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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

AUSTRALIA

( 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
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 454 441 115 70 23 1103
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 55 81 93 127 135 491
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 44 68 51 103 93 359
463 Amusement Devices: Games 12 27 81 102 77 299
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 55 100 36 13 8 212
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 38 47 34 38 36 193
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 49 71 39 11 3 173
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 18 32 44 41 37 172
382 Image Analysis 31 33 33 35 31 163
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 32 32 27 30 37 158
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 28 31 28 34 23 144
455 Telecommunications 39 35 27 18 24 143
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 14 25 17 35 31 122
370 Multiplex Communications 22 23 20 22 31 118
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 22 20 29 20 25 116
726 Information Security 9 18 19 24 37 107
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 12 13 17 32 26 100
348 Television 27 25 7 11 30 100
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 25 21 14 15 24 99
073 Measuring and Testing 23 24 19 8 13 87
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 11 32 3 14 22 82
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 14 14 16 16 21 81
340 Communications: Electrical 17 10 15 13 20 75
280 Land Vehicles 19 14 10 16 15 74
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 7 18 8 24 17 74
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 9 4 16 23 19 71
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 19 13 10 11 16 69
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 7 6 11 20 23 67
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 6 13 15 20 13 67
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 10 8 15 13 16 62
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 3 3 13 13 28 60
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 12 18 11 9 6 56
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 11 12 9 10 14 56
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 5 13 9 19 9 55
029 Metal Working 10 10 12 6 15 53
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 10 13 8 7 15 53
606 Surgery (instruments) 12 10 13 9 9 53
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 15 16 6 7 9 53
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 10 9 12 11 9 51
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 5 3 10 15 14 47
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 6 9 11 11 9 46
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 9 3 7 9 16 44
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 5 9 8 6 14 42
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 7 12 6 4 11 40
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 9 4 8 3 14 38
250 Radiant Energy 9 4 5 8 10 36
379 Telephonic Communications 6 11 7 6 6 36
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 9 9 4 9 5 36
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 6 7 1 12 9 35
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 10 7 4 8 5 34
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 7 10 7 4 6 34
439 Electrical Connectors 2 14 13 2 2 33
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 6 13 1 5 7 32
137 Fluid Handling 3 6 5 8 8 30
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 9 6 6 5 4 30
102 Ammunition and Explosives 6 5 8 6 4 29
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 7 7 3 11 1 29
362 Illumination 9 5 6 6 3 29
427 Coating Processes 4 5 6 9 5 29
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 2 5 4 8 10 29
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 6 7 8 3 4 28
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 4 8 2 7 5 26
005 Beds 3 4 2 7 9 25
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 4 3 7 7 4 25
380 Cryptography 3 3 7 7 5 25
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 6 9 5 4 1 25
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 3 4 5 3 9 24
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 8 5 7 1 2 23
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 5 3 6 3 6 23
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 6 5 7 3 2 23
