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New Taxpayer Funded Patents for Tuesday, August 24, 2021 

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FedInvent analyzed 141 taxpayer-funded patents this week.

On Tuesday, August 24, 2021, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted 141 taxpayer-funded patents; including 132 patents containing government interest statements and 33 patents where federal goverenment agencies were an assignee or applicant. Together, 141 patents granted this week are the result of US government-funded research & development.

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The List of This Week's Patents

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Patent Title
001 11096382
 
Methods and compositions for determining bovine ovulation rate 
002 11096387
 
Cryopreservative compositions and methods 
003 11096576
 
Tunable-lens-based refractive examination 
004 11096583
 
Methods, systems, and computer readable media for utilizing functional connectivity brain imaging for diagnosis of a neurobehavioral disorder 
005 11096603
 
Systems and methods using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to evaluate pain and degenerative properties of tissue 
006 11096604
 
Determining a presence of an object 
007 11096619
 
Neural analysis and treatment system 
008 11096636
 
Method and apparatus to obtain limited angle tomographic images from stationary gamma cameras 
009 11096654
 
Non-invasive assessment of anatomic vessels 
010 11096660
 
Ultrasound devices methods and systems 
011 11096772
 
Biomedical patches with aligned fibers 
012 11096774
 
Systems, devices, and methods for the accurate deployment of an implant in the prostatic urethra 
013 11096854
 
Human machine interfaces for lower extremity orthotics 
014 11096893
 
Glucose sensitive compositions for drug delivery 
015 11096899
 
Bacterial membrane nanoparticles as an immunotherapy system for cancer treatment 
016 11096900
 
Mesoporous silica nanoparticles with lipid bilayer coating for cargo delivery 
017 11096923
 
Pharmaceutical composition containing polymyxin B/trimethoprim based therapeutics 
018 11096927
 
Anti-flavivirus compounds and methods of use 
019 11096934
 
Compounds and methods useful for treating or preventing hematological cancers 
020 11096953
 
Compositions comprising decitabine and tetrahydrouridine and uses thereof 
021 11096956
 
Antisense oligomers and uses thereof 
022 11096965
 
Compositions and methods related to polycytotoxic T cells 
023 11096972
 
Seneca Valley Virus (SVV) cellular receptor targeted oncotherapy 
024 11096989
 
Synergistic tumor treatment with an extended pharmacokinetic IL-2 and integrin-binding-Fc fusion protein 
025 11096997
 
Scaffolds for cell transplantation 
026 11097002
 
Nanoparticle vaccines with novel structural components 
027 11097005
 
Use of cadherin-11 antagonists to treat metabolic disorders and/or increase insulin sensitivity 
028 11097014
 
Methods for treating subjects suffering from acute myeloid leukemia with FLT3 ligand-targeted miR-150 nanoparticles 
029 11097017
 
Gadolinium-based contrast agents for sensitive detection of Zn2+with MRI 
030 11097018
 
Organomedicinals for imaging and treatment of neurodegenerative disorders 
031 11097019
 
Helical polycarbodiimide polymers and associated imaging, diagnostic, and therapeutic methods 
032 11097090
 
Mechanical assist device 
033 11097120
 
Method and device for atrial cardioversion therapy 
034 11097122
 
Magnetic stimulation of the spinal cord to restore control of bladder and/or bowel 
035 11097227
 
Durable graphene oxide membranes 
036 11097261
 
Single threaded composite fibers and yarns for the degradation of and protection against toxic chemicals and biological agents 
037 11097415
 
Generation of robotic user interface responsive to connection of peripherals to robot 
038 11097440
 
Cutting mechanism for carbon nanotube yarns, tapes, sheets and polymer composites thereof 
039 11097464
 
Systems, devices, and methods for inkjet-based three-dimensional printing 
040 11097473
 
Polymer exhaust for eliminating extruder transients 
041 11097484
 
System and method for hybrid additive and subtractive manufacturing with part movement 
042 11097499
 
