FedInvent™ Patents

New Taxpayer Funded Patents for Tuesday, September 28, 2021 

This page was updated on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 05:58 PM GMT

FedInvent analyzed 126 taxpayer-funded patents this week.

On Thursday, September 28, 2021, USPTO granted 5,829 new patents. One hundred twenty-fix (126) of the patents benefitted from taxpayer funding. Within the 126 patents, 117 patents contain government interest statements, and 33 patents have federal government agencies as an assignee or applicant. In addition, these patents have 139 references to funding agencies

This Tuesday’s FedInvent patents are the work of 448 inventors.  The 422 American inventors come from 33 states and the District of Columbia.  There are 26 foreign inventors from eight countries.

   

The HERD, high education R&D from colleges and universities, are the assignees on 65 of Tuesday’s patent applications. On Tuesday, 31 patents are assigned to companies. Twenty-one patents have a government assignee. Four patents are assigned to the inventors. Ten patents are assigned to Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs).

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The List of This Week's Patents

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Patent Title
001 11129543
 
Soft tissue matrix characterization using stretched exponential relaxation modeling 
002 11129546
 
Portable unit for metabolic analysis 
003 11129562
 
Surgical navigation with stereovision and associated methods 
004 11129570
 
Devices and methods for tissue immobilization and non-invasive lower urinary tract analysis 
005 11129734
 
Ankle-foot prosthesis for automatic adaptation to sloped walking surfaces 
006 11129774
 
Highly loaded metal oxide materials by self-assembly for extended biologically active molecule release in medical and dental applications 
007 11129790
 
Chemo-enzymatic site-specific modification of peptides and proteins to form cleavable conjugates 
008 11129808
 
PKC-delta-I inhibitor formulations and uses thereof 
009 11129811
 
Methods and compositions to prevent or treat bacterial infections 
010 11129825
 
Polysubunit opioid prodrugs resistant to overdose and abuse 
011 11129830
 
PAC-1 combination therapy 
012 11129831
 
Identification of agents displaying functional activation of dopamine D2 and D4 receptors 
013 11129835
 
Methods and compositions for the inhibition of PIN1 
014 11129844
 
Compositions and methods for modulating MECP2 expression 
015 11129845
 
Compositions and methods for the delivery of nucleic acids 
016 11129846
 
Dosage form for treating severe asthma 
017 11129854
 
ABCB5(+) stem cells for treating ocular disease 
018 11129858
 
Compositions and methods for inhibiting seizures 
019 11129870
 
Compositions and methods for uncoupling TrkB receptor from PLC gamma 1 for the treatment of epilepsy and anxiety-like disorder 
020 11129871
 
Compositions and methods for treating and preventing endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress-mediated kidney diseases 
021 11129879
 
Methods for the treatment of neurological disorders and diseases using FNDC5 
022 11129881
 
Peptide conjugated particles 
023 11129889
 
Recombinant HIV epitopes and uses thereof 
024 11129891
 
Cytomegalovirus surface protein complex for use in vaccines and as a drug target 
025 11129902
 
Enhanced SN-38 anticancer agent 
026 11129905
 
Bivalent, bispecific binding proteins for prevention or treatment of HIV infection 
027 11129906
 
Chimeric protein toxins for expression by therapeutic bacteria 
028 11129911
 
Assessment of coronary heart disease with carbon dioxide 
029 11129921
 
Concentrated aqueous silk fibroin solution and use thereof 
030 11129938
 
Ambulatory medical device update without interruption of therapy delivery 
031 11129983
 
Wireless implant for motor function recovery after spinal cord injury 
032 11129984
 
Method and apparatus to provide safety checks for neural stimulation 
033 11130129
 
Check valves for microfluidic systems and methods thereof 
034 11130131
 
Lattice microfluidics 
035 11130288
 
Dual wavelength negative imaging DLP-SLA system 
036 11130295
 
Resin transfer molding systems and control logic for manufacturing fiber-reinforced composite parts 
037 11130329
 
Apparatus and method for peeling a liner away from a substrate 
038 11130569
 
Flying wing aircraft having a two-dimensional thrust array 
039 11130675
 
Flame spray synthesis of nanoparticles of monoclinic Lu203 and dopant 
040 11130678
 
Carbon formation reactor and method of using same 
041 11130679
 
Biodegradable hollow nanoparticles and methods and apparatus for manufacturing the same 
042 11130736
 
