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New Taxpayer Funded Patents for Tuesday, September 20, 2022 

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FedInvent analyzed 141 taxpayer-funded patents this week.

On Tuesday, September 20, 2022, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted 141 taxpayer-funded patents; including 136 patents containing government interest statements and 22 patents where federal government agencies were an assignee or applicant. Together, 141 patents granted this week are the result of US government-funded research & development.

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The List of This Week's Patents

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Patent Title
001 11445809
 
Vertically rotating grooming attachment brush and method of use 
002 11445912
 
Robust myocardial blood oxygen level dependent magnetic resonance imaging with long acting coronary vasodilators 
003 11445914
 
Methods and systems for assessing material anisotropy and other characteristics 
004 11445915
 
Compact briefcase OCT system for point-of-care imaging 
005 11445922
 
Methods and systems for detecting physiology for monitoring cardiac health 
006 11445933
 
Efficient multi-shot EPI with self-navigated segmentation 
007 11445941
 
Mapping ciliary activity using phase resolved spectrally encoded interferometric microscopy 
008 11445946
 
PEDOT/CNT coated neural recording probes for measurement of tonic and phasic dopamine 
009 11445950
 
Enzyme-dependent fluorescence recovery of NADH after photobleaching to assess dehydrogenase activity of living tissues 
010 11445976
 
Physiological sensing textile apparatus 
011 11445997
 
Ultrasound imaging of biomarker sensitive hydrogels 
012 11446004
 
Ultrasound systems and methods of identifying fluids in body regions using the same 
013 11446008
 
Automated ultrasound video interpretation of a body part with one or more convolutional neural networks 
014 11446046
 
Tool exchange system for a surgical robot 
015 11446133
 
Stacked tissue encapsulation device systems with or without oxygen delivery 
016 11446137
 
Flexible keratoprosthesis devices and uses thereof 
017 11446238
 
Injectable dendrimer hydrogel nanoparticles 
018 11446239
 
Multi-layer hydrogel capsules for encapsulation of cells and cell aggregates 
019 11446264
 
Memory manipulation via modification of protein kinase C zeta activity 
020 11446267
 
Nanoparticle compositions, methods of fabrication, and use for drug delivery 
021 11446279
 
Aromatic 2-nitrosulfonyl fluoride antibiotics and methods of use thereof 
022 11446299
 
Carbazole EHop-016 derivatives as anticancer and anti-migratory agents 
023 11446302
 
Compounds with anti-tumor activity against cancer cells bearing EGFR or HER2 exon 20 mutations 
024 11446308
 
Methods and compositions for the prevention and treatment of hearing loss 
025 11446309
 
Combination therapy for cancer using bromodomain and extra-terminal (BET) protein inhibitors 
026 11446331
 
Wound healing and tissue engineering 
027 11446335
 
Cryopreserved endocrine cells that express chromogranin A 
028 11446352
 
Compositions and methods for inhibiting tumor-induced immune suppression 
029 11446356
 
Peptides and related compositions and methods 
030 11446378
 
Inhibitors of ephrin B1 for tumor treatment 
031 11446390
 
Antigen capturing nanoparticles for use in cancer immunotherapy 
032 11446391
 
Amphiphilic dye-coated inorganic nanoparticle clusters 
033 11446392
 
Biomimetic vesicles and uses thereof 
034 11446396
 
Recombinant adeno-associated virus delivery of alpha-sarcoglycan polynucleotides 
035 11446497
 
Fatiguing a muscle to reduce onset response 
036 11446506
 
System and method of identifying sources associated with biological rhythm disorders 
037 11446516
 
Methods of increasing response to cancer radiation therapy 
038 11446523
 
Compositions, methods and systems for gas vesicle based cavitation 
039 11446741
 
System and method for forming material substrate printer 
040 11446779
 
In-situ cutting on wing-to-fuselage attachment of aircraft using on-wing tool 
041 11446887
 
Method and system for molding of thermoplastic optical polymers 
042 11446915
 
Roll-to-roll slot die coating method to create interleaving multi-layered films with chemical slurry coatings 
043 11447022
 