Polyaniline/carbon nanotube sheet nanocomposites 
043 11097995
 
Fuel production from alcohols 
044 11098008
 
Biphenyl amides with modified ether groups as Hsp90 inhibitors and Hsp70 inducers 
045 11098017
 
Compounds for treating disorders associated with abnormal steroidogenesis 
046 11098021
 
Phenylsulfonamido-benzofuran derivatives and uses thereof in the treatment of proliferative diseases 
047 11098033
 
Ku inhibitors and their use 
048 11098043
 
Certain imidazopyridines as cyclic AMP response element binding (CREB) binding protein (CBP) inhibitors and uses thereof 
049 11098052
 
4-azapodophylotoxins compounds 
050 11098053
 
Enhanced osteogenic activity of daidzein analogs on human mesenchymal stem cells 
051 11098054
 
Englerin derivatives for treatment of cancer 
052 11098072
 
Alkenyl and beta-substituted phosphonates as antimicrobial agents 
053 11098082
 
Antigenic peptides and uses thereof for diagnosing and treating autism 
054 11098084
 
Virus-like particles and methods of use 
055 11098088
 
Lactobacillus acidophilus surface layer protein A (SLPA) as a therapeutic agent for the treatment of inflammatory diseases 
056 11098092
 
Compositions and methods for brown fat induction and activity using FNDC5 
057 11098100
 
Therapeutic compounds and methods 
058 11098101
 
Therapeutic compounds and methods 
059 11098150
 
Block copolymer and micelle compositions and methods of use thereof 
060 11098257
 
Bioderived fuels and methods of making the same 
061 11098260
 
Chemical warfare agents and related compounds as fuel for internal combustion engines 
062 11098261
 
Lubricant infused surfaces 
063 11098283
 
T cells modified to overexpress c-Myb 
064 11098284
 
Enhanced generation of cytotoxic T-lymphocytes by IL-21 mediated FOXP3 suppression 
065 11098286
 
Scalable purification method for AAV9 
066 11098302
 
Identification of polynucleotides associated with a sample 
067 11098303
 
Systems and methods for determining nucleic acids 
068 11098305
 
Modular universal plasmid design strategy for the assembly and editing of multiple DNA constructs for multiple hosts 
069 11098306
 
Promoters and uses thereof 
070 11098307
 
Compositions and methods for rapid and dynamic flux control using synthetic metabolic valves 
071 11098313
 
Replicative minicircle vectors with improved expression 
072 11098326
 
Using RNA-guided FokI nucleases (RFNs) to increase specificity for RNA-guided genome editing 
073 11098336
 
Biosynthesis of bioorthogonal amino acids 
074 11098342
 
Time lapse sequencing: a convertible-nucleoside approach to enrichment-free analysis of RNA dynamics 
075 11098346
 
Sequential delivery of fluid volumes and associated devices, systems and methods 
076 11098349
 
Systems and methods of diagnosing and characterizing infections 
077 11098350
 
Non-invasive diagnosis of graft rejection in organ transplant patients 
078 11098353
 
Four-color DNA sequencing by synthesis using cleavable fluorescent nucleotide reversible terminators 
079 11098359
 
Methods of lowering the error rate of massively parallel DNA sequencing using duplex consensus sequencing 
080 11098361
 
Use of SHROOM3 in chronic kidney disease and chronic allograft nephropathy 
081 11098367
 
Methods of identifying patients responsive to immunotherapeutic strategies 
082 11098369
 
Methods for evaluating tumor cell spheroids using 3D microfluidic cell culture device 
083 11098399
 
Ceramic coating system and method 
084 11098652
 
Isolation seals for gas turbine engines 
085 11098677
 
Asymmetric load compensation system 
086 11098707
 
Electrochemically actuated pump 
087 11098784
 
Shock mitigation utilizing quiescent cavitation 
088 11098817
 
Magnetically damped passive valve 
089 11098999
 
Cascade Fourier domain optical coherence tomography 
090 11099000
 
Systems for coherent light detection and related methods 
091 11099004
 
Methods of digital image correlation for biological samples 
092 11099076
 
Graphene nanomechanical radiation detector 
093 11099077
 
Background subtracted spectrometer for airborne infrared radiometry 
094 11099103
 
