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Department of Energy (DOE) 

US 11723369 Craven et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Office of Science (DOE-SC)
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)
Operated by UT-Battelle, LLC (UTB) at Oak Ridge, TN
APPLICANT(S) Noble Research Institute, LLC (Ardmore, Oklahoma)
ASSIGNEE(S) Noble Research Institute, LLC (Ardmore, Oklahoma)
INVENTOR(S) Kelly Craven (Ardmore, Oklahoma);  Prasun Ray (Ardmore, Oklahoma)
ABSTRACT The present disclosure provides an endophyte, Serendipita vermifera ssp. bescii (“S. bescii”), uses thereof and methods incorporating the use thereof for enhancement of plant performance, particularly the use of S. bescii with phosphite as a phosphorous source. The present disclosure also provides methods for detecting the presence of and identifying S. bescii.
FILED Friday, June 05, 2020
APPL NO 16/894573
ART UNIT 1651 — Fermentation, Microbiology, Isolated and Recombinant Proteins/Enzymes
CURRENT CPC
New Plants or Processes for Obtaining Them; Plant Reproduction by Tissue Culture Techniques
A01H 17/00 (20130101)

Preservation of Bodies of Humans or Animals or Plants or Parts Thereof; Biocides, e.g as Disinfectants, as Pesticides or as Herbicides; Pest Repellants or Attractants; Plant Growth Regulators
A01N 25/08 (20130101)
A01N 59/26 (20130101)
A01N 63/30 (20200101) Original (OR) Class
A01N 63/30 (20200101)

Microorganisms or Enzymes; Compositions Thereof; Propagating, Preserving, or Maintaining Microorganisms; Mutation or Genetic Engineering; Culture Media
C12N 1/14 (20130101)
C12N 11/14 (20130101)
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US 11724213 Servis et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)
Operated by Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC (LLNS) at Livermore, CA
APPLICANT(S) Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, California)
ASSIGNEE(S) Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, California)
INVENTOR(S) Anna G. Servis (Livermore, California);  Narek Gharibyan (Livermore, California);  Kenton J. Moody (Livermore, California);  Tashi Parsons-Davis (Antioch, California)
ABSTRACT The present disclosure relates to a membrane extraction apparatus for extracting a component from a first liquid. The apparatus may incorporate a housing comprised of first and second mating housing halves, with each housing half having an open faced channel formed therein such that the channels at least partially overlay one another when the two housing halves are secured together. A membrane filter is disposed between the two housing halves to overlay the open faced channels. The membrane filter extracts the component from the first liquid and transfers the component into the second liquid as the first and second liquids flow through the first and second housing halves.
FILED Thursday, February 27, 2020
APPL NO 16/803393
ART UNIT 1777 — Chemical Apparatus, Separation and Purification, Liquid and Gas Contact Apparatus
CURRENT CPC
Separation
B01D 11/0496 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
B01D 59/02 (20130101)
B01D 61/147 (20130101)
B01D 63/088 (20130101)
B01D 2325/028 (20130101)

Additive Manufacturing, i.e Manufacturing of Three-dimensional [3-D] Objects by Additive Deposition, Additive Agglomeration or Additive Layering, e.g by 3-d Printing, Stereolithography or Selective Laser Sintering
B33Y 80/00 (20141201)
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US 11724306 Cluff et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)
Operated by Triad National Security, LLC (TRIAD) at Los Alamos, NM
APPLICANT(S) Triad National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, New Mexico)
ASSIGNEE(S) Triad National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, New Mexico)
INVENTOR(S) Kyle Cluff (Los Alamos, New Mexico);  Matthew Lee (Los Alamos, New Mexico)
ABSTRACT Disclosed herein are embodiments of a coating composition for use in investment casting. The coating composition embodiments provide a solidified coat that can be as a mold for casting castable materials and that is easily removed from the casted material using water. The coating composition embodiments disclosed herein are reusable and are non-toxic and exhibit high thermal stability.
FILED Friday, June 25, 2021
APPL NO 17/358780
ART UNIT 1731 — Metallurgy, Metal Working, Inorganic Chemistry, Catalyst, Electrophotography, Photolithography
CURRENT CPC
Foundry Moulding
B22C 1/181 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
B22C 1/185 (20130101)
B22C 7/02 (20130101)

Lime, Magnesia; Slag; Cements; Compositions Thereof, e.g Mortars, Concrete or Like Building Materials; Artificial Stone; Ceramics; Refractories; Treatment of Natural Stone
C04B 14/024 (20130101)
C04B 22/082 (20130101)
C04B 28/24 (20130101)
C04B 28/30 (20130101)
C04B 28/344 (20130101)
C04B 2111/763 (20130101)
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US 11724310 Menchhofer et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
National Security Complex and PANTEX Plant (Y-12)
NNSA Critical Mission Site
Operated by Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC at Oak Ridge, TN (CNS)
Office of Science (DOE-SC)
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)
Operated by UT-Battelle, LLC (UTB) at Oak Ridge, TN
APPLICANT(S) Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (Oak Ridge, Tennessee);  UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, Tennessee)
ASSIGNEE(S) Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (Oak Ridge, Tennessee);  UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, Tennessee)
INVENTOR(S) Paul A. Menchhofer (Clinton, Tennessee);  Roland D. Seals (Oak Ridge, Tennessee);  James O. Kiggans, Jr. (Oak Ridge, Tennessee)
ABSTRACT Disclosed herein are structures comprising a titanium, zirconium, or hafnium powder particle with titanium carbide, zirconium carbide, or hafnium carbide (respectively) nano-whiskers grown directly from and anchored to the powder particle. Also disclosed are methods for fabrication of such structures, involving heating the powder particles and exposing the particles to an organic gas.
FILED Tuesday, January 30, 2018
APPL NO 15/883416
ART UNIT 1788 — Miscellaneous Articles, Stock Material
CURRENT CPC
Working Metallic Powder; Manufacture of Articles From Metallic Powder; Making Metallic Powder
B22F 1/16 (20220101) Original (OR) Class
B22F 1/054 (20220101)
B22F 2301/205 (20130101)
B22F 2302/10 (20130101)

Non-metallic Elements; Compounds Thereof;
C01B 32/914 (20170801)
C01B 32/921 (20170801)

Alloys
C22C 32/0052 (20130101)
C22C 47/00 (20130101)
C22C 49/04 (20130101)
C22C 49/14 (20130101)

Coating Metallic Material; Coating Material With Metallic Material; Surface Treatment of Metallic Material by Diffusion into the Surface, by Chemical Conversion or Substitution; Coating by Vacuum Evaporation, by Sputtering, by Ion Implantation or by Chemical Vapour Deposition, in General
C23C 16/32 (20130101)
C23C 16/0218 (20130101)
C23C 16/4417 (20130101)

Single-crystal-growth; Unidirectional Solidification of Eutectic Material or Unidirectional Demixing of Eutectoid Material; Refining by Zone-melting of Material; Production of a Homogeneous Polycrystalline Material With Defined Structure; Single Crystals or Homogeneous Polycrystalline Material With Defined Structure; After-treatment of Single Crystals or a Homogeneous Polycrystalline Material With Defined Structure; Apparatus Therefor
C30B 25/005 (20130101)
C30B 29/36 (20130101)
C30B 29/62 (20130101)

Cables; Conductors; Insulators; Selection of Materials for Their Conductive, Insulating or Dielectric Properties
H01B 1/02 (20130101)
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US 11724325 Nicholas et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM)
National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
APPLICANT(S) BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY (East Lansing, Michigan);  DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (Troy, Michigan)
ASSIGNEE(S) BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY (East Lansing, Michigan);  DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (Troy, Michigan)
INVENTOR(S) Jason Dale Nicholas (Okemos, Michigan);  Quan Zhou (Farmington Hills, Michigan);  Thomas Rector Bieler (East Lansing, Michigan);  Rick Daniel Kerr (Fenton, Michigan)
ABSTRACT The disclosure relates to a brazing method for joining substrates, in particular where one of the substrates is difficult to wet with molten braze material. The method includes formation of a porous metal layer on a first substrate to assist wetting of the first substrate with a molten braze metal, which in turn permits joining of the first substrate with a second substrate via a braze metal later in an assembled brazed joint. Ceramic substrates can be particularly difficult to wet with molten braze metals, and the disclosed method can be used to join a ceramic substrate to another substrate. The brazed joint can be incorporated into a solid-oxide fuel cell, for example as a stack component thereof, in particular when the first substrate is a ceramic substrate and the joined substrate is a metallic substrate.
FILED Thursday, November 04, 2021
APPL NO 17/518734
ART UNIT 1735 — Metallurgy, Metal Working, Inorganic Chemistry, Catalyst, Electrophotography, Photolithography
CURRENT CPC
Soldering or Unsoldering; Welding; Cladding or Plating by Soldering or Welding; Cutting by Applying Heat Locally, e.g Flame Cutting; Working by Laser Beam
B23K 1/008 (20130101)
B23K 1/0016 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
B23K 1/19 (20130101)
B23K 1/20 (20130101)
B23K 20/00 (20130101)
B23K 20/026 (20130101)
B23K 2101/36 (20180801)
B23K 2101/42 (20180801)

Processes or Means, e.g Batteries, for the Direct Conversion of Chemical Energy into Electrical Energy
H01M 8/0232 (20130101)
H01M 8/0236 (20130101)
H01M 8/0245 (20130101)
H01M 8/0282 (20130101)
H01M 8/1246 (20130101)
H01M 2008/1293 (20130101)
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US 11724336 Sartin et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Kansas City National Security Campus (KCNSC)
NNSA Critical Mission Site
Operated by Honeywell Federal Manufacturing and Technologies, LLC (FM&T) at Kansas City, MO
APPLICANT(S) HONEYWELL FEDERAL MANUFACTURING and TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (Kansas City, Missouri)
ASSIGNEE(S) HONEYWELL FEDERAL MANUFACTURINGS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (Kansas City, Missouri)
INVENTOR(S) Bryan Sartin (Kansas City, Missouri);  Michael McNary (Kansas City, Missouri)
ABSTRACT A laser welding system for welding a component and reducing defects in the weld by ensuring uniform, laminar gas flow over a process area of the system. The laser welding system comprises a laser for welding the component, a platform for supporting the component, an enclosure surrounding the platform, a first actuatable barrier, a second actuatable barrier, an actuator, and a controller. The enclosure includes a plurality of walls, one of the walls having an inlet and another wall having an outlet. The inlet and outlet each having an opening having a cross-sectional area for letting gas flow through. The first and second barriers are configured to modify the cross-sectional areas of the openings when actuated. The actuator is configured to actuate the barriers, and the controller is configured to direct the actuator to actuate the barriers so that the cross-sectional area of the first opening is larger than the cross-sectional area of the second opening so that a pressure at the inlet is greater than a pressure at the outlet.
FILED Wednesday, February 06, 2019
APPL NO 16/269119
ART UNIT 3761 — Refrigeration, Vaporization, Ventilation, and Combustion
CURRENT CPC
Soldering or Unsoldering; Welding; Cladding or Plating by Soldering or Welding; Cutting by Applying Heat Locally, e.g Flame Cutting; Working by Laser Beam
B23K 26/127 (20130101)
B23K 26/142 (20151001) Original (OR) Class
B23K 26/144 (20151001)
B23K 26/1436 (20151001)
B23K 26/1464 (20130101)
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US 11724830 Inman et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE)
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)
Operated by Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (BEA) at Idaho Falls, ID
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
APPLICANT(S) BWXT Nuclear Energy, Inc. (Lynchburg, Virginia)
ASSIGNEE(S) BWXT Nuclear Energy, Inc. (Lynchburg, Virginia)
INVENTOR(S) James B. Inman (Forest, Virginia);  Steven M. Delessio (Madison, Alabama);  Andrew C. Whitten (Lynchburg, Virginia);  Curtis G. Hamilton (Lynchburg, Virginia)
ABSTRACT A nuclear reactor has first and second plenum plates disposed in a pressure vessel. Both plenum plates have a plurality of apertures. The second plenum plate is parallel to the first plenum plate. A fuel element includes a fuel element coolant flow tube which extends through aligned apertures of the parallel plenum plates. A fuel element standoff spool is disposed about a portion of the fuel element coolant flow tube which is located between the plenum plates. The nuclear reactor is also usable in nuclear thermal propulsion.
FILED Friday, September 18, 2020
APPL NO 17/025755
ART UNIT 3646 — Aeronautics, Agriculture, Fishing, Trapping, Vermin Destroying, Plant and Animal Husbandry, Weaponry, Nuclear Systems, and License and Review
CURRENT CPC
Cosmonautics; Vehicles or Equipment Therefor
B64G 1/408 (20130101) Original (OR) Class

Nuclear Reactors
G21C 5/10 (20130101)
G21C 13/028 (20130101)
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US 11724923 Callow et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL)
Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)
Operated by National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (NTESS) at Albuquerque, NM
APPLICANT(S) National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
ASSIGNEE(S) National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
INVENTOR(S) Diane Schafer Callow (Albuquerque, New Mexico);  Steven James Spencer (Albuquerque, New Mexico);  Scott E. Rose (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
ABSTRACT A control system and method for tensioning an active tether for a multirotor unmanned aerial system is provided. The control system includes a tensioning pulley and a tensioning spring. The tensioning spring is arranged to generate a variable tension force on the active tether. A transducer is connected adjacent to the tensioning spring to sense a linear displacement position of the tensioning pulley and to transmit a position signal to a controller. The position signal is proportional to the linear displacement position. A servomotor in communication with the controller receives a control signal from the controller in response to the position signal. The servomotor drives a cable reel. The cable reel is rotatably mounted in the frame for spooling the tether in response to rotation of the servomotor. The cable reel is rotated by the servomotor to maintain a predetermined tension on the tensioning spring.
FILED Friday, May 15, 2020
APPL NO 16/875010
ART UNIT 3654 — Material and Article Handling
CURRENT CPC
Ground or Aircraft-carrier-deck Installations Specially Adapted for Use in Connection With Aircraft; Designing, Manufacturing, Assembling, Cleaning, Maintaining or Repairing Aircraft, Not Otherwise Provided For; Handling, Transporting, Testing or Inspecting Aircraft Components, Not Otherwise Provided for
B64F 3/00 (20130101)

Handling Thin or Filamentary Material, e.g Sheets, Webs, Cables
B65H 59/40 (20130101)
B65H 59/384 (20130101)
B65H 75/42 (20130101)
B65H 75/4484 (20130101)
B65H 2701/365 (20130101)

Capstans; Winches; Tackles, e.g Pulley Blocks; Hoists
B66D 1/20 (20130101)
B66D 1/38 (20130101)
B66D 1/505 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
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US 11724969 Hafner et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM)
APPLICANT(S) General Electric Company (Schenectady, New York)
ASSIGNEE(S) General Electric Company (Schenectady, New York)
INVENTOR(S) Matthew Troy Hafner (Honea Path, South Carolina);  John McConnell Delvaux (Fountain Inn, South Carolina);  Jason Robert Parolini (Greer, South Carolina);  Rajendra Kumar Bordia (Seneca, South Carolina);  Quan Li (Central, South Carolina)
ABSTRACT A ceramic matrix composite (CMC) component includes at least one seal surface, the at least one seal surface disposed adjacent an interfacing surface for providing a seal therebetween; and a coating disposed on the seal surface. The coating includes an aluminum oxide and/or a silicon dioxide.
FILED Friday, December 14, 2018
APPL NO 16/220822
ART UNIT 3746 — Thermal & Combustion Technology, Motive & Fluid Power Systems
CURRENT CPC
Lime, Magnesia; Slag; Cements; Compositions Thereof, e.g Mortars, Concrete or Like Building Materials; Artificial Stone; Ceramics; Refractories; Treatment of Natural Stone
C04B 41/4543 (20130101)
C04B 41/4545 (20130101)
C04B 41/4584 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
C04B 41/5031 (20130101)
C04B 41/5035 (20130101)
C04B 41/5045 (20130101)

Non-positive Displacement Machines or Engines, e.g Steam Turbines
F01D 5/282 (20130101)

Indexing Scheme for Aspects Relating to Non-positive-displacement Machines or Engines, Gas-turbines or Jet-propulsion Plants
F05D 2240/11 (20130101)
F05D 2300/603 (20130101)
F05D 2300/611 (20130101)
F05D 2300/6033 (20130101)
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US 11724980 Aziz et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)
Office of Science (DOE-SC)
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)
Operated by Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Richland, WA
National Science Foundation (NSF)
APPLICANT(S) President and Fellows of Harvard College (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
ASSIGNEE(S) President and Fellows of Harvard College (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
INVENTOR(S) Michael J. Aziz (Cambridge, Massachusetts);  Roy G. Gordon (Cambridge, Massachusetts);  Kaixiang Lin (Cambridge, Massachusetts);  David Gator Kwabi (Somerville, Massachusetts);  Yunlong Ji (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
ABSTRACT We disclose quinone compounds and related species (Formula I) that possess significant advantages when used as a redox active material in a battery, e.g., a redox flow battery. In particular, the compounds provide redox flow batteries (RFBs) with extremely high capacity retention. For example, RFBs of the invention can be cycled for 500 times with negligible loss of capacity, and such batteries could be employed for years of service. Thus, the invention provides a high efficiency, long cycle life redox flow battery with reasonable power cost, low energy cost, and all the energy scaling advantages of a flow battery.
FILED Monday, February 11, 2019
APPL NO 16/968684
ART UNIT 1724 — Fuel Cells, Battery, Flammable Gas, Solar Cells, Liquid Crystal Compositions
CURRENT CPC
Acyclic or Carbocyclic Compounds
C07C 59/90 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
C07C 2603/24 (20170501)

Acyclic, Carbocyclic or Heterocyclic Compounds Containing Elements Other Than Carbon, Hydrogen, Halogen, Oxygen, Nitrogen, Sulfur, Selenium or Tellurium
C07F 9/3808 (20130101)

Processes or Means, e.g Batteries, for the Direct Conversion of Chemical Energy into Electrical Energy
H01M 4/60 (20130101)
H01M 4/368 (20130101)
H01M 8/08 (20130101)
H01M 8/188 (20130101)
H01M 2300/0002 (20130101)
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US 11725093 Thornburg et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)
Operated by Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (ASE) at Golden, CO
APPLICANT(S) Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden, Colorado)
ASSIGNEE(S) Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden, Colorado)
INVENTOR(S) Nicholas Earl Thornburg (Denver, Colorado);  Jacob S. Kruger (Arvada, Colorado)
ABSTRACT The present disclosure relates to a composition that includes a lignin-derived mixture that includes at least one of a dimer, a trimer, and/or a tetramer, where the composition is characterized by a thermal stability up to a maximum temperature between about 260° C. and about 300° C.
FILED Tuesday, September 01, 2020
APPL NO 17/008864
ART UNIT 1622 — Organic Chemistry
CURRENT CPC
Separation
B01D 3/14 (20130101)
B01D 3/4227 (20130101)
B01D 5/006 (20130101)
B01D 5/009 (20130101)
B01D 11/0488 (20130101)
B01D 11/0492 (20130101)

Compounds of Unknown Constitution
C07G 1/00 (20130101)

Working-up; General Processes of Compounding; After-treatment Not Covered by Subclasses C08B, C08C, C08F, C08G or C08H
C08J 11/22 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
C08J 2397/00 (20130101)
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US 11725112 Nguyen et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)
Operated by Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC (LLNS) at Livermore, CA
APPLICANT(S) Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, California)
ASSIGNEE(S) Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, California)
INVENTOR(S) Du Nguyen (Fremont, California);  Eric Duoss (Dublin, California);  Jeremy Lenhardt (Tracy, California);  Thomas S. Wilson (San Leandro, California)
ABSTRACT The silicone-based ink for additive manufacturing includes a siloxane macromer, and a porogen mixture comprising a water-soluble porogen and a surfactant. The product of additive manufacturing with a silicone-based ink includes a three-dimensional printed structure including a plurality of continuous filaments arranged in a predefined pattern and a plurality of inter-filament pores defined by the predefined pattern of the continuous filaments. In addition, each continuous filament of the three-dimensional printed structure includes a silicone matrix having an open cell structure with a plurality of intra-filament pores, and the intra-filament pores form continuous channels through the silicone matrix.
FILED Friday, February 28, 2020
APPL NO 16/805494
ART UNIT 1743 — Tires, Adhesive Bonding, Glass/Paper making, Plastics Shaping & Molding
CURRENT CPC
Shaping or Joining of Plastics; Shaping of Material in a Plastic State, Not Otherwise Provided For; After-treatment of the Shaped Products, e.g Repairing
B29C 64/118 (20170801)
B29C 64/379 (20170801)
B29C 71/00 (20130101)
B29C 2071/0027 (20130101)

Indexing Scheme Associated With Subclasses B29B, B29C or B29D, Relating to Moulding Materials or to Materials for Reinforcements, Fillers or Preformed Parts, e.g Inserts
B29K 2083/00 (20130101)
B29K 2439/06 (20130101)

Additive Manufacturing, i.e Manufacturing of Three-dimensional [3-D] Objects by Additive Deposition, Additive Agglomeration or Additive Layering, e.g by 3-d Printing, Stereolithography or Selective Laser Sintering
B33Y 10/00 (20141201)
B33Y 40/20 (20200101)
B33Y 70/00 (20141201)
B33Y 70/10 (20200101)

Coating Compositions, e.g Paints, Varnishes or Lacquers; Filling Pastes; Chemical Paint or Ink Removers; Inks; Correcting Fluids; Woodstains; Pastes or Solids for Colouring or Printing; Use of Materials Therefor
C09D 11/037 (20130101)
C09D 11/102 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
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US 11725137 Mabe et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)
Operated by Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC (LLNS) at Livermore, CA
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL)
Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)
Operated by National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (NTESS) at Albuquerque, NM
APPLICANT(S) Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, California);  Ludlum Measurements, Inc. (Sweetwater, Texas);  National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
ASSIGNEE(S) Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, California);  Ludlum Measurements, Inc. (Sweetwater, Texas);  National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
INVENTOR(S) Andrew Neil Mabe (Livermore, California);  M Leslie Carman (San Ramon, California);  Stephen Anthony Payne (Castro Valley, California);  Natalia P. Zaitseva (Livermore, California);  Charles R. Hurlbut (Sweetwater, Texas);  Terence C. O'Brien (Sweetwater, Texas);  Kyle Ray Shipp (Sweetwater, Texas);  Nicholas Richard Myllenbeck (Livermore, California)
ABSTRACT A plastic scintillator includes a polymer matrix, an aliphatic additive present in the polymer matrix in an effective amount to impart fog resistance to the plastic scintillator, and at least one fluorescent dye in the polymer matrix, the dye being effective to provide scintillation upon exposure to radiation. The effective amount of the aliphatic additive is in a range of greater than 0 weight percent up to 5 weight percent relative to the total weight of the plastic scintillator. Moreover, the aliphatic additive has a structure comprising up to 300 repeat units.
FILED Thursday, April 29, 2021
APPL NO 17/244805
ART UNIT 1734 — Metallurgy, Metal Working, Inorganic Chemistry, Catalyst, Electrophotography, Photolithography
CURRENT CPC
Working-up; General Processes of Compounding; After-treatment Not Covered by Subclasses C08B, C08C, C08F, C08G or C08H
C08J 3/20 (20130101)

Use of Inorganic or Non-macromolecular Organic Substances as Compounding Ingredients
C08K 5/353 (20130101)

Materials for Miscellaneous Applications, Not Provided for Elsewhere
C09K 11/02 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
C09K 11/06 (20130101)
C09K 2211/1007 (20130101)
C09K 2211/1018 (20130101)

Measurement of Nuclear or X-radiation
G01T 1/2033 (20130101)
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US 11725170 Soscia et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)
Operated by Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC (LLNS) at Livermore, CA
APPLICANT(S) Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, California)
ASSIGNEE(S) Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, California)
INVENTOR(S) David Soscia (Livermore, California);  Heather Ann Enright (Livermore, California);  Nicholas Fischer (Livermore, California);  Doris Mailie Lam (Dublin, California);  Angela C. Tooker (Livermore, California);  Michael Triplett (Livermore, California);  Elizabeth K. Wheeler (Livermore, California)
ABSTRACT The present disclosure relates to a biocompatible, in vitro probe system. The probe system may have a substrate and a culture well supported on the substrate. The culture well defines a three-dimensional volume for containing in vitro cultures of electroactive cells. The probe system has at least one probe subsystem supported on the substrate. The probe subsystem has at least one probe having an array of electrodes, with the probe being disposed within the culture well for in vitro electrically communicating with the electroactive cells. The probe subsystem is adapted to be interfaced to an external instrumentation/recording device.
FILED Thursday, November 07, 2019
APPL NO 16/677328
ART UNIT 1799 — Metallurgy, Metal Working, Inorganic Chemistry, Catalyst, Electrophotography, Photolithography
CURRENT CPC
Chemical or Physical Laboratory Apparatus for General Use
B01L 3/5085 (20130101)
B01L 2300/0829 (20130101)

Apparatus for Enzymology or Microbiology;
C12M 23/12 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
C12M 35/02 (20130101)

Microorganisms or Enzymes; Compositions Thereof; Propagating, Preserving, or Maintaining Microorganisms; Mutation or Genetic Engineering; Culture Media
C12N 5/0068 (20130101)
C12N 2513/00 (20130101)
C12N 2539/00 (20130101)

Investigating or Analysing Materials by Determining Their Chemical or Physical Properties
G01N 27/30 (20130101)
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US 11725211 Tuskan et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Office of Science (DOE-SC)
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)
Operated by UT-Battelle, LLC (UTB) at Oak Ridge, TN
APPLICANT(S) UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, Tennessee)
ASSIGNEE(S) UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, Tennessee)
INVENTOR(S) Gerald A. Tuskan (Oak Ridge, Tennessee);  Xiaohan Yang (Knoxville, Tennessee);  Henrique Cestari De Paoli (Oak Ridge, Tennessee)
ABSTRACT Disclosed herein are vectors and components for a nucleic acid cloning system, and methods of use of the vectors and components in cloning nucleic acid fragments of interest. The cloning system includes two families of destination vectors which can be used in alternating form to systematically combine nucleic acid fragments of interest.
FILED Wednesday, December 30, 2020
APPL NO 17/138369
ART UNIT 1658 — Fermentation, Microbiology, Isolated and Recombinant Proteins/Enzymes
CURRENT CPC
Microorganisms or Enzymes; Compositions Thereof; Propagating, Preserving, or Maintaining Microorganisms; Mutation or Genetic Engineering; Culture Media
C12N 15/64 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
C12N 15/66 (20130101)
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US 11725213 Hittinger et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Office of Science (DOE-SC)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO)
Division of Environmental Biology (DEB)
Department of Agriculture (USDA)
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
APPLICANT(S) Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, Wisconsin)
ASSIGNEE(S) WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION (Madison, Wisconsin)
INVENTOR(S) Chris Todd Hittinger (Madison, Wisconsin);  EmilyClare Patricia Baker (Madison, Wisconsin)
ABSTRACT Polypeptides comprising maltose/maltotriose transporters are provided. Additionally, polynucleotides, DNA constructs, and vectors encoding a maltose/maltotriose transporter, or yeast cells harboring such polynucleotides are provided. The yeast cell may be a Saccharomyces eubayanus cell modified to increase the expression or transport activity of a maltose/maltotriose transporter at the plasma membrane of the cell. Further, methods are provided for making a fermentation product by culturing any one of the yeast cells described herein with a fermentable substrate. Finally, methods are provided to select for and isolate maltotriose-utilizing strains of Saccharomyces eubayanus.
FILED Monday, June 07, 2021
APPL NO 17/341224
ART UNIT 1652 — Fermentation, Microbiology, Isolated and Recombinant Proteins/Enzymes
CURRENT CPC
Peptides
C07K 14/395 (20130101)

Microorganisms or Enzymes; Compositions Thereof; Propagating, Preserving, or Maintaining Microorganisms; Mutation or Genetic Engineering; Culture Media
C12N 1/16 (20130101)
C12N 15/81 (20130101) Original (OR) Class

Fermentation or Enzyme-using Processes to Synthesise a Desired Chemical Compound or Composition or to Separate Optical Isomers From a Racemic Mixture
C12P 7/00 (20130101)
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US 11725215 Tschaplinski et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Office of Science (DOE-SC)
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)
Operated by UT-Battelle, LLC (UTB) at Oak Ridge, TN
APPLICANT(S) UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, Tennessee)
ASSIGNEE(S) UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, Tennessee);  University of Tennessee Research Foundation (Knoxville, Tennessee)
INVENTOR(S) Timothy J. Tschaplinski (Oak Ridge, Tennessee);  Daniel A. Jacobson (Oak Ridge, Tennessee);  David Kainer (Knoxville, Tennessee);  Deborah A. Weighill (Somerville, Massachusetts);  Anna K. Furches (Knoxville, Tennessee)
ABSTRACT The present disclosure provides methods of producing plants with preferred levels of cell wall biosynthesis; and uses of such plants. The inventors have identified that the GFR9, CCoAOMT and MYB41 genes are major regulators of the cell wall biosynthesis pathway. Plants with modulated cell wall biosynthesis, based on modulation of the expression or activity of the GFR9, CCoAOMT and MYB41 genes, have divergent uses including pulp and paper production, and bioproduct production.
FILED Wednesday, October 02, 2019
APPL NO 16/590993
ART UNIT 1662 — Plants
CURRENT CPC
Microorganisms or Enzymes; Compositions Thereof; Propagating, Preserving, or Maintaining Microorganisms; Mutation or Genetic Engineering; Culture Media
C12N 15/8213 (20130101)
C12N 15/8218 (20130101)
C12N 15/8262 (20130101) Original (OR) Class

Fermentation or Enzyme-using Processes to Synthesise a Desired Chemical Compound or Composition or to Separate Optical Isomers From a Racemic Mixture
C12P 7/06 (20130101)

Pulp Compositions; Preparation Thereof Not Covered by Subclasses D21C or D21D; Impregnating or Coating of Paper; Treatment of Finished Paper Not Covered by Class B31 or Subclass D21G; Paper Not Otherwise Provided for
D21H 11/00 (20130101)
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US 11725220 Davis et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL)
Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)
Operated by National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (NTESS) at Albuquerque, NM
APPLICANT(S) National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (Albuquerque, New Mexico);  Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of Arizona State University (Phoenix, Arizona)
ASSIGNEE(S) National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (Albuquerque, New Mexico);  Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of Arizona State University (Scottsdale, Arizona)
INVENTOR(S) Ryan Wesley Davis (San Jose, California);  Arul Mohzy Varman (Tempe, Arizona);  Aditya Pandharinath Sarnaik (Tempe, Arizona);  Amit Kumar Jha (Livermore, California)
ABSTRACT Microbial enzymes are used for esterification of biomass-derived substrates for production of industrially valuable esters. E. coli was used as an efficient platform for recombinant synthesis of fusel lactates such as the green solvent ethyl lactate.
FILED Wednesday, August 26, 2020
APPL NO 17/003061
ART UNIT 1652 — Fermentation, Microbiology, Isolated and Recombinant Proteins/Enzymes
CURRENT CPC
Microorganisms or Enzymes; Compositions Thereof; Propagating, Preserving, or Maintaining Microorganisms; Mutation or Genetic Engineering; Culture Media
C12N 1/20 (20130101)

Fermentation or Enzyme-using Processes to Synthesise a Desired Chemical Compound or Composition or to Separate Optical Isomers From a Racemic Mixture
C12P 7/62 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
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US 11725275 Shevchenko et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Office of Science (DOE-SC)
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)
Operated by UChicago Argonne, LLC (UCHICAGO) at Argonne, IL
APPLICANT(S) UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC (Chicago, Illinois)
ASSIGNEE(S) UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC (Chicago, Illinois)
INVENTOR(S) Elena Shevchenko (Riverside, Illinois);  Diana Berman (Lemont, Illinois);  Supratik Guha (Lemont, Illinois)
ABSTRACT The disclosure relates to a method for forming a low refractive index layer on a substrate. The method generally includes (a) applying a block copolymer layer on a substrate, the block copolymer including a polar polymeric block and a non-polar polymeric block; (b) swelling the block copolymer layer with a solvent to increase the block copolymer layer thickness; (c) depositing a metal oxide or metalloid oxide layer on polar polymeric blocks of the block copolymer layer; and (d) removing the block copolymer layer from the substrate, thereby forming a porous metal oxide or metalloid oxide layer on the substrate.
FILED Thursday, July 13, 2017
APPL NO 15/649448
ART UNIT 1712 — Coating, Etching, Cleaning, Single Crystal Growth
CURRENT CPC
Coating Metallic Material; Coating Material With Metallic Material; Surface Treatment of Metallic Material by Diffusion into the Surface, by Chemical Conversion or Substitution; Coating by Vacuum Evaporation, by Sputtering, by Ion Implantation or by Chemical Vapour Deposition, in General
C23C 16/04 (20130101)
C23C 16/40 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
C23C 16/045 (20130101)
C23C 16/56 (20130101)
C23C 16/403 (20130101)
C23C 16/405 (20130101)
C23C 16/45525 (20130101)
C23C 16/45527 (20130101)
C23C 16/45555 (20130101)

Optical Elements, Systems, or Apparatus
G02B 1/111 (20130101)
G02B 1/118 (20130101)
G02B 2207/107 (20130101)
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US 11725292 Ren et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Office of Science (DOE-SC)
APPLICANT(S) University of Houston System (Houston, Texas)
ASSIGNEE(S) UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM (Houston, Texas)
INVENTOR(S) Zhifeng Ren (Pearland, Texas);  Fang Yu (Houston, Texas);  Haiqing Zhou (Houston, Texas);  Shuo Chen (Houston, Texas)
ABSTRACT A method of electrocatalytic water splitting by providing an anode and a cathode; and utilizing the anode and the cathode for alkaline water electrolysis. Each of the anode and the cathode comprises a uniform distribution of a bifunctional electrocatalyst comprising metallic phosphides on a conductive substrate. The metallic phosphides comprise arion phosphide (FeP) and dinickel phosphide (Ni2P). The bifunctional electrocatalyst promotes hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) at the cathode, and oxygen evolution reaction (OER) at the anode.
FILED Tuesday, May 31, 2022
APPL NO 17/828172
ART UNIT 1715 — Coating, Etching, Cleaning, Single Crystal Growth
CURRENT CPC
Coating Metallic Material; Coating Material With Metallic Material; Surface Treatment of Metallic Material by Diffusion into the Surface, by Chemical Conversion or Substitution; Coating by Vacuum Evaporation, by Sputtering, by Ion Implantation or by Chemical Vapour Deposition, in General
C23C 16/18 (20130101)
C23C 16/30 (20130101)
C23C 16/045 (20130101)

Electrolytic or Electrophoretic Processes for the Production of Compounds or Non-metals; Apparatus Therefor
C25B 1/04 (20130101)
C25B 11/061 (20210101)
C25B 11/075 (20210101) Original (OR) Class
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US 11725293 Dares
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
APPLICANT(S) Christopher J. Dares (Weston, Florida)
ASSIGNEE(S) THE FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES (Miami, Florida)
INVENTOR(S) Christopher J. Dares (Weston, Florida)
ABSTRACT A porous transparent electrode is formed where a film comprising of semiconducting nanoparticles is decorated with polyoxometalates (POMs) bonded to their surfaces. The semiconducting nanoparticles are transparent metal oxide. The semiconducting nanoparticles include tin-doped indium oxide (ITO), fluorine-doped tin oxide (FTO), or titanium dioxide (TiO2). In an embodiment, the POM is [SiW12O40]4−; [α-P2W18O62]6−; or [α2-P2W17O61]10−. The semiconducting nanoparticles bond to the POM through a combination of electrostatic interactions and hydrogen bonds. The porous transparent electrode can be placed in a protonated form or ion-paired with alkali metal cations or tetraalkylammonium cations.
FILED Friday, October 11, 2019
APPL NO 16/599555
ART UNIT 1795 — Food, Analytical Chemistry, Sterilization, Biochemistry, Electrochemistry
CURRENT CPC
Electrolytic or Electrophoretic Processes for the Production of Compounds or Non-metals; Apparatus Therefor
C25B 1/55 (20210101)
C25B 11/091 (20210101) Original (OR) Class

Processes for the Electrolytic Production, Recovery or Refining of Metals; Apparatus Therefor
C25C 1/22 (20130101)
C25C 7/02 (20130101)

Investigating or Analysing Materials by Determining Their Chemical or Physical Properties
G01N 27/305 (20130101)
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US 11725523 Jordan et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Office of Science (DOE-SC)
APPLICANT(S) University of Connecticut (Farmington, Connecticut)
ASSIGNEE(S)
INVENTOR(S) Eric Jordan (Storrs, Connecticut);  Rishi Kumar (Ashford, Connecticut)
ABSTRACT Thermal barrier coatings and methods to make such coatings present improved resistance to CMAS infiltration. The method for forming a thermal barrier coating includes applying a layer of the thermal barrier coating to a component having a surface, forming a plurality of first channels in the thermal barrier coating, and forming a plurality of second channels in the thermal barrier coating. The first channels extend through a thickness of the thermal barrier coating from an interface with the surface of the component to a free surface opposite the interface. The second channels are disposed between the free surface and the interface and extending lengthwise generally parallel to the free surface of the thermal barrier coating, wherein the thermal barrier coating comprises a material comprising yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG) or yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ).
FILED Friday, October 30, 2020
APPL NO 17/085105
ART UNIT 1793 — Food, Analytical Chemistry, Sterilization, Biochemistry, Electrochemistry
CURRENT CPC
Coating Metallic Material; Coating Material With Metallic Material; Surface Treatment of Metallic Material by Diffusion into the Surface, by Chemical Conversion or Substitution; Coating by Vacuum Evaporation, by Sputtering, by Ion Implantation or by Chemical Vapour Deposition, in General
C23C 4/134 (20160101)
C23C 14/28 (20130101)

Non-positive Displacement Machines or Engines, e.g Steam Turbines
F01D 5/288 (20130101) Original (OR) Class

Indexing Scheme for Aspects Relating to Non-positive-displacement Machines or Engines, Gas-turbines or Jet-propulsion Plants
F05D 2220/32 (20130101)
F05D 2230/90 (20130101)
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US 11725564 Gupta et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
APPLICANT(S) Cummins Inc. (Columbus, Indiana)
ASSIGNEE(S) Cummins Inc. (Columbus, Indiana)
INVENTOR(S) Aniket Gupta (Wuhan, China PRC);  Michael J. Cunningham (Greenwood, Indiana);  Michael Haas (Columbus, Indiana);  Govindarajan Kothandaraman (Columbus, Indiana)
ABSTRACT A method includes acquiring nitrogen oxide (NOx) data indicative of a first amount of NOx in an exhaust flow exiting an engine and a second amount of NOx in the exhaust flow exiting an exhaust aftertreatment system coupled to the engine where the exhaust aftertreatment system including a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system including a SCR catalyst; determining a NOx conversion efficiency fault is present within the exhaust aftertreatment system based on the first amount of NOx and the second amount of NOx; monitoring an actual amount of NOx in the exhaust flow downstream of the SCR catalyst; determining an expected amount of NOx downstream of the SCR catalyst; and determining the SCR catalyst is responsible for the NOx conversion efficiency fault in response to the actual amount of NOx differing from the expected amount of NOx by more than a threshold amount.
FILED Monday, August 10, 2020
APPL NO 16/989109
ART UNIT 3746 — Thermal & Combustion Technology, Motive & Fluid Power Systems
CURRENT CPC
Gas-flow Silencers or Exhaust Apparatus for Machines or Engines in General; Gas-flow Silencers or Exhaust Apparatus for Internal Combustion Engines
F01N 3/035 (20130101)
F01N 3/103 (20130101)
F01N 3/0835 (20130101)
F01N 3/0842 (20130101)
F01N 3/2066 (20130101)
F01N 11/00 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
F01N 13/0093 (20140601)
F01N 2550/02 (20130101)
F01N 2560/06 (20130101)
F01N 2560/14 (20130101)
F01N 2560/021 (20130101)
F01N 2560/026 (20130101)
F01N 2610/02 (20130101)
F01N 2900/1402 (20130101)
F01N 2900/1616 (20130101)
F01N 2900/1621 (20130101)

