FedInvent™ Patents

New Taxpayer Funded Patents for Tuesday, August 31, 2021 

This page was updated on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 11:02 PM GMT

FedInvent analyzed 164 taxpayer-funded patents this week.

On Tuesday, August 31, 2021, 164 newly granted patents that cite federal funding. There are 157 patents containing government interest statements. Thirty-five (35) patents cite federal government agencies as an assignee or applicant. Federal departments are referenced 189 times as the source of funding for the assignees and inventors.

This week there are 523 inventors. The 503 American inventors come from 39 states. The 20 foreign inventors come from 8 countries. Seventy-nine (79) patents have one or more colleges or universities as an assignee.

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The List of This Week's Patents

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Patent Title
001 11102982
 
Compositions and methods useful for the prevention of malaria and dengue virus transmission 
002 11103159
 
Exhaled breath hypoxia biomarkers 
003 11103207
 
Double-pulsed X-ray source and applications 
004 11103274
 
System and method for laparoscopic morcellator 
005 11103324
 
Magnetically steerable continuum robotic guidewires for neurovascular applications 
006 11103368
 
Apparatus for control of a prosthetic 
007 11103406
 
Airborne infectious disease isolation units and method of making using prefabricated containers 
008 11103473
 
Treatment and prevention of autism and autism spectrum disorders 
009 11103486
 
Treatment of autoimmune disorders and infections using antagonists of SGK1 activity 
010 11103496
 
Methods for enhancing liver regeneration 
011 11103508
 
Substituted quinazoline sulfonamides as thioredoxin interacting protein (TXNIP) inhibitors 
012 11103509
 
Methods of treating pain and/or inflammatory disorders using lapatinib 
013 11103518
 
Prostate cancer treatment via synergistic inhibition of aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) and SRC 
014 11103520
 
Analogs of N-acetlyglucosamine and uses thereof 
015 11103526
 
Methods for treatment using small molecule potassium-sparing diuretics and natriuretics 
016 11103528
 
Slow release calcium composition 
017 11103531
 
Compositions and methods for immunotherapy 
018 11103533
 
Compositions and methods for treating cancer with anti-CD38 immunotherapy 
019 11103563
 
Method for prophylaxis and/or treatment of ErbB2 positive cancers 
020 11103566
 
Antigen specific Tregs and related compositions, methods and systems 
021 11103568
 
Pneumococcal vaccine formulations 
022 11103570
 
Recombinant modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA) foot and mouth disease virus (FMDV) vaccine 
023 11103572
 
Thermal inactivation of rotavirus 
024 11103575
 
Immunogenic composition for MERS coronavirus infection 
025 11103577
 
Methods of treating CMV retinitis by T cell therapy 
026 11103582
 
Method to achieve extended expression of DNA infused into liver 
027 11103588
 
Methods and compositions relating to carnitine-derived materials 
028 11103602
 
PET imaging of zinc transport 
029 11103613
 
Phosphorylated poly (ester-urea) based degradable bone adhesives 
030 11103622
 
Thromboresistant/bactericidal s-nitroso-n-acetylpenicillamine (SNAP)-doped nitric oxide release polymers with enhanced stability 
031 11103638
 
Ambulatory medicament device with gesture-based control of medicament delivery 
032 11103686
 
System and method for making microneedles 
033 11103708
 
Systems and methods for determining optimal temporal patterns of neural stimulation 
034 11103832
 
Three dimensional nanoporous membrane having multiple independent, continuous pore systems 
035 11103837
 
Nanoporous graphene membranes 
036 11103848
 
Flame based fluidized bed reactor for nanomaterials production 
037 11103861
 
Light driven metal pincer photocatalysts for carbon dioxide reduction to carbon monoxide 
038 11103878
 
Electrochemical separation and recovery of metals 
039 11103923
 
Compositions of nanoparticles with radial gradients and methods of use thereof 
040 11103926
 
Synthesis of an intermetallic compound powder 
041 11103957
 
Ultrafast laser inscribed structures for signal concentration in focal plan arrays 
042 11103994
 
System and method for natural tasking of one or more robots 
043 11104227
 
Sensor system for passive in-vehicle breath alcohol estimation 
044 11104405
 
Deep water buoyancy device 
045 11104457
 
Power distribution device 
046 11104481
 
Rigid tray container and method of use 
047 11104585
 
Method to produce salts containing actinide halides 
048 11104591
 
Filter assembly for disinfecting pathogens using multiple wavelength ultraviolet light emitting diodes (UV-LEDs) and method therefor 
049 11104611
 
