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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

ARIZONA

( 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
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 92 125 117 102 105 541
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 100 117 90 95 75 477
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 51 69 62 66 76 324
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 24 50 71 76 64 285
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 33 54 69 71 58 285
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 24 40 57 53 54 228
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 51 49 57 37 34 228
455 Telecommunications 22 30 29 44 69 194
370 Multiplex Communications 39 52 37 30 33 191
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 24 34 39 43 44 184
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems) 45 57 28 27 20 177
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 21 30 36 35 45 167
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 32 32 25 31 31 151
360 Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval 26 31 37 27 22 143
340 Communications: Electrical 28 24 30 30 25 137
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 15 26 31 26 33 131
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 17 24 31 36 21 129
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 32 27 26 19 22 126
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 18 15 20 38 25 116
439 Electrical Connectors 26 25 23 19 19 112
029 Metal Working 22 23 21 23 18 107
606 Surgery (instruments) 6 15 14 31 41 107
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 11 15 16 31 33 106
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 28 16 26 17 17 104
382 Image Analysis 16 20 25 15 26 102
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 10 19 25 22 26 102
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 20 22 18 14 26 100
060 Power Plants 20 13 20 24 19 96
073 Measuring and Testing 9 21 16 21 28 95
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 13 13 16 21 31 94
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 14 8 12 18 29 81
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 7 15 21 21 16 80
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 15 12 21 18 10 76
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 14 13 15 20 13 75
726 Information Security 7 9 12 21 23 72
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 8 16 19 15 13 71
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 15 11 12 16 15 69
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 18 14 15 10 12 69
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 6 14 14 20 15 69
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 4 7 21 21 14 67
330 Amplifiers 20 14 16 7 8 65
362 Illumination 8 14 7 22 13 64
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 10 6 5 28 14 63
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 12 20 9 8 14 63
250 Radiant Energy 11 13 5 12 21 62
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 16 17 13 11 4 61
089 Ordnance 3 6 16 16 18 59
379 Telephonic Communications 11 13 11 10 13 58
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 5 14 10 12 14 55
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 12 10 14 9 10 55
280 Land Vehicles 9 11 13 6 16 55
042 Firearms 7 8 11 17 10 53
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 1 10 10 15 15 51
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 6 20 12 12 50
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 14 10 11 6 8 49
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 6 7 6 14 15 48
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 6 10 5 8 18 47
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 10 7 5 8 16 46
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 10 14 6 10 5 45
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 6 7 11 10 11 45
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 5 11 10 12 4 42
348 Television 4 7 11 9 10 41
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 6 4 4 16 11 41
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 2 5 9 12 13 41
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 7 12 3 7 11 40
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 7 9 10 8 6 40
380 Cryptography 4 9 11 10 6 40
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 3 6 10 13 8 40
427 Coating Processes 5 10 11 8 5 39
