FedInvent™ Patents

New Taxpayer Funded Patents for Tuesday, September 14, 2021 

This page was updated on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 10:06 PM GMT

FedInvent analyzed 182 taxpayer-funded patents this week.

On Tuesday, September 9, 2021, FedInvent identified 182 taxpayer-funded patents within the 7,216 newly granted patents. Of the 182 patents, 175 have government interest statements. Forty (40) have a federal government department as the assignee. These patents are the work of 607 inventors. There are 603 American inventors from 36 states and the District of Columbia. Six states account for half of the American inventors on taxpayer funded patents.

The count includes 180 utility patents and two plant patents from Rutgers University.

Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) colleges and universities are assignees on 95 of Tuesday’s patents.

This week the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was the funding source for 64 patents. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) was cited as the funding source 62 times. Twenty (20) individual NIH institutes were cited 88 times.

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The List of This Week's Patents

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Patent Title
001 11116150
 
Aerial electrostatic system for weather modification 
002 11116154
 
Integrated field phenotyping and management platform for crop development and precision agriculture 
003 11116211
 
Modification of segmented polyurethane properties by copolymerizing with pendant functionalized diols 
004 11116244
 
Precision cooking system 
005 11116405
 
High-intensity focused ultrasound for heating a target zone larger than the electronic focusing zone 
006 11116416
 
Portable heart motion monitor 
007 11116445
 
Methods for locating discontinuities in tissue using optical imaging, surgical procedures, and devices for use during surgical procedures 
008 11116459
 
Proton imaging system for optimization of proton therapy 
009 11116463
 
Apparatus with flexible x-ray gratings 
010 11116578
 
Methods and system for performing 3-D tool tracking by fusion of sensor and/or camera derived data during minimally invasive robotic surgery 
011 11116729
 
Drug delivery systems containing oxidized cholesterols 
012 11116738
 
Methods for treating neutropenia using retinoid agonists 
013 11116740
 
Methods for use in support of planned supplement and food ingredient products for diagnosis and treatment of metabolic syndrome 
014 11116753
 
Molecular genetic approach to treatment and diagnosis of alcohol and drug dependence 
015 11116754
 
Inhibition of TOR complex 2 increases immunity against bacterial infection 
016 11116757
 
Methods and compositions of inhibiting DCN1-UBC12 interaction 
017 11116765
 
Liposomal ciprofloxacin formulations with activity against non-tuberculous mycobacteria 
018 11116784
 
Niacinamide (NAM) in ischemic tissue injury 
019 11116799
 
Generation of uniform hepatocytes from human embryonic stem cells by inhibiting TGF-beta and methods of maintaining hepatic cultures 
020 11116804
 
Modulation of the gut microbiome to treat mental disorders or diseases of the central nervous system 
021 11116815
 
Chemical reprogramming of human glial cells into neurons for brain and spinal cord repair 
022 11116816
 
Therapeutic vitamin d conjugates 
023 11116818
 
Compositions and methods for inhibiting viral entry 
024 11116819
 
Methods and compositions for mobilizing stem cells 
025 11116827
 
Compositions and methods for tumor vaccination and immunotherapy involving HER antigens 
026 11116830
 
Bacterial polysaccharide-conjugated carrier proteins and use thereof 
027 11116846
 
Antibody-drug conjugates and uses thereof 
028 11116848
 
Selective UV crosslinking of peptides and functional moieties to immunoglobulins 
029 11116850
 
AAV-IDUA vector for treatment of MPS I-associated blindness 
030 11116851
 
Anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory therapeutics and methods thereof 
031 11116853
 
Monolayer protected nanoclusters and methods of making and using thereof 
032 11116854
 
Targeted contrast agents for MRI of amyloid deposition 
033 11116862
 
Devices and methods for selectively providing an odor-rich environment 
034 11116870
 
Biopolymer compositions, scaffolds and devices 
035 11116875
 
Hydrogels with dynamically adjustable mechanical properties 
036 11116902
 
Blood glucose control system with control parameter modification 
037 11116964
 
Multi-electrode array with unitary body 
038 11116976
 
High density epidural stimulation for facilitation of locomotion, posture, voluntary movement, and recovery of autonomic, sexual, vasomotor, and cognitive function after neurological injury 
039 11117008
 
Siloxane and glucoside surfactant formulation for fire-fighting foam applications 
040 11117091
 
Separation of a target substance from a fluid or mixture using encapsulated sorbents 
041 11117092
 
Energy efficient membrane-based process for CO2 capture 
042 11117117
 
Doped carbonaceous materials for photocatalytic removal of pollutants under visible light, making methods and applications of same 
043 11117121
 
Production of biofuels with novel salts impregnated tire-derived carbon catalysts 
044 11117123
 
Compositions and methods for catalysts based on bridged chiral amidoporphyrins and their metal complexes 
045 11117206
 
Heterogeneous composite bodies with isolated cermet regions formed by high temperature, rapid consolidation 
046 11117217
 
Metal film for additive metal manufacturing 
047 11117243
 
Multi-tool for disrupter breech maintenance 
048 11117361
 
Optically enhanced patternable photosensitivity via oxygen excitation 
049 11117567
 
Real time trajectory optimization for hybrid energy management utilizing connected information technologies 
050 11117666
 
Precision delivery vehicle 
051 11117667
 
Unmanned aerial vehicle jettison apparatus 
052 11117808
 
Mesoporous nitric oxide-releasing silica particles, methods of making, and uses thereof 
053 11117810
 
Method for the generation of power 
054 11117841
 
Organic flocculant and fertilizer 
055 11117847
 
High density turbine and diesel fuels derived from adamantane 
056 11117856
 
Polyamine compounds targeting the efflux pumps of multi-drug resistant bacterial pathogens and methods of using the same 
057 11117858
 
Voltage gated sodium channel imaging agents 
058 11117882
 
Pyrazoline dihydroquinolones, pharmaceutical compositions, and uses 
059 11117884
 