Propulsion system testing using a second vehicle as a dynamometer 
095 11099129
 
Spatially resolved standoff trace chemical sensing using backwards transient absorption spectroscopy 
096 11099136
 
3D graphene optical sensors and methods of manufacture 
097 11099148
 
Systems and methods for contactless assessment of structures buried in soil 
098 11099165
 
Focusing agents and methods of using same 
099 11099172
 
In vitro assays for inhibition of microglial activation 
100 11099177
 
Protein kinase allostery sensor and methods of making and using same 
101 11099210
 
Feedback correction in sub-resonant tapping mode of an atomic force microscope 
102 11099265
 
System and methods for generating and receiving doppler tolerant multipurpose communication waveforms 
103 11099281
 
Method for directional discrimination of penetrating charged particles 
104 11099340
 
Optical interconnect and connector devices 
105 11099401
 
Birefringent spectral demultiplexer for hyperspectral imaging 
106 11099526
 
Cascaded systems and methods for controlling energy use during a demand limiting period 
107 11099539
 
Multi-sensor agent devices 
108 11099591
 
Method and apparatus for mitigating performance degradation in digital low-dropout voltage regulators (DLDOs) caused by limit cycle oscillation (LCO) and other factors 
109 11099748
 
Fault tolerant memory card 
110 11100223
 
Core shell liquid metal encapsulates comprising multi-functional ligands and networks comprising same 
111 11100290
 
Updating and modifying linguistic based functions in a specialized user interface 
112 11100389
 
Conversion of digital signals into spiking analog signals 
113 11100396
 
Self-adjusting threshold for synaptic activity in neural networks 
114 11100419
 
Majorana pair based qubits for fault tolerant quantum computing architecture using superconducting gold surface states 
115 11100651
 
Infrared intrusion detection system (IRIDS) 
116 11100658
 
Image georectification with mobile object removal 
117 11100685
 
Method and apparatus for detection and visualization of pulmonary embolism 
118 11100689
 
Method for determining a histogram of variable sample rate waveforms 
119 11100791
 
Method, device, and computer-readable medium for mobile device management of collaborative industrial robot 
120 11101021
 
Electronic phenotyping technique for diagnosing chronic kidney disease 
121 11101120
 
Fast pressure sensing system 
122 11101158
 
Wafer-scale membrane release laminates, devices and processes 
123 11101255
 
3D printable feedstock inks for signal control or computation 
124 11101379
 
Structure for increasing mobility in a high electron mobility transistor 
125 11101616
 
Brillouin laser 
126 11101617
 
Wafer-level handle replacement 
127 11101644
 
Single event latch-up protection for fault current residing inside the normal operating current range 
128 11101786
 
HF-VHF quartz MEMS resonator 
129 11101809
 
Metal vapor-density control system with composite multiphase electrode 
130 11101915
 
System and method for wireless power transfer using time reversed electromagnetic wave propagation 
131 11101991
 
Practical reusable fuzzy extractor based on the learning-with-error assumption and random oracle 
132 11101999
 
Two-way handshake for key establishment for secure communications 
133 11102181
 
Semantically aware network method and apparatus 
134 11102200
 
Secure authentication using multiple authentication factors in a non-secure domain 
135 11102873
 
Lighting system configuration 
136 11102883
 
Substrates comprising a network comprising core shell liquid metal encapsulates comprising multi-functional ligands 
137 D928689
 