Swine-waste biochar as a sustainable cement replacement material 
050 11104620
 
Bead milled spray dried nano-explosive 
051 11104632
 
Metabolically stable vanillin derivatives for the treatment of hypoxia 
052 11104646
 
Small molecule androgen receptor inhibitors and methods of use thereof 
053 11104647
 
Multi-functional, stimuli-responsive materials, methods of preparation, methods of use, and uses thereof 
054 11104653
 
Methods for forming aryl carbon-nitrogen bond using light 
055 11104654
 
Derivatives of sobetirome 
056 11104658
 
Method of treating or preventing Ras-mediated diseases 
057 11104660
 
PDE4D inhibitors 
058 11104684
 
Dimers of covalent NFKB inhibitors 
059 11104693
 
Hydroxide-catalyzed formation of silicon-oxygen bonds by dehydrogenative coupling of hydrosilanes and alcohols 
060 11104695
 
Metal halide perovskites, light-emitting diodes, and methods 
061 11104717
 
Composition comprising a lyophilized detergent-solubilized protein 
062 11104722
 
Immunogenetic restriction on elicitation of antibodies 
063 11104723
 
Antibody compositions for disrupting biofilms 
064 11104741
 
Compositions and methods for modulating kinase activity 
065 11104763
 
Renewable polymers and resins and methods of making the same 
066 11104764
 
Organic and metallic aerogels, composition for the organic and metallic aerogels, and method for manufacturing the organic and metallic aerogels 
067 11104790
 
Transient polymer blends 
068 11104802
 
PDMS resin for stereolithographic 3D-printing of PDMS 
069 11104859
 
Polyethylene diester viscosity modifiers 
070 11104898
 
Compositions and methods that are useful for identifying allele variants that modulate gene expression 
071 11104901
 
Brush polymer-assisted compaction of oligonucleotides 
072 11104902
 
Splice inhibiting oligonucleotides 
073 11104914
 
RNAi strategies for control of whitefly 
074 11104919
 
Cell-free metabolic pathway for glucose metabolism with a molecular purge valve 
075 11104920
 
Enzymatic digestion of microalgal biomass for lipid, sugar, and protein recovery 
076 11104926
 
Pro-fluorophore compounds and use thereof 
077 11104929
 
Methods for producing ribosomally synthesized and posttranslationally modified peptides 
078 11104936
 
Competitive compositions of nucleic acid molecules for enrichment of rare-allele-bearing species 
079 11104937
 
CRISPR effector system based diagnostics 
080 11104947
 
Nanopore sequencing of polynucleotides with multiple passes 
081 11104950
 
Human blood molecular biodosimeter panel for distinguishing radiation exposure from inflammation stress 
082 11104951
 
Molecular signatures for distinguishing liver transplant rejections or injuries 
083 11104953
 
Septic shock endotyping strategy and mortality risk for clinical application 
084 11104955
 
MAP2K1 (MEK1) as a therapeutic target for arteriovenous malformations and associated disorders 
085 11104964
 
Universal microbial diagnostics using random DNA probes 
086 11104966
 
Spent enrichment media for growth of gene-matched microorganisms 
087 11104967
 
Evolution of site-specific recombinases 
088 11105013
 
Ionic liquid electrolyte and method to electrodeposit metals 
089 11105212
 
Gas turbine engines including tangential on-board injectors and methods for manufacturing the same 
090 11105352
 
Articles and methods for levitating liquids on surfaces, and devices incorporating the same 
091 11105459
 
Isolation coupler for a structural assembly and method for attenuating a load 
092 11105469
 
Integrated tube-trailer and stationary ground storage system and method for enhanced pressure consolidation operations for refueling of gaseous fuels 
093 11105578
 
Recoil exerciser 
094 11105598
 
Self-glowing materials and tracer ammunition 
095 11105601
 
Explosive threat mitigation unit 
096 11105621
 
High-sensitivity gas-mapping 3D imager and method of operation 
097 11105634
 
Positioning and navigation systems and methods 
098 11105655
 
Integrated data registration 
099 11105686
 
Spatial-domain low-coherence quantitative phase microscopy 
100 11105712
 
Integrated vibe/ODM fusion and trending analysis for prognostic health management of engine bearing 
101 11105728
 
