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New Taxpayer Funded Patents for Tuesday, September 07, 2021 

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FedInvent analyzed 149 taxpayer-funded patents this week.

On Tuesday, September 07, 2021, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted 149 taxpayer-funded patents; including 139 patents containing government interest statements and 33 patents where federal government agencies were an assignee or applicant. This week’s patents list 452 American inventors from 31 states and the District of Columbia. There are 17 foreign inventors from seven countries. The patents have 162 individual references to funding sources.

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The List of This Week's Patents

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Patent Title
001 11109758
 
Optical imaging or spectroscopy systems and methods 
002 11109759
 
Apparatus and method for assessment of interstitial tissue 
003 11109763
 
Photoacoustic catheter and imaging system using same 
004 11109768
 
Tonometry based blood pressure measurements using a two-dimensional force sensor array 
005 11109771
 
System and method for non-invasively determining an indication and/or an assessment of intracranial pressure 
006 11109782
 
Systems and methods for measuring neonatal cerebral oxygenation 
007 11109784
 
Metal-enzyme sandwich layers 
008 11109789
 
Field deployable brain monitor and method 
009 11109865
 
Nerve repair device and method of use 
010 11109869
 
Solvent depression of transition temperature to selectively stimulate actuation of shape memory polymer foams 
011 11110052
 
3D navigation of nanoparticles via induction of metastable diamagnetic response 
012 11110067
 
Inhibition of mammalian target of rapamycin 
013 11110070
 
Pharmacological prophylactics against stress-induced affective disorders and their associated symptoms 
014 11110076
 
Methods of treating disorders associated with glycosylation defective proteins 
015 11110079
 
Mebendazole polymorph for treatment and prevention of tumors 
016 11110080
 
Small molecule inhibitors of bacterial efflux pumps and methods of using same 
017 11110085
 
Co-spray drying of ciprofloxacin and colistin and the uses thereof 
018 11110089
 
Pyridazinones and their use in the treatment of cancer 
019 11110098
 
Methods and medicaments for the treatment of renal cell carcinoma 
020 11110104
 
Glutamine antagonists for the treatment of cognitive deficits and psychiatric disorders 
021 11110107
 
Methods for treatment of cancer by targeting SIRT5 
022 11110111
 
Deoxynucleoside therapy for diseases caused by unbalanced nucleotide pools including mitochondrial DNA depletion syndromes 
023 11110132
 
Live attenuated parasitic vaccine 
024 11110148
 
Silk fibroin materials and use thereof 
025 11110150
 
Complexes of IL-15 and IL-15Ralpha and uses thereof 
026 11110152
 
Compositions and methods for treating and preventing lung disease 
027 11110164
 
Lysosomal targeting of antigens employing nucleic acids encoding lysosomal membrane polypeptide/antigen chimeras 
028 11110171
 
PD-1 related cancer therapy 
029 11110175
 
Compositions with permeation enhancers for drug delivery 
030 11110176
 
Composition and method for the protection of proteins, cell components and cells during temperature stress 
031 11110181
 
Virus-like particle conjugates for diagnosis and treatment of tumors 
032 11110182
 
Multifunctional RNA nanoparticles and methods for treating cancer and therapeutic resistant cancer 
033 11110183
 
Method of delivering genes and drugs to a posterior segment of an eye 
034 11110197
 
Surgical suture materials with porous sheaths for drug delivery 
035 11110207
 
Nerve repair scaffolds having high microchannel volume and methods for making the same 
036 11110289
 
Micro coils suitable for magnetic neural stimulation 
037 11110292
 
Balanced cone excitation for controlling refractive error and ocular growth to inhibit development of myopia 
038 11110296
 
Bactericidal methods and compositions 
039 11110400
 
Porous polyelectrolyte complex films and foams and related methods 
040 11110405
 
Adsorption-enhanced and plasticization resistant composite membranes 
041 11110459
 