Potent gamma-secretase modulators 
060 11117911
 
Photo-oxidants for energy conversion and catalysts and systems and methods of using same 
061 11117914
 
Carbohydrate-based surfactants 
062 11117922
 
Processes using nucleoside triphosphates with stable aminoxy groups 
063 11117933
 
Selective recovery 
064 11117934
 
Oncolytic virus platform to treat cancers with myxoma virus 
065 11117935
 
Engineered botulinum neurotoxin 
066 11117936
 
Affinity-enhanced monomeric streptavidin chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) 
067 11117943
 
Superagonists and antagonists of interleukin-2 
068 11117944
 
De novo design of potent and selective interleukin mimetics 
069 11117952
 
Polymeric forms of H-NOX proteins 
070 11117976
 
Compositions and methods for regulating erythropoiesis 
071 11117977
 
Anti-fibulin-3 antibodies and uses thereof 
072 11118002
 
Low melting and low viscosity thermoset matrix resins from the Z configuration of polyhydroxy stilbenes 
073 11118008
 
Ring-opening polymerizations using a flow reactor 
074 11118048
 
Nanostructures for the assembly of materials 
075 11118124
 
Diamondoid fuels 
076 11118150
 
Layered microfluidic array 
077 11118160
 
Probiotic composition for enhancing an insects resistance to a pesticide 
078 11118162
 
Cytopheresis cartridges and use thereof 
079 11118164
 
Pepmixes to generate multiviral CTLs with broad specificity 
080 11118167
 
Enzyme-mediated depletion of adenosine and/or methylthioadenosine 
081 11118170
 
Engineered clostridium botulinum toxin adapted to deliver molecules into selected cells 
082 11118185
 
AAV vectors for treatment of dominant retinitis pigmentosa 
083 11118186
 
Soluble interleukin-7 receptor (sIL7R) modulating therapy to treat autoimmune diseases and cancer 
084 11118197
 
High gravity, fed-batch ionic liquid based process for deconstructing biomass 
085 11118199
 
Use of marine algae for co-producing alkenones, alkenone derivatives, and co-products 
086 11118204
 
Switchable ionic liquids for biomass pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis 
087 11118206
 
Multiple stage isothermal enzymatic amplification 
088 11118210
 
Genetically engineered gas vesicle gene clusters, genetic circuits, vectors, prokaryotic cells, compositions, methods and systems for contrast-enhanced imaging 
089 11118220
 
Method and apparatus for volumetric imaging of a three-dimensional nucleic acid containing matrix 
090 11118224
 
Type V CRISPR/Cas effector proteins for cleaving ssDNAs and detecting target DNAs 
091 11118225
 
Methods of lowering the error rate of massively parallel DNA sequencing using duplex consensus sequencing 
092 11118235
 
Methods and kits to identify Klebsiella strains 
093 11118245
 
Alkaline solution method for recovering rare earth elements 
094 11118247
 
Highly processable single crystal nickel alloys 
095 11118249
 
Method for tuning thermal expansion properties in an additive manufacturing feedstock material 
096 11118270
 
Method for preparing icephobic/superhydrophobic surfaces on metals, ceramics, and polymers 
097 11118273
 
Brine electrolysis system for producing pressurized chlorine and hydrogen gases 
098 11118471
 
Variable area vane endwall treatments 
099 11118474
 
Vane cooling structures 
100 11118613
 
Phononic materials used to control flow behavior 
101 11118629
 
Curved beam centering spring for a thrust bearing 
102 11118784
 
Heat exchanger integrated with fuel nozzle 
103 11118885
 
On-demand high capacity and speed portable part or consumable item carrier and belt feed system 
104 11118886
 
Shock mitigation systems 
105 11118909
 
Multi-IMU guidance measurement and control system with handshake capability to refine guidance control in response to changing conditions 
106 11118964
 
Balanced light detector 
107 11118981
 
Frequency-selective metasurface integrated uncooled microbolometers 
108 11119013
 
Extracellular vesicle isolation by nanomembranes 
109 11119042
 
All-optical write/read scheme for magnetic nanostructures 
110 11119054
 
Versatile display scaffolds for proteins 
111 11119061
 
Biopharmaceutical aggregation assessment and counterfeit detection using magnetic resonance relaxometry 
112 11119069
 
Device and method to manipulate ions in multi level system 
113 11119072
 
Remote, noninvasive, cardio-vascular activity tracer and hard target evaluator 
114 11119081
 
Ion generation using modified wetted porous materials 
115 11119089
 
Non-hydrogen-bonding universal reader for DNA sequencing 
116 11119093
 
Low shear microfluidic devices and methods of use and manufacturing thereof 
117 11119097
 
Graphene-biomolecule bioelectronic devices 
118 11119098
 
Systems including Janus droplets 
119 11119099
 
Nanocomposites and methods of making same 
120 11119104
 
Methods of treating volume depletion and kidney injury 
121 11119114
 
Anchor structure for securing optomechanical structure 
122 11119115
 
Vibrating beam accelerometer 
123 11119116
 
Accelerometer for determining an acceleration based on modulated optical signals 
124 11119159
 
On-line diagnostic method for electronic switch faults in neutral-point-clamped converters 
125 11119165
 
Photonic band-gap resonator for magnetic resonance applications 
126 11119193
 
Micro resolution imaging range sensor system 
127 11119207
 
Customized sorting with wayfinding capability 
128 11119223
 
Device and method for improving geographic position accuracy of a global positioning system-based mobile device 
129 11119249
 
Meteorological sensing systems and methods 
130 11119255
 
Highly efficient data representation of dense polygonal structures 
131 11119256
 
Retroreflector with load-biased hinges 
132 11119257
 
Methods of diffractive lens and mirror fabrication 
133 11119272
 
Hybrid silicon-transparent conductive oxide devices 
134 11119386
 
Truncated nonlinear interferometer-based atomic force microscopes 
135 11119466
 
Implicit method and an algorithm for flexible functionally tailorable slicing for additive manufacturing 
136 11119665
 
Dynamic voltage and frequency scaling based on memory channel slack 
137 11119764
 
