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New Taxpayer Funded Patents for Tuesday, October 12, 2021 

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FedInvent analyzed 143 taxpayer-funded patents this week.

On Tuesday, October 12, 2021, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted 143 taxpayer-funded patents; including 138 patents containing government interest statements and 33 patents where federal government agencies were an assignee or applicant. There are 159 references to a federal agency funding source on these patents.

The patents were the work of 458 inventors. The 436 American inventors came from 37 states and the District of Columbia. The 22 foreign inventors come from 7 countries.

There are 78 patents where at least one assignee is a college or university, the HERD.

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The List of This Week's Patents

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Patent Title
001 11140883
 
Gene editing of reproductive hormones to sterilize aquatic animals 
002 11140913
 
Microwave sterilization or pasteurization 
003 11140940
 
Generator spinning in a wearable system 
004 11141092
 
Method and system for incorporating physiological self-regulation challenge into geospatial scenario games and/or simulations 
005 11141097
 
Biological marker and methods 
006 11141100
 
Moisture assessment system and method for wound care 
007 11141164
 
Shape-memory polymer foam device for treating aneurysms 
008 11141379
 
Prodrug compositions, prodrug nanoparticles, and methods of use thereof 
009 11141385
 
Sulfur (VI) fluoride compounds and methods for the preparation thereof 
010 11141391
 
Biomarkers for risk assessment, diagnosis and target microbiome and intestinal homeostasis for prevention and treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 
011 11141398
 
Methods for decreasing injuries associated with intraoperative hypotension 
012 11141419
 
Use of iminosugars as prophylactic and therapy against COVID-19 / SARS-CoV-2 
013 11141423
 
Methods of screening compounds useful for treatment of a liver disease 
014 11141425
 
Enhancing AAV-mediated transduction of ocular tissues with hyaluronic acid 
015 11141441
 
Microbial hyperswarmers and uses thereof 
016 11141443
 
Inhaled respiratory probiotics for lung diseases of infancy, childhood and adulthood 
017 11141452
 
Bifunctional compounds for relief of pain comprising an opioid receptor agonist moiety and a NK1 receptor antagonist moiety and methods for treating pain 
018 11141469
 
Methods and compositions for treating aging-associated conditions 
019 11141470
 
B4GALNT2 knock out pig 
020 11141475
 
Inactivating pathogens and producing highly immunogenic inactivated vaccines using a dual oxidation process 
021 11141477
 
Rapid and prolonged immunologic-therapeutic 
022 11141478
 
Modified mRNA vaccines encoding herpes simplex virus glycoproteins and uses thereof 
023 11141490
 
Antibody-drug conjugates based on gold compounds 
024 11141507
 
Magnesium-based suture anchor devices 
025 11141546
 
Systems and methods for ventilation through a body cavity 
026 11141596
 
Wireless multichannel neurostimulators and methods for using the same 
027 11141599
 
Systems, apparatus, and methods for documenting code blue scenarios 
028 11141714
 
Selective alkane activation with single-site atoms on amorphous support 
029 11141731
 
Formation and control of fluidic species 
030 11141912
 
Additive manufacturing powder spreading technology to mitigate surface defects 
031 11141921
 
Systems and methods of machine vision assisted additive fabrication 
032 11142173
 
System and method for collision prevention 
033 11142330
 
Mechanically-distributed propulsion drivetrain and architecture 
034 11142337
 
Method and system for determining a descent profile 
035 11142346
 
Space vehicle system and payload interposer (PIP) board 
036 11142458
 
Lignin-based carbon foams and composites and related methods 
037 11142486
 
Porous ceramic structure for carbon dioxide capture 
038 11142492
 
Methods of isolating phenols from phenol-containing media 
039 11142500
 
Nanohoop compound embodiments comprising meta-substitution and molecular systems comprising the same 
040 11142504
 
Substituted heterocycles as c-MYC targeting agents 
041 11142507
 
Inhibitors of cyclin-dependent kinases 
042 11142508
 
Bisphenol derivatives and their use as androgen receptor activity modulators 
043 11142522
 