Structural members containing energy storage 
044 11447241
 
Scissorless swashplate uniball 
045 11447242
 
Pitch horn joint 
046 11447272
 
Interactive electronic checklists for autonomous aircraft 
047 11447275
 
Passive cryogen storage system 
048 11447405
 
Apparatus to remove harmful chemical species from industrial wastewater using iron-based products 
049 11447433
 
Enhanced oxygen transfer agent systems for oxidative dehydrogenation of hydrocarbons 
050 11447445
 
Diabetes and metabolic syndrome treatment with a novel dual modulator of soluble epoxide hydrolase and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors 
051 11447452
 
Agonists of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha and methods of use 
052 11447453
 
Metabotropic glutamate receptor negative allosteric modulators (NAMs) and uses thereof 
053 11447461
 
Benzothiophene-based selective estrogen receptor downregulators 
054 11447482
 
Imidazopyridine and oxazolopyridine derivatives and analogs thereof, methods of preparation thereof, methods of HIF-2A pathway inhibition, and induction of ferroptosis 
055 11447495
 
Substituted benzo[f]imidazo[1,5-a][1,4]diazepines as GABA(a) receptor modulators 
056 11447502
 
Antibacterial agents: dual-targeted RNA polymerase inhibitors 
057 11447508
 
Heteroaromatic silicon-fluoride-acceptors useful for 18F labeling of molecules and biomolecules, and methods of preparing same 
058 11447515
 
Triterpene saponins, methods of synthesis and uses thereof 
059 11447519
 
Compounds for fluorescence sensing of duplex formation 
060 11447523
 
Methods for reducing CD36 expression 
061 11447524
 
Multifunction cyclic peptide polymer nanomaterials 
062 11447533
 
Antimicrobial and anticancer peptides and conjugates and compositions, methods, articles and kits relating thereto 
063 11447541
 
Anti-coronavirus antibodies and methods of use 
064 11447563
 
Tumor selective macropinocytosis-dependent rapidly internalizing antibodies 
065 11447593
 
Block copolymer and micelle compositions and methods of use thereof 
066 11447659
 
Low solar absorptance coatings 
067 11447734
 
Continuous automated perfusion culture analysis system (CAPCAS) and applications of same 
068 11447747
 
Methods for allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation 
069 11447753
 
Non-neuroinvasive viruses and uses thereof 
070 11447754
 
In vitro methods of chemical conversion using non-stereospecific glutathione lyases 
071 11447764
 
Site-specific generation of phosphorylated tyrosines in proteins 
072 11447769
 
Modified immune cells having enhanced function and methods for screening for same 
073 11447770
 
Methods and compositions for prime editing nucleotide sequences 
074 11447796
 
Circular RNA for translation in eukaryotic cells 
075 11447797
 
AAV with unique capsid protein VP1 and methods of using for treatment 
076 11447807
 
Methods of combining the detection of biomolecules into a single assay using fluorescent in situ sequencing 
077 11447809
 
Evolution of tRNA synthetases 
078 11447822
 
Nucleic acid constructs and methods of use 
079 11447824
 
Type V CRISPR/Cas effector proteins for cleaving ssDNAs and detecting target DNAs 
080 11447830
 
Gene signatures to predict drug response in cancer 
081 11447833
 
Methods for preparing nucleic acid libraries for sequencing 
082 11447834
 
Genetic array for simultaneous detection of multiple Salmonella serovars 
083 11447862
 
Methods to deposit controlled thin layers of transition metal dichalcogenides 
084 11447882
 
Methods for making bifunctional porous non-noble metal phosphide catalyst for overall water splitting, electrodes for overall water splitting, and methods for electrocatalytic water splitting 
085 11447891
 
Compositions and methods for rapid production of versatile nanobody repertoires 
086 11447982
 
Multidirectional enclosure compression locking mechanism 
087 11448081
 
Balanced circumferential seal 
088 11448165
 
Flight vehicle control system 
089 11448175
 
Fuel nozzle 
090 11448235
 
Axi-centrifugal compressor with variable outlet guide vanes 
091 11448483
 
Projectile tracking and 3D traceback method 
092 11448486
 
Intelligent munition 
093 11448549
 
Systems and methods for superconducting quantum refrigeration 
094 11448555
 
Non-destructive, in-situ evaluation of water presence using thermal contrast and cooled detector 
095 11448561
 