Assay wells with hydrogel as a well-contents separator 
042 11110493
 
Double-sided electrodynamic screen films 
043 11110597
 
Soft poly-limb systems 
044 11110681
 
Diffusion bonded silicon carbide having iridium and hermetic silicon carbide-iridium bonds 
045 11110682
 
Solid-gap multilayers for thermal insulation and management 
046 11110763
 
Tow bar quick-release mechanism 
047 11110784
 
Drive configuration 
048 11111031
 
Flight control management using touchscreen interfaces 
049 11111142
 
Processes and catalysts for reforming of impure methane-containing feeds 
050 11111178
 
Renewable admixtures for cementitious compositions 
051 11111199
 
Methods for preparing formaldehyde from carbon dioxide 
052 11111206
 
Monomers and polymers formed thereby 
053 11111222
 
Hydroxyeicosatrienoic acid compounds and their use as therapeutic agents 
054 11111239
 
Solid forms of(Z)-4-(5-((3-benzyl-4-oxo-2-thioxothiazolidin-5-ylidene)methyl)furan-2-yl) benzoic acid 
055 11111251
 
Positive allosteric modulators of the muscarinic acetylcholine receptor M1  
056 11111252
 
Pyrimidine compounds and pyrimido indole compounds and methods of use 
057 11111253
 
6-aryl-7-substituted-3-(1H-pyrazol-5-yl)-7H-[1,2,4]triazolo[3,4-b][1,3,4]thiadiazines as inhibitors of the STAT3 pathway with anti-proliferative activity 
058 11111270
 
Inhibitor of apoptosis protein (IAP) antagonists 
059 11111275
 
Compositions and methods for making and using virus-like particles (VLPs) 
060 11111278
 
Use of a small native peptide activator of SERCA pump for treatment of heart failure and other disorders characterized by cytosolic calcium overload 
061 11111282
 
Compositions and methods for vascular protection against reperfusion injury after myocardial ischemia 
062 11111296
 
Compositions and methods for treating cardiac dysfunction 
063 11111306
 
IL-7R-alpha specific antibodies for treating acute lymphoblastic leukemia 
064 11111330
 
Synthesis of multiphase self-healing polymers from commodity monomers 
065 11111343
 
Gels and nanocomposites containing ANFS 
066 11111359
 
Method for printing low-density polymer structures 
067 11111364
 
Flame retardant polymer composite materials and methods of making the same 
068 11111375
 
Compositions and methods for generating oligodendrocyte precursors 
069 11111378
 
Bulk transient materials made of cyclic poly(phthalaldehyde) 
070 11111468
 
Electromethanogenesis reactor 
071 11111472
 
Delivery of biomolecules to immune cells 
072 11111478
 
Methods of producing T memory stem cell populations 
073 11111479
 
Methods and kits for guided stem cell differentiation 
074 11111484
 
Streptococcus bacteriophage lysins for detection and treatment of gram positive bacteria 
075 11111492
 
Genome engineering methods using a cytosine-specific Cas9 
076 11111497
 
Transgenic plants with engineered redox sensitive modulation of photosynthetic antenna complex pigments and methods for making the same 
077 11111514
 
Method for multiplexed nucleic acid patch polymerase chain reaction 
078 11111519
 
Sequencing of nucleic acids via barcoding in discrete entities 
079 11111521
 
Compositions and methods for analyte detection 
080 11111527
 
Nanopore platform for DNA/RNA oligo detection using an osmium tagged complementary probe 
081 11111543
 
System and method for cleaning noisy genetic data and determining chromosome copy number 
082 11111544
 
System and method for cleaning noisy genetic data and determining chromosome copy number 
083 11111578
 
Atomic layer deposition of fluoride thin films 
084 11111590
 
Lithium metal synthesis 
085 11111591
 
Methods and compositions for electrochemical deposition of metal rich layers in aqueous solutions 
086 11111606
 
Production of micro- and nano-fibers by continuous microlayer coextrusion 
087 11111804
 
