FedInvent™ Patents

New Taxpayer Funded Patents for Tuesday, August 10, 2021 

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FedInvent analyzed 163 taxpayer-funded patents this week.

On Tuesday, August 10, 2021, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted  taxpayer-funded patents; including 145 patents containing government interest statements and 48 patents where federal goverenment agencies were an assignee or applicant. These patents have 188 references to federal agencies and departments that provided funding to the inventors.

This was an unusual week. This week the Deparment of Defense had more newly granted patents than the Department of Health and Human Services.

These 163 patents are the work of 528 inventors. Four hundred ninety-six (496) of the inventors are American. The American inventors are from 35 states and the District of Columbia. There are 32 foreign inventors.

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The List of This Week's Patents

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Patent Title
001 11083195
 
Insecticidal compositions and methods to kill insects 
002 11083197
 
Herbicidal composition comprising chromone derivatives and a method for weed control 
003 11083375
 
Handheld device for identification of microbiological constituents in the middle ear 
004 11083560
 
Methods of treating airway stenosis 
005 11083604
 
Preventing stent failure using adaptive shear responsive endovascular implant 
006 11083652
 
Smart foot position sensor for power wheelchair users, and systems and methods of using same 
007 11083690
 
Enteric elastomers 
008 11083699
 
Trans-4-hydroxycyclohexyl phenyl amide mitofusin activators and methods of use thereof 
009 11083702
 
Anaplerotic agents for treatment of disorders of propionate and long chain fat metabolism 
010 11083708
 
Pharmacological restoration of epithelial or endothelial barrier integrity by agents blocking EPAC/RAP1 signaling 
011 11083720
 
Indazole inhibitors of fructokinase (KHK) and methods of use in treating KHK-mediated disorders or diseases 
012 11083725
 
Coordinated metabolic reprogramming in response to productive viral infections 
013 11083732
 
Use of negative modulators of GABA receptors containing alpha5 subunits as fast acting antidepressants 
014 11083745
 
Antisense oligomers for treatment of autosomal dominant mental retardation-5 and Dravet Syndrome 
015 11083754
 
Methods for generation of podocytes from pluripotent stem cells and cells produced by the same 
016 11083755
 
Factors and cells that provide for induction of bone, bone marrow, and cartilage 
017 11083775
 
Transgenic corn with antifungal peptide AGM182 USDA (DN:0113.18) 
018 11083777
 
Hemichannel extracellular-domain specific agents for treating ischemia-reperfusion injury 
019 11083780
 
Shear-thinning compositions as an intravascular embolic agent 
020 11083782
 
Phosphoserine containing compositions for immune tolerance induction 
021 11083783
 
XBP1, CD138, and CS1 peptides 
022 11083787
 
Bovine herpesvirus type 1 (BoHV-1) vector against bovine respiratory disease complex 
023 11083788
 
Nanoemulsion compositions for preventing, suppressing or eliminating allergic and inflammatory disease 
024 11083793
 
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) targeted photosensitizers 
025 11083801
 
Factor VIII mutation repair and tolerance induction 
026 11083892
 
Systems and methods for percutaneous nerve stimulation 
027 11083895
 
Systems and methods for augmenting and/or restoring brain and nervous system function and inducing new neural connections using self-learning artificial networks 
028 11083905
 
Methods and devices for ventricular therapy 
029 11084002
 
Universal scalable and cost-effective surface modifications 
030 11084021
 
Acid-resistant catalyst supports and catalysts 
031 11084023
 
Phosphate-promoted nickel catalyst for high temperature oligomerization 
032 11084046
 
Aerosol concentrating apparatus for use with aerosol aging drum 
033 11084100
 
Laser-assisted manufacturing system and associated method of use 
034 11084146
 
System for assembly and disassembly of a rocket motor 
035 11084150
 
Wear liner installation tool 
036 11084211
 
Additive manufacturing print-heads for exotic material applications 
037 11084215
 
Systems and methods for fabricating three-dimensional conductive electrodes 
038 11084223
 
Optimal toolpath generation system and method for additively manufactured composite materials 
039 11084230
 
Bonded nutplate rapid cure system 
040 11084373
 
Transmission mounted electrical charging system and dual driveline load coupling 
041 11084603
 
Brake key screw removal system and device 
042 11084710
 
Refueling tool and quick disconnect 
043 11084722
 
Method for splitting carbon dioxide into molecular oxygen and carbon 
044 11084734
 