Climate Change Mitigation Technologies Related to Transportation
Y02T 10/12 (20130101)
Y02T 10/40 (20130101)
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US 11725619 Richerson et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
APPLICANT(S) Transportation IP Holdings, LLC (Norwalk, Connecticut)
ASSIGNEE(S) TRANSPORTATION IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Norwalk, Connecticut)
INVENTOR(S) Jay Richerson (Erie, Pennsylvania);  Adam Edgar Klingbeil (Ballston Lake, New York);  Eric Dillen (Erie, Pennsylvania);  Kevin Bailey (Mercer, Pennsylvania);  Kent Jeffries (Erie, Pennsylvania);  Brett Heher (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania);  Manuel Licon Flores (Erie, Pennsylvania)
ABSTRACT An alignment system includes an optical sensor device that may be inserted into a passage of a body that is located between a fuel injector and a combustion chamber of an engine cylinder. The body is shaped to transmit fuel ejected from a spray hole in a fuel injector into the combustion chamber of the engine cylinder. The system also includes a controller that may examine output of the optical sensor device and determine whether the passage of the body is aligned with the spray hole of the fuel injector based on the output from the optical sensor device. The controller may change a position of one or more of the body or the fuel injector responsive to determining that the passage of the body is not aligned with the spray hole of the fuel injector.
FILED Monday, December 06, 2021
APPL NO 17/542966
ART UNIT 3747 — Thermal & Combustion Technology, Motive & Fluid Power Systems
CURRENT CPC
Supplying Combustion Engines in General With Combustible Mixtures or Constituents Thereof
F02M 65/00 (20130101) Original (OR) Class

Measuring Length, Thickness or Similar Linear Dimensions; Measuring Angles; Measuring Areas; Measuring Irregularities of Surfaces or Contours
G01B 11/272 (20130101)
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US 11725622 Wilson et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL)
Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)
Operated by National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (NTESS) at Albuquerque, NM
APPLICANT(S) National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (Albuquerque, New Mexico);  Michigan Technological University (Houghton, Michigan)
ASSIGNEE(S) National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (Albuquerque, New Mexico);  Michigan Technological University (Houghton, Michigan)
INVENTOR(S) David G. Wilson (Tijeras, New Mexico);  Raymond H. Byrne (Albuquerque, New Mexico);  Steven F. Glover (Albuquerque, New Mexico);  Tu Anh Nguyen (Albuquerque, New Mexico);  Rush D. Robinett, III (Tijeras, New Mexico);  Wayne W. Weaver (Hancock, Michigan);  Madelyn G. Veurink (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
ABSTRACT One of the biggest challenges for all renewable energy sources (RES) is that they are variable power generators which will require reactive power or energy storage systems (ESS) to provide reliable power quality (ideally power factor of one) at the power grid generation side. The present invention is directed to a power packet network (PPN) for integrating wave energy converter (WEC) arrays into microgrids. Specifically, an array of WECs can be physically positioned such that the incoming regular waves will produce an output emulating an N-phase AC system such that the PPN output power is constant. ESS requirements are thereby minimized whilst maintaining grid stability with high power quality. This will enable RES integration onto a future smart grid for large-scale adoption and cost reduction while preserving high efficiency, reliability, and resiliency.
FILED Friday, February 18, 2022
APPL NO 17/675064
ART UNIT 3746 — Thermal & Combustion Technology, Motive & Fluid Power Systems
CURRENT CPC
Machines or Engines for Liquids
F03B 13/1885 (20130101) Original (OR) Class

Circuit Arrangements or Systems for Supplying or Distributing Electric Power; Systems for Storing Electric Energy
H02J 1/106 (20200101)
H02J 3/48 (20130101)
H02J 3/381 (20130101)
H02J 7/34 (20130101)
H02J 2300/20 (20200101)
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US 11725625 King et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)
Operated by Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (ASE) at Golden, CO
APPLICANT(S) Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden, Colorado)
ASSIGNEE(S) Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden, Colorado)
INVENTOR(S) Jennifer Rose King (Arvada, Colorado);  Paul Aaron Fleming (Boulder, Colorado);  Emiliano Dall'Anese (Arvada, Colorado);  Christopher Joseph Bay (Arvada, Colorado);  Peter Andrew Graf (Boulder, Colorado)
ABSTRACT Disclosed herein are methods, systems, and devices for utilizing distributed reinforcement learning and consensus control to most effectively generate and utilize energy. In some embodiments, individual turbines within a wind farm may communicate to reach a consensus as to the desired yaw angle based on the wind conditions.
FILED Wednesday, July 31, 2019
APPL NO 17/264967
ART UNIT 2119 — Computer Error Control, Reliability, & Control Systems
CURRENT CPC
Wind Motors
F03D 7/045 (20130101)
F03D 7/046 (20130101)
F03D 7/048 (20130101)
F03D 7/0204 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
F03D 17/00 (20160501)

Indexing Scheme Relating to Wind, Spring, Weight, Inertia or Like Motors, to Machines or Engines for Liquids Covered by Subclasses F03B, F03D and F03G
F05B 2260/821 (20130101)
F05B 2270/204 (20200801)
F05B 2270/321 (20130101)
F05B 2270/326 (20130101)
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US 11725810 Trublowski et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
APPLICANT(S) EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED (Dublin, Ireland);  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, New York)
ASSIGNEE(S) EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED (Dublin, Ireland)
INVENTOR(S) John Trublowski (Troy, Michigan);  Lucas Stahl (Detroit, Michigan);  Jeremy Santiago (Southfield, Michigan);  Christopher Ring (Derry, New Hampshire);  Adikaramge Jayawardena (Manlius, New York);  Ukwatte Lokuliyanage Indika Upendra Perera (Clifton Park, New York);  Nadarajah Narendran (Clifton Park, New York);  Nilay Mehta (Peachtree, Georgia);  Jean Paul Freyssinier (Troy, New York)
ABSTRACT A heat sink for a luminaire includes a central portion having a top surface and a bottom surface. The bottom surface is adapted to receive a lighting arrangement. The heat sink further includes a plurality of arms configured to dissipate heat generated by the lighting arrangement. The plurality of arms extend radially outward from the central portion. Each one of the plurality of arms is substantially arcuate between a proximal end and a distal end.
FILED Friday, January 28, 2022
APPL NO 17/587483
ART UNIT 2875 — Optics
CURRENT CPC
Non-electric Light Sources Using Luminescence; Light Sources Using Electrochemiluminescence; Light Sources Using Charges of Combustible Material; Light Sources Using Semiconductor Devices as Light-generating Elements; Light Sources Not Otherwise Provided for
F21K 9/235 (20160801)

Functional Features or Details of Lighting Devices or Systems Thereof; Structural Combinations of Lighting Devices With Other Articles, Not Otherwise Provided for
F21V 29/83 (20150115)
F21V 29/777 (20150115) Original (OR) Class

Indexing Scheme Associated With Subclasses F21K, F21L, F21S and F21V, Relating to the Form or the Kind of the Light Sources or of the Colour of the Light Emitted
F21Y 2115/10 (20160801)
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US 11725880 Martin
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Army (DOA)
Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP)
Department of Energy (DOE)
APPLICANT(S) Energy and Environmental Research Center Foundation (Grand Forks, North Dakota)
ASSIGNEE(S) Energy and Environmental Research Center Foundation (Grand Forks, North Dakota)
INVENTOR(S) Christopher Lee Martin (Grand Forks, North Dakota)
ABSTRACT In various embodiments, the present invention relates to heat dissipation systems including a hygroscopic working fluid integrating waste water as makeup water. The present invention also relates to methods of using the same. The present invention also relates to hygroscopic cooling systems adapted to dispose of waste water by combining the waste water with a hygroscopic working fluid, precipitating impurities and evaporating the remaining water.
FILED Tuesday, August 11, 2020
APPL NO 16/989994
ART UNIT 3763 — Refrigeration, Vaporization, Ventilation, and Combustion
CURRENT CPC
Steam Engine Plants; Steam Accumulators; Engine Plants Not Otherwise Provided For; Engines Using Special Working Fluids or Cycles
F01K 9/003 (20130101)

Air-conditioning; Air-humidification; Ventilation; Use of Air Currents for Screening
F24F 3/1417 (20130101)
F24F 5/0035 (20130101)
F24F 2003/144 (20130101)

Steam or Vapour Condensers
F28B 9/06 (20130101) Original (OR) Class

Heat-exchange Apparatus, Not Provided for in Another Subclass, in Which the Heat-exchange Media Come into Direct Contact Without Chemical Interaction
F28C 1/02 (20130101)
F28C 1/04 (20130101)
F28C 1/16 (20130101)
F28C 2001/006 (20130101)

Details of Heat-exchange and Heat-transfer Apparatus, of General Application
F28F 23/02 (20130101)
F28F 25/02 (20130101)
F28F 25/12 (20130101)
F28F 25/087 (20130101)
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US 11725889 Kustas et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL)
Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)
Operated by National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (NTESS) at Albuquerque, NM
APPLICANT(S) National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
ASSIGNEE(S) National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
INVENTOR(S) Andrew Kustas (Albuquerque, New Mexico);  Salvador B. Rodriguez (Albuquerque, New Mexico);  Shaun R. Whetten (Rio Rancho, New Mexico);  Darryn Fleming (Albuquerque, New Mexico);  Nicolas Argibay (Albuquerque, New Mexico);  Deidre Hirschfeld (Tijeras, New Mexico);  Logan Madacey Rapp (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
ABSTRACT Several innovative technologies, including pressure-drop minimization, advanced refractory high entropy alloys, and advanced manufacturing can provide a compact heat exchanger that extends the state-of-the-art heat-exchanger operating range. The compact heat exchanger can reduce pressure drop losses by 100 to 500%, while retaining most of the heat transfer. The compact heat exchanger can be fabricated from refractory high entropy alloys that have favorable corrosion, thermal fatigue, and creep properties at high temperatures and pressures. Therefore, the compact heat exchanger using high entropy alloys can operate at >800° C. and 80 bars.
FILED Tuesday, February 25, 2020
APPL NO 16/800207
ART UNIT 3763 — Refrigeration, Vaporization, Ventilation, and Combustion
CURRENT CPC
Steam Engine Plants; Steam Accumulators; Engine Plants Not Otherwise Provided For; Engines Using Special Working Fluids or Cycles
F01K 25/103 (20130101)

Details of Heat-exchange and Heat-transfer Apparatus, of General Application
F28F 21/086 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
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US 11725996 Kotovsky et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)
Operated by Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC (LLNS) at Livermore, CA
APPLICANT(S) LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC (Livermore, California)
ASSIGNEE(S) Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, California)
INVENTOR(S) Jack Kotovsky (Alameda, California);  Taylor Bevis (Bothell, Washington)
ABSTRACT Measurement of pressure of a fluid in a vessel using a cantilever spring in the vessel; a magnet connected to the cantilever spring in the vessel; an electromagnet outside of the vessel operatively connected to the magnet and the cantilever spring in the vessel, wherein the electromagnet induces movement of the magnet and the cantilever spring in the vessel, and wherein the movement is related to the pressure of the fluid in the vessel; a receiving coil operatively positioned relative to the magnet, wherein movement of the cantilever spring and the magnet in the vessel creates an electromotive response in the coil; and a controller analyzer connected to the receiving coil, wherein the controller analyzer uses the electromotive response in the coil for measuring the pressure of the fluid in the vessel.
FILED Tuesday, September 28, 2021
APPL NO 17/449168
ART UNIT 2855 — Printing/Measuring and Testing
CURRENT CPC
Measuring Force, Stress, Torque, Work, Mechanical Power, Mechanical Efficiency, or Fluid Pressure
G01L 9/02 (20130101)
G01L 9/007 (20130101)
G01L 9/10 (20130101)
G01L 9/12 (20130101)
G01L 9/14 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
G01L 9/0051 (20130101)
G01L 9/0072 (20130101)
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US 11726017 Busenitz et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Kansas City National Security Campus (KCNSC)
NNSA Critical Mission Site
Operated by Honeywell Federal Manufacturing and Technologies, LLC (FM&T) at Kansas City, MO
APPLICANT(S) Honeywell Federal Manufacturing and Technologies, LLC (Kansas City, Missouri)
ASSIGNEE(S) Honeywell Federal Manufacturing and Technologies, LLC (Kansas City, Missouri)
INVENTOR(S) Clark Busenitz (Overland Park, Kansas);  Weston A. McGuire (Overland Park, Kansas)
ABSTRACT An assembly for shock testing a specimen, the assembly including first and second opposing brackets and opposing lower and upper caps. The opposing brackets include lower and upper angled surfaces. The lower cap includes lower angled surfaces configured to engage the lower angled surfaces of the left and right brackets. The upper cap includes upper angled surfaces configured to engage the upper angled surfaces of the left and right brackets. The first and second brackets are configured to be drawn toward each other via fasteners, thereby wedging the lower and upper caps toward each other against the specimen.
FILED Monday, January 10, 2022
APPL NO 17/571583
ART UNIT 2855 — Printing/Measuring and Testing
CURRENT CPC
Testing Static or Dynamic Balance of Machines or Structures; Testing of Structures or Apparatus, Not Otherwise Provided for
G01M 7/08 (20130101)

Investigating or Analysing Materials by Determining Their Chemical or Physical Properties
G01N 3/04 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
G01N 3/30 (20130101)
G01N 2203/026 (20130101)
G01N 2203/0256 (20130101)
G01N 2203/0405 (20130101)
G01N 2203/0482 (20130101)
G01N 2203/0676 (20130101)

Measuring Linear or Angular Speed, Acceleration, Deceleration, or Shock; Indicating Presence, Absence, or Direction, of Movement
G01P 15/18 (20130101)
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US 11726043 Vasdekis et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Office of Science (DOE-SC)
APPLICANT(S) University of Idaho (Moscow, Idaho)
ASSIGNEE(S) University of Idaho (Moscow, Idaho)
INVENTOR(S) Andreas E. Vasdekis (Moscow, Idaho);  Nava Subedi (Moscow, Idaho);  Shahla Nemati (Moscow, Idaho)
ABSTRACT Certain disclosed embodiments concern an integrated imaging system that combined light-sheet microscopy, which enables considerable speed and phototoxicity gains, with quantitative-phase imaging. A method for using such imaging systems also is disclosed. In an exemplary embodiment, an integrated imaging system was used for multivariate investigation of live-cells in microfluidics.
FILED Friday, March 12, 2021
APPL NO 17/199934
ART UNIT 2484 — Recording and Compression
CURRENT CPC
Investigating or Analysing Materials by Determining Their Chemical or Physical Properties
G01N 21/6458 (20130101)
G01N 21/6486 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
G01N 2021/6471 (20130101)
G01N 2201/0675 (20130101)

Optical Elements, Systems, or Apparatus
G02B 21/008 (20130101)
G02B 21/025 (20130101)
G02B 21/26 (20130101)
G02B 21/0048 (20130101)
G02B 21/0056 (20130101)
G02B 21/0064 (20130101)
G02B 21/0076 (20130101)
G02B 21/0088 (20130101)

Pictorial Communication, e.g Television
H04N 23/56 (20230101)
H04N 23/90 (20230101)
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US 11726047 Ohodnicki, Jr. et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM)
National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
APPLICANT(S) United States Department of Energy (Washington, District of Columbia)
ASSIGNEE(S) United States Department of Energy (Washginton, District of Columbia)
INVENTOR(S) Paul R Ohodnicki, Jr. (Allison Park, Pennsylvania);  Ping Lu (Library, Pennsylvania);  Ruishu Wright (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania);  Jagannath Devkota (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
ABSTRACT Materials, methods of making, and methods of sensing liquid droplets with high spatial resolution as a signature of the on-set of corrosion using a hierarchical sensor network A hierarchical sensor network for sensing liquid droplets with high spatial resolution as a signature of the on-set of corrosion, including an interrogation system; and an intermediate sensor array layer in communication with the interrogation system. The network includes an interrogation system and an intermediate sensor array layer in communication with the interrogation system.
FILED Tuesday, October 02, 2018
APPL NO 16/149774
ART UNIT 2855 — Printing/Measuring and Testing
CURRENT CPC
Pipe-line Systems; Pipe-lines
F17D 5/005 (20130101)

Measurement of Mechanical Vibrations or Ultrasonic, Sonic or Infrasonic Waves
G01H 9/004 (20130101)

Investigating or Analysing Materials by Determining Their Chemical or Physical Properties
G01N 21/954 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
G01N 2021/9546 (20130101)
G01N 2201/0886 (20130101)

Transmission
H04B 10/071 (20130101)
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US 11726071 Lopez-Marrero et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)
APPLICANT(S) International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, New York)
ASSIGNEE(S) International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, New York)
INVENTOR(S) Vanessa Lopez-Marrero (Yorktown Heights, New York);  Hendrik F. Hamann (Yorktown Heights, New York)
ABSTRACT A method includes: mapping a boundary of a volume of flowing fluid; partitioning the volume by a computational mesh; finding a contaminant location at a first sensor that is disposed within the volume; obtaining a measured velocity of the flowing fluid within the volume; generating a reversed velocity vector field within the mesh, in response to the measured velocity; time stepping the contaminant location from the first sensor along the reversed velocity vector field until the contaminant location intersects the boundary of the volume; and finding a contaminant source at the intersection of the time stepped contaminant location with the boundary of the volume.
FILED Monday, March 18, 2019
APPL NO 16/357262
ART UNIT 2853 — Printing/Measuring and Testing
CURRENT CPC
Testing Static or Dynamic Balance of Machines or Structures; Testing of Structures or Apparatus, Not Otherwise Provided for
G01M 3/04 (20130101)

Investigating or Analysing Materials by Determining Their Chemical or Physical Properties
G01N 33/0036 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
G01N 33/0073 (20130101)
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US 11726153 Maxwell et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Office of Science (DOE-SC)
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF)
Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)
Operated by Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (JSA) at Newport News, VA
APPLICANT(S) JEFFERSON SCIENCE ASSOCIATES, LLC (Newport News, Virginia)
ASSIGNEE(S) JEFFERSON SCIENCE ASSOCIATES, LLC (Newport News, Virginia)
INVENTOR(S) James Maxwell (Newport News, Virginia);  Hai Dong (Yorktown, Virginia);  Christopher Keith (Newport News, Virginia);  Chris Cuevas (Yorktown, Virginia)
ABSTRACT A method to perform continuous-wave NMR measurements of nuclear magnetization at high magnetic fields, above 2.5 T, without analog down-mixing is described. An FPGA controls a digital clock pulse which is used to stimulate a resonant circuit and provide a reference signal. An algorithm determines the real portion of a resonant circuit signal near the Larmor frequency of the species of interest using only two measurements of the waveform per cycle. The FPGA automatically alters a variable capacitance to tune the resonant circuit to the Larmor frequency.
FILED Wednesday, June 17, 2020
APPL NO 16/903766
ART UNIT 2858 — Printing/Measuring and Testing
CURRENT CPC
Measuring Electric Variables; Measuring Magnetic Variables
G01R 33/3671 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
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US 11726219 Degtiarenko et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Office of Science (DOE-SC)
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF)
Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)
Operated by Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (JSA) at Newport News, VA
APPLICANT(S) JEFFERSON SCIENCE ASSOCIATES, LLC (Newport News, Virginia)
ASSIGNEE(S) JEFFERSON SCIENCE ASSOCIATES, LLC (Newport News, Virginia)
INVENTOR(S) Pavel V. Degtiarenko (Williamsburg, Virginia);  Igor Musatov (Suffolk, Virginia)
ABSTRACT A particle imaging method for distinguishing between types of incident particles, such as neutrons, photons, and alphas, and improving the position resolution of particle imaging devices with matrix readout. The method includes high frequency multisampling readout electronics that provides the sequences of multiple measurements for each detected event, resulting in recorded detailed waveform information describing the signals. Such detailed information is used to approximate each signal waveform with a parameterized function in which the extracted parameter sets determine the type of the incident particle in an optimized fashion. The detailed event-by-event multisampling information for each signal readout channel in the matrix readout of the radiation imaging devices improves and optimizes the position resolution for variable shapes of the signals. Such devices can be used in mixed radiation fields, creating a new class of multimodal photon and neutron imagers.
FILED Monday, November 29, 2021
APPL NO 17/536490
ART UNIT 2884 — Optics
CURRENT CPC
Measurement of Nuclear or X-radiation
G01T 1/22 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
G01T 1/2006 (20130101)
G01T 3/06 (20130101)
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US 11726276 Wood et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL)
Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)
Operated by National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (NTESS) at Albuquerque, NM
APPLICANT(S) National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (Albuquerque, New Mexico);  The Texas A and M University System (College Station, Texas)
ASSIGNEE(S) National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (Albuquerque, New Mexico);  The Texas A and M University System (College Station, Texas)
INVENTOR(S) Michael Wood (Albuquerque, New Mexico);  Alejandro J. Grine (Albuquerque, New Mexico);  Darwin K. Serkland (Albuquerque, New Mexico);  Bryan James Kaehr (Albuquerque, New Mexico);  Andrew E. Hollowell (Albuquerque, New Mexico);  Gregory M. Peake (Albuquerque, New Mexico);  Alexander Ruyack (Albuquerque, New Mexico);  Sam Palermo (College Station, Texas)
ABSTRACT A photonics transceiver is described herein, wherein the photonics transceiver exhibits improved areal bandwidth density and improved energy per bit consumption relative to conventional photonics transceivers. The photonics transceiver achieves an areal bandwidth density of at least 5 Tbps/mm2 with an energy consumption of less than 500 fJ/bit (sum of energy consumed for both a transmitted bit and a received bit). The photonics transceiver is a multi-chip module, where chips in the multi-chip module are tightly integrated with one another. The multi-chip module includes light source, photodetector, photonics, and control/logic chips. The photonics chip includes transparent conducting oxide integrated optical modulators and multiplexers and demultiplexers based on MEMS-tunable optical ring resonators.
FILED Monday, August 02, 2021
APPL NO 17/391167
ART UNIT 2874 — Optics
CURRENT CPC
Microstructural Devices or Systems, e.g Micromechanical Devices
B81B 2201/045 (20130101)

Optical Elements, Systems, or Apparatus
G02B 6/43 (20130101)
G02B 6/2934 (20130101)
G02B 6/4215 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
G02B 6/4249 (20130101)
G02B 6/4295 (20130101)

Transmission
H04B 10/40 (20130101)
H04B 10/503 (20130101)
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US 11726314 Pascall et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)
Operated by Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC (LLNS) at Livermore, CA
APPLICANT(S) LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC (Livermore, California)
ASSIGNEE(S) Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, California)
INVENTOR(S) Andrew J. Pascall (Livermore, California);  Kerry G. Krauter (Livermore, California)
ABSTRACT A deformable mirror has a mirror front face and a mirror back exposed surface. An elastomeric support structure is connected to the mirror back exposed surface. The elastomeric support structure includes a multitude of microchannels wherein the microchannels have a closed end located proximate the mirror back exposed surface and an open end located away from the mirror back exposed surface. A fluid pressure source is connected to the open end of the microchannels. A power source and control system are connected to the fluid pressure source.
FILED Thursday, May 12, 2022
APPL NO 17/743111
ART UNIT 2872 — Optics
CURRENT CPC
Additive Manufacturing, i.e Manufacturing of Three-dimensional [3-D] Objects by Additive Deposition, Additive Agglomeration or Additive Layering, e.g by 3-d Printing, Stereolithography or Selective Laser Sintering
B33Y 10/00 (20141201)
B33Y 80/00 (20141201)

Optical Elements, Systems, or Apparatus
G02B 26/0858 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
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US 11726387 Sutherland
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)
Operated by Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC (LLNS) at Livermore, CA
APPLICANT(S) Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, California)
ASSIGNEE(S) Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, California)
INVENTOR(S) Robert Tyler Sutherland (Livermore, California)
ABSTRACT A trapped-ion quantum logic gate and a method of operating the trapped-ion quantum logic gate are provided. The trapped-ion quantum logic gate includes at least one ion having two internal states and forming a qubit having a qubit transition frequency ω0, a magnetic field gradient, and two microwave fields. Each of the two microwave fields has a respective frequency that is detuned from the qubit transition frequency ω0 by frequency difference δ. The at least one ion has a Rabi frequency Ωμ due to the two microwave fields and a Rabi frequency Ωg due to the magnetic field gradient. The method includes applying the magnetic field gradient and the two microwave fields to the at least one ion such that a quantity Ωg/δ is in a range between zero and 5×10−2.
FILED Thursday, February 06, 2020
APPL NO 16/783875
ART UNIT 2812 — Semiconductors/Memory
CURRENT CPC
Devices or Arrangements, the Optical Operation of Which Is Modified by Changing the Optical Properties of the Medium of the Devices or Arrangements for the Control of the Intensity, Colour, Phase, Polarisation or Direction of Light, e.g Switching, Gating, Modulating or Demodulating; Techniques or Procedures for the Operation Thereof; Frequency-changing; Non-linear Optics; Optical Logic Elements; Optical Analogue/digital Converters
G02F 3/00 (20130101) Original (OR) Class

Computer Systems Based on Specific Computational Models
G06N 10/00 (20190101)
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US 11726546 Bharadwaj et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Exascale Computing Project (ECP)
PathForward Project (PATHFORWARD)
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)
Operated by Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC (LLNS) at Livermore, CA
APPLICANT(S) Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (Santa Clara, California)
ASSIGNEE(S) Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (Santa Clara, California)
INVENTOR(S) Vedula Venkata Srikant Bharadwaj (Bellevue, Washington);  Shomit N. Das (Austin, Texas);  Anthony T. Gutierrez (Bellevue, Washington);  Vignesh Adhinarayanan (Austin, Texas)
ABSTRACT Systems, methods, devices, and computer-implemented instructions for processor power management implemented in a compiler. In some implementations, a characteristic of code is determined. An instruction based on the determined characteristic is inserted into the code. The code and inserted instruction are compiled to generate compiled code. The compiled code is output.
FILED Friday, September 25, 2020
APPL NO 17/033000
ART UNIT 2186 — Computer Architecture and I/O
CURRENT CPC
Electric Digital Data Processing
G06F 1/324 (20130101)
G06F 1/3287 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
G06F 1/3296 (20130101)
G06F 9/50 (20130101)
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US 11726783 Scrbak et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Exascale Computing Project (ECP)
PathForward Project (PATHFORWARD)
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)
Operated by Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC (LLNS) at Livermore, CA
APPLICANT(S) Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (Santa Clara, California)
ASSIGNEE(S) Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (Santa Clara, California)
INVENTOR(S) Marko Scrbak (Austin, Texas);  Mahzabeen Islam (Austin, Texas);  John Kalamatianos (Arlington, Massachusetts);  Jagadish B. Kotra (Austin, Texas)
ABSTRACT A processor includes a micro-operation cache having a plurality of micro-operation cache entries for storing micro-operations decoded from instruction groups and a micro-operation filter having a plurality of micro-operation filter table entries for storing identifiers of instruction groups for which the micro-operations are predicted dead on fill if stored in the micro-operation cache. The micro-operation filter receives an identifier for an instruction group. The micro-operation filter then prevents a copy of the micro-operations from the first instruction group from being stored in the micro-operation cache when a micro-operation filter table entry includes an identifier that matches the first identifier.
FILED Thursday, April 23, 2020
APPL NO 16/856832
ART UNIT 2183 — Computer Architecture and I/O
CURRENT CPC
Electric Digital Data Processing
G06F 9/262 (20130101)
G06F 9/264 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
G06F 9/3808 (20130101)
G06F 9/3887 (20130101)
G06F 12/0893 (20130101)
G06F 16/9017 (20190101)
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US 11726785 Kulkarni et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Office of Science (DOE-SC)
APPLICANT(S) Purdue Research Foundation (West Lafayette, Indiana)
ASSIGNEE(S) Purdue Research Foundation (West Lafayette, Indiana)
INVENTOR(S) Milind Kulkarni (West Lafayette, Indiana);  Jad Hbeika (Santa Clara, California)
ABSTRACT A graphics processing unit and methods for comping and executing instructions with opportunistic inter-path reconvergence are provided. A graphics processing unit may access computer executable instructions mapped to code blocks of a control flow for a warp. The code blocks may include an immediate dominator block and an intermediate post dominator block. The graphics processing unit may store a first thread mask associated with the first code block. The first thread mask may include a plurality of bits indicative of the active or non-active status for the threads of the warp, respectively. The graphics processing unit may a second thread mask corresponding to an intermediate code block between the immediate dominator block and intermediate post dominator block. The graphics processing unit may execute, with threads indicated as active by the first thread mask, instructions of the intermediate code block with a first operand or a second operand depending on the second thread mask.
FILED Thursday, September 30, 2021
APPL NO 17/491057
ART UNIT 2183 — Computer Architecture and I/O
CURRENT CPC
Electric Digital Data Processing
G06F 9/3887 (20130101)
G06F 9/30018 (20130101) Original (OR) Class

Image Data Processing or Generation, in General
G06T 1/20 (20130101)
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US 11726788 Jacob et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
APPLICANT(S) International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, New York)
ASSIGNEE(S) International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, New York)
INVENTOR(S) Philip Jacob (Congers, New York);  Philip Neil Strenski (Yorktown Heights, New York);  Charles Johns (Austin, Texas)
ABSTRACT A system and method for notifying a process about a creation or removal event of a named data element (NDE) in a coordination namespace distributed memory system. A controller runs methods to: generate a tuple corresponding to data generated by a requesting process, the tuple having a tuple name and data value; and generate a notification indicator in a pending notification list to indicate to one or more processes a notification of the creation or removal event associated with the corresponding tuple. Upon detecting the event performed on the tuple by a second process, the method further searches for NDEs in the distributed memory system having the same tuple name, and in response to determining an existence of an associated pending notification record in a pending notification list of records, notify each corresponding process of the one or more processes indicated in the list of the creation or removal event.
FILED Wednesday, December 18, 2019
APPL NO 16/719397
ART UNIT 2163 — Data Bases & File Management
CURRENT CPC
Electric Digital Data Processing
G06F 9/3838 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
G06F 16/2365 (20190101)
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US 11726837 Rao et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Exascale Computing Project (ECP)
PathForward Project (PATHFORWARD)
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)
Operated by Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC (LLNS) at Livermore, CA
APPLICANT(S) Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (Santa Clara, California)
ASSIGNEE(S) ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, INC. (Santa Clara, California)
INVENTOR(S) Karthik Rao (Austin, Texas);  Shomit N. Das (Austin, Texas);  Xudong An (Austin, Texas);  Wei Huang (Dallas, Texas)
ABSTRACT In some examples, thermal aware optimization logic determines a characteristic (e.g., a workload or type) of a wavefront (e.g., multiple threads). For example, the characteristic indicates whether the wavefront is compute intensive, memory intensive, mixed, and/or another type of wavefront. The thermal aware optimization logic determines temperature information for one or more compute units (CUs) in one or more processing cores. The temperature information includes predictive thermal information indicating expected temperatures corresponding to the one or more CUs and historical thermal information indicating current or past thermal temperatures of at least a portion of a graphics processing unit (GPU). The logic selects the one or more compute units to process the plurality of threads based on the determined characteristic and the temperature information. The logic provides instructions to the selected subset of the plurality of CUs to execute the wavefront.
FILED Thursday, November 04, 2021
APPL NO 17/519290
ART UNIT 2193 — Interprocess Communication and Software Development
CURRENT CPC
Electric Digital Data Processing
G06F 1/3206 (20130101)
G06F 3/0613 (20130101)
G06F 9/3867 (20130101)
G06F 9/3877 (20130101)
G06F 9/4893 (20130101)
G06F 9/5011 (20130101)
G06F 9/5027 (20130101)
G06F 9/5055 (20130101)
G06F 9/5061 (20130101)
G06F 9/5094 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
G06F 13/409 (20130101)

Transmission of Digital Information, e.g Telegraphic Communication
H04L 67/12 (20130101)

Pictorial Communication, e.g Television
H04N 19/436 (20141101)
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US 11726868 Kalamatianos et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)
Operated by Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC (LLNS) at Livermore, CA
APPLICANT(S) Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (Santa Clara, California)
ASSIGNEE(S) Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (Santa Clara, California)
INVENTOR(S) John Kalamatianos (Boxborough, Massachusetts);  Michael Mantor (Orlando, Florida);  Sudhanva Gurumurthi (Austin, Texas)
ABSTRACT A system and method for protecting memory instructions against faults are described. The system and method include converting the slave instructions to dummy operations, modifying memory arbiter to issue up to N master and N slave global/shared memory instructions per cycle, sending master memory requests to memory system, using slave requests for error checking, entering master requests to the GM/LM FIFO, storing slave requests in a register, and comparing the entered master requests with the stored slave requests.
FILED Monday, December 07, 2020
APPL NO 17/113815
ART UNIT 2112 — Computer Error Control, Reliability, & Control Systems
CURRENT CPC
Electric Digital Data Processing
G06F 11/1064 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
G06F 11/1629 (20130101)
G06F 11/1641 (20130101)
G06F 11/1654 (20130101)
G06F 12/0866 (20130101)
G06F 2212/281 (20130101)
G06F 2212/403 (20130101)
G06F 2212/1032 (20130101)
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US 11726914 Walker et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
APPLICANT(S) Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, Idaho)
ASSIGNEE(S) Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, Idaho)
INVENTOR(S) Dean Walker (Allen, Texas);  Bryan D. Hornung (Plano, Texas);  Tony M. Brewer (Plano, Texas);  David M. Patrick (McKinney, Texas);  Christopher A. Baronne (Allen, Texas)
ABSTRACT Methods, systems, and devices for bias control for a memory device are described. A memory system may store indication of whether data is coherent. In some examples, the indication may be stored as metadata, where a first value indicates that the data is not coherent and a second value or a third value indicate that the data is coherent. When a processing unit or other component of the memory system processes a command to access data, the memory system may operate according to a device bias mode when the indication is the first value, and according to a host bias mode when the indication is the second value or the third value.
FILED Wednesday, August 17, 2022
APPL NO 17/890032
ART UNIT 2138 — Memory Access and Control
CURRENT CPC
Electric Digital Data Processing
G06F 12/0815 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
G06F 12/0868 (20130101)
G06F 2212/1041 (20130101)
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US 11726915 Eckert et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Exascale Computing Project (ECP)
PathForward Project (PATHFORWARD)
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)
Operated by Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC (LLNS) at Livermore, CA
APPLICANT(S) ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, INC. (Santa Clara, California)
ASSIGNEE(S) Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (Santa Clara, California)
INVENTOR(S) Yasuko Eckert (Bellevue, Washington);  Maurice B. Steinman (Boxborough, Massachusetts);  Steven Raasch (Boxborough, Massachusetts)
ABSTRACT A processing system includes a first set of one or more processing units including a first processing unit, a second set of one or more processing units including a second processing unit, and a memory having an address space shared by the first and second sets. The processing system further includes a distributed coherence directory subsystem having a first coherence directory to support a first subset of one or more address regions of the address space and a second coherence directory to support a second subset of one or more address regions of the address space. In some implementations, the first coherence directory is implemented in the system so as to have a lower access latency for the first set, whereas the second coherence directory is implemented in the system so as to have a lower access latency for the second set.
FILED Tuesday, March 17, 2020
APPL NO 16/821632
ART UNIT 2139 — Memory Access and Control
CURRENT CPC
Electric Digital Data Processing
G06F 12/084 (20130101)
G06F 12/0824 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
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US 11726917 Mashimo et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Exascale Computing Project (ECP)
PathForward Project (PATHFORWARD)
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)
Operated by Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC (LLNS) at Livermore, CA
APPLICANT(S) Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (Santa Clara, California)
ASSIGNEE(S) Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (Santa Clara, California)
INVENTOR(S) Susumu Mashimo (Boxborough, Massachusetts);  John Kalamatianos (Boxborough, Massachusetts)
ABSTRACT A method includes recording a first set of consecutive memory access deltas, where each of the consecutive memory access deltas represents a difference between two memory addresses accessed by an application, updating values in a prefetch training table based on the first set of memory access deltas, and predicting one or more memory addresses for prefetching responsive to a second set of consecutive memory access deltas and based on values in the prefetch training table.
FILED Monday, July 13, 2020
APPL NO 16/927786
ART UNIT 2139 — Memory Access and Control
CURRENT CPC
Electric Digital Data Processing
G06F 9/30036 (20130101)
G06F 9/30047 (20130101)
G06F 9/30101 (20130101)
G06F 12/0862 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
G06F 12/0877 (20130101)
G06F 2212/6024 (20130101)

Recognition of Data; Presentation of Data; Record Carriers; Handling Record Carriers
G06K 9/6256 (20130101)
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US 11727120 Gourisetti et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Office of Science (DOE-SC)
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)
Operated by Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Richland, WA
APPLICANT(S) Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, Washington)
ASSIGNEE(S) Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, Washington)
INVENTOR(S) Sri Nikhil Gupta Gourisetti (Richland, Washington);  Michael E. Mylrea (Alexandria, Virginia);  Craig H. Allwardt (Kennewick, Washington);  Beverly E. Johnson (Richland, Washington)
ABSTRACT Technology related to blockchain cybersecurity solutions and a blockchain applicability framework is disclosed. In one example of the disclosed technology, a system is configured to store, in a database, a plurality of cryptographically-signed records of data transmitted between an asset and a utility historian, and store, in a distributed ledger, a respective hash value corresponding to each record of the database. The system can be further configured to verify a selected record by recomputing a hash value corresponding to the selected record and comparing the recomputed hash value to the respective hash value stored in the distributed ledger in correspondence with the selected record.
FILED Friday, July 10, 2020
APPL NO 16/926605
ART UNIT 2498 — Cryptography and Security
CURRENT CPC
Electric Digital Data Processing
G06F 16/27 (20190101)
G06F 21/577 (20130101) Original (OR) Class

Data Processing Systems or Methods, Specially Adapted for Administrative, Commercial, Financial, Managerial, Supervisory or Forecasting Purposes; Systems or Methods Specially Adapted for Administrative, Commercial, Financial, Managerial, Supervisory or Forecasting Purposes, Not Otherwise Provided for
G06Q 10/06375 (20130101)
G06Q 30/018 (20130101)
G06Q 50/06 (20130101)

Transmission of Digital Information, e.g Telegraphic Communication
H04L 9/50 (20220501)
H04L 9/0637 (20130101)
H04L 9/3236 (20130101)
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US 11727159 Higbee
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)
Operated by Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC (LLNS) at Livermore, CA
APPLICANT(S) Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, California)
ASSIGNEE(S) LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC (Livermore, California)
INVENTOR(S) Shawn D. Higbee (Oakland, California)
ABSTRACT Disclosed are devices, systems and methods for a mission-driven design framework for optical systems. An exemplary method for improving the design of an optical system includes receive a first plurality of parameters indicative of performance requirements of the optical system, receive a second plurality of parameters representative of characteristics of one or more components in the optical system, generate a mathematical representation that combines the first plurality of parameters and the second plurality of parameters, perform a sensitivity analysis to obtain a ranking of parameters from the first plurality of parameters and the second plurality of parameters, select, based on the ranking of the parameters, at least one parameter that produces a largest change in the mathematical representation, and produce a constraint file comprising the at least one parameter for ingestion by a design tool to enable the design of the optical system.
FILED Wednesday, May 15, 2019
APPL NO 16/412924
ART UNIT 2148 — Cryptography and Security
CURRENT CPC
Optical Elements, Systems, or Apparatus
G02B 27/0012 (20130101)

Electric Digital Data Processing
G06F 30/00 (20200101) Original (OR) Class
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US 11727262 Dupuis et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)
APPLICANT(S) International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, New York)
ASSIGNEE(S) International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, New York)
INVENTOR(S) Nicolas Dupuis (New York, New York);  Benjamin Giles Lee (Ridgefield, Connecticut)
ABSTRACT An optical switch fabric comprises two or more optical switch elements. The optical switch elements are configured in a topology. A switch control has a plurality of bias control signals. The switch control can address one or more of the optical switch elements and can apply one of the bias control signals to bias of the addressed optical switch element to establish a switch setting. The topology and switch settings determine how each of one of the inputs is connected to each of one of the outputs of the optical switch fabric. The switch settings are determined by a machine learning process which includes a model creation. The model can be made to adapt dynamically during optical switch fabric operation.
FILED Thursday, September 12, 2019
APPL NO 16/569496
ART UNIT 2636 — Optical Communications
CURRENT CPC
Computer Systems Based on Specific Computational Models
G06N 3/04 (20130101)
G06N 3/08 (20130101)
G06N 3/0675 (20130101) Original (OR) Class

Selecting
H04Q 11/0005 (20130101)
H04Q 11/0062 (20130101)
H04Q 2011/009 (20130101)
H04Q 2011/0049 (20130101)
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US 11727296 Pereverzev
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)
Operated by Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC (LLNS) at Livermore, CA
APPLICANT(S) Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, California)
ASSIGNEE(S) Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, California)
INVENTOR(S) Sergey Pereverzev (San Ramon, California)
ABSTRACT Materials, products, methods of use and fabrication thereof are disclosed. The materials are particularly well suited for application in products such as superconducting devices and quantum computing, due to ability to avoid undesirable effects from inherent noise and decoherence. The materials are formed from select isotopes having zero nuclear spin into a single crystal-phase film or layer of thickness depending on the desired application of the resulting device. The film/layer may be suspended or disposed on a substrate. The isotopes may be enriched from naturally-occurring sources of isotopically mixed elemental material(s). The single crystal is preferably essentially devoid of structural defects such as grain boundaries, inclusions, impurities and lattice vacancies.
FILED Tuesday, April 09, 2019
APPL NO 16/379651
ART UNIT 1714 — Coating, Etching, Cleaning, Single Crystal Growth
CURRENT CPC
Non-metallic Elements; Compounds Thereof;
C01B 13/00 (20130101)
C01B 19/02 (20130101)
C01B 32/00 (20170801)

