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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

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 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 73 63 71 108 117 432
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 68 57 59 75 64 323
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 26 43 40 43 54 206
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 32 46 35 36 34 183
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 33 19 26 32 40 150
370 Multiplex Communications 31 30 31 28 23 143
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 25 30 23 29 32 139
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 29 18 20 17 21 105
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 36 4 17 14 19 90
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 10 11 10 24 32 87
382 Image Analysis 7 17 16 22 14 76
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 6 7 16 24 15 68
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 10 10 24 12 11 67
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 5 6 9 23 20 63
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 13 14 10 13 13 63
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 7 8 11 15 17 58
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 7 14 10 8 19 58
427 Coating Processes 2 15 12 10 13 52
250 Radiant Energy 4 3 12 17 15 51
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 12 10 10 9 10 51
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 9 5 4 10 19 47
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 5 6 10 13 8 42
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 3 7 7 8 15 40
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 9 7 8 6 8 38
055 Gas Separation 1 8 8 9 9 35
152 Resilient Tires and Wheels 2 5 5 6 17 35
073 Measuring and Testing 7 4 8 8 7 34
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 4 5 8 7 10 34
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 3 4 9 9 8 33
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 4 8 7 8 5 32
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 4 7 4 4 12 31
385 Optical Waveguides 5 1 5 5 14 30
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 5 7 8 5 5 30
455 Telecommunications 3 2 7 11 7 30
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 6 7 7 3 7 30
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 3 6 5 8 8 30
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 10 2 6 4 7 29
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 4 2 6 7 10 29
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 2 5 5 6 11 29
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 7 7 4 7 2 27
029 Metal Working 3 4 3 3 12 25
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 5 5 8 4 3 25
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 2 6 3 6 8 25
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 4 4 6 3 7 24
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 2 1 6 6 9 24
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 3 5 3 3 10 24
060 Power Plants 3 1 2 10 7 23
252 Compositions 3 7 3 6 4 23
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 6 1 2 4 10 23
348 Television 3 6 5 5 3 22
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 3 3 1 6 9 22
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 4 6 5 6 22
095 Gas Separation: Processes 7 4 1 5 4 21
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 2 5 7 4 3 21
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 2 5 1 3 10 21
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 5 0 2 6 8 21
726 Information Security 3 2 4 4 8 21
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 1 4 2 3 10 20
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 5 1 4 9 1 20
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 4 1 5 7 2 19
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 1 1 5 6 6 19
439 Electrical Connectors 5 3 4 1 6 19
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 3 3 1 4 8 19
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 1 3 3 5 7 19
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 5 1 1 4 7 18
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 6 2 1 3 5 17
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 3 2 4 3 5 17
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 0 4 2 3 8 17
606 Surgery (instruments) 2 4 1 3 6 16
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 1 3 2 4 6 16
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 5 6 4 15
188 Brakes 3 5 2 2 3 15
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 4 2 1 2 6 15
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 3 1 4 6 1 15
100 Presses 2 0 0 3 9 14
139 Textiles: Weaving 9 4 0 0 1 14
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 3 3 1 2 5 14
379 Telephonic Communications 3 3 1 5 2 14
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 1 7 1 2 3 14
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 2 1 3 6 1 13
340 Communications: Electrical 2 3 2 2 4 13
355 Photocopying 3 0 1 2 7 13
400 Typewriting Machines 1 3 2 4 3 13
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 1 2 3 4 3 13
716 Computer-Aided Design and Analysis of Circuits and Semiconductor Masks 3 2 2 5 1 13
056 Harvesters 5 3 3 0 1 12
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 4 2 3 0 3 12
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 3 3 1 2 3 12
380 Cryptography 3 2 2 3 2 12