Inserts for slotted integrally bladed rotor 
088 11111980
 
Unidirectional damping system 
089 11112040
 
Internal spoke gimbal joint 
090 11112115
 
Contoured dilution passages for gas turbine engine combustor 
091 11112145
 
Artificial platelets for treating catastrophic bleeding 
092 11112213
 
Launch speed multiplier 
093 11112241
 
Apparatus and method for fault-proof collection of imagery for underwater survey 
094 11112245
 
Acousto-optic gyroscopes 
095 11112246
 
Torsional oscillator micro electro mechanical systems accelerometer 
096 11112305
 
Photoconductive detector device with plasmonic electrodes 
097 11112309
 
Digital micromirror device and kinematically tunable wavelength filter-based imaging systems 
098 11112360
 
System including optically-powered sensing integrated circuit(s) with optical information transfer 
099 11112409
 
Systems and compositions for diagnosing pathogenic fungal infection and methods of using the same 
100 11112410
 
Methods for capturing, isolation, and targeting of circulating tumor cells and diagnostic and therapeutic applications thereof 
101 11112454
 
Antenna-coupled radio frequency (RF) probe with a replaceable tip 
102 11112472
 
Pre-emphasis techniques based on temperature dependent gradient system behavior for trajectory correction in magnetic resonance imaging 
103 11112503
 
Methods and apparatus for three-dimensional (3D) imaging 
104 11112507
 
Location correction through differential networks system 
105 11112564
 
Apparatus, systems, and methods for nonblocking optical switching 
106 11112574
 
Optoelectronic system with a wedge-shaped adapter 
107 11112592
 
Fine focus microscope control 
108 11112594
 
Dual mode microendoscope concentrating light emission into ring area 
109 11113065
 
Speculative instruction wakeup to tolerate draining delay of memory ordering violation check buffers 
110 11113316
 
Localized data affinity system and hybrid method 
111 11113344
 
Automated discovery of network camera in heterogeneous web pages 
112 11113388
 
Cloud forensics and incident response platform 
113 11113436
 
Method for simulation of flow in fluid flow network having one-dimensional and multi-dimensional flow components 
114 11113553
 
Iris recognition using fully convolutional networks 
115 11113588
 
Randomization-based hierarchical and associatively assisted vector learning for machine vision 
116 11113594
 
Microwave diagnostics and passive sensors for pipeline, well-bore, and boiler-tube monitoring 
117 11113597
 
Artificial neural network and method of training an artificial neural network with epigenetic neurogenesis 
118 11113614
 
Enterprise hypothesis orchestration 
119 11113621
 
System and technique for loading classical data into a quantum computer 
120 11113622
 
Phononic quantum networks of solid-state spins with alternating and frequency-selective waveguides 
121 11113658
 
System and method for generating and implementing a household customer database 
122 11113750
 
System and method for electronic manifesting in a distribution network 
123 11113851
 
Correction of sharp-edge artifacts in differential phase contrast CT images and its improvement in automatic material identification 
124 11113905
 
Fault detection system and method for vehicle system prognosis 
125 11113919
 
Optical switch devices 
126 11113942
 
Human awareness telemetry apparatus, systems, and methods 
127 11114161
 
Phase change device configured to modify a plurality of reconfigurable layer regions among a plurality of contacts 
128 11114183
 
System and method for designing simulant composition 
129 11114184
 
DNA methyltransferase 1 transition state structure and uses thereof 
130 11114209
 
Nuclear reactor module with a cooling chamber for a drive motor of a control rod drive mechanism 
131 11114594
 
Light emitting device packages using light scattering particles of different size 
132 11114623
 
Organic salts for high voltage organic and transparent solar cells 
133 11114663
 
Cathode active materials having improved particle morphologies 
134 11114671
 
Layered platinum on freestanding palladium nano-substrates for electrocatalytic applications and methods of making thereof 
135 11114713
 
Thermal management systems for battery cells and methods of their manufacture 
136 11114738
 
Tunable resonant circuit comprising a RF resonator geometry disposed on an active material layer such that resonance changes when photon energy is applied 
137 11114820
 
Push-pull circuit with driving assisted by asymmetric charge sharing 
138 11114944
 