385 Optical Waveguides 3 2 6 7 5 23
400 Typewriting Machines 14 5 3 0 1 23
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 7 3 4 5 4 23
719 Interprogram Communication or Interprocess Communication (Ipc) (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 4 2 3 8 5 22
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 3 5 3 4 6 21
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 2 2 8 3 6 21
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 2 5 7 5 2 21
037 Excavating 3 4 5 3 5 20
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 5 3 4 6 2 20
220 Receptacles 3 1 4 4 8 20
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 7 3 5 1 4 20
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 5 3 6 4 2 20
718 Virtual Machine Task or Process Management or Task Management/Control (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 3 1 7 6 3 20
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 4 1 6 2 6 19
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 3 3 5 4 4 19
299 Mining or In Situ Disintegration of Hard Material 3 1 2 4 9 19
114 Ships 3 2 2 2 9 18
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 4 0 5 4 5 18
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 3 1 2 6 6 18
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 4 4 5 3 2 18
398 Optical Communications 3 1 6 3 5 18
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 1 5 6 6 18
002 Apparel 4 3 4 2 4 17
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 7 2 1 2 5 17
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 3 2 4 4 4 17
206 Special Receptacle or Package 3 0 2 9 3 17
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 4 5 2 3 3 17
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 3 7 4 3 17
060 Power Plants 6 3 5 1 1 16
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 1 2 1 12 16
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 2 3 0 5 6 16
417 Pumps 1 1 2 5 7 16
049 Movable or Removable Closures 2 2 1 4 6 15
070 Locks 2 1 6 5 1 15
084 Music 2 2 3 6 2 15
219 Electric Heating 5 2 3 1 4 15
273 Amusement Devices: Games 4 3 2 3 3 15
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 5 4 2 3 1 15
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 5 2 4 2 2 15
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 3 4 2 3 3 15
451 Abrading 3 1 4 3 4 15
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 4 3 3 3 2 15
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 3 2 2 4 3 14
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 3 2 4 1 4 14
016 Miscellaneous Hardware (e.g., Bushing, Carpet Fastener, Caster, Door Closer, Panel Hanger, Attachable or Adjunct Handle, Hinge, Window Sash Balance, Etc.) 1 4 3 2 4 14
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 2 2 1 4 5 14
386 Motion Video Signal Processing for Recording or Reproducing 1 2 3 4 4 14
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 2 4 2 4 2 14
414 Material or Article Handling 2 4 4 4 0 14
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 4 5 3 2 0 14
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 4 3 1 2 3 13
126 Stoves and Furnaces 1 4 2 0 6 13
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 1 1 2 4 5 13
292 Closure Fasteners 1 3 3 4 2 13
047 Plant Husbandry 3 3 3 2 1 12
297 Chairs and Seats 0 2 3 2 5 12
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 3 1 1 4 3 12
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 2 3 6 1 12
119 Animal Husbandry 2 2 1 0 6 11
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 3 0 5 1 2 11
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 2 4 3 2 11
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 3 5 1 1 1 11
252 Compositions 3 1 0 4 3 11
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 3 1 4 2 1 11
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 1 1 4 1 4 11
482 Exercise Devices 1 6 1 2 1 11
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 3 0 3 3 2 11
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems) 3 3 1 1 3 11
095 Gas Separation: Processes 1 2 2 2 3 10
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 2 4 1 2 1 10
148 Metal Treatment 1 1 2 4 2 10
172 Earth Working 3 3 2 1 1 10
181 Acoustics 0 1 1 3 5 10
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 5 4 0 1 0 10
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 3 2 2 3 0 10
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 1 4 2 2 1 10
