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U.S. PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
Patent Technology Monitoring Team (PTMT)

Design Patenting By Geographic Region (State and Country),
Breakout By Design Class

Count of 1999 - 2013 Design Patent Grants
As Distributed By Calendar Year of Grant

- Explanation of Data -

Rank Ordered Listing of Design Classes Receiving 1 or More Design Patents During the Period
Originating From

JAPAN

( design patent origin is determined by the residence of the first-named inventor )
( design class is determined by the primary classification assigned to a patent- see 'Explanation of Data' )

The following table displays design classes and counts of design patents classified in them; design patents are distributed by year of patent grant.
Class Class Title 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
D14 Recording, Communication, or Information Retrieval Equipment 319 369 325 325 400 387 306 436 496 584 487 309 243 240 306 5532
D12 Transportation 60 107 98 114 155 193 162 314 244 341 329 259 274 298 346 3294
D13 Equipment for Production, Distribution, or Transformation of Energy 125 126 144 156 183 153 170 278 257 293 321 228 267 257 259 3217
D16 Photography and Optical Equipment 135 148 172 112 157 133 126 173 245 256 125 100 105 119 150 2256
D18 Printing and Office Machinery 85 125 156 105 88 102 73 215 186 143 133 93 98 95 113 1810
D15 Machines Not Elsewhere Specified 53 61 74 85 75 81 50 135 115 141 127 103 121 92 138 1451
D23 Environmental Heating and Cooling; Fluid Handling and Sanitary Equipment 54 50 47 55 47 58 32 84 96 102 126 117 96 90 99 1153
D10 Measuring, Testing, or Signalling Instruments 92 83 74 60 26 52 49 101 85 85 86 67 53 90 75 1078
D24 Medical and Laboratory Equipment 21 14 28 12 41 46 17 56 122 131 95 114 105 115 159 1076
D08 Tools and Hardware 57 68 65 41 52 43 49 87 91 116 84 62 85 62 91 1053
D26 Lighting 15 17 26 21 43 44 54 128 84 154 93 90 91 112 68 1040
D21 Games, Toys, and Sports Goods 61 74 73 55 52 19 57 76 60 54 75 71 50 44 44 865
D06 Furnishings 7 29 29 29 29 25 30 52 67 53 53 59 43 57 31 593
D19 Office Supplies; Artists' and Teachers' Materials 40 39 63 51 33 60 23 38 41 53 57 29 25 27 14 593
D09 Packages and Containers for Goods 24 41 33 23 34 29 39 57 55 41 63 40 33 39 23 574
D11 Jewelry, Symbolic Insignia, and Ornaments 20 14 17 13 32 22 25 18 8 31 7 23 47 34 31 342
D07 Equipment for Preparing or Serving Food or Drink Not Elsewhere Specified 19 24 40 24 25 11 11 18 31 16 28 17 27 21 16 328
D28 Cosmetic Products and Toilet Articles 19 17 18 9 24 18 17 25 31 23 28 18 32 20 26 325
D02 Apparel and Haberdashery 27 4 4 10 5 15 24 32 10 16 7 14 17 10 8 203
D22 Arms, Pyrotechnics, Hunting and Fishing Equipment 17 14 8 4 7 12 16 16 6 14 9 26 14 12 15 190
D32 Washing, Cleaning, or Drying Machine 7 15 11 11 13 13 8 21 9 18 16 13 10 5 13 183
D17 Musical Instruments 17 6 4 6 7 9 20 8 24 32 12 10 2 9 8 174
D03 Travel Goods and Personal Belongings 9 8 6 7 6 10 11 11 11 13 12 11 10 13 9 147
D34 Material or Article Handling Equipment 7 3 6 6 11 7 1 5 19 21 16 5 5 13 5 130
D25 Building Units and Construction Elements 5 12 3 13 10 11 1 1 7 7 9 3 0 3 8 93
D20 Sales and Advertising Equipment 6 12 9 2 3 5 5 8 4 7 7 9 1 1 2 81
D29 Equipment for Safety, Protection, and Rescue 3 2 6 7 5 2 0 3 5 5 4 11 1 1 9 64
D04 Brushware 1 2 0 3 0 2 4 2 4 4 1 6 5 2 12 48
D05 Textile or Paper Yard Goods; Sheet Material 0 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 4 0 0 8 6 12 38
D27 Tobacco and Smokers' Supplies 5 5 5 3 3 4 0 1 0 3 2 0 0 1 1 33
D30 Animal Husbandry 0 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 6 2 2 1 3 0 24
D01 Edible Products 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 7 0 13
D99 Miscellaneous 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 8
ALL ALL CLASSES 1310 1497 1546 1364 1567 1568 1384 2405 2416 2767 2415 1910 1869 1899 2092 28009



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