FedInvent™ Patents

New Taxpayer Funded Patents for Tuesday, October 05, 2021 

This page was updated on Wednesday, October 06, 2021 at 05:06 PM GMT

FedInvent analyzed 151 taxpayer-funded patents this week.

On Tuesday, October 5, 2021, USPTO granted 151 patents that benefitted from taxpayer funding. One hundred and forty-five (145) patents contain government interest statements. Nineteen (19) patents have a federal government agency as an assignee or an applicant. There are 173 funding references to federal departments. In addition, there are 102 funding references to 17 entities at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Ninety (90) patents have assignees from the HERD — Higher Education Research & Development entities — colleges and universities.

Tuesday's taxpayer-funded patents are the work of 531 inventors. The 523 American inventors are from 40 states and the District of Columbia. The eight foreign inventors are from five countries.

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The List of This Week's Patents

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Patent Title
001 11134871
 
Method and device for correcting optical signals 
002 11134907
 
Signal processing method and imaging system for scatter correction in computed tomography 
003 11134918
 
Modular piezoelectric sensor array with co-integrated electronics and beamforming channels 
004 11134950
 
Methods of attaching an implant to a vessel 
005 11135000
 
Methods and devices for use of degassed fluids with fluid enhanced ablation devices 
006 11135010
 
Minimally invasive microwave ablation device 
007 11135186
 
Regulators of the endoplasmic reticulum proteostasis network 
008 11135187
 
Compositions and methods for treating diabetic retinopathy 
009 11135203
 
Forazolines, compositions thereof and uses thereof 
010 11135207
 
Inhibitors of dihydroceramide desaturase for treating disease 
011 11135209
 
Compositions and methods for inhibiting protein kinases 
012 11135213
 
Quinoline amides and methods of using same 
013 11135222
 
Aurora kinase inhibitors 
014 11135223
 
Compositions and methods for inhibiting Dkk-1 
015 11135224
 
Methods of sensitizing estrogen receptor positive (ER+) breast cancer cells to endocrine therapy 
016 11135228
 
Cysteinyl-proresolving mediators that promote resolution of infection and organ protection 
017 11135231
 
Methods and compositions for prevention and treatment of Apicomplexan infections 
018 11135236
 
Retinoic acid receptor gamma agonists to attenuate anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity 
019 11135240
 
Biomaterials comprising hyaluronic acid binding peptides and extracellular matrix binding peptides for hyaluronic acid retention and tissue engineering applications 
020 11135252
 
Probiotic therapies for developmental disorders and other neurological disorders 
021 11135268
 
Compositions, kits, and methods using interleukin-17C to promote neural growth and/or neural survival 
022 11135280
 
Modified ebolavirus glycoproteins comprising mutations in the head and base domains that increase antibody cross-reactivity 
023 11135282
 
Humanized influenza monoclonal antibodies and methods of use thereof 
024 11135292
 
Multi-specific antibodies for cross-neutralization of multiple filovirus glycoproteins 
025 11135299
 
Chemoselective modification of a carrier protein with a strained alkyne-labeled cargo agent 
026 11135309
 
Poly(vinyl alcohol) nanocarriers 
027 11135316
 
Imaging and treatment of pathophysiologic conditions by Cerenkov radiation 
028 11135318
 
Half-curcuminoids as amyloid-beta PET imaging agents 
029 11135320
 
Radioligands for pretargeted pet imaging and methods of their therapeutic use 
030 11135325
 
Methods and compositions for antimicrobial treatment 
031 11135340
 
Compositions and methods for preparation of composite polymer coatings on medical implants, and their use for co-delivery of multiple antimicrobial agents 
032 11135363
 
Ambulatory medicament device alarm system 
033 11135364
 
Ambulatory medicament device with alarm status indication 
034 11135365
 
Ambulatory medicament device with security override passcode 
035 11135366
 
Ambulatory medical device with malfunction alert prioritization 
036 11135454
 
Histotripsy therapy systems and methods for the treatment of brain tissue 
037 11135555
 
Chitosan-graphene oxide membranes 
038 11135564
 
Porous polymer compositions for the synthesis of monolithic bimodal microporous/macroporous carbon compositions useful for selective CO2 sequestration 
039 11135573
 