Marine vehicle 
138 D928690
 
Marine vehicle with shroud and top continuous lens 
139 D928691
 
Marine vehicle with continuous top lens 
140 D928903
 
Muzzle brake 
141 RE48704
 
Chemical amplification based on fluid partitioning 

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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) 68
Department of Defense (DOD) 40
National Science Foundation (NSF) 16
Department of Energy (DOE) 13
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 8
Small Business Administration (SBA) 3
Department of Agriculture (USDA) 2
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) 1
Department of Commerce (DOC) 1
Department of Transportation (USDOT) 1
Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) 1
General Services Administration (GSA) 1
MITRE Corporation (MITRE) 1
Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) 1
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) 1
Government Rights Acknowledged 3

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 11096387
 
Cryopreservative compositions and methods 
002 11096576
 
Tunable-lens-based refractive examination 
003 11096583
 
Methods, systems, and computer readable media for utilizing functional connectivity brain imaging for diagnosis of a neurobehavioral disorder 
004 11096603
 
Systems and methods using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to evaluate pain and degenerative properties of tissue 
005 11096604
 
Determining a presence of an object 
006 11096619
 
Neural analysis and treatment system 
007 11096654
 
Non-invasive assessment of anatomic vessels 
008 11096660
 
Ultrasound devices methods and systems 
009 11096772
 
Biomedical patches with aligned fibers 
010 11096774
 
Systems, devices, and methods for the accurate deployment of an implant in the prostatic urethra 
011 11096893
 
Glucose sensitive compositions for drug delivery 
012 11096899
 
Bacterial membrane nanoparticles as an immunotherapy system for cancer treatment 
013 11096900
 
Mesoporous silica nanoparticles with lipid bilayer coating for cargo delivery 
014 11096923
 
Pharmaceutical composition containing polymyxin B/trimethoprim based therapeutics 
015 11096927
 
Anti-flavivirus compounds and methods of use 
016 11096934
 
Compounds and methods useful for treating or preventing hematological cancers 
017 11096953
 
Compositions comprising decitabine and tetrahydrouridine and uses thereof 
018 11096956
 
Antisense oligomers and uses thereof 
019 11096965
 
Compositions and methods related to polycytotoxic T cells 
020 11096972
 
Seneca Valley Virus (SVV) cellular receptor targeted oncotherapy 
021 11096989
 
Synergistic tumor treatment with an extended pharmacokinetic IL-2 and integrin-binding-Fc fusion protein 
022 11096997
 
Scaffolds for cell transplantation 
023 11097002
 
Nanoparticle vaccines with novel structural components 
024 11097005
 
Use of cadherin-11 antagonists to treat metabolic disorders and/or increase insulin sensitivity 
025 11097014
 
Methods for treating subjects suffering from acute myeloid leukemia with FLT3 ligand-targeted miR-150 nanoparticles 
026 11097017
 
Gadolinium-based contrast agents for sensitive detection of Zn2+with MRI 
027 11097018
 
Organomedicinals for imaging and treatment of neurodegenerative disorders 
028 11097019
 
Helical polycarbodiimide polymers and associated imaging, diagnostic, and therapeutic methods 
029 11097090
 
Mechanical assist device 
030 11097120
 
Method and device for atrial cardioversion therapy 
031 11097122
 
Magnetic stimulation of the spinal cord to restore control of bladder and/or bowel 
032 11098008
 
Biphenyl amides with modified ether groups as Hsp90 inhibitors and Hsp70 inducers 
033 11098017
 
Compounds for treating disorders associated with abnormal steroidogenesis 
034 11098021
 
Phenylsulfonamido-benzofuran derivatives and uses thereof in the treatment of proliferative diseases 
035 11098033
 
Ku inhibitors and their use 
036 11098043
 
Certain imidazopyridines as cyclic AMP response element binding (CREB) binding protein (CBP) inhibitors and uses thereof 
037 11098052
 
4-azapodophylotoxins compounds 
038 11098053
 
Enhanced osteogenic activity of daidzein analogs on human mesenchymal stem cells 
039 11098054
 