Indexing Scheme Relating to Structural and Physical Aspects of Solid Inorganic Compounds
C01P 2006/40 (20130101)

Alloys
C22C 5/04 (20130101)
C22C 27/04 (20130101)

Single-crystal-growth; Unidirectional Solidification of Eutectic Material or Unidirectional Demixing of Eutectoid Material; Refining by Zone-melting of Material; Production of a Homogeneous Polycrystalline Material With Defined Structure; Single Crystals or Homogeneous Polycrystalline Material With Defined Structure; After-treatment of Single Crystals or a Homogeneous Polycrystalline Material With Defined Structure; Apparatus Therefor
C30B 1/00 (20130101)
C30B 7/00 (20130101)
C30B 7/005 (20130101)
C30B 29/00 (20130101)
C30B 33/04 (20130101)
C30B 33/08 (20130101)

Measuring Electric Variables; Measuring Magnetic Variables
G01R 33/02 (20130101)

Computer Systems Based on Specific Computational Models
G06N 10/00 (20190101) Original (OR) Class

Semiconductor Devices; Electric Solid State Devices Not Otherwise Provided for
H01L 39/12 (20130101)
H01L 39/223 (20130101)
H01L 39/2493 (20130101)
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US 11727665 Woo et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL)
Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)
Operated by National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (NTESS) at Albuquerque, NM
APPLICANT(S) National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
ASSIGNEE(S) National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
INVENTOR(S) Bryana Lynn Woo (Belen, New Mexico);  Gabriel Carlisle Birch (Albuquerque, New Mexico);  Jaclynn Javonna Stubbs (Albuquerque, New Mexico);  Camron G. Kouhestani (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
ABSTRACT A method and system for temporal frequency analysis for identification of unmanned aircraft systems. The method includes obtaining a sequence of video image frames and providing a pixel from an output frame of the video; generating a fluctuating pixel value vector; examining the fluctuating pixel value vector over a period of time; obtaining the frequency information present in the pixel fluctuations; summing the frequency coefficients for the vectorized pixel values from the fluctuating pixel value vector; obtaining an image representing a two dimensional space based on the summed center frequency coefficients; generating a series of still frames equal to a summation of the center frequency coefficients for pixel variations; and combining the temporal information into spatial locations in a matrix to provide a single image containing the spatial and temporal information present in the sequence of video image frame.
FILED Friday, March 12, 2021
APPL NO 17/200488
ART UNIT 2488 — Recording and Compression
CURRENT CPC
Image Data Processing or Generation, in General
G06T 3/00 (20130101)
G06T 3/40 (20130101)

Image or Video Recognition or Understanding
G06V 10/82 (20220101)
G06V 10/431 (20220101) Original (OR) Class
G06V 10/764 (20220101)
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US 11728044 Barringer et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE)
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)
Operated by Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (BEA) at Idaho Falls, ID
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
APPLICANT(S) BWXT Advanced Technologies LLC (Lynchburg, Virginia);  BWXT Nuclear Energy, Inc. (Charlotte, North Carolina)
ASSIGNEE(S) BWXT Advanced Technologies LLC (Lynchburg, Virginia);  BWXT Nuclear Energy, Inc. (Charlotte, North Carolina)
INVENTOR(S) Eric A. Barringer (Rustburg, Virginia);  Russell R. Jensen (Lynchburg, Virginia);  Jeremy L. Gustafson (Lynchburg, Virginia);  Matt Ales (Puyallup, Washington);  Joshua J. Bergman (Valensole, France);  Ryan T. Swanson (Lynchburg, Virginia);  Jonathan K. Witter (Forest, Virginia);  Danny Galicki (Knoxville, Tennessee);  James B. Inman (Forest, Virginia);  Matt Krecicki (Winter Park, Florida);  Roger Ridgeway (Hurt, Virginia)
ABSTRACT Carbide-based fuel assembly includes outer structural member of ceramic matrix composite material, the interior surface of which is lined in higher temperature regions with an insulation layer of porous refractory ceramic material. Continuous insulation layer extends the length of the fuel assembly or separate insulation layer sections have a thickness increasing step-wise along the length of the fuel assembly from upper (inlet) section towards bottom (outlet) section. A fuel element positioned inward of the insulation layer and between support meshes has a fuel composition including HALEU and the form of a plurality of individual elongated fuel bodies or one or more fuel monolith bodies containing coolant flow channels. Fuel assemblies are distributively arranged in a moderator block, with upper end of the outer structural member attached to an inlet for propellant and lower end of the outer structural member operatively interfaced with a nozzle forming a nuclear thermal propulsion reactor.
FILED Wednesday, August 11, 2021
APPL NO 17/399822
ART UNIT 3646 — Aeronautics, Agriculture, Fishing, Trapping, Vermin Destroying, Plant and Animal Husbandry, Weaponry, Nuclear Systems, and License and Review
CURRENT CPC
Cosmonautics; Vehicles or Equipment Therefor
B64G 1/408 (20130101)

Jet-propulsion Plants
F02K 9/425 (20130101)

Nuclear Reactors
G21C 3/07 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
G21C 3/64 (20130101)
G21C 3/322 (20130101)
G21C 3/324 (20130101)
G21C 5/02 (20130101)
G21C 5/126 (20130101)
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US 11728045 Terrani et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Office of Science (DOE-SC)
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)
Operated by UT-Battelle, LLC (UTB) at Oak Ridge, TN
APPLICANT(S) UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, Tennessee)
ASSIGNEE(S) UT-BATTELLE, LLC (Oak Ridge, Tennessee)
INVENTOR(S) Kurt A. Terrani (Oak Ridge, Tennessee);  Andrew T. Nelson (Oak Ridge, Tennessee)
ABSTRACT A method for manufacturing a nuclear fuel compact is provided. The method includes forming an additive structure, consolidating a fuel matrix around the additive structure, and thermally processing the fuel matrix to form a fuel compact in which the additive structure is encapsulated therein. The additive structure optionally includes a vertical segment and a plurality of arm segments that extend generally radially from the vertical segment for conducting heat outwardly toward an exterior of the fuel compact. In addition to improving heat transfer, the additive structure may function as burnable absorbers, and may provide fission product trapping.
FILED Friday, September 02, 2022
APPL NO 17/901967
ART UNIT 3646 — Aeronautics, Agriculture, Fishing, Trapping, Vermin Destroying, Plant and Animal Husbandry, Weaponry, Nuclear Systems, and License and Review
CURRENT CPC
Additive Manufacturing, i.e Manufacturing of Three-dimensional [3-D] Objects by Additive Deposition, Additive Agglomeration or Additive Layering, e.g by 3-d Printing, Stereolithography or Selective Laser Sintering
B33Y 10/00 (20141201)
B33Y 80/00 (20141201)

Nuclear Reactors
G21C 3/18 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
G21C 3/048 (20190101)
G21C 3/623 (20130101)
G21C 21/02 (20130101)
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US 11728048 Levinsky
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE)
APPLICANT(S) Westinghouse Electric Company LLC (Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania)
ASSIGNEE(S) Westinghouse Electric Company LLC (Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania)
INVENTOR(S) Alex Levinsky (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
ABSTRACT A reactor unit cell is disclosed including a graphite moderator structure, a heat pipe positioned in the graphite moderator structure, and a fuel assembly positioned in the graphite moderator structure. The fuel assembly comprises at least one fuel rod. Each fuel rod comprises a beryllium-oxide sleeve and nuclear fuel positioned in the beryllium-oxide sleeve.
FILED Tuesday, December 01, 2020
APPL NO 17/108602
ART UNIT 3646 — Aeronautics, Agriculture, Fishing, Trapping, Vermin Destroying, Plant and Animal Husbandry, Weaponry, Nuclear Systems, and License and Review
CURRENT CPC
Nuclear Reactors
G21C 3/07 (20130101)
G21C 5/06 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
G21C 15/257 (20130101)
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US 11728074 Ihnfeldt et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Office of Science (DOE-SC)
APPLICANT(S) General Engineering and Research, L.L.C. (San Diego, California);  The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, California)
ASSIGNEE(S) General Engineering and Research, L.L.C. (San Diego, California);  The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, California)
INVENTOR(S) Robin Ihnfeldt (San Diego, California);  Eunjeong Kim (San Diego, California);  Sungho Jin (San Diego, California);  Renkun Chen (San Diego, California);  Xia Xu (Oro Valley, Arizona)
ABSTRACT This invention relates to magnetocaloric materials comprising alloys useful for magnetic refrigeration applications. In some embodiments, the disclosed alloys may be Cerium, Neodymium, and/or Gadolinium based compositions that are fairly inexpensive, and in some cases exhibit only 2nd order magnetic phase transitions near their curie temperature, thus there are limited thermal and structural hysteresis losses. This makes these compositions attractive candidates for use in magnetic refrigeration applications. Surprisingly, the performance of the disclosed materials is similar or better to many of the known expensive rare-earth based magnetocaloric materials.
FILED Wednesday, February 20, 2019
APPL NO 16/969858
ART UNIT 1733 — Metallurgy, Metal Working, Inorganic Chemistry, Catalyst, Electrophotography, Photolithography
CURRENT CPC
Alloys
C22C 28/00 (20130101)
C22C 2202/02 (20130101)

Refrigeration Machines, Plants or Systems; Combined Heating and Refrigeration Systems; Heat-pump Systems
F25B 21/00 (20130101)
F25B 2321/002 (20130101)

Magnets; Inductances; Transformers; Selection of Materials for Their Magnetic Properties
H01F 1/015 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
H01F 1/058 (20130101)
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US 11728128 Bloom et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Office of Science (DOE-SC)
APPLICANT(S) Integrated Dynamic Electron Solutions, Inc. (Pleasanton, California)
ASSIGNEE(S) INTEGRATED DYNAMIC ELECTRON SOLUTIONS, INC. (Pleasanton, California)
INVENTOR(S) Ruth Shewmon Bloom (Oakland, California);  Bryan Walter Reed (San Leandro, California);  Daniel Joseph Masiel (Alamo, California);  Sang Tae Park (Danville, California)
ABSTRACT A device may include an electron source, a detector, and a deflector. The electron source may be directed toward a sample area. The detector may receive an electron signal or an electron-induced signal. A deflector may be positioned between the electron source and the sample. The deflector may modulate an intensity of the electron source directed to the sample area according to an electron dose waveform having a continuously variable temporal profile.
FILED Thursday, May 26, 2022
APPL NO 17/825261
ART UNIT 2881 — Optics
CURRENT CPC
Electric Discharge Tubes or Discharge Lamps
H01J 37/28 (20130101)
H01J 37/147 (20130101)
H01J 37/243 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
H01J 37/292 (20130101)
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US 11728470 Xiao et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
APPLICANT(S) GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC (Detroit, Michigan)
ASSIGNEE(S) GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC (Detroit, Michigan)
INVENTOR(S) Xingcheng Xiao (Troy, Michigan);  Mengyuan Chen (Madison Heights, Michigan);  Qinglin Zhang (Novi, Michigan);  Mei Cai (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan)
ABSTRACT A negative electrode for an electrochemical cell of a secondary lithium metal battery is manufactured by a method in which a precursor solution is applied to a major surface of a lithium metal substrate to form a precursor coating thereon. The precursor solution includes an organophosphate, a nonpolar organic solvent, and a lithium-containing inorganic ionic compound dissolved therein. At least a portion of the nonpolar organic solvent is removed from the precursor coating to form a protective interfacial layer on the major surface of the lithium metal substrate. The protective interfacial layer exhibits a composite structure including a carbon-based matrix component and a lithium-containing dispersed component. The lithium-containing dispersed component is embedded in the carbon-based matrix component and includes a plurality of lithium-containing inorganic ionic compounds, e.g., lithium phosphate (Li3PO4) and lithium nitrate (LiNO3).
FILED Monday, December 21, 2020
APPL NO 17/128974
ART UNIT 1729 — Fuel Cells, Battery, Flammable Gas, Solar Cells, Liquid Crystal Compositions
CURRENT CPC
Processes or Means, e.g Batteries, for the Direct Conversion of Chemical Energy into Electrical Energy
H01M 4/134 (20130101)
H01M 4/366 (20130101)
H01M 4/382 (20130101)
H01M 4/0402 (20130101)
H01M 4/628 (20130101)
H01M 4/661 (20130101)
H01M 4/1395 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
H01M 10/052 (20130101)
H01M 2004/027 (20130101)
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US 11728482 Xin
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
APPLICANT(S) THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (Oakland, California)
ASSIGNEE(S) THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (Oakland, California)
INVENTOR(S) Huolin Xin (Irvine, California)
ABSTRACT The present invention features a new way of doping layered cathode materials in lithium ion batteries. Using a “high entropy” doping strategy, more than four impurity elements can be introduced to the host materials. The present invention applies this high entropy doping strategy to a high nickel content layered oxide material and a lithium-manganese rich material. This new high entropy doping strategy allows the layered oxide materials used in the positive electrode of lithium ion battery to achieve high energy density, long life cycle and reduced reliance on the expensive and toxic cobalt, all of which are desired attributes for improving the performance of lithium ion batteries and reducing their cost.
FILED Friday, October 22, 2021
APPL NO 17/508540
ART UNIT 1761 — Organic Chemistry, Polymers, Compositions
CURRENT CPC
Compounds Containing Metals Not Covered by Subclasses C01D or C01F
C01G 53/50 (20130101)

Indexing Scheme Relating to Structural and Physical Aspects of Solid Inorganic Compounds
C01P 2002/52 (20130101)
C01P 2002/72 (20130101)
C01P 2002/88 (20130101)
C01P 2006/40 (20130101)

Processes or Means, e.g Batteries, for the Direct Conversion of Chemical Energy into Electrical Energy
H01M 4/505 (20130101)
H01M 4/525 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
H01M 10/0525 (20130101)
H01M 2004/028 (20130101)
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US 11728487 Archer et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Office of Science (DOE-SC)
APPLICANT(S) CORNELL UNIVERSITY (Ithaca, New York)
ASSIGNEE(S) CORNELL UNIVERSITY (Ithaca, New York)
INVENTOR(S) Lynden A. Archer (Ithaca, New York);  Jingxu Zheng (Shenzen, China PRC);  Tian Tang (Nanchang, China PRC);  Qing Zhao (Tianjin, China PRC)
ABSTRACT Conducting coatings disposed on a metal member. The conducting coatings may have a desired texture and provide homoepitaxial or heteroepitaxial coating of an electrodeposited layer. A conducting coating may be formed by applying a shear force during deposition of the conducting coating. The conducting coatings may be used in anodes of various electrochemical devices. A conducting coating, which may be part of an electrochemical device, may have an electrochemically deposited layer disposed on at least a portion of a surface of the conducting coating. The electrochemically deposited layer may be reversibly electrochemically deposited.
FILED Monday, April 27, 2020
APPL NO 17/604860
ART UNIT 1727 — Fuel Cells, Battery, Flammable Gas, Solar Cells, Liquid Crystal Compositions
CURRENT CPC
Processes or Means, e.g Batteries, for the Direct Conversion of Chemical Energy into Electrical Energy
H01M 4/134 (20130101)
H01M 4/0452 (20130101)
H01M 4/625 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
H01M 10/054 (20130101)
H01M 10/0525 (20130101)
H01M 2004/027 (20130101)
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US 11728494 Brown et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM)
APPLICANT(S) Versa Power Systems Ltd. (Danbury, Connecticut)
ASSIGNEE(S) VERSA POWER SYSTEMS LTD (Danbury, Connecticut)
INVENTOR(S) Casy Cloudless Brown (Calgary, Canada);  Khun Bong Luc (Calgary, Canada);  Cameron James Rankin (Calgary, Canada)
ABSTRACT An electrochemical cell unit comprises a first electrochemical cell comprising a first oxidant electrode and a first fuel electrode, and a second electrochemical cell comprising a second oxidant electrode and a second fuel electrode. An interconnect interposed between the first electrochemical cell and the second electrochemical cell. The interconnect comprises an interconnect main body defining a longitudinal channel along a longitudinal axis thereof. The interconnect main body includes a plurality of corrugations defining a plurality of fuel channels on a first surface of the interconnect main body facing the first electrochemical cell, and a plurality of oxidant channels on a second surface of the interconnect main body facing the second electrochemical cell. Each of the plurality of fuel channels and the plurality of oxidant channel positioned around the longitudinal channel.
FILED Wednesday, October 30, 2019
APPL NO 16/668344
ART UNIT 1724 — Fuel Cells, Battery, Flammable Gas, Solar Cells, Liquid Crystal Compositions
CURRENT CPC
Processes or Means, e.g Batteries, for the Direct Conversion of Chemical Energy into Electrical Energy
H01M 8/026 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
H01M 8/0271 (20130101)
H01M 8/2432 (20160201)
H01M 8/2475 (20130101)
H01M 8/2485 (20130101)
H01M 2008/1293 (20130101)
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US 11728543 Kumta et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Engineering (ENG)
Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems (CBET)
APPLICANT(S) UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH OF THE COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
ASSIGNEE(S) UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH OF THE COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
INVENTOR(S) Prashant N. Kumta (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania);  Bharat Gattu (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania);  Moni Kanchan Datta (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania);  Oleg Velikokhatnyi (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania);  Pavithra Murugavel Shanthi (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania);  Prashanth Jampani Hanumantha (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
ABSTRACT The invention relates to lithium ion batteries and, more particularly, to lithium ion conducting composite polymer electrolyte separators. The separators include a nanofiber mat composed of electrospun nanofibers. The nanofibers include a polymer having one or more polar halogen groups, a lithium-containing solid or liquid electrolyte and nanoparticle filler. The polymer, electrolyte and filler are combined to form a solution that is subjected to the electro-spinning process to produce electrospun nanofibers in the form of the mat.
FILED Monday, July 09, 2018
APPL NO 16/628837
ART UNIT 1723 — Fuel Cells, Battery, Flammable Gas, Solar Cells, Liquid Crystal Compositions
CURRENT CPC
Mechanical Methods or Apparatus in the Manufacture of Artificial Filaments, Threads, Fibres, Bristles or Ribbons
D01D 5/003 (20130101)

Chemical Features in the Manufacture of Artificial Filaments, Threads, Fibres, Bristles or Ribbons; Apparatus Specially Adapted for the Manufacture of Carbon Filaments
D01F 1/10 (20130101)

Processes or Means, e.g Batteries, for the Direct Conversion of Chemical Energy into Electrical Energy
H01M 10/052 (20130101)
H01M 10/0525 (20130101)
H01M 10/0565 (20130101)
H01M 50/40 (20210101)
H01M 50/44 (20210101) Original (OR) Class
H01M 50/403 (20210101)
H01M 50/426 (20210101)
H01M 50/431 (20210101)
H01M 50/434 (20210101)
H01M 50/489 (20210101)
H01M 50/497 (20210101)
H01M 2300/0082 (20130101)
H01M 2300/0094 (20130101)
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US 11728574 Furman et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Kansas City National Security Campus (KCNSC)
NNSA Critical Mission Site
Operated by Honeywell Federal Manufacturing and Technologies, LLC (FM&T) at Kansas City, MO
APPLICANT(S) Honeywell Federal Manufacturing and Technologies, LLC (Kansas City, Missouri)
ASSIGNEE(S) HONEYWELL FEDERAL MANUFACTURING and TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (Kansas City, Missouri)
INVENTOR(S) Nicholas J. Furman (Overland Park, Kansas);  Kyle Byers (Leawood, Kansas);  Daniel Salzman (Lee's Summit, Missouri)
ABSTRACT A base configured to be joined with other bases to form a substrate for an antenna array comprises a body, a plurality of male interconnecting features, and a plurality of female interconnecting features. The body includes a front surface and a rear surface and a plurality of edges positioned therebetween. The front surface or the rear surface is configured to retain an antenna. The male interconnecting features of a first base connect with the female interconnecting features of a second base when the first base is joined with the second base to form the substrate or a portion of the substrate.
FILED Wednesday, August 11, 2021
APPL NO 17/399363
ART UNIT 2844 — Electrical Circuits and Systems
CURRENT CPC
Antennas, i.e Radio Aerials
H01Q 1/084 (20130101)
H01Q 21/0025 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
H01Q 21/065 (20130101)
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US 11728640 Cui et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
APPLICANT(S) Hitachi Energy Switzerland AG (Baden, Switzerland)
ASSIGNEE(S) HITACHI ENERGY SWITZERLAND AG (Baden, Switzerland)
INVENTOR(S) Tao Cui (Raleigh, North Carolina);  Reynaldo Nuqui (Cary, North Carolina);  Dmitry Ishchenko (Cary, North Carolina);  Zhenyuan Wang (Morrisville, North Carolina)
ABSTRACT Systems and methods for fault detection and protection in electric power systems that evaluates electromagnetic transients caused by faults. A fault can be detected using sampled data from a first monitored point in the power system. Detection of fault transients and associated characteristics, including transient direction, can also be extracted through evaluation of sample data from other monitored points in the power system. A monitoring device can evaluate whether to trip a switching device in response to the detection of the fault and based on confirmation of an indication of detection of fault transients at the other monitored points of the power system. The determination of whether to trip or activate the switching device can also be based on other factors, including the timing of receipt of an indication of the detection of the fault transients and/or an evaluation of the characteristics of the detected transients.
FILED Thursday, April 02, 2020
APPL NO 16/838766
ART UNIT 2839 — Electrical Circuits and Systems
CURRENT CPC
Measuring Electric Variables; Measuring Magnetic Variables
G01R 31/08 (20130101)

Emergency Protective Circuit Arrangements
H02H 1/04 (20130101)
H02H 1/043 (20130101)
H02H 1/046 (20130101)
H02H 7/28 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
H02H 7/261 (20130101)
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US 11728646 Vartanian et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Office of Science (DOE-SC)
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)
Operated by Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Richland, WA
APPLICANT(S) Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, Washington)
ASSIGNEE(S) Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, Washington)
INVENTOR(S) Charles K. Vartanian (Mukilteo, Washington);  Eric Hsieh (Arlington, Virginia);  Md Jan E. Alam (Richland, Washington)
ABSTRACT A hybrid power generation system is formed by the combination of an energy storage system (ESS) and a rotating synchronous power generator (SPG). Energy is stored in or released from the ESS in response to measurements of the at least one angle parameter, selected from rotor, torque, or power angle of the SPG, to provide active frequency damping of electrical power output. The control of ESS energy exchange increases the stabilizing impact of the SPG inertia on the frequency of electricity in an electrical network or power grid. The hybrid power generation system can have an effective equal area criterion for stability limit that is greater than that of the SPG operating without the ESS. The hybrid power generation system can enable the electrical network to have a greater proportion of variable or distributed energy resource (DER) power generation systems without otherwise exceeding stability limits.
FILED Wednesday, June 03, 2020
APPL NO 16/891133
ART UNIT 2116 — Computer Error Control, Reliability, & Control Systems
CURRENT CPC
Control or Regulating Systems in General; Functional Elements of Such Systems; Monitoring or Testing Arrangements for Such Systems or Elements
G05B 19/042 (20130101)
G05B 2219/2639 (20130101)

Circuit Arrangements or Systems for Supplying or Distributing Electric Power; Systems for Storing Electric Energy
H02J 3/001 (20200101) Original (OR) Class
H02J 3/381 (20130101)
H02J 13/00002 (20200101)
H02J 2300/24 (20200101)
H02J 2300/28 (20200101)
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US 11728658 Guo et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
APPLICANT(S) Caterpillar Inc. (Peoria, Illinois)
ASSIGNEE(S) Caterpillar Inc. (Peoria, Illinois)
INVENTOR(S) Fang Guo (Dunlap, Illinois);  Jay R Steffen (Washington, Illinois);  Chad Palmer Koci (Washington, Illinois);  Richard W. Kruiswyk (Dunlap, Illinois)
ABSTRACT Controlling a hybrid power system includes calculating a power system state vector based on energy demand and a stored data array including a matrix defined by a power system hardware configuration. The control further includes producing a power request based on the power system state vector, and varying a flow of energy amongst energy devices using drive linkages in the hybrid power system based on the power request. Related apparatus, control logic and controller structure is disclosed.
FILED Friday, December 18, 2020
APPL NO 17/127547
ART UNIT 2115 — Computer Error Control, Reliability, & Control Systems
CURRENT CPC
Circuit Arrangements or Systems for Supplying or Distributing Electric Power; Systems for Storing Electric Energy
H02J 3/30 (20130101)
H02J 3/46 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
H02J 3/381 (20130101)
H02J 2203/20 (20200101)
H02J 2300/10 (20200101)
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US 11728760 Lepley et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Office of Science (DOE-SC)
APPLICANT(S) TECTONICUS CONSTRUCTS, LLC (Tucson, Arizona)
ASSIGNEE(S) TECTONICUS CONSTRUCTS, LLC (Tucson, Arizona)
INVENTOR(S) Benjamin Lepley (Tucson, Arizona);  George Cairo (Mesa, Arizona)
ABSTRACT A cross canal support structure for photovoltaic cells is disclosed. The structure includes a major frame having disconnectable and hinged connections to anchors at its corners, on either side of the canal. The major frame carries a plurality of minor frames, which are inclinable at an angle with respect to the major frame with the use of fixed or adjustable mounting plates. The combination of the major frame's tilt and the minor frame tilt enables fabrication of support structures that hold panels at latitude inclination for various portions of a canal.
FILED Wednesday, June 16, 2021
APPL NO 17/349795
ART UNIT 3633 — Static Structures, Supports and Furniture
CURRENT CPC
Solar Heat Collectors; Solar Heat Systems
F24S 25/12 (20180501)

Generation of Electric Power by Conversion of Infra-red Radiation, Visible Light or Ultraviolet Light, e.g Using Photovoltaic [PV] Modules
H02S 20/30 (20141201) Original (OR) Class
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US 11728804 Gill et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL)
Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)
Operated by National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (NTESS) at Albuquerque, NM
APPLICANT(S) National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
ASSIGNEE(S) National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
INVENTOR(S) Lee Gill (Albuquerque, New Mexico);  Luciano Andres Garcia Rodriguez (Albuquerque, New Mexico);  Jacob Mueller (Albuquerque, New Mexico);  Jason Christopher Neely (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
ABSTRACT A switching apparatus includes three or more series-connected transistors, and it further includes a balancing network. The balancing network includes a resistor network configured to divide a voltage from a voltage source across the series-connected transistors. The resistor network includes at least two resistive legs connected in parallel. In each resistive leg, two or more resistors are connected in series. The balancing network may further comprise at least one capacitive leg of series-connected capacitors connected across the series-connected transistors, and it may further comprise at least one leg of series-connected avalanche diodes connected across the series-connected transistors for overvoltage protection. In example embodiments, the series-connected transistors are JFETs. In other example embodiments, the series-connected transistors may be HEMTs or GaN transistors.
FILED Thursday, May 05, 2022
APPL NO 17/737593
ART UNIT 2842 — Electrical Circuits and Systems
CURRENT CPC
Apparatus for Conversion Between AC and AC, Between AC and DC, or Between DC and DC, and for Use With Mains or Similar Power Supply Systems; Conversion of DC or AC Input Power into Surge Output Power; Control or Regulation Thereof
H02M 1/088 (20130101)
H02M 1/348 (20210501)

Pulse Technique
H03K 17/102 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
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US 11728819 Buckley et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)
Operated by Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC (LLNS) at Livermore, CA
APPLICANT(S) Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, California)
ASSIGNEE(S) LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC (Livermore, California)
INVENTOR(S) Brandon Walter Buckley (Walnut Creek, California);  Ryan Douglas Muir (Livermore, California)
ABSTRACT Methods and devices for digitizing an analog repetitive signal using waveform averaging are described. An example method includes generating a time-varying dither signal, receiving the analog repetitive signal comprising multiple instances of a waveform, wherein each waveform has a waveform duration, wherein an average of the time-varying dither signal over multiple waveform durations is substantially zero, and wherein the time-varying dither signal varies over each waveform duration, generating a timing alignment, combining each waveform with the corresponding portion of the time-varying dither signal over each waveform duration to produce an analog output signal, converting the analog output signal to a digital output signal, and producing, based on the timing alignment, a digital averaged signal based on averaging the multiple instances of the waveform in the analog output signal, wherein the timing alignment is used to align the multiple instances of the waveform in the analog output signal.
FILED Friday, December 17, 2021
APPL NO 17/555270
ART UNIT 2845 — Electrical Circuits and Systems
CURRENT CPC
Coding; Decoding; Code Conversion in General
H03M 1/201 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
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US 11729185 Ramanujan et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Office of Science (DOE-SC)
APPLICANT(S) Architecture Technology Corporation (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
ASSIGNEE(S) ARCHITECTURE TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
INVENTOR(S) Ranga Ramanujan (Medina, Minnesota);  Benjamin L. Burnett (Prior Lake, Minnesota)
ABSTRACT This disclosure is directed to monitoring a crypto-partitioned, or cipher-text, wide-area network (WAN). A first computing device may be situated in a plain-text portion of a first enclave behind a first inline network encryptor (INE). A second device may be positioned in a plain-text portion of a second enclave behind a second INE. The two enclaves may be separated by a cipher-text WAN, over which the two enclaved may communicate. The first computing device may receive a data packet from the second computing device. The first computing device may then determine contents of a header of the data packet. The first computing device may, based at least in part on the contents of the header of the data packet, determine a status of the cipher-text WAN.
FILED Monday, May 16, 2022
APPL NO 17/663597
ART UNIT 2498 — Cryptography and Security
CURRENT CPC
Transmission of Digital Information, e.g Telegraphic Communication
H04L 12/2854 (20130101)
H04L 63/1408 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
H04L 63/1441 (20130101)
H04L 63/1458 (20130101)
H04L 63/1483 (20130101)
H04L 69/22 (20130101)
H04L 2463/121 (20130101)
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US 11729190 Roychowdhury et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Office of Electricity (DOE-OE)
APPLICANT(S) GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (Schenectady, New York)
ASSIGNEE(S) GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (Schenectady, New York)
INVENTOR(S) Subhrajit Roychowdhury (Schenectady, New York);  Masoud Abbaszadeh (Clifton Park, New York);  Mustafa Tekin Dokucu (Latham, New York)
ABSTRACT An industrial asset may have monitoring nodes that generate current monitoring node values. A dynamic, resilient estimator may split a temporal monitoring node space into normal and one or more abnormal subspaces associated with different kinds of attack vectors. According to some embodiments, a neutralization model is constructed and trained for each attack vector using supervised learning and the associated abnormal subspace. In other embodiments, a single model is created using out-of-range values for abnormal monitoring nodes. Responsive to an indication of a particular abnormal monitoring node or nodes, the system may automatically invoke the appropriate neutralization model to determine estimated values of the particular abnormal monitoring node or nodes (e.g., by selecting the correct model or using out-of-range values). The series of current monitoring node values from the abnormal monitoring node or nodes may then be replaced with the estimated values.
FILED Tuesday, October 29, 2019
APPL NO 16/666807
ART UNIT 2436 — Cryptography and Security
CURRENT CPC
Electric Digital Data Processing
G06F 18/214 (20230101)
G06F 18/2185 (20230101)

Transmission of Digital Information, e.g Telegraphic Communication
H04L 63/1416 (20130101)
H04L 63/1425 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
H04L 63/1433 (20130101)
H04L 63/1458 (20130101)
H04L 63/1466 (20130101)
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US 11729345 Hammer et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Office of Science (DOE-SC)
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)
Operated by UChicago Argonne, LLC (UCHICAGO) at Argonne, IL
APPLICANT(S) UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC (Chicago, Illinois)
ASSIGNEE(S) UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC (Chicago, Illinois)
INVENTOR(S) Michael P. Hammer (Westchester, Illinois);  Antonino Miceli (Northfield, Illinois);  Chris J. Jacobsen (Naperville, Illinois)
ABSTRACT A detector for imaging and efficiently digitizing a spatial distribution of photon flux includes pixel circuits that compressively encode pixel values generated by integrated analog to digital converters (ADCs). On-pixel digital compression circuits (DCCs) implement compression to increase continuous frame rate by reducing the number of bits per pixel while keeping quantization error below Poisson noise. Several mapping algorithms for photon-counting and charge-integrating detectors and compact digital logic implementations are presented.
FILED Friday, May 29, 2020
APPL NO 16/887706
ART UNIT 2424 — Cable and Television
CURRENT CPC
Investigating or Analysing Materials by Determining Their Chemical or Physical Properties
G01N 23/04 (20130101)
G01N 2223/413 (20130101)

Measurement of Nuclear or X-radiation
G01T 1/17 (20130101)

Pictorial Communication, e.g Television
H04N 5/321 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
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US 11729909 Selter et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Kansas City National Security Campus (KCNSC)
NNSA Critical Mission Site
Operated by Honeywell Federal Manufacturing and Technologies, LLC (FM&T) at Kansas City, MO
APPLICANT(S) Honeywell Federal Manufacturing and Technologies, LLC (Kansas City, Missouri)
ASSIGNEE(S) Honeywell Federal Manufacturing and Technologies, LLC (Kansas City, Missouri)
INVENTOR(S) Thomas Matthew Selter (Blue Springs, Missouri);  Justin Schlitzer (Stillwell, Kansas);  Surbhi Mahajan Du (Overland Park, Kansas)
ABSTRACT A multi-layer coating on an outer surface of a substrate includes a first layer applied directly to the outer surface of the substrate. The first layer includes diamond-like carbon (DLC) configured to mitigate metal whisker formation. A second layer is applied on a top surface of the first layer. The second layer is a conformal coating that includes a second material configured to bind to the top surface of the first layer and fill any microfractures that may form in the first layer. Optionally, a third layer is applied on a top surface of the second layer and includes DLC configured to protect the second layer from oxidation and degradation.
FILED Tuesday, July 20, 2021
APPL NO 17/380443
ART UNIT 2847 — Electrical Circuits and Systems
CURRENT CPC
Coating Metallic Material; Coating Material With Metallic Material; Surface Treatment of Metallic Material by Diffusion into the Surface, by Chemical Conversion or Substitution; Coating by Vacuum Evaporation, by Sputtering, by Ion Implantation or by Chemical Vapour Deposition, in General
C23C 14/16 (20130101)
C23C 14/221 (20130101)
C23C 14/0611 (20130101)
C23C 16/0272 (20130101)
C23C 16/276 (20130101)

Printed Circuits; Casings or Constructional Details of Electric Apparatus; Manufacture of Assemblages of Electrical Components
H05K 1/032 (20130101)
H05K 1/053 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
H05K 1/0306 (20130101)
H05K 3/0044 (20130101)
H05K 3/285 (20130101)
H05K 2201/0175 (20130101)
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US 11729951 Zhang et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)
Operated by Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (ASE) at Golden, CO
APPLICANT(S) Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, Texas);  The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University (Stanford, California);  The Regents of the University of California, Merced (Merced, California);  Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden, Colorado)
ASSIGNEE(S) Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, Texas);  The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University (Stanford, California);  The Regents of the University of California, Merced (Merced, California);  Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden, Colorado)
INVENTOR(S) Chi Zhang (Palo Alto, California);  Qianying Wu (Stanford, California);  Muhammad Shattique (Merced, California);  Neda Seyedhassantehrani (Merced, California);  Souvik Roy (Merced, California);  James Palko (Merced, California);  Sreekant Narumanchi (Littleton, Colorado);  Bidzina Kekelia (Golden, Colorado);  Sougata Hazra (Stanford, California);  Kenneth E. Goodson (Portola Valley, California);  Roman Giglio (Costa Mesa, California);  Ercan M. Dede (Ann Arbor, Michigan);  Mehdi Asheghi (Oakland, California)
ABSTRACT A cooler device includes a cold plate and a manifold with fluid wicking structure. The cold plate includes an array of bonding posts and an array of fluid channels. Each bonding post of the array of bonding posts has a first height and is in contact with the manifold with fluid wicking structure. Each fluid channel of the array of fluid channels has a second height that is less than the first height. The array of fluid channels include a MIO secondary wick structure. The array of bonding posts is orthogonal to the array of fluid channels. The manifold with fluid wicking structure includes a plurality of spacer elements and a plurality of mesh layers. Each one of the plurality of spacer elements alternate with each one of the plurality of mesh layers in a stacked arrangement.
FILED Thursday, January 13, 2022
APPL NO 17/575071
ART UNIT 2841 — Electrical Circuits and Systems
CURRENT CPC
Printed Circuits; Casings or Constructional Details of Electric Apparatus; Manufacture of Assemblages of Electrical Components
H05K 7/20327 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
H05K 7/20336 (20130101)
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Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 

US 11723345 Martineau
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
APPLICANT(S) Martineau and Associates (Menlo Park, California)
ASSIGNEE(S) Martineau and Associates (Menlo Park, California)
INVENTOR(S) Pierre R. Martineau (Menlo Park, California)
ABSTRACT An example aquatic imaging system comprises a light source, a first platform coupled with a image capture device and a second platform that is parallel to the platform, the image capture device having a first field of view, and, the second platform being coupled to a organism tank, first organism tank having an inner wall, outer wall and a base that defines a well capable of retaining water, the base being parallel to the second platform, the organism tank configured to receive a light beam originating from the light source and configured to project at least a portion of the light beam through the well and in a directional plane that is parallel to the base, the image capture device configured to direct the first field of view from the first platform through the well in the organism tank.
FILED Friday, June 17, 2022
APPL NO 17/807706
ART UNIT 2667 — Image Analysis; Applications; Pattern Recognition; Color and compression; Enhancement and Transformation
CURRENT CPC
Animal Husbandry; Care of Birds, Fishes, Insects; Fishing; Rearing or Breeding Animals, Not Otherwise Provided For; New Breeds of Animals
A01K 63/006 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
A01K 63/06 (20130101)

Image Data Processing or Generation, in General
G06T 7/97 (20170101)
G06T 7/292 (20170101)
G06T 2207/10004 (20130101)
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US 11723347 Kaczorowski et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
APPLICANT(S) The Jackson Laboratory (Bar Harbor, Maine)
ASSIGNEE(S) The Jackson Laboratory (Bar Harbor, Maine)
INVENTOR(S) Catherine Kaczorowski (Bar Harbor, Maine);  Sarah M. Neuner (Bar Harbor, Maine);  Kristen M. S. O'Connell (Bar Harbor, Maine)
ABSTRACT Provided herein, in some embodiments, are methods for modulating expression and/or activity of transient receptor potential cation channel subfamily C, member 3 (TRPC3), as well as methods of treating Alzheimer's disease.
FILED Tuesday, November 19, 2019
APPL NO 16/688435
ART UNIT 1635 — Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Nucleic Acids, Recombinant DNA and RNA, Gene Regulation, Nucleic Acid Amplification, Animals and Plants, Combinatorial/ Computational Chemistry
CURRENT CPC
Animal Husbandry; Care of Birds, Fishes, Insects; Fishing; Rearing or Breeding Animals, Not Otherwise Provided For; New Breeds of Animals
A01K 67/0275 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
A01K 2207/15 (20130101)
A01K 2217/15 (20130101)
A01K 2217/206 (20130101)
A01K 2227/105 (20130101)
A01K 2267/0318 (20130101)
A01K 2267/0356 (20130101)

Preparations for Medical, Dental, or Toilet Purposes
A61K 31/445 (20130101)
A61K 31/713 (20130101)

Specific Therapeutic Activity of Chemical Compounds or Medicinal Preparations
A61P 25/28 (20180101)

Peptides
C07K 14/705 (20130101)

