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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

AUSTRIA

( 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) 37 26 45 59 77 244
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 17 24 26 44 37 148
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 17 25 17 20 30 109
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 11 15 17 21 35 99
340 Communications: Electrical 11 11 24 16 24 86
455 Telecommunications 13 18 13 17 25 86
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 7 7 18 20 32 84
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 10 11 9 16 36 82
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 8 13 10 22 28 81
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 15 13 15 20 14 77
073 Measuring and Testing 12 10 14 18 19 73
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 16 5 11 15 22 69
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 4 8 15 20 21 68
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 8 14 16 15 11 64
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 15 18 12 9 7 61
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 7 8 16 11 17 59
280 Land Vehicles 4 17 8 13 15 57
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 12 11 10 9 11 53
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 1 7 12 16 17 53
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 11 6 14 9 12 52
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 18 9 7 5 12 51
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 9 20 4 7 11 51
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 5 7 8 12 18 50
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 11 5 14 11 8 49
219 Electric Heating 4 5 8 11 18 46
370 Multiplex Communications 11 9 12 6 8 46
250 Radiant Energy 10 5 11 10 7 43
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 7 5 6 9 16 43
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 6 9 11 7 9 42
072 Metal Deforming 3 6 8 12 13 42
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 3 6 9 11 10 39
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 5 6 9 14 5 39
029 Metal Working 5 5 4 7 17 38
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 5 9 6 6 10 36
606 Surgery (instruments) 6 5 3 10 11 35
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 3 5 5 3 17 33
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 4 4 10 7 8 33
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 5 5 3 11 7 31
060 Power Plants 4 4 8 7 6 29
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 4 9 6 4 5 28
330 Amplifiers 7 8 2 3 7 27
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 7 2 7 5 6 27
016 Miscellaneous Hardware (e.g., Bushing, Carpet Fastener, Caster, Door Closer, Panel Hanger, Attachable or Adjunct Handle, Hinge, Window Sash Balance, Etc.) 3 6 2 8 7 26
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 3 1 8 7 7 26
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 5 5 5 6 5 26
220 Receptacles 6 2 2 7 8 25
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 6 5 3 6 4 24
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 2 4 5 9 4 24
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 5 2 5 7 5 24
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 4 1 2 6 10 23
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 7 2 4 3 7 23
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 3 9 4 7 23
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 3 3 6 4 6 22
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 4 2 5 5 6 22
331 Oscillators 10 5 2 1 4 22
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 3 6 5 2 6 22
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 6 4 4 5 3 22
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 2 3 6 6 5 22
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 3 3 6 5 5 22
042 Firearms 3 5 3 6 4 21
188 Brakes 2 6 2 6 5 21
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 2 5 6 4 4 21
338 Electrical Resistors 0 10 7 4 0 21
362 Illumination 4 4 7 1 5 21
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 4 1 5 7 3 20
180 Motor Vehicles 6 2 3 7 2 20
427 Coating Processes 4 3 3 7 3 20
433 Dentistry 3 5 7 2 3 20
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 8 3 5 3 1 20
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 5 0 3 8 3 19
104 Railways 6 2 4 6 1 19
105 Railway Rolling Stock 5 3 1 5 5 19
348 Television 1 2 2 4 10 19
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 4 5 1 5 4 19
439 Electrical Connectors 5 3 1 4 5 18
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 2 1 8 4 2 17
382 Image Analysis 3 4 2 2 6 17
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 1 4 3 5 4 17
372 Coherent Light Generators 1 5 3 4 3 16
417 Pumps 1 0 3 9 3 16
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 3 2 1 4 6 16
101 Printing 3 0 3 5 4 15
137 Fluid Handling 2 4 1 4 4 15
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 2 0 1 7 5 15
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 1 1 3 4 6 15
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 2 1 2 4 6 15
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 0 2 11 2 15
148 Metal Treatment 4 3 1 3 3 14
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 2 1 2 5 4 14
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 3 7 2 2 14
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 1 1 3 5 4 14
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 3 2 2 3 4 14
414 Material or Article Handling 4 1 0 3 6 14
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 3 3 1 2 5 14
501 Compositions: Ceramic 2 3 3 4 2 14
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 5 2 4 2 1 14