Overload inhibiting torque meter 
096 11448630
 
Plant fluorometer for remote detection of growth dynamics 
097 11448644
 
Compositions and methods for the detection of zinc 
098 11448654
 
Protein-protein interaction assessed by detecting localized coiled coil subunits 
099 11448676
 
Spin-based electrometry with solid-state defects 
100 11448714
 
Multi-planar intraoral RF coil for magnetic resonance imaging 
101 11448749
 
Tag that enhances vehicle radar visibility of objects 
102 11448766
 
Actuated spinning sensor 
103 11448767
 
Systems, methods, and media for asynchronous single photon depth imaging with improved precision in ambient light 
104 11448772
 
Transmission of satellite navigation message into multiple pages encoded for optimal retrieval at receiver in a fully interchangeable way 
105 11448792
 
Locating underground features with seismic data processing 
106 11448824
 
Devices with semiconductor hyperbolic metamaterials 
107 11448870
 
Microshutter array 
108 11448881
 
High resolution wide field of view digital night vision system 
109 11448939
 
Efficient spectrum-spanning terahertz frequency synthesis via dielectric structure with nonlinear medium 
110 11448965
 
Optical patterning systems and methods 
111 11449380
 
Method for detecting and recovery from soft errors in a computing device 
112 11449384
 
Hardware-efficient fault-tolerant operations with superconducting circuits 
113 11449586
 
Authenticated intention 
114 11449788
 
Systems and methods for online annotation of source data using skill estimation 
115 11449985
 
Computer vision for cancerous tissue recognition 
116 11449989
 
Super-resolution anatomical magnetic resonance imaging using deep learning for cerebral cortex segmentation 
117 11450034
 
Techniques for enabling multiple mutually untrusted applications to concurrently generate augmented reality presentations 
118 11450064
 
Gaussian mixture model based approximation of continuous belief distributions 
119 11450082
 
Method and system for aligning and classifying images 
120 11450102
 
System and method for spatially mapping smart objects within augmented reality scenes 
121 11450121
 
Label-free digital brightfield analysis of nucleic acid amplification 
122 11450148
 
Movement monitoring system 
123 11450214
 
Flight path generation based on model of connectivity 
124 11450223
 
Digital health system for effective behavior change 
125 11450224
 
Customizing health programs based on individual outcomes 
126 11450413
 
Systems and methods for missing data imputation 
127 11450500
 
Shock resistant mounting structures for fuze systems 
128 11450802
 
Thermally sensitive ionic redox transistor 
129 11450860
 
Nanofibers decorated with nanoparticles and methods of their manufacture 
130 11450970
 
Metasurface-assisted 3D beam shaping for desired phase, amplitude, and polarization 
131 11450992
 
Plug load management system with load identification 
132 11451004
 
Downhole laser system with an improved laser output production and data collection 
133 11451061
 
Reconfiguration of power grids during abnormal conditions using reclosers and distributed energy resources 
134 11451093
 
Wireless power transfer to biomedical implants 
135 11451126
 
Flying capacitor multilevel converters for anode supplies in hall effect thrusters 
136 11451189
 
Method for improving mechanical integrity of crystalline silicon solar cells 
137 11451231
 
Robust quantum logical gates 
138 11451261
 
Asynchronous stream mote 
139 11451306
 
Single quantum emitter single photon source and producing a single photon stream 
140 11451383
 
Communication systems and methods 
141 11451527
 
System and method for secure two-party evaluation of utility of sharing data 

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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 This Year
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 66 1989
Department of Defense (DOD) 40 1401
Department of Energy (DOE) 20 883
National Science Foundation (NSF) 15 812
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 4 168
Small Business Administration (SBA) 4 68
Department of Agriculture (USDA) 2 77
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2 51
Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) 2 65
Department of Commerce (DOC) 1 33
Department of Transportation (USDOT) 1 25
Department of the Interior (DOI) 1 4
European Union (EU) 1 1
Non-Profit Organization (NPO) 1 19

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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Take Me To The Details
Patent Title
001 11445912
 
Robust myocardial blood oxygen level dependent magnetic resonance imaging with long acting coronary vasodilators 
002 11445914
 
