FedInvent™ Patents

New Taxpayer Funded Patents for Tuesday, August 17, 2021 

This page was updated on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 08:55 PM GMT

FedInvent analyzed 148 taxpayer-funded patents this week.

On Tuesday, August 17, 2021, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted 148 taxpayer-funded patents; including 139 patents containing government interest statements and 26 patents where federal goverenment agencies were an assignee or applicant. These patents have 173 references to federal agencies and departments that provided funding to the inventors.

The Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) complex received 81 new patents funded by American taxpayers. Federally Funded Research and Development (FFRDC) entities are either assignees or funding entities on nine patents.

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The List of This Week's Patents

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Patent Title
001 11089767
 
Transgenic silkworms expressing spider silk 
002 11089772
 
Modular insect trap 
003 11089944
 
Medical devices including textured inflatable balloons 
004 11089985
 
Systems and methods for using mobile and wearable video capture and feedback plat-forms for therapy of mental disorders 
005 11090025
 
System and device for tumor characterization using nonlinear elastography imaging 
006 11090266
 
Nanoliposomal c-MYC-siRNA inhibits in vivo tumor growth of cisplatin-resistant ovarian cancer 
007 11090284
 
Ovarian cancer vaccines 
008 11090286
 
Methods of treating and preventing breast cancer with S-equol 
009 11090305
 
Methods and compositions to reduce oxidative stress 
010 11090310
 
Methods and compositions for treating hypertriglyceridemia 
011 11090311
 
Methods and compositions comprising ursolic acid and/or resveratrol for treating diabetes, or cancer 
012 11090313
 
Methods for inhibiting muscle atrophy 
013 11090333
 
Immune stimulatory function and anti-tumor activity of TGF-β primed myeloid derived suppressor cells (MDSC) 
014 11090354
 
Composition and method for treatment of metabolic disorders 
015 11090363
 
Vasoactive intestinal peptide release from microparticles 
016 11090367
 
Restoration of tumor suppression using mRNA-based delivery system 
017 11090370
 
Mitrecin A polypeptide with antimicrobial activity 
018 11090373
 
Antigen-specific T cells for inducing immune tolerance 
019 11090380
 
Methods and compositions to increase immune response to vaccines 
020 11090387
 
Hydrolytically degradable polysaccharide hydrogels 
021 11090389
 
Mitochondrially targeted PARP inhibitor, and uses thereof 
022 11090391
 
Protein nanocages with enhanced mucus penetration for targeted tissue and intracellular delivery 
023 11090413
 
Modified alginates for anti-fibrotic materials and applications 
024 11090433
 
System and method for body mass index relation to patient differing psychological stress effect on blood glucose dynamics in patients with insulin dependent diabetes 
025 11090579
 
Separating rare earth metal oxalates 
026 11090605
 
Liquid desiccant based dehumidification and cooling system 
027 11090611
 
Separation systems, elements, and methods for separation utilizing stacked membranes and spacers 
028 11090615
 
Smooth polymer membranes and electrospray printing methods of making thereof 
029 11090616
 
Filtration membranes and related compositions, methods and systems 
030 11090628
 
Catalytic membrane reactor, methods of making the same and methods of using the same for dehydrogenation reactions 
031 11090647
 
Double bottom test tube kit and method therefore 
032 11090651
 
Fluidic patterning of hydrogel partitions 
033 11090652
 
Self-contained nucleic acid processing 
034 11090660
 
Hyper efficient separations device 
035 11090702
 
Compositions and methods for delivery of active agents 
036 11090717
 
Method and apparatus for heat treating feedstock powder 
037 11090726
 
Apparatus and method for three-dimensional metal printing 
038 11091265
 
Auto rotating canister 
039 11091280
 
Modelling and analyzing inter-satellite relative motion 
040 11091369
 
Compositions comprising a plurality of discrete nanostructures and related articles and methods 
041 11091414
 
Complexes of 1-methylcyclopropene with metal coordination polymer networks 
042 11091423
 