Phosphate-promoted nickel catalyst for high temperature oligomerization 
040 11135582
 
Cartridge systems, capacitive pumps and multi-throw valves and pump-valve systems and applications of same 
041 11135583
 
Devices and methods for extraction, separation and thermocycling 
042 11135594
 
Assay cartridge valve system 
043 11135616
 
Methods of reducing sinuous flow during machining and products formed thereby 
044 11135669
 
Method and device for a high temperature vacuum-safe solder resist utilizing laser ablation of solderable surfaces for an electronic module assembly 
045 11136053
 
Route examining system 
046 11136234
 
Rehabilitation systems and methods 
047 11136251
 
Compositions, methods, and devices for capturing phosphate from water 
048 11136291
 
Antifungal compounds and uses thereof 
049 11136297
 
Compositions and methods for treating cancer 
050 11136301
 
Broad spectrum antiviral compounds and uses thereof 
051 11136312
 
3,4,5-trisubstituted-1,2,4-triazoles and 3,4,5-trisubstituted-3-thio-1,2,4-triazoles and uses thereof 
052 11136316
 
Bifunctional molecules with antibody-recruiting and entry inhibitory activity against the Human Immunodeficiency Virus 
053 11136348
 
Furostan-3-ol derivatives as skeletal muscle hypertrophic agents 
054 11136349
 
Decarboxylative conjugate additions and applications thereof 
055 11136355
 
Non-naturally occurring porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) and methods of using 
056 11136356
 
Recombinant HIV-1 envelope proteins and their use 
057 11136362
 
Peptide modulators of specific calcineurin protein-protein interactions 
058 11136363
 
Compositions and methods for diagnosing and/or treating kidney injury 
059 11136367
 
Multi-level specific targeting of cancer cells 
060 11136368
 
Cancer treatment using CX26 blocking peptides 
061 11136370
 
Compositions and methods for thrombin generation assay 
062 11136372
 
ApoC-II mimetic peptides 
063 11136377
 
Antibodies and Fc fusion protein modifications with enhanced persistence or pharmacokinetic stability in vivo and methods of use thereof 
064 11136383
 
Methods and compositions for modulaton of transforming growth factor beta-regulated functions 
065 11136402
 
TRAILshort antibody and methods of use 
066 11136410
 
Antibodies against the MUC1-C/extracellular domain (MUC1-C/ECD) 
067 11136453
 
Electrospun nanofiber composites for water treatment applications 
068 11136525
 
Liquid and semisolid lubricant compositions, methods of making, and uses thereof 
069 11136549
 
T-cell receptor-deficient T cell compositions 
070 11136553
 
Isolated adult cells, artificial organs, rehabilitated organs, research tools, organ encasements, organ perfusion systems, and methods for preparing and utilizing the same 
071 11136554
 
Methods of reprogramming cells 
072 11136557
 
Adeno-associated virus variants and methods of use thereof 
073 11136558
 
Compositions and methods for reducing fucosylation of glycoproteins in insect cells and methods of use thereof for production of recombinant glycoproteins 
074 11136559
 
Engineered prephenate dehydrogenases and arogenate dehydrogenases and methods of using the same 
075 11136562
 
Conditionally active heterodimeric polypeptides and methods of use thereof 
076 11136573
 
High throughput protein-protein interaction screening in yeast liquid culture 
077 11136574
 
Methods for in vitro ribosome synthesis and evolution 
078 11136580
 
SMN2 element 1 antisense compositions and methods and uses thereof 
079 11136581
 
Inhibin as targetable regulators of angiogenesis 
080 11136595
 
Particles coated with catalysts useful for splicing nucleic acids 
081 11136597
 
Compositions for enhancing targeted gene editing and methods of use thereof 
082 11136601
 
Conversion of S-lignin compounds to useful intermediates 
083 11136614
 
Live-cell seeding method for microarrays 
084 11136620
 
Detection device having capture region and detection region 
085 11136626
 
Biomarkers for the diagnosis of lacunar stroke 
086 11136629
 
Methods and compositions for detecting gastrointestinal and other cancers 
087 11136632
 