Human TLR8-selective agonists 
043 11130737
 
Multifunctional aminoquinoline therapeutic agents 
044 11130742
 
Anisotropic copoly(imide oxetane) coatings and articles of manufacture, copoly(imide oxetane)s containing pendant fluorocarbon moieties, oligomers and processes therefor 
045 11130743
 
Heterocyclic ligands of PAR1 and methods of use 
046 11130744
 
Indenyl compounds, pharmaceutical compositions, and medical uses thereof 
047 11130772
 
CYP-eicosanoid derivatives 
048 11130774
 
Dipyridyl ketone coordination complexes for reduction of carbon dioxide 
049 11130779
 
PPAR agonists and methods of use thereof 
050 11130785
 
Prefusion RSV F proteins and their use 
051 11130788
 
Modified bacterial microcompartment shell proteins 
052 11130798
 
Human APOB100 epitopes, methods and uses for modulating inflammatory responses, and treating adverse cardiovascular events, disease and atherosclerosis 
053 11130801
 
Method for inhibiting platelet derived growth factor signaling with C3aR or C5aR antibodies 
054 11130813
 
Treatment of cancer with dual targeting of CD47 and EGFR 
055 11130821
 
Humanized anti-TF-antigen antibodies 
056 11130847
 
Externally activated shape changing device 
057 11130895
 
Aerogel composites having thermal storage capacity 
058 11130910
 
Organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite nanocrystals and methods of making the same 
059 11130937
 
Compositions and methods for long-term in vitro culture of the syphilis spirochete 
060 11130951
 
Modulating the cellular stress response 
061 11130955
 
Applications of CRISPRi in high throughput metabolic engineering 
062 11130989
 
Non-fouling polymeric surface modification and signal amplification method for biomolecular detection 
063 11130990
 
Oligonucleotide paints 
064 11130991
 
Method for highly sensitive DNA methylation analysis 
065 11130992
 
Methods and compositions to enable multiplex COLD-PCR 
066 11130996
 
Methods of lowering the error rate of massively parallel DNA sequencing using duplex consensus sequencing 
067 11130998
 
Unbiased DNA methylation markers define an extensive field defect in histologically normal prostate tissues associated with prostate cancer: new biomarkers for men with prostate cancer 
068 11131039
 
Diamond on nanopatterned substrate 
069 11131167
 
Modular anti-rotation drilling systems and methods 
070 11131192
 
Cylinder actuator 
071 11131212
 
Gas turbine engine cooling component 
072 11131294
 
Shape memory alloy tube continuous rotation actuator 
073 11131407
 
Preload apparatus 
074 11131425
 
Three axis stabilization platform 
075 11131441
 
Adjustable-beam luminaires with automatic beam controller 
076 11131502
 
Heating system with induction power supply and electromagnetic acoustic transducer with induction power supply 
077 11131506
 
Burst resistant thin wall heat sink 
078 11131527
 
Composite material system including elastomeric, ceramic, and fabric layers 
079 11131530
 
Opto-thermal laser detonator 
080 11131533
 
Shock resistant mounting structures for fuze systems 
081 11131615
 
Sensor and methods for detecting and quantifying ions and molecules 
082 11131619
 
Loss engineering to improve system functionality and output 
083 11131627
 
Fuel contamination monitor 
084 11131628
 
Spectroscopic methods and systems for isotopic analysis 
085 11131631
 
Super-resolution fluorescence microscopy by stepwise optical saturation 
086 11131635
 
Infrared detection camera 
087 11131648
 
Potentiometric sensor 
088 11131661
 
Compounds inhibiting Nef-calnexin interaction 
089 11131676
 
Systemic immune activation and biomarkers of nonceliac wheat/gluten sensitivity 
090 11131677
 
Methods for treating testosterone deficiency in men and methods for precise dosing of UGT2B17 substrate drugs 
091 11131701
 
Multi-probe anechoic chamber for beam performance testing of an active electronically steered array antenna 
092 11131732
 
RF magnetic field homogeneity and magnetic resonance image uniformity using inductive coupling 
093 11131733
 
System and method for magnetic resonance fingerprinting with non-locally sequential sampling of k-space 
094 11131737
 
Joint estimation diffusion imaging (JEDI) 
095 11131738
 
Multiband, multishot magnetic resonance elastography 
096 11131741
 
Method and apparatus for providing a passive transmitter based synthetic aperture radar 
097 11131860
 
Wide spatial field optical systems 
098 11131898
 
Liquid crystal device employing graphene as the planar-alignment agent and electrode 
099 11132017
 
