparing anti-human papillomavirus antigen T cells 
017 11077183
 
CD40 ligand fusion protein vaccine 
018 11077190
 
Nanoparticle delivery system for targeted anti-obesity treatment 
019 11077197
 
Lipids and compositions for the delivery of therapeutics 
020 11077199
 
Albumin binding peptide conjugates and methods thereof 
021 11077201
 
Immunoconjugates with an intracellularly-cleavable linkage 
022 11077210
 
Near-infrared fluorescent contrast bioimaging agents and methods of use thereof 
023 11077212
 
Molecular imaging of cancer cells in vivo 
024 11077213
 
Short-wavelength infrared (SWIR) fluorescence in vivo and intravital imaging with semiconductor nanocrystals 
025 11077421
 
Carbon sorbent for removal of metal catalysts from pharmaceuticals 
026 11078153
 
2-difluoro substituted 4-aminocyclopentanecarboxylic acids as inhibitors of gamma-aminobutyric acid aminotransferase and human ornithine aminotransferase 
027 11078157
 
Compound embodiments that release H2S by reaction with a reactive compound and methods of making and using the same 
028 11078214
 
Monocyclic thieno, pyrido, and pyrrolo pyrimidine compounds and methods of use and manufacture of same 
029 11078235
 
Cyclic peptide conjugates and methods of use 
030 11078238
 
AAVrh.10 variants with host antibody escape capabilities and altered tissue targeting properties 
031 11078239
 
Prefusion PIV F immunogens and their use 
032 11078246
 
Peptides binding to Bfl-1 
033 11078259
 
Methods and compositions for promoting thermogenic potential 
034 11078260
 
Antibodies to endoplasmin and their use 
035 11078276
 
Anti-CD79 antibodies and their uses 
036 11078285
 
Anti-TEM1 antibodies and uses thereof 
037 11078286
 
Monoclonal antibodies specific for fibroblast growth factor receptor 4 (FGFR4) and methods of their use 
038 11078300
 
Circular tandem repeat proteins 
039 11078471
 
Active low molecular weight variants of angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) 
040 11078480
 
High-throughput identification of intermolecular interactions 
041 11078494
 
Vector for targeting the human Rosa26 gene 
042 11078495
 
Methods and compositions for integration defective lentiviral vectors 
043 11078496
 
System for F-box hormone receptor regulated protein expression in mammalian cells 
044 11078520
 
Method for generating a three-dimensional nucleic acid containing matrix 
045 11078533
 
Single cell nucleic acid detection and analysis 
046 11078535
 
Presymptomatic micro RNA targets for treatment of neurodegeneration pathology 
047 11078540
 
Methods of diagnosing and treating cancer in patients having or developing resistance to a first cancer therapy 
048 11079214
 
Space division multiplexing optical coherence tomography using an integrated photonic device 
049 11079380
 
Optimizing diagnostics for galactofuranose containing antigens 
050 11079383
 
Diagnosis and monitoring treatment of prostate cancer 
051 11079384
 
Biomarkers and methods for diagnosis of early stage pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma 
052 11079394
 
Detection of angiopoietin-2 and thrombospondin-2 in connection with diagnosing acute heart failure 
053 11079395
 
Methods for predicting major adverse cardiovascular events in subjects with coronary artery disease 
054 11079448
 
System and method for proton density mapping and receiver bias correction using magnetic resonance fingerprinting (MRF) 
055 11079453
 
System and method for ultrafast magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging using learned spectral features 
056 11082386
 
2′-fluoro-6′-methylene carbocyclic nucleosides and methods of treating viral infections 

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Department of Defense (DOD) Agencies

Patent Title
001 11078469
 
Evolution of TALENs 
002 11078897
 
Apparatus for pumping fluid 
003 11078950
 
Fastener biasing system 
004 11079383
 
Diagnosis and monitoring treatment of prostate cancer 
005 11079578
 
High performance telescope 
006 11082347
 
Techniques for reducing congestion in a computer network 

Department of the ARMY (DOA)

Patent Title
001 11077183
 
CD40 ligand fusion protein vaccine 
002 11077213
 
Short-wavelength infrared (SWIR) fluorescence in vivo and intravital imaging with semiconductor nanocrystals 
003 11077587
 
Stretchable surfaces with programmable texture 
004 11078125
 
Cellular ceramic materials 
005 11079293
 
Remote measurement of blast wave propagation 
006 11079383
 
Diagnosis and monitoring treatment of prostate cancer 
007 11079578
 
High performance telescope 
008 11080867
 
Motion-constrained, multiple-hypothesis, target- tracking technique 
009 11081252
 
