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Patents Generated by NIJ-Sponsored Projects

Date Published
May 6, 2020

Below you can find a list of patents resulting from NIJ-sponsored research.[1]

Each of our research and development grantees are expected to generate scholarly products, including patents as applicable. This list is one way to demonstrate the Institute's contribution to scientific progress in the physical sciences and other disciplines.

Patents from NIJ-Sponsored Research
Patent Year Patent No. Title
(Linked to full description from USTPO)
Award No.
(Linked to award details when available)
2020 10,657,413 Restoration of defaced markings using lock-in infrared thermography 2013-R2-CX-K012
2020 10,655,132 Method for isolating cross-reactive aptamer and use thereof 2016-DN-BX-0167
2020 10,619,218 Materials and methods for detecting source body fluids 2015-R2-CX-0012
2020 10,598,577 Photodegradable sample collection system and method 2015-DN-BX-K042
2020 10,574,817 Methods of using call for service data in an analytic capacity 2009-SQ-B9-K010
2020 10,550,395 Materials and methods for rapid and sensitive detection of small-molecule targets 2013-DN-BX-K032, 2015-R2-CX-0034
2020 10,538,804 Methods for forensic DNA quantitation 2008-DN-BX-K009
2019 10,504,614 Systems and methods for determining an unknown characteristic of a sample 2011-DN-BX-K558, 2012-DN-BX-K050
2019 10,483,096 Device and method for analysis of biofluids by ion generation using wetted porous material 2014-R2-CX-K007
2019 10,465,241 High resolution STR analysis using next generation sequencing 2013-DN-BX-K010
2019 10,464,065 Nucleic acid purification 2007-DN-BX-K184
2019 10,445,565 Crowd analytics via one shot learning 2013-IJ-CX-K010
2018 10,115,004 Methods and software for hallucinating facial features by prioritizing reconstruction errors 2013-IJ-CX-K005
2018 10,101,278 Portable spectrometer for the presumptive identification of illicit drugs and substances of abuse 2012-R2-CX-K005
2018 10,053,740 Materials and methods for detecting source body fluids 2015-R2-CX-0012
2018 10,041,866 Reproducible sample preparation method for quantitative stain detection 2011-IJ-CX-K055
2018 10,036,738 Paper microfluidic devices for detection of improvised explosives 2012-DN-BX-K048
2018 10,001,410 Quantitative elemental profiling in optical emission spectroscopy 2012-DN-BX-K027
2018 9,916,685 System and method for depth-recovery of a face in an image 2013-IJ-CX-K005
2018 9,891,207 Paper microfluidic devices for detection of improvised explosives 2012-DN-BX-K048
2018 9,885,147 Reproducible sample preparation method for quantitative stain detection 2011-IJ-CX-K055
2018 9,880,995 Variables and method for authorship attribution NA
2017 9,809,794 Materials and methods for achieving differential lysis of mixtures with the aid of alkaline lysis and pressure cycling technology (PCT) 2011-NE-BX-K550
2017 9,804,178 Materials and methods for rapid and specific detection of cocaine 2012-DN-BX-K018
2017 9,773,151 System and methods for contactless biometrics-based identification 2011-IJ-CX-K055
2017 9,702,006 Materials and methods for detecting vaginal epithelial cells 2013-DN-BX-K032
2017 9,550,985 Methods for forensic DNA quantitation Awarded by the Technology Support Working Group
2017 9,546,396 Method for DNA double-strand break repair in vitro and applications thereof 2007-DN-BX-K146
2016 9,524,393 System and methods for analyzing and modifying passwords 2006-DN-BX-K007
2016 9,477,905 Image congealing via efficient feature selection (2) 2009-SQ-B9-K013
2016 9,476,963 Search and rescue method and system 2003-IJ-CX-K025
2016 9,438,419 Probabilistic password cracking system 2006-DN-BX-K007
2016 9,412,563 Spatially discrete multi-loop RF-driven plasma source having plural independent zones 2006-DN-BX-K027
2016 9,379,449 Reconfigurable antennas utilizing parasitic pixel layers 2007-IJ-CX-K025, 2009-SQ-B9-K005