Synthesis of lithium lanthanum zirconate from nanocrystalline lanthanum zirconate 
045 11084750
 
Methods and apparatus for manufacturing and printing hollow spheres 
046 11084778
 
Methods of treating cardiac edema, neuromyelitis optica, and hyponatremia 
047 11084781
 
Diarylureas as CB1 allosteric modulators 
048 11084789
 
Mast-cell modulators and uses thereof 
049 11084794
 
Controlled cyclization of peptoids to form chiral diketopiperazines 
050 11084795
 
CFTR regulators and methods of use thereof 
051 11084796
 
Heterocyclic derivatives for the treatment of RSV 
052 11084803
 
Activators of class I histone deacetylases (HDACs) and uses thereof 
053 11084811
 
Compounds for treatment of cancer 
054 11084828
 
Use of the FL118 core chemical structure platform to generate FL118 derivatives for treatment of human disease 
055 11084833
 
Antibacterial agents against D,D- and L,D-transpeptidases 
056 11084839
 
Symmetrical CCC-NHC pincer metal complexes and symmetrical bimetallic complexes: bio-activity, and applications to organic transformations and energy-related catalytic methods 
057 11084844
 
Modified nucleosides, analogs thereof and oligomeric compounds prepared therefrom 
058 11084849
 
Split inteins with exceptional splicing activity 
059 11084850
 
Recombinant prefusion RSV F proteins and uses thereof 
060 11084856
 
Interleukin-4 receptor-binding fusion proteins and uses thereof 
061 11084860
 
Modified Mullerian inhibiting substance (MIS) proteins and uses thereof for the treatment of diseases 
062 11084869
 
Antibody-mediated neutralization of Marburg virus 
063 11084879
 
Compositions and methods for treating pancreatitis and pain with death receptor agonists 
064 11084907
 
Nanocellulosic compositions 
065 11084912
 
Radical polymer film with high electrical conductivity 
066 11084913
 
Anaerobic composite matrix resins 
067 11084943
 
Coating to cool a surface by passive radiative cooling 
068 11084944
 
Coating to cool a surface by passive radiative cooling 
069 11084978
 
Fluorescent compositions 
070 11084982
 
Optically transparent polymeric actuator and display apparatus employing same 
071 11085031
 
Thrombin-thrombomodulin fusion proteins as a powerful anticoagulant 
072 11085037
 
Generation of synthetic genomes 
073 11085044
 
miRNA for treatment of breast cancer 
074 11085048
 
Lignification reduction in plants 
075 11085051
 
Controlling fungal pathogens by disabling their small RNA pathways using RNAi-based strategy 
076 11085061
 
Compositions comprising a GH61 polypeptide having cellulolytic enhancing activity and a liquor and method of using thereof 
077 11085067
 
Early developmental genomic assay for characterizing pluripotent stem cell utility and safety 
078 11085072
 
Methods of generating libraries of nucleic acid sequences for detection via fluorescent in situ sequencing 
079 11085081
 
Methods and materials for determining pain sensitivity and predicting and treating related disorders 
080 11085084
 
Identification and use of circulating nucleic acids 
081 11085086
 
Gene mutations and copy number alterations of EGFR, KRAS and MET 
082 11085088
 
Method of treating prostate cancer 
083 11085119
 
Corrosion preventive compositions 
084 11085203
 
Signal based arrangement of pin tumbler pins 
085 11085303
 
Pressurized damping fluid injection for damping turbine blade vibration 
086 11085305
 
Lost core structural frame 
087 11085315
 
Turbine engine with a seal 
088 11085321
 
Bleed air compensated continuous power assurance analysis system and method 
089 11085322
 
Borescope plug system 
090 11085373
 
Gas turbine engine with mount for interchangeable inlets 
091 11085422
 
Coiled and twisted nanofiber yarns for electrochemically harvesting electrical energy from mechanical deformation 
092 11085470
 
Flow conditioning assembly 
093 11085471
 
Active control of vortices for skin friction reduction 
094 11085667
 
Estimation of temperature states for an electric water heater from inferred resistance measurement 
095 11085674
 
Electrocaloric-based cooling system 
096 11085700
 
Branching heat exchangers 
097 11085744
 
Bendable projectile 
098 11085748
 
Environmentally-friendly fireworks disposal unit and method 
099 11085793
 
Inertial measurement unit and diagnostic system 
100 11085826
 
Fourier domain dynamic correction method for complex optical fringes in laser spectrometers 
101 11085830
 