Command of active matter by topological defects and patterns 
088 11136666
 
Ordered nanotubes on a two-dimensional substrate consisting of different material properties 
089 11136679
 
Electrochemical and photoelectrochemical oxidation of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural to 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid and 2,5-diformylfuran 
090 11136686
 
Methods and systems for aluminum electroplating 
091 11136688
 
Use of electropolishing for uniform surface treatment of metal components with complex external geometries 
092 11136734
 
Origami sonic barrier for traffic noise mitigation 
093 11136991
 
Tandem blade rotor disk 
094 11137032
 
Ceramic bearing system 
095 11137112
 
Composite pressure vessel assembly with an integrated nozzle assembly 
096 11137169
 
Multi-fluid, earth battery energy systems and methods 
097 11137220
 
Boiling processes and systems therefor having hydrophobic boiling surfaces 
098 11137237
 
Metal cellular structures for composite structures reinforcement 
099 11137250
 
Comb-driven substrate decoupled annulus pitch/roll BAW gyroscope with slanted quadrature tuning electrode 
100 11137287
 
Compressive spectral imaging via polar coded aperture 
101 11137294
 
Method of temperature error detection 
102 11137298
 
Supercapacitive iontronic nanofabric sensing 
103 11137310
 
Micro-hall effect devices for simultaneous current and temperature measurements for both high and low temperature environments 
104 11137311
 
Pressure sensing devices with improved force threshold 
105 11137324
 
Modified collection plates for a cascade impactor 
106 11137375
 
Systems and methods of grueneisen-relaxation photoacoustic microscopy and photoacoustic wavefront shaping 
107 11137384
 
Rapid and non-destructive detection of infection 
108 11137386
 
Systems and devices for molecule sensing and method of manufacturing thereof 
109 11137394
 
Systems and methods for performing immunoassays 
110 11137399
 
Tube-precipitin antigen of coccidioides posadash 
111 11137400
 
Methods for predicting and determining responsiveness to activators of JNK kinase 
112 11137408
 
GDF15 in glaucoma and methods of use thereof 
113 11137409
 
Identification of novel disease states using viscoelastic analysis in the presence of a thrombolytic agent 
114 11137410
 
Prognostic assays for maintenance hemodialysis patients 
115 11137458
 
High-temperature NMR MAS probe with optimized temperature gradient across sample rotor 
116 11137462
 
System and method for quantifying cell numbers in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) 
117 11137467
 
System and method for improved diffusion-weighted imaging 
118 11137516
 
System and method for passive assay of holdup deposits in nuclear piping 
119 11137549
 
Scalable and fully-adjustable multiple fiber holder 
120 11137591
 
System and method for compact, adaptive optical sensor for obtaining areal images 
121 11137719
 
Methods, systems, and computer readable media for improved digital holography and display incorporating same 
122 11137778
 
Dynamic support apparatus and system 
123 11137809
 
Runtime localized cooling of high-performance processors 
124 11138063
 
Integrated system failure analysis software toolchain (IS-FAST) 
125 11138492
 
Canonical spiking neuron network for spatiotemporal associative memory 
126 11138493
 
Approaching homeostasis in a binary neural network 
127 11138495
 
Classifying features using a neurosynaptic system 
128 11138500
 
General purpose neural processor 
129 11138520
 
Ranking and updating machine learning models based on data inputs at edge nodes 
130 11138768
 
System and method for artifact reduction in an image 
131 11138805
 
Quantitative quality assurance for mixed reality 
132 11138817
 
Vehicle system prognosis device and method 
133 11138902
 
Incident exercise in a virtual environment 
134 11139086
 
Customizable thin plate fuel form and reactor core therefor 
135 11139217
 
Post-production substrate modification with FIB deposition 
136 11139403
 
Solar panel 
137 11139410
 
Solar cell structure with back surface reflector 
138 11139500
 
Alcohol based biofuel cell 
139 11139655
 
System and method for powering a device 
140 11139840
 
Methods for attaching transmitters to animals 
141 11139851
 
Frequency independence for synthesis within programmable non-reciprocal network circuit 
142 11139853
 
Low-power wide area networks 
143 11139883
 
Combined spatial and time multiplexer 
144 11139899
 
Method and apparatus for ultra high bandwidth acoustic communication and power transfer 
145 11139963
 