Electrophoretic deposition (EPD) of radioisotope and phosphor composite layer for hybrid radioisotope batteries and radioluminescent surfaces 

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

Patent Title
001 11077200
 
Combined enteropathogen recombinant construct 
002 11077494
 
Method and casting core for forming a landing for welding a baffle inserted in an airfoil 
003 11077517
 
Portable friction stir welding repair tool 
004 11077590
 
Mold assembly and method of molding a component 
005 11078139
 
Cyclopentadiene fuels 
006 11078805
 
Inclination of forward and aft groove walls of casing treatment for gas turbine engine 
007 11078897
 
Apparatus for pumping fluid 
008 11079227
 
Accelerometer system enclosing gas 
009 11079314
 
Photothermal deflection spectroscopy method for heating-cooling discrimination 
010 11079773
 
Lighter-than-air vehicle with relative drift navigation 
011 11080179
 
Device, system, and method for automatically detecting and repairing a bug in a computer program using a genetic algorithm 
012 11080236
 
High throughput embedding generation system for executable code and applications 
013 11080392
 
Method for systematic collection and analysis of forensic data in a unified communications system deployed in a cloud environment 
014 11080451
 
Multi agent radio frequency propagation simulator 
015 11080452
 
Multi agent radio frequency propagation simulator 
016 11080821
 
Automated benthic ecology system and method for stereoscopic imagery generation 
017 11080828
 
Weighted summing of component chiral images for improved contrast enhancement 
018 11081250
 
Apparatuses and methods for securely storing radioactive source materials that enable various inventory tasks, prevent storage structures from being negligently left open or unlocked, prevent circumvention of security measures, and ensure stabilization of storage structures in a moving mobile structure, and provide an alerting system for warning staff of an unsecure or unlocked condition of such storage structures 
019 11081555
 
Electronic devices with ultra-high dielectric constant passivation and high mobility materials 
020 11081722
 
Metal nitride or oxynitride cathode materials for lithium sulfur batteries 
021 11082447
 
Systems and methods for preventing router attacks 
022 11082763
 
Handheld acoustic hailing and disruption systems and methods 
023 D926662
 
Marine vehicle with lens 

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

Patent Title
001 11077057
 
Polymer-grafted nanobins 
002 11077632
 
Microwave post-processing for additive manufacturing 
003 11078334
 
Ceramic nanostructures and process for making same 
004 11078467
 
Highly active self-sufficient nitration biocatalysts 
005 11078698
 
Non-planar closed-loop hinge mechanism with rolling-contact hinge 
006 11079652
 
Omniresonant broadband coherent perfect absorption (CPA) apparatus, method, and applications 
007 11079737
 
Adaptive control mechanism for uncertain systems with actuator dynamics 
008 11079747
 
System and method for capacitance-based real-time micro-object position control with the aid of a digital computer 
009 11080431
 
Mixed-signal process-specific function 
010 11081851
 
LMA fibers for suppression of thermal mode instability 
011 11082127
 
Methods and apparatus for acoustic laser communications 
012 11082450
 
User interface supporting an integrated decision engine for evolving defenses 

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Take Me To The Details
Patent Title
001 11077327
 
Degradation of chemical agents using metal-organic framework compositions 
002 11077418
 
Solar thermochemical processing system and method 
003 11077477
 
Incremental rotary rolling mill and method 
004 11077625
 
Thermoplastic welding apparatus and related methods 
005 11077812
 
Composite energy-absorbing assembly 
006 11078244
 
Composition and method for delivery of BMP-2 amplifler/co-activator for enhancement of osteogenesis 
007 11078432
 
Hydrodeoxygenation of lignin to hydrocarbons using bimetallic catalysts 
008 11078499
 
Host cells and methods for producing toluene biochemically 
009 11078582
 
Supramolecular porphyrin cages assembled at molecular-materials interfaces for electrocatalytic CO reduction 
010 11078584
 
Systems and methods of electrolytic production of aluminum 
011 11078867
 
Piston and bowl for gasoline direct injection compression ignition (GDCI) 
012 11079068
 
Rapid fill compressed gas storage tank 
013 11079130
 
Weather responsive smart ventilation system using multiple optimization parameters 
014 11079287
 
Temperature dependent x-ray fluorescence 
015 11079366
 
Plume characterization using synchronized measurements of gas composition, wind direction, and wind speed 
016 11079412
 
Optical current monitor 
017 11079504
 
Differential neutron spectrum generator and related methods and systems 
018 11079505
 
Time-reversed nonlinear acoustics for downhole pressure measurements 
019 11079543
 