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 2 2 2 4 3 13
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 3 1 2 4 3 13
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 2 0 3 2 6 13
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 1 2 2 4 4 13
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 3 1 2 4 3 13
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 2 3 4 3 1 13
033 Geometrical Instruments 4 3 3 1 1 12
164 Metal Founding 2 4 4 1 1 12
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 1 4 2 1 4 12
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 0 8 0 2 2 12
252 Compositions 2 3 1 0 6 12
379 Telephonic Communications 3 1 5 1 2 12
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 4 2 2 2 2 12
062 Refrigeration 1 2 3 3 2 11
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 3 3 2 1 2 11
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 1 1 1 5 3 11
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 1 3 1 3 2 10
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 2 0 2 2 4 10
273 Amusement Devices: Games 1 2 1 2 4 10
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 1 4 3 0 2 10
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 4 2 0 2 2 10
380 Cryptography 1 0 1 2 6 10
384 Bearings 1 2 0 2 5 10
726 Information Security 1 1 1 4 3 10
030 Cutlery 2 3 3 1 0 9
083 Cutting 1 2 2 3 1 9
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 3 0 1 2 3 9
269 Work Holders 1 0 1 4 3 9
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 1 2 4 0 2 9
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 3 1 4 1 0 9
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 2 2 1 1 3 9
451 Abrading 1 3 2 1 2 9
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 2 1 0 1 4 8
049 Movable or Removable Closures 3 2 2 0 1 8
055 Gas Separation 1 1 2 2 2 8
084 Music 0 2 3 2 1 8
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 1 2 1 1 3 8
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 2 2 1 2 1 8
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 2 2 1 3 0 8
326 Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry 2 3 1 1 1 8
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 1 2 2 1 2 8
369 Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval 3 3 0 1 1 8
385 Optical Waveguides 1 1 2 2 2 8
398 Optical Communications 1 1 5 0 1 8
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 4 0 1 3 8
482 Exercise Devices 2 2 2 0 2 8
117 Single-Crystal, Oriented-Crystal, and Epitaxy Growth Processes; Non-Coating Apparatus Therefor 2 0 1 3 1 7
152 Resilient Tires and Wheels 1 1 3 1 1 7
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 1 2 1 3 0 7
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 1 2 1 3 7
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 2 3 0 1 1 7
407 Cutters, for Shaping 0 4 1 0 2 7
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 3 2 0 1 1 7
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems) 3 1 0 0 3 7
100 Presses 1 0 2 2 1 6
114 Ships 0 0 3 3 0 6
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 1 2 1 2 6
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 1 1 0 3 1 6
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 3 1 1 0 1 6
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 2 2 0 2 6
329 Demodulators 2 2 2 0 0 6
352 Optics: Motion Pictures 3 2 1 0 0 6
464 Rotary Shafts, Gudgeons, Housings, and Flexible Couplings for Rotary Shafts 1 0 1 1 3 6
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 1 1 1 1 2 6
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 1 3 0 1 1 6
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 1 0 3 2 6
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 2 0 0 1 3 6
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 1 2 0 2 5
028 Textiles: Manufacturing 0 1 3 1 0 5
051 Abrasive Tool Making Process, Material, or Composition 0 1 0 1 3 5
059 Chain, Staple, and Horseshoe Making 0 1 3 0 1 5
089 Ordnance 3 0 0 1 1 5
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 1 0 1 3 5
181 Acoustics 2 2 0 1 0 5
184 Lubrication 1 0 1 0 3 5
215 Bottles and Jars 0 1 2 1 1 5
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 2 0 0 2 1 5
292 Closure Fasteners 0 1 1 2 1 5
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 1 1 1 1 1 5
299 Mining or In Situ Disintegration of Hard Material 1 0 0 1 3 5
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 1 1 1 0 2 5
403 Joints and Connections 3 1 0 0 1 5
492 Roll or Roller 2 2 0 0 1 5
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 1 3 0 0 1 5
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 1 1 1 0 1 4
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 0 1 3 0 4
165 Heat Exchange 1 1 0 2 0 4
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 1 2 0 1 4
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 1 1 1 1 4
212 Traversing Hoists 0 1 1 1 1 4
332 Modulators 2 0 0 1 1 4
336 Inductor Devices 1 0 2 1 0 4
368 Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices 0 0 1 2 1 4
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 1 0 0 2 1 4
419 Powder Metallurgy Processes 2 0 1 1 0 4
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 1 1 0 2 0 4
432 Heating 1 0 1 0 2 4
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 2 0 0 0 2 4
450 Foundation Garments 2 1 1 0 0 4
477 Interrelated Power Delivery Controls, Including Engine Control 0 1 1 0 2 4
002 Apparel 1 0 0 0 2 3
037 Excavating 1 1 0 0 1 3
053 Package Making 0 1 1 1 0 3
070 Locks 2 0 0 1 0 3
082 Turning (e.g., for metal working) 1 2 0 0 0 3
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 2 1 0 0 3
194 Check-Actuated Control Mechanisms 0 0 2 0 1 3
211 Supports: Racks 2 0 0 0 1 3