Reagents and methods for esterification 
043 11091443
 
Flexible piezoelectric and ferroelectric haloimidazole crystals 
044 11091468
 
Carbohydrate-binding small molecules with antiviral activity 
045 11091472
 
PI-kinase inhibitors with anti-infective activity 
046 11091487
 
Meropenem derivatives and uses thereof 
047 11091505
 
Solid forms and combination compositions comprising a beta-lactamase inhibitor and uses thereof 
048 11091509
 
HPPK inhibitors useful as antibacterial agents 
049 11091521
 
Immunogenic compositions comprising Mycobacterium tuberculosis polypeptides and fusions thereof 
050 11091523
 
Engineered TGF-β monomers and their use for inhibiting TGF-β signaling 
051 11091529
 
Peptides having reduced toxicity that stimulate cholesterol efflux 
052 11091533
 
Protease-activated receptor-2 modulators 
053 11091563
 
Methods, compositions and kits for treating a subject using a recombinant heteromultimeric neutralizing binding protein 
054 11091597
 
Packaging material and methods of using the same 
055 11091639
 
Engineered skin equivalent, method of manufacture thereof and products derived therefrom 
056 11091738
 
Generating vasculogenic cell populations 
057 11091745
 
Mutant polymerases and uses thereof 
058 11091749
 
Deimmunized lysostaphin and methods of use 
059 11091762
 
Synthetic bacteriophages and bacteriophage compositions 
060 11091768
 
Fruit-specific promoters 
061 11091769
 
Development and use of modified plants and seeds that are resistant to herbicides and environmental stress 
062 11091774
 
Non-silencing selectable marker genes and methods of use 
063 11091777
 
Synthetic combinatorial AAV capsid library for targeted gene therapy 
064 11091779
 
Methods and compositions useful in generating non canonical CD8+ T cell responses 
065 11091780
 
Methods for autocatalytic genome editing and neutralizing autocatalytic genome editing and compositions thereof 
066 11091781
 
Carbon fixation systems and methods 
067 11091782
 
Engineered zymomonas for the production of 2,3-butanediol 
068 11091783
 
Use of galacturonate and or galacturonate polymers in conjunction with carbohydrates to control metabolic state of organisms 
069 11091785
 
Compositions for saccharification of cellulosic material 
070 11091789
 
Sensors and methods for capture, killing, and release of bacteria 
071 11091792
 
Rapid extraction of nucleic acids from clinical samples for downstream applications 
072 11091798
 
CRISPR enzymes and systems 
073 11091810
 
Focal gene expression profiling of stained FFPE tissues with spatial correlation to morphology 
074 11091813
 
Multitag sequencing ecogenomics analysis 
075 11091844
 
Method to make flexible, free-standing graphene paper and product formed thereby 
076 11092025
 
Gas turbine engine with dove-tailed TOBI vane 
077 11092069
 
Rankine cycle waste heat recovery system and method with improved EGR temperature control 
078 11092224
 
Method of developing spline profile 
079 11092384
 
Thermal stress relief for heat sinks 
080 11092424
 
Microresonator-frequency-comb-based platform for clinical high-resolution optical coherence tomography 
081 11092425
 
Telecentric and broadband achromatic objective lens systems 
082 11092486
 
Compact folded metasurface spectrometer 
083 11092523
 
Gas phase sample preparation for cryo-electron microscopy 
084 11092545
 
Laser diode turret radiation source for optical spectrometry 
085 11092549
 
Fluorescent probes for drug permeability in gram negative bacteria 
086 11092562
 
Conductive textiles and uses thereof in functional devices 
087 11092564
 
Displacement current phase tomography for imaging of lossy medium 
088 11092565
 
Electrochemical methods and compounds for the detection of enzymes 
089 11092573
 
Apparatus, systems, and methods for determining nonlinear properties of a material to detect early fatigue or damage 
090 11092585
 
Electrochemical method for detection and quantification of organic compounds in water 
091 11092591
 
Host and intestinal microbiota derived metabolomic blood plasma signature for prior radiation injury 
092 11092605
 