Automated editing task modification 
138 11119771
 
Computing 2-body statistics on graphics processing units (GPUs) 
139 11119923
 
Locality-aware and sharing-aware cache coherence for collections of processors 
140 11120112
 
Biometrics authentication for secure access to system 
141 11120253
 
Facial image recognition using pseudo-images 
142 11120307
 
Multi-task learning for dense object detection 
143 11120319
 
Uniquely identifiable articles of fabric and social networks employing them 
144 11120390
 
Smart drop box 
145 11120394
 
System and method of coordinating distribution of an item 
146 11120548
 
Assessment of arterial calcifications 
147 11120561
 
Detection, tracking and recognition on networks of digital neurosynaptic cores 
148 11120583
 
Tomographic imaging using fast stochastic hierarchical Bayesian systems and methods 
149 11120856
 
Spin-orbit torque devices 
150 11120889
 
Method for synthesizing a nuclease with reduced off-site cleavage 
151 11120968
 
High speed/low dose multi-objective autonomous scanning materials imaging 
152 11120984
 
Ion traps that apply an inverse Mathieu q scan 
153 11120990
 
Methods for depositing III-V compositions on silicon 
154 11121219
 
Elastic strain engineering of defect doped materials 
155 11121239
 
Spin to photon transducer 
156 11121267
 
Antireflective coating for glass applications and method of forming same 
157 11121278
 
Infrared transmissive concentrated photovoltaics for coupling solar electric energy conversion to solar thermal energy utilization 
158 11121305
 
Microelectronic structures with suspended lithium-based thin films 
159 11121328
 
Synthesis of platinum and palladium complexes as narrow-band phosphorescent emitters for full color displays 
160 11121334
 
3D graphene transistor 
161 11121336
 
Hybrid planar-mixed heterojunction for organic photovoltaics 
162 11121355
 
Metal fluoride passivation coatings prepared by atomic layer deposition for Li-ion batteries 
163 11121385
 
Fuel cell purge systems and related processes 
164 11121398
 
Alkali metal-sulfur secondary battery containing cathode material particulates 
165 11121400
 
Electrolytes, current collectors, and binders for rechargeable metal-ion batteries 
166 11121402
 
Aqueous manganese ion battery 
167 11121432
 
Separators for electrochemical cells 
168 11121437
 
Electrochemical cells and methods of manufacturing the same 
169 11121473
 
Compact cavity-backed discone array 
170 11121518
 
Systems and methods for laser beam expander alignment and stabilization 
171 11121523
 
Semiconductor devices with depleted heterojunction current blocking regions 
172 11121557
 
Power distribution system for aircraft 
173 11121604
 
Electrostatic generator electrode-centering and seismic-isolation system for flywheel-based energy storage modules 
174 11121896
 
Low-resolution, low-power, radio frequency receiver 
175 11121951
 
Network resiliency through memory health monitoring and proactive management 
176 11121962
 
High performance software-defined core network 
177 11122026
 
Queue management and load shedding for complex authentication schemes 
178 11122079
 
Obfuscation for high-performance computing systems 
179 11122664
 
Fault signal range extender 
180 D930788
 
Filter cartridge 
181 PP33473
 
Peach tree named ‘NJ360’ 
182 PP33474
 
Peach tree named ‘NJ361’ 

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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) 64
Department of Defense (DOD) 55
Department of Energy (DOE) 31
National Science Foundation (NSF) 31
Small Business Administration (SBA) 5
Department of Agriculture (USDA) 4
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 4
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2
United States Postal Service (USPS) 2
Department of Commerce (DOC) 1
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 1
General Services Administration (GSA) 1
National Security Agency (NSA) 1
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) 1
Government Rights Acknowledged 1

Patents By Funding Agency

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

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Patent Title
001 11116405
 
High-intensity focused ultrasound for heating a target zone larger than the electronic focusing zone 
002 11116445
 
Methods for locating discontinuities in tissue using optical imaging, surgical procedures, and devices for use during surgical procedures 
003 11116459
 
Proton imaging system for optimization of proton therapy 
004 11116729
 
Drug delivery systems containing oxidized cholesterols 
005 11116738
 
Methods for treating neutropenia using retinoid agonists 
006 11116753
 
Molecular genetic approach to treatment and diagnosis of alcohol and drug dependence 
007 11116754
 
Inhibition of TOR complex 2 increases immunity against bacterial infection 
008 11116757
 
Methods and compositions of inhibiting DCN1-UBC12 interaction 
009 11116765
 
Liposomal ciprofloxacin formulations with activity against non-tuberculous mycobacteria 
010 11116784
 
Niacinamide (NAM) in ischemic tissue injury 
011 11116804
 
Modulation of the gut microbiome to treat mental disorders or diseases of the central nervous system 
012 11116815
 
Chemical reprogramming of human glial cells into neurons for brain and spinal cord repair 
013 11116816
 
Therapeutic vitamin d conjugates 
014 11116818
 
Compositions and methods for inhibiting viral entry 
015 11116819
 
Methods and compositions for mobilizing stem cells 
016 11116827
 
Compositions and methods for tumor vaccination and immunotherapy involving HER antigens 
017 11116830
 
Bacterial polysaccharide-conjugated carrier proteins and use thereof 
018 11116846
 
Antibody-drug conjugates and uses thereof 
019 11116850
 
AAV-IDUA vector for treatment of MPS I-associated blindness 
020 11116851
 
Anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory therapeutics and methods thereof 
021 11116854
 
Targeted contrast agents for MRI of amyloid deposition 
022 11116862
 
Devices and methods for selectively providing an odor-rich environment 
023 11116875
 
Hydrogels with dynamically adjustable mechanical properties 
024 11116976
 
High density epidural stimulation for facilitation of locomotion, posture, voluntary movement, and recovery of autonomic, sexual, vasomotor, and cognitive function after neurological injury 
025 11117123
 
Compositions and methods for catalysts based on bridged chiral amidoporphyrins and their metal complexes 
026 11117808
 