Clock distribution system 
100 11132033
 
Modular controllers 
101 11132057
 
Use of light transmission through tissue to detect force 
102 11132178
 
Systems and methods for analyzing stability using metal resistance variations 
103 11132300
 
Memory hierarchy using page-based compression 
104 11132358
 
Candidate name generation 
105 11132437
 
Secure computer operating system through interpreted user applications 
106 11132441
 
Systems and methods for inhibiting threats to a computing environment 
107 11132445
 
Combined analytical tools for electronic warfare and cybersecurity testing in embedded systems 
108 11132551
 
Systems and methods for skyline prediction for cyber-physical photovoltaic array control 
109 11132915
 
Augmented reality system for field training 
110 11133118
 
Patterned nanoparticle structures 
111 11133160
 
Devices, systems, and methods for dissociation of ions using light emitting diodes 
112 11133170
 
Atmospheric-pressure ionization and fragmentation of molecules for structural elucidation 
113 11133190
 
Metal-based passivation-assisted plasma etching of III-v semiconductors 
114 11133388
 
Silicon-germanium heterostructures with quantum wells having oscillatory germanium concentration profiles for increased valley splitting 
115 11133433
 
Hybrid phonon-enhanced optical absorbers and emitters 
116 11133452
 
Trilayer Josephson junction structure with small air bridge and no interlevel dielectric for superconducting qubits 
117 11133521
 
Binder and slurry compositions and solid state batteries made therewith 
118 11133530
 
Electrolyte formulations for electrochemical cells containing a silicon electrode 
119 11133588
 
Phase change material based reconfigurable intelligent reflective surfaces 
120 11133601
 
Fractal-rectangular reactive impedance surface for antenna miniaturization 
121 11133637
 
Apparatus and method for tunable frequency parametric down-conversion of high peak power lasers through dual chirp pulse mixing 
122 11133640
 
Integrated beam scraper and power dump 
123 11133757
 
System and method for combined heat and electric power generation 
124 11133851
 
Beamforming configuration via cross-mixing 
125 11133927
 
Moving target defense for a serial communications system 
126 RE48751
 
Immunoconjugates with an intracellularly-cleavable linkage 

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Patent Count By Department

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

Department This Week
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 58
Department of Defense (DOD) 35
Department of Energy (DOE) 20
National Science Foundation (NSF) 12
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 5
Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) 3
Small Business Administration (SBA) 2
Department of the Interior (DOI) 1
Department of the Treasury (TREASURY) 1
National Security Agency (NSA) 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 11129543
 
Soft tissue matrix characterization using stretched exponential relaxation modeling 
002 11129562
 
Surgical navigation with stereovision and associated methods 
003 11129774
 
Highly loaded metal oxide materials by self-assembly for extended biologically active molecule release in medical and dental applications 
004 11129790
 
Chemo-enzymatic site-specific modification of peptides and proteins to form cleavable conjugates 
005 11129825
 
Polysubunit opioid prodrugs resistant to overdose and abuse 
006 11129830
 
PAC-1 combination therapy 
007 11129831
 
Identification of agents displaying functional activation of dopamine D2 and D4 receptors 
008 11129835
 
Methods and compositions for the inhibition of PIN1 
009 11129844
 
Compositions and methods for modulating MECP2 expression 
010 11129845
 
Compositions and methods for the delivery of nucleic acids 
011 11129846
 
Dosage form for treating severe asthma 
012 11129854
 
ABCB5(+) stem cells for treating ocular disease 
013 11129858
 
Compositions and methods for inhibiting seizures 
014 11129870
 
Compositions and methods for uncoupling TrkB receptor from PLC gamma 1 for the treatment of epilepsy and anxiety-like disorder 
015 11129871
 
Compositions and methods for treating and preventing endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress-mediated kidney diseases 
016 11129879
 
Methods for the treatment of neurological disorders and diseases using FNDC5 
017 11129881
 
Peptide conjugated particles 
018 11129889
 
Recombinant HIV epitopes and uses thereof 
019 11129891
 
Cytomegalovirus surface protein complex for use in vaccines and as a drug target 
020 11129902
 
Enhanced SN-38 anticancer agent 
021 11129905
 
Bivalent, bispecific binding proteins for prevention or treatment of HIV infection 
022 11129906
 
Chimeric protein toxins for expression by therapeutic bacteria 
023 11129911
 
Assessment of coronary heart disease with carbon dioxide 
024 11129921
 
Concentrated aqueous silk fibroin solution and use thereof 
025 11129938
 
Ambulatory medical device update without interruption of therapy delivery 
026 11129983
 