Polymer-based lipid nanodiscs and macrodiscs 
093 11092606
 
Super resolution imaging of protein-protein interactions 
094 11092607
 
Multiplex analysis of single cell constituents 
095 11092608
 
Methods of identifying modulators of CASTOR1-GATOR2 interaction and use of same to modulate mTORC1 
096 11092648
 
Systems and/or methods for anomaly detection and characterization in integrated circuits 
097 11092704
 
Methods for manufacturing lithium foil neutron detectors 
098 11092716
 
Method of determining snowpack parameters using global navigation satellite system receivers 
099 11092717
 
Meta-lenses for sub-wavelength resolution imaging 
100 11092722
 
Functionalized graphene and CNT sheet optical absorbers and method of manufacture 
101 11092795
 
Systems and methods for coded-aperture-based correction of aberration obtained from Fourier ptychography 
102 11092796
 
Long range infrared imager systems and methods 
103 11092871
 
Linearized Mach Zehnder interferometer (MZI) modulator 
104 11092873
 
Reconfigurable electro-optic frequency shifters 
105 11092979
 
Introduction of olfactory cues into a virtual reality system 
106 11093086
 
Method and apparatus for data entry input 
107 11093372
 
Systems and methods for automatically parallelizing sequential code 
108 11093416
 
Memory system supporting programmable selective access to subsets of parallel-arranged memory chips for efficient memory accesses 
109 11093674
 
Generating clock signals for a cycle accurate, cycle reproducible FPGA based hardware accelerator 
110 11093756
 
Multi-query object matching based on inverse model frequency 
111 11093794
 
Noise-driven coupled dynamic pattern recognition device for low power applications 
112 11093798
 
Agile video query using ensembles of deep neural networks 
113 11093803
 
Screening technique for prohibited objects at security checkpoints 
114 11093809
 
Machine-readable tape 
115 11093865
 
Methods of chemical computation 
116 11093949
 
Item status tracking 
117 11094043
 
Generation of high dynamic range visual media 
118 11094064
 
Three dimensional corneal imaging with gabor-domain optical coherence microscopy 
119 11094221
 
Visual guidance system and method for posing a physical object in three dimensional space 
120 11094223
 
Simulation features combining mixed reality and modular tracking 
121 11094425
 
Thermionic power cell 
122 11094438
 
Feedback control for no-insulation high-temperature superconducting magnet 
123 11094463
 
Method for manufacturing spherical ceramic-glass nanocomposite dielectrics for multilayer ceramic capacitor applications 
124 11094473
 
All-day solar cell system integrating high capacity photochromic storage and discharge 
125 11094495
 
Alkali semi-metal films and method and apparatus for fabricating them 
126 11094518
 
Devices and methods for deep UV laser ablation 
127 11094736
 
Device and method for reducing cracking of material due to thermal mismatch 
128 11094881
 
Chemical vapor deposition of perovskite thin films 
129 11094884
 
Rapid metal oxide layer-specific photonic treatment using UV LED for fabrication of flexible perovskite structures 
130 11094902
 
High efficiency small molecule tandem photovoltaic devices 
131 11094925
 
Electrodes with silicon oxide active materials for lithium ion cells achieving high capacity, high energy density and long cycle life performance 
132 11094933
 
Polysiloxane binders 
133 11094945
 
Thermal battery electrolyte materials 
134 11094963
 
Alkali ion conducting plastic crystals 
135 11094966
 
High efficiency electrolytes for high voltage battery systems 
136 11094973
 
Embedded sensors for in-situ cell monitoring of batteries 
137 11095023
 
Laser-induced graphene/graphite antenna 
138 11095031
 
Lossy antenna arrays with frequency-independent beamwidth 
139 11095055
 
Terminal block and terminal block assembly for medium to high voltage applications 
140 11095085
 
System and method for laser system having non-planar thin disc gain media 
141 11095094
 
Compact wavelength-swept single longitudinal mode laser for optical frequency domain reflectometry 
142 11095096
 
Method for a GaN vertical microcavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) 
143 11095234
 
Triboelectric nanogenerators 
144 11095280
 
Efficient IGBT switching 
145 11095313
 
Employing single error correction and triple error detection to optimize bandwidth and resilience under multiple bit failures 
146 D928068
 