718 Virtual Machine Task or Process Management or Task Management/Control (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 8 5 5 10 11 39
137 Fluid Handling 13 4 6 9 6 38
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 4 3 9 11 11 38
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 4 6 12 7 8 37
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 3 6 5 13 10 37
118 Coating Apparatus 4 7 5 12 7 35
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 2 9 7 7 10 35
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 9 8 3 7 6 33
385 Optical Waveguides 5 17 4 2 5 33
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 4 8 12 4 3 31
219 Electric Heating 4 5 6 10 4 29
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 3 2 2 16 6 29
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 3 8 6 7 4 28
326 Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry 8 9 5 2 4 28
062 Refrigeration 2 6 8 7 4 27
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 6 8 5 4 4 27
372 Coherent Light Generators 2 5 6 8 6 27
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 4 4 8 5 5 26
119 Animal Husbandry 3 9 5 6 3 26
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 3 2 1 9 11 26
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 4 4 6 6 6 26
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 4 6 5 4 7 26
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 4 3 7 5 6 25
331 Oscillators 2 4 1 11 7 25
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 3 7 8 3 4 25
369 Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval 3 8 11 2 1 25
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 4 2 5 7 7 25
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 5 7 3 4 5 24
220 Receptacles 1 3 4 4 12 24
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 9 7 1 3 4 24
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 3 4 4 6 6 23
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 3 3 4 3 10 23
084 Music 3 5 3 7 5 23
206 Special Receptacle or Package 2 6 3 9 3 23
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 2 6 2 8 5 23
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 6 3 2 6 6 23
297 Chairs and Seats 2 3 6 5 7 23
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 2 4 5 5 7 23
482 Exercise Devices 2 4 6 6 5 23
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 4 4 9 3 2 22
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 3 3 9 4 2 21
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 5 7 3 3 3 21
002 Apparel 3 6 6 3 2 20
252 Compositions 2 3 8 3 4 20
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 3 2 3 7 5 20
434 Education and Demonstration 1 1 1 11 6 20
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 4 1 6 3 6 20
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 1 2 7 6 3 19
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 1 0 6 4 8 19
463 Amusement Devices: Games 1 3 4 5 6 19
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 0 1 5 5 8 19
095 Gas Separation: Processes 1 3 4 9 1 18
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 1 4 6 3 4 18
292 Closure Fasteners 2 2 5 3 6 18
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 4 3 5 3 3 18
719 Interprogram Communication or Interprocess Communication (Ipc) (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 4 3 5 3 3 18
047 Plant Husbandry 1 2 3 5 6 17
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 6 7 1 3 17
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 0 4 2 7 4 17
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 2 4 3 5 3 17
336 Inductor Devices 0 2 5 7 3 17
712 Processing Architectures and Instruction Processing, e.g., Processors (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 4 6 3 1 3 17
033 Geometrical Instruments 3 4 4 2 3 16
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 5 0 1 2 8 16
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 2 7 0 2 5 16
716 Computer-Aided Design and Analysis of Circuits and Semiconductor Masks 6 2 2 5 1 16
005 Beds 1 3 4 6 1 15
211 Supports: Racks 4 3 5 1 2 15
396 Photography 1 2 2 4 6 15
417 Pumps 3 1 4 4 3 15
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 1 3 3 3 5 15
148 Metal Treatment 3 5 0 5 1 14
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 3 1 4 3 3 14
398 Optical Communications 2 1 2 6 3 14
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 2 1 4 3 4 14
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 1 5 2 2 4 14
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 3 1 2 3 4 13
030 Cutlery 1 4 2 1 5 13
081 Tools 2 2 7 1 1 13