Fully integrated multi-phase buck converter with coupled air core inductors 
139 11114951
 
Electrostatic machine system and method of operation 
140 11114972
 
System, method and device for reflected wave cancellation 
141 11115004
 
Fractional delay filter for a digital signal processing system 
142 11115027
 
Direct current powered clockless superconducting logic family using dynamic internal states 
143 11115045
 
Adaptive analog-to-digital converter for pulsed signals based on multi-bit sigma-delta modulation 
144 11115095
 
Finite-alphabet beamforming for multi-antenna wideband systems 
145 11115130
 
Wavelength control and monitor for dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) silicon photonic receiver 
146 11115290
 
Network monitoring of time synchronization protocols using convolutional neural networks 
147 11115475
 
Software-defined implantable ultrasonic device for use in the internet of medical things 
148 11115569
 
Ruggedized camera system for aerospace environments 
149 11115573
 
Hyperspectral plenoptic camera 

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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) 60
Department of Defense (DOD) 33
National Science Foundation (NSF) 26
Department of Energy (DOE) 23
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 7
United States Postal Service (USPS) 3
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2
Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) 2
Small Business Administration (SBA) 2
Department of Commerce (DOC) 1
Department of the Treasury (TREASURY) 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 11109758
 
Optical imaging or spectroscopy systems and methods 
002 11109759
 
Apparatus and method for assessment of interstitial tissue 
003 11109763
 
Photoacoustic catheter and imaging system using same 
004 11109768
 
Tonometry based blood pressure measurements using a two-dimensional force sensor array 
005 11109782
 
Systems and methods for measuring neonatal cerebral oxygenation 
006 11110067
 
Inhibition of mammalian target of rapamycin 
007 11110070
 
Pharmacological prophylactics against stress-induced affective disorders and their associated symptoms 
008 11110076
 
Methods of treating disorders associated with glycosylation defective proteins 
009 11110079
 
Mebendazole polymorph for treatment and prevention of tumors 
010 11110080
 
Small molecule inhibitors of bacterial efflux pumps and methods of using same 
011 11110085
 
Co-spray drying of ciprofloxacin and colistin and the uses thereof 
012 11110089
 
Pyridazinones and their use in the treatment of cancer 
013 11110098
 
Methods and medicaments for the treatment of renal cell carcinoma 
014 11110104
 
Glutamine antagonists for the treatment of cognitive deficits and psychiatric disorders 
015 11110107
 
Methods for treatment of cancer by targeting SIRT5 
016 11110111
 
Deoxynucleoside therapy for diseases caused by unbalanced nucleotide pools including mitochondrial DNA depletion syndromes 
017 11110132
 
Live attenuated parasitic vaccine 
018 11110148
 
Silk fibroin materials and use thereof 
019 11110150
 
Complexes of IL-15 and IL-15Ralpha and uses thereof 
020 11110152
 
Compositions and methods for treating and preventing lung disease 
021 11110164
 
Lysosomal targeting of antigens employing nucleic acids encoding lysosomal membrane polypeptide/antigen chimeras 
022 11110171
 
PD-1 related cancer therapy 
023 11110175
 
Compositions with permeation enhancers for drug delivery 
024 11110176
 
Composition and method for the protection of proteins, cell components and cells during temperature stress 
025 11110181
 
Virus-like particle conjugates for diagnosis and treatment of tumors 
026 11110182
 
Multifunctional RNA nanoparticles and methods for treating cancer and therapeutic resistant cancer 
027 11110197
 
Surgical suture materials with porous sheaths for drug delivery 
028 11110207
 
Nerve repair scaffolds having high microchannel volume and methods for making the same 
029 11110289
 
Micro coils suitable for magnetic neural stimulation 
030 11110292
 
Balanced cone excitation for controlling refractive error and ocular growth to inhibit development of myopia 
031 11110296
 
Bactericidal methods and compositions 
032 11110459
 
Assay wells with hydrogel as a well-contents separator 
033 11111222
 
Hydroxyeicosatrienoic acid compounds and their use as therapeutic agents 
034 11111239
 