Marine vehicle with continuous front lens 
147 D928069
 
Marine vehicle with top lens 
148 D928070
 
Marine vehicle with shroud and top 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) 58
Department of Defense (DOD) 47
National Science Foundation (NSF) 26
Department of Energy (DOE) 21
Department of Agriculture (USDA) 4
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 4
Small Business Administration (SBA) 3
Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) 2
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2
Department of Commerce (DOC) 1
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 1
Department of Transportation (USDOT) 1
MITRE Corporation (MITRE) 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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Patent Title
001 11089985
 
Systems and methods for using mobile and wearable video capture and feedback plat-forms for therapy of mental disorders 
002 11090025
 
System and device for tumor characterization using nonlinear elastography imaging 
003 11090266
 
Nanoliposomal c-MYC-siRNA inhibits in vivo tumor growth of cisplatin-resistant ovarian cancer 
004 11090284
 
Ovarian cancer vaccines 
005 11090286
 
Methods of treating and preventing breast cancer with S-equol 
006 11090305
 
Methods and compositions to reduce oxidative stress 
007 11090310
 
Methods and compositions for treating hypertriglyceridemia 
008 11090311
 
Methods and compositions comprising ursolic acid and/or resveratrol for treating diabetes, or cancer 
009 11090313
 
Methods for inhibiting muscle atrophy 
010 11090333
 
Immune stimulatory function and anti-tumor activity of TGF-β primed myeloid derived suppressor cells (MDSC) 
011 11090363
 
Vasoactive intestinal peptide release from microparticles 
012 11090367
 
Restoration of tumor suppression using mRNA-based delivery system 
013 11090373
 
Antigen-specific T cells for inducing immune tolerance 
014 11090380
 
Methods and compositions to increase immune response to vaccines 
015 11090387
 
Hydrolytically degradable polysaccharide hydrogels 
016 11090389
 
Mitochondrially targeted PARP inhibitor, and uses thereof 
017 11090391
 
Protein nanocages with enhanced mucus penetration for targeted tissue and intracellular delivery 
018 11090413
 
Modified alginates for anti-fibrotic materials and applications 
019 11090433
 
System and method for body mass index relation to patient differing psychological stress effect on blood glucose dynamics in patients with insulin dependent diabetes 
020 11090651
 
Fluidic patterning of hydrogel partitions 
021 11090660
 
Hyper efficient separations device 
022 11091423
 
Reagents and methods for esterification 
023 11091472
 
PI-kinase inhibitors with anti-infective activity 
024 11091487
 
Meropenem derivatives and uses thereof 
025 11091505
 
Solid forms and combination compositions comprising a beta-lactamase inhibitor and uses thereof 
026 11091509
 
HPPK inhibitors useful as antibacterial agents 
027 11091521
 
Immunogenic compositions comprising Mycobacterium tuberculosis polypeptides and fusions thereof 
028 11091523
 
Engineered TGF-β monomers and their use for inhibiting TGF-β signaling 
029 11091529
 
Peptides having reduced toxicity that stimulate cholesterol efflux 
030 11091533
 
Protease-activated receptor-2 modulators 
031 11091563
 
Methods, compositions and kits for treating a subject using a recombinant heteromultimeric neutralizing binding protein 
032 11091639
 
Engineered skin equivalent, method of manufacture thereof and products derived therefrom 
033 11091738
 
Generating vasculogenic cell populations 
034 11091745
 
Mutant polymerases and uses thereof 
035 11091749
 
Deimmunized lysostaphin and methods of use 
036 11091762
 
Synthetic bacteriophages and bacteriophage compositions 
037 11091774
 
Non-silencing selectable marker genes and methods of use 
038 11091777
 
Synthetic combinatorial AAV capsid library for targeted gene therapy 
039 11091779
 
Methods and compositions useful in generating non canonical CD8+ T cell responses 
040 11091780
 
Methods for autocatalytic genome editing and neutralizing autocatalytic genome editing and compositions thereof 
041 11091792
 
Rapid extraction of nucleic acids from clinical samples for downstream applications 
042 11091798
 