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 4 4 2 1 1 12
181 Acoustics 1 2 2 2 5 12
224 Package and Article Carriers 2 2 3 1 4 12
273 Amusement Devices: Games 4 3 1 1 3 12
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 2 3 4 3 12
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 1 3 3 3 2 12
117 Single-Crystal, Oriented-Crystal, and Epitaxy Growth Processes; Non-Coating Apparatus Therefor 0 2 1 3 5 11
180 Motor Vehicles 1 1 2 5 2 11
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 3 1 2 1 4 11
355 Photocopying 1 2 2 4 2 11
053 Package Making 2 2 1 2 3 10
072 Metal Deforming 1 2 2 4 1 10
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 2 2 2 3 1 10
267 Spring Devices 1 1 4 3 1 10
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 2 2 2 4 10
384 Bearings 1 6 1 1 1 10
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 2 2 1 4 1 10
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 1 2 3 1 3 10
414 Material or Article Handling 2 3 1 2 2 10
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 0 4 4 2 10
451 Abrading 1 1 1 4 3 10
454 Ventilation 1 2 2 1 4 10
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 2 3 2 1 2 10
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 1 3 1 1 3 9
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 1 3 0 4 8
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 3 1 2 2 8
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 2 1 1 3 1 8
165 Heat Exchange 2 0 1 0 5 8
322 Electricity: Single Generator Systems 1 0 5 2 0 8
349 Liquid Crystal Cells, Elements and Systems 0 2 2 3 1 8
353 Optics: Image Projectors 3 2 1 0 2 8
386 Motion Video Signal Processing for Recording or Reproducing 2 0 0 2 4 8
049 Movable or Removable Closures 3 1 0 0 3 7
054 Harness for Working Animal 3 0 0 3 1 7
070 Locks 0 2 2 1 2 7
083 Cutting 1 1 3 1 1 7
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 2 1 2 2 0 7
164 Metal Founding 1 1 2 1 2 7
187 Elevator, Industrial Lift Truck, or Stationary Lift for Vehicle 1 1 3 0 2 7
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 5 2 0 0 7
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 0 2 3 2 0 7
132 Toilet 1 2 0 0 3 6
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 1 0 0 1 4 6
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 1 2 1 1 1 6
149 Explosive and Thermic Compositions or Charges 1 1 2 1 1 6
169 Fire Extinguishers 1 1 0 1 3 6
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 0 1 1 4 0 6
188 Brakes 0 0 1 2 3 6
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 1 0 0 1 4 6
332 Modulators 0 1 3 0 2 6
419 Powder Metallurgy Processes 2 0 2 1 1 6
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 3 0 0 1 2 6
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 4 0 0 0 1 5
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 1 1 2 1 5
048 Gas: Heating and Illuminating 1 0 0 3 1 5
101 Printing 0 3 0 1 1 5
114 Ships 2 1 0 1 1 5
150 Purses, Wallets, and Protective Covers 1 0 2 1 1 5
184 Lubrication 1 0 0 3 1 5
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 1 0 4 0 0 5
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 1 2 0 2 0 5
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 1 0 2 2 5
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 1 0 2 2 5
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 1 0 1 3 5
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 3 2 5
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 2 1 0 2 5
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 3 1 0 1 5
433 Dentistry 0 1 3 1 0 5
445 Electric Lamp or Space Discharge Component or Device Manufacturing 2 1 1 1 0 5
450 Foundation Garments 0 0 2 0 3 5
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 1 2 1 0 1 5
037 Excavating 1 2 0 1 0 4
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 1 1 0 1 1 4
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 2 0 0 2 4
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 1 0 1 2 4
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 0 0 3 0 1 4
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 1 1 0 2 4
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 0 1 1 0 2 4
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 1 1 2 4
269 Work Holders 0 0 2 1 1 4
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 1 1 2 0 4
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 0 1 0 1 2 4
412 Bookbinding: Process and Apparatus 2 2 0 0 0 4
418 Rotary Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 0 0 4 4