2016 9,241,152 System and method for 3D imaging using structured light illumination 2004-IJ-CX-K055
2016 9,237,422 Wireless device detection system 2007-RG-CX-K179, 2011-IJ-CX-K002
2015 9,086,489 Personal and area self-indicating instant radiation alert dosimeter Awarded by the Technology Support Working Group
2015 9,082,043 Image congealing via efficient feature selection 2009-SQ-B9-K013
2015 9,065,169 High frequency magnetic field antenna 2001-LT-BX-K010
2015 9,036,160 Device for recording biometric data 2005-IJ-CX-K071
2015 9,012,208 Nucleic acid purification 2007-DN-BX-K184
2015 9,008,452 Global quantitative characterization of patterns using fractal analysis 2003-RC-CX-K001
2015 8,983,208 Pattern matching based on global quantitative characterization of patterns 2003-RC-CX-K001
2015 8,965,136 Pattern detection based on fractal analysis 2003-RC-CX-K001
2015 8,965,038 Steganalysis with neighboring joint density 2010-DN-BX-K223
2015 8,947,677 Dual-frequency phase multiplexing (DFPM) and period coded phase measuring (PCPM) pattern strategies in 3-D structured light systems, and lookup table (LUT) based data processing 2004-IJ-CX-K055
2015 8,928,459 Precision location methods and systems 2003-IJ-CX-K025
2014 8,905,176 Method and apparatus for remotely disabling vehicles 2005-DE-BX-K029
2014 8,891,838 System and method for 3D imaging using structured light illumination 2004-IJ-CX-K055
2014 8,873,580 Method and apparatus for dynamic spectrum access 2007-IJ-CX-K020
2014 8,872,134 Self indicating radiation alert dosimeter Awarded by the Technology Support Working Group
2014 8,871,471 Methods for rapid forensic DNA analysis 2006-DN-BX-K011
2014 8,868,907 Device, method, and system for processing communications for secure operation of industrial control system field devices 2004-IJ-CX-K055
2014 8,823,802 Multi-mode imaging in the thermal infrared for chemical contrast enhancement 2007-DN-BX-K199
2014 8,797,221 Reconfigurable antennas utilizing liquid metal elements 2007-IJ-CX-K025, 2009-SQ-B9-K005
2014 8,774,513 Image concealing via efficient feature selection 2009-SQ-B9-K013
2014 8,771,613 Large volume analyte preconcentrator 2004-IJ-CX-K055
2014 8,768,100 Optimal gradient pursuit for image alignment 2007-DE-BX-K191
2014 8,761,438 Systems and methods for object imaging 2007-DE-BX-K001
2014 8,760,510 Apparatus and methods for three-dimensional imaging using a static light screen 2006-IJ-CX-K041
2014 8,707,180 System for cyber investigation and data management 2007-DN-BX-K186
2014 8,706,426 Systems and methods for identifying classes of substances 2008-DN-BX-K069
2014 8,699,430 Method and apparatus for dynamic spectrum access 2007-IJ-CX-K020
2014 8,668,873 Method and apparatus for extraction, detection, and characterization of vapors from explosives, taggants in explosives, controlled substances, and biohazards 2006-DN-BX-K027
2014 8,644,565 System and method for non-cooperative iris image acquisition 2007-DE-BX-K182
2013 8,586,362 Method for DNA double-strand break repair in vitro and applications thereof 2007-DN-BX-K146
2013 8,569,691 Preconcentrator for analysis instruments 2004-IJ-CX-K055
2013 8,509,501 System and method for 3D imaging using structured light illumination (A method for a processing device to determine a two dimensional (2D) handprint image from a three dimensional (3D) data of the handprint) 2004-IJ-CX-K055
2013 8,498,454 Optimal subspaces for face recognition 2007-DE-BX-K191
2013 8,478,077 Optimal gradient pursuit for image alignment 2007-DE-BX-K191
2013 8,402,267 Security enhanced network device and method for secure operation of same N00024-95-C-4052, N00167-03-M-0037 and W91CRB-04-C-0001, awarded by the Technology Support Working Group
2013 8,387,735 Method and apparatus for remotely disabling vehicles 2005-DE-BX-K029