Cell sorting using a high throughput fluorescence flow cytometer 
102 11105731
 
Method for making a freestanding membrane 
103 11105747
 
Spectroscopic methods to detect and characterize microorganisms 
104 11105799
 
Biomarkers of therapeutic responsiveness 
105 11105802
 
Cell-free biofragment compositions and related systems, devices, and methods 
106 11105812
 
Identifying peptides at the single molecule level 
107 11105815
 
Compositions and methods for enhancing neuro-repair 
108 11105817
 
Role of citrullination in diagnosing diseases 
109 11105820
 
Photonic pathogen detection 
110 11105823
 
Methods and compositions for identifying non-alcoholic fatty liver disease 
111 11105856
 
Detection of performance degradation in integrated circuits 
112 11105865
 
High-sensitivity multi-channel atomic magnetometer 
113 11105868
 
Integrated data bus RF signature extraction and amplification 
114 11105888
 
Mobile emergency perimeter system and method 
115 11105930
 
Self contained satellite-navigation-based method and micro system for real-time relative-position determination 
116 11105932
 
Method and system for detecting and mitigating time synchronization attacks of global positioning system (GPS) receivers 
117 11105974
 
Waveguide-coupled silicon-germanium photodetectors and fabrication methods for same 
118 11105977
 
Device for the emission of arbitrary optical beam profiles from waveguides into two-dimensional space 
119 11105979
 
Graphene microcavity frequency combs and related methods of manufacturing 
120 11106027
 
Resolution enhancement for line scanning excitation microscopy systems and methods 
121 11106064
 
Tuning the polar anchoring strength by doping graphene flakes and resulting accelerated electro-optic switching in liquid crystal devices 
122 11106111
 
Multiple Kerr-frequency-comb generation using different lines from a remote Kerr comb 
123 11106131
 
Click-chemistry compatible structures, click-chemistry functionalized structures, and materials and methods for making the same 
124 11106183
 
Adaptive architecture for controlling uncertain systems with unmodeled dynamics 
125 11106186
 
Packetized energy management control systems and methods of using the same 
126 11106228
 
Thermal energy storage apparatus, controllers and thermal energy storage control methods 
127 11106357
 
Low latency tactile telepresence 
128 11106764
 
Integrated circuit identification 
129 11106876
 
Method and apparatus for summarization of natural language 
130 11106911
 
Image acquisition planning systems and methods used to generate information for structures of interest 
131 11106930
 
Classifying compartments at security checkpoints by detecting a shape of an object 
132 11106980
 
Quantum annealing with oscillating fields 
133 11106991
 
Techniques for universal quantum control of quantum coherent states and related systems and methods 
134 11107181
 
Fidelity-driven runtime thermal management for near-sensor architectures 
135 11107182
 
Translation of artificial intelligence representations 
136 11107217
 
In vivo detection of EGFR mutation in glioblastoma via MRI signature consistent with deep peritumoral infiltration 
137 11107274
 
Methods of processing three dimensional models 
138 11107455
 
Constant beam pattern array method 
139 11107587
 
Method for tuning patient-specific cardiovascular simulations 
140 11107645
 
Functionality change based on stress-engineered components 
141 11107770
 
Integrated electrical/optical interface with two-tiered packaging 
142 11107878
 
High resistivity iron-based, thermally stable magnetic material for on-chip integrated inductors 
143 11108007
 
Method of making a perovskite layer at high speed 
144 11108045
 
Host material for stabilizing lithium metal electrode, and fabricating method and applications of same 
145 11108054
 
Alumina substrate supported solid oxide fuel cells 
146 11108086
 
Electrolyte for high voltage lithium-ion batteries 
147 11108087
 
Electrolytes containing superhalogens for metal ion batteries 
148 11108209
 
Single-frequency fiber amplifier with distal cladding stripper 
149 11108211
 
Optical injection-locked laser 
150 11108235
 
Double synchronous unified virtual oscillator control for grid-forming and grid-following power electronic converters 
151 11108257
 
Battery charging and discharging without interface removal 
152 11108356
 
Integration of microinverter with photovoltaic module 
153 11108380
 
Capacitively-driven tunable coupling 
154 11108383
 
Clock phase control 
155 11108469
 
Mode demultiplexing hybrid apparatus, methods, and applications 
156 11108471
 
System and method for data transmission via acoustic channels 
157 11108542
 
Multi-processor automotive electronic control unit 
158 11108704
 
Use of stashing buffers to improve the efficiency of crossbar switches 
159 11108941
 
Multi-camera imaging systems 
160 11108981
 
Compact, low power, high resolution ADC per pixel for large area pixel detectors 
161 11109010
 
Automatic system for production-grade stereo image enhancements 
162 11109485
 
Dual dynamic random (DDR) access memory interface design for aerospace printed circuit boards 
163 11109486
 
High-speed, flexible integrated circuits and methods for making high-speed, flexible integrated circuits 
164 PP33413
 
Oregano plant named ‘Eli’ 

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Patent Count By Department

This is the count of taxpayer-funded patents granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) this week. These patents contain a Government Interest Statement in the body of the patent document or are patents where the government is an assignee. Agency numbers are aggregated by the agency named in the Government Interests Statement and the contract number cited in the government interest section of the patent.