Englerin derivatives for treatment of cancer 
040 11098072
 
Alkenyl and beta-substituted phosphonates as antimicrobial agents 
041 11098082
 
Antigenic peptides and uses thereof for diagnosing and treating autism 
042 11098084
 
Virus-like particles and methods of use 
043 11098088
 
Lactobacillus acidophilus surface layer protein A (SLPA) as a therapeutic agent for the treatment of inflammatory diseases 
044 11098092
 
Compositions and methods for brown fat induction and activity using FNDC5 
045 11098100
 
Therapeutic compounds and methods 
046 11098101
 
Therapeutic compounds and methods 
047 11098150
 
Block copolymer and micelle compositions and methods of use thereof 
048 11098283
 
T cells modified to overexpress c-Myb 
049 11098284
 
Enhanced generation of cytotoxic T-lymphocytes by IL-21 mediated FOXP3 suppression 
050 11098302
 
Identification of polynucleotides associated with a sample 
051 11098303
 
Systems and methods for determining nucleic acids 
052 11098313
 
Replicative minicircle vectors with improved expression 
053 11098326
 
Using RNA-guided FokI nucleases (RFNs) to increase specificity for RNA-guided genome editing 
054 11098336
 
Biosynthesis of bioorthogonal amino acids 
055 11098342
 
Time lapse sequencing: a convertible-nucleoside approach to enrichment-free analysis of RNA dynamics 
056 11098349
 
Systems and methods of diagnosing and characterizing infections 
057 11098350
 
Non-invasive diagnosis of graft rejection in organ transplant patients 
058 11098353
 
Four-color DNA sequencing by synthesis using cleavable fluorescent nucleotide reversible terminators 
059 11098359
 
Methods of lowering the error rate of massively parallel DNA sequencing using duplex consensus sequencing 
060 11098361
 
Use of SHROOM3 in chronic kidney disease and chronic allograft nephropathy 
061 11098367
 
Methods of identifying patients responsive to immunotherapeutic strategies 
062 11098369
 
Methods for evaluating tumor cell spheroids using 3D microfluidic cell culture device 
063 11099004
 
Methods of digital image correlation for biological samples 
064 11099172
 
In vitro assays for inhibition of microglial activation 
065 11099177
 
Protein kinase allostery sensor and methods of making and using same 
066 11099401
 
Birefringent spectral demultiplexer for hyperspectral imaging 
067 11100685
 
Method and apparatus for detection and visualization of pulmonary embolism 
068 11101021
 
Electronic phenotyping technique for diagnosing chronic kidney disease 

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Department of Defense (DOD) Agencies

Patent Title
001 11098088
 
Lactobacillus acidophilus surface layer protein A (SLPA) as a therapeutic agent for the treatment of inflammatory diseases 
002 11098286
 
Scalable purification method for AAV9 
003 11098305
 
Modular universal plasmid design strategy for the assembly and editing of multiple DNA constructs for multiple hosts 
004 11098307
 
Compositions and methods for rapid and dynamic flux control using synthetic metabolic valves 
005 11098346
 
Sequential delivery of fluid volumes and associated devices, systems and methods 
006 11098707
 
Electrochemically actuated pump 
007 11101809
 
Metal vapor-density control system with composite multiphase electrode 
008 11102873
 
Lighting system configuration 

Department of the ARMY (DOA)

Patent Title
001 11097090
 
Mechanical assist device 
002 11097122
 
Magnetic stimulation of the spinal cord to restore control of bladder and/or bowel 
003 11097261
 
Single threaded composite fibers and yarns for the degradation of and protection against toxic chemicals and biological agents 
004 11098088
 
Lactobacillus acidophilus surface layer protein A (SLPA) as a therapeutic agent for the treatment of inflammatory diseases 
005 11098260
 
Chemical warfare agents and related compounds as fuel for internal combustion engines 
006 11098286
 