Wireless implant for motor function recovery after spinal cord injury 
027 11129984
 
Method and apparatus to provide safety checks for neural stimulation 
028 11130679
 
Biodegradable hollow nanoparticles and methods and apparatus for manufacturing the same 
029 11130736
 
Human TLR8-selective agonists 
030 11130737
 
Multifunctional aminoquinoline therapeutic agents 
031 11130743
 
Heterocyclic ligands of PAR1 and methods of use 
032 11130744
 
Indenyl compounds, pharmaceutical compositions, and medical uses thereof 
033 11130772
 
CYP-eicosanoid derivatives 
034 11130779
 
PPAR agonists and methods of use thereof 
035 11130785
 
Prefusion RSV F proteins and their use 
036 11130788
 
Modified bacterial microcompartment shell proteins 
037 11130798
 
Human APOB100 epitopes, methods and uses for modulating inflammatory responses, and treating adverse cardiovascular events, disease and atherosclerosis 
038 11130801
 
Method for inhibiting platelet derived growth factor signaling with C3aR or C5aR antibodies 
039 11130813
 
Treatment of cancer with dual targeting of CD47 and EGFR 
040 11130821
 
Humanized anti-TF-antigen antibodies 
041 11130937
 
Compositions and methods for long-term in vitro culture of the syphilis spirochete 
042 11130951
 
Modulating the cellular stress response 
043 11130989
 
Non-fouling polymeric surface modification and signal amplification method for biomolecular detection 
044 11130990
 
Oligonucleotide paints 
045 11130991
 
Method for highly sensitive DNA methylation analysis 
046 11130992
 
Methods and compositions to enable multiplex COLD-PCR 
047 11130996
 
Methods of lowering the error rate of massively parallel DNA sequencing using duplex consensus sequencing 
048 11130998
 
Unbiased DNA methylation markers define an extensive field defect in histologically normal prostate tissues associated with prostate cancer: new biomarkers for men with prostate cancer 
049 11131615
 
Sensor and methods for detecting and quantifying ions and molecules 
050 11131661
 
Compounds inhibiting Nef-calnexin interaction 
051 11131676
 
Systemic immune activation and biomarkers of nonceliac wheat/gluten sensitivity 
052 11131677
 
Methods for treating testosterone deficiency in men and methods for precise dosing of UGT2B17 substrate drugs 
053 11131732
 
RF magnetic field homogeneity and magnetic resonance image uniformity using inductive coupling 
054 11131733
 
System and method for magnetic resonance fingerprinting with non-locally sequential sampling of k-space 
055 11131737
 
Joint estimation diffusion imaging (JEDI) 
056 11131738
 
Multiband, multishot magnetic resonance elastography 
057 11132178
 
Systems and methods for analyzing stability using metal resistance variations 
058 RE48751
 
Immunoconjugates with an intracellularly-cleavable linkage 

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Department of Defense (DOD) Agencies

Patent Title
001 11129811
 
Methods and compositions to prevent or treat bacterial infections 
002 11130329
 
Apparatus and method for peeling a liner away from a substrate 
003 11130801
 
Method for inhibiting platelet derived growth factor signaling with C3aR or C5aR antibodies 
004 11130910
 
Organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite nanocrystals and methods of making the same 
005 11130955
 
Applications of CRISPRi in high throughput metabolic engineering 
006 11131192
 
Cylinder actuator 
007 11131635
 
Infrared detection camera 
008 11133452
 
Trilayer Josephson junction structure with small air bridge and no interlevel dielectric for superconducting qubits 
009 11133521
 
Binder and slurry compositions and solid state batteries made therewith 
010 11133640
 
Integrated beam scraper and power dump 

Department of the ARMY (DOA)

Patent Title
001 11129811
 
Methods and compositions to prevent or treat bacterial infections 
002 11130569
 
Flying wing aircraft having a two-dimensional thrust array 
003 11130801
 
Method for inhibiting platelet derived growth factor signaling with C3aR or C5aR antibodies 
004 11130895
 
Aerogel composites having thermal storage capacity 
005 11131192
 
Cylinder actuator 
006 11131615
 
Sensor and methods for detecting and quantifying ions and molecules 
007 11131619
 
Loss engineering to improve system functionality and output 
008 11131627
 
Fuel contamination monitor 
009 11131741
 
Method and apparatus for providing a passive transmitter based synthetic aperture radar 
010 11131860
 