Mesoporous nitric oxide-releasing silica particles, methods of making, and uses thereof 
027 11117856
 
Polyamine compounds targeting the efflux pumps of multi-drug resistant bacterial pathogens and methods of using the same 
028 11117858
 
Voltage gated sodium channel imaging agents 
029 11117882
 
Pyrazoline dihydroquinolones, pharmaceutical compositions, and uses 
030 11117884
 
Potent gamma-secretase modulators 
031 11117914
 
Carbohydrate-based surfactants 
032 11117922
 
Processes using nucleoside triphosphates with stable aminoxy groups 
033 11117933
 
Selective recovery 
034 11117934
 
Oncolytic virus platform to treat cancers with myxoma virus 
035 11117935
 
Engineered botulinum neurotoxin 
036 11117936
 
Affinity-enhanced monomeric streptavidin chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) 
037 11117943
 
Superagonists and antagonists of interleukin-2 
038 11117944
 
De novo design of potent and selective interleukin mimetics 
039 11117952
 
Polymeric forms of H-NOX proteins 
040 11117976
 
Compositions and methods for regulating erythropoiesis 
041 11117977
 
Anti-fibulin-3 antibodies and uses thereof 
042 11118150
 
Layered microfluidic array 
043 11118162
 
Cytopheresis cartridges and use thereof 
044 11118164
 
Pepmixes to generate multiviral CTLs with broad specificity 
045 11118167
 
Enzyme-mediated depletion of adenosine and/or methylthioadenosine 
046 11118185
 
AAV vectors for treatment of dominant retinitis pigmentosa 
047 11118186
 
Soluble interleukin-7 receptor (sIL7R) modulating therapy to treat autoimmune diseases and cancer 
048 11118206
 
Multiple stage isothermal enzymatic amplification 
049 11118210
 
Genetically engineered gas vesicle gene clusters, genetic circuits, vectors, prokaryotic cells, compositions, methods and systems for contrast-enhanced imaging 
050 11118220
 
Method and apparatus for volumetric imaging of a three-dimensional nucleic acid containing matrix 
051 11118225
 
Methods of lowering the error rate of massively parallel DNA sequencing using duplex consensus sequencing 
052 11118235
 
Methods and kits to identify Klebsiella strains 
053 11119054
 
Versatile display scaffolds for proteins 
054 11119061
 
Biopharmaceutical aggregation assessment and counterfeit detection using magnetic resonance relaxometry 
055 11119069
 
Device and method to manipulate ions in multi level system 
056 11119081
 
Ion generation using modified wetted porous materials 
057 11119089
 
Non-hydrogen-bonding universal reader for DNA sequencing 
058 11119098
 
Systems including Janus droplets 
059 11119104
 
Methods of treating volume depletion and kidney injury 
060 11119165
 
Photonic band-gap resonator for magnetic resonance applications 
061 11120253
 
Facial image recognition using pseudo-images 
062 11120307
 
Multi-task learning for dense object detection 
063 11120548
 
Assessment of arterial calcifications 
064 11120889
 
Method for synthesizing a nuclease with reduced off-site cleavage 

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Department of Defense (DOD) Agencies

Patent Title
001 11116827
 
Compositions and methods for tumor vaccination and immunotherapy involving HER antigens 
002 11116870
 
Biopolymer compositions, scaffolds and devices 
003 11117666
 
Precision delivery vehicle 
004 11119099
 
Nanocomposites and methods of making same 
005 11119115
 
Vibrating beam accelerometer 
006 11119193
 
Micro resolution imaging range sensor system 
007 11120856
 
Spin-orbit torque devices 
008 11121239
 
Spin to photon transducer 
009 11121305
 
Microelectronic structures with suspended lithium-based thin films 
010 11121523
 
Semiconductor devices with depleted heterojunction current blocking regions 
011 11121557
 
Power distribution system for aircraft 

Department of the ARMY (DOA)

Patent Title
001 11116827
 
Compositions and methods for tumor vaccination and immunotherapy involving HER antigens 
002 11116964
 
Multi-electrode array with unitary body 
003 11116976
 
High density epidural stimulation for facilitation of locomotion, posture, voluntary movement, and recovery of autonomic, sexual, vasomotor, and cognitive function after neurological injury 
004 11118162
 
Cytopheresis cartridges and use thereof 
005 11118909
 
Multi-IMU guidance measurement and control system with handshake capability to refine guidance control in response to changing conditions 
006 11118981
 
Frequency-selective metasurface integrated uncooled microbolometers 
007 11119093
 
Low shear microfluidic devices and methods of use and manufacturing thereof 
008 11119099
 
Nanocomposites and methods of making same 
009 11119257
 
Methods of diffractive lens and mirror fabrication 
010 11120319
 
Uniquely identifiable articles of fabric and social networks employing them 
011 11120583
 
Tomographic imaging using fast stochastic hierarchical Bayesian systems and methods 
012 11121239
 
Spin to photon transducer 
013 11121523
 
Semiconductor devices with depleted heterojunction current blocking regions 
014 D930788
 
Filter cartridge 

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

Patent Title
001 11116740
 
Methods for use in support of planned supplement and food ingredient products for diagnosis and treatment of metabolic syndrome 
002 11117008
 
Siloxane and glucoside surfactant formulation for fire-fighting foam applications 
003 11117206
 
Heterogeneous composite bodies with isolated cermet regions formed by high temperature, rapid consolidation 
004 11117243
 
Multi-tool for disrupter breech maintenance 
005 11117667
 
Unmanned aerial vehicle jettison apparatus 
006 11117847
 
High density turbine and diesel fuels derived from adamantane 
007 11118002
 
Low melting and low viscosity thermoset matrix resins from the Z configuration of polyhydroxy stilbenes 
008 11118124
 
Diamondoid fuels 
009 11118273
 
Brine electrolysis system for producing pressurized chlorine and hydrogen gases 
010 11118471
 
Variable area vane endwall treatments 
011 11118885
 
On-demand high capacity and speed portable part or consumable item carrier and belt feed system 
012 11118886
 