2013 8,381,426 System and method for weapon discharge inhibition 2004-IJ-CX-0096
2013 8,363,907 System and method for 3D imaging using structured light illumination (A method for a processing device to determine a two dimensional (2D) rolled equivalent handprint image from a three dimensional (3D) model of the handprint) 2004-IJ-CX-K055
2012 8,320,617 System, method and program product for camera-based discovery of social networks Awarded by the Technology Support Working Group
2012 8,272,343 Fingerprint goggles 2007-DN-BX-K242
2012 8,260,279 System, method and apparatus for providing communications that conform to a cellular communication standard and a non-cellular communication standard 2006-IJ-CX-K043
2012 8,224,064 System and method for 3D imaging using structured light illumination (A three dimensional (3D) imaging system using a structured light illumination (SLI) technique) 2004-IJ-CX-K055
2012 8,178,045 Interchangeable preconcentrator connector assembly Not Available
2012 8,155,399 Generic face alignment via boosting 2005-IJ-CX-K060
2012 8,115,182 Personal and area self-indicating radiation alert dosimeter Awarded by the Technology Support Working Group
2012 8,094,610 Dynamic cellular cognitive system 2005-IJ-CX-K017
2011 8,064,712 System and method for reconstructing restored facial images from video 2005-IJ-CX-K060
2011 8,063,359 Systems and methods for identifying substances contained in a material FA8750-04-C-0043, awarded by the Air Force Research Lab
2011 7,989,781 Detector for a UV false positive of radiation sensitive devices Awarded by the Technology Support Working Group
2011 7,886,049 Extensible software tool for investigating peer-to-peer usage on a target device 2006-DN-BX-K013
2011 7,885,455 Method of combining images of multiple resolutions to produce an enhanced active appearance model Not Available
2011 7,884,689 MEMS fabrication on a laminated substrate 2009-SQ-B9-K005
2010 7,735,149 Microclimate regulating garment and composite structure Not Available
2009 7,580,551 Method and apparatus for analyzing and/or comparing handwritten and/or biometric samples 1999-IJ-CX-K010
2009 7,573,048 Tamper resistant self indicating instant alert radiation dosimeter Awarded by the Technology Support Working Group
2008 7,469,152 Method and apparatus for an adaptive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) wireless communications systems Award made by the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration, predecessor of the National Institute of Justice
2008 7,443,965 Integrated voice and data interoperability platform 2001-RB-CX-K001
2008 7,319,639 Acoustic concealed item detector Awarded by the Air Force Research Lab
2007 7,292,189 Methods and apparatus for high resolution positioning 2003-IJ-CX-K025
2007 7,278,327 Film based position and pressure sensor 2004-IJ-CX-0096
2006 7,105,643 Monoclonal antibodies specific for crack cocaine metabolites, a cell line producing the same, and crack cocaine conjugates Not Available
2006 7,046,169 System and method of vehicle surveillance 2002-LT-BX-K006
2006 6,996,408 Mobile messaging global directory 2001-RB-CX-K001
2004 6,764,822 DNA typing by mass spectrometry with polymorphic DNA repeat markers  
2000 6,090,558 DNA typing by mass spectrometry with polymorphic DNA repeat markers  
1977 4,052,559 Noise filtering device Award made by the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration, predecessor of the National Institute of Justice

[note 1] The inventions described in the patents listed on this page were made in part with United States government support awarded by the National Institute of Justice. Accordingly, the U.S. Government has rights in these inventions.

National Institute of Justice, "Patents Generated by NIJ-Sponsored Projects," May 6, 2020, nij.ojp.gov:
https://nij.ojp.gov/topics/articles/patents-generated-nij-sponsored-projects
Date Created: March 10, 2019