CRISPR enzymes and systems 
043 11091810
 
Focal gene expression profiling of stained FFPE tissues with spatial correlation to morphology 
044 11091813
 
Multitag sequencing ecogenomics analysis 
045 11092424
 
Microresonator-frequency-comb-based platform for clinical high-resolution optical coherence tomography 
046 11092523
 
Gas phase sample preparation for cryo-electron microscopy 
047 11092549
 
Fluorescent probes for drug permeability in gram negative bacteria 
048 11092565
 
Electrochemical methods and compounds for the detection of enzymes 
049 11092591
 
Host and intestinal microbiota derived metabolomic blood plasma signature for prior radiation injury 
050 11092605
 
Polymer-based lipid nanodiscs and macrodiscs 
051 11092606
 
Super resolution imaging of protein-protein interactions 
052 11092607
 
Multiplex analysis of single cell constituents 
053 11092608
 
Methods of identifying modulators of CASTOR1-GATOR2 interaction and use of same to modulate mTORC1 
054 11092795
 
Systems and methods for coded-aperture-based correction of aberration obtained from Fourier ptychography 
055 11092979
 
Introduction of olfactory cues into a virtual reality system 
056 11094064
 
Three dimensional corneal imaging with gabor-domain optical coherence microscopy 
057 11094221
 
Visual guidance system and method for posing a physical object in three dimensional space 
058 11094518
 
Devices and methods for deep UV laser ablation 

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Department of Defense (DOD) Agencies

Patent Title
001 11090413
 
Modified alginates for anti-fibrotic materials and applications 
002 11090611
 
Separation systems, elements, and methods for separation utilizing stacked membranes and spacers 
003 11090652
 
Self-contained nucleic acid processing 
004 11092562
 
Conductive textiles and uses thereof in functional devices 
005 11092606
 
Super resolution imaging of protein-protein interactions 
006 11092608
 
Methods of identifying modulators of CASTOR1-GATOR2 interaction and use of same to modulate mTORC1 
007 11092873
 
Reconfigurable electro-optic frequency shifters 
008 11093416
 
Memory system supporting programmable selective access to subsets of parallel-arranged memory chips for efficient memory accesses 
009 11095055
 
Terminal block and terminal block assembly for medium to high voltage applications 
010 11095313
 
Employing single error correction and triple error detection to optimize bandwidth and resilience under multiple bit failures 

Department of the ARMY (DOA)

Patent Title
001 11090413
 
Modified alginates for anti-fibrotic materials and applications 
002 11090611
 
Separation systems, elements, and methods for separation utilizing stacked membranes and spacers 
003 11090652
 
Self-contained nucleic acid processing 
004 11091762
 
Synthetic bacteriophages and bacteriophage compositions 
005 11091783
 
Use of galacturonate and or galacturonate polymers in conjunction with carbohydrates to control metabolic state of organisms 
006 11092562
 
Conductive textiles and uses thereof in functional devices 
007 11092573
 
Apparatus, systems, and methods for determining nonlinear properties of a material to detect early fatigue or damage 
008 11092585
 
Electrochemical method for detection and quantification of organic compounds in water 
009 11092608
 
Methods of identifying modulators of CASTOR1-GATOR2 interaction and use of same to modulate mTORC1 
010 11092796
 
Long range infrared imager systems and methods 
011 11093809
 
Machine-readable tape 
012 11093865
 
Methods of chemical computation 
013 11094223
 
Simulation features combining mixed reality and modular tracking 
014 11094463
 
Method for manufacturing spherical ceramic-glass nanocomposite dielectrics for multilayer ceramic capacitor applications 
015 11094736
 
Device and method for reducing cracking of material due to thermal mismatch 
016 11094881
 
Chemical vapor deposition of perovskite thin films 
017 11094945
 
Thermal battery electrolyte materials 
018 11094963
 
Alkali ion conducting plastic crystals 

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

Patent Title
001 11089772
 
Modular insect trap 
002 11090717
 
Method and apparatus for heat treating feedstock powder 
003 11091781
 
Carbon fixation systems and methods 
004 11092424
 
Microresonator-frequency-comb-based platform for clinical high-resolution optical coherence tomography 
005 11092545
 