Shock mitigation systems 
013 11119042
 
All-optical write/read scheme for magnetic nanostructures 
014 11119114
 
Anchor structure for securing optomechanical structure 
015 11119116
 
Accelerometer for determining an acceleration based on modulated optical signals 
016 11119193
 
Micro resolution imaging range sensor system 
017 11119466
 
Implicit method and an algorithm for flexible functionally tailorable slicing for additive manufacturing 
018 11120112
 
Biometrics authentication for secure access to system 
019 11120583
 
Tomographic imaging using fast stochastic hierarchical Bayesian systems and methods 
020 11121219
 
Elastic strain engineering of defect doped materials 
021 11121305
 
Microelectronic structures with suspended lithium-based thin films 
022 11121385
 
Fuel cell purge systems and related processes 
023 11122664
 
Fault signal range extender 

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

Patent Title
001 11118048
 
Nanostructures for the assembly of materials 
002 11118270
 
Method for preparing icephobic/superhydrophobic surfaces on metals, ceramics, and polymers 
003 11118474
 
Vane cooling structures 
004 11119114
 
Anchor structure for securing optomechanical structure 
005 11119116
 
Accelerometer for determining an acceleration based on modulated optical signals 
006 11119255
 
Highly efficient data representation of dense polygonal structures 
007 11119256
 
Retroreflector with load-biased hinges 
008 11120561
 
Detection, tracking and recognition on networks of digital neurosynaptic cores 
009 11120968
 
High speed/low dose multi-objective autonomous scanning materials imaging 
010 11121336
 
Hybrid planar-mixed heterojunction for organic photovoltaics 
011 11121473
 
Compact cavity-backed discone array 
012 11122026
 
Queue management and load shedding for complex authentication schemes 

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Patent Title
001 11116154
 
Integrated field phenotyping and management platform for crop development and precision agriculture 
002 11116244
 
Precision cooking system 
003 11117091
 
Separation of a target substance from a fluid or mixture using encapsulated sorbents 
004 11117092
 
Energy efficient membrane-based process for CO2 capture 
005 11117121
 
Production of biofuels with novel salts impregnated tire-derived carbon catalysts 
006 11117217
 
Metal film for additive metal manufacturing 
007 11117361
 
Optically enhanced patternable photosensitivity via oxygen excitation 
008 11117567
 
Real time trajectory optimization for hybrid energy management utilizing connected information technologies 
009 11117810
 
Method for the generation of power 
010 11118160
 
Probiotic composition for enhancing an insects resistance to a pesticide 
011 11118197
 
High gravity, fed-batch ionic liquid based process for deconstructing biomass 
012 11118204
 
Switchable ionic liquids for biomass pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis 
013 11118247
 
Highly processable single crystal nickel alloys 
014 11118249
 
Method for tuning thermal expansion properties in an additive manufacturing feedstock material 
015 11118964
 
Balanced light detector 
016 11119069
 
Device and method to manipulate ions in multi level system 
017 11119386
 
Truncated nonlinear interferometer-based atomic force microscopes 
018 11119665
 
Dynamic voltage and frequency scaling based on memory channel slack 
019 11119923
 
Locality-aware and sharing-aware cache coherence for collections of processors 
020 11120990
 
Methods for depositing III-V compositions on silicon 
021 11121278
 
Infrared transmissive concentrated photovoltaics for coupling solar electric energy conversion to solar thermal energy utilization 
022 11121336
 
Hybrid planar-mixed heterojunction for organic photovoltaics 
023 11121355
 
Metal fluoride passivation coatings prepared by atomic layer deposition for Li-ion batteries 
024 11121398
 
Alkali metal-sulfur secondary battery containing cathode material particulates 
025 11121400
 
Electrolytes, current collectors, and binders for rechargeable metal-ion batteries 
026 11121402
 
Aqueous manganese ion battery 
027 11121432
 
Separators for electrochemical cells 
028 11121437
 
Electrochemical cells and methods of manufacturing the same 
029 11121604
 
Electrostatic generator electrode-centering and seismic-isolation system for flywheel-based energy storage modules 
030 11121951
 
Network resiliency through memory health monitoring and proactive management 
031 11122079
 
Obfuscation for high-performance computing systems 

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Patent Title
001 11116211
 
Modification of segmented polyurethane properties by copolymerizing with pendant functionalized diols 
002 11116416
 
Portable heart motion monitor 
003 11116816
 
Therapeutic vitamin d conjugates 
004 11116848
 
Selective UV crosslinking of peptides and functional moieties to immunoglobulins 
005 11116853
 
Monolayer protected nanoclusters and methods of making and using thereof 
006 11117117
 
Doped carbonaceous materials for photocatalytic removal of pollutants under visible light, making methods and applications of same 
007 11117123
 
Compositions and methods for catalysts based on bridged chiral amidoporphyrins and their metal complexes 
008 11117911
 
Photo-oxidants for energy conversion and catalysts and systems and methods of using same 
009 11117914
 
Carbohydrate-based surfactants 
010 11118008
 
Ring-opening polymerizations using a flow reactor 
011 11118150
 
Layered microfluidic array 
012 11118199
 
Use of marine algae for co-producing alkenones, alkenone derivatives, and co-products 
013 11118220
 
Method and apparatus for volumetric imaging of a three-dimensional nucleic acid containing matrix 
014 11118224
 
Type V CRISPR/Cas effector proteins for cleaving ssDNAs and detecting target DNAs 
015 11118613
 
Phononic materials used to control flow behavior 
016 11118981
 
Frequency-selective metasurface integrated uncooled microbolometers 
017 11119013
 
Extracellular vesicle isolation by nanomembranes 
018 11119061
 
Biopharmaceutical aggregation assessment and counterfeit detection using magnetic resonance relaxometry 
019 11119097
 
Graphene-biomolecule bioelectronic devices 
020 11119159
 
On-line diagnostic method for electronic switch faults in neutral-point-clamped converters 
021 11119165
 