Solid forms of(Z)-4-(5-((3-benzyl-4-oxo-2-thioxothiazolidin-5-ylidene)methyl)furan-2-yl) benzoic acid 
035 11111251
 
Positive allosteric modulators of the muscarinic acetylcholine receptor M1  
036 11111252
 
Pyrimidine compounds and pyrimido indole compounds and methods of use 
037 11111253
 
6-aryl-7-substituted-3-(1H-pyrazol-5-yl)-7H-[1,2,4]triazolo[3,4-b][1,3,4]thiadiazines as inhibitors of the STAT3 pathway with anti-proliferative activity 
038 11111270
 
Inhibitor of apoptosis protein (IAP) antagonists 
039 11111275
 
Compositions and methods for making and using virus-like particles (VLPs) 
040 11111278
 
Use of a small native peptide activator of SERCA pump for treatment of heart failure and other disorders characterized by cytosolic calcium overload 
041 11111282
 
Compositions and methods for vascular protection against reperfusion injury after myocardial ischemia 
042 11111296
 
Compositions and methods for treating cardiac dysfunction 
043 11111306
 
IL-7R-alpha specific antibodies for treating acute lymphoblastic leukemia 
044 11111375
 
Compositions and methods for generating oligodendrocyte precursors 
045 11111472
 
Delivery of biomolecules to immune cells 
046 11111478
 
Methods of producing T memory stem cell populations 
047 11111484
 
Streptococcus bacteriophage lysins for detection and treatment of gram positive bacteria 
048 11111492
 
Genome engineering methods using a cytosine-specific Cas9 
049 11111514
 
Method for multiplexed nucleic acid patch polymerase chain reaction 
050 11111519
 
Sequencing of nucleic acids via barcoding in discrete entities 
051 11111521
 
Compositions and methods for analyte detection 
052 11111527
 
Nanopore platform for DNA/RNA oligo detection using an osmium tagged complementary probe 
053 11111543
 
System and method for cleaning noisy genetic data and determining chromosome copy number 
054 11111544
 
System and method for cleaning noisy genetic data and determining chromosome copy number 
055 11112409
 
Systems and compositions for diagnosing pathogenic fungal infection and methods of using the same 
056 11112472
 
Pre-emphasis techniques based on temperature dependent gradient system behavior for trajectory correction in magnetic resonance imaging 
057 11112592
 
Fine focus microscope control 
058 11112594
 
Dual mode microendoscope concentrating light emission into ring area 
059 11114184
 
DNA methyltransferase 1 transition state structure and uses thereof 
060 11115045
 
Adaptive analog-to-digital converter for pulsed signals based on multi-bit sigma-delta modulation 

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Department of Defense (DOD) Agencies

Patent Title
001 11109784
 
Metal-enzyme sandwich layers 
002 11111378
 
Bulk transient materials made of cyclic poly(phthalaldehyde) 
003 11111519
 
Sequencing of nucleic acids via barcoding in discrete entities 
004 11112145
 
Artificial platelets for treating catastrophic bleeding 
005 11112410
 
Methods for capturing, isolation, and targeting of circulating tumor cells and diagnostic and therapeutic applications thereof 
006 11115095
 
Finite-alphabet beamforming for multi-antenna wideband systems 

Department of the ARMY (DOA)

Patent Title
001 11109771
 
System and method for non-invasively determining an indication and/or an assessment of intracranial pressure 
002 11109789
 
Field deployable brain monitor and method 
003 11109865
 
Nerve repair device and method of use 
004 11110763
 
Tow bar quick-release mechanism 
005 11110784
 
Drive configuration 
006 11112145
 
Artificial platelets for treating catastrophic bleeding 
007 11112246
 
Torsional oscillator micro electro mechanical systems accelerometer 
008 11112305
 
Photoconductive detector device with plasmonic electrodes 
009 11113905
 
Fault detection system and method for vehicle system prognosis 
010 11115027
 
Direct current powered clockless superconducting logic family using dynamic internal states 