Scalable purification method for AAV9 
007 11099000
 
Systems for coherent light detection and related methods 
008 11099103
 
Propulsion system testing using a second vehicle as a dynamometer 
009 11099129
 
Spatially resolved standoff trace chemical sensing using backwards transient absorption spectroscopy 
010 11100389
 
Conversion of digital signals into spiking analog signals 
011 D928903
 
Muzzle brake 

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

Patent Title
001 11097995
 
Fuel production from alcohols 
002 11098261
 
Lubricant infused surfaces 
003 11098677
 
Asymmetric load compensation system 
004 11098707
 
Electrochemically actuated pump 
005 11098784
 
Shock mitigation utilizing quiescent cavitation 
006 11099077
 
Background subtracted spectrometer for airborne infrared radiometry 
007 11100396
 
Self-adjusting threshold for synaptic activity in neural networks 
008 11100419
 
Majorana pair based qubits for fault tolerant quantum computing architecture using superconducting gold surface states 
009 11100658
 
Image georectification with mobile object removal 
010 11101379
 
Structure for increasing mobility in a high electron mobility transistor 
011 11101616
 
Brillouin laser 
012 11101915
 
System and method for wireless power transfer using time reversed electromagnetic wave propagation 
013 D928689
 
Marine vehicle 
014 D928690
 
Marine vehicle with shroud and top continuous lens 
015 D928691
 
Marine vehicle with continuous top lens 

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

Patent Title
001 11098399
 
Ceramic coating system and method 
002 11099165
 
Focusing agents and methods of using same 
003 11099340
 
Optical interconnect and connector devices 
004 11100223
 
Core shell liquid metal encapsulates comprising multi-functional ligands and networks comprising same 
005 11100396
 
Self-adjusting threshold for synaptic activity in neural networks 
006 11101120
 
Fast pressure sensing system 
007 11101809
 
Metal vapor-density control system with composite multiphase electrode 
008 11101915
 
System and method for wireless power transfer using time reversed electromagnetic wave propagation 
009 11102181
 
Semantically aware network method and apparatus 
010 11102200
 
Secure authentication using multiple authentication factors in a non-secure domain 
011 11102883
 
Substrates comprising a network comprising core shell liquid metal encapsulates comprising multi-functional ligands 

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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
11096997  Scaffolds for cell transplantation      
Y02P Climate Change Mitigation Technologies in the Production or Processing of Goods
11099526  Cascaded systems and methods for controlling energy use during a demand limiting period      

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)68
National Institutes of Health (NIH)67
National Cancer Institute (NCI)20
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)8
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)7
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)7
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)5
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)4
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)3
NIH Office of the Director (NIHOD)3
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)3
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)3
National Institute on Aging (NIA)3
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)2
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)2
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)1
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)1
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)1
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)1
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)1
National Eye Institute (NEI)1
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)1

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Higher Education Research and Development (HERD)

FedInvent follows the HERD the Higher Education Research and Development institutions — the colleges and universities; research institutions, and medical schools that benefit from federal funding and rely on it to make important discoveries that drive American innovation. Taxpayer-funded patents coming from American and sometimes foreign universities are an important indicia of the vitality of the American innovation ecosphere.

MEMBERS OF THE HERD

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

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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 59
2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components 26
3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, Gaming and Medical Devices/Processes 18
1700 Chemical and Materials Engineering 14
2400 Computer Networks, Multiplex, Cable and Cryptography/Security 6
2600 Communications 5
2100 Computer Architecture Software and Information Security 4
2900 Design 4
3600 Transportation, Electronic Commerce, Construction, Agriculture, Licensing and Review 4
3900 Reexamination/Abandonments 1

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

Patents By Scientific Domain.