464 Rotary Shafts, Gudgeons, Housings, and Flexible Couplings for Rotary Shafts 1 2 1 0 0 4
472 Amusement Devices 0 1 1 0 2 4
007 Compound Hand Tools 1 0 1 1 0 3
016 Miscellaneous Hardware (e.g., Bushing, Carpet Fastener, Caster, Door Closer, Panel Hanger, Attachable or Adjunct Handle, Hinge, Window Sash Balance, Etc.) 0 1 0 2 0 3
086 Ammunition and Explosive-Charge Making 3 0 0 0 0 3
100 Presses 0 0 1 1 1 3
116 Signals and Indicators 0 1 1 1 0 3
131 Tobacco 0 0 0 0 3 3
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 2 0 1 3
168 Farriery 2 0 0 0 1 3
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 2 1 0 3
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 1 0 2 3
221 Article Dispensing 0 2 1 0 0 3
223 Apparel Apparatus 0 1 1 0 1 3
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 1 0 1 1 3
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 0 1 0 1 1 3
368 Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices 1 0 1 0 1 3
377 Electrical Pulse Counters, Pulse Dividers, or Shift Registers: Circuits and Systems 0 0 1 1 1 3
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 1 1 0 1 3
399 Electrophotography 2 1 0 0 0 3
431 Combustion 1 0 0 1 1 3
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 0 2 0 0 1 3
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 1 0 1 0 1 3
505 Superconductor Technology: Apparatus, Material, Process 0 0 0 1 2 3
051 Abrasive Tool Making Process, Material, or Composition 1 0 0 0 1 2
055 Gas Separation 0 1 0 0 1 2
065 Glass Manufacturing 0 1 1 0 0 2
125 Stone Working 1 0 0 1 0 2
139 Textiles: Weaving 0 0 1 1 0 2
144 Woodworking 1 0 0 0 1 2
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 0 1 0 1 0 2
190 Trunks and Hand-Carried Luggage 0 0 0 1 1 2
193 Conveyors, Chutes, Skids, Guides, and Ways 0 0 0 0 2 2
215 Bottles and Jars 0 1 0 0 1 2
249 Static Molds 0 0 0 1 1 2
293 Vehicle Fenders 1 1 0 0 0 2
299 Mining or In Situ Disintegration of Hard Material 0 0 1 0 1 2
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 1 0 1 0 0 2
407 Cutters, for Shaping 2 0 0 0 0 2
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 0 0 0 1 1 2
420 Alloys or Metallic Compositions 1 0 0 1 0 2
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 1 0 1 2
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 1 0 0 1 0 2
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 0 0 0 1 1 2
506 Combinatorial Chemistry Technology: Method, Library, Apparatus 0 0 0 1 1 2
588 Hazardous or Toxic Waste Destruction or Containment 0 1 1 0 0 2
720 Dynamic Optical Information Storage or Retrieval 2 0 0 0 0 2
056 Harvesters 0 1 0 0 0 1
059 Chain, Staple, and Horseshoe Making 0 0 0 0 1 1
071 Chemistry: Fertilizers 1 0 0 0 0 1
076 Metal Tools and Implements, Making 0 0 0 1 0 1
082 Turning (e.g., for metal working) 0 0 1 0 0 1
091 Motors: Expansible Chamber Type 0 0 0 0 1 1
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 0 0 1 1
104 Railways 0 1 0 0 0 1
109 Safes, Bank Protection, or a Related Device 0 0 0 0 1 1
110 Furnaces 0 0 1 0 0 1
112 Sewing 0 0 0 1 0 1
122 Liquid Heaters and Vaporizers 0 0 0 1 0 1
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 1 0 0 0 0 1
140 Wireworking 0 0 0 1 0 1
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 0 0 0 1 0 1
171 Unearthing Plants or Buried Objects 0 1 0 0 0 1
177 Weighing Scales 0 1 0 0 0 1
178 Telegraphy 0 0 0 0 1 1
186 Merchandising 1 0 0 0 0 1
203 Distillation: Processes, Separatory 0 0 1 0 0 1
256 Fences 0 0 0 0 1 1
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 1
281 Books, Strips, and Leaves 0 0 0 0 1 1
283 Printed Matter 0 0 0 0 1 1
305 Wheel Substitutes for Land Vehicles 0 1 0 0 0 1
383 Flexible Bags 0 0 1 0 0 1
388 Electricity: Motor Control Systems 0 0 1 0 0 1
402 Binder Device Releasably Engaging Aperture or Notch of Sheet 0 1 0 0 0 1
409 Gear Cutting, Milling, or Planing 0 0 1 0 0 1
449 Bee Culture (propagating, raising, caring for bees) 0 0 1 0 0 1
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 1 1
501 Compositions: Ceramic 0 1 0 0 0 1
503 Record Receiver Having Plural Interactive Leaves or a Colorless Color Former, Method of Use, or Developer Therefor 0 0 0 1 0 1
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 0 0 0 1 0 1
516 Colloid Systems and Wetting Agents, Subcombinations Thereof, Processes of Making, Stabilizing, Breaking, or Inhibiting 0 0 0 0 1 1
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 0 0 0 1 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 1562 1976 2069 2210 2225 10042



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