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

Patent Title
001 11110681
 
Diffusion bonded silicon carbide having iridium and hermetic silicon carbide-iridium bonds 
002 11111519
 
Sequencing of nucleic acids via barcoding in discrete entities 
003 11112213
 
Launch speed multiplier 
004 11112245
 
Acousto-optic gyroscopes 
005 11112305
 
Photoconductive detector device with plasmonic electrodes 
006 11112360
 
System including optically-powered sensing integrated circuit(s) with optical information transfer 
007 11112410
 
Methods for capturing, isolation, and targeting of circulating tumor cells and diagnostic and therapeutic applications thereof 
008 11112454
 
Antenna-coupled radio frequency (RF) probe with a replaceable tip 
009 11113588
 
Randomization-based hierarchical and associatively assisted vector learning for machine vision 
010 11113942
 
Human awareness telemetry apparatus, systems, and methods 
011 11114972
 
System, method and device for reflected wave cancellation 
012 11115290
 
Network monitoring of time synchronization protocols using convolutional neural networks 

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

Patent Title
001 11111031
 
Flight control management using touchscreen interfaces 
002 11111378
 
Bulk transient materials made of cyclic poly(phthalaldehyde) 
003 11112115
 
Contoured dilution passages for gas turbine engine combustor 
004 11112503
 
Methods and apparatus for three-dimensional (3D) imaging 
005 11112564
 
Apparatus, systems, and methods for nonblocking optical switching 
006 11113614
 
Enterprise hypothesis orchestration 
007 11113621
 
System and technique for loading classical data into a quantum computer 
008 11113622
 
Phononic quantum networks of solid-state spins with alternating and frequency-selective waveguides 
009 11114594
 
Light emitting device packages using light scattering particles of different size 
010 11114738
 
Tunable resonant circuit comprising a RF resonator geometry disposed on an active material layer such that resonance changes when photon energy is applied 

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Patent Title
001 11110052
 
3D navigation of nanoparticles via induction of metastable diamagnetic response 
002 11110148
 
Silk fibroin materials and use thereof 
003 11110176
 
Composition and method for the protection of proteins, cell components and cells during temperature stress 
004 11110400
 
Porous polyelectrolyte complex films and foams and related methods 
005 11110597
 
Soft poly-limb systems 
006 11111142
 
Processes and catalysts for reforming of impure methane-containing feeds 
007 11111178
 
Renewable admixtures for cementitious compositions 
008 11111206
 
Monomers and polymers formed thereby 
009 11111343
 
Gels and nanocomposites containing ANFS 
010 11111364
 
Flame retardant polymer composite materials and methods of making the same 
011 11111479
 
Methods and kits for guided stem cell differentiation 
012 11111497
 
Transgenic plants with engineered redox sensitive modulation of photosynthetic antenna complex pigments and methods for making the same 
013 11111519
 
Sequencing of nucleic acids via barcoding in discrete entities 
014 11111591
 
Methods and compositions for electrochemical deposition of metal rich layers in aqueous solutions 
015 11111606
 
Production of micro- and nano-fibers by continuous microlayer coextrusion 
016 11112305
 
Photoconductive detector device with plasmonic electrodes 
017 11112309
 
Digital micromirror device and kinematically tunable wavelength filter-based imaging systems 
018 11113344
 
Automated discovery of network camera in heterogeneous web pages 
019 11113553
 
Iris recognition using fully convolutional networks 
020 11113622
 
Phononic quantum networks of solid-state spins with alternating and frequency-selective waveguides 
021 11114161
 
Phase change device configured to modify a plurality of reconfigurable layer regions among a plurality of contacts 
022 11114623
 
Organic salts for high voltage organic and transparent solar cells 
023 11114663
 
Cathode active materials having improved particle morphologies 
024 11114671
 
Layered platinum on freestanding palladium nano-substrates for electrocatalytic applications and methods of making thereof 
025 11114951
 
Electrostatic machine system and method of operation 
026 11115475
 
Software-defined implantable ultrasonic device for use in the internet of medical things 

