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

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

Count of 2009 - 2013 Utility Patent Grants
As Distributed By Calendar Year of Grant

- Explanation of Data -

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

ALABAMA

( patent origin is determined by the residence of the first-named inventor )
( technology class is determined by the primary classification assigned to a patent- see 'Explanation of Data' )
( some classes have been combined together under a single class identifier )

The following table displays technology classes and counts of utility patents classified in them; patents are distributed by year of patent grant.
Class Class Title 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 18 27 23 29 58 155
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 0 41 11 10 14 76
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 9 15 18 22 12 76
340 Communications: Electrical 6 8 7 11 12 44
370 Multiplex Communications 12 10 6 3 12 43
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 8 9 7 6 13 43
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 1 6 5 12 14 38
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 2 6 8 6 16 38
280 Land Vehicles 7 6 10 5 8 36
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 11 7 7 7 1 33
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 1 6 5 8 12 32
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 2 11 2 9 8 32
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 3 8 6 7 8 32
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 5 4 2 10 9 30
455 Telecommunications 3 4 6 6 6 25
379 Telephonic Communications 8 4 3 4 4 23
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 2 5 4 5 7 23
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 3 4 4 3 9 23
073 Measuring and Testing 6 3 1 5 7 22
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 2 3 5 4 8 22
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 4 4 2 5 6 21
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 5 5 7 2 2 21
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 3 4 3 6 4 20
726 Information Security 0 6 2 4 8 20
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 5 6 4 4 0 19
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 4 7 3 2 3 19
382 Image Analysis 4 4 2 5 3 18
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 2 4 3 8 1 18
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 3 7 3 2 3 18
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 1 2 3 6 5 17
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 2 7 2 1 5 17
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 5 4 2 2 3 16
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 2 3 3 4 3 15
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 5 3 1 4 2 15
029 Metal Working 2 2 1 2 7 14
385 Optical Waveguides 5 6 1 2 0 14
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 1 1 4 2 5 13
250 Radiant Energy 2 3 2 3 3 13
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 4 1 1 7 13
005 Beds 4 1 2 0 5 12
220 Receptacles 2 0 2 2 6 12
297 Chairs and Seats 3 1 1 2 5 12
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 1 1 3 3 4 12
137 Fluid Handling 0 1 1 6 3 11
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 1 1 3 3 3 11
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 2 2 1 1 5 11
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 2 3 1 3 2 11
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 1 5 4 1 11
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 2 1 2 2 4 11
060 Power Plants 3 1 1 1 4 10
172 Earth Working 1 2 2 3 2 10
180 Motor Vehicles 0 1 2 3 4 10
348 Television 2 3 2 2 1 10
362 Illumination 1 7 1 0 1 10
439 Electrical Connectors 4 1 3 0 2 10
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 4 2 0 1 2 9
089 Ordnance 0 1 1 4 3 9
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 3 1 3 2 9
122 Liquid Heaters and Vaporizers 3 3 2 1 0 9
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 1 5 3 0 0 9
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 3 2 1 3 9
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 4 3 0 2 0 9
002 Apparel 1 5 0 1 1 8
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 1 2 0 2 3 8
047 Plant Husbandry 0 3 1 2 2 8
062 Refrigeration 2 1 4 0 1 8
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 1 3 3 0 1 8
181 Acoustics 0 0 2 5 1 8
206 Special Receptacle or Package 3 0 1 2 2 8
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 1 1 1 2 3 8
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 3 2 2 1 8
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 1 1 3 3 8
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 2 3 2 1 8
056 Harvesters 2 1 0 3 1 7
119 Animal Husbandry 2 1 1 1 2 7
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 2 0 0 4 1 7
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 2 0 2 3 7
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 0 4 1 1 1 7