High speed graphene oxide bolometers and methods for manufacturing the same 
102 11085853
 
Methods, apparatuses and systems for collection of tissue sections 
103 11085857
 
Tailhook for testing and exercising an aircraft arresting cable 
104 11085861
 
Apparatus for real-time size-distributed measurement of aerosol mass concentration 
105 11085867
 
Kit, apparatus, and method for detecting permeation of contaminants through protective materials 
106 11085879
 
Fog tester 
107 11085902
 
Optical breakdown acoustic transducer 
108 11085906
 
Dry reagent colorimetric sensing of nanoparticles in aqueous media 
109 11085910
 
Ultra-compact system for characterization of physical, chemical and ignition properties of fuels 
110 11085911
 
Fluidic device for quantifying the dynamic permeability and hydraulic conductivity of living tissue layers 
111 11085929
 
Nanoshell-structured material as co-matrix for peptide characterization in mass spectrometry 
112 11085933
 
Neurofibromin/dopamine signaling as a biomarker for cognitive and behavioral problems in children with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1 ) 
113 11085934
 
Biomarkers for diagnosing post traumatic stress disorder 
114 11085935
 
Methods of treating based on site-specific tau phosphorylation 
115 11085944
 
Optically levitated nanoparticle accelerometer 
116 11085988
 
Method for estimating systematic imperfections in medical imaging systems with deep learning 
117 11086018
 
Orbiting actuated three-dimensional spinning sensor 
118 11086028
 
Colorimetric radiation detector 
119 11086040
 
Time-reversed nonlinear acoustics for wellbore integrity characterization 
120 11086045
 
System and method of mapping topology 
121 11086047
 
Narrow-band frequency filters and splitters, photonic sensors, and cavities having pre-selected cavity modes 
122 11086104
 
Compact objective lens for near-infrared imaging 
123 11086111
 
Telecentric reflective imager 
124 11086113
 
Multi-focal structured illumination microscopy systems and methods 
125 11086121
 
Display techniques incorporating fluidic actuators and related systems and methods 
126 11086193
 
Self-referencing nonlinear frequency converting photonic waveguide and self-referencing nonlinear frequency conversion 
127 11086218
 
Method and apparatus for fabrication of large area 3D photonic crystals with embedded waveguides 
128 11086226
 
Liquid tamped targets for extreme ultraviolet lithography 
129 11086809
 
Data transfer acceleration 
130 11086816
 
Processors, methods, and systems for debugging a configurable spatial accelerator 
131 11086937
 
Speech based structured querying 
132 11086938
 
Interpreting human-robot instructions 
133 11086966
 
Apparatus for solving Ising problems 
134 11086997
 
Active attestation of embedded systems 
135 11087060
 
System, method, and computer program product for the integration of machine learning predictors in an automatic placement associated with an electronic design 
136 11087121
 
High accuracy and volume facial recognition on mobile platforms 
137 11087194
 
Bio-polymer multi-factor authentication and identification system and related methods 
138 11087200
 
Method and apparatus for constructing informative outcomes to guide multi-policy decision making 
139 11087212
 
Multi-modal neural network for universal, online learning 
140 11087228
 
Generic probabilistic approximate computational inference model for streaming data processing 
141 11087464
 
System and method for motion-adjusted device guidance using vascular roadmaps 
142 11087487
 
Obscuration map generation 
143 11087575
 
Systems and methods for item delivery integration with a smart home 
144 11087897
 
Decontamination of tritiated water 
145 11087913
 
Transformer system 
146 11087974
 
Preparation of compound semiconductor substrate for epitaxial growth via non-destructive epitaxial lift-off 
147 11087975
 
Method for fabrication of orientation-patterned templates on common substrates 
148 11088268
 
Methods and devices for fabricating and assembling printable semiconductor elements 
149 11088291
 
Ultra-low reflectance broadband omni-directional anti-reflection coating 
150 11088365
 
Core-shell structured nanoparticles for lithium-sulfur cells 
151 11088392
 
Nanostructured lithium-ion battery electrode composite materials via conformal graphene dispersion 
152 11088396
 