Communication systems and methods 
146 11140086
 
Management of background data traffic for 5G or other next generations wireless network 
147 11140221
 
Network-attack-resilient intrusion-tolerant SCADA architecture 
148 11140326
 
Aerial video based point, distance, and velocity real-time measurement system 
149 11140379
 
Mapping and tracking system with features in three-dimensional space 
150 11140476
 
Remote audible alarm accessory for detection instruments with audio outputs 
151 11140595
 
Rapid picocell switching for wireless transit networks 

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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) 82
Department of Defense (DOD) 36
National Science Foundation (NSF) 25
Department of Energy (DOE) 17
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 2
Classified Government Agency 1
Department of Agriculture (USDA) 1
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 1
Department of Transportation (USDOT) 1
National Security Agency (NSA) 1
Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) 1
Small Business Administration (SBA) 1
Government Rights Acknowledged 2

Patents By Funding Agency

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

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Patent Title
001 11134871
 
Method and device for correcting optical signals 
002 11134907
 
Signal processing method and imaging system for scatter correction in computed tomography 
003 11134918
 
Modular piezoelectric sensor array with co-integrated electronics and beamforming channels 
004 11134950
 
Methods of attaching an implant to a vessel 
005 11135000
 
Methods and devices for use of degassed fluids with fluid enhanced ablation devices 
006 11135186
 
Regulators of the endoplasmic reticulum proteostasis network 
007 11135187
 
Compositions and methods for treating diabetic retinopathy 
008 11135203
 
Forazolines, compositions thereof and uses thereof 
009 11135207
 
Inhibitors of dihydroceramide desaturase for treating disease 
010 11135209
 
Compositions and methods for inhibiting protein kinases 
011 11135213
 
Quinoline amides and methods of using same 
012 11135222
 
Aurora kinase inhibitors 
013 11135223
 
Compositions and methods for inhibiting Dkk-1 
014 11135224
 
Methods of sensitizing estrogen receptor positive (ER+) breast cancer cells to endocrine therapy 
015 11135228
 
Cysteinyl-proresolving mediators that promote resolution of infection and organ protection 
016 11135231
 
Methods and compositions for prevention and treatment of Apicomplexan infections 
017 11135236
 
Retinoic acid receptor gamma agonists to attenuate anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity 
018 11135240
 
Biomaterials comprising hyaluronic acid binding peptides and extracellular matrix binding peptides for hyaluronic acid retention and tissue engineering applications 
019 11135252
 
Probiotic therapies for developmental disorders and other neurological disorders 
020 11135268
 
Compositions, kits, and methods using interleukin-17C to promote neural growth and/or neural survival 
021 11135280
 
Modified ebolavirus glycoproteins comprising mutations in the head and base domains that increase antibody cross-reactivity 
022 11135292
 
Multi-specific antibodies for cross-neutralization of multiple filovirus glycoproteins 
023 11135299
 
Chemoselective modification of a carrier protein with a strained alkyne-labeled cargo agent 
024 11135309
 
Poly(vinyl alcohol) nanocarriers 
025 11135316
 
Imaging and treatment of pathophysiologic conditions by Cerenkov radiation 
026 11135318
 
Half-curcuminoids as amyloid-beta PET imaging agents 
027 11135320
 
Radioligands for pretargeted pet imaging and methods of their therapeutic use 
028 11135325
 
Methods and compositions for antimicrobial treatment 
029 11135340
 
Compositions and methods for preparation of composite polymer coatings on medical implants, and their use for co-delivery of multiple antimicrobial agents 
030 11135363
 
Ambulatory medicament device alarm system 
031 11135364
 
Ambulatory medicament device with alarm status indication 
032 11135365
 
Ambulatory medicament device with security override passcode 
033 11135366
 
Ambulatory medical device with malfunction alert prioritization 
034 11135454
 
Histotripsy therapy systems and methods for the treatment of brain tissue 
035 11135582
 
Cartridge systems, capacitive pumps and multi-throw valves and pump-valve systems and applications of same 
036 11136234
 