Microorganisms or Enzymes; Compositions Thereof; Propagating, Preserving, or Maintaining Microorganisms; Mutation or Genetic Engineering; Culture Media
C12N 15/1138 (20130101)
C12N 2310/14 (20130101)
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US 11723529 Larin et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Eye Institute (NEI)
APPLICANT(S) University of Houston System (Houston, Texas)
ASSIGNEE(S) UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM (Houston, Texas)
INVENTOR(S) Kirill V. Larin (Friendswood, Texas);  Achuth Nair (Houston, Texas);  Manmohan Singh (Houston, Texas);  Salavat Aglyamov (Friendswood, Texas)
ABSTRACT A system and method for measuring biomechanical properties of tissues without external excitation are capable of measuring and quantifying these parameters of tissues in situ and in vivo. The system and method preferably utilize a phase-sensitive optical coherence tomography (OCT) system for measuring the displacement caused by the intrinsic heartbeat. The method allows noninvasive and nondestructive quantification of tissue mechanical properties. Preferably, the method is used to detect tissue stiffness and to evaluate its stiffness due to intrinsic pulsatile motion from the heartbeat. This noninvasive method can evaluate the biomechanical properties of the tissues in vivo for detecting the onset and progression of degenerative or other diseases and evaluating the efficacy of therapies.
FILED Monday, August 08, 2022
APPL NO 17/882682
ART UNIT 2872 — Optics
CURRENT CPC
Diagnosis; Surgery; Identification
A61B 3/16 (20130101)
A61B 3/0025 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
A61B 3/102 (20130101)
A61B 3/165 (20130101)
A61B 5/0051 (20130101)
A61B 5/0053 (20130101)
A61B 5/0066 (20130101)
A61B 5/0093 (20130101)
A61B 5/0097 (20130101)
A61B 8/10 (20130101)
A61B 8/485 (20130101)
A61B 2576/00 (20130101)
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US 11723540 Smeltzer et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICANT(S) Bioventures, LLC (Little Rock, Arkansas)
ASSIGNEE(S) BioVentures, LLC (Little Rock, Arkansas)
INVENTOR(S) Mark S. Smeltzer (Little Rock, Arkansas);  Vladimir Zharov (Little Rock, Arkansas);  Ekaterina Galanzha (Little Rock, Arkansas)
ABSTRACT A method of non-invasively detecting and purging bacterial cells using a modified photoacoustic in vivo flow cytometer device is described herein. In particular, a method of detecting bacterial cells by analyzing photoacoustic pulses emitted in response to laser pulses from a pulsed laser source and/or selectively destroying the detected bacterial cells using a non-linear photothermal response induced by a high-energy laser pulse is described herein.
FILED Thursday, February 10, 2022
APPL NO 17/668909
ART UNIT 3793 — Medical Instruments, Diagnostic Equipment, and Treatment Devices
CURRENT CPC
Diagnosis; Surgery; Identification
A61B 5/0095 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
A61B 5/4839 (20130101)
A61B 5/14525 (20130101)

Preparations for Medical, Dental, or Toilet Purposes
A61K 41/00 (20130101)
A61K 49/221 (20130101)

Devices for Introducing Media Into, or Onto, the Body; Devices for Transducing Body Media or for Taking Media From the Body; Devices for Producing or Ending Sleep or Stupor
A61M 5/007 (20130101)

Investigating or Analysing Materials by Determining Their Chemical or Physical Properties
G01N 33/569 (20130101)
G01N 33/48728 (20130101)
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US 11723547 Sutin et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
APPLICANT(S) The General Hospital Corporation (Boston, Massachusetts)
ASSIGNEE(S) The General Hospital Corporation (Boston, Massachusetts)
INVENTOR(S) Jason Sutin (Cambridge, Massachusetts);  Maria Angela Franceschini (Winchester, Massachusetts);  David Boas (Winchester, Massachusetts)
ABSTRACT A system and method for non-invasively estimating an absolute blood flow of a vascular region in a subject using optical data are provided. In some aspects, the method includes acquiring optical data from the vascular region using one or more optical sensors placed about the subject, and determining, using the optical data, an index of blood flow and a blood volume associated with the vascular region. The method also includes computing a blood inflow and a blood outflow using the index of blood flow and the blood volume, and estimating an absolute blood flow using the blood inflow and blood outflow. The method further includes generating a report indicative of the absolute blood flow of the vascular region.
FILED Tuesday, June 21, 2022
APPL NO 17/844958
ART UNIT 3793 — Medical Instruments, Diagnostic Equipment, and Treatment Devices
CURRENT CPC
Diagnosis; Surgery; Identification
A61B 5/08 (20130101)
A61B 5/021 (20130101)
A61B 5/029 (20130101)
A61B 5/031 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
A61B 5/0075 (20130101)
A61B 5/0205 (20130101)
A61B 5/0261 (20130101)
A61B 5/318 (20210101)
A61B 5/369 (20210101)
A61B 5/6814 (20130101)
A61B 5/7246 (20130101)
A61B 5/7278 (20130101)
A61B 5/14546 (20130101)
A61B 5/14552 (20130101)
A61B 2562/0238 (20130101)
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US 11723553 Dweik et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
APPLICANT(S) Giner, Inc. (Newton, Massachusetts)
ASSIGNEE(S) GINER, INC. (Newton, Massachusetts)
INVENTOR(S) Badawi M. Dweik (Foxborough, Massachusetts);  Avni A. Argun (Newton, Massachusetts);  Anahita Karimi (Westwood, Massachusetts)
ABSTRACT Method and system for detecting and/or quantifying Δ9-tetrahydrocannibinol (THC) in exhaled breath. In one embodiment, the method involves providing an electrochemical sensing element, the electrochemical sensing element including a working electrode, and also providing a filter that traps THC in exhaled breath. Next, a subject exhales onto the filter, whereby at least some of the THC, if present, is trapped in the filter. Next, the filter is washed with an eluent, whereby at least some of the THC trapped in the filter is eluted in an eluate. Next, the eluate is deposited onto the working electrode of the electrochemical sensing element, and the eluate is dried, whereby any THC present is immobilized on the working electrode. Next, an electrolytic solution is delivered to the electrochemical sensing element, and the THC immobilized on the working electrode is directly electrochemically detected and/or quantified using a pulse voltammetry technique, such as square-wave voltammetry.
FILED Tuesday, February 11, 2020
APPL NO 16/788035
ART UNIT 1795 — Food, Analytical Chemistry, Sterilization, Biochemistry, Electrochemistry
CURRENT CPC
Diagnosis; Surgery; Identification
A61B 5/18 (20130101)
A61B 5/082 (20130101) Original (OR) Class

Preparations for Medical, Dental, or Toilet Purposes
A61K 31/352 (20130101)

Investigating or Analysing Materials by Determining Their Chemical or Physical Properties
G01N 27/308 (20130101)
G01N 27/327 (20130101)
G01N 27/3335 (20130101)
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US 11723558 Papas
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
APPLICANT(S) ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA (Tucson, Arizona)
ASSIGNEE(S) ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA (Tucson, Arizona)
INVENTOR(S) Klearchos K. Papas (Tucson, Arizona)
ABSTRACT An encapsulation device system for therapeutic applications such as but not limited to regulating blood glucose. The system may comprise an encapsulation device with a first oxygen sensor integrated inside the device and a second oxygen sensor disposed on an outer surface of the device, wherein the sensors allow for real-time measurements (such as oxygen levels) related to cells (e.g., islet cells, stem cell derived beta cells, etc.) housed in the encapsulation device. The system may also feature an exogenous oxygen delivery system operatively connected to the encapsulation device via a channel, wherein the exogenous oxygen delivery system is adapted to deliver oxygen to the encapsulation device.
FILED Friday, November 03, 2017
APPL NO 16/347338
ART UNIT 3791 — Medical Instruments, Diagnostic Equipment, and Treatment Devices
CURRENT CPC
Diagnosis; Surgery; Identification
A61B 5/686 (20130101)
A61B 5/4836 (20130101)
A61B 5/14503 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
A61B 5/14532 (20130101)
A61B 5/14539 (20130101)
A61B 5/14542 (20130101)
A61B 5/14546 (20130101)

Filters Implantable into Blood Vessels; Prostheses; Devices Providing Patency To, or Preventing Collapsing Of, Tubular Structures of the Body, e.g Stents; Orthopaedic, Nursing or Contraceptive Devices; Fomentation; Treatment or Protection of Eyes or Ears; Bandages, Dressings or Absorbent Pads; First-aid Kits
A61F 2/022 (20130101)
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US 11723589 Brown et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
NIH Office of the Director (NIHOD)
APPLICANT(S) The General Hospital Corporation (Boston, Massachusetts)
ASSIGNEE(S) The General Hospital Corporation (Boston, Massachusetts)
INVENTOR(S) Emery N. Brown (Brookline, Massachusetts);  Ken Solt (Lexington, Massachusetts);  Joseph F. Cotten (Northborough, Massachusetts);  Jessica J. Chemali (Cambridge, Massachusetts);  Frederick M. Debros (Boston, Massachusetts)
ABSTRACT The present invention generally relates to compositions comprising anesthesia-reversing agents which facilitate or increase the time of awakening or reverse the effects of general anesthesia-induced unconsciousness. In some embodiments, the anesthesia reversing agent can be selected from any or a combination of methylphenidate (MPH), amphetamine, modafinil, amantadine, caffeine, or analogues or derivatives thereof. In some embodiments, compositions comprising at least one or more anesthesia-reversing agents can be used to facilitate awakening from anesthesia without or decreasing occurrence of delirium, and can be used in methods to treat or prevent the symptoms associated with emergence delirium, as well as treat a subject oversedated with general anesthesia. The invention also relates to methods for administering these compositions comprising anesthesia-reversing agents to subjects and for use.
FILED Friday, September 20, 2019
APPL NO 16/578002
ART UNIT 1627 — Organic Chemistry
CURRENT CPC
Diagnosis; Surgery; Identification
A61B 5/316 (20210101)
A61B 5/369 (20210101)
A61B 5/4821 (20130101) Original (OR) Class

Preparations for Medical, Dental, or Toilet Purposes
A61K 9/0019 (20130101)
A61K 31/13 (20130101)
A61K 31/137 (20130101)
A61K 31/165 (20130101)
A61K 31/522 (20130101)
A61K 31/4458 (20130101)
A61K 45/06 (20130101)
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US 11723612 Altunbas
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
APPLICANT(S) The Regents of the University of Colorado, a body corporate (Denver, Colorado)
ASSIGNEE(S) The Regents of the University of Colorado, a body corporate (Denver, Colorado)
INVENTOR(S) Cem Altunbas (Denver, Colorado)
ABSTRACT The present invention relates generally to X-ray detectors and more particularly to a system and a method for integrating an anti-scattering grid with scintillators to significantly enhance the performance of flat panel X-ray detector. In particular, the performance of a flat panel X-ray detector may be enhanced by photon counting detector pixels configured underneath the septa of a 2D antiscatter grid.
FILED Tuesday, January 11, 2022
APPL NO 17/572718
ART UNIT 2884 — Optics
CURRENT CPC
Diagnosis; Surgery; Identification
A61B 6/4035 (20130101)
A61B 6/4216 (20130101)
A61B 6/4283 (20130101)
A61B 6/4291 (20130101) Original (OR) Class

Measurement of Nuclear or X-radiation
G01T 1/2002 (20130101)
G01T 1/2006 (20130101)
G01T 7/00 (20130101)
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US 11723738 Riojas et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Engineering (ENG)
Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI)
APPLICANT(S) Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee);  University of Tennessee Research Foundation (Knoxville, Tennessee)
ASSIGNEE(S) UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE RESEARCH FOUNDATION (Knoxville, Tennessee);  VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY (Nashville, Tennessee)
INVENTOR(S) Katherine E. Riojas (Nashville, Tennessee);  Robert J. Webster (Nashville, Tennessee);  Daniel Caleb Rucker (Knoxville, Tennessee);  Kaitlin Oliver Butler (Knoxville, Tennessee);  Ryan Ponten (Issaquah, Washington)
ABSTRACT A small diameter surgical tool implements an agonist-antagonist deflectable joint. The deflectable joint is an actuatable bendable structure that uses push-pull, agonist-antagonist action of a pair of nested tubes to actuate the joint. The tubes are designed to have non-central, offset neutral axes, and they are fixed together at locations distal to the deflectable joint, such as at their distal ends. Axial translations of the tubes relative to each other causes a push-pull, agonist-antagonist action between the tubes, which causes the deflectable joint to bend. In one implementation, a deflectable joint can be created in nested tubes by configuring radial portions of the tube sidewalls extending along the joint to have an axial region of reduced stiffness. As a result, axial agonist-antagonist motion between the tubes can cause bending of the deflectable joint.
FILED Monday, November 06, 2017
APPL NO 15/804146
ART UNIT 3792 — Medical Instruments, Diagnostic Equipment, and Treatment Devices
CURRENT CPC
Diagnosis; Surgery; Identification
A61B 1/05 (20130101)
A61B 1/0052 (20130101)
A61B 1/0055 (20130101)
A61B 1/0057 (20130101)
A61B 34/30 (20160201)
A61B 34/32 (20160201)
A61B 34/72 (20160201) Original (OR) Class
A61B 2034/301 (20160201)
A61B 2034/306 (20160201)

Devices for Introducing Media Into, or Onto, the Body; Devices for Transducing Body Media or for Taking Media From the Body; Devices for Producing or Ending Sleep or Stupor
A61M 25/0054 (20130101)
A61M 25/0113 (20130101)
A61M 25/0136 (20130101)
A61M 25/0138 (20130101)
A61M 25/0147 (20130101)
A61M 2025/0004 (20130101)
A61M 2025/006 (20130101)
A61M 2025/015 (20130101)
A61M 2205/0266 (20130101)
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US 11723799 Maminishkis
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICANT(S) The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services (Bethesda, Maryland)
ASSIGNEE(S) The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services (Bethesda, Maryland)
INVENTOR(S) Arvydas Maminishkis (Bethesda, Maryland)
ABSTRACT Disclosed are devices and methods for delivering a sheet of tissue into the eye in such a way that damage to the tissue is minimized, damage to the eye during insertion and manipulation of the tissue is minimized, and the tissue is released and delivered in a precise and controlled fashion.
FILED Wednesday, June 24, 2020
APPL NO 16/910388
ART UNIT 3771 — Medical & Surgical Instruments, Treatment Devices, Surgery and Surgical Supplies
CURRENT CPC
Filters Implantable into Blood Vessels; Prostheses; Devices Providing Patency To, or Preventing Collapsing Of, Tubular Structures of the Body, e.g Stents; Orthopaedic, Nursing or Contraceptive Devices; Fomentation; Treatment or Protection of Eyes or Ears; Bandages, Dressings or Absorbent Pads; First-aid Kits
A61F 9/0008 (20130101)
A61F 9/0026 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
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US 11723897 Freeman et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
APPLICANT(S) University of Pittsburgh Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
ASSIGNEE(S) University of Pittsburgh Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
INVENTOR(S) Bruce A. Freeman (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania);  Francisco J. Schopfer (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
ABSTRACT Compounds of formula I and their metabolites are potent mediators of an inflammatory response:
where a, b, c, d, e, f, V, W, X, Y, Ra, Ra′, Rb, Rb′, Rc, and Rc′ are defined herein. In particular, the compounds of the invention are candidate therapeutics for treating inflammatory conditions.
FILED Wednesday, October 14, 2020
APPL NO 17/070769
ART UNIT 1629 — Organic Chemistry
CURRENT CPC
Preparations for Medical, Dental, or Toilet Purposes
A61K 31/12 (20130101)
A61K 31/231 (20130101)
A61K 31/232 (20130101)
A61K 31/421 (20130101)
A61K 31/426 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
A61K 31/4166 (20130101)
A61K 31/4192 (20130101)

Technologies for Adaptation to Climate Change
Y02A 50/30 (20180101)
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US 11723906 Boulares et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
APPLICANT(S) The Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
ASSIGNEE(S) The Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
INVENTOR(S) Hamid Boulares (New Orleans, Louisiana);  Mohamed Ghonim (New Orleans, Louisiana);  Amir Al-Khami (New Orleans, Louisiana);  Augusto Ochoa (New Orleans, Louisiana)
ABSTRACT The invention is directed to roles for PARP-1 in disease.
FILED Monday, September 09, 2019
APPL NO 16/564735
ART UNIT 1629 — Organic Chemistry
CURRENT CPC
Preparations for Medical, Dental, or Toilet Purposes
A61K 31/498 (20130101) Original (OR) Class

Specific Therapeutic Activity of Chemical Compounds or Medicinal Preparations
A61P 35/00 (20180101)

Peptides
C07K 16/2818 (20130101)
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US 11723910 Breslin et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
APPLICANT(S) University of South Florida (Tampa, Florida)
ASSIGNEE(S) University of South Florida (Tampa, Florida)
INVENTOR(S) Jerome William Breslin (Tampa, Florida);  Zeinab Yehia Khalil Motawe (Tampa, Florida)
ABSTRACT Disclosed are compositions and methods for modulating endothelial barrier function.
FILED Wednesday, August 05, 2020
APPL NO 16/986188
ART UNIT 1625 — Organic Chemistry
CURRENT CPC
Preparations for Medical, Dental, or Toilet Purposes
A61K 31/15 (20130101)
A61K 31/155 (20130101)
A61K 31/341 (20130101)
A61K 31/343 (20130101)
A61K 31/445 (20130101)
A61K 31/485 (20130101)
A61K 31/499 (20130101)
A61K 31/4015 (20130101)
A61K 31/4045 (20130101)
A61K 31/5375 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
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US 11723912 Pulst et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
APPLICANT(S) University of Utah Research Foundation (Salt Lake City, Utah)
ASSIGNEE(S) University of Utah Research Foundation (Salt Lake City, Utah)
INVENTOR(S) Stefan M. Pulst (Sandy, Utah);  Daniel R. Scoles (Salt Lake City, Utah);  Sharan Paul (Salt Lake City, Utah)
ABSTRACT Methods of minimizing dysregulation of Staufen1-associated RNA metabolism can include introducing an amount of a Staufen1-regulating agent to a target cell sufficient to minimize the dysregulation. Therapeutic compositions for treating a neurodegenerative condition associated with Staufen1-induced dysregulation of RNA metabolism can include a therapeutically effective amount of a Staufen1-regulating agent and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.
FILED Friday, December 08, 2017
APPL NO 16/467945
ART UNIT 1635 — Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Nucleic Acids, Recombinant DNA and RNA, Gene Regulation, Nucleic Acid Amplification, Animals and Plants, Combinatorial/ Computational Chemistry
CURRENT CPC
Preparations for Medical, Dental, or Toilet Purposes
A61K 31/713 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
A61K 45/06 (20130101)

Specific Therapeutic Activity of Chemical Compounds or Medicinal Preparations
A61P 25/28 (20180101)

Microorganisms or Enzymes; Compositions Thereof; Propagating, Preserving, or Maintaining Microorganisms; Mutation or Genetic Engineering; Culture Media
C12N 15/113 (20130101)
C12N 2310/14 (20130101)
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US 11723914 Schoenfisch et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
APPLICANT(S) THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL (Chapel Hill, North Carolina)
ASSIGNEE(S) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, North Carolina)
INVENTOR(S) Mark H. Schoenfisch (Chapel Hill, North Carolina);  Lei Yang (Carrboro, North Carolina)
ABSTRACT Provided herein are hyperbranched polyaminoglycosides, where in some embodiments, the hyperbranched polyaminoglycosides are covalently modified to store and release nitric oxide. Some embodiments pertain to methods of making and use of hyperbranched polyaminoglycosides. In some embodiments, the covalently modified hyperbranched polyaminoglycosides may be tailored to release nitric oxide in a controlled manner and are useful for eradication of both gram positive and gram negative bacteria as well as other microbes.
FILED Wednesday, March 28, 2018
APPL NO 16/497696
ART UNIT 1623 — Organic Chemistry
CURRENT CPC
Preservation of Bodies of Humans or Animals or Plants or Parts Thereof; Biocides, e.g as Disinfectants, as Pesticides or as Herbicides; Pest Repellants or Attractants; Plant Growth Regulators
A01N 43/16 (20130101)
A01N 59/00 (20130101)

Preparations for Medical, Dental, or Toilet Purposes
A61K 31/726 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
A61K 31/7036 (20130101)
A61K 47/595 (20170801)

Sugars; Derivatives Thereof; Nucleosides; Nucleotides; Nucleic Acids
C07H 15/234 (20130101)

Polysaccharides; Derivatives Thereof
C08B 37/0063 (20130101)

Microorganisms or Enzymes; Compositions Thereof; Propagating, Preserving, or Maintaining Microorganisms; Mutation or Genetic Engineering; Culture Media
C12N 15/76 (20130101)
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US 11723916 Golobish et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Army (DOA)
U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC)
Breast Cancer Research Program (USAMRMCBCRP)
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Small Business Administration (SBA)
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
APPLICANT(S) CytoSorbents Corporation (Monmouth Junction, New Jersey)
ASSIGNEE(S) CytoSorbents Corporation (Monmouth Junction, New Jersey)
INVENTOR(S) Thomas Golobish (Princeton, New Jersey);  Maryann Gruda (Yardley, Pennsylvania);  Tamaz Guliashvili (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania);  Pamela O'Sullivan (Manalapan, New Jersey);  Andrew Scheirer (Hoboken, New Jersey);  Vi Dan (East Brunswick, New Jersey);  Wei-Tai Young (Hillsborough, New Jersey);  Vincent Capponi (Lawrenceville, New Jersey);  Phillip Chan (Cherry Hill, New Jersey)
ABSTRACT The invention concerns biocompatible polymer systems comprising at least one polymer with a plurality of pores, said polymer comprising a sulfonic acid salt functionality designed to adsorb a broad range of protein based toxins from less than 0.5 kDa to 1,000 kDa and positively charged ions including but not limited to potassium.
FILED Tuesday, June 08, 2021
APPL NO 17/341912
ART UNIT 1611 — Organic Compounds: Bio-affecting, Body Treating, Drug Delivery, Steroids, Herbicides, Pesticides, Cosmetics, and Drugs
CURRENT CPC
Preparations for Medical, Dental, or Toilet Purposes
A61K 31/795 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
A61K 47/20 (20130101)
A61K 47/26 (20130101)

Devices for Introducing Media Into, or Onto, the Body; Devices for Transducing Body Media or for Taking Media From the Body; Devices for Producing or Ending Sleep or Stupor
A61M 1/3679 (20130101)
A61M 5/14 (20130101)
A61M 5/165 (20130101)

Chemical or Physical Processes, e.g Catalysis or Colloid Chemistry; Their Relevant Apparatus
B01J 20/264 (20130101)
B01J 20/267 (20130101)
B01J 20/28069 (20130101)
B01J 39/20 (20130101)
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US 11723923 Perez et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
APPLICANT(S) Kite Pharma, Inc. (Santa Monica, California);  The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services (Bethesda, Maryland)
ASSIGNEE(S) Kite Pharma, Inc. (Santa Monica, California);  The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services (Bethesda, Maryland)
INVENTOR(S) Arianne Perez (Santa Monica, California);  Marianna Sabatino (Santa Monica, California);  Steven A. Rosenberg (Bethesda, Maryland);  Nicholas P. Restifo (Bethesda, Maryland)
ABSTRACT Provided herein are methods for delaying or inhibiting T cell maturation or differentiation in vitro for a T cell therapy, comprising contacting one or more T cells from a subject in need of a T cell therapy with an AKT inhibitor and at least one of exogenous Interleukin-7 (IL-7) and exogenous Interleukin-15 (IL-15), wherein the resulting T cells exhibit delayed maturation or differentiation. In some embodiments, the method further comprises administering the one or more T cells to a subject in need of a T cell therapy.
FILED Tuesday, August 06, 2019
APPL NO 16/533109
ART UNIT 1657 — Fermentation, Microbiology, Isolated and Recombinant Proteins/Enzymes
CURRENT CPC
Preparations for Medical, Dental, or Toilet Purposes
A61K 35/17 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
A61K 39/0011 (20130101)
A61K 39/00117 (20180801)
A61K 39/00118 (20180801)
A61K 39/001104 (20180801)
A61K 39/001106 (20180801)
A61K 39/001109 (20180801)
A61K 39/001112 (20180801)
A61K 39/001113 (20180801)
A61K 39/001119 (20180801)
A61K 39/001124 (20180801)
A61K 39/001153 (20180801)
A61K 39/001156 (20180801)
A61K 39/001157 (20180801)
A61K 39/001161 (20180801)
A61K 39/001162 (20180801)
A61K 39/001166 (20180801)
A61K 39/001168 (20180801)
A61K 39/001171 (20180801)
A61K 39/001176 (20180801)
A61K 39/001181 (20180801)
A61K 39/001182 (20180801)
A61K 39/001184 (20180801)
A61K 39/001186 (20180801)
A61K 39/001188 (20180801)
A61K 39/001189 (20180801)
A61K 39/001191 (20180801)
A61K 39/001192 (20180801)
A61K 39/001193 (20180801)
A61K 39/001194 (20180801)
A61K 39/001195 (20180801)
A61K 39/001197 (20180801)
A61K 2039/572 (20130101)
A61K 2039/5156 (20130101)
A61K 2039/5158 (20130101)

Peptides
C07K 14/7051 (20130101)

Microorganisms or Enzymes; Compositions Thereof; Propagating, Preserving, or Maintaining Microorganisms; Mutation or Genetic Engineering; Culture Media
C12N 5/0636 (20130101)
C12N 5/0638 (20130101)
C12N 2501/727 (20130101)
C12N 2501/2302 (20130101)
C12N 2501/2307 (20130101)
C12N 2501/2315 (20130101)
C12N 2506/11 (20130101)
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US 11723935 Miller et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
NIH Office of the Director (NIHOD)
APPLICANT(S) New York University (New York, New York)
ASSIGNEE(S) NEW YORK UNIVERSITY (New York, New York)
INVENTOR(S) George Miller (Englewood, New Jersey);  Deepak Saxena (New York, New York);  Smruti Pushalkar (New York, New York)
ABSTRACT The application relates to methods based on modulating mammalian intestinal and/or pancreatic microbiota and related probiotic, prebiotic, and anti-bacterial compositions. Specifically, the application relates to the use of microbiome for prevention, treatment and diagnosis of pancreatic cancers or tumors, such as pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.
FILED Tuesday, February 06, 2018
APPL NO 16/484080
ART UNIT 1645 — Immunology, Receptor/Ligands, Cytokines Recombinant Hormones, and Molecular Biology
CURRENT CPC
Preparations for Medical, Dental, or Toilet Purposes
A61K 9/0019 (20130101)
A61K 35/742 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
A61K 35/745 (20130101)
A61K 35/747 (20130101)

Specific Therapeutic Activity of Chemical Compounds or Medicinal Preparations
A61P 35/00 (20180101)
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US 11723937 Peng et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
APPLICANT(S) Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (Rochester, Minnesota)
ASSIGNEE(S) Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (Rochester, Minnesota)
INVENTOR(S) Kah-Whye Peng (Rochester, Minnesota);  Stephen James Russell (Rochester, Minnesota);  Camilo Ayala Breton (Rochester, Minnesota)
ABSTRACT This document provides methods and materials related to vesicular stomatitis viruses. For example, replication-competent vesicular stomatitis viruses, nucleic acid molecules encoding replication-competent vesicular stomatitis viruses, methods for making replication-competent vesicular stomatitis viruses, and methods for using replication-competent vesicular stomatitis viruses to treat cancer or infectious diseases are provided.
FILED Tuesday, March 03, 2020
APPL NO 16/807610
ART UNIT 1631 — Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Nucleic Acids, Recombinant DNA and RNA, Gene Regulation, Nucleic Acid Amplification, Animals and Plants, Combinatorial/ Computational Chemistry
CURRENT CPC
Preparations for Medical, Dental, or Toilet Purposes
A61K 35/766 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
A61K 38/00 (20130101)

Peptides
C07K 14/005 (20130101)

Microorganisms or Enzymes; Compositions Thereof; Propagating, Preserving, or Maintaining Microorganisms; Mutation or Genetic Engineering; Culture Media
C12N 7/00 (20130101)
C12N 15/86 (20130101)
C12N 2760/18422 (20130101)
C12N 2760/20221 (20130101)
C12N 2760/20222 (20130101)
C12N 2760/20232 (20130101)
C12N 2760/20271 (20130101)
C12N 2810/859 (20130101)
C12N 2810/6081 (20130101)
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US 11723961 Zhang
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
APPLICANT(S) Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois)
ASSIGNEE(S) Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois)
INVENTOR(S) Ming Zhang (Chicago, Illinois)
ABSTRACT The present invention provides compositions, methods, and systems for treating inflammatory conditions (e.g., by inhibiting reactive oxygen species) in or on a subject with maspin, maspin derivatives, or maspin mimetics. In some embodiments, such agents are applied to the skin of a subject (e.g., to reduce skin aging).
FILED Friday, July 23, 2021
APPL NO 17/383597
ART UNIT 1658 — Fermentation, Microbiology, Isolated and Recombinant Proteins/Enzymes
CURRENT CPC
Preparations for Medical, Dental, or Toilet Purposes
A61K 8/64 (20130101)
A61K 9/0014 (20130101)
A61K 38/57 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
A61K 2800/782 (20130101)

Specific Use of Cosmetics or Similar Toilet Preparations
A61Q 19/08 (20130101)
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US 11723962 Riddell et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
APPLICANT(S) FRED HUTCHINSON CANCER CENTER (Seattle, Washington)
ASSIGNEE(S) Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center (Seattle, Washington)
INVENTOR(S) Stanley R. Riddell (Sammamish, Washington);  Joshua Veatch (Seattle, Washington)
ABSTRACT The present disclosure relates to immune cells that express an exogenous neoantigen and an immunogenicity enhancer, or to T cells that express an exogenous neoantigen, and their use in treating a disease or disorder, such as cancer for tumor associated neoantigens. Related expression constructs, kits, host cells, pharmaceutical compositions, and methods are also provided.
FILED Thursday, May 04, 2017
APPL NO 16/098808
ART UNIT 1632 — Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Nucleic Acids, Recombinant DNA and RNA, Gene Regulation, Nucleic Acid Amplification, Animals and Plants, Combinatorial/ Computational Chemistry
CURRENT CPC
Preparations for Medical, Dental, or Toilet Purposes
A61K 35/17 (20130101)
A61K 39/0011 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
A61K 39/39 (20130101)
A61K 2039/5154 (20130101)
A61K 2039/5156 (20130101)
A61K 2039/5158 (20130101)
A61K 2039/55522 (20130101)
A61K 2039/55533 (20130101)
A61K 2039/55538 (20130101)

Specific Therapeutic Activity of Chemical Compounds or Medicinal Preparations
A61P 31/04 (20180101)
A61P 31/12 (20180101)
A61P 35/02 (20180101)
A61P 37/06 (20180101)

Sugars; Derivatives Thereof; Nucleosides; Nucleotides; Nucleic Acids
C07H 21/04 (20130101)

Peptides
C07K 14/255 (20130101)
C07K 14/535 (20130101)
C07K 14/5434 (20130101)

Microorganisms or Enzymes; Compositions Thereof; Propagating, Preserving, or Maintaining Microorganisms; Mutation or Genetic Engineering; Culture Media
C12N 15/85 (20130101)
C12N 15/86 (20130101)
C12N 2510/00 (20130101)

Technologies for Adaptation to Climate Change
Y02A 50/30 (20180101)
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US 11723963 Okada et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
APPLICANT(S) University of Pittsburgh Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
ASSIGNEE(S) UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH OF THE COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
INVENTOR(S) Hideho Okada (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania);  Walter J. Storkus (Glenshaw, Pennsylvania)
ABSTRACT The invention provides a peptide derived from the interleukin-13 receptor α2, which serves as a HLA-A2-restricted cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) epitope. The invention can be used as a vaccine for glioma and can be formulated into compositions for medical or veterinary use. In addition, the invention provides the use of a peptide derived from the Eph family of tyrosine kinase receptors which can be also used as a vaccine for glioma and can be formulated into compositions for medical or veterinary use.
FILED Monday, September 16, 2019
APPL NO 16/572019
ART UNIT 1643 — Immunology, Receptor/Ligands, Cytokines Recombinant Hormones, and Molecular Biology
CURRENT CPC
Preparations for Medical, Dental, or Toilet Purposes
A61K 38/00 (20130101)
A61K 39/0011 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
A61K 2039/572 (20130101)
A61K 2039/55516 (20130101)

Peptides
C07K 14/7155 (20130101)
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US 11723973 Marasco et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
APPLICANT(S) Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc. (Boston, Massachusetts)
ASSIGNEE(S) DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE, INC. (Boston, Massachusetts)
INVENTOR(S) Wayne A. Marasco (Wellsley, Massachusetts);  Quan Zhu (Needham, Massachusetts);  De-Kuan Chang (Boston, Massachusetts)
ABSTRACT The present invention provides humanized monoclonal antibodies, bi-specific antibodies, antibody conjugates, and fusion proteins that bind to the chemokine receptor CCR4. This antibody is derived from CCR4-IgG1 and recognizes the same epitope. This antibody contains either an IgG4 or a stabilized IgG4 in order to improve binding efficiency and reduce in vivo Fab arm exchange. Binding of the antibodies disclosed herein to CCR4 inhibits ligand-mediated activities and is used to treat symptoms of cancer.
FILED Tuesday, June 02, 2020
APPL NO 16/890429
ART UNIT 1642 — Immunology, Receptor/Ligands, Cytokines Recombinant Hormones, and Molecular Biology
CURRENT CPC
Preparations for Medical, Dental, or Toilet Purposes
A61K 39/0011 (20130101)
A61K 39/001106 (20180801)
A61K 39/3955 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
A61K 39/39558 (20130101)
A61K 2039/507 (20130101)

Peptides
C07K 16/18 (20130101)
C07K 16/24 (20130101)
C07K 16/246 (20130101)
C07K 16/2809 (20130101)
C07K 16/2866 (20130101)
C07K 2317/31 (20130101)
C07K 2317/33 (20130101)
C07K 2317/35 (20130101)
C07K 2317/52 (20130101)
C07K 2317/56 (20130101)
C07K 2317/76 (20130101)
C07K 2317/92 (20130101)
C07K 2317/622 (20130101)
C07K 2319/00 (20130101)
C07K 2319/01 (20130101)
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US 11723990 Gao et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
APPLICANT(S) The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System (Austin, Texas)
ASSIGNEE(S) The Board of Regents of The University of Texas System (Austin, Texas)
INVENTOR(S) Jinming Gao (Plano, Texas);  Gang Huang (Plano, Texas);  Tian Zhao (Irving, Texas);  Xinpeng Ma (Dallas, Texas);  Yiguang Wang (Dallas, Texas);  Yang Li (Dallas, Texas);  Baran D. Sumer (Dallas, Texas)
ABSTRACT The present disclosure relates to polymers which contain a hydrophobic and hydrophilic segment which is sensitive to pH. In some aspects, the polymers form a micelle which is sensitive to pH and results in a change in fluorescence based upon the particular pH. In some aspects, the disclosure also provides methods of using the polymers for the imaging of cellular or extracellular environment or delivering a drug.
FILED Thursday, April 15, 2021
APPL NO 17/231922
ART UNIT 1611 — Organic Compounds: Bio-affecting, Body Treating, Drug Delivery, Steroids, Herbicides, Pesticides, Cosmetics, and Drugs
CURRENT CPC
Preparations for Medical, Dental, or Toilet Purposes
A61K 49/0021 (20130101)
A61K 49/0032 (20130101)
A61K 49/0041 (20130101)
A61K 49/0054 (20130101) Original (OR) Class

Macromolecular Compounds Obtained by Reactions Only Involving Carbon-to-carbon Unsaturated Bonds
C08F 8/30 (20130101)
C08F 8/32 (20130101)
C08F 8/34 (20130101)
C08F 8/42 (20130101)

Organic Dyes or Closely-related Compounds for Producing Dyes; Mordants; Lakes
C09B 69/103 (20130101)
C09B 69/105 (20130101)
C09B 69/106 (20130101)
C09B 69/109 (20130101)

Investigating or Analysing Materials by Determining Their Chemical or Physical Properties
G01N 21/643 (20130101)
G01N 21/6428 (20130101)
G01N 21/6456 (20130101)
G01N 33/84 (20130101)
G01N 33/582 (20130101)
G01N 2021/6432 (20130101)
G01N 2021/6439 (20130101)
G01N 2021/6441 (20130101)
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US 11724079 McAllister et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
APPLICANT(S) Georgia Tech Research Corporation (Atlanta, Georgia)
ASSIGNEE(S) Georgia Tech Research Corporation (Altanta, Georgia)
INVENTOR(S) Devin McAllister (Marietta, Georgia);  Mark R. Prausnitz (Atlanta, Georgia);  Sebastien Henry (Smyrna, Georgia);  Xin Dong Guo (Atlanta, Georgia)
ABSTRACT A microneedle array is provided for administrating a drug or other substance into a biological tissue. The array includes a base substrate; a primary funnel portion extending from one side of the base substrate; and two or more solid microneedles extending from the primary funnel portion, wherein the two or more microneedles comprise the substance of interest. Methods for making an array of microneedles are also provided. The method may include providing a non-porous and gas-permeable mold having a two or more cavities each of which defines a microneedle; filling the cavities with a fluid material which includes a substance of interest and a liquid vehicle; drying the fluid material to remove at least a portion of the liquid vehicle and form a plurality of microneedles that include the substance of interest, wherein the filling is conducted with a pressure differential applied between opposed surfaces of the mold.
FILED Thursday, October 01, 2020
APPL NO 17/061203
ART UNIT 3783 — Body Treatment, Kinestherapy, and Exercising
CURRENT CPC
Devices for Introducing Media Into, or Onto, the Body; Devices for Transducing Body Media or for Taking Media From the Body; Devices for Producing or Ending Sleep or Stupor
A61M 37/0015 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
A61M 2037/0023 (20130101)
A61M 2037/0046 (20130101)
A61M 2037/0053 (20130101)
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US 11724129 Stayman et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
APPLICANT(S) THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY (Baltimore, Maryland);  Koninklijke Philips NV. (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
ASSIGNEE(S) THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY (Baltimore, Maryland)
INVENTOR(S) Joseph Webster Stayman (Baltimore, Maryland);  Aswin John Mathews (Baltimore, Maryland);  Reuven Levinson (Haifa, Israel)
ABSTRACT The present invention is directed to multiple aperture devices (MADs) for beam shaping in x-ray imaging. Two or more of these binary filters can be placed in an x-ray beam in series to permit a large number of x-ray fluence profiles. However, the relationship between particular MAD designs and the achievable fluence patterns is complex. The present invention includes mathematical and physical models that are used within an optimization framework to find optimal MAD designs. Specifically, given a set of target fluence patterns, the present invention finds, for example, a dual MAD design that is a “best fit” in generating the desired fluence patterns. This process provides a solution for both the design of MAD filters as well as the control actuation that is required (relative motion between MADs) that needs to be specified as part of the operation of a MAD-based fluence field modulation system.
FILED Wednesday, December 08, 2021
APPL NO 17/545030
ART UNIT 2884 — Optics
CURRENT CPC
Electrotherapy; Magnetotherapy; Radiation Therapy; Ultrasound Therapy
A61N 5/1077 (20130101) Original (OR) Class

Investigating or Analysing Materials by Determining Their Chemical or Physical Properties
G01N 23/00 (20130101)
G01N 2223/316 (20130101)

Techniques for Handling Particles or Ionising Radiation Not Otherwise Provided For; Irradiation Devices; Gamma Ray or X-ray Microscopes
G21K 1/10 (20130101)
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US 11724260 Wang et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
APPLICANT(S) THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
ASSIGNEE(S) THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
INVENTOR(S) Xuewei Wang (Ann Arbor, Michigan);  Mark E Meyerhoff (Ann Arbor, Michigan);  Ryan Castle Bailey (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
ABSTRACT Provided herein is technology relating to microfluidics and particularly, but not exclusively, to devices, methods, and systems for detecting and/or quantifying analytes in samples using a microfluidic sensor device comprising an oil phase that segments aqueous samples into droplets and provides oil segments that are highly selective chemical sensors for adjacent aqueous droplets.
FILED Monday, April 06, 2020
APPL NO 16/841215
ART UNIT 1797 — Food, Analytical Chemistry, Sterilization, Biochemistry, Electrochemistry
CURRENT CPC
Chemical or Physical Laboratory Apparatus for General Use
B01L 3/502715 (20130101)
B01L 3/502784 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
B01L 2200/16 (20130101)
B01L 2200/0673 (20130101)
B01L 2300/12 (20130101)
B01L 2300/16 (20130101)