Electrolyte formulations for electrochemical device 
153 11088465
 
Substrate-loaded frequency-scaled ultra-wide spectrum element 
154 11088509
 
Low resistance vertical cavity light source with PNPN blocking 
155 11088530
 
Highly variable and adjustable current circuit breaker 
156 11088548
 
Verifying status of a termination end cap of a microinverter chain 
157 11088734
 
Efficient channel estimation for implicit MU-MIMO 
158 11088760
 
Counter directional optical network using ribbon fiber 
159 11088812
 
Frequency multiplexed radio frequency identification 
160 11089146
 
Systems and methods for rehabilitative motion sensing 
161 11089286
 
Image sensor 
162 D927273
 
Rapid drain tool 
163 D927398
 
Marine vehicle with shroud 

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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 Defense (DOD) 63
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 50
Department of Energy (DOE) 29
National Science Foundation (NSF) 23
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 5
Department of Agriculture (USDA) 4
Department of Commerce (DOC) 2
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2
Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) 2
MITRE Corporation (MITRE) 2
Small Business Administration (SBA) 2
Classified Government Agency 1
National Security Agency (NSA) 1
United States Postal Service (USPS) 1
Government Rights Acknowledged 1

Patents By Funding Agency

FedInvent Patents are patents funded by US taxpayers. Taxpayer-funded patents have Government Interest Statements in the body of the patent or are patents where an agency of the US federal government has retained the title to the patent and is listed as an assignee. The presence of a government interest statement, as required by the Bayh-Dole Act, indicates the holder of a federal contract, grant, or cooperative research agreement has elected to retain the title of inventions conceived and reduced to practice during that contract.

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Department of Defense (DOD) Agencies

Patent Title
001 11084828
 
Use of the FL118 core chemical structure platform to generate FL118 derivatives for treatment of human disease 
002 11084869
 
Antibody-mediated neutralization of Marburg virus 
003 11085037
 
Generation of synthetic genomes 
004 11085044
 
miRNA for treatment of breast cancer 
005 11085084
 
Identification and use of circulating nucleic acids 
006 11085088
 
Method of treating prostate cancer 
007 11085911
 
Fluidic device for quantifying the dynamic permeability and hydraulic conductivity of living tissue layers 
008 11085934
 
Biomarkers for diagnosing post traumatic stress disorder 
009 11086816
 
Processors, methods, and systems for debugging a configurable spatial accelerator 
010 11087060
 
System, method, and computer program product for the integration of machine learning predictors in an automatic placement associated with an electronic design 
011 11087212
 
Multi-modal neural network for universal, online learning 
012 11087228
 
Generic probabilistic approximate computational inference model for streaming data processing 
013 11088509
 
Low resistance vertical cavity light source with PNPN blocking 

Department of the ARMY (DOA)

Patent Title
001 11083754
 
Methods for generation of podocytes from pluripotent stem cells and cells produced by the same 
002 11083780
 
Shear-thinning compositions as an intravascular embolic agent 
003 11084046
 
Aerosol concentrating apparatus for use with aerosol aging drum 
004 11084146
 
System for assembly and disassembly of a rocket motor 
005 11084879
 
Compositions and methods for treating pancreatitis and pain with death receptor agonists 
006 11085084
 
Identification and use of circulating nucleic acids 
007 11085088
 
Method of treating prostate cancer 
008 11085203
 
Signal based arrangement of pin tumbler pins 
009 11085321
 
Bleed air compensated continuous power assurance analysis system and method 
010 11085373
 
Gas turbine engine with mount for interchangeable inlets 
011 11085744
 
Bendable projectile 
012 11085867
 
Kit, apparatus, and method for detecting permeation of contaminants through protective materials 
013 11085879
 
Fog tester 
014 11085911
 
Fluidic device for quantifying the dynamic permeability and hydraulic conductivity of living tissue layers 
015 11085934
 
Biomarkers for diagnosing post traumatic stress disorder 
016 11086104
 
Compact objective lens for near-infrared imaging 
017 11086111
 
Telecentric reflective imager 
018 11086938
 
Interpreting human-robot instructions 
019 11087974
 
Preparation of compound semiconductor substrate for epitaxial growth via non-destructive epitaxial lift-off 
020 11088465
 
Substrate-loaded frequency-scaled ultra-wide spectrum element 
021 11088509
 
Low resistance vertical cavity light source with PNPN blocking 
022 11089286
 
Image sensor 

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

Patent Title
001 11084603
 
Brake key screw removal system and device 
002 11084750
 
Methods and apparatus for manufacturing and printing hollow spheres 
003 11084913
 
Anaerobic composite matrix resins 
004 11085119
 
Corrosion preventive compositions 
005 11085305
 
Lost core structural frame 
006 11085422
 
Coiled and twisted nanofiber yarns for electrochemically harvesting electrical energy from mechanical deformation 
007 11085470
 