Methods and systems for assessing material anisotropy and other characteristics 
003 11445915
 
Compact briefcase OCT system for point-of-care imaging 
004 11445922
 
Methods and systems for detecting physiology for monitoring cardiac health 
005 11445933
 
Efficient multi-shot EPI with self-navigated segmentation 
006 11445941
 
Mapping ciliary activity using phase resolved spectrally encoded interferometric microscopy 
007 11445946
 
PEDOT/CNT coated neural recording probes for measurement of tonic and phasic dopamine 
008 11445950
 
Enzyme-dependent fluorescence recovery of NADH after photobleaching to assess dehydrogenase activity of living tissues 
009 11445997
 
Ultrasound imaging of biomarker sensitive hydrogels 
010 11446133
 
Stacked tissue encapsulation device systems with or without oxygen delivery 
011 11446137
 
Flexible keratoprosthesis devices and uses thereof 
012 11446238
 
Injectable dendrimer hydrogel nanoparticles 
013 11446239
 
Multi-layer hydrogel capsules for encapsulation of cells and cell aggregates 
014 11446264
 
Memory manipulation via modification of protein kinase C zeta activity 
015 11446279
 
Aromatic 2-nitrosulfonyl fluoride antibiotics and methods of use thereof 
016 11446299
 
Carbazole EHop-016 derivatives as anticancer and anti-migratory agents 
017 11446302
 
Compounds with anti-tumor activity against cancer cells bearing EGFR or HER2 exon 20 mutations 
018 11446308
 
Methods and compositions for the prevention and treatment of hearing loss 
019 11446309
 
Combination therapy for cancer using bromodomain and extra-terminal (BET) protein inhibitors 
020 11446331
 
Wound healing and tissue engineering 
021 11446352
 
Compositions and methods for inhibiting tumor-induced immune suppression 
022 11446356
 
Peptides and related compositions and methods 
023 11446378
 
Inhibitors of ephrin B1 for tumor treatment 
024 11446390
 
Antigen capturing nanoparticles for use in cancer immunotherapy 
025 11446391
 
Amphiphilic dye-coated inorganic nanoparticle clusters 
026 11446392
 
Biomimetic vesicles and uses thereof 
027 11446396
 
Recombinant adeno-associated virus delivery of alpha-sarcoglycan polynucleotides 
028 11446497
 
Fatiguing a muscle to reduce onset response 
029 11446506
 
System and method of identifying sources associated with biological rhythm disorders 
030 11446516
 
Methods of increasing response to cancer radiation therapy 
031 11446523
 
Compositions, methods and systems for gas vesicle based cavitation 
032 11447445
 
Diabetes and metabolic syndrome treatment with a novel dual modulator of soluble epoxide hydrolase and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors 
033 11447452
 
Agonists of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha and methods of use 
034 11447453
 
Metabotropic glutamate receptor negative allosteric modulators (NAMs) and uses thereof 
035 11447461
 
Benzothiophene-based selective estrogen receptor downregulators 
036 11447482
 
Imidazopyridine and oxazolopyridine derivatives and analogs thereof, methods of preparation thereof, methods of HIF-2A pathway inhibition, and induction of ferroptosis 
037 11447495
 
Substituted benzo[f]imidazo[1,5-a][1,4]diazepines as GABA(a) receptor modulators 
038 11447502
 
Antibacterial agents: dual-targeted RNA polymerase inhibitors 
039 11447515
 
Triterpene saponins, methods of synthesis and uses thereof 
040 11447519
 
Compounds for fluorescence sensing of duplex formation 
041 11447523
 
Methods for reducing CD36 expression 
042 11447541
 
Anti-coronavirus antibodies and methods of use 
043 11447563
 
Tumor selective macropinocytosis-dependent rapidly internalizing antibodies 
044 11447593
 
Block copolymer and micelle compositions and methods of use thereof 
045 11447734
 
Continuous automated perfusion culture analysis system (CAPCAS) and applications of same 
046 11447747
 
Methods for allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation 
047 11447753
 
Non-neuroinvasive viruses and uses thereof 
048 11447764
 
Site-specific generation of phosphorylated tyrosines in proteins 
049 11447769
 
Modified immune cells having enhanced function and methods for screening for same 
050 11447770
 