Compounds, compositions and methods for cancer treatment 
044 11142529
 
Benzodiazepine derivatives, compositions, and methods for treating cognitive impairment 
045 11142532
 
Positive allosteric modulators of the muscarinic acetylcholine receptor M4 
046 11142536
 
Macromolecules comprising triazoles 
047 11142546
 
Neuropeptide S receptor (NPSR) agonists 
048 11142550
 
Split inteins with exceptional splicing activity 
049 11142560
 
Biphasic single-chain insulin analogues 
050 11142564
 
Broadly-neutralizing anti-HIV antibodies 
051 11142565
 
Broadly neutralizing anti-HIV-1 antibodies that bind to an N-glycan epitope on the envelope 
052 11142566
 
Generation of human anti-HIV-1 ENV monoclonal antibodies with neutralizing activity from humanized mice infected with HIV-1 
053 11142577
 
WNT signaling agonist molecules 
054 11142586
 
Anti-human nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT) antibodies 
055 11142692
 
Capped co-doped core/shell nanocrystals for visible light emission 
056 11142696
 
Programmable nanocomposites 
057 11142746
 
High efficiency microfluidic purification of stem cells to improve transplants 
058 11142751
 
CRISPR-cas system for Clostridium genome engineering and recombinant strains produced thereof 
059 11142761
 
Compositions and methods for rapid and dynamic flux control using synthetic metabolic valves 
060 11142764
 
Antisense antibacterial compounds and methods 
061 11142770
 
Isolated oleaginous yeast 
062 11142775
 
Bocaparvovirus small noncoding RNA and uses thereof 
063 11142791
 
Combined multiple-displacement amplification and PCR in an emulsion microdroplet 
064 11142796
 
MIR-18B for use as a marker of cancer progression and target for therapies to treat cancer 
065 11142812
 
Multicaloric MnNiSi alloys 
066 11142824
 
Method of producing thin layer of large area transition metal dichalcogenides MoS2 and others 
067 11142832
 
Methods and systems for syngas production and for efficient, flexible energy generation 
068 11142833
 
Electrochemical oxidation of aromatic aldehydes in acidic media 
069 11142835
 
Compounds, their preparation, related compositions, catalysts, electrochemical cells, fuel cells, and uses thereof 
070 11142837
 
Electrocatalytic materials for oxygen evolution of formula A1-xBxO3-δ 
071 11142841
 
Methods for electropolishing and coating aluminum on air and/or moisture sensitive substrates 
072 11142878
 
Bio-inspired deep foundation pile and anchorage system 
073 11142909
 
Microencapsulation of materials using cenospheres 
074 11142928
 
Receptacle locking device 
075 11143032
 
Turbine rotor locking assembly and method 
076 11143036
 
Turbine blade with friction and impact vibration damping elements 
077 11143038
 
Gas turbine engine high lift airfoil cooling in stagnation zone 
078 11143039
 
Turbine engine component including an axially aligned skin core passage interrupted by a pedestal 
079 11143052
 
Dual-mode plug nozzle 
080 11143098
 
Rotary internal combustion engine 
081 11143137
 
Engine system, combustion control system, and operating method with close-coupled early pilots and cylinder temperature control 
082 11143143
 
Extinguishable divert system 
083 11143169
 
Coiled and twisted nanofiber yarn and polymer fiber actuators 
084 11143194
 
Seal disassembly aid 
085 11143268
 
Vibration isolation system with thermal growth compensation 
086 11143275
 
Systems and methods that use harmonic drives for converting reciprocating axial motion to continuous rotary motion, helical drives for converting reciprocating rotary motion to reciprocating axial motion and combinations thereof for converting reciprocating rotary motion to continuous rotary motion 
087 11143338
 
Composite to metal end fitting joint 
088 11143417
 
Method and apparatus for reduction of water re-evaporation in a dedicated dehumidifier/water heater 
089 11143548
 