Flow conditioning assembly 
008 11085748
 
Environmentally-friendly fireworks disposal unit and method 
009 11085830
 
High speed graphene oxide bolometers and methods for manufacturing the same 
010 11085857
 
Tailhook for testing and exercising an aircraft arresting cable 
011 11085902
 
Optical breakdown acoustic transducer 
012 11086966
 
Apparatus for solving Ising problems 
013 11087194
 
Bio-polymer multi-factor authentication and identification system and related methods 
014 11087487
 
Obscuration map generation 
015 11088530
 
Highly variable and adjustable current circuit breaker 
016 11088760
 
Counter directional optical network using ribbon fiber 
017 D927398
 
Marine vehicle with shroud 

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

Patent Title
001 11084150
 
Wear liner installation tool 
002 11084230
 
Bonded nutplate rapid cure system 
003 11084912
 
Radical polymer film with high electrical conductivity 
004 11084982
 
Optically transparent polymeric actuator and display apparatus employing same 
005 11085315
 
Turbine engine with a seal 
006 11085422
 
Coiled and twisted nanofiber yarns for electrochemically harvesting electrical energy from mechanical deformation 
007 11085471
 
Active control of vortices for skin friction reduction 
008 11085902
 
Optical breakdown acoustic transducer 
009 11085944
 
Optically levitated nanoparticle accelerometer 
010 11086218
 
Method and apparatus for fabrication of large area 3D photonic crystals with embedded waveguides 
011 11086997
 
Active attestation of embedded systems 
012 11087975
 
Method for fabrication of orientation-patterned templates on common substrates 
013 11088291
 
Ultra-low reflectance broadband omni-directional anti-reflection coating 
014 11088392
 
Nanostructured lithium-ion battery electrode composite materials via conformal graphene dispersion 
015 D927273
 
Rapid drain tool 

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Patent Title
001 11083375
 
Handheld device for identification of microbiological constituents in the middle ear 
002 11083560
 
Methods of treating airway stenosis 
003 11083690
 
Enteric elastomers 
004 11083699
 
Trans-4-hydroxycyclohexyl phenyl amide mitofusin activators and methods of use thereof 
005 11083702
 
Anaplerotic agents for treatment of disorders of propionate and long chain fat metabolism 
006 11083708
 
Pharmacological restoration of epithelial or endothelial barrier integrity by agents blocking EPAC/RAP1 signaling 
007 11083720
 
Indazole inhibitors of fructokinase (KHK) and methods of use in treating KHK-mediated disorders or diseases 
008 11083725
 
Coordinated metabolic reprogramming in response to productive viral infections 
009 11083732
 
Use of negative modulators of GABA receptors containing alpha5 subunits as fast acting antidepressants 
010 11083745
 
Antisense oligomers for treatment of autosomal dominant mental retardation-5 and Dravet Syndrome 
011 11083755
 
Factors and cells that provide for induction of bone, bone marrow, and cartilage 
012 11083777
 
Hemichannel extracellular-domain specific agents for treating ischemia-reperfusion injury 
013 11083780
 
Shear-thinning compositions as an intravascular embolic agent 
014 11083782
 
Phosphoserine containing compositions for immune tolerance induction 
015 11083783
 
XBP1, CD138, and CS1 peptides 
016 11083788
 
Nanoemulsion compositions for preventing, suppressing or eliminating allergic and inflammatory disease 
017 11083793
 
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) targeted photosensitizers 
018 11083801
 
Factor VIII mutation repair and tolerance induction 
019 11083892
 
Systems and methods for percutaneous nerve stimulation 
020 11083905
 
Methods and devices for ventricular therapy 
021 11084778
 
Methods of treating cardiac edema, neuromyelitis optica, and hyponatremia 
022 11084781
 
Diarylureas as CB1 allosteric modulators 
023 11084789
 
Mast-cell modulators and uses thereof 
024 11084795
 
CFTR regulators and methods of use thereof 
025 11084796
 
Heterocyclic derivatives for the treatment of RSV 
026 11084803
 
Activators of class I histone deacetylases (HDACs) and uses thereof 
027 11084811
 
Compounds for treatment of cancer 
028 11084828
 
Use of the FL118 core chemical structure platform to generate FL118 derivatives for treatment of human disease 
029 11084833
 