Rehabilitation systems and methods 
037 11136291
 
Antifungal compounds and uses thereof 
038 11136297
 
Compositions and methods for treating cancer 
039 11136301
 
Broad spectrum antiviral compounds and uses thereof 
040 11136312
 
3,4,5-trisubstituted-1,2,4-triazoles and 3,4,5-trisubstituted-3-thio-1,2,4-triazoles and uses thereof 
041 11136316
 
Bifunctional molecules with antibody-recruiting and entry inhibitory activity against the Human Immunodeficiency Virus 
042 11136348
 
Furostan-3-ol derivatives as skeletal muscle hypertrophic agents 
043 11136349
 
Decarboxylative conjugate additions and applications thereof 
044 11136356
 
Recombinant HIV-1 envelope proteins and their use 
045 11136362
 
Peptide modulators of specific calcineurin protein-protein interactions 
046 11136363
 
Compositions and methods for diagnosing and/or treating kidney injury 
047 11136367
 
Multi-level specific targeting of cancer cells 
048 11136368
 
Cancer treatment using CX26 blocking peptides 
049 11136370
 
Compositions and methods for thrombin generation assay 
050 11136372
 
ApoC-II mimetic peptides 
051 11136377
 
Antibodies and Fc fusion protein modifications with enhanced persistence or pharmacokinetic stability in vivo and methods of use thereof 
052 11136383
 
Methods and compositions for modulaton of transforming growth factor beta-regulated functions 
053 11136402
 
TRAILshort antibody and methods of use 
054 11136410
 
Antibodies against the MUC1-C/extracellular domain (MUC1-C/ECD) 
055 11136549
 
T-cell receptor-deficient T cell compositions 
056 11136553
 
Isolated adult cells, artificial organs, rehabilitated organs, research tools, organ encasements, organ perfusion systems, and methods for preparing and utilizing the same 
057 11136554
 
Methods of reprogramming cells 
058 11136557
 
Adeno-associated virus variants and methods of use thereof 
059 11136558
 
Compositions and methods for reducing fucosylation of glycoproteins in insect cells and methods of use thereof for production of recombinant glycoproteins 
060 11136562
 
Conditionally active heterodimeric polypeptides and methods of use thereof 
061 11136574
 
Methods for in vitro ribosome synthesis and evolution 
062 11136580
 
SMN2 element 1 antisense compositions and methods and uses thereof 
063 11136581
 
Inhibin as targetable regulators of angiogenesis 
064 11136595
 
Particles coated with catalysts useful for splicing nucleic acids 
065 11136597
 
Compositions for enhancing targeted gene editing and methods of use thereof 
066 11136614
 
Live-cell seeding method for microarrays 
067 11136620
 
Detection device having capture region and detection region 
068 11136626
 
Biomarkers for the diagnosis of lacunar stroke 
069 11136629
 
Methods and compositions for detecting gastrointestinal and other cancers 
070 11137375
 
Systems and methods of grueneisen-relaxation photoacoustic microscopy and photoacoustic wavefront shaping 
071 11137384
 
Rapid and non-destructive detection of infection 
072 11137386
 
Systems and devices for molecule sensing and method of manufacturing thereof 
073 11137394
 
Systems and methods for performing immunoassays 
074 11137399
 
Tube-precipitin antigen of coccidioides posadash 
075 11137400
 
Methods for predicting and determining responsiveness to activators of JNK kinase 
076 11137408
 
GDF15 in glaucoma and methods of use thereof 
077 11137409
 
Identification of novel disease states using viscoelastic analysis in the presence of a thrombolytic agent 
078 11137410
 
Prognostic assays for maintenance hemodialysis patients 
079 11137462
 
System and method for quantifying cell numbers in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) 
080 11137467
 
System and method for improved diffusion-weighted imaging 
081 11138768
 
System and method for artifact reduction in an image 
082 11139853
 
Low-power wide area networks 

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Department of Defense (DOD) Agencies

Patent Title
001 11137409
 
Identification of novel disease states using viscoelastic analysis in the presence of a thrombolytic agent 
002 11137549
 
Scalable and fully-adjustable multiple fiber holder 
003 11138492
 
Canonical spiking neuron network for spatiotemporal associative memory 
004 11138495
 
Classifying features using a neurosynaptic system 
005 11138817
 
Vehicle system prognosis device and method 

Department of the ARMY (DOA)