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 1 1 2 3 3 10
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 2 1 1 4 2 10
372 Coherent Light Generators 4 1 1 1 3 10
403 Joints and Connections 1 2 5 1 1 10
434 Education and Demonstration 1 0 3 2 4 10
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 0 0 0 4 6 10
033 Geometrical Instruments 3 1 1 0 4 9
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 5 2 1 0 1 9
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 3 1 2 0 3 9
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 2 3 1 2 1 9
180 Motor Vehicles 3 2 2 2 0 9
188 Brakes 2 0 4 2 1 9
211 Supports: Racks 0 2 0 3 4 9
249 Static Molds 1 2 1 3 2 9
256 Fences 2 1 2 1 3 9
271 Sheet Feeding or Delivering 5 2 1 0 1 9
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 0 4 1 1 3 9
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 3 3 0 0 3 9
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 1 1 2 2 2 8
072 Metal Deforming 2 3 2 0 1 8
118 Coating Apparatus 1 3 1 1 2 8
149 Explosive and Thermic Compositions or Charges 1 2 1 3 1 8
164 Metal Founding 3 1 2 2 0 8
215 Bottles and Jars 0 0 4 3 1 8
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 1 2 4 1 8
269 Work Holders 0 1 2 2 3 8
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 1 2 2 1 2 8
030 Cutlery 1 0 3 1 2 7
042 Firearms 2 1 0 1 3 7
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 1 0 1 2 3 7
116 Signals and Indicators 0 2 2 2 1 7
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 3 2 0 2 0 7
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 1 4 2 0 7
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 2 1 0 3 1 7
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 3 1 0 3 7
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 1 0 2 4 7
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 0 1 1 1 4 7
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 1 2 3 1 7
506 Combinatorial Chemistry Technology: Method, Library, Apparatus 1 1 0 4 1 7
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 1 1 0 3 2 7
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 3 2 1 1 0 7
712 Processing Architectures and Instruction Processing, e.g., Processors (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 2 2 2 1 7
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 2 2 0 2 0 6
048 Gas: Heating and Illuminating 1 2 1 0 2 6
055 Gas Separation 1 2 2 1 0 6
056 Harvesters 0 2 2 1 1 6
062 Refrigeration 1 0 3 0 2 6
132 Toilet 1 0 2 1 2 6
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 0 1 2 2 1 6
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 1 0 1 1 3 6
238 Railways: Surface Track 3 2 1 0 0 6
383 Flexible Bags 2 1 1 0 2 6
396 Photography 3 1 1 0 1 6
433 Dentistry 1 0 2 1 2 6
083 Cutting 0 1 1 1 2 5
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 1 1 2 1 0 5
105 Railway Rolling Stock 0 0 4 1 0 5
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 1 1 1 2 5
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 1 2 1 1 0 5
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 0 2 2 0 1 5
194 Check-Actuated Control Mechanisms 0 1 0 2 2 5
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 1 2 1 0 1 5
418 Rotary Expansible Chamber Devices 1 1 0 1 2 5
452 Butchering 1 1 0 2 1 5
071 Chemistry: Fertilizers 0 1 1 1 1 4
101 Printing 0 1 0 3 0 4
111 Planting 0 0 1 0 3 4
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 1 2 1 4
169 Fire Extinguishers 1 0 0 1 2 4
221 Article Dispensing 2 0 0 1 1 4
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 2 1 0 1 0 4
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 1 2 1 4
270 Sheet-Material Associating 3 0 0 0 1 4
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 1 1 1 1 0 4
336 Inductor Devices 1 0 0 2 1 4
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 0 1 1 1 1 4
399 Electrophotography 0 2 2 0 0 4
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 2 1 0 1 0 4
412 Bookbinding: Process and Apparatus 3 0 0 0 1 4
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 1 2 0 0 1 4
440 Marine Propulsion 1 1 1 0 1 4
450 Foundation Garments 0 1 1 1 1 4
464 Rotary Shafts, Gudgeons, Housings, and Flexible Couplings for Rotary Shafts 1 0 2 1 0 4
518 Chemistry: Fischer-Tropsch Processes; or Purification or Recovery of Products Thereof 1 0 1 1 1 4
053 Package Making 0 2 0 0 1 3
065 Glass Manufacturing 0 1 2 0 0 3
081 Tools 2 0 0 0 1 3
089 Ordnance 0 1 0 1 1 3