Antibacterial agents against D,D- and L,D-transpeptidases 
030 11084844
 
Modified nucleosides, analogs thereof and oligomeric compounds prepared therefrom 
031 11084849
 
Split inteins with exceptional splicing activity 
032 11084850
 
Recombinant prefusion RSV F proteins and uses thereof 
033 11084856
 
Interleukin-4 receptor-binding fusion proteins and uses thereof 
034 11084860
 
Modified Mullerian inhibiting substance (MIS) proteins and uses thereof for the treatment of diseases 
035 11084869
 
Antibody-mediated neutralization of Marburg virus 
036 11084879
 
Compositions and methods for treating pancreatitis and pain with death receptor agonists 
037 11085031
 
Thrombin-thrombomodulin fusion proteins as a powerful anticoagulant 
038 11085044
 
miRNA for treatment of breast cancer 
039 11085051
 
Controlling fungal pathogens by disabling their small RNA pathways using RNAi-based strategy 
040 11085067
 
Early developmental genomic assay for characterizing pluripotent stem cell utility and safety 
041 11085072
 
Methods of generating libraries of nucleic acid sequences for detection via fluorescent in situ sequencing 
042 11085081
 
Methods and materials for determining pain sensitivity and predicting and treating related disorders 
043 11085086
 
Gene mutations and copy number alterations of EGFR, KRAS and MET 
044 11085853
 
Methods, apparatuses and systems for collection of tissue sections 
045 11085929
 
Nanoshell-structured material as co-matrix for peptide characterization in mass spectrometry 
046 11085933
 
Neurofibromin/dopamine signaling as a biomarker for cognitive and behavioral problems in children with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1 ) 
047 11085935
 
Methods of treating based on site-specific tau phosphorylation 
048 11085988
 
Method for estimating systematic imperfections in medical imaging systems with deep learning 
049 11086113
 
Multi-focal structured illumination microscopy systems and methods 
050 11087464
 
System and method for motion-adjusted device guidance using vascular roadmaps 

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Patent Title
001 11083604
 
Preventing stent failure using adaptive shear responsive endovascular implant 
002 11084021
 
Acid-resistant catalyst supports and catalysts 
003 11084211
 
Additive manufacturing print-heads for exotic material applications 
004 11084223
 
Optimal toolpath generation system and method for additively manufactured composite materials 
005 11084373
 
Transmission mounted electrical charging system and dual driveline load coupling 
006 11084794
 
Controlled cyclization of peptoids to form chiral diketopiperazines 
007 11084943
 
Coating to cool a surface by passive radiative cooling 
008 11084944
 
Coating to cool a surface by passive radiative cooling 
009 11084978
 
Fluorescent compositions 
010 11085048
 
Lignification reduction in plants 
011 11085061
 
Compositions comprising a GH61 polypeptide having cellulolytic enhancing activity and a liquor and method of using thereof 
012 11085303
 
Pressurized damping fluid injection for damping turbine blade vibration 
013 11085667
 
Estimation of temperature states for an electric water heater from inferred resistance measurement 
014 11085700
 
Branching heat exchangers 
015 11085826
 
Fourier domain dynamic correction method for complex optical fringes in laser spectrometers 
016 11085861
 
Apparatus for real-time size-distributed measurement of aerosol mass concentration 
017 11085910
 
Ultra-compact system for characterization of physical, chemical and ignition properties of fuels 
018 11086028
 
Colorimetric radiation detector 
019 11086040
 
Time-reversed nonlinear acoustics for wellbore integrity characterization 
020 11086045
 
System and method of mapping topology 
021 11086226
 
Liquid tamped targets for extreme ultraviolet lithography 
022 11086809
 
Data transfer acceleration 
023 11087897
 
Decontamination of tritiated water 
024 11087913
 
Transformer system 
025 11088268
 
Methods and devices for fabricating and assembling printable semiconductor elements 
026 11088291
 
Ultra-low reflectance broadband omni-directional anti-reflection coating 
027 11088365
 
Core-shell structured nanoparticles for lithium-sulfur cells 
028 11088392
 
Nanostructured lithium-ion battery electrode composite materials via conformal graphene dispersion 
029 11088548
 
Verifying status of a termination end cap of a microinverter chain 

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Patent Title
001 11083780
 
Shear-thinning compositions as an intravascular embolic agent 
002 11083895
 
Systems and methods for augmenting and/or restoring brain and nervous system function and inducing new neural connections using self-learning artificial networks 
003 11084002
 