Department This Week
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 56
Department of Defense (DOD) 51
National Science Foundation (NSF) 32
Department of Energy (DOE) 26
Department of Agriculture (USDA) 4
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 4
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 3
National Security Agency (NSA) 3
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2
Department of Transportation (USDOT) 1
Department of the Interior (DOI) 1
National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) 1
Small Business Administration (SBA) 1
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) 1
United States Postal Service (USPS) 1
Government Rights Acknowledged 2

Patents By Funding Agency

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

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Patent Title
001 11102982
 
Compositions and methods useful for the prevention of malaria and dengue virus transmission 
002 11103207
 
Double-pulsed X-ray source and applications 
003 11103473
 
Treatment and prevention of autism and autism spectrum disorders 
004 11103486
 
Treatment of autoimmune disorders and infections using antagonists of SGK1 activity 
005 11103496
 
Methods for enhancing liver regeneration 
006 11103508
 
Substituted quinazoline sulfonamides as thioredoxin interacting protein (TXNIP) inhibitors 
007 11103518
 
Prostate cancer treatment via synergistic inhibition of aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) and SRC 
008 11103520
 
Analogs of N-acetlyglucosamine and uses thereof 
009 11103526
 
Methods for treatment using small molecule potassium-sparing diuretics and natriuretics 
010 11103531
 
Compositions and methods for immunotherapy 
011 11103533
 
Compositions and methods for treating cancer with anti-CD38 immunotherapy 
012 11103563
 
Method for prophylaxis and/or treatment of ErbB2 positive cancers 
013 11103566
 
Antigen specific Tregs and related compositions, methods and systems 
014 11103568
 
Pneumococcal vaccine formulations 
015 11103572
 
Thermal inactivation of rotavirus 
016 11103575
 
Immunogenic composition for MERS coronavirus infection 
017 11103577
 
Methods of treating CMV retinitis by T cell therapy 
018 11103582
 
Method to achieve extended expression of DNA infused into liver 
019 11103588
 
Methods and compositions relating to carnitine-derived materials 
020 11103622
 
Thromboresistant/bactericidal s-nitroso-n-acetylpenicillamine (SNAP)-doped nitric oxide release polymers with enhanced stability 
021 11103638
 
Ambulatory medicament device with gesture-based control of medicament delivery 
022 11103708
 
Systems and methods for determining optimal temporal patterns of neural stimulation 
023 11104632
 
Metabolically stable vanillin derivatives for the treatment of hypoxia 
024 11104646
 
Small molecule androgen receptor inhibitors and methods of use thereof 
025 11104647
 
Multi-functional, stimuli-responsive materials, methods of preparation, methods of use, and uses thereof 
026 11104653
 
Methods for forming aryl carbon-nitrogen bond using light 
027 11104654
 
Derivatives of sobetirome 
028 11104658
 
Method of treating or preventing Ras-mediated diseases 
029 11104660
 
PDE4D inhibitors 
030 11104684
 
Dimers of covalent NFKB inhibitors 
031 11104717
 
Composition comprising a lyophilized detergent-solubilized protein 
032 11104722
 
Immunogenetic restriction on elicitation of antibodies 
033 11104723
 
Antibody compositions for disrupting biofilms 
034 11104741
 
Compositions and methods for modulating kinase activity 
035 11104802
 
PDMS resin for stereolithographic 3D-printing of PDMS 
036 11104898
 
Compositions and methods that are useful for identifying allele variants that modulate gene expression 
037 11104902
 
Splice inhibiting oligonucleotides 
038 11104926
 
Pro-fluorophore compounds and use thereof 
039 11104929
 
Methods for producing ribosomally synthesized and posttranslationally modified peptides 
040 11104936
 
Competitive compositions of nucleic acid molecules for enrichment of rare-allele-bearing species 
041 11104937
 
