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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 2010 - 2014 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 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 27 23 29 59 49 187
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 41 11 10 14 15 91
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 15 18 22 12 10 77
340 Communications: Electrical 8 7 11 12 17 55
370 Multiplex Communications 10 6 3 12 21 52
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 6 8 6 15 16 51
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 6 5 12 14 7 44
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 9 7 6 13 9 44
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 8 6 7 8 12 41
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 4 2 10 9 9 34
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 6 5 8 12 3 34
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 11 2 9 8 3 33
455 Telecommunications 4 6 6 6 9 31
280 Land Vehicles 6 10 5 8 1 30
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 7 7 7 1 5 27
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 4 4 3 9 7 27
379 Telephonic Communications 4 3 4 4 10 25
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 5 4 5 7 4 25
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 3 5 4 8 5 25
073 Measuring and Testing 3 1 5 7 8 24
726 Information Security 6 2 4 8 4 24
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 7 3 2 3 7 22
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 4 2 5 6 4 21
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 4 3 8 1 5 21
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 2 3 6 5 4 20
382 Image Analysis 4 2 5 3 6 20
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 5 7 2 2 4 20
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 4 3 6 4 2 19
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 3 1 4 2 9 19
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 7 3 2 3 3 18
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 7 2 1 5 3 18
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 6 4 4 0 3 17
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 4 1 1 7 4 17
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 3 3 4 3 3 16
137 Fluid Handling 1 1 6 3 5 16
606 Surgery (instruments) 1 5 4 1 5 16
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 1 4 2 5 3 15
029 Metal Working 2 1 2 7 2 14
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 4 2 2 3 3 14
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 1 3 3 4 3 14
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 2 0 2 3 5 12
060 Power Plants 1 1 1 4 5 12
172 Earth Working 2 2 3 2 3 12
220 Receptacles 0 2 2 6 2 12
250 Radiant Energy 3 2 3 3 1 12
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 1 2 2 4 3 12
119 Animal Husbandry 1 1 1 2 6 11
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 2 1 1 5 2 11
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 3 1 3 2 2 11
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 3 2 1 3 2 11
348 Television 3 2 2 1 3 11
047 Plant Husbandry 3 1 2 2 2 10
089 Ordnance 1 1 4 3 1 10
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 5 3 0 0 2 10
180 Motor Vehicles 1 2 3 4 0 10
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 1 3 3 3 0 10
297 Chairs and Seats 1 1 2 5 1 10
362 Illumination 7 1 0 1 1 10
084 Music 2 0 2 1 4 9
095 Gas Separation: Processes 3 1 3 2 0 9
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 3 3 0 1 2 9
181 Acoustics 0 2 5 1 1 9
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 1 1 2 3 2 9
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 2 0 2 3 2 9
385 Optical Waveguides 6 1 2 0 0 9
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 4 1 1 3 9
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 2 3 2 1 1 9
005 Beds 1 2 0 5 0 8
122 Liquid Heaters and Vaporizers 3 2 1 0 2 8
149 Explosive and Thermic Compositions or Charges 1 1 0 4 2 8
164 Metal Founding 1 1 1 1 4 8
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 3 2 2 1 0 8
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 1 1 3 3 0 8
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 4 1 1 1 1 8
398 Optical Communications 0 0 0 3 5 8
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 3 2 1 2 8
414 Material or Article Handling 1 3 0 1 3 8
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 1 2 2 0 3 8
002 Apparel 5 0 1 1 0 7
062 Refrigeration 1 4 0 1 1 7
071 Chemistry: Fertilizers 1 0 0 0 6 7
273 Amusement Devices: Games 3 0 1 1 2 7
336 Inductor Devices 1 2 2 1 1 7
439 Electrical Connectors 1 3 0 2 1 7
482 Exercise Devices 2 2 0 1 2 7
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 4 1 1 0 6
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 2 0 1 2 1 6