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Patent Title
001 11109869
 
Solvent depression of transition temperature to selectively stimulate actuation of shape memory polymer foams 
002 11110405
 
Adsorption-enhanced and plasticization resistant composite membranes 
003 11110493
 
Double-sided electrodynamic screen films 
004 11110681
 
Diffusion bonded silicon carbide having iridium and hermetic silicon carbide-iridium bonds 
005 11110682
 
Solid-gap multilayers for thermal insulation and management 
006 11111142
 
Processes and catalysts for reforming of impure methane-containing feeds 
007 11111199
 
Methods for preparing formaldehyde from carbon dioxide 
008 11111330
 
Synthesis of multiphase self-healing polymers from commodity monomers 
009 11111359
 
Method for printing low-density polymer structures 
010 11111468
 
Electromethanogenesis reactor 
011 11111497
 
Transgenic plants with engineered redox sensitive modulation of photosynthetic antenna complex pigments and methods for making the same 
012 11111578
 
Atomic layer deposition of fluoride thin films 
013 11111590
 
Lithium metal synthesis 
014 11112574
 
Optoelectronic system with a wedge-shaped adapter 
015 11113065
 
Speculative instruction wakeup to tolerate draining delay of memory ordering violation check buffers 
016 11113388
 
Cloud forensics and incident response platform 
017 11113594
 
Microwave diagnostics and passive sensors for pipeline, well-bore, and boiler-tube monitoring 
018 11114209
 
Nuclear reactor module with a cooling chamber for a drive motor of a control rod drive mechanism 
019 11114663
 
Cathode active materials having improved particle morphologies 
020 11114820
 
Push-pull circuit with driving assisted by asymmetric charge sharing 
021 11114944
 
Fully integrated multi-phase buck converter with coupled air core inductors 
022 11115004
 
Fractional delay filter for a digital signal processing system 
023 11115130
 
Wavelength control and monitor for dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) silicon photonic receiver 

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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
11111497  Transgenic plants with engineered redox sensitive modulation of photosynthetic antenna complex pigments and methods for making the same      
Y02C Capture, Storage, Sequestration or Disposal of Greenhouse Gases [GHG]
11110405  Adsorption-enhanced and plasticization resistant composite membranes      
Y02D Climate Change Mitigation Technologies in Information and Communication Technologies [ICT] i.e Information and Communication Technologies Aiming at the Reduction of Their Own Energy Use
11115475  Software-defined implantable ultrasonic device for use in the internet of medical things      
Y02E Reduction of Greenhouse Gas [GHG] Emissions, Related to Energy Generation, Transmission or Distribution
11114623  Organic salts for high voltage organic and transparent solar cells      
Y02T Climate Change Mitigation Technologies Related to Transportation
11112115  Contoured dilution passages for gas turbine engine combustor      

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)60
National Institutes of Health (NIH)53
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)13
National Cancer Institute (NCI)11
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)7
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)6
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)5
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)5
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)5
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)3
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)2
NIH Office of the Director (NIHOD)2
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)2
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)2
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)2
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)2
National Institute on Aging (NIA)2
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)1
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)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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We're working on our data analytics and will be reporting taxpayer-funded patents and patent applications shortly. In the meantime, FedInvent will post interesting information about the HERD Innovation Ecosphere here.