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems) 3 0 4 2 3 12
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 3 2 3 1 2 11
362 Illumination 2 1 4 0 4 11
417 Pumps 0 1 6 3 1 11
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 2 1 1 4 3 11
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 4 1 3 1 2 11
037 Excavating 3 2 2 1 2 10
057 Textiles: Spinning, Twisting, and Twining 1 2 2 4 1 10
206 Special Receptacle or Package 1 2 2 4 1 10
219 Electric Heating 0 1 3 1 5 10
220 Receptacles 1 3 0 2 4 10
280 Land Vehicles 1 3 1 2 3 10
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 4 2 0 1 3 10
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 3 3 2 2 0 10
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 2 4 0 3 1 10
433 Dentistry 1 2 3 2 2 10
451 Abrading 3 1 1 4 1 10
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 1 0 5 2 2 10
712 Processing Architectures and Instruction Processing, e.g., Processors (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 5 2 0 2 1 10
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 3 3 0 0 3 9
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 2 4 2 1 0 9
330 Amplifiers 1 1 2 1 4 9
369 Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval 2 3 2 1 1 9
508 Solid Anti-Friction Devices, Materials Therefor, Lubricant or Separant Compositions for Moving Solid Surfaces, and Miscellaneous Mineral Oil Compositions 0 2 3 4 0 9
053 Package Making 3 1 2 1 1 8
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 2 2 0 0 4 8
119 Animal Husbandry 1 2 0 3 2 8
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 2 0 4 1 1 8
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 1 2 1 4 8
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 2 0 3 3 0 8
398 Optical Communications 0 0 3 3 2 8
042 Firearms 2 0 1 3 1 7
047 Plant Husbandry 2 2 1 2 0 7
062 Refrigeration 2 0 0 1 4 7
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 1 1 1 3 1 7
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 2 0 2 2 1 7
215 Bottles and Jars 0 2 1 1 3 7
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 1 2 1 1 2 7
297 Chairs and Seats 3 1 0 2 1 7
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 0 1 2 3 1 7
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 2 3 1 1 0 7
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 0 1 2 3 1 7
512 Perfume Compositions 0 2 0 5 0 7
005 Beds 1 0 1 3 1 6
063 Jewelry 0 3 0 2 1 6
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 1 2 1 2 6
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 3 1 0 1 1 6
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 2 3 1 0 6
331 Oscillators 2 0 2 1 1 6
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 1 2 2 0 1 6
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 1 1 1 1 1 5
049 Movable or Removable Closures 1 0 2 1 1 5
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 2 1 0 0 2 5
208 Mineral Oils: Processes and Products 3 1 0 1 0 5
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 1 0 1 1 2 5
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 2 0 0 3 5
336 Inductor Devices 0 2 2 0 1 5
353 Optics: Image Projectors 1 1 1 2 0 5
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 0 3 2 5
460 Crop Threshing or Separating 2 2 0 0 1 5
501 Compositions: Ceramic 1 0 1 1 2 5
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 2 0 0 3 0 5
016 Miscellaneous Hardware (e.g., Bushing, Carpet Fastener, Caster, Door Closer, Panel Hanger, Attachable or Adjunct Handle, Hinge, Window Sash Balance, Etc.) 0 0 0 2 2 4
072 Metal Deforming 0 1 1 1 1 4
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 1 0 2 0 1 4
165 Heat Exchange 0 1 1 1 1 4
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 1 0 0 1 2 4
181 Acoustics 1 0 0 0 3 4
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 2 0 2 0 4
267 Spring Devices 0 1 0 2 1 4
300 Brush, Broom, and Mop Making 2 1 1 0 0 4
372 Coherent Light Generators 1 0 1 0 2 4
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 1 2 1 4
418 Rotary Expansible Chamber Devices 2 0 1 0 1 4
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 1 1 2 4
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 1 2 1 0 0 4
507 Earth Boring, Well Treating, and Oil Field Chemistry 0 0 0 3 1 4
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 2 1 0 1 4
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 1 1 0 1 0 3
019 Textiles: Fiber Preparation 0 1 0 0 2 3
033 Geometrical Instruments 1 2 0 0 0 3
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 0 2 1 0 3
065 Glass Manufacturing 0 0 0 1 2 3
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 1 0 1 1 3
101 Printing 0 0 0 1 2 3
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 1 1 0 0 1 3
125 Stone Working 0 0 0 1 2 3
148 Metal Treatment 0 0 0 1 2 3
184 Lubrication 0 1 0 1 1 3
190 Trunks and Hand-Carried Luggage 0 0 0 0 3 3
238 Railways: Surface Track 0 0 1 2 0 3
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 2 0 1 0 3
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 2 0 0 0 1 3
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 1 1 1 0 3
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 1 0 0 0 2 3
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 1 2 0 3
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 2 1 3
326 Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry 1 0 2 0 0 3
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 1 0 0 1 1 3
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 0 0 1 2 3