Investigating or Analysing Materials by Determining Their Chemical or Physical Properties
G01N 21/33 (20130101)
G01N 21/76 (20130101)
G01N 21/6428 (20130101)
G01N 31/22 (20130101)
G01N 2021/6439 (20130101)
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US 11724262 Beebe et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
APPLICANT(S) Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, Wisconsin)
ASSIGNEE(S) Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, Wisconsin)
INVENTOR(S) David J. Beebe (Monona, Wisconsin);  Jay W. Warrick (Madison, Wisconsin);  David J. Guckenberger, Jr. (Oconomowoc, Wisconsin)
ABSTRACT A device and method are provided to facilitate the handling of a volume of fluid. The device includes an elongated tube having an open first end and a second end. The tube defines a reservoir for receiving the volume of fluid. A stanchion has a first end received within the reservoir of the tube and a second end projecting from the open end of the elongated tube. In operation, the elongated tube is deposited in a first capsule having fluid therein. The first capsule is centrifuged such that the volume of fluid is received in a reservoir in the tube through the open end. The tube is removed from the first capsule and positioned in a second capsule such that the open end of the tube is spaced from a closed end of the second capsule. The second capsule is centrifuged such that the volume of fluid is expelled from the reservoir of the tube.
FILED Friday, September 25, 2020
APPL NO 17/032671
ART UNIT 1774 — Chemical Apparatus, Separation and Purification, Liquid and Gas Contact Apparatus
CURRENT CPC
Chemical or Physical Laboratory Apparatus for General Use
B01L 3/52 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
B01L 3/561 (20130101)
B01L 3/563 (20130101)
B01L 2300/043 (20130101)
B01L 2300/0832 (20130101)
B01L 2400/0409 (20130101)
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US 11724989 Parnell et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
APPLICANT(S) Vettore, LLC (San Francisco, California)
ASSIGNEE(S) Vettore, LLC (San Francisco, California)
INVENTOR(S) Kenneth Mark Parnell (Kaysville, Utah);  John McCall (Boca Grande, Florida)
ABSTRACT Provided herein is a method for treating a monocarboxylate transporter MCT4-mediated disorder in a subject in need thereof. The method comprises the step of administering to the subject a compound of structural Formula I
and/or a salt thereof. The treatment of the monocarboxylate transporter MCT4-mediated disorder may inhibit activity of MCT4, or a mutant thereof, sometimes with at least a 100-fold selectivity for MCT4 over MCT1.
FILED Wednesday, September 22, 2021
APPL NO 17/481660
ART UNIT 1626 — Organic Chemistry
CURRENT CPC
Preparations for Medical, Dental, or Toilet Purposes
A61K 31/415 (20130101)
A61K 31/415 (20130101)
A61K 31/427 (20130101)
A61K 31/427 (20130101)
A61K 31/4155 (20130101)
A61K 31/4155 (20130101)
A61K 31/4439 (20130101)
A61K 31/4439 (20130101)
A61K 31/5377 (20130101)
A61K 31/5377 (20130101)
A61K 45/06 (20130101)
A61K 2300/00 (20130101)
A61K 2300/00 (20130101)
A61K 2300/00 (20130101)
A61K 2300/00 (20130101)
A61K 2300/00 (20130101)

Specific Therapeutic Activity of Chemical Compounds or Medicinal Preparations
A61P 35/00 (20180101)

Heterocyclic Compounds
C07D 231/12 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
C07D 401/06 (20130101)
C07D 405/12 (20130101)
C07D 409/04 (20130101)
C07D 417/04 (20130101)
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US 11724990 Bozik et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
APPLICANT(S) Knopp Biosciences LLC (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
ASSIGNEE(S) Biohaven Therapeutics Ltd. (Tortola, Virgin Islands)
INVENTOR(S) Michael E. Bozik (Wexford, Pennsylvania);  Scott S. Harried (Sun Prairie, Wisconsin);  Lynn Resnick (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania);  George T. Topalov (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania);  Justin K. Belardi (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania);  Charles A. Flentge (Mars, Pennsylvania);  David A. Mareska (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania);  James S. Hale (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
ABSTRACT Provided herein are optionally substituted benzoimidazol-1,2-yl amides, pharmaceutical compositions comprising a therapeutically effective amount of such compounds and a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient, and methods of treating Kv7 associated diseases, such as, epilepsy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, various types of pain, hyperexcitability, a dyskinesia, dystonia, mania and tinnitus with such compounds and pharmaceutical compositions.
FILED Friday, January 07, 2022
APPL NO 17/570536
ART UNIT 1626 — Organic Chemistry
CURRENT CPC
Preparations for Medical, Dental, or Toilet Purposes
A61K 31/4184 (20130101)

Heterocyclic Compounds
C07D 235/30 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
C07D 405/04 (20130101)
C07D 471/04 (20130101)
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US 11725005 Werner et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
APPLICANT(S) Inhibikase Therapeutics, Inc. (Atlanta, Georgia)
ASSIGNEE(S) Inhibikase Therapeutics, Inc. (Atlanta, Georgia)
INVENTOR(S) Milton H. Werner (Marietta, Georgia);  Terence A. Kelly (Ridgefield, Connecticut)
ABSTRACT The present invention provides compounds for the prevention or treatment of cancer or a bacterial or viral infection. Additionally, the present invention provides compositions and methods for using these compounds and compositions in the prevention or treatment of cancer or a bacterial or viral infection in a subject.
FILED Friday, June 24, 2022
APPL NO 17/849141
ART UNIT 1624 — Organic Chemistry
CURRENT CPC
Preparations for Medical, Dental, or Toilet Purposes
A61K 31/506 (20130101)
A61K 45/06 (20130101)
A61K 2300/00 (20130101)

Heterocyclic Compounds
C07D 401/14 (20130101)
C07D 403/14 (20130101)
C07D 413/14 (20130101)
C07D 417/14 (20130101) Original (OR) Class

Technologies for Adaptation to Climate Change
Y02A 50/30 (20180101)
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US 11725033 Wagers et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
APPLICANT(S) President and Fellows of Harvard College (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
ASSIGNEE(S) President and Fellows of Harvard College (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
INVENTOR(S) Amy J. Wagers (Cambridge, Massachusetts);  Jill Goldstein (Cambridge, Massachusetts);  Ryan G. Walker (Brookline, Massachusetts)
ABSTRACT Disclosed herein are GDF11 variant polypeptides. Also disclosed herein are methods for increasing GDF11 protein levels in a subject by administering a GDF11 variant polypeptide.
FILED Monday, July 20, 2020
APPL NO 16/933908
ART UNIT 1658 — Fermentation, Microbiology, Isolated and Recombinant Proteins/Enzymes
CURRENT CPC
Preparations for Medical, Dental, or Toilet Purposes
A61K 38/00 (20130101)

Peptides
C07K 14/51 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
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US 11725038 Cascio et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
APPLICANT(S) University of Pittsburgh of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
ASSIGNEE(S) UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH OF THE COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
INVENTOR(S) Michael Cascio (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania);  Joseph C. Glorioso, III (Blawnox, Pennsylvania);  James R. Goss (Bethel Park, Pennsylvania);  David Krisky (Sewickley, Pennsylvania)
ABSTRACT The invention provides a method of modulating electrophysiological activity of an excitable cell. The method involves causing exogenous expression of a glycine receptor (GlyR) protein in an excitable cell of a subject. Thereafter, the excitable cell is exposed to an allosteric modulator of the GlyR protein. Modulation of the exogenous GlyR protein (an ion channel) in response to the allosteric modulator modulates the electrophysiological activity of the excitable cell. The method can be used to control pain in a subject. The invention further provides a replication-defective HSV vector comprising an expression cassette encoding a GlyR protein, stocks and pharmaceutical compositions containing such vectors, and a transgenic animal.
FILED Friday, May 22, 2020
APPL NO 16/882147
ART UNIT 1632 — Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Nucleic Acids, Recombinant DNA and RNA, Gene Regulation, Nucleic Acid Amplification, Animals and Plants, Combinatorial/ Computational Chemistry
CURRENT CPC
Animal Husbandry; Care of Birds, Fishes, Insects; Fishing; Rearing or Breeding Animals, Not Otherwise Provided For; New Breeds of Animals
A01K 67/0278 (20130101)
A01K 2217/20 (20130101)
A01K 2217/206 (20130101)
A01K 2227/105 (20130101)
A01K 2267/0356 (20130101)
A01K 2267/0393 (20130101)

Preparations for Medical, Dental, or Toilet Purposes
A61K 38/00 (20130101)
A61K 48/005 (20130101)

Peptides
C07K 14/705 (20130101) Original (OR) Class

Microorganisms or Enzymes; Compositions Thereof; Propagating, Preserving, or Maintaining Microorganisms; Mutation or Genetic Engineering; Culture Media
C12N 7/00 (20130101)
C12N 15/86 (20130101)
C12N 2710/16643 (20130101)
C12N 2800/30 (20130101)
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US 11725056 Noble et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICANT(S) Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles, California)
ASSIGNEE(S) Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles, California)
INVENTOR(S) Paul W. Noble (Beverly Hills, California);  Dianhua Jiang (Encino, California);  Carol Jiurong Liang (Encino, California)
ABSTRACT The invention relates to methods for treating or preventing progressive pulmonary fibrosis in a subject.
FILED Wednesday, October 03, 2018
APPL NO 16/652966
ART UNIT 1644 — Immunology, Receptor/Ligands, Cytokines Recombinant Hormones, and Molecular Biology
CURRENT CPC
Preparations for Medical, Dental, or Toilet Purposes
A61K 2039/505 (20130101)

Specific Therapeutic Activity of Chemical Compounds or Medicinal Preparations
A61P 35/00 (20180101)

Peptides
C07K 16/2818 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
C07K 16/2827 (20130101)
C07K 2317/24 (20130101)
C07K 2317/76 (20130101)
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US 11725061 Dotti et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
APPLICANT(S) Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, Texas);  The General Hospital Corporation (Boston, Massachusetts)
ASSIGNEE(S) The General Hospital Corporation (Boston, Massachusetts);  Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, Texas)
INVENTOR(S) Gianpietro Dotti (Chapel Hill, North Carolina);  Soldano Ferrone (Boston, Massachusetts)
ABSTRACT Embodiments of the disclosure include methods and compositions related to chimeric antigen receptors (CAR) that target chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan-4 (CSPG4). T cells transduced with a CSPG4-specific CAR are effective for inhibition of particular cancer cells that express CSPG4. In certain embodiments, the cancer is melanoma, breast cancer, head and neck cancer, mesothelioma, glioblastoma, or renal cancer.
FILED Friday, April 27, 2018
APPL NO 15/965333
ART UNIT 1642 — Immunology, Receptor/Ligands, Cytokines Recombinant Hormones, and Molecular Biology
CURRENT CPC
Preparations for Medical, Dental, or Toilet Purposes
A61K 35/17 (20130101)
A61K 2039/505 (20130101)

Peptides
C07K 14/7051 (20130101)
C07K 14/70517 (20130101)
C07K 14/70521 (20130101)
C07K 14/70575 (20130101)
C07K 14/70578 (20130101)
C07K 14/70596 (20130101)
C07K 16/30 (20130101)
C07K 16/3076 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
C07K 2317/53 (20130101)
C07K 2317/622 (20130101)
C07K 2319/01 (20130101)
C07K 2319/03 (20130101)
C07K 2319/30 (20130101)
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US 11725064 Spiegel et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
NIH Office of the Director (NIHOD)
APPLICANT(S) YALE UNIVERSITY (New Haven, Connecticut)
ASSIGNEE(S) YALE UNIVERSITY (New Haven, Connecticut)
INVENTOR(S) David Spiegel (New Haven, Connecticut);  Ryan Murelli (Belleville, New Jersey);  Andrew Zhang (Waltham, Massachusetts)
ABSTRACT The present invention relates to chimeric chemical compounds which are used to recruit antibodies to cancer cells, in particular, prostate cancer cells or metastasized prostate cancer cells. The compounds according to the present invention comprise an antibody binding terminus (ABT) moiety covalently bonded to a cell binding terminus (CBT) through a linker and optionally, a connector molecule.
FILED Monday, May 17, 2021
APPL NO 17/322124
ART UNIT 1623 — Organic Chemistry
CURRENT CPC
Preparations for Medical, Dental, or Toilet Purposes
A61K 9/0019 (20130101)
A61K 31/4192 (20130101)
A61K 45/06 (20130101)
A61K 47/54 (20170801)
A61K 47/55 (20170801)
A61K 47/68 (20170801)
A61K 47/549 (20170801)
A61K 47/646 (20170801)
A61K 47/6803 (20170801)
A61K 47/6869 (20170801)
A61K 47/6873 (20170801)
A61K 47/6891 (20170801)

Heterocyclic Compounds
C07D 249/04 (20130101)

Peptides
C07K 16/44 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
C07K 16/3069 (20130101)
C07K 2317/31 (20130101)
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US 11725222 Griswold, Jr. et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
APPLICANT(S) President and Fellows of Harvard College (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
ASSIGNEE(S) President and Fellows of Harvard College (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
INVENTOR(S) Kettner John Frederick Griswold, Jr. (Brookline, Massachusetts);  Richard E. Kohman (Cambridge, Massachusetts);  George M. Church (Brookline, Massachusetts);  Jonathan Rittichier (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
ABSTRACT Cleavable nucleotide analogs are provided. The nucleotide analog includes a nucleotide molecule attached to a cleavable moiety wherein the cleavable moiety comprises a protective group and/or a linker attached to a fluorophore. The cleavable moiety is linked to the oxygen atom of the 3′-OH of the pentose of the nucleotide molecule. The nucleotide analogs can be used in making polynucleotide molecules using template independent polymerases. The nucleotide analogs can act as reversible terminators during DNA sequencing by synthesis. The cleavage of the cleavable moiety restores a free 3′-OH functional group allowing growth of the polynucleotide molecule. The general structures as well as proposed synthetic schemes for the nucleotide analogs are also provided.
FILED Thursday, November 30, 2017
APPL NO 16/465733
ART UNIT 1637 — Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Nucleic Acids, Recombinant DNA and RNA, Gene Regulation, Nucleic Acid Amplification, Animals and Plants, Combinatorial/ Computational Chemistry
CURRENT CPC
Sugars; Derivatives Thereof; Nucleosides; Nucleotides; Nucleic Acids
C07H 19/10 (20130101)
C07H 19/20 (20130101)
C07H 21/02 (20130101)
C07H 21/04 (20130101)

Fermentation or Enzyme-using Processes to Synthesise a Desired Chemical Compound or Composition or to Separate Optical Isomers From a Racemic Mixture
C12P 19/34 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
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US 11725228 Joung et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
APPLICANT(S) The General Hospital Corporation (Boston, Massachusetts)
ASSIGNEE(S) The General Hospital Corporation (Boston, Massachusetts)
INVENTOR(S) J. Keith Joung (Winchester, Massachusetts);  James Angstman (Charlestown, Massachusetts);  Jason Michael Gehrke (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
ABSTRACT Methodologies to detect off-target mutations induced by the deaminase activity of Base Editing technology.
FILED Thursday, October 11, 2018
APPL NO 16/754648
ART UNIT 1637 — Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Nucleic Acids, Recombinant DNA and RNA, Gene Regulation, Nucleic Acid Amplification, Animals and Plants, Combinatorial/ Computational Chemistry
CURRENT CPC
Measuring or Testing Processes Involving Enzymes, Nucleic Acids or Microorganisms; Compositions or Test Papers Therefor; Processes of Preparing Such Compositions; Condition-responsive Control in Microbiological or Enzymological Processes
C12Q 1/44 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
C12Q 1/6855 (20130101)
C12Q 1/6869 (20130101)
C12Q 2521/301 (20130101)
C12Q 2523/301 (20130101)
C12Q 2525/191 (20130101)
C12Q 2531/113 (20130101)
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US 11725230 Makrigiorgos et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
APPLICANT(S) Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc. (Boston, Massachusetts)
ASSIGNEE(S) Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc. (Boston, Massachusetts)
INVENTOR(S) Gerassimos Makrigiorgos (Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts);  Chen Song (Boston, Massachusetts)
ABSTRACT The present disclosure provides methods for preparing a target mutant nucleic acid for subsequent enrichment relative to a wild type nucleic acid using nucleases that have a substantially higher activity on double stranded DNA versus single stranded DNA or RNA. The present disclosure also includes methods for enriching a target mutant nucleic acid and for preparing unmethylated/methylated nucleic acids of interest for subsequent enrichment.
FILED Friday, June 24, 2016
APPL NO 15/739301
ART UNIT 1634 — Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Nucleic Acids, Recombinant DNA and RNA, Gene Regulation, Nucleic Acid Amplification, Animals and Plants, Combinatorial/ Computational Chemistry
CURRENT CPC
Microorganisms or Enzymes; Compositions Thereof; Propagating, Preserving, or Maintaining Microorganisms; Mutation or Genetic Engineering; Culture Media
C12N 9/22 (20130101)
C12N 15/10 (20130101)
C12N 15/1093 (20130101)
C12N 15/1093 (20130101)

Fermentation or Enzyme-using Processes to Synthesise a Desired Chemical Compound or Composition or to Separate Optical Isomers From a Racemic Mixture
C12P 19/34 (20130101)

Measuring or Testing Processes Involving Enzymes, Nucleic Acids or Microorganisms; Compositions or Test Papers Therefor; Processes of Preparing Such Compositions; Condition-responsive Control in Microbiological or Enzymological Processes
C12Q 1/68 (20130101)
C12Q 1/6806 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
C12Q 1/6883 (20130101)
C12Q 2521/301 (20130101)
C12Q 2527/101 (20130101)
C12Q 2537/107 (20130101)
C12Q 2537/113 (20130101)
C12Q 2537/159 (20130101)
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US 11725237 Shukla et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
APPLICANT(S) The Broad Institute Inc. (Cambridge, Massachusetts);  Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc. (Boston, Massachusetts);  The General Hospital Corporation (Boston, Massachusetts)
ASSIGNEE(S) The Broad Institute Inc. (Cambridge, Massachusetts);  Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc. (Boston, Massachusetts);  The General Hospital Corporation (Boston, Massachusetts)
INVENTOR(S) Sachet Ashok Shukla (Newton, Massachusetts);  Catherine Ju-Ying Wu (Brookline, Massachusetts);  Gad Getz (Belmont, Massachusetts)
ABSTRACT A system and method for determining the exact pair of alleles corresponding to polymorphic genes from sequencing data and for using the polymorphic gene information in formulating an immunogenic composition. Reads from a sequencing data set mapping to the target polymorphic genes in a canonical reference genome sequence, and reads mapping within a defined threshold of the target gene sequence locations are extracted from the sequencing data set. Additionally, all reads from the set data set are matched against a probe reference set, and those reads that match with a high degree of similarity are extracted. Either one, or a union of both these sets of extracted reads are included in a final extracted set for further analysis. Ethnicity of the individual may be inferred based on the available sequencing data which may then serve as a basis for assigning prior probabilities to the allele variants. The extracted reads are aligned to a gene reference set of all known allele variants. The allele variant that maximizes a first posterior probability or posterior probability derived score is selected as the first allele variant. A second posterior probability or posterior probability derived score is calculated for reads that map to one or more other allele variants and the first allele variant using a weighting factor. The allele that maximizes the second posterior probability or posterior probability score is selected as the second allele variant. A system and method for identifying somatic changes in polymorphic loci using WES data. The exact pair of alleles corresponding to the polymorphic gene are determined as described using a normal or germline sample from an individual. A tumor or otherwise diseased sample is also retrieved from the individual and the corresponding WES data is generated. Reads corresponding to the polymorphic gene are extracted as described in the paragraph above. These reads are then aligned to the inferred pair of allele sequences. The alignment of the germline or normal reads to the inferred pair of alleles, along with the alignment of the tumor or diseased reads to the inferred pair of alleles are simultaneously used as inputs to somatic change detection algorithms to identify somatic changes with greater precision and sensitivity.
FILED Friday, December 05, 2014
APPL NO 15/037394
ART UNIT 1671 — Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Nucleic Acids, Recombinant DNA and RNA, Gene Regulation, Nucleic Acid Amplification, Animals and Plants, Combinatorial/ Computational Chemistry
CURRENT CPC
Measuring or Testing Processes Involving Enzymes, Nucleic Acids or Microorganisms; Compositions or Test Papers Therefor; Processes of Preparing Such Compositions; Condition-responsive Control in Microbiological or Enzymological Processes
C12Q 1/6827 (20130101)
C12Q 1/6827 (20130101)
C12Q 1/6874 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
C12Q 1/6881 (20130101)
C12Q 1/6886 (20130101)
C12Q 2537/165 (20130101)
C12Q 2600/156 (20130101)

Bioinformatics, i.e Information and Communication Technology [ICT] Specially Adapted for Genetic or Protein-related Data Processing in Computational Molecular Biology
G16B 20/00 (20190201)
G16B 20/20 (20190201)
G16B 20/40 (20190201)
G16B 30/00 (20190201)
G16B 30/10 (20190201)
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US 11725238 Wallace et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
APPLICANT(S) OXFORD UNIVERSITY INNOVATION LIMITED (Oxford, United Kingdom)
ASSIGNEE(S) OXFORD UNIVERSITY INNOVATION LIMITED (Oxford, United Kingdom)
INVENTOR(S) Mark Wallace (Oxfordshire, United Kingdom);  Hagan Bayley (Oxfordshire, United Kingdom);  Shuo Huang (Oxford, United Kingdom);  Oliver Kieran Castell (Cardiff, United Kingdom);  Mercedes Romero-Ruiz (Oxfordshire, United Kingdom)
ABSTRACT The invention relates to a method for detection of analyte interaction with a channel molecule held in a membrane, comprising the optical detection of a modification in the flux of a signal molecule as it passes through the channel molecule by the action of a membrane potential, wherein the modification in the flux is caused by at least partial blockage of the channel molecule by the analyte. The invention further relates to bilayer arrays, components, methods of manufacture and use.
FILED Monday, July 20, 2020
APPL NO 16/933184
ART UNIT 1675 — Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Nucleic Acids, Recombinant DNA and RNA, Gene Regulation, Nucleic Acid Amplification, Animals and Plants, Combinatorial/ Computational Chemistry
CURRENT CPC
Measuring or Testing Processes Involving Enzymes, Nucleic Acids or Microorganisms; Compositions or Test Papers Therefor; Processes of Preparing Such Compositions; Condition-responsive Control in Microbiological or Enzymological Processes
C12Q 1/6869 (20130101)
C12Q 1/6869 (20130101)
C12Q 1/6874 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
C12Q 2525/186 (20130101)
C12Q 2563/107 (20130101)
C12Q 2565/607 (20130101)
C12Q 2565/631 (20130101)

Investigating or Analysing Materials by Determining Their Chemical or Physical Properties
G01N 21/77 (20130101)
G01N 33/48721 (20130101)
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US 11725239 Cai et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
APPLICANT(S) California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, California)
ASSIGNEE(S) CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (Pasadena, California)
INVENTOR(S) Long Cai (Pasadena, California);  Chang Ho Sohn (Seoul, South Korea);  Yandong Zhang (Pasadena, California)
ABSTRACT The present application describes compositions and methods for identifying and quantitating molecular targets within a cellular environment. Specifically, provided herein are compositions and methods for separately identifying and quantifying each of one or more molecular targets from a single cell. More specifically, provided herein are compositions and methods for separately identifying and quantifying the same molecular target from a single cell.
FILED Tuesday, November 24, 2020
APPL NO 17/103757
ART UNIT 1637 — Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Nucleic Acids, Recombinant DNA and RNA, Gene Regulation, Nucleic Acid Amplification, Animals and Plants, Combinatorial/ Computational Chemistry
CURRENT CPC
Measuring or Testing Processes Involving Enzymes, Nucleic Acids or Microorganisms; Compositions or Test Papers Therefor; Processes of Preparing Such Compositions; Condition-responsive Control in Microbiological or Enzymological Processes
C12Q 1/6806 (20130101)
C12Q 1/6818 (20130101)
C12Q 1/6825 (20130101)
C12Q 1/6874 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
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US 11725240 Kaur et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
APPLICANT(S) BASE PAIR BIOTECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Pearland, Texas)
ASSIGNEE(S) BASE PAIR BIOTECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Pearland, Texas)
INVENTOR(S) Jasmine Kaur (Pearland, Texas);  Rafal Drabek (Houston, Texas);  George W. Jackson (Pearland, Texas);  Robert Batchelor (Pearland, Texas);  Alexander Chiu (Pearland, Texas)
ABSTRACT The present invention relates functional ligands to target molecules, particularly to functional nucleic acids and modifications thereof, and to methods for simultaneously generating, for example, numerous different functional biomolecules, particularly to methods for generating numerous different functional nucleic acids against multiple target molecules simultaneously. The present invention further relates to functional ligands which bind with affinity to target molecules, such as opioids and opioid derivatives.
FILED Tuesday, January 19, 2021
APPL NO 17/152007
ART UNIT 1635 — Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Nucleic Acids, Recombinant DNA and RNA, Gene Regulation, Nucleic Acid Amplification, Animals and Plants, Combinatorial/ Computational Chemistry
CURRENT CPC
Microorganisms or Enzymes; Compositions Thereof; Propagating, Preserving, or Maintaining Microorganisms; Mutation or Genetic Engineering; Culture Media
C12N 15/115 (20130101)
C12N 15/1048 (20130101)
C12N 2310/16 (20130101)
C12N 2330/31 (20130101)

Measuring or Testing Processes Involving Enzymes, Nucleic Acids or Microorganisms; Compositions or Test Papers Therefor; Processes of Preparing Such Compositions; Condition-responsive Control in Microbiological or Enzymological Processes
C12Q 1/6806 (20130101)
C12Q 1/6837 (20130101)
C12Q 1/6848 (20130101)
C12Q 1/6874 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
C12Q 1/6876 (20130101)

Combinatorial Chemistry; Libraries, e.g Chemical Libraries
C40B 30/04 (20130101)
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US 11725248 Staudt et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Army (DOA)
U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC)
Breast Cancer Research Program (USAMRMCBCRP)
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
APPLICANT(S) The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services (Bethesda, Maryland);  British Columbia Cancer Agency Branch (Vancouver, Canada);  Julius-Maximilians University of Würzburg (Würzburg, Germany);  Oregon Health and Science University (Portland, Oregon);  Hospital Clinic de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain);  Universitat de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain);  Oslo University Hospital HF (Oslo, Norway);  Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska (Lincoln, Nebraska);  The Cleveland Clinic Foundation (Cleveland, Ohio);  Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (Rochester, Minnesota)
ASSIGNEE(S) The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services (Bethesda, Maryland);  British Columbia Cancer Agency Branch (Vancouver, Canada);  Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg (Würzburg, Germany);  Oregon Health and Science University (Portland, Oregon);  Hospital Clinic de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain);  Universitat de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain);  Oslo University Hospital HF (Oslo, Norway);  The Cleveland Clinic Foundation (Cleveland, Ohio);  Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (Rochester, Minnesota)
INVENTOR(S) Louis M. Staudt (Bethesda, Maryland);  David William Scott (Vancouver, Canada);  George W. Wright (Rockville, Maryland);  Andreas Rosenwald (Wurzburg, Germany);  Pau Abrisqueta (Barcelona, Spain);  Rita Braziel (West Linn, Oregon);  Elias Campo Guerri (Barcelona, Spain);  Wing C. Chan (Pasadena, California);  Joseph M. Connors (Vancouver, Canada);  Jan Delabie (Toronto, Canada);  Diego Villa (Vancouver, Canada);  Kai Fu (Omaha, Nebraska);  Randy D. Gascoyne (North Vancouver, Canada);  Timothy Greiner (Council Bluffs, Iowa);  Elaine S. Jaffe (Great Falls, Virginia);  Pedro Jares (Barcelona, Spain);  Anja Mottok (Vancouver, Canada);  German Ott (Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany);  Lisa M. Rimsza (Scottsdale, Arizona);  Graham Slack (Richmond, Canada);  Dennis Weisenburger (Glendora, California);  Erlend B. Smeland (Oslo, Norway);  James Robert Cook (Shaker Heights, Ohio)
ABSTRACT The present invention provides methods of determining a survival predictor score of a subject having mantle cell lymphoma (MCL). The present invention also provides methods of predicting the survival outcome of a subject having MCL and provides methods of selecting a treatment for a subject having MCL.
FILED Thursday, April 20, 2017
APPL NO 16/094965
ART UNIT 1671 — Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Nucleic Acids, Recombinant DNA and RNA, Gene Regulation, Nucleic Acid Amplification, Animals and Plants, Combinatorial/ Computational Chemistry
CURRENT CPC
Measuring or Testing Processes Involving Enzymes, Nucleic Acids or Microorganisms; Compositions or Test Papers Therefor; Processes of Preparing Such Compositions; Condition-responsive Control in Microbiological or Enzymological Processes
C12Q 1/6886 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
C12Q 2600/106 (20130101)
C12Q 2600/118 (20130101)
C12Q 2600/158 (20130101)
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US 11725249 Feinberg
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
APPLICANT(S) The Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Maryland)
ASSIGNEE(S) The Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Maryland)
INVENTOR(S) Andrew P. Feinberg (Lutherville, Maryland)
ABSTRACT Provided herein are tissue-specific differential methylated regions (T-DMRs) and cancer-related differential methylated regions (C-DMRs) and methods of use thereof. In one embodiment of the invention, there are provided methods of detecting a cell proliferative disorder by detecting altered methylation in one or more DMRs identified herein. In another embodiment of the invention, there are provided methods of determining clinical outcome by detecting altered methylation in one or more DMRs identified herein.
FILED Thursday, February 18, 2021
APPL NO 17/179311
ART UNIT 1637 — Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Nucleic Acids, Recombinant DNA and RNA, Gene Regulation, Nucleic Acid Amplification, Animals and Plants, Combinatorial/ Computational Chemistry
CURRENT CPC
Measuring or Testing Processes Involving Enzymes, Nucleic Acids or Microorganisms; Compositions or Test Papers Therefor; Processes of Preparing Such Compositions; Condition-responsive Control in Microbiological or Enzymological Processes
C12Q 1/6886 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
C12Q 2600/154 (20130101)

Technical Subjects Covered by Former US Classification
Y10T 436/143333 (20150115)
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US 11726081 Sachs et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
APPLICANT(S) REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
ASSIGNEE(S) REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
INVENTOR(S) Jonathan N. Sachs (Minneapolis, Minnesota);  Chih Hung Lo (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
ABSTRACT The present disclosure provides methods for identifying compounds that cause structural changes in tau protein monomer and oligomer conformation. The methods include the use of cells that include tau proteins labeled with one or more chromophores, and exposing the cells to a test compound. The method further includes detecting a change in fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) between the chromophores.
FILED Thursday, February 13, 2020
APPL NO 16/790486
ART UNIT 2877 — Optics
CURRENT CPC
Investigating or Analysing Materials by Determining Their Chemical or Physical Properties
G01N 21/6486 (20130101)
G01N 33/502 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
G01N 33/6896 (20130101)
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US 11726084 Ben-Yakar et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
APPLICANT(S) BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (Austin, Texas)
ASSIGNEE(S) BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (Austin, Texas)
INVENTOR(S) Adela Ben-Yakar (Austin, Texas);  Evan Hegarty (Austin, Texas);  Sudip Mondal (Austin, Texas);  Navid Ghorashian (Sunnyvale, California);  Sertan Kutal Gökçe (Austin, Texas);  Christopher Martin (Austin, Texas)
ABSTRACT A microfluidic device capable of trapping contents in a manner suitable for high-throughput imaging is described herein. The microfluidic device may include one or more trapping devices, with each trapping device having a plurality of trapping channels. The trapping channels may be configured to receive contents via an inlet channel that connects a sample reservoir to the trapping channels via fluid communication. The trapping channels are shaped such that contents within the trapping channels are positioned for optimal imaging purposes. The trapping channels are also connect to at least one exit channel via fluid communication. The fluid, and contents within the fluid, may be controlled via hydraulic pressure.
FILED Monday, January 20, 2020
APPL NO 16/747432
ART UNIT 1796 — Optics
CURRENT CPC
Chemical or Physical Laboratory Apparatus for General Use
B01L 3/502715 (20130101)
B01L 3/502723 (20130101)
B01L 3/502746 (20130101)
B01L 3/502761 (20130101)
B01L 2200/0668 (20130101)
B01L 2300/14 (20130101)
B01L 2300/023 (20130101)
B01L 2300/087 (20130101)
B01L 2300/0654 (20130101)
B01L 2300/0816 (20130101)
B01L 2300/0864 (20130101)
B01L 2400/086 (20130101)
B01L 2400/0487 (20130101)

Investigating or Analysing Materials by Determining Their Chemical or Physical Properties
G01N 21/05 (20130101)
G01N 21/6458 (20130101)
G01N 33/502 (20130101)
G01N 33/5085 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
G01N 35/00029 (20130101)
G01N 35/00871 (20130101)
G01N 2021/6482 (20130101)
G01N 2035/00148 (20130101)
G01N 2201/12 (20130101)

Image or Video Recognition or Understanding
G06V 20/693 (20220101)
G06V 20/695 (20220101)
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US 11726086 Zhang et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
APPLICANT(S) The University of Kansas (Lawrence, Kansas);  Kansas State University Research Foundation (Manhattan, Kansas)
ASSIGNEE(S) The University of Kansas (Lawrence, Kansas);  Kansas State University Research Foundation (Manhattan, Kansas)
INVENTOR(S) Peng Zhang (Gainesville, Florida);  Yong Zeng (Gainesville, Florida);  Mei He (Gainesville, Florida)
ABSTRACT A graphene-based sandwich immunoassay for detecting whether a target biological substance is present in a sample, generally comprising contacting said sample with a plurality of particles coated with graphene nanosheets, each particle having at least one targeting receptor, such that the target biological substance, if present, associates with the targeting receptor, and detecting the presence of the target biological substance in the sample by subsequently contacting the sample with a detection antibody, wherein the detection antibody is capable of targeting and binding with the target biological substance if bound to the targeting receptor to yield a detectable complex. The targeting receptor can be an antibody or fragment thereof. The target biological substance can be an exosome.
FILED Friday, September 25, 2020
APPL NO 17/032037
ART UNIT 1677 — Optics
CURRENT CPC
Chemical or Physical Laboratory Apparatus for General Use
B01L 3/502707 (20130101)
B01L 3/502761 (20130101)
B01L 2200/0631 (20130101)
B01L 2200/0647 (20130101)
B01L 2300/0636 (20130101)
B01L 2300/0816 (20130101)
B01L 2300/0887 (20130101)

Investigating or Analysing Materials by Determining Their Chemical or Physical Properties
G01N 33/6872 (20130101)
G01N 33/54326 (20130101)
G01N 33/54353 (20130101)
G01N 33/54393 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
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US 11726087 Kalkum et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICANT(S) CITY OF HOPE (Duarte, California)
ASSIGNEE(S) CITY OF HOPE (Duarte, California)
INVENTOR(S) Markus Kalkum (Azusa, California);  Karine Bagramyan (North Hollywood, California);  Diana Diaz-Arevalo (Monrovia, California);  James I. Ito (La Verne, California);  Sanjeet Dadwal (Duarte, California)
ABSTRACT Provided herein are methods for detecting an Aspergillus protease in a sample, diagnosing a subject with aspergillosis caused by an Aspergillus infection based on the presence of an Aspergillus protease in a sample, and methods of aspergillosis treatment that incorporate these diagnostic methods. In certain embodiments, the Aspergillus protease is Asp f2, and the Aspergillus infection is caused A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. versicolor, A. niger, or A. terreus. Also provided herein are antibodies and kits for use in these methods, including novel antibodies specific for Asp f2.
FILED Monday, May 11, 2020
APPL NO 16/872156
ART UNIT 1654 — Fermentation, Microbiology, Isolated and Recombinant Proteins/Enzymes
CURRENT CPC
Preparations for Medical, Dental, or Toilet Purposes
A61K 38/00 (20130101)
A61K 38/04 (20130101)
A61K 38/06 (20130101)
A61K 38/07 (20130101)
A61K 38/08 (20130101)
A61K 38/10 (20130101)
A61K 38/16 (20130101)
A61K 39/0002 (20130101)

Peptides
C07K 16/14 (20130101)
C07K 16/40 (20130101)
C07K 2317/92 (20130101)
C07K 2317/622 (20130101)

Measuring or Testing Processes Involving Enzymes, Nucleic Acids or Microorganisms; Compositions or Test Papers Therefor; Processes of Preparing Such Compositions; Condition-responsive Control in Microbiological or Enzymological Processes
C12Q 1/37 (20130101)

Investigating or Analysing Materials by Determining Their Chemical or Physical Properties
G01N 33/573 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
G01N 33/577 (20130101)
G01N 33/54313 (20130101)
G01N 33/56961 (20130101)
G01N 2333/38 (20130101)
G01N 2333/962 (20130101)
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US 11726088 Shenk et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
APPLICANT(S) THE TRUSTEES OF PRINCETON UNIVERSITY (Princeton, New Jersey)
ASSIGNEE(S) THE TRUSTEES OF PRINCETON UNIVERSITY (Princeton, New Jersey)
INVENTOR(S) Thomas Shenk (Princeton, New Jersey);  Todd M. Greco (Langhorne, Pennsylvania);  Ileana M. Cristea (Princeton, New Jersey);  Rommel A. Mathias (Plainsboro, New Jersey);  Adam Oberstein (Princeton, New Jersey)
ABSTRACT The present application provides a method of assaying pyruvate dehydrogenase complex (PDHC) activity in a mammalian cell that expresses human sirtuin 4 (SIRT4) comprising measuring a level of a dihydrolipoyllysine acetyltransferase (DLAT) lipoamide peptide comprising the amino acid sequence TDK[lipoyl]AT in the cell. The present application also demonstrates that sirtuin 4 (SIRT4) acts as a cellular lipoamidase that negatively regulates pyruvate dehydrogenase complex (PDHC) activity through hydrolysis of its lipoamide cofactors.
FILED Wednesday, August 12, 2020
APPL NO 16/991429
ART UNIT 1652 — Fermentation, Microbiology, Isolated and Recombinant Proteins/Enzymes
CURRENT CPC
Measuring or Testing Processes Involving Enzymes, Nucleic Acids or Microorganisms; Compositions or Test Papers Therefor; Processes of Preparing Such Compositions; Condition-responsive Control in Microbiological or Enzymological Processes
C12Q 1/34 (20130101)

Investigating or Analysing Materials by Determining Their Chemical or Physical Properties
G01N 33/573 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
G01N 2333/90212 (20130101)
G01N 2333/91057 (20130101)
G01N 2500/00 (20130101)
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US 11726091 Ivry et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
APPLICANT(S) THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (Oakland, California)
ASSIGNEE(S) THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (, None)
INVENTOR(S) Sam L. Ivry (San Francisco, California);  Anthony J. O'Donoghue (La Jolla, California);  Kimberly Kirkwood (San Francisco, California);  Charles S. Craik (San Francisco, California)
ABSTRACT The present disclosure relates generally to detection of molecular biomarkers in a sample or diagnosis of a subject based upon detection or quantification of molecular biomarkers in a sample, specifically to the identification and use of biomarkers for pancreatic cysts.
FILED Tuesday, April 03, 2018
APPL NO 16/500752
ART UNIT 1651 — Fermentation, Microbiology, Isolated and Recombinant Proteins/Enzymes
CURRENT CPC
Measuring or Testing Processes Involving Enzymes, Nucleic Acids or Microorganisms; Compositions or Test Papers Therefor; Processes of Preparing Such Compositions; Condition-responsive Control in Microbiological or Enzymological Processes
C12Q 1/37 (20130101)

Investigating or Analysing Materials by Determining Their Chemical or Physical Properties
G01N 33/6848 (20130101)
G01N 33/57438 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
G01N 2333/96416 (20130101)
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US 11727282 Feinberg et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICANT(S) The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University (Stanford, California)
ASSIGNEE(S) The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University (Stanford, California)
INVENTOR(S) Evan Nathaniel Feinberg (Palo Alto, California);  Vijay Satyanand Pande (Woodside, California);  Bharath Ramsundar (Fremont, California)
ABSTRACT Systems and methods for spatial graph convolutions in accordance with embodiments of the invention are illustrated. One embodiment includes a method for predicting characteristics for molecules, wherein the method includes performing a first set of graph convolutions with a spatial graph representation of a set of molecules, wherein the first set of graph convolutions are based on bonds between the set of molecules, performing a second set of graph convolutions with the spatial graph representation, wherein the second set of graph convolutions are based on at least a distance between each atom and other atoms of the set of molecules, performing a graph gather with the spatial graph representation to produce a feature vector, and predicting a set of one or more characteristics for the set of molecules based on the feature vector.
FILED Tuesday, March 05, 2019
APPL NO 16/293586
ART UNIT 2126 — AI & Simulation/Modeling
CURRENT CPC
Computer Systems Based on Specific Computational Models
G06N 3/02 (20130101)
G06N 3/08 (20130101)
G06N 3/126 (20130101) Original (OR) Class

Bioinformatics, i.e Information and Communication Technology [ICT] Specially Adapted for Genetic or Protein-related Data Processing in Computational Molecular Biology
G16B 15/30 (20190201)