Wide spatial field optical systems 
011 11132017
 
Clock distribution system 
012 11133388
 
Silicon-germanium heterostructures with quantum wells having oscillatory germanium concentration profiles for increased valley splitting 
013 11133588
 
Phase change material based reconfigurable intelligent reflective surfaces 
014 11133637
 
Apparatus and method for tunable frequency parametric down-conversion of high peak power lasers through dual chirp pulse mixing 
015 11133640
 
Integrated beam scraper and power dump 

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

Patent Title
001 11130675
 
Flame spray synthesis of nanoparticles of monoclinic Lu203 and dopant 
002 11130774
 
Dipyridyl ketone coordination complexes for reduction of carbon dioxide 
003 11130910
 
Organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite nanocrystals and methods of making the same 
004 11131039
 
Diamond on nanopatterned substrate 
005 11131425
 
Three axis stabilization platform 
006 11131527
 
Composite material system including elastomeric, ceramic, and fabric layers 
007 11131533
 
Shock resistant mounting structures for fuze systems 
008 11131635
 
Infrared detection camera 
009 11131701
 
Multi-probe anechoic chamber for beam performance testing of an active electronically steered array antenna 
010 11131898
 
Liquid crystal device employing graphene as the planar-alignment agent and electrode 
011 11132437
 
Secure computer operating system through interpreted user applications 
012 11132915
 
Augmented reality system for field training 
013 11133637
 
Apparatus and method for tunable frequency parametric down-conversion of high peak power lasers through dual chirp pulse mixing 

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

Patent Title
001 11129921
 
Concentrated aqueous silk fibroin solution and use thereof 
002 11130329
 
Apparatus and method for peeling a liner away from a substrate 
003 11131212
 
Gas turbine engine cooling component 
004 11132057
 
Use of light transmission through tissue to detect force 
005 11132445
 
Combined analytical tools for electronic warfare and cybersecurity testing in embedded systems 

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Patent Title
001 11130129
 
Check valves for microfluidic systems and methods thereof 
002 11130131
 
Lattice microfluidics 
003 11130288
 
Dual wavelength negative imaging DLP-SLA system 
004 11130295
 
Resin transfer molding systems and control logic for manufacturing fiber-reinforced composite parts 
005 11130788
 
Modified bacterial microcompartment shell proteins 
006 11131167
 
Modular anti-rotation drilling systems and methods 
007 11131407
 
Preload apparatus 
008 11131441
 
Adjustable-beam luminaires with automatic beam controller 
009 11131502
 
Heating system with induction power supply and electromagnetic acoustic transducer with induction power supply 
010 11131506
 
Burst resistant thin wall heat sink 
011 11131530
 
Opto-thermal laser detonator 
012 11131628
 
Spectroscopic methods and systems for isotopic analysis 
013 11131648
 
Potentiometric sensor 
014 11132300
 
Memory hierarchy using page-based compression 
015 11133170
 
Atmospheric-pressure ionization and fragmentation of molecules for structural elucidation 
016 11133190
 
Metal-based passivation-assisted plasma etching of III-v semiconductors 
017 11133433
 
Hybrid phonon-enhanced optical absorbers and emitters 
018 11133530
 
Electrolyte formulations for electrochemical cells containing a silicon electrode 
019 11133757
 
System and method for combined heat and electric power generation 
020 11133927
 
Moving target defense for a serial communications system 

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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
RE48751  Immunoconjugates with an intracellularly-cleavable linkage      
Y02E Reduction of Greenhouse Gas [GHG] Emissions, Related to Energy Generation, Transmission or Distribution
11130678  Carbon formation reactor and method of using same      
Y02P Climate Change Mitigation Technologies in the Production or Processing of Goods
11133118  Patterned nanoparticle structures      
Y04S Systems Integrating Technologies Related to Power Network Operation, Communication or Information Technologies for Improving the Electrical Power Generation, Transmission, Distribution, Management or Usage, i.e Smart Grids
11132178  Systems and methods for analyzing stability using metal resistance variations      

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)58
National Institutes of Health (NIH)55
National Cancer Institute (NCI)13
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)9
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)8
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)6
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)5
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)5
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)4
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)2
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)2
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)2
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)2
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)1
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)1
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)1
National Institute on Aging (NIA)1
National Eye Institute (NEI)1
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)1
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)1
Office of The Director, Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (ODCDC)1
National Center For Infectious Diseases (NCID)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 47
2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components 27
1700 Chemical and Materials Engineering 21
3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, Gaming and Medical Devices/Processes 13
2100 Computer Architecture Software and Information Security 5
2400 Computer Networks, Multiplex, Cable and Cryptography/Security 5
3600 Transportation, Electronic Commerce, Construction, Agriculture, Licensing and Review 5
2600 Communications 2
3900 Reexamination/Abandonments 1

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

Patents By Scientific Domain.