Laser diode turret radiation source for optical spectrometry 
006 11092606
 
Super resolution imaging of protein-protein interactions 
007 11092873
 
Reconfigurable electro-optic frequency shifters 
008 11093756
 
Multi-query object matching based on inverse model frequency 
009 11093794
 
Noise-driven coupled dynamic pattern recognition device for low power applications 
010 11094043
 
Generation of high dynamic range visual media 
011 11095055
 
Terminal block and terminal block assembly for medium to high voltage applications 
012 D928068
 
Marine vehicle with continuous front lens 
013 D928069
 
Marine vehicle with top lens 
014 D928070
 
Marine vehicle with shroud and top lens 

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

Patent Title
001 11091265
 
Auto rotating canister 
002 11091468
 
Carbohydrate-binding small molecules with antiviral activity 
003 11091781
 
Carbon fixation systems and methods 
004 11092025
 
Gas turbine engine with dove-tailed TOBI vane 
005 11092224
 
Method of developing spline profile 
006 11092384
 
Thermal stress relief for heat sinks 
007 11092424
 
Microresonator-frequency-comb-based platform for clinical high-resolution optical coherence tomography 
008 11092648
 
Systems and/or methods for anomaly detection and characterization in integrated circuits 
009 11092717
 
Meta-lenses for sub-wavelength resolution imaging 
010 11092871
 
Linearized Mach Zehnder interferometer (MZI) modulator 
011 11093372
 
Systems and methods for automatically parallelizing sequential code 
012 11094973
 
Embedded sensors for in-situ cell monitoring of batteries 
013 11095031
 
Lossy antenna arrays with frequency-independent beamwidth 

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Take Me To The Details
Patent Title
001 11089767
 
Transgenic silkworms expressing spider silk 
002 11089944
 
Medical devices including textured inflatable balloons 
003 11090354
 
Composition and method for treatment of metabolic disorders 
004 11090387
 
Hydrolytically degradable polysaccharide hydrogels 
005 11090616
 
Filtration membranes and related compositions, methods and systems 
006 11090628
 
Catalytic membrane reactor, methods of making the same and methods of using the same for dehydrogenation reactions 
007 11090702
 
Compositions and methods for delivery of active agents 
008 11091369
 
Compositions comprising a plurality of discrete nanostructures and related articles and methods 
009 11091443
 
Flexible piezoelectric and ferroelectric haloimidazole crystals 
010 11091597
 
Packaging material and methods of using the same 
011 11091745
 
Mutant polymerases and uses thereof 
012 11091769
 
Development and use of modified plants and seeds that are resistant to herbicides and environmental stress 
013 11091789
 
Sensors and methods for capture, killing, and release of bacteria 
014 11092424
 
Microresonator-frequency-comb-based platform for clinical high-resolution optical coherence tomography 
015 11092425
 
Telecentric and broadband achromatic objective lens systems 
016 11092606
 
Super resolution imaging of protein-protein interactions 
017 11093086
 
Method and apparatus for data entry input 
018 11094043
 
Generation of high dynamic range visual media 
019 11094064
 
Three dimensional corneal imaging with gabor-domain optical coherence microscopy 
020 11094473
 
All-day solar cell system integrating high capacity photochromic storage and discharge 
021 11094495
 
Alkali semi-metal films and method and apparatus for fabricating them 
022 11094881
 
Chemical vapor deposition of perovskite thin films 
023 11094884
 
Rapid metal oxide layer-specific photonic treatment using UV LED for fabrication of flexible perovskite structures 
024 11094933
 
Polysiloxane binders 
025 11095096
 
Method for a GaN vertical microcavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) 
026 11095234
 
Triboelectric nanogenerators 

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Take Me To The Details
Patent Title
001 11089767
 
Transgenic silkworms expressing spider silk 
002 11090579
 
Separating rare earth metal oxalates 
003 11090605
 
Liquid desiccant based dehumidification and cooling system 
004 11090628
 
Catalytic membrane reactor, methods of making the same and methods of using the same for dehydrogenation reactions 
005 11090726
 