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 3 1 0 3 0 7
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 4 1 1 0 1 7
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 3 1 3 0 0 7
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 4 1 1 6
055 Gas Separation 1 2 1 2 0 6
102 Ammunition and Explosives 1 1 1 1 2 6
149 Explosive and Thermic Compositions or Charges 0 1 1 0 4 6
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 1 2 1 0 2 6
273 Amusement Devices: Games 1 3 0 1 1 6
336 Inductor Devices 0 1 2 2 1 6
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 3 1 1 1 0 6
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 1 1 2 1 1 6
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 3 2 1 6
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 1 3 1 1 0 6
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 1 1 2 2 0 6
482 Exercise Devices 1 2 2 0 1 6
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 0 4 1 1 6
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 0 5 0 1 6
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems) 3 2 0 0 1 6
084 Music 0 2 0 2 1 5
164 Metal Founding 1 1 1 1 1 5
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 1 1 1 0 2 5
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 1 0 0 4 5
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 1 2 0 1 1 5
372 Coherent Light Generators 2 0 0 3 0 5
414 Material or Article Handling 0 1 3 0 1 5
427 Coating Processes 2 1 1 1 0 5
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 2 2 1 0 0 5
719 Interprogram Communication or Interprocess Communication (Ipc) (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 1 0 3 0 5
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 1 1 1 1 0 4
042 Firearms 0 2 1 0 1 4
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 1 1 1 0 1 4
072 Metal Deforming 2 0 0 1 1 4
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 1 0 0 2 1 4
104 Railways 0 2 1 0 1 4
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 1 0 2 1 4
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 1 0 2 0 1 4
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 1 1 1 1 0 4
211 Supports: Racks 0 3 0 0 1 4
219 Electric Heating 0 0 1 1 2 4
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 1 1 0 1 1 4
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 1 1 2 4
256 Fences 1 0 0 2 1 4
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 2 0 1 1 0 4
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 2 1 0 1 4
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 1 0 2 1 0 4
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 1 0 0 1 2 4
326 Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry 0 0 1 1 2 4
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 1 1 0 2 0 4
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 1 1 1 3
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 1 2 0 3
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 1 0 0 1 1 3
132 Toilet 0 0 0 2 1 3
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 1 1 1 3
144 Woodworking 0 1 0 1 1 3
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 0 1 0 1 1 3
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 1 0 1 0 1 3
184 Lubrication 0 0 0 1 2 3
188 Brakes 2 0 0 1 0 3
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 1 2 0 0 0 3
208 Mineral Oils: Processes and Products 0 2 0 0 1 3
221 Article Dispensing 0 0 1 0 2 3
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 3 0 0 3
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 0 1 2 3
252 Compositions 0 0 2 0 1 3
269 Work Holders 0 0 0 1 2 3
299 Mining or In Situ Disintegration of Hard Material 0 1 0 0 2 3
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 0 3 0 0 0 3
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 1 0 2 0 0 3
330 Amplifiers 0 0 1 0 2 3
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 0 2 0 1 0 3
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 1 0 1 1 0 3
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 1 0 0 2 0 3
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 1 1 1 0 0 3
398 Optical Communications 0 0 0 0 3 3
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 1 1 1 0 3
433 Dentistry 0 0 1 1 1 3
451 Abrading 1 1 0 0 1 3
454 Ventilation 1 0 0 2 0 3
472 Amusement Devices 1 0 1 0 1 3
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 1 0 1 1 0 3
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 1 2 0 0 0 3
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 0 0 0 1 2 3
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 1 1 0 0 1 3
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 3 0 0 0 0 3
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 0 0 1 1 3
716 Computer-Aided Design and Analysis of Circuits and Semiconductor Masks 1 0 2 0 0 3
718 Virtual Machine Task or Process Management or Task Management/Control (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 1 2 0 3
014 Bridges 0 1 0 0 1 2
030 Cutlery 1 1 0 0 0 2