Simultaneous oscillation and frequency tracking of multiple resonances via digitally implemented phase-locked loop array 
090 11143555
 
Methods and devices for reducing spectral noise and spectrometry systems employing such devices 
091 11143613
 
Chemiresistive sensors based on carbon nanotubes and transition metal complexes 
092 11143615
 
Printed hygroscopic electrodes for low-cost capacitive relative humidity sensors 
093 11143629
 
Laser bond inspection calibration system 
094 11143649
 
Free-solution response function interferometry 
095 11143656
 
Diagnostic evaluation of antibody responses to commonly recognized prostate cancer-associated antigens 
096 11143661
 
Antibodies that specifically bind alpha klotho 
097 11143671
 
Methods and devices configured to operated scanning tunneling microscopes using out-of-bandwidth frequency components added to bias voltage and related software 
098 11143672
 
Method and apparatus for correcting responsivity variation in photothermal imaging 
099 11143721
 
Noise reduction in RF atomic magnetometer 
100 11143748
 
Telescope 
101 11143767
 
Methods for optimizing imaging technique parameters for photon-counting computed tomography 
102 11143860
 
Photonic crystal-based optical steering 
103 11144080
 
Switched low-dropout voltage regulator 
104 11144137
 
Computer pointing device 
105 11144208
 
Data compression system using base values and methods thereof 
106 11144231
 
Relocation and persistence of named data elements in coordination namespace 
107 11144337
 
Implementing interface for rapid ground truth binning 
108 11144473
 
Quality of service for input/output memory management unit 
109 11144523
 
Methods and data structures for efficient cross-referencing of physical-asset spatial identifiers 
110 11144648
 
Trojan insertion tool 
111 11144773
 
System for characterizing biometric station metrics with genericized biometric information 
112 11144825
 
Interpretable deep learning framework for mining and predictive modeling of health care data 
113 11145099
 
Computerized rendering of objects having anisotropic elastoplasticity for codimensional frictional contact 
114 11145100
 
Method and system for implementing three-dimensional facial modeling and visual speech synthesis 
115 11145403
 
Universal image representation based on a multimodal graph 
116 11145418
 
System and method for model-based calculation of blast exposure 
117 11145424
 
Direct heat exchanger for molten chloride fast reactor 
118 11145425
 
Grain boundary enhanced UN and U3Si2 pellets with improved oxidation resistance 
119 11145431
 
System and method for nanoscale X-ray imaging of biological specimen 
120 11145445
 
Bulk anisotropic exchange-spring magnets and method of producing the same 
121 11145455
 
Transformer and an associated method thereof 
122 11145466
 
Perovskite-containing devices and methods of making the same 
123 11145500
 
Time of flight mass spectrometer coupled to a core sample source 
124 11145805
 
Topological spin textures in 3-dimensional magnetic structures 
125 11145834
 
High efficiency multi-junction small-molecule photovoltaic devices 
126 11145851
 
Composite lithium metal anodes for lithium batteries with reduced volumetric fluctuation during cycling and dendrite suppression 
127 11145861
 
Method of improved performance in metal electrodes for batteries 
128 11145884
 
Method and apparatus of an air breathing hydrogen fuel cell using direct liquid fuels 
129 11145885
 
High capacity organic radical mediated phosphorous anode for redox flow batteries 
130 11145894
 
Process for fabrication of enhanced β″-alumina solid electrolytes for energy storage devices and energy applications 
131 11145905
 
Electrolyte compositions for stabilizing silicon electrodes in lithium batteries 
132 11145909
 
Lithium metal electrodes and batteries thereof 
133 11145921
 
Vapor phase photo-electrochemical cell 
134 11145981
 
Wire identification sensor 
135 11146103
 
Distribution grid monitoring 
136 11146175
 
One-sided parallel LLC power converter 
137 11146227
 
Open-loop tracking control module to control input range swing for radiation-hardened devices 
138 11146388
 
System and method for application-independent compartmentalized encryption 
139 11146460
 