Photonic band-gap resonator for magnetic resonance applications 
022 11119193
 
Micro resolution imaging range sensor system 
023 11119272
 
Hybrid silicon-transparent conductive oxide devices 
024 11119771
 
Computing 2-body statistics on graphics processing units (GPUs) 
025 11120968
 
High speed/low dose multi-objective autonomous scanning materials imaging 
026 11120984
 
Ion traps that apply an inverse Mathieu q scan 
027 11121267
 
Antireflective coating for glass applications and method of forming same 
028 11121328
 
Synthesis of platinum and palladium complexes as narrow-band phosphorescent emitters for full color displays 
029 11121334
 
3D graphene transistor 
030 11121896
 
Low-resolution, low-power, radio frequency receiver 
031 11121962
 
High performance software-defined core network 

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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
11116765  Liposomal ciprofloxacin formulations with activity against non-tuberculous mycobacteria      
11116804  Modulation of the gut microbiome to treat mental disorders or diseases of the central nervous system      
11117856  Polyamine compounds targeting the efflux pumps of multi-drug resistant bacterial pathogens and methods of using the same      
11117882  Pyrazoline dihydroquinolones, pharmaceutical compositions, and uses      
11117952  Polymeric forms of H-NOX proteins      
11118164  Pepmixes to generate multiviral CTLs with broad specificity      
11118170  Engineered clostridium botulinum toxin adapted to deliver molecules into selected cells      
11119249  Meteorological sensing systems and methods      
Y02C Capture, Storage, Sequestration or Disposal of Greenhouse Gases [GHG]
11117091  Separation of a target substance from a fluid or mixture using encapsulated sorbents      
Y02E Reduction of Greenhouse Gas [GHG] Emissions, Related to Energy Generation, Transmission or Distribution
11117810  Method for the generation of power      
11118197  High gravity, fed-batch ionic liquid based process for deconstructing biomass      
11118199  Use of marine algae for co-producing alkenones, alkenone derivatives, and co-products      
11121278  Infrared transmissive concentrated photovoltaics for coupling solar electric energy conversion to solar thermal energy utilization      
11121336  Hybrid planar-mixed heterojunction for organic photovoltaics      
11121432  Separators for electrochemical cells      
Y02P Climate Change Mitigation Technologies in the Production or Processing of Goods
11118245  Alkaline solution method for recovering rare earth elements      
Y02T Climate Change Mitigation Technologies Related to Transportation
11118471  Variable area vane endwall treatments      
11118784  Heat exchanger integrated with fuel nozzle      
11121385  Fuel cell purge systems and related processes      

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)64
National Institutes of Health (NIH)62
National Cancer Institute (NCI)16
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)10
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)9
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)7
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)7
National Institute on Aging (NIA)6
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)5
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)5
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)3
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)3
NIH Office of the Director (NIHOD)2
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)2
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)2
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)2
National Eye Institute (NEI)2
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)2
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)2
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)1
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)1
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)1
U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS)2
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)1

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Higher Education Research and Development (HERD)

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

MEMBERS OF THE HERD

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

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

Count By Tech Center

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

Tech Center Count
1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry 64
1700 Chemical and Materials Engineering 37
2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components 32
3600 Transportation, Electronic Commerce, Construction, Agriculture, Licensing and Review 14
3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, Gaming and Medical Devices/Processes 14
2100 Computer Architecture Software and Information Security 8
2600 Communications 8
2400 Computer Networks, Multiplex, Cable and Cryptography/Security 4
2900 Design 1

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

Patents By Scientific Domain.

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

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

Class Class Definition First
(Original)
Inventive
(CrossRef)
CPC A61 Medical or Veterinary Science; Hygiene 34 354
CPC C12 Biochemistry; Beer; Spirits; Wine; Vinegar; Microbiology; Enzymology; Mutation or Genetic Engineering 17 185
CPC H01 Basic Electric Elements 21 122
CPC G01 Measuring; Testing 25 105
CPC C07 Organic Chemistry 17 113
CPC B01 Physical or Chemical Processes or Apparatus in General 5 88
CPC G06 Computing; Calculating; Counting 13 66
CPC C08 Organic Macromolecular Compounds; Their Preparation or Chemical Working-up; Compositions Based Thereon 3 38
CPC H04 Electric Communication Technique 5 21
CPC Y02 Technologies or Applications for Mitigation or Adaptation Against Climate Change 0 24
CPC B64 Aircraft; Aviation; Cosmonautics 2 21
CPC F05 Indexing Schemes Relating to Engines or Pumps in Various Subclasses of Classes F01-F04 0 20
CPC G02 Optics 5 10
CPC C10 Petroleum, Gas or Coke Industries; Technical Gases Containing Carbon Monoxide; Fuels; Lubricants; Peat 1 14
CPC C22 Metallurgy; Ferrous or Non-ferrous Alloys; Treatment of Alloys or Non-ferrous Metals 3 9
CPC C01 Inorganic Chemistry 2 10
CPC B29 Working of Plastics; Working of Substances in a Plastic State in General 0 12
CPC B22 Casting; Powder Metallurgy 0 11
CPC A01 Agriculture; Forestry; Animal Husbandry; Hunting; Trapping; Fishing 3 7
CPC F01 Machines or Engines in General; Engine Plants in General; Steam Engines 2 8
CPC H02 Generation; Conversion or Distribution of Electric Power 2 8
CPC C04 Cements; Concrete; Artificial Stone; Ceramics; Refractories 0 10
CPC A23 Foods or Foodstuffs; Treatment Thereof, Not Covered by Other Classes 1 8
CPC B33 Additive Manufacturing Technology 1 8
CPC F16 Engineering Elements and Units; General Measures for Producing and Maintaining Effective Functioning of Machines or Installations; Thermal Insulation in General 1 8
CPC B23 Machine Tools; Metal-working Not Otherwise Provided for 2 5
CPC F42 Ammunition; Blasting 2 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 6
CPC C25 Electrolytic or Electrophoretic Processes; Apparatus Therefor 1 6
CPC G05 Controlling; Regulating 1 6
CPC G16 Information and Communication Technology [ICT] Specially Adapted for Specific Application Fields 1 6
CPC B60 Vehicles in General 1 5
CPC H05 Electric Techniques Not Otherwise Provided for 1 4
CPC B25 Hand Tools; Portable Power-driven Tools; Manipulators 1 3
CPC C05 Fertilisers; Manufacture Thereof 1 3
CPC F15 Fluid-pressure Actuators; Hydraulics or Pneumatics in General 1 2
USPC PLT Plants 2 0
CPC A62 Life-saving; Fire-fighting 1 1
CPC F23 Combustion Apparatus; Combustion Processes 1 1
USPC D23 Environmental heating and cooling; fluid handling and sanitary equipment 1 0
CPC G11 Information Storage 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 181 603
Canada 1 1
India 0 1
Italy 0 1
Netherlands 0 1
U.S. State First Named Inventors All Inventors
California 34 120
Massachusetts 23 76
Florida 11 27
New York 10 36
Illinois 8 22
Indiana 8 21
Virginia 8 21
Pennsylvania 7 30
Texas 7 20
Washington 6 22
Ohio 6 21
Maryland 5 22
Arizona 5 20
Georgia 4 20
Tennessee 4 13
Connecticut 4 12
Colorado 3 12
North Carolina 3 11
Minnesota 3 10
New Jersey 3 10
Arkansas 3 9
Michigan 3 9
Missouri 2 6
District of Columbia 2 3
Wisconsin 1 7
Louisiana 1 4
Oregon 1 4
Nebraska 1 3
Alabama 1 1
Hawaii 1 1
Kansas 1 1
Montana 1 1
Utah 1 1
New Hampshire 0 3
Kentucky 0 2
Delaware 0 1
Nevada 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 198211
Singapore 11
Canada 01
U.S. State Assignees Applicants
Massachusetts 2930
California 2630
District of Columbia 229
New York 1212
Illinois 99
Pennsylvania 87
Indiana 79
Arizona 77
Texas 77
Ohio 610
Florida 68
Georgia 67
North Carolina 64
Washington 55
Virginia 414
New Jersey 47
Colorado 44
New Mexico 44
Tennessee 44
Arkansas 33
Connecticut 33
Missouri 33
Maryland 24
Michigan 22
Minnesota 22
Wisconsin 22
Hawaii 11
Louisiana 11
Nebraska 11
Oregon 11
Utah 11