CRISPR effector system based diagnostics 
042 11104947
 
Nanopore sequencing of polynucleotides with multiple passes 
043 11104950
 
Human blood molecular biodosimeter panel for distinguishing radiation exposure from inflammation stress 
044 11104951
 
Molecular signatures for distinguishing liver transplant rejections or injuries 
045 11104953
 
Septic shock endotyping strategy and mortality risk for clinical application 
046 11104955
 
MAP2K1 (MEK1) as a therapeutic target for arteriovenous malformations and associated disorders 
047 11104964
 
Universal microbial diagnostics using random DNA probes 
048 11105686
 
Spatial-domain low-coherence quantitative phase microscopy 
049 11105799
 
Biomarkers of therapeutic responsiveness 
050 11105802
 
Cell-free biofragment compositions and related systems, devices, and methods 
051 11105812
 
Identifying peptides at the single molecule level 
052 11105815
 
Compositions and methods for enhancing neuro-repair 
053 11105817
 
Role of citrullination in diagnosing diseases 
054 11105823
 
Methods and compositions for identifying non-alcoholic fatty liver disease 
055 11106027
 
Resolution enhancement for line scanning excitation microscopy systems and methods 
056 11107217
 
In vivo detection of EGFR mutation in glioblastoma via MRI signature consistent with deep peritumoral infiltration 

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Department of Defense (DOD) Agencies

Patent Title
001 11103207
 
Double-pulsed X-ray source and applications 
002 11103613
 
Phosphorylated poly (ester-urea) based degradable bone adhesives 
003 11104790
 
Transient polymer blends 
004 11104967
 
Evolution of site-specific recombinases 
005 11105747
 
Spectroscopic methods to detect and characterize microorganisms 
006 11105856
 
Detection of performance degradation in integrated circuits 
007 11105977
 
Device for the emission of arbitrary optical beam profiles from waveguides into two-dimensional space 
008 11107182
 
Translation of artificial intelligence representations 
009 11107645
 
Functionality change based on stress-engineered components 
010 11107770
 
Integrated electrical/optical interface with two-tiered packaging 
011 11108704
 
Use of stashing buffers to improve the efficiency of crossbar switches 

Department of the ARMY (DOA)

Patent Title
001 11103368
 
Apparatus for control of a prosthetic 
002 11103406
 
Airborne infectious disease isolation units and method of making using prefabricated containers 
003 11103613
 
Phosphorylated poly (ester-urea) based degradable bone adhesives 
004 11104620
 
Bead milled spray dried nano-explosive 
005 11104722
 
Immunogenetic restriction on elicitation of antibodies 
006 11104764
 
Organic and metallic aerogels, composition for the organic and metallic aerogels, and method for manufacturing the organic and metallic aerogels 
007 11104790
 
Transient polymer blends 
008 11105578
 
Recoil exerciser 
009 11105598
 
Self-glowing materials and tracer ammunition 
010 11105747
 
Spectroscopic methods to detect and characterize microorganisms 
011 11106991
 
Techniques for universal quantum control of quantum coherent states and related systems and methods 
012 11108257
 
Battery charging and discharging without interface removal 
013 11108469
 
Mode demultiplexing hybrid apparatus, methods, and applications 

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

Patent Title
001 11103324
 
Magnetically steerable continuum robotic guidewires for neurovascular applications 
002 11103686
 
System and method for making microneedles 
003 11103837
 
Nanoporous graphene membranes 
004 11103926
 
Synthesis of an intermetallic compound powder 
005 11104405
 
Deep water buoyancy device 
006 11104967
 
Evolution of site-specific recombinases 
007 11105731
 
Method for making a freestanding membrane 
008 11105820
 
Photonic pathogen detection 
009 11105868
 
Integrated data bus RF signature extraction and amplification 
010 11106064
 
Tuning the polar anchoring strength by doping graphene flakes and resulting accelerated electro-optic switching in liquid crystal devices 
011 11106111
 
Multiple Kerr-frequency-comb generation using different lines from a remote Kerr comb 
012 11107455
 
Constant beam pattern array method 
013 11108045
 
Host material for stabilizing lithium metal electrode, and fabricating method and applications of same 

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

Patent Title
001 11103159
 
Exhaled breath hypoxia biomarkers 
002 11103207
 
Double-pulsed X-ray source and applications 
003 11103528
 
Slow release calcium composition 
004 11103957
 
Ultrafast laser inscribed structures for signal concentration in focal plan arrays 
005 11103994
 