System and method for generating a network diagram 
140 11146479
 
Reinforcement learning-based intelligent control of packet transmissions within ad-hoc networks 
141 11146506
 
Parallel data processing for service function chains spanning multiple servers 
142 11146579
 
Hybrid feature-driven learning system for abnormality detection and localization 
143 PP33546
 
Apple tree named NJ150 

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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) 44
Department of Energy (DOE) 37
Department of Defense (DOD) 31
National Science Foundation (NSF) 21
Department of Agriculture (USDA) 8
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 5
Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) 3
Small Business Administration (SBA) 2
Department of Commerce (DOC) 1
Department of Education (ED) 1
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 1
Department of Transportation (USDOT) 1
Non-Profit Organization (NPO) 1
United States Postal Service (USPS) 1
Government Rights Acknowledged 2

Patents By Funding Agency

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

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Patent Title
001 11141097
 
Biological marker and methods 
002 11141100
 
Moisture assessment system and method for wound care 
003 11141379
 
Prodrug compositions, prodrug nanoparticles, and methods of use thereof 
004 11141385
 
Sulfur (VI) fluoride compounds and methods for the preparation thereof 
005 11141391
 
Biomarkers for risk assessment, diagnosis and target microbiome and intestinal homeostasis for prevention and treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 
006 11141423
 
Methods of screening compounds useful for treatment of a liver disease 
007 11141425
 
Enhancing AAV-mediated transduction of ocular tissues with hyaluronic acid 
008 11141441
 
Microbial hyperswarmers and uses thereof 
009 11141443
 
Inhaled respiratory probiotics for lung diseases of infancy, childhood and adulthood 
010 11141452
 
Bifunctional compounds for relief of pain comprising an opioid receptor agonist moiety and a NK1 receptor antagonist moiety and methods for treating pain 
011 11141469
 
Methods and compositions for treating aging-associated conditions 
012 11141470
 
B4GALNT2 knock out pig 
013 11141475
 
Inactivating pathogens and producing highly immunogenic inactivated vaccines using a dual oxidation process 
014 11141477
 
Rapid and prolonged immunologic-therapeutic 
015 11141478
 
Modified mRNA vaccines encoding herpes simplex virus glycoproteins and uses thereof 
016 11141490
 
Antibody-drug conjugates based on gold compounds 
017 11141599
 
Systems, apparatus, and methods for documenting code blue scenarios 
018 11142504
 
Substituted heterocycles as c-MYC targeting agents 
019 11142507
 
Inhibitors of cyclin-dependent kinases 
020 11142508
 
Bisphenol derivatives and their use as androgen receptor activity modulators 
021 11142522
 
Compounds, compositions and methods for cancer treatment 
022 11142529
 
Benzodiazepine derivatives, compositions, and methods for treating cognitive impairment 
023 11142532
 
Positive allosteric modulators of the muscarinic acetylcholine receptor M4 
024 11142546
 
Neuropeptide S receptor (NPSR) agonists 
025 11142550
 
Split inteins with exceptional splicing activity 
026 11142560
 
Biphasic single-chain insulin analogues 
027 11142564
 
Broadly-neutralizing anti-HIV antibodies 
028 11142565
 
Broadly neutralizing anti-HIV-1 antibodies that bind to an N-glycan epitope on the envelope 
029 11142566
 
Generation of human anti-HIV-1 ENV monoclonal antibodies with neutralizing activity from humanized mice infected with HIV-1 
030 11142577
 
WNT signaling agonist molecules 
031 11142586
 
Anti-human nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT) antibodies 
032 11142746
 
High efficiency microfluidic purification of stem cells to improve transplants 
033 11142764
 
Antisense antibacterial compounds and methods 
034 11142775
 
Bocaparvovirus small noncoding RNA and uses thereof 
035 11142791
 
Combined multiple-displacement amplification and PCR in an emulsion microdroplet 
036 11142796
 
MIR-18B for use as a marker of cancer progression and target for therapies to treat cancer 
037 11143548
 