Computational Chemistry; Chemoinformatics; Computational Materials Science
G16C 10/00 (20190201)
G16C 20/30 (20190201)
G16C 20/50 (20190201)
G16C 20/70 (20190201)
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US 11727565 Wick et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Small Business Administration (SBA)
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
APPLICANT(S) CAMERAD TECHNOLOGIES (Decatur, Georgia)
ASSIGNEE(S) CAMERAD TECHNOLOGIES (Decatur, Georgia)
INVENTOR(S) Carson A. Wick (Decatur, Georgia);  Srini Tridandapani (Decatur, Georgia)
ABSTRACT Methods for identifying a disease state in a patient and/or for treating a patient having the identified disease state are disclosed and can be based on characteristics identified through machine learning models such as deep learning convolutional neural networks and that are associated with video recordings, audio recordings, infrared images, photographs, and/or radiologic patient images.
FILED Friday, September 09, 2022
APPL NO 17/941993
ART UNIT 2649 — Telecommunications: Analog Radio Telephone; Satellite and Power Control; Transceivers, Measuring and Testing; Bluetooth; Receivers and Transmitters; Equipment Details
CURRENT CPC
Computer Systems Based on Specific Computational Models
G06N 3/08 (20130101)

Image Data Processing or Generation, in General
G06T 7/0012 (20130101) Original (OR) Class

Healthcare Informatics, i.e Information and Communication Technology [ICT] Specially Adapted for the Handling or Processing of Medical or Healthcare Data
G16H 50/20 (20180101)
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US 11728038 Springer et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
APPLICANT(S) Oregon Health and Science University (Portland, Oregon);  University of Washington (Seattle, Washington)
ASSIGNEE(S) OREGON HEALTH and SCIENCE UNIVERSITY (Portland, Oregon)
INVENTOR(S) Charles Springer (Portland, Oregon);  Gregory Wilson (Seattle, Washington);  Jeffrey Maki (Seattle, Washington);  Thomas Barbara (Portland, Oregon);  Xin Li (Portland, Oregon);  William Rooney (Portland, Oregon);  Wei Huang (Portland, Oregon);  Brendan Moloney (Portland, Oregon);  Eric Baker (Portland, Oregon)
ABSTRACT Methods, computer-readable storage media and systems are described for constructing a three-dimensional electronic library of simulated decays of the diffusion-weighted 1H2O MR signal in b-space. Methods, computer-readable media, and systems are described for preparing a parametric tissue map for tissue in a subject. Computer readable media, having an electronic library of simulated decays of the diffusion-weighted 1H2O signal in b-space and method of using such a library.
FILED Friday, April 06, 2018
APPL NO 16/497513
ART UNIT 2619 — Computer Graphic Processing, 3D Animation, Display Color Attribute, Object Processing, Hardware and Memory
CURRENT CPC
Measuring Electric Variables; Measuring Magnetic Variables
G01R 33/56341 (20130101)

Healthcare Informatics, i.e Information and Communication Technology [ICT] Specially Adapted for the Handling or Processing of Medical or Healthcare Data
G16H 30/20 (20180101)
G16H 50/50 (20180101) Original (OR) Class
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US 11728146 Westphall et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
APPLICANT(S) Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, Wisconsin)
ASSIGNEE(S) Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, Wisconsin)
INVENTOR(S) Michael Scott Westphall (Fitchburg, Wisconsin);  Joshua Jacques Coon (Middleton, Wisconsin)
ABSTRACT Imaging by cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) requires that a sample be encased in an amorphous solid, such as amorphous ice. In current cryo-EM preparation systems, once the sample has been deposited on an EM grid and coated in the amorphous solid, the EM grid must be removed from vacuum and then transferred into the vacuum of the cryo-EM system. As a result, samples deposited on the grid are exposed to damage and contamination. The present invention provides improved EM grid handling systems and devices compatible with advanced cryo-EM sample preparation techniques and which reduce or eliminate exposure of the sample on the grid to atmosphere and elevated temperatures. These methods and devices will also significantly reduce handling time and complexities associated with cryo-EM sample preparation.
FILED Thursday, January 13, 2022
APPL NO 17/575135
ART UNIT 2881 — Optics
CURRENT CPC
Investigating or Analysing Materials by Determining Their Chemical or Physical Properties
G01N 1/42 (20130101)

Electric Discharge Tubes or Discharge Lamps
H01J 49/0004 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
H01J 49/04 (20130101)
H01J 49/062 (20130101)
H01J 49/0468 (20130101)
H01J 49/0486 (20130101)
H01J 49/0495 (20130101)
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Department of Defense (DOD) 

US 11723441 Landers et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Army (DOA)
Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG)
Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC)
Chemical Biological Center (CCDC CBC)
APPLICANT(S) U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, Chemical Biological Center (Apg, Maryland)
ASSIGNEE(S) The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army (Washington, District of Columbia)
INVENTOR(S) John M Landers (Riverton, New Jersey);  Cody C Kendig (Jarretsville, Maryland);  Anne Y Walker (Baltimore, Maryland);  Daniel J Barker (Red Lion, Pennsylvania)
ABSTRACT A material closure assembly including a material closure, such as zipper or a hook and loop fastener, having a first portion and a second portion that are configured to be releasably joined together; an electrical circuit that is configured to be closed when the first portion of the material closure is entirely joined with the second portion of the material closure; and an first indicator that is electrically connected to the electrical circuit and configured to indicate that the first portion of the material closure is entirely joined with the second portion of the material closure. The material closure assembly thus providing an active feedback system for closures on garments and personal protective equipment (PPE) to alert wearer of incomplete seals between interfaces on modular PPE which could result in the wearer of the PPE being exposed to the surrounding environment outside the PPE.
FILED Friday, April 15, 2022
APPL NO 17/722079
ART UNIT 3677 — Wells, Earth Boring/Moving/Working, Excavating, Mining, Harvesters, Bridges, Roads, Petroleum, Closures, Connections, and Hardware
CURRENT CPC
Buttons, Pins, Buckles, Slide Fasteners, or the Like
A44B 19/262 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
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US 11723469 Fowler et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Air Force (DAF)
APPLICANT(S) Government of the United States, as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force (Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio)
ASSIGNEE(S) United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force (Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio)
INVENTOR(S) Eric Fowler (Warner Robins, Georgia);  Michael Hayes (Warner Robins, Georgia);  Kevin Eversley (Macon, Georgia)
ABSTRACT An ergonomic method for working in confined work spaces is disclosed. The method, in some cases, includes the steps of: a) providing a support structure that is generally in the configuration of a rectangular prism having six faces, a length, width, and a height in which the length, width, and height differ from one another so that the structure provides three different height positions when the support structure is placed on the floor of the workspace; b) placing the support structure with one of its faces in contact with a contoured floor surface in a confined work space; and c) sitting or standing on the support structure.
FILED Tuesday, December 14, 2021
APPL NO 17/550362
ART UNIT 3636 — Static Structures, Supports and Furniture
CURRENT CPC
Chairs; Sofas; Beds
A47C 3/16 (20130101)
A47C 5/125 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
A47C 9/00 (20130101)
A47C 15/004 (20130101)
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US 11723916 Golobish et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Army (DOA)
U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC)
Breast Cancer Research Program (USAMRMCBCRP)
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Small Business Administration (SBA)
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
APPLICANT(S) CytoSorbents Corporation (Monmouth Junction, New Jersey)
ASSIGNEE(S) CytoSorbents Corporation (Monmouth Junction, New Jersey)
INVENTOR(S) Thomas Golobish (Princeton, New Jersey);  Maryann Gruda (Yardley, Pennsylvania);  Tamaz Guliashvili (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania);  Pamela O'Sullivan (Manalapan, New Jersey);  Andrew Scheirer (Hoboken, New Jersey);  Vi Dan (East Brunswick, New Jersey);  Wei-Tai Young (Hillsborough, New Jersey);  Vincent Capponi (Lawrenceville, New Jersey);  Phillip Chan (Cherry Hill, New Jersey)
ABSTRACT The invention concerns biocompatible polymer systems comprising at least one polymer with a plurality of pores, said polymer comprising a sulfonic acid salt functionality designed to adsorb a broad range of protein based toxins from less than 0.5 kDa to 1,000 kDa and positively charged ions including but not limited to potassium.
FILED Tuesday, June 08, 2021
APPL NO 17/341912
ART UNIT 1611 — Organic Compounds: Bio-affecting, Body Treating, Drug Delivery, Steroids, Herbicides, Pesticides, Cosmetics, and Drugs
CURRENT CPC
Preparations for Medical, Dental, or Toilet Purposes
A61K 31/795 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
A61K 47/20 (20130101)
A61K 47/26 (20130101)

Devices for Introducing Media Into, or Onto, the Body; Devices for Transducing Body Media or for Taking Media From the Body; Devices for Producing or Ending Sleep or Stupor
A61M 1/3679 (20130101)
A61M 5/14 (20130101)
A61M 5/165 (20130101)

Chemical or Physical Processes, e.g Catalysis or Colloid Chemistry; Their Relevant Apparatus
B01J 20/264 (20130101)
B01J 20/267 (20130101)
B01J 20/28069 (20130101)
B01J 39/20 (20130101)
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US 11723935 Miller et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
NIH Office of the Director (NIHOD)
APPLICANT(S) New York University (New York, New York)
ASSIGNEE(S) NEW YORK UNIVERSITY (New York, New York)
INVENTOR(S) George Miller (Englewood, New Jersey);  Deepak Saxena (New York, New York);  Smruti Pushalkar (New York, New York)
ABSTRACT The application relates to methods based on modulating mammalian intestinal and/or pancreatic microbiota and related probiotic, prebiotic, and anti-bacterial compositions. Specifically, the application relates to the use of microbiome for prevention, treatment and diagnosis of pancreatic cancers or tumors, such as pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.
FILED Tuesday, February 06, 2018
APPL NO 16/484080
ART UNIT 1645 — Immunology, Receptor/Ligands, Cytokines Recombinant Hormones, and Molecular Biology
CURRENT CPC
Preparations for Medical, Dental, or Toilet Purposes
A61K 9/0019 (20130101)
A61K 35/742 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
A61K 35/745 (20130101)
A61K 35/747 (20130101)

Specific Therapeutic Activity of Chemical Compounds or Medicinal Preparations
A61P 35/00 (20180101)
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US 11723944 Farrow et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Army (DOA)
APPLICANT(S) California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, California);  Indi Molecular, Inc. (Culver City, California)
ASSIGNEE(S) INDI MOLECULAR, INC. (Culver City, California);  CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (Pasadena, California)
INVENTOR(S) Blake Farrow (Pasadena, California);  James R. Heath (South Pasadena, California);  Heather Dawn Agnew (Culver City, California)
ABSTRACT The present application provides stable peptide-based Botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) serotype A capture agents and methods of use as detection and diagnosis agents and in the treatment of diseases and disorders. The application further provides methods of manufacturing BoNT serotype A capture agents using iterative on-bead in situ click chemistry.
FILED Monday, May 17, 2021
APPL NO 17/322493
ART UNIT 1654 — Fermentation, Microbiology, Isolated and Recombinant Proteins/Enzymes
CURRENT CPC
Preparations for Medical, Dental, or Toilet Purposes
A61K 38/00 (20130101)
A61K 38/005 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
A61K 38/06 (20130101)
A61K 38/08 (20130101)
A61K 38/12 (20130101)
A61K 47/60 (20170801)

General Methods of Organic Chemistry; Apparatus Therefor
C07B 59/008 (20130101)
C07B 2200/05 (20130101)

Peptides
C07K 5/0808 (20130101)
C07K 7/06 (20130101)
C07K 7/08 (20130101)
C07K 7/52 (20130101)
C07K 2319/01 (20130101)
C07K 2319/70 (20130101)

Investigating or Analysing Materials by Determining Their Chemical or Physical Properties
G01N 33/531 (20130101)
G01N 2333/33 (20130101)

Bioinformatics, i.e Information and Communication Technology [ICT] Specially Adapted for Genetic or Protein-related Data Processing in Computational Molecular Biology
G16B 5/00 (20190201)

Technologies for Adaptation to Climate Change
Y02A 50/30 (20180101)
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US 11724315 Liu et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Army (DOA)
Small Business Administration (SBA)
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
APPLICANT(S) Sentient Science Corporation (Buffalo, New York)
ASSIGNEE(S) Sentient Science Corporation (Buffalo, New York)
INVENTOR(S) Jingfu Liu (Prior Lake, Minnesota);  Behrooz Jalalahmadi (Long Island City, New York);  Ziye Liu (West Lafayette, Indiana);  Andrew Vechart (Minnetrista, Minnesota);  Xiawa Wu (Erie, Pennsylvania)
ABSTRACT A system and method of additive manufacturing is disclosed herein which when run or performed form a product with a powder-based additive manufacturing device by adding sequential layers of material on top of one another. As each sequential layer of material is added, the system and method can include monitoring the sequential layer with a defect analysis subsystem to detect whether the sequential layer has any defects. For a detected defect, it can be determined whether defect correction is required. For a required defect correction, one or more correction parameters for the required defect correction can be identified; and a correction command including the one or more correction parameters can be sent to the additive manufacturing device, the correction command causing the additive manufacturing device to help correct the detected defect in the sequential layer according to the correction parameters prior to moving on to a next sequential layer.
FILED Wednesday, September 02, 2020
APPL NO 17/009945
ART UNIT 3726 — Manufacturing Devices & Processes, Machine Tools & Hand Tools Group Art Units
CURRENT CPC
Working Metallic Powder; Manufacture of Articles From Metallic Powder; Making Metallic Powder
B22F 10/28 (20210101)
B22F 10/85 (20210101) Original (OR) Class

Soldering or Unsoldering; Welding; Cladding or Plating by Soldering or Welding; Cutting by Applying Heat Locally, e.g Flame Cutting; Working by Laser Beam
B23K 26/0093 (20130101)
B23K 26/342 (20151001)

Additive Manufacturing, i.e Manufacturing of Three-dimensional [3-D] Objects by Additive Deposition, Additive Agglomeration or Additive Layering, e.g by 3-d Printing, Stereolithography or Selective Laser Sintering
B33Y 10/00 (20141201)
B33Y 30/00 (20141201)
B33Y 50/02 (20141201)

Investigating or Analysing Materials by Determining Their Chemical or Physical Properties
G01N 21/8851 (20130101)

Image Data Processing or Generation, in General
G06T 7/001 (20130101)
G06T 2207/10048 (20130101)
G06T 2207/30136 (20130101)
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US 11724359 Kutscha et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Army (DOA)
U.S. Army Contracting Command (ACC)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Langley Research Center (LaRC)
APPLICANT(S) The Boeing Company (Chicago, Illinois)
ASSIGNEE(S) The Boeing Company (Arlington, Virginia)
INVENTOR(S) Eileen O. Kutscha (Seattle, Washington);  Kay Y. Blohowiak (Issaquah, Washington)
ABSTRACT There is provided a method for determining a quality of an abrasive surface preparation of a composite surface, prior to the composite surface undergoing a post-processing operation. The method includes fabricating a plurality of levels of abrasive surface preparation standards for a reference composite surface; using one or more surface analysis tools to create target values for quantifying each of the levels; and measuring, with the surface analysis tools, one or more abrasive surface preparation locations on the composite surface of a test composite structure, to obtain one or more test result measurements. The method further includes comparing each of the one or more test result measurements to the levels, to obtain one or more test result levels; determining if the one or more test result levels meet the one or more target values; and determining whether the composite surface is acceptable to proceed with the post-processing operation.
FILED Tuesday, February 12, 2019
APPL NO 16/274184
ART UNIT 2483 — Recording and Compression
CURRENT CPC
Machines, Devices, or Processes for Grinding or Polishing; Dressing or Conditioning of Abrading Surfaces; Feeding of Grinding, Polishing, or Lapping Agents
B24B 49/12 (20130101) Original (OR) Class

Investigating or Analysing Materials by Determining Their Chemical or Physical Properties
G01N 21/3563 (20130101)
G01N 2021/3595 (20130101)
G01N 2021/8411 (20130101)
G01N 2021/8444 (20130101)
G01N 2021/8472 (20130101)
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US 11724691 McGill, Jr. et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Navy (DON)
Office of Naval Research (ONR)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
APPLICANT(S) Toyota Research Institute, Inc. (Los Altos, California);  Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
ASSIGNEE(S) Toyota Research Institute, Inc. (Los Altos, California);  Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
INVENTOR(S) Stephen G. McGill, Jr. (Broomall, Pennsylvania);  Guy Rosman (Newton, Massachusetts);  Moses Theodore Ort (Lakewood, New Jersey);  Alyssa Pierson (Somerville, Massachusetts);  Igor Gilitschenski (Cambridge, Massachusetts);  Minoru Brandon Araki (Cambridge, Massachusetts);  Luke S. Fletcher (Cambridge, Massachusetts);  Sertac Karaman (Cambridge, Massachusetts);  Daniela Rus (Weston, Massachusetts);  John Joseph Leonard (Newton, Massachusetts)
ABSTRACT Systems and methods described herein relate to estimating risk associated with a vehicular maneuver. One embodiment acquires a geometric representation of an intersection including a lane in which a vehicle is traveling and at least one other lane; discretizes the at least one other lane into a plurality of segments; determines a trajectory along which the vehicle will travel; estimates a probability density function for whether a road agent external to the vehicle is present in the respective segments; estimates a traffic-conflict probability of a traffic conflict in the respective segments conditioned on whether an external road agent is present; estimates a risk associated with the vehicle following the trajectory by integrating a product of the probability density function and the traffic-conflict probability over the at least one other lane and the plurality of segments; and controls operation of the vehicle based, at least in part, on the estimated risk.
FILED Thursday, June 13, 2019
APPL NO 16/440546
ART UNIT 3665 — Computerized Vehicle Controls and Navigation, Radio Wave, Optical and Acoustic Wave Communication, Robotics, and Nuclear Systems
CURRENT CPC
Conjoint Control of Vehicle Sub-units of Different Type or Different Function; Control Systems Specially Adapted for Hybrid Vehicles; Road Vehicle Drive Control Systems for Purposes Not Related to the Control of a Particular Sub-unit
B60W 10/04 (20130101)
B60W 10/18 (20130101)
B60W 10/20 (20130101)
B60W 30/09 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
B60W 40/04 (20130101)
B60W 2420/52 (20130101)
B60W 2420/54 (20130101)
B60W 2520/10 (20130101)
B60W 2554/00 (20200201)
B60W 2710/18 (20130101)
B60W 2710/20 (20130101)
B60W 2720/106 (20130101)

Systems for Controlling or Regulating Non-electric Variables
G05D 1/0088 (20130101)
G05D 1/0214 (20130101)
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US 11724785 Seeley et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Navy (DON)
APPLICANT(S) The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (Keyport, Washington)
ASSIGNEE(S) The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (Keyport, Washington)
INVENTOR(S) Eric Seeley (Seabeck, Washington);  Jennifer Guild (Poulsbo, Washington);  Tyler Paine (Edmonds, Washington);  Jacob Snow (Bremerton, Washington);  Logan Harris (Silverdale, Washington);  Jose Ruiz (Bremerton, Washington);  Wade Kempf (Bremerton, Washington);  Andrew Roth (Poulsbo, Washington)
ABSTRACT A field configurable autonomous vehicle includes modular elements and attachable components. The vehicle can be assembled from these modular elements and components to meet desired mission and performance characteristics without the need to purchase specially designed vehicles for each mission. The main body of the vehicle is a spherical body.
FILED Wednesday, April 27, 2022
APPL NO 17/731253
ART UNIT 3617 — Computerized Vehicle Controls and Navigation, Radio Wave, Optical and Acoustic Wave Communication, Robotics, and Nuclear Systems
CURRENT CPC
Additive Manufacturing, i.e Manufacturing of Three-dimensional [3-D] Objects by Additive Deposition, Additive Agglomeration or Additive Layering, e.g by 3-d Printing, Stereolithography or Selective Laser Sintering
B33Y 80/00 (20141201)

Offensive or Defensive Arrangements on Vessels; Mine-laying; Mine-sweeping; Submarines; Aircraft Carriers
B63G 8/001 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
B63G 8/08 (20130101)
B63G 8/16 (20130101)
B63G 8/24 (20130101)
B63G 8/28 (20130101)
B63G 2008/004 (20130101)

Marine Propulsion or Steering
B63H 2023/342 (20130101)
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US 11724802 Messinger et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Army (DOA)
APPLICANT(S) AVX Aircraft Company (Benbrook, Texas)
ASSIGNEE(S) AVX AIRCRAFT COMPANY (Benbrook, Texas)
INVENTOR(S) Stan Messinger (Hurst, Texas);  Clayton Messinger (Grapevine, Texas);  George Steven Lewis (Alvarado, Texas)
ABSTRACT A conversion system for a tiltrotor aircraft may be configured to control tilting of a pylon assembly relative to a wing of the aircraft. The system may include a means for generating asymmetric thrust with a propulsion rotor carried by the pylon assembly to generate a first torque on the pylon assembly in a first direction. The system may include a brake mechanism to selectively resist the first torque on the pylon assembly by applying a second torque to the pylon assembly in a second direction opposite the first direction. The rotor (via asymmetric thrust generated by the rotor) and the brake mechanism are coordinated to work against each other to control the tilt rate and angle of the pylon assembly during conversion between flight modes of the tiltrotor aircraft. Other aspects of the present technology include methods of tilting rotors of tiltrotor aircraft using asymmetric thrust and brake mechanisms.
FILED Monday, June 14, 2021
APPL NO 17/346671
ART UNIT 3647 — Aeronautics, Agriculture, Fishing, Trapping, Vermin Destroying, Plant and Animal Husbandry, Weaponry, Nuclear Systems, and License and Review
CURRENT CPC
Aeroplanes; Helicopters
B64C 29/0033 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
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US 11724829 Smith et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Army (DOA)
U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center (NSSC)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
NASA Shared Services Center (NSSC)
APPLICANT(S) Utah State University Space Dynamics Laboratory (North Logan, Utah)
ASSIGNEE(S)
INVENTOR(S) Tyson Smith (Logan, Utah);  Zachary Lewis (Logan, Utah);  Kurt Olsen (Logan, Utah);  Marc Anthony Bulcher (Brigham City, Utah);  Stephen Whitmore (Logan, Utah)
ABSTRACT A hybrid propulsion system includes a housing, at least two electrodes, a solid-grain fuel material, a combustion chamber, an oxidizer port, and a nozzle. The housing has a first end and a second end and defines a cavity. The electrodes extend into the cavity. The fuel material is free of an oxidizer and is positioned in the cavity. The fuel material has a combustion surface and is exposed to the electrodes. The combustion chamber is defined between the combustion surface and the second end. The oxidizer port provides a flow of oxidizer to the combustion chamber. The nozzle is positioned at the second end. Combustion of the fuel material in the combustion chamber may be dominated by radiative heat transfer. Combustion of the fuel material in the combustion chamber may generate thrust of no more than 5 N at an oxidizer flow rate of no more than 5 g/s.
FILED Thursday, March 10, 2022
APPL NO 17/691614
ART UNIT 3746 — Thermal & Combustion Technology, Motive & Fluid Power Systems
CURRENT CPC
Cosmonautics; Vehicles or Equipment Therefor
B64G 1/404 (20130101) Original (OR) Class

Jet-propulsion Plants
F02K 9/72 (20130101)
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US 11724920 Butler et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Air Force (DAF)
APPLICANT(S) Roccor, LLC (Longmont, Colorado)
ASSIGNEE(S) Roccor, LLC (Longmont, Colorado)
INVENTOR(S) Kassi Butler (Longmont, Colorado);  Bruce Davis (Boulder, Colorado);  Thomas Jeffrey Harvey (Nederland, Colorado);  Zachary McConnel (Centennial, Colorado);  Andrew Tomchek (Erie, Colorado);  Thomas J. Rose (Erie, Colorado)
ABSTRACT Telescoping boom systems, devices, and methods are provided in accordance with various embodiments. For example, some embodiments include zero dead band telescoping boom systems, devices, and methods. Embodiments in general include hard stop preloading mechanisms for telescoping booms with multiple tube segments. Some embodiments provide components that facilitate the deployment sequencing of the multiple tube segments along with facilitating preloading of the multiple tube segments of a telescoping boom. The tools and techniques provided may be integrated into the multiple tube segments rather than being provided as a separate system. Some embodiments allow for precise deployment of the multiple tube segments of the telescoping boom systems, devices, and methods.
FILED Wednesday, July 15, 2020
APPL NO 16/929966
ART UNIT 3655 — Material and Article Handling
CURRENT CPC
Cranes; Load-engaging Elements or Devices for Cranes, Capstans, Winches, or Tackles
B66C 23/706 (20130101)
B66C 23/708 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
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US 11725008 Di Francesco et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Army (DOA)
U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC)
Breast Cancer Research Program (USAMRMCBCRP)
APPLICANT(S) Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, Texas)
ASSIGNEE(S) Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, Texas)
INVENTOR(S) Maria Emilia Di Francesco (Houston, Texas);  Philip Jones (Houston, Texas);  Timothy Joseph McAfoos (Pearland, Texas)
ABSTRACT The present invention relates to ethanediamine-heterocycle compounds that are able to act as inhibitors of PRMTs (protein arginine methyltransferases) for treating cancer and other diseases mediated by PRMTs.
FILED Tuesday, May 04, 2021
APPL NO 17/307568
ART UNIT 1626 — Organic Chemistry
CURRENT CPC
Preparations for Medical, Dental, or Toilet Purposes
A61K 45/06 (20130101)

Specific Therapeutic Activity of Chemical Compounds or Medicinal Preparations
A61P 3/00 (20180101)
A61P 35/02 (20180101)

Heterocyclic Compounds
C07D 471/04 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
C07D 487/04 (20130101)
C07D 498/04 (20130101)
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US 11725204 Barbieri et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
Department of the Navy (DON)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR)
Division of Graduate Education (DGE)
APPLICANT(S) Yale University (New Haven, Connecticut)
ASSIGNEE(S) YALE UNIVERSITY (New Haven, Connecticut)
INVENTOR(S) Edward Barbieri (Lindenhurst, New York);  Farren Isaacs (Stamford, Connecticut)
ABSTRACT Compositions and methods for gene editing are provided. The methods employ an oligo-based annealing mechanism that is rooted in the process of DNA replication rather than homologous recombination (HR). Oligo incorporation efficiencies are comparable and often exceed those of CRISPR/cas9 editing without the need for double strand breaks (DSBs). By relying on the multiplex annealing of oligos rather than DSBs the process is highly scalable across a genomic region of interest and can generate many scarless modifications of a chromosome simultaneously. Combinatorial genomic diversity can be generated across a population of cells in a single transformation event; genomic landscapes can be traversed through successive iterations of the process, and genome-wide changes can be massively parallelized and amplified through systematic strain mating.
FILED Thursday, April 27, 2017
APPL NO 16/097091
ART UNIT 1636 — Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Nucleic Acids, Recombinant DNA and RNA, Gene Regulation, Nucleic Acid Amplification, Animals and Plants, Combinatorial/ Computational Chemistry
CURRENT CPC
Microorganisms or Enzymes; Compositions Thereof; Propagating, Preserving, or Maintaining Microorganisms; Mutation or Genetic Engineering; Culture Media
C12N 15/102 (20130101)
C12N 15/1058 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
C12N 15/1079 (20130101)
C12N 15/1082 (20130101)
C12N 15/1086 (20130101)

Measuring or Testing Processes Involving Enzymes, Nucleic Acids or Microorganisms; Compositions or Test Papers Therefor; Processes of Preparing Such Compositions; Condition-responsive Control in Microbiological or Enzymological Processes
C12Q 2525/185 (20130101)
C12Q 2543/10 (20130101)

Combinatorial Chemistry; Libraries, e.g Chemical Libraries
C40B 30/06 (20130101)
C40B 40/02 (20130101)

Investigating or Analysing Materials by Determining Their Chemical or Physical Properties
G01N 33/5014 (20130101)
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US 11725248 Staudt et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Army (DOA)
U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC)
Breast Cancer Research Program (USAMRMCBCRP)
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
APPLICANT(S) The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services (Bethesda, Maryland);  British Columbia Cancer Agency Branch (Vancouver, Canada);  Julius-Maximilians University of Würzburg (Würzburg, Germany);  Oregon Health and Science University (Portland, Oregon);  Hospital Clinic de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain);  Universitat de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain);  Oslo University Hospital HF (Oslo, Norway);  Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska (Lincoln, Nebraska);  The Cleveland Clinic Foundation (Cleveland, Ohio);  Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (Rochester, Minnesota)
ASSIGNEE(S) The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services (Bethesda, Maryland);  British Columbia Cancer Agency Branch (Vancouver, Canada);  Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg (Würzburg, Germany);  Oregon Health and Science University (Portland, Oregon);  Hospital Clinic de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain);  Universitat de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain);  Oslo University Hospital HF (Oslo, Norway);  The Cleveland Clinic Foundation (Cleveland, Ohio);  Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (Rochester, Minnesota)
INVENTOR(S) Louis M. Staudt (Bethesda, Maryland);  David William Scott (Vancouver, Canada);  George W. Wright (Rockville, Maryland);  Andreas Rosenwald (Wurzburg, Germany);  Pau Abrisqueta (Barcelona, Spain);  Rita Braziel (West Linn, Oregon);  Elias Campo Guerri (Barcelona, Spain);  Wing C. Chan (Pasadena, California);  Joseph M. Connors (Vancouver, Canada);  Jan Delabie (Toronto, Canada);  Diego Villa (Vancouver, Canada);  Kai Fu (Omaha, Nebraska);  Randy D. Gascoyne (North Vancouver, Canada);  Timothy Greiner (Council Bluffs, Iowa);  Elaine S. Jaffe (Great Falls, Virginia);  Pedro Jares (Barcelona, Spain);  Anja Mottok (Vancouver, Canada);  German Ott (Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany);  Lisa M. Rimsza (Scottsdale, Arizona);  Graham Slack (Richmond, Canada);  Dennis Weisenburger (Glendora, California);  Erlend B. Smeland (Oslo, Norway);  James Robert Cook (Shaker Heights, Ohio)
ABSTRACT The present invention provides methods of determining a survival predictor score of a subject having mantle cell lymphoma (MCL). The present invention also provides methods of predicting the survival outcome of a subject having MCL and provides methods of selecting a treatment for a subject having MCL.
FILED Thursday, April 20, 2017
APPL NO 16/094965
ART UNIT 1671 — Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Nucleic Acids, Recombinant DNA and RNA, Gene Regulation, Nucleic Acid Amplification, Animals and Plants, Combinatorial/ Computational Chemistry
CURRENT CPC
Measuring or Testing Processes Involving Enzymes, Nucleic Acids or Microorganisms; Compositions or Test Papers Therefor; Processes of Preparing Such Compositions; Condition-responsive Control in Microbiological or Enzymological Processes
C12Q 1/6886 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
C12Q 2600/106 (20130101)
C12Q 2600/118 (20130101)
C12Q 2600/158 (20130101)
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US 11725262 Pittari, III et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Army (DOA)
Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC)
Army Research Laboratory (CCDC ARL)
APPLICANT(S) U.S. Army Research Laboratory ATTN: RDRL-LOC-I (Adelphi, Maryland)
ASSIGNEE(S) The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army (Washington, District of Columbia)
INVENTOR(S) John J. Pittari, III (Nottingham, Maryland);  Steven M. Kilczewski (Belcamp, Maryland);  Jeffrey J. Swab (Fallston, Maryland);  Kristopher A. Darling (Havre De Grace, Maryland);  Billy C. Hornbuckle (Aberdeen, Maryland);  Heather A. Murdoch (Baltimore, Maryland);  Robert J. Dowding (Abingdon, Maryland)
ABSTRACT A sintered cemented carbide body including tungsten carbide, and a substantially cobalt-free binder including an iron-based alloy sintered with the tungsten carbide. The iron-based alloy is approximately 2-25% of the overall weight percentage of the sintered tungsten carbide and iron-based alloy. The tungsten carbide may be approximately 90 wt % and the iron-based alloy may be approximately 10 wt % of the overall weight percentage of the sintered tungsten carbide and iron-based alloy. The tungsten carbide may comprise a substantially same size before and after undergoing sintering. The iron-based alloy may be sintered with the tungsten carbide using a uniaxial hot pressing process, a spark plasma sintering process, or a pressureless sintering process. The sintered tungsten carbide and iron-based alloy has a hardness value of at least 15 GPa and a fracture toughness value of at least 11 MPa√m.
FILED Friday, August 12, 2022
APPL NO 17/886949
ART UNIT 1788 — Miscellaneous Articles, Stock Material
CURRENT CPC
Working Metallic Powder; Manufacture of Articles From Metallic Powder; Making Metallic Powder
B22F 3/14 (20130101)
B22F 3/105 (20130101)

Alloys
C22C 1/051 (20130101)
C22C 29/02 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
C22C 29/08 (20130101)
C22C 29/067 (20130101)
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US 11725525 Heeter
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Air Force (DAF)
Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
APPLICANT(S) Rolls-Royce North American Technologies Inc. (Indianapolis, Indiana)
ASSIGNEE(S) Rolls-Royce North American Technologies Inc. (Indianapolis, Indiana)
INVENTOR(S) Robert W. Heeter (Noblesville, Indiana)
ABSTRACT An engine section stator for a gas turbine engine having a compressor, a combustor, and a turbine. The engine section stator includes an inner band, an outer band spaced radially outwardly from the inner band, and a series of spaced apart aerofoils extending the inner and outer bands. The engine section stator includes a stiffness feature that extends away from one of the inner and outer bands of the engine section stator. The stiffness feature configured to increase the high cycle fatigue strength of the aerofoils without impeding airflow passing between the inner and outer bands.
FILED Wednesday, January 19, 2022
APPL NO 17/578885
ART UNIT 3745 — Thermal & Combustion Technology, Motive & Fluid Power Systems
CURRENT CPC
Non-positive Displacement Machines or Engines, e.g Steam Turbines
F01D 9/041 (20130101) Original (OR) Class

Indexing Scheme for Aspects Relating to Non-positive-displacement Machines or Engines, Gas-turbines or Jet-propulsion Plants
F05D 2240/121 (20130101)
F05D 2300/501 (20130101)
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US 11725638 Barrett et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Air Force (DAF)
Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC)
Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD R&E)
MIT Lincoln Laboratory (MITLL)
Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)
Operated by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) at Lexington, MA
APPLICANT(S) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
ASSIGNEE(S) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
INVENTOR(S) Steven Barrett (Cambridge, Massachusetts);  Haofeng Xu (Boston, Massachusetts);  Yiou He (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
ABSTRACT Electroaerodynamic devices and their methods of operation are disclosed. In one embodiment, ions are formed by dielectric barrier discharge using a time varying voltage differential applied between a first electrode and a second electrode. The ions are then accelerated in a downstream direction using a second voltage differential applied between a third electrode and the first and/or second electrodes, where the third electrode is located down stream from the first and second electrodes. The ions may then collide with naturally charged molecules and/or atoms within a fluid to accelerate the fluid in the downstream to create an ionic wind and an associated thrust.
FILED Tuesday, January 28, 2020
APPL NO 16/774965
ART UNIT 3741 — Thermal & Combustion Technology, Motive & Fluid Power Systems
CURRENT CPC
Aeroplanes; Helicopters
B64C 23/005 (20130101)
B64C 2230/12 (20130101)

Producing a Reactive Propulsive Thrust, Not Otherwise Provided for
F03H 1/0037 (20130101)
F03H 1/0087 (20130101) Original (OR) Class

Plasma Technique; Production of Accelerated Electrically-charged Particles or of Neutrons; Production or Acceleration of Neutral Molecular or Atomic Beams
H05H 1/54 (20130101)
H05H 1/2406 (20130101)
H05H 1/2418 (20210501)
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US 11725694 Davis et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Air Force (DAF)
Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC)
Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC)
APPLICANT(S) RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (Farmington, Connecticut)
ASSIGNEE(S) RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (Farmington, Connecticut)
INVENTOR(S) Todd A. Davis (Tolland, Connecticut);  Dale C. Humphries (Southington, Connecticut)
ABSTRACT A gas turbine engine according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a bearing compartment, a seal runner, a seal configured to cooperate with the seal runner to seal the bearing compartment, and a catcher in contact with the seal runner to minimize deflection of the seal runner. A method is also disclosed.
FILED Monday, December 20, 2021
APPL NO 17/555567
ART UNIT 3745 — Thermal & Combustion Technology, Motive & Fluid Power Systems
CURRENT CPC
Shafts; Flexible Shafts; Elements or Crankshaft Mechanisms; Rotary Bodies Other Than Gearing Elements; Bearings
F16C 33/76 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
F16C 2360/23 (20130101)
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US 11725699 Black
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Army (DOA)
APPLICANT(S) Rolls-Royce Corporation (Indianapolis, Indiana)
ASSIGNEE(S) Rolls-Royce Corporation (Indianapolis, Indiana)
INVENTOR(S) Joseph D. Black (Indianapolis, Indiana)
ABSTRACT In some examples, a cone clutch assembly includes an inner cone member defining a first friction surface; an outer cone member defining a second friction surface opposing the first friction surface; and an independent friction member positioned between the first friction surface of the inner cone member and the second friction surface of the outer cone member. The inner cone member and outer cone member are configured to be selectively engaged and disengaged from each other. When the inner cone member is engaged with the outer cone member, the first friction surface of the inner cone member frictionally engages a third friction surface of the friction member, and the second friction surface of the outer cone member engages a fourth friction surface of the friction member such that rotational motion is transferred between the inner cone member and the outer cone member via the friction member.
FILED Wednesday, December 29, 2021
APPL NO 17/564288
ART UNIT 3659 — Material and Article Handling
CURRENT CPC
Couplings for Transmitting Rotation; Clutches; Brakes
F16D 13/32 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
F16D 13/66 (20130101)
F16D 13/72 (20130101)
F16D 13/74 (20130101)
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US 11725749 Wehner et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
APPLICANT(S) THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (Oakland, California)
ASSIGNEE(S) THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (Oakland, California)
INVENTOR(S) Michael Wehner (Santa Cruz, California);  Keng-Yu Lin (Santa Cruz, California);  Natalie King (Santa Cruz, California)
ABSTRACT A passive microfluidic valve includes a first manifold portion having a first chamber; a first inlet fluidly coupled to the first chamber; and a second inlet. The valve also includes a second manifold portion in fluid communication with the first chamber via a channel. The second manifold portion includes a second chamber fluidly coupled to the first chamber and the second inlet. The valve further includes a flexible membrane disposed between the first manifold portion and the second manifold portion and separating the first chamber and the second chamber, the flexible membrane configured to modulate a flow rate of a media flowing between the first inlet and the second inlet in either direction in response to pressure of the media flow.
FILED Monday, November 01, 2021
APPL NO 17/515792
ART UNIT 3753 — Fluid Handling and Dispensing
CURRENT CPC
Microstructural Devices or Systems, e.g Micromechanical Devices
B81B 2201/038 (20130101)
B81B 2201/054 (20130101)

Valves; Taps; Cocks; Actuating-floats; Devices for Venting or Aerating
F16K 99/0015 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
F16K 99/0025 (20130101)
F16K 99/0057 (20130101)
F16K 2099/0069 (20130101)
F16K 2099/0082 (20130101)
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US 11725824 Dai et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Air Force (DAF)
Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
APPLICANT(S) Raytheon Technologies Corporation (Farmington, Connecticut)
ASSIGNEE(S) Raytheon Technologies Corporation (Farmington, Connecticut)
INVENTOR(S) Zhongtao Dai (West Hartford, Connecticut);  Peter A T Cocks (South Glastonbury, Connecticut)
ABSTRACT A combustor for a rotating detonation engine includes a radially outer wall extending along an axis (A); a radially inner wall extending along the axis (A), wherein the radially inner wall is positioned within the radially outer wall to define an annular detonation chamber having an inlet for fuel and oxidant and an outlet; a first passage for feeding at least one of the fuel and the oxidant along a first passage axis (a1) to the inlet; a second passage for feeding at least one of the fuel and the oxidant along a second passage axis (a2) to the inlet, wherein the second passage axis is arranged at an angle (α) relative to the first passage axis whereby mixing of flow from the first passage and the second passage is induced.
FILED Thursday, April 08, 2021
APPL NO 17/225500
ART UNIT 3741 — Thermal & Combustion Technology, Motive & Fluid Power Systems
CURRENT CPC
Gas-turbine Plants; Air Intakes for Jet-propulsion Plants; Controlling Fuel Supply in Air-breathing Jet-propulsion Plants
F02C 5/00 (20130101)