Isotropic etchback method of linewidth tailoring multilayer dielectric diffraction gratings for improvement of laser damage resistance and diffraction efficiency 
020 11079649
 
Metal sensitized color changing material 
021 11079745
 
Rapid closed-loop control based on machine learning 
022 11080196
 
Pattern-aware prefetching using parallel log-structured file system 
023 11081314
 
Integrated transmission electron microscope 
024 11081688
 
Silicon sealing for high performance battery anode materials 
025 11081932
 
Electrostatic generator electrode-centering and seismic-isolation system for flywheel-based energy storage modules 

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Take Me To The Details
Patent Title
001 11076786
 
Wound monitoring sensors and use thereof 
002 11077213
 
Short-wavelength infrared (SWIR) fluorescence in vivo and intravital imaging with semiconductor nanocrystals 
003 11077227
 
Ultrahigh ductility, novel Mg—Li based alloys for biomedical applications 
004 11078148
 
Methods for the reduction of carbon dioxide 
005 11078214
 
Monocyclic thieno, pyrido, and pyrrolo pyrimidine compounds and methods of use and manufacture of same 
006 11078333
 
Copolymerization of elemental sulfur to synthesize high sulfur content polymeric materials 
007 11078359
 
Nano engineered eggshell flexible biopolymer blend and methods of making biopolymer blend film and using such bioplastic blends for improved biodegradeable applications 
008 11078459
 
Integrated methods for precision manufacturing of tissue engineering scaffolds 
009 11078698
 
Non-planar closed-loop hinge mechanism with rolling-contact hinge 
010 11079130
 
Weather responsive smart ventilation system using multiple optimization parameters 
011 11079214
 
Space division multiplexing optical coherence tomography using an integrated photonic device 
012 11079412
 
Optical current monitor 
013 11079596
 
3-dimensional electro-optical see-through displays 
014 11079843
 
Eye tracking apparatuses configured for degrading iris authentication 
015 11080236
 
High throughput embedding generation system for executable code and applications 
016 11080526
 
Satellite image classification across multiple resolutions and time using ordering constraint among instances 

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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
11077056  Residence structures and related methods      
11077197  Lipids and compositions for the delivery of therapeutics      
11077200  Combined enteropathogen recombinant construct      
11077201  Immunoconjugates with an intracellularly-cleavable linkage      
11079380  Optimizing diagnostics for galactofuranose containing antigens      
Y02E Reduction of Greenhouse Gas [GHG] Emissions, Related to Energy Generation, Transmission or Distribution
11077418  Solar thermochemical processing system and method      
11081609  Solar cell structure and composition and method for forming the same      
Y02P Climate Change Mitigation Technologies in the Production or Processing of Goods
11078432  Hydrodeoxygenation of lignin to hydrocarbons using bimetallic catalysts      
11079745  Rapid closed-loop control based on machine learning      
Y02T Climate Change Mitigation Technologies Related to Transportation
11078867  Piston and bowl for gasoline direct injection compression ignition (GDCI)      

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)56
National Institutes of Health (NIH)45
National Cancer Institute (NCI)17
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)11
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)7
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)7
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)6
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)4
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)3
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)2
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)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 Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)1
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)1
National Eye Institute (NEI)1
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)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 25
2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components 24
3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, Gaming and Medical Devices/Processes 12
2400 Computer Networks, Multiplex, Cable and Cryptography/Security 8
2100 Computer Architecture Software and Information Security 7
2600 Communications 7
3600 Transportation, Electronic Commerce, Construction, Agriculture, Licensing and Review 5
2900 Design 1

For more information on the types of inventions examined in each Technology Center, see the About Tech Centers section of this page.

Patents By Scientific Domain.

This section contains the number of patents by high level scientific and technical domain. The data is arranged by the first Cooperative Patent Classification System (CPC) patent symbol assigned to the patent. This indicates the scope and nature of the invention for a patent or a patent application.

Global patent offices use patent classification as their lingua franca — the common language — for exchanging information about inventions and what scientific and technical art a patent contains. The classifications assigned to a patent are used by patent examiners to find prior art and to determine if a particular patent's claims are novel. Patent classifications are also used for global enforcement of patent rights, treaties, and agreements.