Simultaneous oscillation and frequency tracking of multiple resonances via digitally implemented phase-locked loop array 
038 11143555
 
Methods and devices for reducing spectral noise and spectrometry systems employing such devices 
039 11143656
 
Diagnostic evaluation of antibody responses to commonly recognized prostate cancer-associated antigens 
040 11143661
 
Antibodies that specifically bind alpha klotho 
041 11143672
 
Method and apparatus for correcting responsivity variation in photothermal imaging 
042 11143767
 
Methods for optimizing imaging technique parameters for photon-counting computed tomography 
043 11145100
 
Method and system for implementing three-dimensional facial modeling and visual speech synthesis 
044 11146506
 
Parallel data processing for service function chains spanning multiple servers 

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Take Me To The Details
Patent Title
001 11141164
 
Shape-memory polymer foam device for treating aneurysms 
002 11141714
 
Selective alkane activation with single-site atoms on amorphous support 
003 11141912
 
Additive manufacturing powder spreading technology to mitigate surface defects 
004 11142346
 
Space vehicle system and payload interposer (PIP) board 
005 11142486
 
Porous ceramic structure for carbon dioxide capture 
006 11142692
 
Capped co-doped core/shell nanocrystals for visible light emission 
007 11142770
 
Isolated oleaginous yeast 
008 11142812
 
Multicaloric MnNiSi alloys 
009 11142824
 
Method of producing thin layer of large area transition metal dichalcogenides MoS2 and others 
010 11142832
 
Methods and systems for syngas production and for efficient, flexible energy generation 
011 11142841
 
Methods for electropolishing and coating aluminum on air and/or moisture sensitive substrates 
012 11143036
 
Turbine blade with friction and impact vibration damping elements 
013 11143137
 
Engine system, combustion control system, and operating method with close-coupled early pilots and cylinder temperature control 
014 11143275
 
Systems and methods that use harmonic drives for converting reciprocating axial motion to continuous rotary motion, helical drives for converting reciprocating rotary motion to reciprocating axial motion and combinations thereof for converting reciprocating rotary motion to continuous rotary motion 
015 11143338
 
Composite to metal end fitting joint 
016 11143417
 
Method and apparatus for reduction of water re-evaporation in a dedicated dehumidifier/water heater 
017 11143615
 
Printed hygroscopic electrodes for low-cost capacitive relative humidity sensors 
018 11143671
 
Methods and devices configured to operated scanning tunneling microscopes using out-of-bandwidth frequency components added to bias voltage and related software 
019 11144080
 
Switched low-dropout voltage regulator 
020 11144208
 
Data compression system using base values and methods thereof 
021 11144231
 
Relocation and persistence of named data elements in coordination namespace 
022 11144473
 
Quality of service for input/output memory management unit 
023 11144523
 
Methods and data structures for efficient cross-referencing of physical-asset spatial identifiers 
024 11145403
 
Universal image representation based on a multimodal graph 
025 11145424
 
Direct heat exchanger for molten chloride fast reactor 
026 11145425
 
Grain boundary enhanced UN and U3Si2 pellets with improved oxidation resistance 
027 11145455
 
Transformer and an associated method thereof 
028 11145466
 
Perovskite-containing devices and methods of making the same 
029 11145834
 
High efficiency multi-junction small-molecule photovoltaic devices 
030 11145851
 
Composite lithium metal anodes for lithium batteries with reduced volumetric fluctuation during cycling and dendrite suppression 
031 11145861
 
Method of improved performance in metal electrodes for batteries 
032 11145885
 
High capacity organic radical mediated phosphorous anode for redox flow batteries 
033 11145894
 
Process for fabrication of enhanced β″-alumina solid electrolytes for energy storage devices and energy applications 
034 11145905
 
Electrolyte compositions for stabilizing silicon electrodes in lithium batteries 
035 11145909
 
Lithium metal electrodes and batteries thereof 
036 11145921
 
Vapor phase photo-electrochemical cell 
037 11146579
 
Hybrid feature-driven learning system for abnormality detection and localization 

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Department of Defense (DOD) Agencies