Methods and compositions for prime editing nucleotide sequences 
051 11447796
 
Circular RNA for translation in eukaryotic cells 
052 11447797
 
AAV with unique capsid protein VP1 and methods of using for treatment 
053 11447807
 
Methods of combining the detection of biomolecules into a single assay using fluorescent in situ sequencing 
054 11447809
 
Evolution of tRNA synthetases 
055 11447822
 
Nucleic acid constructs and methods of use 
056 11447833
 
Methods for preparing nucleic acid libraries for sequencing 
057 11447891
 
Compositions and methods for rapid production of versatile nanobody repertoires 
058 11448644
 
Compositions and methods for the detection of zinc 
059 11448654
 
Protein-protein interaction assessed by detecting localized coiled coil subunits 
060 11448714
 
Multi-planar intraoral RF coil for magnetic resonance imaging 
061 11449989
 
Super-resolution anatomical magnetic resonance imaging using deep learning for cerebral cortex segmentation 
062 11450082
 
Method and system for aligning and classifying images 
063 11450148
 
Movement monitoring system 
064 11450223
 
Digital health system for effective behavior change 
065 11450224
 
Customizing health programs based on individual outcomes 
066 11450413
 
Systems and methods for missing data imputation 

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Department of Defense (DOD) Agencies

Patent Title
001 11446004
 
Ultrasound systems and methods of identifying fluids in body regions using the same 
002 11446008
 
Automated ultrasound video interpretation of a body part with one or more convolutional neural networks 
003 11446046
 
Tool exchange system for a surgical robot 
004 11446267
 
Nanoparticle compositions, methods of fabrication, and use for drug delivery 
005 11447022
 
Structural members containing energy storage 
006 11447272
 
Interactive electronic checklists for autonomous aircraft 
007 11448165
 
Flight vehicle control system 
008 11448235
 
Axi-centrifugal compressor with variable outlet guide vanes 
009 11448767
 
Systems, methods, and media for asynchronous single photon depth imaging with improved precision in ambient light 

Department of the ARMY (DOA)

Patent Title
001 11446046
 
Tool exchange system for a surgical robot 
002 11446267
 
Nanoparticle compositions, methods of fabrication, and use for drug delivery 
003 11447241
 
Scissorless swashplate uniball 
004 11447242
 
Pitch horn joint 
005 11447830
 
Gene signatures to predict drug response in cancer 
006 11448165
 
Flight vehicle control system 
007 11449384
 
Hardware-efficient fault-tolerant operations with superconducting circuits 
008 11450064
 
Gaussian mixture model based approximation of continuous belief distributions 
009 11451231
 
Robust quantum logical gates 

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

Patent Title
001 11445809
 
Vertically rotating grooming attachment brush and method of use 
002 11446308
 
Methods and compositions for the prevention and treatment of hearing loss 
003 11447524
 
Multifunction cyclic peptide polymer nanomaterials 
004 11447659
 
Low solar absorptance coatings 
005 11447809
 
Evolution of tRNA synthetases 
006 11447982
 
Multidirectional enclosure compression locking mechanism 
007 11448081
 
Balanced circumferential seal 
008 11448486
 
Intelligent munition 
009 11448561
 
Overload inhibiting torque meter 
010 11448767
 
Systems, methods, and media for asynchronous single photon depth imaging with improved precision in ambient light 
011 11448824
 
Devices with semiconductor hyperbolic metamaterials 
012 11448965
 
Optical patterning systems and methods 
013 11449788
 
Systems and methods for online annotation of source data using skill estimation 
014 11450500
 
Shock resistant mounting structures for fuze systems 
015 11451189
 
Method for improving mechanical integrity of crystalline silicon solar cells 

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

Patent Title
001 11445941
 
Mapping ciliary activity using phase resolved spectrally encoded interferometric microscopy 
002 11447022
 
Structural members containing energy storage 
003 11448175
 
Fuel nozzle 
004 11448483
 
Projectile tracking and 3D traceback method 
005 11448676
 
Spin-based electrometry with solid-state defects 
006 11448881
 
High resolution wide field of view digital night vision system 
007 11449586
 
Authenticated intention 
008 11450214
 
Flight path generation based on model of connectivity 

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Take Me To The Details
Patent Title
001 11446741
 
