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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

BELGIUM

( 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) 47 73 63 71 108 362
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 26 68 57 59 75 285
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 37 26 43 40 43 189
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 31 32 46 35 36 180
370 Multiplex Communications 30 31 30 31 28 150
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 29 25 30 23 29 136
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 10 33 19 26 32 120
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 14 29 18 20 17 98
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 13 36 4 17 14 84
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 14 10 11 10 24 69
382 Image Analysis 3 7 17 16 22 65
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 7 6 7 16 24 60
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 3 10 10 24 12 59
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 7 13 14 10 13 57
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 7 12 10 10 9 48
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 5 5 6 9 23 48
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 5 7 8 11 15 46
427 Coating Processes 5 2 15 12 10 44
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 4 7 14 10 8 43
250 Radiant Energy 6 4 3 12 17 42
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 3 5 6 10 13 37
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 11 6 7 7 3 34
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 5 9 5 4 10 33
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 3 9 7 8 6 33
073 Measuring and Testing 4 7 4 8 8 31
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 4 4 8 7 8 31
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 7 10 2 6 4 29
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 4 7 7 4 7 29
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 4 5 7 8 5 29
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 3 3 4 9 9 28
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 6 3 6 5 8 28
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 5 5 5 8 4 27
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 3 4 5 8 7 27
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 2 3 7 7 8 27
055 Gas Separation 0 1 8 8 9 26
139 Textiles: Weaving 13 9 4 0 0 26
455 Telecommunications 2 3 2 7 11 25
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 4 4 2 6 7 23
252 Compositions 3 3 7 3 6 22
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 2 4 7 4 4 21
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 4 2 6 3 6 21
348 Television 1 3 6 5 5 20
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 1 5 1 4 9 20
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 2 2 5 5 6 20
095 Gas Separation: Processes 2 7 4 1 5 19
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 2 4 1 5 7 19
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 2 4 4 6 3 19
385 Optical Waveguides 3 5 1 5 5 19
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 1 2 5 7 4 19
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 3 1 4 6 5 19
726 Information Security 6 3 2 4 4 19
152 Resilient Tires and Wheels 0 2 5 5 6 18
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 5 6 1 2 4 18
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 4 3 5 3 3 18
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 2 2 1 6 6 17
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 8 0 4 2 3 17
029 Metal Working 3 3 4 3 3 16
060 Power Plants 0 3 1 2 10 16
439 Electrical Connectors 3 5 3 4 1 16
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 5 2 5 1 3 16
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 2 3 1 4 6 16
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 2 6 2 1 3 14
188 Brakes 2 3 5 2 2 14
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 4 3 3 2 2 14
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 4 1 4 2 3 14
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 2 1 3 3 5 14
137 Fluid Handling 2 0 0 5 6 13
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 1 1 5 6 13
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 2 1 7 1 2 13
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 3 3 1 6 13
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems) 4 3 0 4 2 13
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 5 0 2 6 13
716 Computer-Aided Design and Analysis of Circuits and Semiconductor Masks 1 3 2 2 5 13
056 Harvesters 1 5 3 3 0 12
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 2 1 3 6 12
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 5 4 2 0 1 12
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 3 2 4 3 12
379 Telephonic Communications 0 3 3 1 5 12
380 Cryptography 2 3 2 2 3 12
606 Surgery (instruments) 2 2 4 1 3 12
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 3 4 1 3 1 12
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 2 3 3 1 2 11
206 Special Receptacle or Package 2 1 2 2 4 11
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 5 1 1 4 11
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 3 2 0 3 3 11
400 Typewriting Machines 1 1 3 2 4 11