Patent Title
001 11141596
 
Wireless multichannel neurostimulators and methods for using the same 
002 11142761
 
Compositions and methods for rapid and dynamic flux control using synthetic metabolic valves 
003 11143052
 
Dual-mode plug nozzle 
004 11143143
 
Extinguishable divert system 
005 11143268
 
Vibration isolation system with thermal growth compensation 
006 11143629
 
Laser bond inspection calibration system 
007 11146175
 
One-sided parallel LLC power converter 
008 11146506
 
Parallel data processing for service function chains spanning multiple servers 

Department of the ARMY (DOA)

Patent Title
001 11140940
 
Generator spinning in a wearable system 
002 11143032
 
Turbine rotor locking assembly and method 
003 11143143
 
Extinguishable divert system 
004 11143194
 
Seal disassembly aid 
005 11143548
 
Simultaneous oscillation and frequency tracking of multiple resonances via digitally implemented phase-locked loop array 
006 11145099
 
Computerized rendering of objects having anisotropic elastoplasticity for codimensional frictional contact 
007 11145418
 
System and method for model-based calculation of blast exposure 
008 11145884
 
Method and apparatus of an air breathing hydrogen fuel cell using direct liquid fuels 
009 11145981
 
Wire identification sensor 

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

Patent Title
001 11141921
 
Systems and methods of machine vision assisted additive fabrication 
002 11143038
 
Gas turbine engine high lift airfoil cooling in stagnation zone 
003 11143098
 
Rotary internal combustion engine 
004 11143169
 
Coiled and twisted nanofiber yarn and polymer fiber actuators 
005 11146103
 
Distribution grid monitoring 
006 11146388
 
System and method for application-independent compartmentalized encryption 
007 11146479
 
Reinforcement learning-based intelligent control of packet transmissions within ad-hoc networks 

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

Patent Title
001 11142536
 
Macromolecules comprising triazoles 
002 11142696
 
Programmable nanocomposites 
003 11143039
 
Turbine engine component including an axially aligned skin core passage interrupted by a pedestal 
004 11143169
 
Coiled and twisted nanofiber yarn and polymer fiber actuators 
005 11143629
 
Laser bond inspection calibration system 
006 11143671
 
Methods and devices configured to operated scanning tunneling microscopes using out-of-bandwidth frequency components added to bias voltage and related software 
007 11143860
 
Photonic crystal-based optical steering 
008 11145431
 
System and method for nanoscale X-ray imaging of biological specimen 
009 11145445
 
Bulk anisotropic exchange-spring magnets and method of producing the same 
010 11146460
 
System and method for generating a network diagram 

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Take Me To The Details
Patent Title
001 11141385
 
Sulfur (VI) fluoride compounds and methods for the preparation thereof 
002 11141507
 
Magnesium-based suture anchor devices 
003 11141546
 
Systems and methods for ventilation through a body cavity 
004 11141731
 
Formation and control of fluidic species 
005 11141921
 
Systems and methods of machine vision assisted additive fabrication 
006 11142500
 
Nanohoop compound embodiments comprising meta-substitution and molecular systems comprising the same 
007 11142761
 
Compositions and methods for rapid and dynamic flux control using synthetic metabolic valves 
008 11142833
 
Electrochemical oxidation of aromatic aldehydes in acidic media 
009 11142835
 
Compounds, their preparation, related compositions, catalysts, electrochemical cells, fuel cells, and uses thereof 
010 11142837
 
Electrocatalytic materials for oxygen evolution of formula A1-xBxO3-δ 
011 11142878
 
Bio-inspired deep foundation pile and anchorage system 
012 11142909
 
Microencapsulation of materials using cenospheres 
013 11143548
 
Simultaneous oscillation and frequency tracking of multiple resonances via digitally implemented phase-locked loop array 
014 11143613
 
Chemiresistive sensors based on carbon nanotubes and transition metal complexes 
015 11143649
 