Universal scalable and cost-effective surface modifications 
004 11084023
 
Phosphate-promoted nickel catalyst for high temperature oligomerization 
005 11084100
 
Laser-assisted manufacturing system and associated method of use 
006 11084215
 
Systems and methods for fabricating three-dimensional conductive electrodes 
007 11084722
 
Method for splitting carbon dioxide into molecular oxygen and carbon 
008 11084734
 
Synthesis of lithium lanthanum zirconate from nanocrystalline lanthanum zirconate 
009 11084839
 
Symmetrical CCC-NHC pincer metal complexes and symmetrical bimetallic complexes: bio-activity, and applications to organic transformations and energy-related catalytic methods 
010 11084907
 
Nanocellulosic compositions 
011 11084912
 
Radical polymer film with high electrical conductivity 
012 11084982
 
Optically transparent polymeric actuator and display apparatus employing same 
013 11085044
 
miRNA for treatment of breast cancer 
014 11085051
 
Controlling fungal pathogens by disabling their small RNA pathways using RNAi-based strategy 
015 11085072
 
Methods of generating libraries of nucleic acid sequences for detection via fluorescent in situ sequencing 
016 11085906
 
Dry reagent colorimetric sensing of nanoparticles in aqueous media 
017 11086047
 
Narrow-band frequency filters and splitters, photonic sensors, and cavities having pre-selected cavity modes 
018 11086121
 
Display techniques incorporating fluidic actuators and related systems and methods 
019 11086937
 
Speech based structured querying 
020 11086938
 
Interpreting human-robot instructions 
021 11088291
 
Ultra-low reflectance broadband omni-directional anti-reflection coating 
022 11088396
 
Electrolyte formulations for electrochemical device 
023 11088734
 
Efficient channel estimation for implicit MU-MIMO 

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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
11083690  Enteric elastomers      
11083783  XBP1, CD138, and CS1 peptides      
11084860  Modified Mullerian inhibiting substance (MIS) proteins and uses thereof for the treatment of diseases      
Y02E Reduction of Greenhouse Gas [GHG] Emissions, Related to Energy Generation, Transmission or Distribution
11085061  Compositions comprising a GH61 polypeptide having cellulolytic enhancing activity and a liquor and method of using thereof      
11088268  Methods and devices for fabricating and assembling printable semiconductor elements      
11088291  Ultra-low reflectance broadband omni-directional anti-reflection coating      
11088548  Verifying status of a termination end cap of a microinverter chain      
Y02T Climate Change Mitigation Technologies Related to Transportation
11085305  Lost core structural frame      
11085471  Active control of vortices for skin friction reduction      
11085910  Ultra-compact system for characterization of physical, chemical and ignition properties of fuels      