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 0 3 0 0 0 3
238 Railways: Surface Track 1 1 0 1 0 3
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 2 1 3
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 0 2 1 0 3
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 0 2 1 0 3
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 1 1 1 3
305 Wheel Substitutes for Land Vehicles 1 0 0 0 2 3
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 2 0 1 3
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 1 1 1 0 3
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 2 1 3
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 2 0 1 3
431 Combustion 0 2 0 1 0 3
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 1 0 0 1 1 3
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 0 0 1 0 2 3
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 1 0 0 1 1 3
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 1 0 1 2
014 Bridges 0 1 0 0 1 2
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 1 0 1 0 0 2
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 1 1 2
057 Textiles: Spinning, Twisting, and Twining 2 0 0 0 0 2
076 Metal Tools and Implements, Making 0 0 1 1 0 2
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 1 0 0 1 0 2
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 0 1 1 2
118 Coating Apparatus 0 1 1 0 0 2
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 1 1 0 2
127 Sugar, Starch, and Carbohydrates 0 0 0 1 1 2
132 Toilet 0 0 2 0 0 2
139 Textiles: Weaving 0 1 1 0 0 2
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 0 1 1 0 0 2
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 1 0 1 2
246 Railway Switches and Signals 0 1 0 0 1 2
271 Sheet Feeding or Delivering 0 1 0 0 1 2
283 Printed Matter 0 0 0 0 2 2
293 Vehicle Fenders 0 1 0 0 1 2
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 0 1 0 1 0 2
337 Electricity: Electrothermally or Thermally Actuated Switches 1 1 0 0 0 2
355 Photocopying 0 1 1 0 0 2
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 1 0 0 0 1 2
376 Induced Nuclear Reactions: Processes, Systems, and Elements 0 1 1 0 0 2
383 Flexible Bags 0 0 1 1 0 2
396 Photography 0 0 1 0 1 2
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 1 1 0 2
418 Rotary Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 0 2 0 2
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 1 1 2
440 Marine Propulsion 0 1 0 1 0 2
453 Coin Handling 0 1 0 1 0 2
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 0 0 1 1 0 2
494 Imperforate Bowl: Centrifugal Separators 0 0 0 1 1 2
506 Combinatorial Chemistry Technology: Method, Library, Apparatus 0 0 0 0 2 2
508 Solid Anti-Friction Devices, Materials Therefor, Lubricant or Separant Compositions for Moving Solid Surfaces, and Miscellaneous Mineral Oil Compositions 0 0 1 1 0 2
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 1 1 0 0 0 2
719 Interprogram Communication or Interprocess Communication (Ipc) (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 2 0 0 2
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 0 0 0 2 2
005 Beds 1 0 0 0 0 1
012 Boot and Shoe Making 0 0 0 1 0 1
027 Undertaking 0 1 0 0 0 1
056 Harvesters 0 0 0 0 1 1
065 Glass Manufacturing 1 0 0 0 0 1
091 Motors: Expansible Chamber Type 1 0 0 0 0 1
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 0 0 1 1
110 Furnaces 0 0 1 0 0 1
111 Planting 0 0 1 0 0 1
125 Stone Working 0 1 0 0 0 1
144 Woodworking 0 0 0 0 1 1
159 Concentrating Evaporators 0 0 0 1 0 1
171 Unearthing Plants or Buried Objects 0 1 0 0 0 1
178 Telegraphy 0 0 0 1 0 1
186 Merchandising 0 1 0 0 0 1
202 Distillation: Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 1
213 Railway Draft Appliances 1 0 0 0 0 1
218 High-Voltage Switches with Arc Preventing or Extinguishing Devices 0 0 1 0 0 1
232 Deposit and Collection Receptacles 0 0 1 0 0 1
249 Static Molds 0 0 0 1 0 1
256 Fences 0 0 0 0 1 1
267 Spring Devices 0 1 0 0 0 1
291 Track Sanders 0 0 1 0 0 1
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 0 0 1 0 0 1
360 Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval 1 0 0 0 0 1
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 0 0 1 0 0 1
377 Electrical Pulse Counters, Pulse Dividers, or Shift Registers: Circuits and Systems 0 0 0 0 1 1
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 0 1 0 0 1
386 Motion Video Signal Processing for Recording or Reproducing 0 0 0 1 0 1
400 Typewriting Machines 0 0 0 0 1 1
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 1 0 0 0 0 1
406 Conveyors: Fluid Current 1 0 0 0 0 1
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 1 0 0 0 0 1
409 Gear Cutting, Milling, or Planing 0 0 0 0 1 1
420 Alloys or Metallic Compositions 1 0 0 0 0 1
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 1 0 0 0 1
452 Butchering 0 0 1 0 0 1
460 Crop Threshing or Separating 0 0 0 1 0 1
472 Amusement Devices 1 0 0 0 0 1
483 Tool Changing 1 0 0 0 0 1
516 Colloid Systems and Wetting Agents, Subcombinations Thereof, Processes of Making, Stabilizing, Breaking, or Inhibiting 0 0 1 0 0 1
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 0 0 1 0 1
716 Computer-Aided Design and Analysis of Circuits and Semiconductor Masks 0 0 0 0 1 1
718 Virtual Machine Task or Process Management or Task Management/Control (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 0 0 0 0 1
720 Dynamic Optical Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 0 1 0 1
850 Scanning-Probe Techniques or Apparatus; Applications of Scanning-Probe Techniques, e.g., Scanning Probe Microscopy [Spm] 0 0 0 1 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 727 753 858 1009 1180 4527



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