Free-solution response function interferometry 
016 11143748
 
Telescope 
017 11144231
 
Relocation and persistence of named data elements in coordination namespace 
018 11144648
 
Trojan insertion tool 
019 11144825
 
Interpretable deep learning framework for mining and predictive modeling of health care data 
020 11145805
 
Topological spin textures in 3-dimensional magnetic structures 
021 11146506
 
Parallel data processing for service function chains spanning multiple servers 

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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
11141391  Biomarkers for risk assessment, diagnosis and target microbiome and intestinal homeostasis for prevention and treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis      
11141441  Microbial hyperswarmers and uses thereof      
11141475  Inactivating pathogens and producing highly immunogenic inactivated vaccines using a dual oxidation process      
11143748  Telescope      
Y02B Climate Change Mitigation Technologies Related to Buildings, e.g Housing, House Appliances or Related End-user Applications
11143417  Method and apparatus for reduction of water re-evaporation in a dedicated dehumidifier/water heater      
Y02E Reduction of Greenhouse Gas [GHG] Emissions, Related to Energy Generation, Transmission or Distribution
11145834  High efficiency multi-junction small-molecule photovoltaic devices      
Y02P Climate Change Mitigation Technologies in the Production or Processing of Goods
11141714  Selective alkane activation with single-site atoms on amorphous support      
Y02T Climate Change Mitigation Technologies Related to Transportation
11143038  Gas turbine engine high lift airfoil cooling in stagnation zone      
11143039  Turbine engine component including an axially aligned skin core passage interrupted by a pedestal      
11143052  Dual-mode plug nozzle      
11145851  Composite lithium metal anodes for lithium batteries with reduced volumetric fluctuation during cycling and dendrite suppression      
Y02W Climate Change Mitigation Technologies Related to Wastewater Treatment or Waste Management
11142909  Microencapsulation of materials using cenospheres      

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) 44
National Institutes of Health (NIH) 44
National Cancer Institute (NCI) 10
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) 8
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) 5
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) 5
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) 4
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) 3
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) 3
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) 3
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) 2
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) 2
National Institute on Aging (NIA) 2
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) 2
National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) 1
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) 1
National Eye Institute (NEI) 1
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) 1

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Higher Education Research and Development (HERD)

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

MEMBERS OF THE HERD

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

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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 46
1700 Chemical and Materials Engineering 28
2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components 21
3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, Gaming and Medical Devices/Processes 18
3600 Transportation, Electronic Commerce, Construction, Agriculture, Licensing and Review 12
2100 Computer Architecture Software and Information Security 7
2400 Computer Networks, Multiplex, Cable and Cryptography/Security 6
2600 Communications 5