Class Class Definition First
(Original)
Inventive
(CrossRef)
CPC A61 Medical or Veterinary Science; Hygiene 27 272
CPC C07 Organic Chemistry 16 178
CPC C12 Biochemistry; Beer; Spirits; Wine; Vinegar; Microbiology; Enzymology; Mutation or Genetic Engineering 13 119
CPC G01 Measuring; Testing 18 78
CPC C08 Organic Macromolecular Compounds; Their Preparation or Chemical Working-up; Compositions Based Thereon 3 59
CPC G06 Computing; Calculating; Counting 13 44
CPC H01 Basic Electric Elements 7 50
CPC B29 Working of Plastics; Working of Substances in a Plastic State in General 5 49
CPC H04 Electric Communication Technique 7 36
CPC B01 Physical or Chemical Processes or Apparatus in General 2 41
CPC G02 Optics 5 33
CPC C01 Inorganic Chemistry 0 18
CPC C09 Dyes; Paints; Polishes; Natural Resins; Adhesives; Compositions Not Otherwise Provided For; Applications of Materials Not Otherwise Provided for 0 16
CPC C10 Petroleum, Gas or Coke Industries; Technical Gases Containing Carbon Monoxide; Fuels; Lubricants; Peat 1 13
CPC F05 Indexing Schemes Relating to Engines or Pumps in Various Subclasses of Classes F01-F04 0 13
CPC F24 Heating; Ranges; Ventilating 1 11
CPC Y02 Technologies or Applications for Mitigation or Adaptation Against Climate Change 0 12
CPC G05 Controlling; Regulating 4 7
CPC F02 Combustion Engines; Hot-gas or Combustion-product Engine Plants 2 9
CPC B22 Casting; Powder Metallurgy 1 10
CPC C02 Treatment of Water, Waste Water, Sewage, or Sludge 1 9
CPC Y10 Technical Subjects Covered by Former USPC 0 10
CPC C25 Electrolytic or Electrophoretic Processes; Apparatus Therefor 2 7
CPC B21 Mechanical Metal-working Without Essentially Removing Material; Punching Metal 1 8
CPC E05 Locks; Keys; Window or Door Fittings; Safes 1 7
CPC F17 Storing or Distributing Gases or Liquids 1 6
CPC F16 Engineering Elements and Units; General Measures for Producing and Maintaining Effective Functioning of Machines or Installations; Thermal Insulation in General 2 4
CPC F04 Positive - Displacement Machines for Liquids; Pumps for Liquids or Elastic Fluids 1 5
CPC G21 Nuclear Physics; Nuclear Engineering 2 3
CPC A01 Agriculture; Forestry; Animal Husbandry; Hunting; Trapping; Fishing 1 4
CPC B23 Machine Tools; Metal-working Not Otherwise Provided for 1 4
CPC C04 Cements; Concrete; Artificial Stone; Ceramics; Refractories 1 4
CPC F01 Machines or Engines in General; Engine Plants in General; Steam Engines 1 4
CPC H02 Generation; Conversion or Distribution of Electric Power 1 3
CPC A62 Life-saving; Fire-fighting 1 2
CPC B25 Hand Tools; Portable Power-driven Tools; Manipulators 1 1
CPC B60 Vehicles in General 1 1
USPC D12 Transportation 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 144 470
Canada 1 4
Switzerland 0 3
China PRC 0 2
Germany 0 2
France 0 2
Austria 0 1
Italy 0 1
U.S. State First Named Inventors All Inventors
California 25 76
Massachusetts 14 52
Florida 9 40
Maryland 9 33
New York 8 20
Pennsylvania 7 22
Indiana 7 20
New Jersey 6 11
Washington 5 19
New Mexico 5 17
Illinois 5 12
Ohio 4 12
Michigan 4 11
Connecticut 4 10
North Carolina 3 16
Alabama 3 12
Minnesota 3 11
Texas 3 9
Arizona 2 7
Colorado 2 6
Georgia 2 6
Oregon 2 5
Mississippi 2 3
Virginia 1 9
Utah 1 5
Kentucky 1 4
Tennessee 1 4
Iowa 1 3
Kansas 1 2
Wyoming 1 2
Idaho 1 1
Maine 1 1
West Virginia 1 1
District of Columbia 0 3
New Hampshire 0 2
Wisconsin 0 2
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 158179
France 22
Canada 11
Netherlands 11
Switzerland 11
Barbados 01
U.S. State Assignees Applicants
California 1931
Massachusetts 1919
District of Columbia 184
Florida 1323
Illinois 99
New York 99
Pennsylvania 89
Maryland 57
Virginia 56
New Mexico 55
Ohio 46
Washington 45
Connecticut 44
Georgia 43
North Carolina 43
Indiana 310
New Jersey 34
Michigan 33
Arizona 22
Colorado 22
Minnesota 22
Texas 22
Utah 22
Alabama 11
Idaho 11
Iowa 11
Kentucky 11
Missouri 11
Oregon 11
South Carolina 11
Tennessee 11
Wyoming 11

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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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