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

Count By Tech Center

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

Tech Center Count
1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry 53
2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components 27
1700 Chemical and Materials Engineering 23
3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, Gaming and Medical Devices/Processes 15
3600 Transportation, Electronic Commerce, Construction, Agriculture, Licensing and Review 12
2600 Communications 9
2100 Computer Architecture Software and Information Security 6
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 38 366
CPC C12 Biochemistry; Beer; Spirits; Wine; Vinegar; Microbiology; Enzymology; Mutation or Genetic Engineering 13 134
CPC C07 Organic Chemistry 13 77
CPC B32 Layered Products 2 84
CPC C08 Organic Macromolecular Compounds; Their Preparation or Chemical Working-up; Compositions Based Thereon 6 79
CPC B01 Physical or Chemical Processes or Apparatus in General 3 79
CPC G01 Measuring; Testing 12 63
CPC G06 Computing; Calculating; Counting 15 44
CPC H01 Basic Electric Elements 7 51
CPC H04 Electric Communication Technique 6 37
CPC G02 Optics 4 21
CPC G16 Information and Communication Technology [ICT] Specially Adapted for Specific Application Fields 2 20
CPC C01 Inorganic Chemistry 1 20
CPC B42 Bookbinding; Albums; Files; Special Printed Matter 0 18
CPC B29 Working of Plastics; Working of Substances in a Plastic State in General 0 17
CPC B60 Vehicles in General 2 9
CPC H03 Basic Electronic Circuitry 3 7
CPC C25 Electrolytic or Electrophoretic Processes; Apparatus Therefor 2 8
CPC C04 Cements; Concrete; Artificial Stone; Ceramics; Refractories 1 9
CPC F05 Indexing Schemes Relating to Engines or Pumps in Various Subclasses of Classes F01-F04 0 10
CPC H02 Generation; Conversion or Distribution of Electric Power 3 6
CPC D01 Edible products 2 6
CPC F16 Engineering Elements and Units; General Measures for Producing and Maintaining Effective Functioning of Machines or Installations; Thermal Insulation in General 2 5
CPC F23 Combustion Apparatus; Combustion Processes 1 6
CPC G11 Information Storage 1 6
CPC Y02 Technologies or Applications for Mitigation or Adaptation Against Climate Change 0 7
CPC B25 Hand Tools; Portable Power-driven Tools; Manipulators 1 5
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 4
CPC G07 Checking-devices 2 2
CPC G21 Nuclear Physics; Nuclear Engineering 1 3
CPC B64 Aircraft; Aviation; Cosmonautics 1 1
CPC F01 Machines or Engines in General; Engine Plants in General; Steam Engines 1 1
CPC F41 Weapons 1 1
CPC B08 Cleaning 1 0
CPC F25 Refrigeration or Cooling; Combined Heating and Refrigeration Systems; Heat Pump Systems; Manufacture or Storage of Ice; Liquefaction Solidification of Gases 1 0
CPC G08 Signalling 1 0

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Count of Inventors by Country and U.S. State

Patent count by country and state based on the location information of first named inventors and of all inventors on the patent.

Country First Named Inventors All Inventors
United States of America 146 452
Germany 1 7
United Kingdom 1 2
Sweden 1 2
China PRC 0 3
Spain 0 1
India 0 1
Japan 0 1
U.S. State First Named Inventors All Inventors
California 26 91
Massachusetts 18 50
New York 12 34
Ohio 8 17
Illinois 7 28
Florida 7 17
Maryland 6 27
Pennsylvania 6 20
Alabama 5 14
Michigan 5 11
Texas 4 20
Virginia 4 13
Connecticut 3 13
Tennessee 3 13
New Jersey 3 11
Arizona 3 10
Colorado 3 8
Indiana 3 7
Missouri 3 6
Georgia 2 8
District of Columbia 2 7
New Mexico 2 4
Oregon 2 3
Rhode Island 2 3
Wisconsin 1 5
Minnesota 1 4
Iowa 1 3
Kansas 1 1
Louisiana 1 1
New Hampshire 1 1
Vermont 1 1
South Carolina 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 158171
Germany 26
Sweden 11
Switzerland 11
United Kingdom 11
Morocco 10
U.S. State Assignees Applicants
California 2428
Massachusetts 2023
District of Columbia 1814
New York 1515
Ohio 1011
Maryland 1010
Illinois 99
Texas 99
Florida 49
Michigan 44
Pennsylvania 44
Arizona 34
Connecticut 33
Missouri 33
Indiana 23
Georgia 22
New Mexico 22
Oregon 22
Tennessee 22
Alabama 12
Colorado 12
Rhode Island 12
Iowa 11
Kansas 11
Louisiana 11
Minnesota 11
New Hampshire 11
Vermont 11
Virginia 11
Wisconsin 11
North Carolina 10

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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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