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 24 301
CPC C07 Organic Chemistry 17 144
CPC C12 Biochemistry; Beer; Spirits; Wine; Vinegar; Microbiology; Enzymology; Mutation or Genetic Engineering 8 100
CPC C04 Cements; Concrete; Artificial Stone; Ceramics; Refractories 1 103
CPC H01 Basic Electric Elements 15 75
CPC G01 Measuring; Testing 13 63
CPC G06 Computing; Calculating; Counting 11 60
CPC B01 Physical or Chemical Processes or Apparatus in General 2 38
CPC H04 Electric Communication Technique 5 24
CPC F02 Combustion Engines; Hot-gas or Combustion-product Engine Plants 3 24
CPC F16 Engineering Elements and Units; General Measures for Producing and Maintaining Effective Functioning of Machines or Installations; Thermal Insulation in General 3 22
CPC C25 Electrolytic or Electrophoretic Processes; Apparatus Therefor 5 17
CPC F05 Indexing Schemes Relating to Engines or Pumps in Various Subclasses of Classes F01-F04 0 21
CPC G21 Nuclear Physics; Nuclear Engineering 3 15
CPC H02 Generation; Conversion or Distribution of Electric Power 2 14
CPC F01 Machines or Engines in General; Engine Plants in General; Steam Engines 5 10
CPC B22 Casting; Powder Metallurgy 0 15
CPC B64 Aircraft; Aviation; Cosmonautics 3 11
CPC C01 Inorganic Chemistry 1 13
CPC Y02 Technologies or Applications for Mitigation or Adaptation Against Climate Change 0 14
CPC Y10 Technical Subjects Covered by Former USPC 0 14
CPC E02 Hydraulic Engineering; Foundations; Soil Shifting 1 10
CPC A01 Agriculture; Forestry; Animal Husbandry; Hunting; Trapping; Fishing 1 9
CPC B29 Working of Plastics; Working of Substances in a Plastic State in General 2 7
CPC C09 Dyes; Paints; Polishes; Natural Resins; Adhesives; Compositions Not Otherwise Provided For; Applications of Materials Not Otherwise Provided for 2 7
CPC C22 Metallurgy; Ferrous or Non-ferrous Alloys; Treatment of Alloys or Non-ferrous Metals 1 8
CPC F24 Heating; Ranges; Ventilating 1 7
CPC G05 Controlling; Regulating 1 7
CPC G16 Information and Communication Technology [ICT] Specially Adapted for Specific Application Fields 2 5
CPC B60 Vehicles in General 1 4
CPC C23 Coating Metallic Material; Coating Material With Metallic Material; Chemical Surface Treatment; Diffusion Treatment of Metallic Material; Coating by Vacuum Evaporation, by Sputtering, by Ion Implantation or by Chemical Vapour Deposition, in General; Inhibiting Corrosion of Metallic Material or Incrustation in General 1 4
CPC E05 Locks; Keys; Window or Door Fittings; Safes 1 4
CPC A23 Foods or Foodstuffs; Treatment Thereof, Not Covered by Other Classes 1 2
CPC A43 Footwear 1 2
CPC H03 Basic Electronic Circuitry 1 2
CPC E04 Building 1 1
CPC F04 Positive - Displacement Machines for Liquids; Pumps for Liquids or Elastic Fluids 1 1
CPC G02 Optics 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
USPC PLT Plants 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 139 436
Canada 2 9
China PRC 1 2
India 1 1
Germany 0 6
Japan 0 2
Ireland 0 1
Sweden 0 1
U.S. State First Named Inventors All Inventors
California 21 63
Massachusetts 12 37
Illinois 8 31
Pennsylvania 7 24
Washington 7 23
Texas 6 26
New York 6 23
Maryland 6 18
Alabama 5 15
New Jersey 5 12
Colorado 5 10
Tennessee 4 17
Virginia 4 15
Wisconsin 4 10
Arizona 4 8
Connecticut 4 6
New Mexico 3 12
South Carolina 3 10
Minnesota 3 9
Florida 3 8
Michigan 3 8
North Carolina 2 11
Ohio 2 5
Oregon 2 5
Indiana 2 2
Hawaii 1 4
Idaho 1 4
Kentucky 1 4
Nevada 1 3
Iowa 1 2
Louisiana 1 2
Missouri 1 2
District of Columbia 1 1
Kansas 0 2
Mississippi 0 1
Montana 0 1
Nebraska 0 1
New Hampshire 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 155 164
Canada 3 3
Germany 2 2
Denmark 1 1
U.S. State Assignees Applicants
California 22 27
Massachusetts 14 14
New York 12 12
District of Columbia 11 9
Illinois 8 10
Pennsylvania 7 7
Texas 6 6
Washington 6 6
Maryland 5 7
Colorado 5 6
Alabama 5 5
Virginia 5 5
Connecticut 4 4
New Mexico 4 4
Ohio 4 4
Tennessee 4 4
Arizona 3 3
Michigan 3 3
Minnesota 3 3
New Jersey 3 3
Oregon 3 3
Wisconsin 3 3
Florida 2 2
Kentucky 2 2
North Carolina 2 2
Georgia 1 1
Hawaii 1 1
Idaho 1 1
Iowa 1 1
Kansas 1 1
Missouri 1 1
Montana 1 1
Nebraska 1 1
Nevada 1 1
Louisiana 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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