417 Pumps 1 0 1 6 3 11
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 1 1 2 3 4 11
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 3 3 1 4 11
057 Textiles: Spinning, Twisting, and Twining 1 1 2 2 4 10
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 1 4 2 3 0 10
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 1 3 3 1 2 10
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 1 2 4 2 1 10
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 1 4 2 1 2 10
340 Communications: Electrical 1 2 3 2 2 10
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 1 2 4 0 3 10
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 2 2 1 1 4 10
712 Processing Architectures and Instruction Processing, e.g., Processors (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 5 2 0 2 10
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 1 3 2 4 10
053 Package Making 2 3 1 2 1 9
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 3 2 3 1 9
362 Illumination 2 2 1 4 0 9
433 Dentistry 1 1 2 3 2 9
451 Abrading 0 3 1 1 4 9
508 Solid Anti-Friction Devices, Materials Therefor, Lubricant or Separant Compositions for Moving Solid Surfaces, and Miscellaneous Mineral Oil Compositions 0 0 2 3 4 9
037 Excavating 0 3 2 2 1 8
047 Plant Husbandry 1 2 2 1 2 8
280 Land Vehicles 1 1 3 1 2 8
300 Brush, Broom, and Mop Making 4 2 1 1 0 8
355 Photocopying 2 3 0 1 2 8
369 Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 2 3 2 1 8
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 1 2 3 1 1 8
460 Crop Threshing or Separating 4 2 2 0 0 8
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 1 0 5 2 8
042 Firearms 1 2 0 1 3 7
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 1 1 1 1 3 7
100 Presses 2 2 0 0 3 7
119 Animal Husbandry 1 1 2 0 3 7
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 2 0 4 1 7
219 Electric Heating 2 0 1 3 1 7
220 Receptacles 1 1 3 0 2 7
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 1 0 2 3 1 7
353 Optics: Image Projectors 2 1 1 1 2 7
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 2 1 2 2 0 7
512 Perfume Compositions 0 0 2 0 5 7
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 0 3 3 0 0 6
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 2 0 2 2 6
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 1 3 1 0 1 6
297 Chairs and Seats 0 3 1 0 2 6
330 Amplifiers 1 1 1 2 1 6
331 Oscillators 1 2 0 2 1 6
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 0 0 1 2 3 6
398 Optical Communications 0 0 0 3 3 6
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 0 0 1 2 3 6
005 Beds 0 1 0 1 3 5
063 Jewelry 0 0 3 0 2 5
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 1 2 2 0 0 5
208 Mineral Oils: Processes and Products 0 3 1 0 1 5
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 1 0 1 2 1 5
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 2 0 2 0 1 5
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 1 2 1 1 5
501 Compositions: Ceramic 2 1 0 1 1 5
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 2 0 0 3 5
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 0 1 1 1 1 4
033 Geometrical Instruments 1 1 2 0 0 4
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 1 0 2 1 4
072 Metal Deforming 1 0 1 1 1 4
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 2 0 2 0 0 4
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 1 1 0 2 0 4
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 2 0 2 4
215 Bottles and Jars 0 0 2 1 1 4
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 1 1 0 1 1 4
267 Spring Devices 1 0 1 0 2 4
273 Amusement Devices: Games 1 0 1 1 1 4
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 3 0 1 0 0 4
336 Inductor Devices 0 0 2 2 0 4
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 1 2 1 4
418 Rotary Expansible Chamber Devices 1 2 0 1 0 4
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 1 2 1 0 4
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 1 1 0 1 3
016 Miscellaneous Hardware (e.g., Bushing, Carpet Fastener, Caster, Door Closer, Panel Hanger, Attachable or Adjunct Handle, Hinge, Window Sash Balance, Etc.) 1 0 0 0 2 3
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 0 0 2 1 3
062 Refrigeration 0 2 0 0 1 3
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 1 0 1 0 1 3
089 Ordnance 2 0 0 1 0 3
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 2 1 0 0 3
164 Metal Founding 2 0 0 0 1 3
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 1 1 1 3
177 Weighing Scales 2 1 0 0 0 3
180 Motor Vehicles 1 2 0 0 0 3
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 1 2 0 0 0 3
238 Railways: Surface Track 0 0 0 1 2 3
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 1 2 0 0 0 3
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 1 2 3
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 1 0 2 0 0 3
326 Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry 0 1 0 2 0 3
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 2 1 0 0 0 3
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 1 1 0 0 1 3
399 Electrophotography 1 0 1 1 0 3
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 1 2 3
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 0 0 3 3
432 Heating 2 1 0 0 0 3