System and method for forming material substrate printer 
002 11446915
 
Roll-to-roll slot die coating method to create interleaving multi-layered films with chemical slurry coatings 
003 11447405
 
Apparatus to remove harmful chemical species from industrial wastewater using iron-based products 
004 11447433
 
Enhanced oxygen transfer agent systems for oxidative dehydrogenation of hydrocarbons 
005 11447754
 
In vitro methods of chemical conversion using non-stereospecific glutathione lyases 
006 11447809
 
Evolution of tRNA synthetases 
007 11447862
 
Methods to deposit controlled thin layers of transition metal dichalcogenides 
008 11447882
 
Methods for making bifunctional porous non-noble metal phosphide catalyst for overall water splitting, electrodes for overall water splitting, and methods for electrocatalytic water splitting 
009 11448549
 
Systems and methods for superconducting quantum refrigeration 
010 11448555
 
Non-destructive, in-situ evaluation of water presence using thermal contrast and cooled detector 
011 11448749
 
Tag that enhances vehicle radar visibility of objects 
012 11448792
 
Locating underground features with seismic data processing 
013 11450802
 
Thermally sensitive ionic redox transistor 
014 11450860
 
Nanofibers decorated with nanoparticles and methods of their manufacture 
015 11450970
 
Metasurface-assisted 3D beam shaping for desired phase, amplitude, and polarization 
016 11450992
 
Plug load management system with load identification 
017 11451004
 
Downhole laser system with an improved laser output production and data collection 
018 11451061
 
Reconfiguration of power grids during abnormal conditions using reclosers and distributed energy resources 
019 11451093
 
Wireless power transfer to biomedical implants 
020 11451383
 
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
Y02P Climate Change Mitigation Technologies in the Production or Processing of Goods
11446741  System and method for forming material substrate printer      
11450860  Nanofibers decorated with nanoparticles and methods of their manufacture      

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 This Year
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)661989
National Institutes of Health (NIH)631894
National Cancer Institute (NCI)17446
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)12262
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)11235
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)10191
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)6192
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)5276
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)475
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)369
NIH Office of the Director (NIHOD)251
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)2142
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)240
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)243
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)246
National Eye Institute (NEI)266
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)230
National Library of Medicine (NLM)11
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)121
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)146
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)111
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)17

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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.

WATCH This SPACE

We're working on our data analytics and will be reporting taxpayer-funded patents and patent applications shortly. In the meantime, FedInvent will post interesting information about the HERD Innovation Ecosphere here.

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

Count By Tech Center

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

Tech Center Count
1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry 53
2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components 22
3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, Gaming and Medical Devices/Processes 19
1700 Chemical and Materials Engineering 13
2600 Communications 12
3600 Transportation, Electronic Commerce, Construction, Agriculture, Licensing and Review 9
2100 Computer Architecture Software and Information Security 7
2400 Computer Networks, Multiplex, Cable and Cryptography/Security 6