Apparatus and method for three-dimensional metal printing 
006 11091443
 
Flexible piezoelectric and ferroelectric haloimidazole crystals 
007 11091529
 
Peptides having reduced toxicity that stimulate cholesterol efflux 
008 11091782
 
Engineered zymomonas for the production of 2,3-butanediol 
009 11091785
 
Compositions for saccharification of cellulosic material 
010 11092069
 
Rankine cycle waste heat recovery system and method with improved EGR temperature control 
011 11092486
 
Compact folded metasurface spectrometer 
012 11093674
 
Generating clock signals for a cycle accurate, cycle reproducible FPGA based hardware accelerator 
013 11094438
 
Feedback control for no-insulation high-temperature superconducting magnet 
014 11094495
 
Alkali semi-metal films and method and apparatus for fabricating them 
015 11094881
 
Chemical vapor deposition of perovskite thin films 
016 11094902
 
High efficiency small molecule tandem photovoltaic devices 
017 11094925
 
Electrodes with silicon oxide active materials for lithium ion cells achieving high capacity, high energy density and long cycle life performance 
018 11094966
 
High efficiency electrolytes for high voltage battery systems 
019 11095023
 
Laser-induced graphene/graphite antenna 
020 11095085
 
System and method for laser system having non-planar thin disc gain media 
021 11095280
 
Efficient IGBT switching 

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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
11090370  Mitrecin A polypeptide with antimicrobial activity      
11091521  Immunogenic compositions comprising Mycobacterium tuberculosis polypeptides and fusions thereof      
11091779  Methods and compositions useful in generating non canonical CD8+ T cell responses      
11092562  Conductive textiles and uses thereof in functional devices      
Y02E Reduction of Greenhouse Gas [GHG] Emissions, Related to Energy Generation, Transmission or Distribution
11091781  Carbon fixation systems and methods      
11094902  High efficiency small molecule tandem photovoltaic devices      
Y02P Climate Change Mitigation Technologies in the Production or Processing of Goods
11091785  Compositions for saccharification of cellulosic material      
Y02T Climate Change Mitigation Technologies Related to Transportation
11092025  Gas turbine engine with dove-tailed TOBI vane      
11092069  Rankine cycle waste heat recovery system and method with improved EGR temperature control      

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.

You can explore the Y classifications used for climate change inventions here.

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) 58
National Institutes of Health (NIH) 55
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) 17
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) 12
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) 12
National Cancer Institute (NCI) 11
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) 4
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) 4
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) 4
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) 3
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) 3
National Eye Institute (NEI) 3
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) 2
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) 2
National Institute on Aging (NIA) 2
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) 1
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) 1
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) 1
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) 1
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) 1
Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) 1
Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) 1
Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) 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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We're working on our data analytics and will be reporting taxpayer-funded patents and patent applications shortly. In the meantime, FedInvent will post interesting information about the HERD Innovation Ecosphere here.

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

Count By Tech Center

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

Tech Center Count
1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry 53
1700 Chemical and Materials Engineering 32
2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components 31
2600 Communications 8
2100 Computer Architecture Software and Information Security 7
3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, Gaming and Medical Devices/Processes 7
3600 Transportation, Electronic Commerce, Construction, Agriculture, Licensing and Review 5
2900 Design 3
2400 Computer Networks, Multiplex, Cable and Cryptography/Security 2

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

Patents By Scientific Domain.