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

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

Class Class Definition First
(Original)
Inventive
(CrossRef)
CPC A61 Medical or Veterinary Science; Hygiene 32 332
CPC C12 Biochemistry; Beer; Spirits; Wine; Vinegar; Microbiology; Enzymology; Mutation or Genetic Engineering 21 160
CPC C07 Organic Chemistry 16 100
CPC G01 Measuring; Testing 15 97
CPC B01 Physical or Chemical Processes or Apparatus in General 2 53
CPC G06 Computing; Calculating; Counting 10 44
CPC H04 Electric Communication Technique 5 38
CPC H01 Basic Electric Elements 6 34
CPC B29 Working of Plastics; Working of Substances in a Plastic State in General 4 30
CPC C10 Petroleum, Gas or Coke Industries; Technical Gases Containing Carbon Monoxide; Fuels; Lubricants; Peat 3 19
CPC G02 Optics 2 17
CPC F16 Engineering Elements and Units; General Measures for Producing and Maintaining Effective Functioning of Machines or Installations; Thermal Insulation in General 2 15
CPC G05 Controlling; Regulating 3 13
CPC F02 Combustion Engines; Hot-gas or Combustion-product Engine Plants 2 11
CPC H05 Electric Techniques Not Otherwise Provided for 2 11
CPC F04 Positive - Displacement Machines for Liquids; Pumps for Liquids or Elastic Fluids 1 12
CPC B33 Additive Manufacturing Technology 0 11
CPC C08 Organic Macromolecular Compounds; Their Preparation or Chemical Working-up; Compositions Based Thereon 1 8
CPC G16 Information and Communication Technology [ICT] Specially Adapted for Specific Application Fields 1 8
CPC H03 Basic Electronic Circuitry 2 6
CPC G08 Signalling 1 5
CPC H02 Generation; Conversion or Distribution of Electric Power 1 3
USPC D12 Transportation 3 0
CPC A01 Agriculture; Forestry; Animal Husbandry; Hunting; Trapping; Fishing 2 1
CPC Y02 Technologies or Applications for Mitigation or Adaptation Against Climate Change 0 3
CPC B25 Hand Tools; Portable Power-driven Tools; Manipulators 1 1
CPC B26 Hand Cutting Tools; Cutting; Severing 1 0
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 0
USPC D22 Arms, pyrotechnics, hunting and fishing equipment 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 139 472
China PRC 1 2
India 1 2
Germany 0 4
Spain 0 3
United Kingdom 0 2
Singapore 0 2
Austria 0 1
Switzerland 0 1
France 0 1
South Korea 0 1
Mexico 0 1
New Zealand 0 1
Sweden 0 1
Thailand 0 1
U.S. State First Named Inventors All Inventors
California 25 77
Massachusetts 22 61
Maryland 8 36
Washington 7 34
New York 7 31
Minnesota 6 16
Connecticut 6 9
Florida 5 17
Texas 4 24
Missouri 4 14
Ohio 4 14
Arizona 4 12
New Jersey 4 8
Virginia 3 16
Wisconsin 3 8
Pennsylvania 3 6
North Carolina 2 11
District of Columbia 2 8
Tennessee 2 8
Kansas 2 7
Rhode Island 2 7
Illinois 2 5
Michigan 1 7
Louisiana 1 6
Colorado 1 5
Iowa 1 3
Indiana 1 3
New Hampshire 1 3
New Mexico 1 3
Oregon 1 3
Alabama 1 2
Maine 1 2
South Carolina 1 2
Nebraska 1 1
Delaware 0 2
Georgia 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 160172
Germany 22
Spain 22
United Kingdom 11
U.S. State Assignees Applicants
California 2530
Massachusetts 2223
District of Columbia 178
New York 1313
Maryland 78
Missouri 77
Minnesota 68
Washington 57
Connecticut 55
North Carolina 54
Virginia 46
Florida 45
Arizona 44
Illinois 44
Ohio 44
Texas 44
Pennsylvania 34
Kansas 22
Louisiana 22
Michigan 22
New Mexico 22
Tennessee 22
Wisconsin 22
Rhode Island 16
Colorado 11
Delaware 11
Indiana 11
Iowa 11
Nebraska 11
New Hampshire 11
Oregon 11
South Carolina 11
New Jersey 02

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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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