056 Harvesters 1 0 3 1 1 6
102 Ammunition and Explosives 1 1 1 2 1 6
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 1 2 2 1 6
211 Supports: Racks 3 0 0 1 2 6
219 Electric Heating 0 1 1 2 2 6
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 1 0 1 1 3 6
252 Compositions 0 2 0 1 3 6
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 1 0 0 4 1 6
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 4 1 1 6
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 2 1 0 1 2 6
372 Coherent Light Generators 0 0 3 0 3 6
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 1 2 1 1 1 6
427 Coating Processes 1 1 1 0 3 6
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 3 1 1 0 1 6
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 5 0 1 0 6
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 1 3 0 0 2 6
719 Interprogram Communication or Interprocess Communication (Ipc) (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 0 3 0 2 6
042 Firearms 2 1 0 1 1 5
055 Gas Separation 2 1 2 0 0 5
110 Furnaces 2 0 0 0 3 5
126 Stoves and Furnaces 2 0 0 0 3 5
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 2 1 0 2 0 5
299 Mining or In Situ Disintegration of Hard Material 1 0 0 2 2 5
326 Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry 0 1 1 2 1 5
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 3 0 2 0 0 5
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 2 0 1 0 2 5
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 1 0 3 0 1 5
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 0 2 1 1 4
104 Railways 2 1 0 1 0 4
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 1 0 2 1 0 4
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 2 0 1 1 4
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 1 0 1 1 1 4
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 1 1 0 2 4
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 1 1 0 2 0 4
215 Bottles and Jars 0 0 0 2 2 4
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 3 0 0 1 4
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 1 1 2 0 4
256 Fences 0 0 2 1 1 4
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 2 1 0 1 4
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 2 0 1 1 0 4
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 1 0 2 0 1 4
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 0 0 1 2 1 4
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 1 1 0 1 1 4
716 Computer-Aided Design and Analysis of Circuits and Semiconductor Masks 0 2 0 0 2 4
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 0 1 1 2 4
014 Bridges 1 0 0 1 1 3
016 Miscellaneous Hardware (e.g., Bushing, Carpet Fastener, Caster, Door Closer, Panel Hanger, Attachable or Adjunct Handle, Hinge, Window Sash Balance, Etc.) 0 0 1 0 2 3
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 1 1 1 0 3
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 1 2 0 0 3
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 1 1 1 0 0 3
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 1 1 0 1 0 3
048 Gas: Heating and Illuminating 0 0 0 1 2 3
114 Ships 1 1 0 0 1 3
132 Toilet 0 0 2 1 0 3
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 1 1 1 0 3
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 1 0 0 0 2 3
144 Woodworking 1 0 1 1 0 3
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 1 1 1 0 0 3
184 Lubrication 0 0 1 2 0 3
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 2 0 0 0 1 3
208 Mineral Oils: Processes and Products 2 0 0 1 0 3
221 Article Dispensing 0 1 0 2 0 3
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 1 2 0 3
269 Work Holders 0 0 1 2 0 3
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 3 0 0 0 0 3
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 0 1 2 0 3
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 1 0 0 0 2 3
330 Amplifiers 0 1 0 2 0 3
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 0 1 1 0 1 3
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 1 1 1 0 0 3
380 Cryptography 1 1 0 0 1 3
417 Pumps 0 1 1 0 1 3
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 1 1 1 0 0 3
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 0 0 3 3
433 Dentistry 0 1 1 1 0 3
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 2 1 0 0 0 3
452 Butchering 0 1 1 0 1 3
472 Amusement Devices 0 1 0 1 1 3
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 2 0 0 0 1 3
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 0 0 0 1 2 3
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems) 2 0 0 1 0 3
718 Virtual Machine Task or Process Management or Task Management/Control (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 1 2 0 0 3
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 1 0 0 1 2
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 1 0 1 2