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 1 0 2 3
503 Record Receiver Having Plural Interactive Leaves or a Colorless Color Former, Method of Use, or Developer Therefor 0 0 0 0 3 3
506 Combinatorial Chemistry Technology: Method, Library, Apparatus 1 0 1 0 1 3
718 Virtual Machine Task or Process Management or Task Management/Control (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 1 0 0 2 3
002 Apparel 0 1 0 0 1 2
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 1 0 1 0 0 2
038 Textiles: Ironing or Smoothing 0 0 0 2 0 2
051 Abrasive Tool Making Process, Material, or Composition 0 0 1 0 1 2
068 Textiles: Fluid Treating Apparatus 0 2 0 0 0 2
070 Locks 0 0 1 0 1 2
114 Ships 0 0 0 1 1 2
118 Coating Apparatus 0 1 1 0 0 2
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 2 0 0 0 2
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 0 0 2 2
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 0 0 0 2 2
157 Wheelwright Machines 0 0 0 2 0 2
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 1 0 0 0 1 2
180 Motor Vehicles 2 0 0 0 0 2
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 2 0 0 0 0 2
203 Distillation: Processes, Separatory 1 0 0 1 0 2
211 Supports: Racks 0 1 1 0 0 2
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 0 0 0 1 1 2
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 0 0 1 1 2
256 Fences 0 0 1 1 0 2
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 0 1 0 1 2
329 Demodulators 0 0 1 0 1 2
332 Modulators 0 0 2 0 0 2
349 Liquid Crystal Cells, Elements and Systems 0 0 0 1 1 2
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 0 0 1 1 0 2
376 Induced Nuclear Reactions: Processes, Systems, and Elements 0 1 0 0 1 2
377 Electrical Pulse Counters, Pulse Dividers, or Shift Registers: Circuits and Systems 0 0 0 0 2 2
386 Motion Video Signal Processing for Recording or Reproducing 1 0 0 0 1 2
396 Photography 0 0 2 0 0 2
399 Electrophotography 0 1 1 0 0 2
403 Joints and Connections 1 1 0 0 0 2
412 Bookbinding: Process and Apparatus 0 1 0 0 1 2
431 Combustion 0 0 1 1 0 2
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 1 1 2
492 Roll or Roller 0 1 0 0 1 2
516 Colloid Systems and Wetting Agents, Subcombinations Thereof, Processes of Making, Stabilizing, Breaking, or Inhibiting 1 0 0 0 1 2
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 1 0 1 0 0 2
719 Interprogram Communication or Interprocess Communication (Ipc) (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 0 1 0 0 2
023 Chemistry: Physical Processes 0 0 0 0 1 1
028 Textiles: Manufacturing 1 0 0 0 0 1
030 Cutlery 0 1 0 0 0 1
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 1 0 0 0 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 1 0 0 1
048 Gas: Heating and Illuminating 1 0 0 0 0 1
089 Ordnance 0 0 1 0 0 1
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 1 0 0 0 0 1
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 0 0 1 0 1
104 Railways 0 1 0 0 0 1
105 Railway Rolling Stock 0 0 0 0 1 1
117 Single-Crystal, Oriented-Crystal, and Epitaxy Growth Processes; Non-Coating Apparatus Therefor 1 0 0 0 0 1
127 Sugar, Starch, and Carbohydrates 1 0 0 0 0 1
131 Tobacco 0 0 0 0 1 1
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 0 0 1 1
144 Woodworking 0 1 0 0 0 1
164 Metal Founding 0 0 0 1 0 1
172 Earth Working 0 0 0 0 1 1
177 Weighing Scales 1 0 0 0 0 1
194 Check-Actuated Control Mechanisms 0 0 0 0 1 1
221 Article Dispensing 0 0 0 0 1 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 1 0 0 1
226 Advancing Material of Indeterminate Length 0 1 0 0 0 1
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 1 0 0 0 1
246 Railway Switches and Signals 0 1 0 0 0 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 1 1
269 Work Holders 0 0 0 1 0 1
271 Sheet Feeding or Delivering 0 1 0 0 0 1
281 Books, Strips, and Leaves 1 0 0 0 0 1
283 Printed Matter 0 0 0 0 1 1
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 0 1 1
289 Knots and Knot Tying 0 1 0 0 0 1
299 Mining or In Situ Disintegration of Hard Material 1 0 0 0 0 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 1 0 0 1
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 1 0 0 0 0 1
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 0 1 0 0 0 1
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 1 0 0 0 0 1
338 Electrical Resistors 0 0 0 1 0 1
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 0 0 1 0 0 1
368 Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices 0 0 0 0 1 1
383 Flexible Bags 0 0 0 1 0 1
384 Bearings 1 0 0 0 0 1
406 Conveyors: Fluid Current 0 0 0 0 1 1
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 1 0 0 0 0 1
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 0 1 1
419 Powder Metallurgy Processes 0 1 0 0 0 1
420 Alloys or Metallic Compositions 0 0 0 1 0 1
432 Heating 1 0 0 0 0 1
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 0 0 1 0 0 1
445 Electric Lamp or Space Discharge Component or Device Manufacturing 0 0 0 1 0 1
450 Foundation Garments 0 0 0 0 1 1
452 Butchering 0 0 0 1 0 1
454 Ventilation 1 0 0 0 0 1
472 Amusement Devices 0 0 0 0 1 1
477 Interrelated Power Delivery Controls, Including Engine Control 0 0 0 1 0 1
482 Exercise Devices 0 1 0 0 0 1
505 Superconductor Technology: Apparatus, Material, Process 0 0 0 0 1 1
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 1 0 0 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 820 802 866 1062 1220 4770



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