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Technology Center Explainer

How Tech Centers and Art Units Are Organized And Why It Matters

Patents travel from Technology Center to Art Unit to Group Art Unit to Patent Examiner.

The USPTO's patent corps is organized into Technology Centers (TCs), groups of patent examiners with specific scientific and technical domain expertise. Technology Centers are further divided into Art Units (AUs) organized by major types of inventive art within a scientific or technical domain. Art Units are organized into Group Art Units, even more specialized and granular teams of examiners.

Group Art Units (GAUs) are where patent examiners prosecute patent applications. Patent applications are docketed to examiners based on specific subject matter classifications of a particular GAU.

Understanding Technology Centers, Art Units, and Group Art Units helps you understand what type of inventions are being prosecuted within each scientific and technical domain, how long it takes from the date a patent application is filed to the time a final decision on the patentability of the invention is made.

Technology Centers and Art Units

Click or touch the accordion panel to open it and see the way different types of inventions are grouped together within Art Units.

Patents examined here cover:

Art Unit Technical & Scientific Domains
1610 Organic Compounds: Bio-affecting, Body Treating, Drug Delivery, Steroids, Herbicides, Pesticides, Cosmetics, and Drugs
1620 Organic Chemistry
1630 Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Nucleic Acids, Recombinant DNA and RNA, Gene Regulation, Nucleic Acid Amplification, Animals and Plants, Combinatorial/ Computational Chemistry
1640 Immunology, Receptor/Ligands, Cytokines Recombinant Hormones, and Molecular Biology
1650 Fermentation, Microbiology, Isolated and Recombinant Proteins/Enzyme
1660 Plants

About Plant Patents

Plant Patents are granted to an inventor who has invented, or discovered and asexually reproduced a distinct and new variety of plant, other than a tuber propagated plant or a plant found in an uncultivated state. If you've ever eaten a pluot, you've enjoyed the fruit of a plant patent.

Plant patent numbers begin with a "PP" followed by a five digit number. The first Plant Patent was issued in 1931. Plant patents are valid for 20 years from the filing date.

Patents examined here cover:

Art Unit Technical & Scientific Domains
1710 Coating, Etching, Cleaning, Single Crystal Growth
1720 Fuel Cells, Batteries, Solar Cells, Liquid Crystal Composition
1730 Metallurgy, Metal Working, Inorganic Chemistry, Catalysts, Electrophotography, Photolithography
1740 Tires, Adhesive Bonding, Glass/Paper making, Plastics Shaping & Molding
1760 Organic Chemistry, Polymers, Compositions
1770 Chemical Apparatus, Separation and Purification, Liquid and Gas Contact Apparatus
1780 Miscellaneous Articles, Stock Material, Adhesive Composition, Fabrics
1790 Food, Analytical Chemistry, Sterilization, Biochemistry, Electrochemistry

Patents examined here cover:

Art Unit Technical & Scientific Domains
2110 Coating, Etching, Cleaning, Single Crystal Growth
2120 Miscellaneous Articles, Stock Material, Adhesive Composition, Fabrics
2130 Fuel Cells, Batteries, Solar Cells, Liquid Crystal Composition
2140/2170 Metallurgy, Metal Working, Inorganic Chemistry, Catalysts, Electrophotography, Photolithography
2150/2160 Tires, Adhesive Bonding, Glass/Paper making, Plastics Shaping & Molding
2180 Organic Chemistry, Polymers, Compositions
2190 Chemical Apparatus, Separation and Purification, Liquid and Gas Contact Apparatus

Patents examined here cover:

Art Unit Technical & Scientific Domains
2410/2460/2470 Multiplex, VoIP
2420 Cable and Television
2430/2490 Cryptography and Security
2440/2450 Computer Networks
2480 Recording and Compression

Patents examined here cover:

Art Unit Technical & Scientific Domains
2610 Computer Graphic Processing, 3D Animation, Display Color Attribute, Object Processing, Hardware and Memory
2620 Selective Visual Display Systems
2630 Digital and Optical Communications
2640 Telecommunications: Analog Radio Telephone; Satellite and Power Control; Transceivers, Measuring and Testing; Bluetooth; Receivers and Transmitters; Equipment Details
2650 Videophones and Telephonic Communications; Audio Signals; Digital Audio Data Processing; Linguistics, Speech Processing and Audio Compression
2660 Digital Cameras; Image Analysis; Applications; pattern Recognition; Color and Compression; Enhancement and Transformation
2670 Facsimile; Printer; Color; halftone; Scanner; Computer Graphic Processing; 3-D Animation; Display Color; Attributes; Object Processing; Hardware and Memory
2680 Telemetry and Code Generation; Vehicles and System Alarms; Selective Communication; Dynamic Storage Systems; Mechanical parts of Disk Drives; Signal Processing and Control Processing in Disk Drives
2690 Selective Visual Display Systems

More broadly TC 2800 Art Units cover Semiconductors/Memory, Circuits/Measuring and Testing, Optics/Photocopying, Printing/Measuring and Testing.

Patents examined here cover:

Art Unit Technical & Scientific Domains
2810/2820/2890 Semiconductors/Memory
2830/2840 Electrical Circuits and Systems
2850/2860 Printing/Measuring and Testing
2870/2880 Optics

About Design Patents

The design FOR an article. Not to the design OF an article.

Patents examined here cover Design patents cover the appearance of an article. The design for an article consists of the visual characteristics embodied in or applied to an article. Since a design is manifested in appearance, the subject matter of a design patent application may relate to the configuration or shape of an article, to the surface ornamentation applied to an article, or to the combination of configuration and surface ornamentation.

Design is inseparable from the article to which it is applied and cannot exist alone merely as a scheme of surface ornamentation. It must be a definite, preconceived thing, capable of reproduction and not merely the chance result of a method.

Design patent numbers begin with a "D" followed by a six digit number. The first Design Patent was issued in 1843. The term of a design patent is 15 years measured from the date of grant, if the design application was filed on or after May 13, 2015 (or 14 years if filed before May 13, 2015).

Patents examined here cover:

Art Unit Technical & Scientific Domains
3610 Surface Transportation
3620 Business Methods — Incentive Programs, Coupons; Operations Research; Electronic Shopping; Health Care; Point of Sale, Inventory, Accounting; Cost/Price, Reservations, Shipping and Transportation; Business Processing
3630 Static Structures, Supports and Furniture
3640 Aeronautics, Agriculture, Fishing, Trapping, Vermin Destroying, Plant and Animal Husbandry, Weaponry, Nuclear Systems, and License and Review
3650 Material and Article Handling
3660 Computerized Vehicle Controls and Navigation, Radio Wave, Optical and Acoustic Wave Communication, Robotics, and Nuclear Systems
3670 Wells, Earth Boring/Moving/Working, Excavating, Mining, Harvesters, Bridges, Roads, Petroleum, Closures, Connections, and Hardware
3680 Business Methods — Incentive Programs, Coupons; Electronic Shopping; Business Cryptography, Voting; Health Care; Point of Sale, Inventory, Accounting; Business Processing, Electronic Negotiation
3690 Business Methods — Finance/Banking/ Insurance

Patents examined here cover:

Art Unit Technical & Scientific Domains
3710 Amusement and Education Devices
3720 Manufacturing Devices and Processes, Machine Tools and Hand Tools
3730 Sheet Container Making, Package Making, Receptacles, Shoes, Apparel, and Tool Driving or Impacting
3740 Thermal and Combustion Technology, Motive and Fluid Power Systems
3750 Fluid Handling and Dispensing
3760 Refrigeration, Vaporization, Ventilation, and Combustion
3770 Medical & Surgical Instruments, Treatment Devices, Surgery and Surgical Supplies
3780 Body Treatment, Kinestherapy, and Exercising

Patents examined here cover:

Art Unit Technical & Scientific Domains
3970 Express Abandonments
3990 Central Reexamination Unit

FedInvent Patents

Each week FedInvent analyzes newly granted patents and published patent applications whose origins lead back to funding from the US federal government. We assemble a weekly patent catalog and analyze the inventions, the inventors, and the entities who received the patents. We map the patents back to the agency that funded the R&D that led to the new invention. FedInvent uses the funding opportunity descriptions, the grants, and the contracts that define the research areas of interest, and the R&D policies and priorities of that drove and are driving the funding to organize each week's patents.

ABOUT OUR DATA

The weekly patent catalog includes patents with government interest statements indicating federal funding; and patents where the assignee, the owner of the invention, is the federal government. This includes work on federal grants, work on federal contracts, innovation by Federal Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) funded by Federal Departments and University Affiliated Research Centers funded by DoD.

Not every inventor is a government contractor. There are many inventions conceived and patented by scientists and engineers working for the federal government or serving in the military.

THE NUMBERS MAY NOT MATCH THE NUMBER OF PATENTS WE ANALYZE EACH WEEK

The numbers in the tables presented on this page will not add up to the number of patents granted each week because patents are counted by each agency that funded the creation of the invention. Patents and funding have a many-to-many relationship. One patent may have more than one funding grant or contract associated with it. A grant or contract may lead to more than one patent. More than one agency may have funded the inventors or the contract. More than one university or business may have worked together on an invention. When we report the numbers here, we associate a patent with all of the entities and funding that are reflected on the patent and report them to you. This approach presents a more complete picture of what's going on in the federal innovation ecosphere. Put another way, the numbers in the tables presented on this page may not always add up to the number of patents each week because patents are counted by each agency that funded the creation of the invention.

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