Generating Combustion Products of High Pressure or High Velocity, e.g Gas-turbine Combustion Chambers
F23R 7/00 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
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US 11725880 Martin
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Army (DOA)
Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP)
Department of Energy (DOE)
APPLICANT(S) Energy and Environmental Research Center Foundation (Grand Forks, North Dakota)
ASSIGNEE(S) Energy and Environmental Research Center Foundation (Grand Forks, North Dakota)
INVENTOR(S) Christopher Lee Martin (Grand Forks, North Dakota)
ABSTRACT In various embodiments, the present invention relates to heat dissipation systems including a hygroscopic working fluid integrating waste water as makeup water. The present invention also relates to methods of using the same. The present invention also relates to hygroscopic cooling systems adapted to dispose of waste water by combining the waste water with a hygroscopic working fluid, precipitating impurities and evaporating the remaining water.
FILED Tuesday, August 11, 2020
APPL NO 16/989994
ART UNIT 3763 — Refrigeration, Vaporization, Ventilation, and Combustion
CURRENT CPC
Steam Engine Plants; Steam Accumulators; Engine Plants Not Otherwise Provided For; Engines Using Special Working Fluids or Cycles
F01K 9/003 (20130101)

Air-conditioning; Air-humidification; Ventilation; Use of Air Currents for Screening
F24F 3/1417 (20130101)
F24F 5/0035 (20130101)
F24F 2003/144 (20130101)

Steam or Vapour Condensers
F28B 9/06 (20130101) Original (OR) Class

Heat-exchange Apparatus, Not Provided for in Another Subclass, in Which the Heat-exchange Media Come into Direct Contact Without Chemical Interaction
F28C 1/02 (20130101)
F28C 1/04 (20130101)
F28C 1/16 (20130101)
F28C 2001/006 (20130101)

Details of Heat-exchange and Heat-transfer Apparatus, of General Application
F28F 23/02 (20130101)
F28F 25/02 (20130101)
F28F 25/12 (20130101)
F28F 25/087 (20130101)
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US 11725916 McNicholas et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Navy (DON)
Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC)
APPLICANT(S) The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (Crane, Indiana)
ASSIGNEE(S) The United States of America, as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy (Washington, District of Columbia)
INVENTOR(S) William McNicholas (Ellettsville, Indiana);  Joshua E. Gwaltney (Sandborn, Indiana);  Eric Scheid (Bloomington, Indiana);  Matt E Cummings (Bedford, Indiana);  Andrew Richard Davis (Mesa, Arizona)
ABSTRACT Provided is a frangible munitions device optimized for a dome and cylinder that yields fragments having shapes corresponding to a predetermined embossment pattern upon explosive rupture. The embossment pattern includes a first set of inner regular hexagonal embossments formed into the dome and cylinder that are aligned with the axis of the cylinder, and a second set of outer pre-deformed hexagonal shapes that distort to produce regular hexagonal shapes after drawing into the cylinder wall. The second set of shapes are separated by sharp transition regions. The shapes are embossed in a repeated pattern around the hollow cylinder and the dome top. The dome yields a plurality of fragments having shapes corresponding to the first set of inner regular hexagonal embossments upon explosive rupture, while the cylinder yields a plurality of fragments having shapes corresponding to the second set of outer pre-deformed hexagonal embossments upon explosive rupture.
FILED Thursday, July 28, 2022
APPL NO 17/876231
ART UNIT 3641 — Aeronautics, Agriculture, Fishing, Trapping, Vermin Destroying, Plant and Animal Husbandry, Weaponry, Nuclear Systems, and License and Review
CURRENT CPC
Explosive Charges, e.g for Blasting, Fireworks, Ammunition
F42B 12/22 (20130101)
F42B 12/24 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
F42B 27/00 (20130101)
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US 11725924 Mohan et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
APPLICANT(S) PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER INCORPORATED (Palo Alto, California)
ASSIGNEE(S) Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated (Palo Alto, California)
INVENTOR(S) Shiwali Mohan (Palo Alto, California);  Matthew Klenk (San Francisco, California);  Matthew Shreve (Campbell, California);  Aaron Ang (Mountain View, California);  John Turner Maxwell, III (Santa Clara, California);  Kent Evans (Cupertino, California)
ABSTRACT A method is provided. The method includes obtaining an enhanced state graph. The enhanced state graph represents a set of objects within an environment and a set of positions of the set of objects. The enhanced state graph includes a set of object nodes, a set of property nodes and a set of goal nodes to represent a set of objectives. The method also includes generating a set of instructions for a set of mechanical systems based on the enhanced state graph. The set of mechanical systems is configured to interact with one or more of the set of objects within the environment. The method further includes operating the set of mechanical systems to achieve the set of objectives based on the set of instructions.
FILED Wednesday, November 03, 2021
APPL NO 17/518417
ART UNIT 2116 — Computer Error Control, Reliability, & Control Systems
CURRENT CPC
Manipulators; Chambers Provided With Manipulation Devices
B25J 9/163 (20130101)
B25J 9/1664 (20130101)
B25J 13/003 (20130101)
B25J 13/089 (20130101)

Measuring Length, Thickness or Similar Linear Dimensions; Measuring Angles; Measuring Areas; Measuring Irregularities of Surfaces or Contours
G01B 7/003 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
G01B 7/023 (20130101)

Control or Regulating Systems in General; Functional Elements of Such Systems; Monitoring or Testing Arrangements for Such Systems or Elements
G05B 15/02 (20130101)

Electric Digital Data Processing
G06F 18/21375 (20230101)
G06F 40/10 (20200101)
G06F 40/40 (20200101)
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US 11726021 Frederickson
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Navy (DON)
APPLICANT(S) The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (Keyport, Washington)
ASSIGNEE(S) The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (Keyport, Washington)
INVENTOR(S) Kraig Frederickson (Bremerton, Washington)
ABSTRACT Methods for sampling the particulates and substances emitted from a test sample when the surface of the sample is ablated. The disclosed sampling chamber and methods avoids the need for clean rooms and other expensive testing apparatus and can be used to test a variety of materials in accordance with standard measurement procedures. Use of the testing chamber and methods assists with safety and risk evaluation in applications such as painting and removal of coatings.
FILED Wednesday, April 27, 2022
APPL NO 17/730231
ART UNIT 2855 — Printing/Measuring and Testing
CURRENT CPC
Separation
B01D 47/021 (20130101)
B01D 53/18 (20130101)

Investigating or Analysing Materials by Determining Their Chemical or Physical Properties
G01N 1/44 (20130101)
G01N 1/4077 (20130101)
G01N 15/0618 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
G01N 2001/4088 (20130101)
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US 11726119 Sud et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Air Force (DAF)
The Aerospace Corporation (AEROSPACE)
Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)
Operated by The Aerospace Corporation (AEROSPACE) at El Segundo, CA
APPLICANT(S) The Aerospace Corporation (El Segundo, California)
ASSIGNEE(S) THE AEROSPACE CORPORATION (El Segundo, California)
INVENTOR(S) Seema Sud (Reston, Virginia);  Timothy Jones (Purcellville, Virginia)
ABSTRACT Fractional Fourier Transform (FrFT)-based spectrum analyzers and spectrum analysis techniques are disclosed. Rather than using the standard Fast Fourier Transform (FFT), the FrFT may be used to view the signal content contained in a particular bandwidth. Usage of the FrFT in place of the frequency or time domain allows viewing of the signal in different dimensions, where “spectral” features of interest, or signal content, may appear where they were not visible in these domains before. This may allow signals to be identified and viewed in any domain within the continuous time-frequency plane, and may significantly enhance the ability to detect and extract signals that were previously hidden under interference and/or noise, provide or enhance the ability to extract signals from a congested environment, and enable operation in a signal-dense environment.
FILED Friday, January 10, 2020
APPL NO 16/739187
ART UNIT 2853 — Printing/Measuring and Testing
CURRENT CPC
Measuring Electric Variables; Measuring Magnetic Variables
G01R 23/165 (20130101) Original (OR) Class

Electric Digital Data Processing
G06F 17/141 (20130101)

Impedance Networks, e.g Resonant Circuits; Resonators
H03H 17/0213 (20130101)

Transmission
H04B 1/1027 (20130101)
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US 11726169 Patel et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Navy (DON)
Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)
APPLICANT(S) The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (Arlington, Virginia)
ASSIGNEE(S) The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (Washington, District of Columbia)
INVENTOR(S) Yogeshkumar M. Patel (Ventura, California);  Robert Barreto (Ventura, California);  Christopher F. Calderon (Oxnard, California);  Nathan Andrew Alday (Ventura, California);  Andrew Hamilton Kay (Lynn Haven, Florida);  Paul Nelson (Oxnard, California);  Donald Patrick Hilliard (Camarillo, California);  Dean Lucian Mensa (Ventura, California);  Leroy Francis Mumma (Oxnard, California)
ABSTRACT A system for augmenting 360-degree aspect monostatic radar cross section of an aircraft. The system may comprise a pair of pods mountable on opposing wing tips of an aircraft and each having a pod housing with an elongate body tapering forwardly to a nose and rearwardly to a tail. Each pod may comprise a forward SDL disposed within the nose, a rear SDL disposed within the tail, and a pair of mid-body SDLs disposed within a mid-section of the pod housing. The SDLs may be arranged within the pods to reflect radiation and provide coverage around the aircraft over a region of about 360 azimuth degrees. Each SDL may comprise radar absorbing material located on an interior reflective surface, and portions of the elongate bodies may be constructed of radome material. The SDLs may be Luneburg lens having diameters of at least approximately 8-inches.
FILED Tuesday, March 01, 2022
APPL NO 17/683535
ART UNIT 3648 — Aeronautics, Agriculture, Fishing, Trapping, Vermin Destroying, Plant and Animal Husbandry, Weaponry, Nuclear Systems, and License and Review
CURRENT CPC
Radio Direction-finding; Radio Navigation; Determining Distance or Velocity by Use of Radio Waves; Locating or Presence-detecting by Use of the Reflection or Reradiation of Radio Waves; Analogous Arrangements Using Other Waves
G01S 7/027 (20210501)
G01S 7/032 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
G01S 13/75 (20130101)
G01S 13/933 (20200101)

Antennas, i.e Radio Aerials
H01Q 15/08 (20130101)
H01Q 15/23 (20130101)
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US 11726274 Veitch et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Air Force (DAF)
Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
APPLICANT(S) Wavefront Research, Inc. (Northampton, Pennsylvania)
ASSIGNEE(S) Wavefront Research, Inc. (Northampton, Pennsylvania)
INVENTOR(S) Randall C. Veitch (Nazareth, Pennsylvania);  Thomas W. Stone (Hellertown, Pennsylvania)
ABSTRACT Compact ASIC, chip-on-board, flip-chip, interposer, and related packaging techniques are incorporated to minimize the footprint of optoelectronic interconnect devices, including the Optical Data Pipe. In addition, ruggedized packaging techniques are incorporated to increase the durability and application space for optoelectronic interconnect devices, including an Optical Data Pipe.
FILED Monday, November 01, 2021
APPL NO 17/516583
ART UNIT 2874 — Optics
CURRENT CPC
Optical Elements, Systems, or Apparatus
G02B 6/4204 (20130101)
G02B 6/4212 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
G02B 6/4239 (20130101)
G02B 6/4244 (20130101)

Semiconductor Devices; Electric Solid State Devices Not Otherwise Provided for
H01L 31/02327 (20130101)

Printed Circuits; Casings or Constructional Details of Electric Apparatus; Manufacture of Assemblages of Electrical Components
H05K 1/181 (20130101)
H05K 1/0274 (20130101)
H05K 3/284 (20130101)
H05K 2201/10121 (20130101)
H05K 2201/10128 (20130101)
H05K 2201/10143 (20130101)

Climate Change Mitigation Technologies in the Production or Processing of Goods
Y02P 70/50 (20151101)

Technical Subjects Covered by Former US Classification
Y10T 29/49002 (20150115)
Y10T 29/49117 (20150115)
Y10T 29/49144 (20150115)
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US 11726358 Lentz
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Air Force (DAF)
APPLICANT(S) US Gov't as represented by Secretary of Air Force (Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio)
ASSIGNEE(S) United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force (Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio)
INVENTOR(S) Joshua K. Lentz (Niceville, Florida)
ABSTRACT A system, apparatus, and method include a first display device having a first set of pixels adapted to output light; a second display device having a second set of pixels adapted to output light; a first transparent plate spaced apart from each of the first display device and the second display device. The first transparent plate includes a first set of photonic crystal structures arranged in a first direction and adapted to deviate a first path of the light transmitted from the first and second set of pixels at a first angle. A second transparent plate is spaced apart from the first transparent plate and includes a second set of photonic crystal structures arranged in a second direction different from the first direction and adapted to deviate a second path of the light transmitted through the first transparent plate at a second angle to create a third path of light.
FILED Thursday, April 29, 2021
APPL NO 17/244015
ART UNIT 2871 — Optics
CURRENT CPC
Devices or Arrangements, the Optical Operation of Which Is Modified by Changing the Optical Properties of the Medium of the Devices or Arrangements for the Control of the Intensity, Colour, Phase, Polarisation or Direction of Light, e.g Switching, Gating, Modulating or Demodulating; Techniques or Procedures for the Operation Thereof; Frequency-changing; Non-linear Optics; Optical Logic Elements; Optical Analogue/digital Converters
G02F 1/13336 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
G02F 2202/32 (20130101)

Electric Digital Data Processing
G06F 3/1446 (20130101)

Displaying; Advertising; Signs; Labels or Name-plates; Seals
G09F 9/3026 (20130101)
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US 11726481 Perkins et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
APPLICANT(S) Boston Dynamics, Inc. (Waltham, Massachusetts)
ASSIGNEE(S) Boston Dynamics, Inc. (Waltham, Massachusetts)
INVENTOR(S) Alexander Douglas Perkins (Arlington, Massachusetts);  Kevin Blankespoor (Arlington, Massachusetts)
ABSTRACT An example implementation includes (i) receiving sensor data that indicates topographical features of an environment in which a robotic device is operating, (ii) processing the sensor data into a topographical map that includes a two-dimensional matrix of discrete cells, the discrete cells indicating sample heights of respective portions of the environment, (iii) determining, for a first foot of the robotic device, a first step path extending from a first lift-off location to a first touch-down location, (iv) identifying, within the topographical map, a first scan patch of cells that encompass the first step path, (v) determining a first high point among the first scan patch of cells; and (vi) during the first step, directing the robotic device to lift the first foot to a first swing height that is higher than the determined first high point.
FILED Tuesday, November 02, 2021
APPL NO 17/453270
ART UNIT 3665 — Computerized Vehicle Controls and Navigation, Radio Wave, Optical and Acoustic Wave Communication, Robotics, and Nuclear Systems
CURRENT CPC
Manipulators; Chambers Provided With Manipulation Devices
B25J 9/1664 (20130101)

Motor Vehicles; Trailers
B62D 57/032 (20130101)

Systems for Controlling or Regulating Non-electric Variables
G05D 1/021 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
G05D 1/0212 (20130101)

Technical Subjects Covered by Former USPC Cross-reference Art Collections [XRACs] and Digests
Y10S 901/01 (20130101)
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US 11727266 Chu et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Army (DOA)
Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC)
Army Research Laboratory (CCDC ARL)
Army Research Office (CCDC ARO)
APPLICANT(S) International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, New York)
ASSIGNEE(S) International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, New York)
INVENTOR(S) Linsong Chu (White Plains, New York);  Pranita Sharad Dewan (White Plains, New York);  Raghu Kiran Ganti (Elmsford, New York);  Joshua M. Rosenkranz (Westchester, New York);  Mudhakar Srivatsa (White Plains, New York)
ABSTRACT Aspects of the present disclosure relate to annotating or tagging customer data. In some embodiments, the annotating can include summarizing touchpoints into k-hot encoding feature vectors, mapping the feature vectors onto an embedding layer, predicting a hierarchical data sequence using the embedding layer and the feature vectors, extracting the feature vectors that are most influential in predicting the embedding layer, and outputting the touchpoints associated with the most influential feature vectors.
FILED Friday, August 02, 2019
APPL NO 16/530046
ART UNIT 2156 — Data Bases & File Management
CURRENT CPC
Electric Digital Data Processing
G06F 16/282 (20190101)
G06F 16/285 (20190101)

Computer Systems Based on Specific Computational Models
G06N 3/08 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
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US 11727294 Fleischer et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Air Force (DAF)
Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
APPLICANT(S) Trustees of Princeton University (Princeton, New Jersey)
ASSIGNEE(S) Trustees of Princeton University (Princeton, New Jersey)
INVENTOR(S) Jason W. Fleischer (Princeton, New Jersey);  Chien-Hung Lu (Newark, California);  Xiaohang Sun (Princeton, New Jersey);  Matthew Reichert (Kendall Park, New Jersey);  Hugo Defienne (Étang Salé, France)
ABSTRACT A quantum information processing system comprises a light source, a detector, at least one spatial light modulator and at least one optical lens. The light source is configured to provide a beam of entangled photons. The at least one optical lens is configured to project the resultant beam onto the spatial light modulator, either by direct imaging or by performing a full or partial optical Fourier transform. Said spatial light modulator includes a plurality of discrete pixels and is configured to select one or more of the plurality of discrete pixels to generate a resultant beam from said beam of entangled photons. The resultant beam from said spatial light modulator is projected onto the detector. For optical computation, such as search algorithms, the configuration and projections are repeated to find the optimal solution.
FILED Friday, July 28, 2017
APPL NO 15/663535
ART UNIT 2488 — Recording and Compression
CURRENT CPC
Devices or Arrangements, the Optical Operation of Which Is Modified by Changing the Optical Properties of the Medium of the Devices or Arrangements for the Control of the Intensity, Colour, Phase, Polarisation or Direction of Light, e.g Switching, Gating, Modulating or Demodulating; Techniques or Procedures for the Operation Thereof; Frequency-changing; Non-linear Optics; Optical Logic Elements; Optical Analogue/digital Converters
G02F 2203/12 (20130101)

Optical Computing Devices;
G06E 1/04 (20130101)
G06E 3/005 (20130101)

Electric Digital Data Processing
G06F 17/14 (20130101)
G06F 17/17 (20130101)
G06F 17/18 (20130101)

Computer Systems Based on Specific Computational Models
G06N 10/00 (20190101) Original (OR) Class

Image Data Processing or Generation, in General
G06T 5/10 (20130101)
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US 11728380 Ontalus
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
Technologies for Mixed-mode Ultra Scaled Integrated Circuits (T-MUSIC)
APPLICANT(S) GLOBALFOUNDRIES U.S. Inc. (Malta, New York)
ASSIGNEE(S) GlobalFoundries U.S. Inc. (Malta, New York)
INVENTOR(S) Viorel C. Ontalus (Hartford, Connecticut)
ABSTRACT Aspects of the disclosure provide a bipolar transistor structure with a sub-collector on a substrate, a first collector region on a first portion of the sub-collector, a trench isolation (TI) on a second portion of the sub-collector and adjacent the first collector region, and a second collector region on a third portion of the sub-collector and adjacent the TI. A base on first collector region and a portion of the TI. An emitter is on a first portion of the base above the first collector region. The base includes a second portion horizontally displaced from the emitter in a first horizontal direction, and horizontally displaced from the second collector region in a second horizontal direction orthogonal to the first horizontal direction.
FILED Thursday, June 24, 2021
APPL NO 17/356633
ART UNIT 2891 — Semiconductors/Memory
CURRENT CPC
Semiconductor Devices; Electric Solid State Devices Not Otherwise Provided for
H01L 27/0823 (20130101)
H01L 29/732 (20130101)
H01L 29/0821 (20130101)
H01L 29/1004 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
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US 11728398 Shur et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Navy (DON)
Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)
APPLICANT(S) The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (Arlington, Virginia)
ASSIGNEE(S) The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (Washington, District of Columbia)
INVENTOR(S) Michael Shur (Vienna, Virginia);  David J. Meyer (Fairfax, Virginia)
ABSTRACT Semiconductor devices having conductive floating gates superimposed on and/or embedded within a conducting channel for managing electromagnetic radiation in the device. The conductive floating gates can comprise a one- or two-dimensional array of asymmetric structures superimposed on and/or embedded within the conducting channel. The conductive floating gates can comprise Nb2N, Ta2N, TaNx, NbNx, WNx, or MoNx or any transition metal nitride compound. The device can include a plurality of conductive floating gates on a rear surface of a barrier layer, wherein each of the conductive floating gates might be separately biased for individual tuning. Antennas for capturing or emitting THz or sub-THz radiation could be attached to the device contacts. Terahertz or infrared radiation could be manipulated by driving a current through the conducting channel into a plasmonic boom regime. Additional manipulation of the electromagnetic radiation could be achieved by having antennas with an appropriate phase angle shift.
FILED Tuesday, July 14, 2020
APPL NO 16/928243
ART UNIT 2818 — Semiconductors/Memory
CURRENT CPC
Semiconductor Devices; Electric Solid State Devices Not Otherwise Provided for
H01L 23/552 (20130101)
H01L 27/14649 (20130101)
H01L 27/14658 (20130101)
H01L 27/14689 (20130101)
H01L 29/788 (20130101)
H01L 29/42328 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
H01L 29/66825 (20130101)
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US 11728843 Gunn et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Air Force (DAF)
Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)
Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC)
APPLICANT(S) L3Harris Technologies, Inc. (Melbourne, Florida)
ASSIGNEE(S) L3HARRIS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Melbourne, Florida)
INVENTOR(S) Joshua D. Gunn (Farmington, Utah);  Ryan W. Hinton (Erda, Utah);  Edwin J. Hemphill (Kaysville, Utah)
ABSTRACT A method for mitigating interference in a frequency hopping channel system based on codeword metrics obtained during decoding of codewords. The method includes decoding a plurality of codewords using a particular error control coding method. Each of the plurality of codewords includes portions received from plurality of channels in the frequency hopping channel system. For each decoded codeword, one or more codeword metrics are obtained based on the cost of correcting errors during decoding of the plurality of codewords. Based on the codeword metrics, one or more channel metrics are inferred. Based on the inferred one or more channel metrics, a reliability metric of a particular channel is reduced, or incoming symbols received from the particular channel are ignored during decoding.
FILED Tuesday, October 19, 2021
APPL NO 17/504985
ART UNIT 2637 — Optical Communications
CURRENT CPC
Transmission
H04B 1/715 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
H04B 1/7143 (20130101)
H04B 17/318 (20150115)
H04B 17/345 (20150115)
H04B 2001/7152 (20130101)
H04B 2001/71563 (20130101)
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US 11728902 Meyers et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Army (DOA)
Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC)
Army Research Laboratory (CCDC ARL)
APPLICANT(S) U.S. Army DEVCOM, Army Research Laboratory (Adelphi, Maryland)
ASSIGNEE(S) The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army (Washington, District of Columbia)
INVENTOR(S) Ronald E. Meyers (Columbia, Maryland);  Keith S. Deacon (Columbia, Maryland)
ABSTRACT The manipulation and control of entangled particle and entangled photon properties by means of low loss interaction free quantum means is vital for studying the fundamentals of entanglement and for future applications in distributed quantum information processing, sensing and imaging. Despite its importance, achieving low loss interaction free manipulation and control of entanglement is difficult, particularly with pulsed networked systems with quantum properties changing in space and time and with intervening absorbing elements. This invention uses low loss quantum interaction free techniques and designs that can be miniaturized to efficiently and robustly send and receive quantum information and data using pulsed and continuous origin temporal and polarization entangled particles and entangled photons. The invention may be used to improve quantum communication of information and quantum networking in fiber optics, turbulent and scattering media, and free space.
FILED Tuesday, December 13, 2022
APPL NO 18/080527
ART UNIT 2636 — Optical Communications
CURRENT CPC
Transmission
H04B 10/11 (20130101)
H04B 10/70 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
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US 11728906 Huang
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Navy (DON)
APPLICANT(S) The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (Newport, Rhode Island)
ASSIGNEE(S)
INVENTOR(S) Dehua Huang (Newport, Rhode Island)
ABSTRACT A method for providing a broadband constant beam width acoustic array includes providing a transducer array in an axisymmetric configuration. A beam width is specified, and an integer order Legendre polynomial is determined for that beam width. A control parameter is determined that will increase the integer order Legendre polynomial to that beam width. The Legendre polynomial is used to provide a shading function for the array of transducers that will give the specified beam width.
FILED Wednesday, April 20, 2022
APPL NO 17/724552
ART UNIT 3645 — Aeronautics, Agriculture, Fishing, Trapping, Vermin Destroying, Plant and Animal Husbandry, Weaponry, Nuclear Systems, and License and Review
CURRENT CPC
Geophysics; Gravitational Measurements; Detecting Masses or Objects; Tags
G01V 1/187 (20130101)

Transmission
H04B 11/00 (20130101) Original (OR) Class

Loudspeakers, Microphones, Gramophone Pick-ups or Like Acoustic Electromechanical Transducers; Deaf-aid Sets; Public Address Systems
H04R 1/406 (20130101)
H04R 3/005 (20130101)
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US 11729108 Le et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Army (DOA)
Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC)
Army Research Laboratory (CCDC ARL)
Army Research Office (CCDC ARO)
APPLICANT(S) International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, New York)
ASSIGNEE(S) INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, New York)
INVENTOR(S) Thai Franck Le (White Plains, New York);  Erich M. Nahum (New York, New York)
ABSTRACT A queue management method, system, and recording medium include Selective Acknowledgments (SACK) examining to examine SACK blocks of a forwarder to selectively drop packets in a forward flow queue based on a reverse flow queue and MultiPath Transmission Control Protocol (MPTCP) examining configured to perform a first examining to examine multipath headers to recognize MPTCP flows based on a comparison between two subflows being a part of a same superflow and a second examining to examine the reverse flow queue to determine if redundant data has been sent based on a result of the first examining, a packet in the forward flow queue from a prior transmission being dropped from the forward flow queue sent from the forwarder to a receiver if a metadata of the packet does not match a metadata of an acknowledged packet in the reverse flow queue.
FILED Friday, June 11, 2021
APPL NO 17/345289
ART UNIT 2414 — Multiplex and VoIP
CURRENT CPC
Transmission of Digital Information, e.g Telegraphic Communication
H04L 47/32 (20130101)
H04L 47/40 (20130101)
H04L 47/627 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
H04L 47/6255 (20130101)
H04L 47/6275 (20130101)
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US 11729222 Soroush et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Air Force (DAF)
Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
APPLICANT(S) Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated (Palo Alto, California)
ASSIGNEE(S) Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated (Palo Alto, California)
INVENTOR(S) Hamed Soroush (San Jose, California);  Milad Asgari Mehrabadi (Irvine, California);  Shantanu Rane (Menlo Park, California);  Marc E. Mosko (Santa Cruz, California)
ABSTRACT Embodiments provide a system and method for extracting configuration-related information for reasoning about the security and functionality of a composed system. During operation, the system determines, by a computing device, information sources associated with hardware and software components of a system, wherein the information sources include at least specification sheets, standard operating procedures, user manuals, and vulnerability databases. The system selects a set of categories of vulnerabilities in a vulnerability database, and ingests the information sources to obtain data in a normalized format. The system extracts, from the ingested information sources, configuration information, vulnerability information, dependency information, and functionality requirements to create a model for the system. The system displays, on a screen of a user device, one or more interactive elements which allow the user to view or select the information sources and the categories of vulnerabilities, initiate ingesting the information sources, and view the extracted configuration information.
FILED Wednesday, July 01, 2020
APPL NO 16/918966
ART UNIT 2498 — Cryptography and Security
CURRENT CPC
Electric Digital Data Processing
G06F 16/252 (20190101)
G06F 21/577 (20130101)
G06F 2221/034 (20130101)

Computer Systems Based on Specific Computational Models
G06N 3/04 (20130101)
G06N 5/04 (20130101)

Transmission of Digital Information, e.g Telegraphic Communication
H04L 63/205 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
H04L 63/1433 (20130101)
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US 11729583 Kassas et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Navy (DON)
Office of Naval Research (ONR)
APPLICANT(S) The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, California)
ASSIGNEE(S) The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, California)
INVENTOR(S) Zak Kassas (Irvine, California);  Kimia Shamaei (Irvine, California)
ABSTRACT Processes and device configurations, including a receiver structure, are provided to jointly estimate the time-of-arrival (TOA) and azimuth and elevation angles of direction-of-arrival (DOA) from signals of opportunity, such as received cellular long-term evolution (LTE) signals. In one embodiment, a matrix pencil (MP) algorithm is used to obtain a coarse estimate of the TOA and DOA. Tracking loop configurations are provided to refine the estimates and jointly track the TOA and DOA changes. One or more solutions are provided for acquisition and tracking in the presence of noise and multipath signals. Processes and devices configurations are provided to use refined estimates to determine position and for use in navigation of a device.
FILED Thursday, April 22, 2021
APPL NO 17/237290
ART UNIT 2633 — Digital Communications
CURRENT CPC
Radio Direction-finding; Radio Navigation; Determining Distance or Velocity by Use of Radio Waves; Locating or Presence-detecting by Use of the Reflection or Reradiation of Radio Waves; Analogous Arrangements Using Other Waves
G01S 5/0205 (20130101)

Wireless Communication Networks
H04W 4/029 (20180201) Original (OR) Class
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US 11729659 Greel et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Army (DOA)
APPLICANT(S) The Government of the United States, as represented by the Secretary of the Army (Washington, District of Columbia)
ASSIGNEE(S) The Government of the United States, as represented by the Secretary of the Army (Washington, District of Columbia)
INVENTOR(S) Richard Greel (Bel Air, Maryland);  Radhika Roy (Howell, New Jersey);  Rocio Bauer (Peach Bottom, Pennsylvania)
ABSTRACT A cross-layer security scheme can be used for a Multi-Input Multi-Output (MIMO) antenna-based large-scale multihop mobile ad hoc network (MANET) with a set of frequency-nonselective, slow/Rayleigh fading, and uncoded channels along with interference combining both physical, link, and higher layer encryption techniques for the payload in addition to signaling. Furthermore, MIMO-aware cross-layer secure MANET physical and key-based logical hierarchical routing proving scalability can be used. Security can be provided in Multi-Hop MIMO MANETs in Physical, medium access control (MAC), and internet protocol (IP) Routing layer. The MIMO-aware MANET IP Routing can include two kinds of routing: Physical Routing such as secure ad-hoc on-demand distance vector (SAODV) in the access MANET and Secure Key-based distributed hash table (DHT) “logical” routing in the backbone MANET. Both security and performance metrics can be employed to improve (e.g., optimize) both network secrecy and throughput/bandwidth capacity.
FILED Monday, May 24, 2021
APPL NO 17/327814
ART UNIT 2477 — Multiplex and VoIP
CURRENT CPC
Transmission
H04B 7/024 (20130101)
H04B 7/0452 (20130101)
H04B 17/336 (20150115)

Wireless Communication Networks
H04W 12/04 (20130101)
H04W 28/085 (20130101)
H04W 28/0236 (20130101)
H04W 28/0263 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
H04W 40/28 (20130101)
H04W 84/18 (20130101)
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US 11730005 Kim et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Navy (DON)
Office of Naval Research (ONR)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Engineering (ENG)
Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems (ECCS)
APPLICANT(S) UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH-OF THE COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
ASSIGNEE(S) University of Pittsburgh of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
INVENTOR(S) Hong Koo Kim (Wexford, Pennsylvania);  Daud Hasan Emon (Hillsboro, Oregon)
ABSTRACT Various light emitting diode device embodiments that include emissive material elements, e.g., core-shell quantum dots, that are either (i) provided in nanoscale holes provided in an insulating layer positioned between an electron supply/transport layer and a hole supply/transport layer, or (ii) provided on a suspension layer positioned above and covering a nanoscale hole in such an insulating layer. Also, various methods of making such light emitting diode devices, including lithographic and non-lithographic methods.
FILED Wednesday, May 26, 2021
APPL NO 17/330865
ART UNIT 2891 — Semiconductors/Memory
CURRENT CPC
Organic electric solid-state devices
H10K 50/00 (20230201) Original (OR) Class
H10K 50/11 (20230201)
H10K 50/15 (20230201)
H10K 50/16 (20230201)
H10K 50/18 (20230201)
H10K 50/80 (20230201)
H10K 50/115 (20230201)
H10K 59/122 (20230201)
H10K 71/00 (20230201)
H10K 77/10 (20230201)
H10K 85/146 (20230201)
H10K 85/1135 (20230201)
H10K 2101/40 (20230201)
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National Science Foundation (NSF) 

US 11723738 Riojas et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Engineering (ENG)
Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI)
APPLICANT(S) Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee);  University of Tennessee Research Foundation (Knoxville, Tennessee)
ASSIGNEE(S) UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE RESEARCH FOUNDATION (Knoxville, Tennessee);  VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY (Nashville, Tennessee)
INVENTOR(S) Katherine E. Riojas (Nashville, Tennessee);  Robert J. Webster (Nashville, Tennessee);  Daniel Caleb Rucker (Knoxville, Tennessee);  Kaitlin Oliver Butler (Knoxville, Tennessee);  Ryan Ponten (Issaquah, Washington)
ABSTRACT A small diameter surgical tool implements an agonist-antagonist deflectable joint. The deflectable joint is an actuatable bendable structure that uses push-pull, agonist-antagonist action of a pair of nested tubes to actuate the joint. The tubes are designed to have non-central, offset neutral axes, and they are fixed together at locations distal to the deflectable joint, such as at their distal ends. Axial translations of the tubes relative to each other causes a push-pull, agonist-antagonist action between the tubes, which causes the deflectable joint to bend. In one implementation, a deflectable joint can be created in nested tubes by configuring radial portions of the tube sidewalls extending along the joint to have an axial region of reduced stiffness. As a result, axial agonist-antagonist motion between the tubes can cause bending of the deflectable joint.
FILED Monday, November 06, 2017
APPL NO 15/804146
ART UNIT 3792 — Medical Instruments, Diagnostic Equipment, and Treatment Devices
CURRENT CPC
Diagnosis; Surgery; Identification
A61B 1/05 (20130101)
A61B 1/0052 (20130101)
A61B 1/0055 (20130101)
A61B 1/0057 (20130101)
A61B 34/30 (20160201)
A61B 34/32 (20160201)
A61B 34/72 (20160201) Original (OR) Class
A61B 2034/301 (20160201)
A61B 2034/306 (20160201)

Devices for Introducing Media Into, or Onto, the Body; Devices for Transducing Body Media or for Taking Media From the Body; Devices for Producing or Ending Sleep or Stupor
A61M 25/0054 (20130101)
A61M 25/0113 (20130101)
A61M 25/0136 (20130101)
A61M 25/0138 (20130101)
A61M 25/0147 (20130101)
A61M 2025/0004 (20130101)
A61M 2025/006 (20130101)
A61M 2025/015 (20130101)
A61M 2205/0266 (20130101)
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US 11724232 Wiesner et al.
FUNDED BY
National Science Foundation (NSF)
APPLICANT(S) Cornell University (Ithaca, New York)
ASSIGNEE(S) CORNELL UNIVERSITY (Ithaca, New York)
INVENTOR(S) Ulrich B. Wiesner (Ithaca, New York);  Michael O. Thompson (Ithaca, New York);  Kwan Wee Tan (Singapore, Singapore);  Byungki Jung (Portland, Oregon)
ABSTRACT A method providing direct access to porous three-dimensionally (3D) continuous polymer network structures and shapes by combining BCP-resol co-assembly with CO2 laser-induced transient heating. The CO2 laser source transiently heats the BCP-directed resol hybrid films to high temperatures at the beam position, inducing locally controlled resol thermopolymerization and BCP decomposition in ambient conditions. This enables shaping of BCP-directed porous resin structures with tunable 3D interconnected pores in a single process. Pore size can be varied from 10 nm to about 600 nm.
FILED Wednesday, November 30, 2016
APPL NO 15/364779
ART UNIT 1712 — Coating, Etching, Cleaning, Single Crystal Growth
CURRENT CPC
Separation
B01D 67/003 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
B01D 67/0032 (20130101)
B01D 67/0034 (20130101)
B01D 69/02 (20130101)
B01D 71/28 (20130101)
B01D 71/52 (20130101)
B01D 71/70 (20130101)
B01D 71/80 (20130101)
B01D 2325/022 (20130101)

Chemical or Physical Laboratory Apparatus for General Use
B01L 3/502707 (20130101)

Working-up; General Processes of Compounding; After-treatment Not Covered by Subclasses C08B, C08C, C08F, C08G or C08H
C08J 9/00 (20130101)
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US 11724237 Weitz et al.
FUNDED BY
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO)
Division of Biological Infrastructure (DBI)
Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS)
Division of Materials Research (DMR)
APPLICANT(S) President and Fellows of Harvard College (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
ASSIGNEE(S) President and Fellows of Harvard College (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
INVENTOR(S) David A. Weitz (Cambridge, Massachusetts);  Adam R. Abate (Cambridge, Massachusetts);  Tony Hung (Cambridge, Massachusetts);  Pascaline Mary (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
ABSTRACT The present invention generally relates to systems and methods for the control of fluids and, in some cases, to systems and methods for flowing a fluid into and/or out of other fluids. As examples, fluid may be injected into a droplet contained within a fluidic channel, or a fluid may be injected into a fluidic channel to create a droplet. In some embodiments, electrodes may be used to apply an electric field to one or more fluidic channels, e.g., proximate an intersection of at least two fluidic channels. For instance, a first fluid may be urged into and/or out of a second fluid, facilitated by the electric field. The electric field, in some cases, may disrupt an interface between a first fluid and at least one other fluid. Properties such as the volume, flow rate, etc. of a first fluid being urged into and/or out of a second fluid can be controlled by controlling various properties of the fluid and/or a fluidic droplet, for example curvature of the fluidic droplet, and/or controlling the applied electric field.
FILED Monday, May 16, 2022
APPL NO 17/745711
ART UNIT 3753 — Fluid Handling and Dispensing
CURRENT CPC
Mixing, e.g Dissolving, Emulsifying, Dispersing
B01F 25/314 (20220101) Original (OR) Class
B01F 33/3021 (20220101)
B01F 33/3022 (20220101)
B01F 33/3031 (20220101)

Chemical or Physical Processes, e.g Catalysis or Colloid Chemistry; Their Relevant Apparatus
B01J 19/0093 (20130101)
B01J 2219/00837 (20130101)
B01J 2219/00853 (20130101)
B01J 2219/00862 (20130101)
B01J 2219/00889 (20130101)

Chemical or Physical Laboratory Apparatus for General Use
B01L 3/50273 (20130101)
B01L 3/502784 (20130101)
B01L 2200/0673 (20130101)
B01L 2300/0867 (20130101)
B01L 2400/0415 (20130101)

Valves; Taps; Cocks; Actuating-floats; Devices for Venting or Aerating
F16K 99/0017 (20130101)
F16K 99/0042 (20130101)
F16K 99/0051 (20130101)
F16K 2099/0084 (20130101)

Investigating or Analysing Materials by Determining Their Chemical or Physical Properties
G01N 27/44791 (20130101)
G01N 2035/1034 (20130101)

Technical Subjects Covered by Former US Classification
Y10T 137/206 (20150401)
Y10T 137/0391 (20150401)
Y10T 137/2076 (20150401)
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US 11724691 McGill, Jr. et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Navy (DON)
Office of Naval Research (ONR)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
APPLICANT(S) Toyota Research Institute, Inc. (Los Altos, California);  Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
ASSIGNEE(S) Toyota Research Institute, Inc. (Los Altos, California);  Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
INVENTOR(S) Stephen G. McGill, Jr. (Broomall, Pennsylvania);  Guy Rosman (Newton, Massachusetts);  Moses Theodore Ort (Lakewood, New Jersey);  Alyssa Pierson (Somerville, Massachusetts);  Igor Gilitschenski (Cambridge, Massachusetts);  Minoru Brandon Araki (Cambridge, Massachusetts);  Luke S. Fletcher (Cambridge, Massachusetts);  Sertac Karaman (Cambridge, Massachusetts);  Daniela Rus (Weston, Massachusetts);  John Joseph Leonard (Newton, Massachusetts)
ABSTRACT Systems and methods described herein relate to estimating risk associated with a vehicular maneuver. One embodiment acquires a geometric representation of an intersection including a lane in which a vehicle is traveling and at least one other lane; discretizes the at least one other lane into a plurality of segments; determines a trajectory along which the vehicle will travel; estimates a probability density function for whether a road agent external to the vehicle is present in the respective segments; estimates a traffic-conflict probability of a traffic conflict in the respective segments conditioned on whether an external road agent is present; estimates a risk associated with the vehicle following the trajectory by integrating a product of the probability density function and the traffic-conflict probability over the at least one other lane and the plurality of segments; and controls operation of the vehicle based, at least in part, on the estimated risk.
FILED Thursday, June 13, 2019
APPL NO 16/440546
ART UNIT 3665 — Computerized Vehicle Controls and Navigation, Radio Wave, Optical and Acoustic Wave Communication, Robotics, and Nuclear Systems
CURRENT CPC
Conjoint Control of Vehicle Sub-units of Different Type or Different Function; Control Systems Specially Adapted for Hybrid Vehicles; Road Vehicle Drive Control Systems for Purposes Not Related to the Control of a Particular Sub-unit
B60W 10/04 (20130101)
B60W 10/18 (20130101)
B60W 10/20 (20130101)
B60W 30/09 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
B60W 40/04 (20130101)
B60W 2420/52 (20130101)
B60W 2420/54 (20130101)
B60W 2520/10 (20130101)
B60W 2554/00 (20200201)
B60W 2710/18 (20130101)
B60W 2710/20 (20130101)
B60W 2720/106 (20130101)