Patent Title
001 11135555
 
Chitosan-graphene oxide membranes 
002 11135564
 
Porous polymer compositions for the synthesis of monolithic bimodal microporous/macroporous carbon compositions useful for selective CO2 sequestration 
003 11135594
 
Assay cartridge valve system 
004 11136574
 
Methods for in vitro ribosome synthesis and evolution 
005 11137032
 
Ceramic bearing system 
006 11137287
 
Compressive spectral imaging via polar coded aperture 
007 11137324
 
Modified collection plates for a cascade impactor 
008 11137409
 
Identification of novel disease states using viscoelastic analysis in the presence of a thrombolytic agent 
009 11137549
 
Scalable and fully-adjustable multiple fiber holder 
010 11137778
 
Dynamic support apparatus and system 
011 11138520
 
Ranking and updating machine learning models based on data inputs at edge nodes 
012 11139086
 
Customizable thin plate fuel form and reactor core therefor 
013 11139500
 
Alcohol based biofuel cell 
014 11139655
 
System and method for powering a device 
015 11140086
 
Management of background data traffic for 5G or other next generations wireless network 
016 11140379
 
Mapping and tracking system with features in three-dimensional space 

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

Patent Title
001 11135583
 
Devices and methods for extraction, separation and thermocycling 
002 11136574
 
Methods for in vitro ribosome synthesis and evolution 
003 11137220
 
Boiling processes and systems therefor having hydrophobic boiling surfaces 
004 11137250
 
Comb-driven substrate decoupled annulus pitch/roll BAW gyroscope with slanted quadrature tuning electrode 
005 11137294
 
Method of temperature error detection 
006 11138493
 
Approaching homeostasis in a binary neural network 
007 11138805
 
Quantitative quality assurance for mixed reality 
008 11140326
 
Aerial video based point, distance, and velocity real-time measurement system 

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

Patent Title
001 11136991
 
Tandem blade rotor disk 
002 11137237
 
Metal cellular structures for composite structures reinforcement 
003 11137311
 
Pressure sensing devices with improved force threshold 
004 11137591
 
System and method for compact, adaptive optical sensor for obtaining areal images 
005 11138063
 
Integrated system failure analysis software toolchain (IS-FAST) 
006 11138493
 
Approaching homeostasis in a binary neural network 
007 11139410
 
Solar cell structure with back surface reflector 

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Take Me To The Details
Patent Title
001 11135010
 
Minimally invasive microwave ablation device 
002 11135316
 
Imaging and treatment of pathophysiologic conditions by Cerenkov radiation 
003 11135573
 
Phosphate-promoted nickel catalyst for high temperature oligomerization 
004 11135616
 
Methods of reducing sinuous flow during machining and products formed thereby 
005 11136251
 
Compositions, methods, and devices for capturing phosphate from water 
006 11136453
 
Electrospun nanofiber composites for water treatment applications 
007 11136525
 
Liquid and semisolid lubricant compositions, methods of making, and uses thereof 
008 11136553
 
Isolated adult cells, artificial organs, rehabilitated organs, research tools, organ encasements, organ perfusion systems, and methods for preparing and utilizing the same 
009 11136559
 
Engineered prephenate dehydrogenases and arogenate dehydrogenases and methods of using the same 
010 11136573
 
High throughput protein-protein interaction screening in yeast liquid culture 
011 11136574
 
Methods for in vitro ribosome synthesis and evolution 
012 11136595
 
Particles coated with catalysts useful for splicing nucleic acids 
013 11136597
 
Compositions for enhancing targeted gene editing and methods of use thereof 
014 11136632
 
Command of active matter by topological defects and patterns 
015 11136666
 
Ordered nanotubes on a two-dimensional substrate consisting of different material properties 
016 11136688
 
Use of electropolishing for uniform surface treatment of metal components with complex external geometries 
017 11136734
 
Origami sonic barrier for traffic noise mitigation 
018 11137298
 
Supercapacitive iontronic nanofabric sensing 
019 11137310
 
Micro-hall effect devices for simultaneous current and temperature measurements for both high and low temperature environments 
020 11137394
 