System and method for natural tasking of one or more robots 
006 11104457
 
Power distribution device 
007 11105212
 
Gas turbine engines including tangential on-board injectors and methods for manufacturing the same 
008 11105634
 
Positioning and navigation systems and methods 
009 11105655
 
Integrated data registration 
010 11105712
 
Integrated vibe/ODM fusion and trending analysis for prognostic health management of engine bearing 
011 11105868
 
Integrated data bus RF signature extraction and amplification 
012 11106111
 
Multiple Kerr-frequency-comb generation using different lines from a remote Kerr comb 
013 11106183
 
Adaptive architecture for controlling uncertain systems with unmodeled dynamics 
014 11106991
 
Techniques for universal quantum control of quantum coherent states and related systems and methods 
015 11108209
 
Single-frequency fiber amplifier with distal cladding stripper 
016 11108941
 
Multi-camera imaging systems 
017 11109486
 
High-speed, flexible integrated circuits and methods for making high-speed, flexible integrated circuits 

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Take Me To The Details
Patent Title
001 11103274
 
System and method for laparoscopic morcellator 
002 11103324
 
Magnetically steerable continuum robotic guidewires for neurovascular applications 
003 11103509
 
Methods of treating pain and/or inflammatory disorders using lapatinib 
004 11103588
 
Methods and compositions relating to carnitine-derived materials 
005 11103613
 
Phosphorylated poly (ester-urea) based degradable bone adhesives 
006 11103848
 
Flame based fluidized bed reactor for nanomaterials production 
007 11103861
 
Light driven metal pincer photocatalysts for carbon dioxide reduction to carbon monoxide 
008 11103923
 
Compositions of nanoparticles with radial gradients and methods of use thereof 
009 11104611
 
Swine-waste biochar as a sustainable cement replacement material 
010 11104693
 
Hydroxide-catalyzed formation of silicon-oxygen bonds by dehydrogenative coupling of hydrosilanes and alcohols 
011 11104695
 
Metal halide perovskites, light-emitting diodes, and methods 
012 11104764
 
Organic and metallic aerogels, composition for the organic and metallic aerogels, and method for manufacturing the organic and metallic aerogels 
013 11104901
 
Brush polymer-assisted compaction of oligonucleotides 
014 11104920
 
Enzymatic digestion of microalgal biomass for lipid, sugar, and protein recovery 
015 11104964
 
Universal microbial diagnostics using random DNA probes 
016 11105013
 
Ionic liquid electrolyte and method to electrodeposit metals 
017 11105352
 
Articles and methods for levitating liquids on surfaces, and devices incorporating the same 
018 11105728
 
Cell sorting using a high throughput fluorescence flow cytometer 
019 11105820
 
Photonic pathogen detection 
020 11105932
 
Method and system for detecting and mitigating time synchronization attacks of global positioning system (GPS) receivers 
021 11105979
 
Graphene microcavity frequency combs and related methods of manufacturing 
022 11106186
 
Packetized energy management control systems and methods of using the same 
023 11106357
 
Low latency tactile telepresence 
024 11106911
 
Image acquisition planning systems and methods used to generate information for structures of interest 
025 11106980
 
Quantum annealing with oscillating fields 
026 11106991
 
Techniques for universal quantum control of quantum coherent states and related systems and methods 
027 11107181
 
Fidelity-driven runtime thermal management for near-sensor architectures 
028 11107274
 
Methods of processing three dimensional models 
029 11107587
 
Method for tuning patient-specific cardiovascular simulations 
030 11108235
 
Double synchronous unified virtual oscillator control for grid-forming and grid-following power electronic converters 
031 11108471
 
System and method for data transmission via acoustic channels 
032 11108542
 
Multi-processor automotive electronic control unit 

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Patent Title
001 11103406
 
Airborne infectious disease isolation units and method of making using prefabricated containers 
002 11103602
 
PET imaging of zinc transport 
003 11103832
 
Three dimensional nanoporous membrane having multiple independent, continuous pore systems 
004 11103848
 
Flame based fluidized bed reactor for nanomaterials production 
005 11103878
 
Electrochemical separation and recovery of metals 
006 11104585
 
Method to produce salts containing actinide halides 
007 11104653
 
Methods for forming aryl carbon-nitrogen bond using light 
008 11104741
 
Compositions and methods for modulating kinase activity 
009 11104763
 
Renewable polymers and resins and methods of making the same 
010 11104919
 
Cell-free metabolic pathway for glucose metabolism with a molecular purge valve 
011 11104920
 