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 1 0 0 1 0 2
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 1 1 0 0 2
081 Tools 1 0 0 1 0 2
083 Cutting 0 0 2 0 0 2
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 0 1 1 2
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 1 0 0 0 1 2
110 Furnaces 0 2 0 0 0 2
112 Sewing 1 1 0 0 0 2
114 Ships 0 1 1 0 0 2
116 Signals and Indicators 1 0 0 0 1 2
118 Coating Apparatus 0 1 0 1 0 2
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 2 0 0 0 2
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 1 1 0 0 0 2
157 Wheelwright Machines 0 0 1 1 0 2
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 0 2 0 2
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 0 1 1 0 2
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 1 0 1 0 2
215 Bottles and Jars 0 0 0 0 2 2
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 1 0 1 2
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 1 0 0 0 1 2
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 2 0 0 0 0 2
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 0 0 1 0 1 2
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 1 1 2
373 Industrial Electric Heating Furnaces 0 0 0 1 1 2
380 Cryptography 0 1 1 0 0 2
417 Pumps 0 0 1 1 0 2
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 0 2 2
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 1 0 0 1 2
452 Butchering 0 0 1 1 0 2
501 Compositions: Ceramic 0 0 0 0 2 2
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 1 1 0 0 2
712 Processing Architectures and Instruction Processing, e.g., Processors (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 2 0 0 0 2
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 1 1 2
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 0 1 1 0 2
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 0 0 1 1 2
007 Compound Hand Tools 0 0 0 0 1 1
016 Miscellaneous Hardware (e.g., Bushing, Carpet Fastener, Caster, Door Closer, Panel Hanger, Attachable or Adjunct Handle, Hinge, Window Sash Balance, Etc.) 0 0 0 1 0 1
026 Textiles: Cloth Finishing 0 0 1 0 0 1
027 Undertaking 1 0 0 0 0 1
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 0 1 0 0 1
048 Gas: Heating and Illuminating 0 0 0 0 1 1
051 Abrasive Tool Making Process, Material, or Composition 0 0 0 1 0 1
053 Package Making 0 0 1 0 0 1
063 Jewelry 0 0 1 0 0 1
071 Chemistry: Fertilizers 0 1 0 0 0 1
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 1
100 Presses 1 0 0 0 0 1
111 Planting 0 1 0 0 0 1
117 Single-Crystal, Oriented-Crystal, and Epitaxy Growth Processes; Non-Coating Apparatus Therefor 0 0 0 0 1 1
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 1 0 0 1
125 Stone Working 0 0 0 1 0 1
131 Tobacco 0 1 0 0 0 1
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 0 1 0 0 0 1
139 Textiles: Weaving 0 1 0 0 0 1
150 Purses, Wallets, and Protective Covers 0 0 0 0 1 1
169 Fire Extinguishers 0 0 0 0 1 1
212 Traversing Hoists 1 0 0 0 0 1
238 Railways: Surface Track 0 1 0 0 0 1
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 0 1 0 1
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 1
289 Knots and Knot Tying 1 0 0 0 0 1
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 1 0 0 1
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 1 0 0 0 0 1
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 0 1 0 0 0 1
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 1 0 0 0 0 1
337 Electricity: Electrothermally or Thermally Actuated Switches 0 1 0 0 0 1
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 0 0 1 0 1
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 0 0 0 0 1 1
360 Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval 1 0 0 0 0 1
376 Induced Nuclear Reactions: Processes, Systems, and Elements 0 1 0 0 0 1
383 Flexible Bags 0 0 0 0 1 1
384 Bearings 0 0 1 0 0 1
386 Motion Video Signal Processing for Recording or Reproducing 0 0 1 0 0 1
396 Photography 0 0 1 0 0 1
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 0 1 0 0 1
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 0 1 0 1
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 1 0 0 0 1
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 0 0 0 1 1
450 Foundation Garments 0 1 0 0 0 1
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 1 0 0 1
470 Threaded, Headed Fastener, or Washer Making: Process and Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 1
477 Interrelated Power Delivery Controls, Including Engine Control 0 0 1 0 0 1
508 Solid Anti-Friction Devices, Materials Therefor, Lubricant or Separant Compositions for Moving Solid Surfaces, and Miscellaneous Mineral Oil Compositions 0 0 0 0 1 1
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 0 0 0 0 1 1
588 Hazardous or Toxic Waste Destruction or Containment 0 0 0 1 0 1
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 0 0 1 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 304 444 352 413 503 2016



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