Systems and methods for performing immunoassays 
021 11137719
 
Methods, systems, and computer readable media for improved digital holography and display incorporating same 
022 11139853
 
Low-power wide area networks 
023 11139899
 
Method and apparatus for ultra high bandwidth acoustic communication and power transfer 
024 11140086
 
Management of background data traffic for 5G or other next generations wireless network 
025 11140595
 
Rapid picocell switching for wireless transit networks 

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Take Me To The Details
Patent Title
001 11135582
 
Cartridge systems, capacitive pumps and multi-throw valves and pump-valve systems and applications of same 
002 11135669
 
Method and device for a high temperature vacuum-safe solder resist utilizing laser ablation of solderable surfaces for an electronic module assembly 
003 11136601
 
Conversion of S-lignin compounds to useful intermediates 
004 11136666
 
Ordered nanotubes on a two-dimensional substrate consisting of different material properties 
005 11136679
 
Electrochemical and photoelectrochemical oxidation of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural to 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid and 2,5-diformylfuran 
006 11136686
 
Methods and systems for aluminum electroplating 
007 11137112
 
Composite pressure vessel assembly with an integrated nozzle assembly 
008 11137169
 
Multi-fluid, earth battery energy systems and methods 
009 11137458
 
High-temperature NMR MAS probe with optimized temperature gradient across sample rotor 
010 11137516
 
System and method for passive assay of holdup deposits in nuclear piping 
011 11137591
 
System and method for compact, adaptive optical sensor for obtaining areal images 
012 11137809
 
Runtime localized cooling of high-performance processors 
013 11138063
 
Integrated system failure analysis software toolchain (IS-FAST) 
014 11138902
 
Incident exercise in a virtual environment 
015 11139403
 
Solar panel 
016 11139840
 
Methods for attaching transmitters to animals 
017 11139963
 
Communication systems and methods 

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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
11135223  Compositions and methods for inhibiting Dkk-1      
11136377  Antibodies and Fc fusion protein modifications with enhanced persistence or pharmacokinetic stability in vivo and methods of use thereof      
Y02C Capture, Storage, Sequestration or Disposal of Greenhouse Gases [GHG]
11135564  Porous polymer compositions for the synthesis of monolithic bimodal microporous/macroporous carbon compositions useful for selective CO2 sequestration      
Y02E Reduction of Greenhouse Gas [GHG] Emissions, Related to Energy Generation, Transmission or Distribution
11136679  Electrochemical and photoelectrochemical oxidation of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural to 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid and 2,5-diformylfuran      
11137169  Multi-fluid, earth battery energy systems and methods      
11139403  Solar panel      
11139410  Solar cell structure with back surface reflector      

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) 82
National Institutes of Health (NIH) 81
National Cancer Institute (NCI) 21
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) 13
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) 13
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) 12
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) 9
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) 8
National Institute on Aging (NIA) 7
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) 6
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) 2
NIH Office of the Director (NIHOD) 2
National Eye Institute (NEI) 2
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) 2
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) 1
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) 1
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) 1
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) 1
Fogarty International Center (FIC) 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 69
1700 Chemical and Materials Engineering 19
2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components 19
3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, Gaming and Medical Devices/Processes 19
2600 Communications 10
3600 Transportation, Electronic Commerce, Construction, Agriculture, Licensing and Review 6
2100 Computer Architecture Software and Information Security 5
2400 Computer Networks, Multiplex, Cable and Cryptography/Security 4

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

Patents By Scientific Domain.