Enzymatic digestion of microalgal biomass for lipid, sugar, and protein recovery 
012 11104950
 
Human blood molecular biodosimeter panel for distinguishing radiation exposure from inflammation stress 
013 11104966
 
Spent enrichment media for growth of gene-matched microorganisms 
014 11105469
 
Integrated tube-trailer and stationary ground storage system and method for enhanced pressure consolidation operations for refueling of gaseous fuels 
015 11105598
 
Self-glowing materials and tracer ammunition 
016 11105621
 
High-sensitivity gas-mapping 3D imager and method of operation 
017 11105865
 
High-sensitivity multi-channel atomic magnetometer 
018 11106131
 
Click-chemistry compatible structures, click-chemistry functionalized structures, and materials and methods for making the same 
019 11106186
 
Packetized energy management control systems and methods of using the same 
020 11106228
 
Thermal energy storage apparatus, controllers and thermal energy storage control methods 
021 11107878
 
High resistivity iron-based, thermally stable magnetic material for on-chip integrated inductors 
022 11108007
 
Method of making a perovskite layer at high speed 
023 11108086
 
Electrolyte for high voltage lithium-ion batteries 
024 11108087
 
Electrolytes containing superhalogens for metal ion batteries 
025 11108356
 
Integration of microinverter with photovoltaic module 
026 11108981
 
Compact, low power, high resolution ADC per pixel for large area pixel detectors 

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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
11102982  Compositions and methods useful for the prevention of malaria and dengue virus transmission      
11104951  Molecular signatures for distinguishing liver transplant rejections or injuries      
Y02E Reduction of Greenhouse Gas [GHG] Emissions, Related to Energy Generation, Transmission or Distribution
11104919  Cell-free metabolic pathway for glucose metabolism with a molecular purge valve      
11108356  Integration of microinverter with photovoltaic module      
Y02P Climate Change Mitigation Technologies in the Production or Processing of Goods
11106228  Thermal energy storage apparatus, controllers and thermal energy storage control methods      

About Y Emerging Technology Symbols

Patent documents that contain a Y02 or Y04 CPC symbol are already classified elsewhere. USPTO adds the Y symbols to the classification data to monitor new technological developments covering clean technology and inventions impacting climate change, important American science and technology interests.

Y02 — Green House Gas Mitigation

Y02 covers selected technologies, that control, reduce, or prevent anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG), in the framework of the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement, and technologies that allow adapting to the adverse effects of climate change. Y02A covers technologies for adaptation to climate change, — technologies that allow adapting to the adverse effects of climate change in human, industrial (including agriculture and livestock), and economic activities. Y02P covers climate change mitigation technologies in any kind of industrial processing or production activity, including the agroalimentary industry (relating to agriculture and food), agriculture, fishing, ranching and the like.

Y04 — Enabling Technologies

Y04 is focused on the information and communications inventions that facilitate climate change technology. Y04S covers systems integrating technologies related to power network operation, communication, or information technologies for improving electrical power generation, transmission, distribution, management, or usage. Examples of the art covered here are technologies related to smart grids, home appliances, and systems supporting the interoperability of electric or hybrid vehicles.

The Health Complex

This section contains the count of patents funded by The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) organized by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) institute; and HHS subagencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and others. These agencies together are called the Health Complex.

Department | Agency This Week
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)56
National Institutes of Health (NIH)50
National Cancer Institute (NCI)10
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)9
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)7
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)7
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)5
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)3
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)3
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)2
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)2
National Institute on Aging (NIA)2
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)2
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)2
NIH Office of the Director (NIHOD)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 Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)1
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)1
National Eye Institute (NEI)1
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)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 66
1700 Chemical and Materials Engineering 28
2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components 28
3600 Transportation, Electronic Commerce, Construction, Agriculture, Licensing and Review 13
2600 Communications 12
3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, Gaming and Medical Devices/Processes 9
2100 Computer Architecture Software and Information Security 4
2400 Computer Networks, Multiplex, Cable and Cryptography/Security 4