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)50
National Institutes of Health (NIH)45
National Cancer Institute (NCI)10
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)8
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)8
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)7
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)6
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)6
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)4
National Institute on Aging (NIA)3
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)2
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)2
National Eye Institute (NEI)2
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)1
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)1
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)1
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)1
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)1
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)1
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)1
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)1
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)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 54
2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components 32
1700 Chemical and Materials Engineering 29
3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, Gaming and Medical Devices/Processes 17
2600 Communications 10
2100 Computer Architecture Software and Information Security 8
3600 Transportation, Electronic Commerce, Construction, Agriculture, Licensing and Review 8
2400 Computer Networks, Multiplex, Cable and Cryptography/Security 3
2900 Design 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 H01 Basic Electric Elements 10 272
CPC A61 Medical or Veterinary Science; Hygiene 26 245
CPC C12 Biochemistry; Beer; Spirits; Wine; Vinegar; Microbiology; Enzymology; Mutation or Genetic Engineering 12 169
CPC C07 Organic Chemistry 18 118
CPC G01 Measuring; Testing 22 77
CPC G06 Computing; Calculating; Counting 14 48
CPC B01 Physical or Chemical Processes or Apparatus in General 3 57
CPC C08 Organic Macromolecular Compounds; Their Preparation or Chemical Working-up; Compositions Based Thereon 3 54
CPC F05 Indexing Schemes Relating to Engines or Pumps in Various Subclasses of Classes F01-F04 0 37
CPC H04 Electric Communication Technique 5 28
CPC G02 Optics 6 24
CPC C09 Dyes; Paints; Polishes; Natural Resins; Adhesives; Compositions Not Otherwise Provided For; Applications of Materials Not Otherwise Provided for 4 24
CPC C10 Petroleum, Gas or Coke Industries; Technical Gases Containing Carbon Monoxide; Fuels; Lubricants; Peat 0 19
CPC B29 Working of Plastics; Working of Substances in a Plastic State in General 4 13
CPC F01 Machines or Engines in General; Engine Plants in General; Steam Engines 5 11
CPC C01 Inorganic Chemistry 2 14
CPC B64 Aircraft; Aviation; Cosmonautics 1 14
CPC B33 Additive Manufacturing Technology 0 13
CPC Y02 Technologies or Applications for Mitigation or Adaptation Against Climate Change 0 12
CPC B60 Vehicles in General 1 8
CPC G03 Photography; Cinematography; Analogous Techniques Using Waves Other Than Optical Waves; Electrography; Holography 2 6
CPC B22 Casting; Powder Metallurgy 1 7
CPC H02 Generation; Conversion or Distribution of Electric Power 2 5
CPC F15 Fluid-pressure Actuators; Hydraulics or Pneumatics in General 2 4
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 5
CPC F03 Machines or Engines for Liquids; Wind, Spring, or Weight Motors; Producing Mechanical Power or a Reactive Propulsive Thrust, Not Otherwise Provided for 1 5
CPC B25 Hand Tools; Portable Power-driven Tools; Manipulators 2 3
CPC A01 Agriculture; Forestry; Animal Husbandry; Hunting; Trapping; Fishing 2 2
CPC F42 Ammunition; Blasting 2 2
CPC F02 Combustion Engines; Hot-gas or Combustion-product Engine Plants 1 3
CPC C03 Glass; Mineral or Slag Wool 1 2
CPC G21 Nuclear Physics; Nuclear Engineering 1 2
CPC B04 Centrifugal Apparatus or Machines for Carrying-out Physical or Chemical Processes 1 1
CPC E05 Locks; Keys; Window or Door Fittings; Safes 1 1
CPC F24 Heating; Ranges; Ventilating 1 1
CPC F25 Refrigeration or Cooling; Combined Heating and Refrigeration Systems; Heat Pump Systems; Manufacture or Storage of Ice; Liquefaction Solidification of Gases 1 1
CPC F28 Heat Exchange in General 1 1
CPC B67 Opening, Closing Bottles, Jars or Similar Containers; Liquid Handling 1 0
USPC D08 Tools and hardware 1 0
USPC D12 Transportation 1 0
CPC G07 Checking-devices 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 160 496
Argentina 1 4
Canada 1 3
China PRC 1 2
South Korea 0 9
United Kingdom 0 3
Switzerland 0 2
Germany 0 2
Mexico 0 2
Netherlands 0 2
Ecuador 0 1
France 0 1
China Hong Kong 0 1
U.S. State First Named Inventors All Inventors
California 26 85
Massachusetts 20 59
Maryland 12 37
Ohio 10 32
Texas 7 24
New Mexico 7 18
New York 6 35
New Jersey 6 11
Michigan 5 15
Indiana 5 12
Virginia 5 12
Pennsylvania 5 11
North Carolina 4 14
Washington 4 14
Illinois 4 12
Missouri 4 11
Arizona 4 10
Alabama 4 7
Georgia 4 7
Connecticut 3 11
Tennessee 3 9
District of Columbia 2 7
Florida 2 5
Minnesota 1 8
Colorado 1 6
Mississippi 1 5
Louisiana 1 4
Maine 1 2
Oregon 1 2
South Carolina 1 2
Wisconsin 1 2
Rhode Island 0 3
New Hampshire 0 2
Arkansas 0 1
South Dakota 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 187193
Argentina 22
South Korea 22
Canada 11
Ireland 11
Switzerland 11
United Kingdom 11
Gabon 10
Germany 01
U.S. State Assignees Applicants
California 3136
District of Columbia 2413
Massachusetts 2020
New York 1212
Maryland 1114
Ohio 99
Texas 88
North Carolina 75
New Mexico 68
Virginia 57
Washington 57
Indiana 45
Connecticut 44
Illinois 44
Missouri 44
Pennsylvania 44
Arizona 36
New Jersey 36
Michigan 33
Tennessee 33
Alabama 22
Florida 22
Colorado 21
Mississippi 21
Georgia 11
Kentucky 11
Louisiana 11
Minnesota 11
New Hampshire 11
Rhode Island 11
South Carolina 11
West Virginia 11
Wisconsin 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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