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

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

Class Class Definition First
(Original)
Inventive
(CrossRef)
CPC A61 Medical or Veterinary Science; Hygiene 36 385
CPC C07 Organic Chemistry 19 110
CPC C12 Biochemistry; Beer; Spirits; Wine; Vinegar; Microbiology; Enzymology; Mutation or Genetic Engineering 19 100
CPC G01 Measuring; Testing 20 78
CPC G06 Computing; Calculating; Counting 9 87
CPC B01 Physical or Chemical Processes or Apparatus in General 6 84
CPC H04 Electric Communication Technique 12 60
CPC H01 Basic Electric Elements 4 34
CPC G16 Information and Communication Technology [ICT] Specially Adapted for Specific Application Fields 0 32
CPC F17 Storing or Distributing Gases or Liquids 1 24
CPC C08 Organic Macromolecular Compounds; Their Preparation or Chemical Working-up; Compositions Based Thereon 1 23
CPC C10 Petroleum, Gas or Coke Industries; Technical Gases Containing Carbon Monoxide; Fuels; Lubricants; Peat 1 18
CPC C25 Electrolytic or Electrophoretic Processes; Apparatus Therefor 3 15
CPC G08 Signalling 0 18
CPC G02 Optics 2 10
CPC F16 Engineering Elements and Units; General Measures for Producing and Maintaining Effective Functioning of Machines or Installations; Thermal Insulation in General 1 11
CPC F04 Positive - Displacement Machines for Liquids; Pumps for Liquids or Elastic Fluids 1 10
CPC Y02 Technologies or Applications for Mitigation or Adaptation Against Climate Change 0 11
CPC H05 Electric Techniques Not Otherwise Provided for 0 10
CPC B23 Machine Tools; Metal-working Not Otherwise Provided for 1 8
CPC G21 Nuclear Physics; Nuclear Engineering 1 7
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 B61 Railways 1 5
CPC C02 Treatment of Water, Waste Water, Sewage, or Sludge 1 5
CPC G03 Photography; Cinematography; Analogous Techniques Using Waves Other Than Optical Waves; Electrography; Holography 1 5
CPC H02 Generation; Conversion or Distribution of Electric Power 1 4
CPC G07 Checking-devices 1 3
CPC B05 Spraying or Atomising in General; Applying Fluent Materials to Surfaces, in General 1 2
CPC E01 Construction of Roads, Railways, or Bridges 1 2
CPC F28 Heat Exchange in General 1 2
CPC B67 Opening, Closing Bottles, Jars or Similar Containers; Liquid Handling 1 1
CPC G05 Controlling; Regulating 1 1
CPC G09 Education; Cryptography; Display; Advertising; Seals 1 1
CPC F24 Heating; Ranges; Ventilating 1 0
CPC F42 Ammunition; Blasting 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 151 523
China PRC 0 3
Switzerland 0 2
Australia 0 1
India 0 1
Iran 0 1
U.S. State First Named Inventors All Inventors
California 29 95
Massachusetts 13 47
Texas 10 20
Maryland 9 37
New York 8 33
Connecticut 6 17
Missouri 6 16
Washington 5 22
Illinois 5 17
Arizona 4 19
Michigan 4 17
Ohio 4 15
Georgia 4 11
New Hampshire 4 9
New Jersey 4 8
Indiana 3 15
Wisconsin 3 7
Virginia 2 14
Pennsylvania 2 13
Kentucky 2 9
Colorado 2 8
Florida 2 6
Minnesota 2 6
North Carolina 2 5
Arkansas 1 8
Tennessee 1 6
Nebraska 1 5
Utah 1 5
Iowa 1 4
Idaho 1 4
Alabama 1 3
Kansas 1 3
Mississippi 1 3
South Carolina 1 3
Wyoming 1 3
District of Columbia 1 2
Delaware 1 2
Maine 1 2
New Mexico 1 2
Nevada 1 1
Oregon 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 170 183
China PRC 1 1
Denmark 1 1
Singapore 1 1
Switzerland 1 1
Australia 0 1
U.S. State Assignees Applicants
California 25 29
Massachusetts 22 22
Maryland 12 12
Illinois 9 9
New York 9 9
Connecticut 7 7
District of Columbia 7 3
Washington 6 6
Texas 5 8
Indiana 5 6
New Hampshire 5 5
Ohio 5 5
Pennsylvania 5 5
Georgia 4 5
Arizona 4 4
Michigan 4 4
New Jersey 4 4
Colorado 3 3
Missouri 3 3
Wisconsin 3 3
North Carolina 3 2
Virginia 2 3
Iowa 2 2
Kansas 2 2
Kentucky 2 2
Minnesota 2 2
Nebraska 2 2
Arkansas 1 6
Alabama 1 1
Idaho 1 1
Maine 1 1
South Carolina 1 1
Tennessee 1 1
Utah 1 1
Wyoming 1 1
New Mexico 0 2
Florida 0 1

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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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