Systems for Controlling or Regulating Non-electric Variables
G05D 1/0088 (20130101)
G05D 1/0214 (20130101)
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US 11724980 Aziz et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)
Office of Science (DOE-SC)
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)
Operated by Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Richland, WA
National Science Foundation (NSF)
APPLICANT(S) President and Fellows of Harvard College (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
ASSIGNEE(S) President and Fellows of Harvard College (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
INVENTOR(S) Michael J. Aziz (Cambridge, Massachusetts);  Roy G. Gordon (Cambridge, Massachusetts);  Kaixiang Lin (Cambridge, Massachusetts);  David Gator Kwabi (Somerville, Massachusetts);  Yunlong Ji (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
ABSTRACT We disclose quinone compounds and related species (Formula I) that possess significant advantages when used as a redox active material in a battery, e.g., a redox flow battery. In particular, the compounds provide redox flow batteries (RFBs) with extremely high capacity retention. For example, RFBs of the invention can be cycled for 500 times with negligible loss of capacity, and such batteries could be employed for years of service. Thus, the invention provides a high efficiency, long cycle life redox flow battery with reasonable power cost, low energy cost, and all the energy scaling advantages of a flow battery.
FILED Monday, February 11, 2019
APPL NO 16/968684
ART UNIT 1724 — Fuel Cells, Battery, Flammable Gas, Solar Cells, Liquid Crystal Compositions
CURRENT CPC
Acyclic or Carbocyclic Compounds
C07C 59/90 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
C07C 2603/24 (20170501)

Acyclic, Carbocyclic or Heterocyclic Compounds Containing Elements Other Than Carbon, Hydrogen, Halogen, Oxygen, Nitrogen, Sulfur, Selenium or Tellurium
C07F 9/3808 (20130101)

Processes or Means, e.g Batteries, for the Direct Conversion of Chemical Energy into Electrical Energy
H01M 4/60 (20130101)
H01M 4/368 (20130101)
H01M 8/08 (20130101)
H01M 8/188 (20130101)
H01M 2300/0002 (20130101)
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US 11725077 Balasubramanian et al.
FUNDED BY
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate of Technology, Innovation and Partnerships (TIP)
Translational Impacts (TI)
Small Business Administration (SBA)
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
APPLICANT(S) POLYSPECTRA, INC. (Berkeley, California)
ASSIGNEE(S) POLYSPECTRA, INC. (Berkeley, California)
INVENTOR(S) Aditya Balasubramanian (Berkeley, California);  Raymond A. Weitekamp (Berkeley, California)
ABSTRACT Described herein are compositions and methods for processing photopolymers based on olefin metathesis. The compositions and methods comprise latent ruthenium complexes and photoacids and/or photoacid generators.
FILED Wednesday, October 14, 2020
APPL NO 17/070557
ART UNIT 1762 — Organic Chemistry, Polymers, Compositions
CURRENT CPC
Chemical or Physical Processes, e.g Catalysis or Colloid Chemistry; Their Relevant Apparatus
B01J 31/2278 (20130101)
B01J 2231/543 (20130101)
B01J 2531/821 (20130101)

Macromolecular Compounds Obtained Otherwise Than by Reactions Only Involving Unsaturated Carbon-to-carbon Bonds
C08G 61/08 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
C08G 2261/374 (20130101)
C08G 2261/418 (20130101)
C08G 2261/3321 (20130101)

Use of Inorganic or Non-macromolecular Organic Substances as Compounding Ingredients
C08K 5/07 (20130101)
C08K 5/45 (20130101)
C08K 5/5313 (20130101)
C08K 5/5397 (20130101)

Photomechanical Production of Textured or Patterned Surfaces, e.g for Printing, for Processing of Semiconductor Devices; Materials Therefor; Originals Therefor; Apparatus Specially Adapted Therefor;
G03F 7/028 (20130101)
G03F 7/0037 (20130101)
G03F 7/2004 (20130101)
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US 11725204 Barbieri et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
Department of the Navy (DON)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR)
Division of Graduate Education (DGE)
APPLICANT(S) Yale University (New Haven, Connecticut)
ASSIGNEE(S) YALE UNIVERSITY (New Haven, Connecticut)
INVENTOR(S) Edward Barbieri (Lindenhurst, New York);  Farren Isaacs (Stamford, Connecticut)
ABSTRACT Compositions and methods for gene editing are provided. The methods employ an oligo-based annealing mechanism that is rooted in the process of DNA replication rather than homologous recombination (HR). Oligo incorporation efficiencies are comparable and often exceed those of CRISPR/cas9 editing without the need for double strand breaks (DSBs). By relying on the multiplex annealing of oligos rather than DSBs the process is highly scalable across a genomic region of interest and can generate many scarless modifications of a chromosome simultaneously. Combinatorial genomic diversity can be generated across a population of cells in a single transformation event; genomic landscapes can be traversed through successive iterations of the process, and genome-wide changes can be massively parallelized and amplified through systematic strain mating.
FILED Thursday, April 27, 2017
APPL NO 16/097091
ART UNIT 1636 — Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Nucleic Acids, Recombinant DNA and RNA, Gene Regulation, Nucleic Acid Amplification, Animals and Plants, Combinatorial/ Computational Chemistry
CURRENT CPC
Microorganisms or Enzymes; Compositions Thereof; Propagating, Preserving, or Maintaining Microorganisms; Mutation or Genetic Engineering; Culture Media
C12N 15/102 (20130101)
C12N 15/1058 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
C12N 15/1079 (20130101)
C12N 15/1082 (20130101)
C12N 15/1086 (20130101)

Measuring or Testing Processes Involving Enzymes, Nucleic Acids or Microorganisms; Compositions or Test Papers Therefor; Processes of Preparing Such Compositions; Condition-responsive Control in Microbiological or Enzymological Processes
C12Q 2525/185 (20130101)
C12Q 2543/10 (20130101)

Combinatorial Chemistry; Libraries, e.g Chemical Libraries
C40B 30/06 (20130101)
C40B 40/02 (20130101)

Investigating or Analysing Materials by Determining Their Chemical or Physical Properties
G01N 33/5014 (20130101)
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US 11725213 Hittinger et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Office of Science (DOE-SC)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO)
Division of Environmental Biology (DEB)
Department of Agriculture (USDA)
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
APPLICANT(S) Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, Wisconsin)
ASSIGNEE(S) WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION (Madison, Wisconsin)
INVENTOR(S) Chris Todd Hittinger (Madison, Wisconsin);  EmilyClare Patricia Baker (Madison, Wisconsin)
ABSTRACT Polypeptides comprising maltose/maltotriose transporters are provided. Additionally, polynucleotides, DNA constructs, and vectors encoding a maltose/maltotriose transporter, or yeast cells harboring such polynucleotides are provided. The yeast cell may be a Saccharomyces eubayanus cell modified to increase the expression or transport activity of a maltose/maltotriose transporter at the plasma membrane of the cell. Further, methods are provided for making a fermentation product by culturing any one of the yeast cells described herein with a fermentable substrate. Finally, methods are provided to select for and isolate maltotriose-utilizing strains of Saccharomyces eubayanus.
FILED Monday, June 07, 2021
APPL NO 17/341224
ART UNIT 1652 — Fermentation, Microbiology, Isolated and Recombinant Proteins/Enzymes
CURRENT CPC
Peptides
C07K 14/395 (20130101)

Microorganisms or Enzymes; Compositions Thereof; Propagating, Preserving, or Maintaining Microorganisms; Mutation or Genetic Engineering; Culture Media
C12N 1/16 (20130101)
C12N 15/81 (20130101) Original (OR) Class

Fermentation or Enzyme-using Processes to Synthesise a Desired Chemical Compound or Composition or to Separate Optical Isomers From a Racemic Mixture
C12P 7/00 (20130101)
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US 11725224 Jewett et al.
FUNDED BY
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO)
Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB)
APPLICANT(S) NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY (Evanston, Illinois)
ASSIGNEE(S) Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois)
INVENTOR(S) Michael Christopher Jewett (Evanston, Illinois);  Jessica Carol Stark (Evanston, Illinois);  Jasmine Hershewe (Evanston, Illinois)
ABSTRACT Disclosed are methods, systems, components, and compositions for cell-free synthesis of proteins and glycoproteins. The methods, systems, components, and compositions may be utilized for incorporating non-standard amino acids (nsAAs) into cell-free synthesized proteins and glycosylating or otherwise modifying the cell-free synthesized proteins in vitro. The nsAAs of the cell-free synthesized protein may be modified via glycosylation or other modification.
FILED Tuesday, April 16, 2019
APPL NO 17/048331
ART UNIT 1656 — Fermentation, Microbiology, Isolated and Recombinant Proteins/Enzymes
CURRENT CPC
Microorganisms or Enzymes; Compositions Thereof; Propagating, Preserving, or Maintaining Microorganisms; Mutation or Genetic Engineering; Culture Media
C12N 1/20 (20130101)
C12N 9/16 (20130101)
C12N 9/0051 (20130101)
C12N 9/88 (20130101)
C12N 9/93 (20130101)
C12N 9/1051 (20130101)

Fermentation or Enzyme-using Processes to Synthesise a Desired Chemical Compound or Composition or to Separate Optical Isomers From a Racemic Mixture
C12P 21/005 (20130101) Original (OR) Class

Enzymes
C12Y 108/01007 (20130101)
C12Y 301/21001 (20130101)
C12Y 402/01047 (20130101)
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US 11725263 Pollock et al.
FUNDED BY
National Science Foundation (NSF)
APPLICANT(S) The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, California)
ASSIGNEE(S) THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (Oakland, California)
INVENTOR(S) Tresa M. Pollock (Santa Barbara, California);  Colin A. Stewart (Goleta, California);  Sean P. Murray (Goleta, California);  Carlos G. Levi (Santa Barbara, California)
ABSTRACT A series of alloys of Co, Ni, Al, W, Ta, and Cr, wherein the alloy comprises a solid solution of gamma and gamma prime alloy phases, the Ni content is greater than 25% at. %, the Al content is greater than 10 at. %, the Cr content is greater than 2 at. %, and the Ni:Co ratio is between 0.5 and 1.5. In one or more examples, the alloy further comprises one or more of C, B, and a reactive element metal. Embodiments of the alloy simultaneously possess a high solvus temperature, a high fraction of the strengthening γ′-L12 phase, good oxidation resistance and highly favorable solidification characteristics.
FILED Thursday, April 04, 2019
APPL NO 16/375687
ART UNIT 1734 — Metallurgy, Metal Working, Inorganic Chemistry, Catalyst, Electrophotography, Photolithography
CURRENT CPC
Additive Manufacturing, i.e Manufacturing of Three-dimensional [3-D] Objects by Additive Deposition, Additive Agglomeration or Additive Layering, e.g by 3-d Printing, Stereolithography or Selective Laser Sintering
B33Y 70/00 (20141201)
B33Y 80/00 (20141201)

Alloys
C22C 30/00 (20130101) Original (OR) Class

Changing the Physical Structure of Non-ferrous Metals and Non-ferrous Alloys
C22F 1/10 (20130101)

Non-positive Displacement Machines or Engines, e.g Steam Turbines
F01D 5/28 (20130101)

Indexing Scheme for Aspects Relating to Non-positive-displacement Machines or Engines, Gas-turbines or Jet-propulsion Plants
F05D 2220/32 (20130101)
F05D 2300/175 (20130101)
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US 11726233 Guler et al.
FUNDED BY
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS)
Division of Materials Research (DMR)
APPLICANT(S) Purdue Research Foundation (West Lafayette, Indiana)
ASSIGNEE(S) Purdue Research Foundation (West Lafayette, Indiana)
INVENTOR(S) Urcan Guler (West Lafayette, Indiana);  Alexander V. Kildishev (West Lafayette, Indiana);  Krishnakali Chaudhury (West Lafayette, Indiana);  Shaimaa Ibrahim Azzam (West Lafayette, Indiana);  Esteban E. Marinero-Caceres (West Lafayette, Indiana);  Harsha Reddy (West Lafayette, Indiana);  Alexandra Boltasseva (West Lafayette, Indiana);  Vladimir M. Shalaev (West Lafayette, Indiana)
ABSTRACT An optical sensor system, comprising refractory plasmonic elements that can withstand temperatures exceeding 2500° C. in chemically aggressive and harsh environments that impose stress, strain and vibrations. A plasmonic metamaterial or metasurface, engineered to have a specific spectral and angular response, exhibits optical reflection characteristics that are altered by varying physical environmental conditions including but not limited to temperature, surface chemistry or elastic stress, strain and other types of mechanical load. The metamaterial or metasurface comprises a set of ultra-thin structured layers with a total thickness of less than tens of microns that can be deployed onto surfaces of devices operating in harsh environmental conditions. The top interface of the metamaterial or metasurface is illuminated with a light source, either through free space or via an optical fiber, and the reflected signal is detected employing remote detectors.
FILED Tuesday, March 31, 2020
APPL NO 16/835302
ART UNIT 1771 — Chemical Apparatus, Separation and Purification, Liquid and Gas Contact Apparatus
CURRENT CPC
Specific Uses or Applications of Nanostructures; Measurement or Analysis of Nanostructures; Manufacture or Treatment of Nanostructures
B82Y 20/00 (20130101)
B82Y 30/00 (20130101)
B82Y 40/00 (20130101)

Investigating or Analysing Materials by Determining Their Chemical or Physical Properties
G01N 21/8422 (20130101)
G01N 2021/8427 (20130101)

Optical Elements, Systems, or Apparatus
G02B 1/002 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
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US 11726386 Macdonald et al.
FUNDED BY
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Engineering (ENG)
Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems (ECCS)
Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS)
Division of Physics (PHY)
APPLICANT(S) VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY (Nashville, Tennessee)
ASSIGNEE(S) Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee)
INVENTOR(S) Janet E. Macdonald (Nashville, Tennessee);  Richard F. Haglund, Jr. (Nashville, Tennessee);  Nathan James Spear (Nashville, Tennessee);  Kent A. Hallman (Nashville, Tennessee);  Summer L. Arrowood (Nashville, Tennessee);  Roderick B. Davidson, II (Nashville, Tennessee);  Emil A. Hernandez-Pagan (Nashville, Tennessee)
ABSTRACT The present disclosure provides for materials (e.g., films, mixtures, and colloidally suspended in solution) including two types of particles (e.g., nanoparticles) that exhibit harmonic surface plasmon resonances (SPR), where these are referred to as harmonically paired set of particles. The present disclosure provides for harmonically paired set of particles, where the particles are separated by a dielectric layer. The dielectric layer has a thickness such that direct electron transfer does not occur between the harmonically paired set of particles. The harmonically paired set of particles can be included in harmonically paired set of particle system or devices which can be a component in measurement systems or devices.
FILED Friday, April 02, 2021
APPL NO 17/221013
ART UNIT 2878 — Optics
CURRENT CPC
Specific Uses or Applications of Nanostructures; Measurement or Analysis of Nanostructures; Manufacture or Treatment of Nanostructures
B82Y 10/00 (20130101)
B82Y 15/00 (20130101)
B82Y 20/00 (20130101)

Devices or Arrangements, the Optical Operation of Which Is Modified by Changing the Optical Properties of the Medium of the Devices or Arrangements for the Control of the Intensity, Colour, Phase, Polarisation or Direction of Light, e.g Switching, Gating, Modulating or Demodulating; Techniques or Procedures for the Operation Thereof; Frequency-changing; Non-linear Optics; Optical Logic Elements; Optical Analogue/digital Converters
G02F 1/353 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
G02F 2203/10 (20130101)
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US 11727255 Gruteser et al.
FUNDED BY
National Science Foundation (NSF)
APPLICANT(S) Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (New Brunswick, New Jersey)
ASSIGNEE(S) Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (New Brunswick, New Jersey)
INVENTOR(S) Marco Gruteser (Princeton, New Jersey);  Luyang Liu (Redmond, Washington);  Hongyu Li (Piscataway, New Jersey)
ABSTRACT Systems and methods for edge assisted real-time object detection for mobile augmented reality are provided. The system employs a low latency offloading process, decouples the rendering pipeline from the offloading pipeline, and uses a fast object tracking method to maintain detection accuracy. The system can operate on a mobile device, such as an AR device, and dynamically offloads computationally-intensive object detection functions to an edge cloud device using an adaptive offloading process. The system also includes dynamic RoI encoding and motion vector-based object tracking processes that operate in a tracking and rendering pipeline executing on the AR device.
FILED Thursday, October 15, 2020
APPL NO 17/071171
ART UNIT 2664 — Image Analysis; Applications; Pattern Recognition; Color and compression; Enhancement and Transformation
CURRENT CPC
Computer Systems Based on Specific Computational Models
G06N 3/08 (20130101)
G06N 3/063 (20130101) Original (OR) Class

Image or Video Recognition or Understanding
G06V 10/25 (20220101)
G06V 10/82 (20220101)
G06V 10/764 (20220101)
G06V 20/20 (20220101)
G06V 20/40 (20220101)
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US 11728000 Ray et al.
FUNDED BY
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Engineering (ENG)
Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems (CBET)
Office of The Director (OD)
Office of Integrative Activities (OIA)
APPLICANT(S) Biswajit Ray (Madison, Alabama);  Umeshwarnath Surendranathan (Huntsville, Alabama);  Preeti Kumari (Huntsville, Alabama);  Md Raquibuzzaman (Huntsville, Alabama)
ASSIGNEE(S) Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama, for and on behalf of the University of Alabama in Huntsville (Huntsville, Alabama)
INVENTOR(S) Biswajit Ray (Madison, Alabama);  Umeshwarnath Surendranathan (Huntsville, Alabama);  Preeti Kumari (Huntsville, Alabama);  Md Raquibuzzaman (Huntsville, Alabama)
ABSTRACT A system for testing memory includes logic that is configured to perform various normal memory operations (e.g., erase, read and write operations) on a memory device and to determine operational parameters associated with the memory operations. As an example, the amount of time to perform one or more memory operations may be measured, a number of errors resulting from the memory operations may be determined, or a number of memory cells storing noisy bits may be identified. One or more of the operational parameters may then be analyzed to determine whether they are in a range expected for counterfeit or defective memory. If so, the logic determines that the memory under test is counterfeit or defective and provides a notification about such determination.
FILED Thursday, May 13, 2021
APPL NO 17/319611
ART UNIT 2111 — Computer Error Control, Reliability, & Control Systems
CURRENT CPC
Static Stores
G11C 29/021 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
G11C 29/38 (20130101)
G11C 29/44 (20130101)
G11C 29/50 (20130101)
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US 11728493 Rice et al.
FUNDED BY
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Office of The Director (OD)
Office of Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCOR)
APPLICANT(S) Tennessee Technological University (Cookeville, Tennessee)
ASSIGNEE(S) Tennessee Technological University (Cookeville, Tennessee)
INVENTOR(S) Cynthia Rice (Cookeville, Tennessee);  Shadi A. Saeed (Auburn Hills, Tennessee);  Michael Renfro (Cookeville, Tennessee);  Antonio Pistono (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
ABSTRACT An improved or advanced electrically conductive selectively gas permeable anode flow field (SGPFF) design, allowing for efficient removal of CO2 perpendicular to the active area near the location where it is formed in the catalyst layer. The anode plate design includes two mating flow fields (an anode gaseous flow field, and an anode liquid flow field) separated by a semi-permeable separator. The separator comprises a hydrophobic semi-permeable separator for CO2 diffusive gas transport from the liquid side (with acid, water, and CO2) to the gaseous side (allowing for CO2 removal to the atmosphere).
FILED Thursday, December 30, 2021
APPL NO 17/566292
ART UNIT 1727 — Fuel Cells, Battery, Flammable Gas, Solar Cells, Liquid Crystal Compositions
CURRENT CPC
Processes or Means, e.g Batteries, for the Direct Conversion of Chemical Energy into Electrical Energy
H01M 8/026 (20130101)
H01M 8/241 (20130101)
H01M 8/0258 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
H01M 8/1067 (20130101)
H01M 2004/8684 (20130101)
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US 11728543 Kumta et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Engineering (ENG)
Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems (CBET)
APPLICANT(S) UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH OF THE COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
ASSIGNEE(S) UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH OF THE COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
INVENTOR(S) Prashant N. Kumta (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania);  Bharat Gattu (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania);  Moni Kanchan Datta (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania);  Oleg Velikokhatnyi (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania);  Pavithra Murugavel Shanthi (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania);  Prashanth Jampani Hanumantha (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
ABSTRACT The invention relates to lithium ion batteries and, more particularly, to lithium ion conducting composite polymer electrolyte separators. The separators include a nanofiber mat composed of electrospun nanofibers. The nanofibers include a polymer having one or more polar halogen groups, a lithium-containing solid or liquid electrolyte and nanoparticle filler. The polymer, electrolyte and filler are combined to form a solution that is subjected to the electro-spinning process to produce electrospun nanofibers in the form of the mat.
FILED Monday, July 09, 2018
APPL NO 16/628837
ART UNIT 1723 — Fuel Cells, Battery, Flammable Gas, Solar Cells, Liquid Crystal Compositions
CURRENT CPC
Mechanical Methods or Apparatus in the Manufacture of Artificial Filaments, Threads, Fibres, Bristles or Ribbons
D01D 5/003 (20130101)

Chemical Features in the Manufacture of Artificial Filaments, Threads, Fibres, Bristles or Ribbons; Apparatus Specially Adapted for the Manufacture of Carbon Filaments
D01F 1/10 (20130101)

Processes or Means, e.g Batteries, for the Direct Conversion of Chemical Energy into Electrical Energy
H01M 10/052 (20130101)
H01M 10/0525 (20130101)
H01M 10/0565 (20130101)
H01M 50/40 (20210101)
H01M 50/44 (20210101) Original (OR) Class
H01M 50/403 (20210101)
H01M 50/426 (20210101)
H01M 50/431 (20210101)
H01M 50/434 (20210101)
H01M 50/489 (20210101)
H01M 50/497 (20210101)
H01M 2300/0082 (20130101)
H01M 2300/0094 (20130101)
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US 11728762 Nickerson
FUNDED BY
National Science Foundation (NSF)
APPLICANT(S) Portable Solar Inc. (Pinecrest, Florida)
ASSIGNEE(S) Portable Solar Inc. (Pinecrest, Florida)
INVENTOR(S) Dennis Nickerson (Pinecrest, Florida)
ABSTRACT A portable system for mounting a solar panel includes a modular base defining a set of interconnecting components that assemble via a set of intra-assembly features into a portable base for a solar panel. The modular base includes lower and upper relief to provide passive ventilation to the interior of the modular base and recesses to accommodate a user's appendages during assembly, and ballast volumes to retain a non-rigid ballast to weight the module base holding it in place. The modular base includes adjustable panel retention structures to constrain solar panels of a range of dimensions and configured to carry moisture away from the solar panel. The modular base includes a set of latches and corresponding latch receivers to fix adjacent modular bases together at a fixed distance less than the width of a human hand to form an array.
FILED Tuesday, April 26, 2022
APPL NO 17/729362
ART UNIT 1721 — Fuel Cells, Battery, Flammable Gas, Solar Cells, Liquid Crystal Compositions
CURRENT CPC
Generation of Electric Power by Conversion of Infra-red Radiation, Visible Light or Ultraviolet Light, e.g Using Photovoltaic [PV] Modules
H02S 20/30 (20141201) Original (OR) Class
H02S 40/34 (20141201)
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US 11728808 Mantooth et al.
FUNDED BY
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Engineering (ENG)
Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP)
APPLICANT(S) H. Alan Mantooth (Fayetteville, Arkansas);  Shuang Zhao (Gardena, California);  Audrey Dearien (Dallas, Texas)
ASSIGNEE(S)
INVENTOR(S) H. Alan Mantooth (Fayetteville, Arkansas);  Shuang Zhao (Gardena, California);  Audrey Dearien (Dallas, Texas)
ABSTRACT An improved gate driver using a microcontroller (uC), a voltage selector (VS), an adjustable voltage regulator (AVR), and an auxiliary current sinking circuit (ACSC) to actively provide selectable drive signals either higher, lower or equal to the basic on voltage and off voltage drive signals for a selected semiconductor device thereby providing an active voltage-mode gate driver for actively speeding up or slowing both the on time and off time transitions of a semiconductor.
FILED Monday, January 31, 2022
APPL NO 17/589000
ART UNIT 2842 — Electrical Circuits and Systems
CURRENT CPC
Apparatus for Conversion Between AC and AC, Between AC and DC, or Between DC and DC, and for Use With Mains or Similar Power Supply Systems; Conversion of DC or AC Input Power into Surge Output Power; Control or Regulation Thereof
H02M 1/08 (20130101)

Pulse Technique
H03K 17/6871 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
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US 11729041 Prothero et al.
FUNDED BY
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Engineering (ENG)
Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP)
Directorate of Technology, Innovation and Partnerships (TIP)
Translational Impacts (TI)
APPLICANT(S) Astrapi Corporation (Dallas, Texas)
ASSIGNEE(S) Astrapi Corporation (Dallas, Texas)
INVENTOR(S) Jerrold Prothero (Delray Beach, Florida);  James J. Sterling (Chambersburg, Pennsylvania)
ABSTRACT Systems, devices, and methods of the present invention enhance data transmission through the use of polynomial symbol waveforms (PSW) and sets of PSWs corresponding to a symbol alphabet is here termed a PSW alphabet. Methods introduced here are based on modifying polynomial alphabet by changing the polynomial coefficients or roots of PSWs and/or shaping of the polynomial alphabet, such as by polynomial convolution, to produce a designed PSW alphabet including waveforms with improved characteristics for data transmission.
FILED Monday, January 17, 2022
APPL NO 17/577082
ART UNIT 2637 — Optical Communications
CURRENT CPC
Transmission of Digital Information, e.g Telegraphic Communication
H04L 27/363 (20130101)
H04L 27/2639 (20130101)
H04L 27/2647 (20130101)
H04L 27/3405 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
H04L 27/3494 (20130101)
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US 11729407 Mazumdar et al.
FUNDED BY
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE)
Division of Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF)
APPLICANT(S) University of Washington (Seattle, Washington)
ASSIGNEE(S) University of Washington (Seattle, Washington)
INVENTOR(S) Amrita Mazumdar (Seattle, Washington);  Luis Ceze (Seattle, Washington);  Mark H. Oskin (Seattle, Washington)
ABSTRACT Examples of systems and methods described herein may provide saliency-based video compression. A saliency map associated with a video may be generated and/or provided. A tile configuration may be selected for the video and quality settings assigned to each tile in accordance with the saliency map. The video may then be compressed (e.g., encoded) in tiles in accordance with the quality settings. Compressed videos may be stored together with saliency metadata, facilitating storage management and/or re-compression.
FILED Tuesday, August 06, 2019
APPL NO 17/281915
ART UNIT 2487 — Recording and Compression
CURRENT CPC
Image or Video Recognition or Understanding
G06V 10/25 (20220101)
G06V 10/462 (20220101)
G06V 10/993 (20220101)
G06V 20/46 (20220101)
G06V 20/49 (20220101)

Pictorial Communication, e.g Television
H04N 19/40 (20141101) Original (OR) Class
H04N 19/115 (20141101)
H04N 19/119 (20141101)
H04N 19/176 (20141101)
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US 11730005 Kim et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Navy (DON)
Office of Naval Research (ONR)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Engineering (ENG)
Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems (ECCS)
APPLICANT(S) UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH-OF THE COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
ASSIGNEE(S) University of Pittsburgh of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
INVENTOR(S) Hong Koo Kim (Wexford, Pennsylvania);  Daud Hasan Emon (Hillsboro, Oregon)
ABSTRACT Various light emitting diode device embodiments that include emissive material elements, e.g., core-shell quantum dots, that are either (i) provided in nanoscale holes provided in an insulating layer positioned between an electron supply/transport layer and a hole supply/transport layer, or (ii) provided on a suspension layer positioned above and covering a nanoscale hole in such an insulating layer. Also, various methods of making such light emitting diode devices, including lithographic and non-lithographic methods.
FILED Wednesday, May 26, 2021
APPL NO 17/330865
ART UNIT 2891 — Semiconductors/Memory
CURRENT CPC
Organic electric solid-state devices
H10K 50/00 (20230201) Original (OR) Class
H10K 50/11 (20230201)
H10K 50/15 (20230201)
H10K 50/16 (20230201)
H10K 50/18 (20230201)
H10K 50/80 (20230201)
H10K 50/115 (20230201)
H10K 59/122 (20230201)
H10K 71/00 (20230201)
H10K 77/10 (20230201)
H10K 85/146 (20230201)
H10K 85/1135 (20230201)
H10K 2101/40 (20230201)
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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 

US 11724359 Kutscha et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Army (DOA)
U.S. Army Contracting Command (ACC)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Langley Research Center (LaRC)
APPLICANT(S) The Boeing Company (Chicago, Illinois)
ASSIGNEE(S) The Boeing Company (Arlington, Virginia)
INVENTOR(S) Eileen O. Kutscha (Seattle, Washington);  Kay Y. Blohowiak (Issaquah, Washington)
ABSTRACT There is provided a method for determining a quality of an abrasive surface preparation of a composite surface, prior to the composite surface undergoing a post-processing operation. The method includes fabricating a plurality of levels of abrasive surface preparation standards for a reference composite surface; using one or more surface analysis tools to create target values for quantifying each of the levels; and measuring, with the surface analysis tools, one or more abrasive surface preparation locations on the composite surface of a test composite structure, to obtain one or more test result measurements. The method further includes comparing each of the one or more test result measurements to the levels, to obtain one or more test result levels; determining if the one or more test result levels meet the one or more target values; and determining whether the composite surface is acceptable to proceed with the post-processing operation.
FILED Tuesday, February 12, 2019
APPL NO 16/274184
ART UNIT 2483 — Recording and Compression
CURRENT CPC
Machines, Devices, or Processes for Grinding or Polishing; Dressing or Conditioning of Abrading Surfaces; Feeding of Grinding, Polishing, or Lapping Agents
B24B 49/12 (20130101) Original (OR) Class

Investigating or Analysing Materials by Determining Their Chemical or Physical Properties
G01N 21/3563 (20130101)
G01N 2021/3595 (20130101)
G01N 2021/8411 (20130101)
G01N 2021/8444 (20130101)
G01N 2021/8472 (20130101)
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US 11724829 Smith et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Army (DOA)
U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center (NSSC)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
NASA Shared Services Center (NSSC)
APPLICANT(S) Utah State University Space Dynamics Laboratory (North Logan, Utah)
ASSIGNEE(S)
INVENTOR(S) Tyson Smith (Logan, Utah);  Zachary Lewis (Logan, Utah);  Kurt Olsen (Logan, Utah);  Marc Anthony Bulcher (Brigham City, Utah);  Stephen Whitmore (Logan, Utah)
ABSTRACT A hybrid propulsion system includes a housing, at least two electrodes, a solid-grain fuel material, a combustion chamber, an oxidizer port, and a nozzle. The housing has a first end and a second end and defines a cavity. The electrodes extend into the cavity. The fuel material is free of an oxidizer and is positioned in the cavity. The fuel material has a combustion surface and is exposed to the electrodes. The combustion chamber is defined between the combustion surface and the second end. The oxidizer port provides a flow of oxidizer to the combustion chamber. The nozzle is positioned at the second end. Combustion of the fuel material in the combustion chamber may be dominated by radiative heat transfer. Combustion of the fuel material in the combustion chamber may generate thrust of no more than 5 N at an oxidizer flow rate of no more than 5 g/s.
FILED Thursday, March 10, 2022
APPL NO 17/691614
ART UNIT 3746 — Thermal & Combustion Technology, Motive & Fluid Power Systems
CURRENT CPC
Cosmonautics; Vehicles or Equipment Therefor
B64G 1/404 (20130101) Original (OR) Class

Jet-propulsion Plants
F02K 9/72 (20130101)
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US 11724830 Inman et al.
FUNDED BY
Department of Energy (DOE)
Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE)
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)
Operated by Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (BEA) at Idaho Falls, ID
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
APPLICANT(S) BWXT Nuclear Energy, Inc. (Lynchburg, Virginia)
ASSIGNEE(S) BWXT Nuclear Energy, Inc. (Lynchburg, Virginia)
INVENTOR(S) James B. Inman (Forest, Virginia);  Steven M. Delessio (Madison, Alabama);  Andrew C. Whitten (Lynchburg, Virginia);  Curtis G. Hamilton (Lynchburg, Virginia)
ABSTRACT A nuclear reactor has first and second plenum plates disposed in a pressure vessel. Both plenum plates have a plurality of apertures. The second plenum plate is parallel to the first plenum plate. A fuel element includes a fuel element coolant flow tube which extends through aligned apertures of the parallel plenum plates. A fuel element standoff spool is disposed about a portion of the fuel element coolant flow tube which is located between the plenum plates. The nuclear reactor is also usable in nuclear thermal propulsion.
FILED Friday, September 18, 2020
APPL NO 17/025755
ART UNIT 3646 — Aeronautics, Agriculture, Fishing, Trapping, Vermin Destroying, Plant and Animal Husbandry, Weaponry, Nuclear Systems, and License and Review
CURRENT CPC
Cosmonautics; Vehicles or Equipment Therefor
B64G 1/408 (20130101) Original (OR) Class

Nuclear Reactors
G21C 5/10 (20130101)
G21C 13/028 (20130101)
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US 11724833 de Jong et al.
FUNDED BY
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
NASA Shared Services Center (NSSC)
APPLICANT(S) THIN RED LINE AEROSPACE LTD (Chilliwack, Canada)
ASSIGNEE(S) THIN RED LINE AEROSPACE LTD (Chilliwack, Canada)
INVENTOR(S) Maxim de Jong (Chilliwack, Canada);  Brian Aiken (Las Vegas, Nevada)
ABSTRACT Systems for insulating a space vehicle or space borne container from an external environment as well as cryogens from heat sources. Such systems also protect the vehicle from the high dynamic pressures, the high heat loads encountered in atmospheric flight, and provide storage capability that strongly limits, or effectively eliminates, cryogenic boil-off losses once in space. Such systems include an expandable structure having a plurality of contiguously adjacent expandable layers. The layers are connected by a plurality of tension connectors between successive layers. For launch and flight the layers can be restrained in a collapsed position. Whereupon exiting a free stream environment, the layers are expanded where they can lock into place or otherwise remain in an expanded state. The expansion creates separation between the layers with minimal conduction paths providing near theoretically perfect multi-layer insulation and extremely effective debris protection.
FILED Tuesday, December 24, 2019
APPL NO 16/726784
ART UNIT 3642 — Aeronautics, Agriculture, Fishing, Trapping, Vermin Destroying, Plant and Animal Husbandry, Weaponry, Nuclear Systems, and License and Review
CURRENT CPC
Cosmonautics; Vehicles or Equipment Therefor
B64G 1/56 (20130101)
B64G 1/58 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
B64G 1/226 (20130101)
B64G 1/402 (20130101)
B64G 2001/224 (20130101)
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US 11724834 Thomsen, III et al.
FUNDED BY
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
APPLICANT(S) UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE ADMINISTRATOR OF NASA (Washington, District of Columbia)
ASSIGNEE(S) UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE ADMINISTRATOR OF NASA (Washington, District of Columbia)
INVENTOR(S) Donald L. Thomsen, III (Yorktown, Virginia);  Sankara N. Sankaran (Yorktown, Virginia);  Joel A. Alexa (Hampton, Virginia)
ABSTRACT In some aspects, this disclosure relates to improved Z-grade materials, such as those used for shielding, systems incorporating such materials, and processes for making such Z-grade materials. In some examples, the Z-grade material includes a diffusion zone including mixed metallic alloy material with both a high atomic number material and a lower atomic number material. In certain examples, a process for making Z-grade material includes combining a high atomic number material and a low atomic number material, and bonding the high atomic number material and the low atomic number together using diffusion bonding. The processes may include vacuum pressing material at an elevated temperature, such as a temperature near a softening or melting point of the low atomic number material. In another aspect, systems such as a vault or an electronic enclosure are disclosed, where one or more surfaces of Z-grade material make up part or all of the vault/enclosure.
FILED Tuesday, February 16, 2021
APPL NO 17/176710
ART UNIT 1761 — Organic Chemistry, Polymers, Compositions
CURRENT CPC
Layered Products, i.e Products Built-up of Strata of Flat or Non-flat, e.g Cellular or Honeycomb, Form
B32B 15/017 (20130101)

Cosmonautics; Vehicles or Equipment Therefor
B64G 1/58 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
B64G 1/543 (20130101)
B64G 1/546 (20130101)

Alloys
C22C 14/00 (20130101)

Coating Metallic Material; Coating Material With Metallic Material; Surface Treatment of Metallic Material by Diffusion into the Surface, by Chemical Conversion or Substitution; Coating by Vacuum Evaporation, by Sputtering, by Ion Implantation or by Chemical Vapour Deposition, in General
C23C 4/08 (20130101)
C23C 4/134 (20160101)
C23C 4/137 (20160101)
C23C 28/028 (20130101)

Protection Against X-radiation, Gamma Radiation, Corpuscular Radiation or Particle Bombardment; Treating Radioactively Contaminated Material; Decontamination Arrangements Therefor
G21F 1/12 (20130101)
G21F 1/125 (20130101)
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US 11725079 Ghose et al.
FUNDED BY
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
APPLICANT(S) The Boeing Company (Chicago, Illinois)
ASSIGNEE(S) THE BOEING COMPANY (Arlington, Virginia);  United States Government, as Represented by the Administrator of the of the National Aeronautics and Space Adminstration (Washington, District of Columbia)
INVENTOR(S) Sayata Ghose (Sammamish, Washington);  Marcus Anthony Belcher (Sammamish, Washington);  John W. Connell (Yorktown, Virginia)
ABSTRACT Compositions including a polyimide and one or more thermally conductive fillers, and compaction rollers for an automated fiber placement machine incorporating the compositions are provided. The polyimide may be a polymeric reaction product of a dianhydride and one or more diamines. The one or more diamines may include a fluorine-containing alkyl ether diamine. The one or more thermally conductive fillers may include one or more of a carbon-based filler, boron nitride, a metal, or combinations thereof. The compositions may have a thermal conductivity of from about 0.2 to about 50 Watts per meter Kelvin (Wm−1 K−1).
FILED Thursday, July 15, 2021
APPL NO 17/377116
ART UNIT 1762 — Organic Chemistry, Polymers, Compositions
CURRENT CPC
Shaping or Joining of Plastics; Shaping of Material in a Plastic State, Not Otherwise Provided For; After-treatment of the Shaped Products, e.g Repairing
B29C 70/384 (20130101)

Macromolecular Compounds Obtained Otherwise Than by Reactions Only Involving Unsaturated Carbon-to-carbon Bonds
C08G 73/105 (20130101)
C08G 73/1007 (20130101) Original (OR) Class
C08G 73/1078 (20130101)

Use of Inorganic or Non-macromolecular Organic Substances as Compounding Ingredients
C08K 3/08 (20130101)
C08K 3/38 (20130101)
C08K 3/041 (20170501)
C08K 3/046 (20170501)
C08K 9/02 (20130101)
C08K 2003/085 (20130101)
C08K 2003/385 (20130101)
C08K 2003/0806 (20130101)
C08K 2003/0812 (20130101)
C08K 2003/0862 (20130101)
C08K 2201/001 (20130101)
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US 11725774 Aston et al.
FUNDED BY
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
APPLICANT(S) The Boeing Company (Chicago, Illinois)
ASSIGNEE(S) The Boeing Company (Arlington, Virginia)
INVENTOR(S) Richard W. Aston (Brea, California);  Michael John Langmack (Huntington Beach, California);  Anna M. Tomzynska (Seal Beach, California);  Matthew Herrmann (Rancho Palos Verdes, California);  Emily C. Woods (Redondo Beach, California)
ABSTRACT An isolation coupler for coupling a functional element to a s