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 37 267
CPC C12 Biochemistry; Beer; Spirits; Wine; Vinegar; Microbiology; Enzymology; Mutation or Genetic Engineering 16 164
CPC C07 Organic Chemistry 16 103
CPC G06 Computing; Calculating; Counting 12 99
CPC G01 Measuring; Testing 13 85
CPC H01 Basic Electric Elements 6 36
CPC G02 Optics 4 26
CPC G16 Information and Communication Technology [ICT] Specially Adapted for Specific Application Fields 1 24
CPC H04 Electric Communication Technique 4 18
CPC B32 Layered Products 1 18
CPC C08 Organic Macromolecular Compounds; Their Preparation or Chemical Working-up; Compositions Based Thereon 1 17
CPC B64 Aircraft; Aviation; Cosmonautics 4 12
CPC F05 Indexing Schemes Relating to Engines or Pumps in Various Subclasses of Classes F01-F04 0 14
CPC H02 Generation; Conversion or Distribution of Electric Power 4 8
CPC B29 Working of Plastics; Working of Substances in a Plastic State in General 1 11
CPC F17 Storing or Distributing Gases or Liquids 0 12
CPC F02 Combustion Engines; Hot-gas or Combustion-product Engine Plants 2 9
CPC C02 Treatment of Water, Waste Water, Sewage, or Sludge 1 10
CPC G09 Education; Cryptography; Display; Advertising; Seals 2 4
CPC B23 Machine Tools; Metal-working Not Otherwise Provided for 1 5
CPC C23 Coating Metallic Material; Coating Material With Metallic Material; Chemical Surface Treatment; Diffusion Treatment of Metallic Material; Coating by Vacuum Evaporation, by Sputtering, by Ion Implantation or by Chemical Vapour Deposition, in General; Inhibiting Corrosion of Metallic Material or Incrustation in General 1 5
CPC F04 Positive - Displacement Machines for Liquids; Pumps for Liquids or Elastic Fluids 1 5
CPC G03 Photography; Cinematography; Analogous Techniques Using Waves Other Than Optical Waves; Electrography; Holography 1 5
CPC G08 Signalling 1 5
CPC E05 Locks; Keys; Window or Door Fittings; Safes 1 3
CPC F01 Machines or Engines in General; Engine Plants in General; Steam Engines 1 3
CPC H03 Basic Electronic Circuitry 1 3
CPC B22 Casting; Powder Metallurgy 1 2
CPC C09 Dyes; Paints; Polishes; Natural Resins; Adhesives; Compositions Not Otherwise Provided For; Applications of Materials Not Otherwise Provided for 1 2
CPC C25 Electrolytic or Electrophoretic Processes; Apparatus Therefor 1 2
CPC F41 Weapons 2 0
CPC A46 Brushware 1 1
CPC B60 Vehicles in General 1 1
CPC C40 Combinatorial Technology 1 1
CPC Y02 Technologies or Applications for Mitigation or Adaptation Against Climate Change 0 2

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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 138 493
Canada 1 7
Belgium 1 1
Mexico 1 1
China PRC 0 3
Germany 0 2
India 0 1
Italy 0 1
Singapore 0 1
U.S. State First Named Inventors All Inventors
California 33 96
Massachusetts 13 52
Texas 9 27
New York 8 24
Virginia 7 17
Maryland 6 33
Illinois 6 20
Pennsylvania 6 20
Wisconsin 5 26
Washington 4 21
Ohio 4 15
Florida 4 9
Tennessee 3 18
Connecticut 3 15
Minnesota 3 12
North Carolina 3 9
Utah 2 12
New Jersey 2 8
Arizona 2 6
Colorado 2 4
Kentucky 1 6
Alabama 1 5
Indiana 1 5
New Mexico 1 5
Nebraska 1 4
Oklahoma 1 4
Puerto Rico 1 4
Michigan 1 3
Nevada 1 3
District of Columbia 1 2
Georgia 1 1
Missouri 1 1
South Dakota 1 1
North Dakota 0 2
Idaho 0 1
New Hampshire 0 1
West Virginia 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 149155
Australia 11
Belgium 11
Canada 11
Germany 11
Italy 11
Japan 11
U.S. State Assignees Applicants
California 3031
Massachusetts 1818
District of Columbia 127
New York 910
Maryland 78
Illinois 77
Pennsylvania 66
Wisconsin 66
Texas 57
Virginia 47
Washington 44
Arizona 35
Minnesota 34
Connecticut 33
Florida 33
Ohio 33
Utah 33
New Mexico 23
Tennessee 23
Nebraska 22
North Carolina 22
Rhode Island 20
Colorado 12
Alabama 11
Georgia 11
Indiana 11
Kentucky 11
Michigan 11
Nevada 11
New Jersey 11
North Dakota 11
Oklahoma 11
Puerto Rico 11
South Dakota 11
Idaho 10

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Technology Center Explainer

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

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

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

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

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

Technology Centers and Art Units

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

Patents examined here cover:

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

About Plant Patents

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

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

Patents examined here cover:

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

Patents examined here cover:

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

Patents examined here cover:

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

Patents examined here cover:

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

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

Patents examined here cover:

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

About Design Patents

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

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

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

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

Patents examined here cover:

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

Patents examined here cover:

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

Patents examined here cover:

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

FedInvent Patents

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

ABOUT OUR DATA

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

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

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

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

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