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

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

Class Class Definition First
(Original)
Inventive
(CrossRef)
CPC A61 Medical or Veterinary Science; Hygiene 22 274
CPC C12 Biochemistry; Beer; Spirits; Wine; Vinegar; Microbiology; Enzymology; Mutation or Genetic Engineering 19 153
CPC H01 Basic Electric Elements 21 140
CPC G01 Measuring; Testing 19 89
CPC B01 Physical or Chemical Processes or Apparatus in General 9 87
CPC C07 Organic Chemistry 13 68
CPC G06 Computing; Calculating; Counting 13 49
CPC C08 Organic Macromolecular Compounds; Their Preparation or Chemical Working-up; Compositions Based Thereon 2 48
CPC A01 Agriculture; Forestry; Animal Husbandry; Hunting; Trapping; Fishing 2 35
CPC G02 Optics 6 26
CPC C01 Inorganic Chemistry 1 28
CPC D06 Furnishings 0 20
CPC B22 Casting; Powder Metallurgy 2 16
CPC B64 Aircraft; Aviation; Cosmonautics 2 9
CPC F28 Heat Exchange in General 1 9
CPC Y02 Technologies or Applications for Mitigation or Adaptation Against Climate Change 0 9
CPC H03 Basic Electronic Circuitry 2 4
CPC F01 Machines or Engines in General; Engine Plants in General; Steam Engines 1 5
CPC F02 Combustion Engines; Hot-gas or Combustion-product Engine Plants 1 5
CPC G09 Education; Cryptography; Display; Advertising; Seals 2 3
CPC C25 Electrolytic or Electrophoretic Processes; Apparatus Therefor 1 4
CPC B09 Disposal of Solid Waste; Reclamation of Contaminated Soil 1 3
CPC F16 Engineering Elements and Units; General Measures for Producing and Maintaining Effective Functioning of Machines or Installations; Thermal Insulation in General 1 3
USPC D12 Transportation 3 0
CPC B03 Separation of Solid Materials Using Liquids or Using Pneumatic Tables or Jigs; Magnetic or Electrostatic Separation of Solid Materials From Solid Materials or Fluids; Separation by High-voltage Electric Fields 1 2
CPC H02 Generation; Conversion or Distribution of Electric Power 1 2
CPC G05 Controlling; Regulating 1 1
CPC G21 Nuclear Physics; Nuclear Engineering 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 146 485
Japan 1 2
China PRC 1 1
South Korea 0 2
Netherlands 0 2
Bosnia and Herzegov 0 1
Canada 0 1
United Kingdom 0 1
India 0 1
Sweden 0 1
Turkey 0 1
U.S. State First Named Inventors All Inventors
California 25 76
Massachusetts 23 82
New York 9 28
Washington 7 29
Virginia 7 16
Maryland 6 22
Florida 5 20
Texas 5 19
Pennsylvania 5 16
Arizona 4 9
Connecticut 4 7
Wisconsin 4 7
Ohio 3 14
Illinois 3 12
Colorado 3 9
Missouri 3 9
Utah 3 9
Michigan 3 8
Alabama 3 6
New Hampshire 3 5
Oregon 2 7
Iowa 2 4
Indiana 2 4
Rhode Island 1 13
Georgia 1 7
Tennessee 1 6
Kansas 1 5
Kentucky 1 4
Montana 1 4
New Jersey 1 4
South Carolina 1 4
West Virginia 1 4
Louisiana 1 3
North Carolina 1 2
Puerto Rico 1 2
Oklahoma 0 3
New Mexico 0 2
Vermont 0 2
Delaware 0 1
Minnesota 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 159 186
United Kingdom 2 1
Canada 1 1
Saudi Arabia 1 1
South Korea 1 1
Japan 0 2
U.S. State Assignees Applicants
Massachusetts 26 28
California 24 28
District of Columbia 13 7
New York 10 11
Maryland 6 6
Pennsylvania 6 6
Virginia 6 6
Texas 5 7
Florida 5 6
Ohio 5 6
Illinois 5 5
Washington 4 7
Wisconsin 4 4
Utah 3 7
Missouri 3 6
Connecticut 3 4
Alabama 3 3
Colorado 3 3
New Hampshire 3 3
Arizona 2 6
Indiana 2 3
Iowa 2 2
Michigan 2 2
North Carolina 2 1
Rhode Island 2 1
Montana 1 4
West Virginia 1 3
Georgia 1 1
Kansas 1 1
Kentucky 1 1
Louisiana 1 1
Oklahoma 1 1
Oregon 1 1
South Carolina 1 1
Tennessee 1 1
Puerto Rico 0 2
Delaware 0 1

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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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