165 Heat Exchange 0 1 2 0 0 3
177 Weighing Scales 0 0 1 1 1 3
187 Elevator, Industrial Lift Truck, or Stationary Lift for Vehicle 1 0 2 0 0 3
202 Distillation: Apparatus 0 1 0 1 1 3
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 1 1 0 1 3
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 1 0 0 0 2 3
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 1 0 0 2 3
283 Printed Matter 0 1 0 1 1 3
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 0 0 0 1 2 3
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 2 0 1 3
349 Liquid Crystal Cells, Elements and Systems 2 0 0 1 0 3
409 Gear Cutting, Milling, or Planing 1 2 0 0 0 3
431 Combustion 1 0 0 2 0 3
454 Ventilation 0 0 1 0 2 3
472 Amusement Devices 0 0 1 2 0 3
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 1 0 2 3
508 Solid Anti-Friction Devices, Materials Therefor, Lubricant or Separant Compositions for Moving Solid Surfaces, and Miscellaneous Mineral Oil Compositions 1 0 0 0 2 3
516 Colloid Systems and Wetting Agents, Subcombinations Thereof, Processes of Making, Stabilizing, Breaking, or Inhibiting 1 1 1 0 0 3
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 1 1 0 0 0 2
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 2 0 0 0 2
038 Textiles: Ironing or Smoothing 0 0 0 0 2 2
054 Harness for Working Animal 0 1 0 1 0 2
057 Textiles: Spinning, Twisting, and Twining 0 1 1 0 0 2
082 Turning (e.g., for metal working) 0 0 2 0 0 2
109 Safes, Bank Protection, or a Related Device 1 0 1 0 0 2
122 Liquid Heaters and Vaporizers 0 1 1 0 0 2
144 Woodworking 1 1 0 0 0 2
147 Coopering 0 1 0 0 1 2
171 Unearthing Plants or Buried Objects 0 0 1 0 1 2
184 Lubrication 0 0 0 0 2 2
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 0 0 0 1 1 2
201 Distillation: Processes, Thermolytic 0 0 0 0 2 2
203 Distillation: Processes, Separatory 0 0 0 2 0 2
208 Mineral Oils: Processes and Products 2 0 0 0 0 2
223 Apparel Apparatus 0 0 0 0 2 2
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 1 1 2
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 0 0 1 0 1 2
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 0 1 1 0 2
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 0 0 1 1 2
477 Interrelated Power Delivery Controls, Including Engine Control 0 1 0 0 1 2
494 Imperforate Bowl: Centrifugal Separators 0 1 1 0 0 2
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 1 0 0 1 0 2
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 0 0 1 0 1 2
588 Hazardous or Toxic Waste Destruction or Containment 0 0 0 1 1 2
012 Boot and Shoe Making 0 0 1 0 0 1
014 Bridges 0 0 1 0 0 1
019 Textiles: Fiber Preparation 0 0 0 1 0 1
027 Undertaking 0 1 0 0 0 1
059 Chain, Staple, and Horseshoe Making 0 0 0 0 1 1
063 Jewelry 0 0 0 0 1 1
076 Metal Tools and Implements, Making 0 0 0 1 0 1
091 Motors: Expansible Chamber Type 0 0 0 0 1 1
100 Presses 0 0 0 0 1 1
112 Sewing 0 0 1 0 0 1
125 Stone Working 0 0 0 1 0 1
127 Sugar, Starch, and Carbohydrates 0 1 0 0 0 1
152 Resilient Tires and Wheels 0 0 1 0 0 1
157 Wheelwright Machines 0 1 0 0 0 1
190 Trunks and Hand-Carried Luggage 0 0 0 1 0 1
193 Conveyors, Chutes, Skids, Guides, and Ways 0 1 0 0 0 1
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 0 0 1 1
212 Traversing Hoists 1 0 0 0 0 1
237 Heating Systems 1 0 0 0 0 1
279 Chucks or Sockets 1 0 0 0 0 1
281 Books, Strips, and Leaves 0 0 1 0 0 1
293 Vehicle Fenders 1 0 0 0 0 1
298 Land Vehicles: Dumping 0 0 0 0 1 1
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 0 0 0 0 1 1
326 Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry 1 0 0 0 0 1
330 Amplifiers 0 1 0 0 0 1
331 Oscillators 1 0 0 0 0 1
355 Photocopying 1 0 0 0 0 1
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 0 0 1 0 0 1
406 Conveyors: Fluid Current 0 0 0 0 1 1
407 Cutters, for Shaping 1 0 0 0 0 1
419 Powder Metallurgy Processes 0 0 0 0 1 1
420 Alloys or Metallic Compositions 0 0 1 0 0 1
432 Heating 0 0 0 0 1 1
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 0 1 0 0 0 1
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 0 1 0 0 1
460 Crop Threshing or Separating 0 0 1 0 0 1
476 Friction Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 1 1
505 Superconductor Technology: Apparatus, Material, Process 1 0 0 0 0 1
507 Earth Boring, Well Treating, and Oil Field Chemistry 0 1 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 1748 1921 1525 1631 1693 8518



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