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 32 271
CPC C12 Biochemistry; Beer; Spirits; Wine; Vinegar; Microbiology; Enzymology; Mutation or Genetic Engineering 18 144
CPC C07 Organic Chemistry 14 115
CPC G01 Measuring; Testing 21 76
CPC H01 Basic Electric Elements 10 75
CPC G06 Computing; Calculating; Counting 11 64
CPC B01 Physical or Chemical Processes or Apparatus in General 4 48
CPC C08 Organic Macromolecular Compounds; Their Preparation or Chemical Working-up; Compositions Based Thereon 4 42
CPC H04 Electric Communication Technique 7 33
CPC G02 Optics 6 33
CPC C01 Inorganic Chemistry 1 25
CPC H05 Electric Techniques Not Otherwise Provided for 2 21
CPC G16 Information and Communication Technology [ICT] Specially Adapted for Specific Application Fields 1 19
CPC H03 Basic Electronic Circuitry 2 15
CPC B22 Casting; Powder Metallurgy 2 13
CPC B65 Conveying; Packing; Storing; Handling Thin or Filamentary Material 1 14
CPC H02 Generation; Conversion or Distribution of Electric Power 3 10
CPC C02 Treatment of Water, Waste Water, Sewage, or Sludge 1 12
CPC C04 Cements; Concrete; Artificial Stone; Ceramics; Refractories 1 11
CPC B23 Machine Tools; Metal-working Not Otherwise Provided for 1 8
CPC G03 Photography; Cinematography; Analogous Techniques Using Waves Other Than Optical Waves; Electrography; Holography 1 8
CPC B64 Aircraft; Aviation; Cosmonautics 1 6
CPC F41 Weapons 1 6
CPC G05 Controlling; Regulating 3 3
CPC F16 Engineering Elements and Units; General Measures for Producing and Maintaining Effective Functioning of Machines or Installations; Thermal Insulation in General 1 5
CPC F17 Storing or Distributing Gases or Liquids 1 5
CPC B25 Hand Tools; Portable Power-driven Tools; Manipulators 1 4
CPC C06 Explosives; Matches 1 4
CPC C10 Petroleum, Gas or Coke Industries; Technical Gases Containing Carbon Monoxide; Fuels; Lubricants; Peat 1 4
CPC C25 Electrolytic or Electrophoretic Processes; Apparatus Therefor 1 4
CPC Y02 Technologies or Applications for Mitigation or Adaptation Against Climate Change 0 5
CPC F42 Ammunition; Blasting 2 2
CPC B63 Ships or Other Waterborne Vessels; Related Equipment 1 3
CPC A01 Agriculture; Forestry; Animal Husbandry; Hunting; Trapping; Fishing 2 1
CPC B60 Vehicles in General 1 2
CPC F01 Machines or Engines in General; Engine Plants in General; Steam Engines 1 2
CPC G10 Musical Instruments; Acoustics 1 2
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 0
CPC F15 Fluid-pressure Actuators; Hydraulics or Pneumatics in General 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 158 503
Sweden 1 4
Australia 1 3
Germany 1 2
France 1 2
Saudi Arabia 1 2
Switzerland 1 1
China PRC 0 4
Canada 0 2
U.S. State First Named Inventors All Inventors
California 22 71
Massachusetts 16 45
Maryland 11 35
New York 9 35
Ohio 8 30
Virginia 7 19
Texas 6 26
Illinois 6 22
Pennsylvania 6 20
New Jersey 6 15
Connecticut 5 19
Washington 4 16
Arizona 4 15
Colorado 4 11
Florida 4 11
North Carolina 4 8
Michigan 4 7
Minnesota 3 15
Alabama 3 13
Kentucky 3 10
Georgia 3 6
Missouri 2 6
New Mexico 2 3
Rhode Island 2 2
Utah 2 2
Oregon 1 6
Indiana 1 5
Tennessee 1 5
Mississippi 1 4
New Hampshire 1 4
Kansas 1 3
Vermont 1 3
Montana 1 2
Nebraska 1 2
South Carolina 1 2
Wisconsin 1 2
Nevada 1 1
Delaware 0 1
Wyoming 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 170190
Australia 11
Denmark 11
Saudi Arabia 11
Canada 01
China PRC 01
France 01
U.S. State Assignees Applicants
Massachusetts 2222
California 2123
New York 1414
District of Columbia 149
Ohio 1011
Illinois 88
Maryland 78
Washington 77
Virginia 59
North Carolina 53
Texas 48
Pennsylvania 47
Florida 45
Indiana 45
Alabama 44
New Hampshire 44
Colorado 33
Connecticut 33
Kentucky 33
Michigan 33
New Jersey 27
Arizona 25
Georgia 22
Minnesota 22
Tennessee 21
New Mexico 12
Louisiana 11
Mississippi 11
Montana 11
Nebraska 11
Nevada 11
Oregon 11
South Carolina 11
Utah 11
Vermont 11
Wisconsin 11
Rhode Island 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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