507 Earth Boring, Well Treating, and Oil Field Chemistry 0 0 0 0 3 3
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 2 1 0 3
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 1 0 1 0 2
038 Textiles: Ironing or Smoothing 0 0 0 0 2 2
068 Textiles: Fluid Treating Apparatus 0 0 2 0 0 2
070 Locks 1 0 0 1 0 2
101 Printing 1 0 0 0 1 2
104 Railways 1 0 1 0 0 2
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 1 1 0 0 2
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 1 1 0 2
148 Metal Treatment 1 0 0 0 1 2
157 Wheelwright Machines 0 0 0 0 2 2
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 0 1 0 0 1 2
184 Lubrication 0 0 1 0 1 2
203 Distillation: Processes, Separatory 0 1 0 0 1 2
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 1 1 0 2
256 Fences 0 0 0 1 1 2
271 Sheet Feeding or Delivering 1 0 1 0 0 2
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 1 1 0 0 0 2
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 2 2
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 1 1 0 0 0 2
332 Modulators 0 0 0 2 0 2
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 0 0 0 1 1 2
372 Coherent Light Generators 0 1 0 1 0 2
384 Bearings 1 1 0 0 0 2
396 Photography 0 0 0 2 0 2
403 Joints and Connections 0 1 1 0 0 2
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 1 0 0 1 0 2
431 Combustion 0 0 0 1 1 2
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 1 1 2
445 Electric Lamp or Space Discharge Component or Device Manufacturing 1 0 0 0 1 2
452 Butchering 1 0 0 0 1 2
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 2 0 0 0 0 2
506 Combinatorial Chemistry Technology: Method, Library, Apparatus 0 1 0 1 0 2
516 Colloid Systems and Wetting Agents, Subcombinations Thereof, Processes of Making, Stabilizing, Breaking, or Inhibiting 1 1 0 0 0 2
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 0 1 0 1 0 2
719 Interprogram Communication or Interprocess Communication (Ipc) (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 1 0 1 0 2
002 Apparel 0 0 1 0 0 1
019 Textiles: Fiber Preparation 0 0 1 0 0 1
028 Textiles: Manufacturing 0 1 0 0 0 1
030 Cutlery 0 0 1 0 0 1
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 1 0 0 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 1 0 1
048 Gas: Heating and Illuminating 0 1 0 0 0 1
051 Abrasive Tool Making Process, Material, or Composition 0 0 0 1 0 1
065 Glass Manufacturing 0 0 0 0 1 1
066 Textiles: Knitting 1 0 0 0 0 1
082 Turning (e.g., for metal working) 1 0 0 0 0 1
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 0 1 0 0 0 1
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 0 0 0 1 1
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 1 1
117 Single-Crystal, Oriented-Crystal, and Epitaxy Growth Processes; Non-Coating Apparatus Therefor 0 1 0 0 0 1
125 Stone Working 0 0 0 0 1 1
127 Sugar, Starch, and Carbohydrates 0 1 0 0 0 1
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 1 0 0 0 0 1
144 Woodworking 0 0 1 0 0 1
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 0 1 0 0 0 1
181 Acoustics 0 1 0 0 0 1
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 0 0 0 0 1 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 1 0 1
226 Advancing Material of Indeterminate Length 0 0 1 0 0 1
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 0 0 0 1 1
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 0 1 0 0 1
246 Railway Switches and Signals 0 0 1 0 0 1
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 1
269 Work Holders 0 0 0 0 1 1
281 Books, Strips, and Leaves 0 1 0 0 0 1
289 Knots and Knot Tying 0 0 1 0 0 1
299 Mining or In Situ Disintegration of Hard Material 0 1 0 0 0 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 1 0 1
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 1 0 0 0 0 1
329 Demodulators 0 0 0 1 0 1
338 Electrical Resistors 0 0 0 0 1 1
349 Liquid Crystal Cells, Elements and Systems 0 0 0 0 1 1
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 0 0 0 1 0 1
376 Induced Nuclear Reactions: Processes, Systems, and Elements 0 0 1 0 0 1
383 Flexible Bags 0 0 0 0 1 1
386 Motion Video Signal Processing for Recording or Reproducing 0 1 0 0 0 1
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 0 0 0 1 1
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 0 1 0 0 0 1
412 Bookbinding: Process and Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 1
419 Powder Metallurgy Processes 0 0 1 0 0 1
420 Alloys or Metallic Compositions 0 0 0 0 1 1
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 0 0 0 1 0 1
454 Ventilation 0 1 0 0 0 1
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 1 1
477 Interrelated Power Delivery Controls, Including Engine Control 0 0 0 0 1 1
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 1 0 0 1
492 Roll or Roller 0 0 1 0 0 1
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 0 1 0 0 1
718 Virtual Machine Task or Process Management or Task Management/Control (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 1 0 0 1
850 Scanning-Probe Techniques or Apparatus; Applications of Scanning-Probe Techniques, e.g., Scanning Probe Microscopy [Spm] 0 0 0 0 1 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 594 820 802 866 1062 4144



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