049 Movable or Removable Closures 1 1 0 0 0 2
063 Jewelry 0 1 0 0 1 2
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 1 1 0 2
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 0 0 1 1 0 2
081 Tools 0 0 1 0 1 2
083 Cutting 0 2 0 0 0 2
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 1 1 0 2
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 1 0 0 0 1 2
111 Planting 1 0 0 0 1 2
112 Sewing 1 0 0 0 1 2
116 Signals and Indicators 0 0 0 1 1 2
118 Coating Apparatus 1 0 1 0 0 2
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 1 0 0 1 2
131 Tobacco 1 0 0 0 1 2
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 1 0 0 0 1 2
157 Wheelwright Machines 0 1 1 0 0 2
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 0 1 0 1 0 2
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 2 0 0 2
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 1 0 1 0 0 2
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 1 0 1 0 2
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 0 1 0 1 0 2
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 1 0 1 2
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 1 1 0 0 2
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 1 1 0 2
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 2 0 0 0 2
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 0 0 0 0 2 2
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 0 0 0 1 1 2
373 Industrial Electric Heating Furnaces 0 0 1 1 0 2
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 0 2 0 0 2
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 1 1 0 0 0 2
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 1 0 0 0 1 2
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 2 0 2
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 1 0 0 1 0 2
451 Abrading 1 0 0 1 0 2
454 Ventilation 0 0 2 0 0 2
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 0 1 1 0 0 2
501 Compositions: Ceramic 0 0 0 2 0 2
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 1 1 0 0 0 2
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 1 0 0 1 0 2
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 1 1 0 2
712 Processing Architectures and Instruction Processing, e.g., Processors (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 2 0 0 0 0 2
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 1 1 0 2
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 1 1 0 0 2
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 0 1 0 1 2
007 Compound Hand Tools 0 0 0 1 0 1
026 Textiles: Cloth Finishing 0 1 0 0 0 1
030 Cutlery 1 0 0 0 0 1
051 Abrasive Tool Making Process, Material, or Composition 0 0 1 0 0 1
053 Package Making 0 1 0 0 0 1
057 Textiles: Spinning, Twisting, and Twining 0 0 0 0 1 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 0 1 0 1
117 Single-Crystal, Oriented-Crystal, and Epitaxy Growth Processes; Non-Coating Apparatus Therefor 0 0 0 1 0 1
125 Stone Working 0 0 1 0 0 1
139 Textiles: Weaving 1 0 0 0 0 1
150 Purses, Wallets, and Protective Covers 0 0 0 1 0 1
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 0 0 0 0 1 1
169 Fire Extinguishers 0 0 0 1 0 1
188 Brakes 0 0 1 0 0 1
190 Trunks and Hand-Carried Luggage 0 0 0 0 1 1
203 Distillation: Processes, Separatory 0 0 0 0 1 1
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 0 0 1 0 1
238 Railways: Surface Track 1 0 0 0 0 1
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 1
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 1
292 Closure Fasteners 0 1 0 0 0 1
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 0 0 0 0 1 1
337 Electricity: Electrothermally or Thermally Actuated Switches 1 0 0 0 0 1
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 0 1 0 0 1
360 Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 0 0 1 1
376 Induced Nuclear Reactions: Processes, Systems, and Elements 1 0 0 0 0 1
383 Flexible Bags 0 0 0 1 0 1
384 Bearings 0 1 0 0 0 1
386 Motion Video Signal Processing for Recording or Reproducing 0 1 0 0 0 1
396 Photography 0 1 0 0 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 0 1 1
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 1 0 0 0 1
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 1 0 0 1
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 0 0 1 0 1
450 Foundation Garments 1 0 0 0 0 1
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 1 0 0 0 1
470 Threaded, Headed Fastener, or Washer Making: Process and Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 1
477 Interrelated Power Delivery Controls, Including Engine Control 0 1 0 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 1 0 1
588 Hazardous or Toxic Waste Destruction or Containment 0 0 1 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 444 352 413 503 500 2212



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