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

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

Class Class Definition First
(Original)
Inventive
(CrossRef)
CPC A61 Medical or Veterinary Science; Hygiene 33 334
CPC C07 Organic Chemistry 14 153
CPC C12 Biochemistry; Beer; Spirits; Wine; Vinegar; Microbiology; Enzymology; Mutation or Genetic Engineering 9 92
CPC G01 Measuring; Testing 16 83
CPC H01 Basic Electric Elements 13 79
CPC G06 Computing; Calculating; Counting 10 50
CPC C08 Organic Macromolecular Compounds; Their Preparation or Chemical Working-up; Compositions Based Thereon 1 51
CPC B01 Physical or Chemical Processes or Apparatus in General 2 36
CPC G02 Optics 2 25
CPC B32 Layered Products 1 21
CPC H04 Electric Communication Technique 2 15
CPC C01 Inorganic Chemistry 2 14
CPC B29 Working of Plastics; Working of Substances in a Plastic State in General 2 11
CPC Y10 Technical Subjects Covered by Former USPC 0 13
CPC B64 Aircraft; Aviation; Cosmonautics 1 10
CPC B82 Nanotechnology 1 10
CPC C04 Cements; Concrete; Artificial Stone; Ceramics; Refractories 0 11
CPC C09 Dyes; Paints; Polishes; Natural Resins; Adhesives; Compositions Not Otherwise Provided For; Applications of Materials Not Otherwise Provided for 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 6
CPC F21 Lighting 1 6
CPC E21 Earth Drilling; Mining 1 5
CPC F01 Machines or Engines in General; Engine Plants in General; Steam Engines 2 3
CPC F42 Ammunition; Blasting 2 3
CPC C30 Crystal Growth 1 4
CPC F26 Drying 1 3
CPC F28 Heat Exchange in General 1 3
CPC Y02 Technologies or Applications for Mitigation or Adaptation Against Climate Change 0 4
CPC H02 Generation; Conversion or Distribution of Electric Power 1 2
CPC F41 Weapons 1 1
CPC G09 Education; Cryptography; Display; Advertising; Seals 1 1
CPC F03 Machines or Engines for Liquids; Wind, Spring, or Weight Motors; Producing Mechanical Power or a Reactive Propulsive Thrust, Not Otherwise Provided for 1 0
CPC Y04 Information or Communication Technologies Having an Impact on Other Technology Areas 0 1

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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 123 422
Germany 1 15
Canada 1 3
Russian Federation 1 1
South Korea 0 3
Italy 0 1
Malaysia 0 1
Netherlands 0 1
Taiwan 0 1
U.S. State First Named Inventors All Inventors
California 30 93
Massachusetts 10 33
Maryland 7 33
Texas 6 24
Ohio 6 23
Florida 6 19
New York 6 17
Virginia 5 26
Illinois 5 17
Washington 4 13
New Jersey 4 12
North Carolina 3 10
Pennsylvania 3 9
Wisconsin 3 9
New Mexico 3 6
Tennessee 2 8
Missouri 2 7
Colorado 2 6
Connecticut 2 6
Delaware 2 2
Georgia 1 7
Arizona 1 5
District of Columbia 1 5
New Hampshire 1 5
Alabama 1 4
Idaho 1 4
Indiana 1 4
Kansas 1 3
Michigan 1 3
Utah 1 2
Louisiana 1 1
Minnesota 1 1
South Carolina 0 4
Rhode Island 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 127157
Germany 23
Canada 11
France 11
South Korea 11
U.S. State Assignees Applicants
California 2325
District of Columbia 198
Massachusetts 1313
Illinois 77
Florida 613
Ohio 66
Texas 58
New York 55
New Mexico 45
Pennsylvania 44
North Carolina 36
Maryland 34
New Jersey 33
Wisconsin 33
Virginia 216
Missouri 25
Colorado 22
Indiana 22
Michigan 22
Tennessee 22
Washington 22
Arizona 14
Connecticut 12
Rhode Island 12
Alabama 11
Kansas 11
Minnesota 11
New Hampshire 11
South Carolina 11
Utah 11
Georgia 01
Louisiana 01

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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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