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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

DELAWARE

( 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
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 35 52 60 41 45 233
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 32 56 42 49 50 229
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 35 25 34 28 40 162
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 22 23 23 28 51 147
252 Compositions 25 26 23 28 24 126
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 23 21 19 27 17 107
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 11 14 22 35 23 105
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 14 21 26 18 13 92
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 3 6 6 10 12 37
427 Coating Processes 7 8 10 8 3 36
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 2 5 9 10 2 28
507 Earth Boring, Well Treating, and Oil Field Chemistry 13 2 8 2 0 25
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 4 4 7 4 2 21
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 3 8 5 5 0 21
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 0 3 4 6 6 19
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 3 5 5 4 2 19
095 Gas Separation: Processes 1 0 5 5 7 18
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 4 8 2 2 2 18
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 4 4 3 1 6 18
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 2 2 3 6 4 17
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 5 3 1 3 5 17
451 Abrading 3 2 5 4 3 17
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 3 2 0 10 1 16
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 3 5 2 5 1 16
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 9 4 2 1 0 16
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 4 5 3 2 1 15
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 3 3 5 2 1 14
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 3 5 1 2 2 13
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 2 1 4 2 3 12
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 4 1 3 1 3 12
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 1 3 2 3 3 12
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 5 1 2 3 11
379 Telephonic Communications 1 0 2 4 4 11
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 2 2 1 2 4 11
073 Measuring and Testing 2 3 3 1 1 10
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 5 0 2 2 1 10
211 Supports: Racks 0 4 2 2 2 10
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 2 4 3 0 1 10
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 2 5 1 1 1 10
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 2 3 2 2 1 10
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 1 4 1 3 0 9
002 Apparel 2 2 2 1 1 8
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 1 2 2 3 8
340 Communications: Electrical 1 3 2 0 2 8
482 Exercise Devices 3 2 0 1 2 8
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 0 1 1 5 1 8
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 3 0 0 2 3 8
029 Metal Working 0 3 1 2 1 7
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 0 4 0 1 2 7
250 Radiant Energy 5 2 0 0 0 7
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 3 0 1 2 1 7
051 Abrasive Tool Making Process, Material, or Composition 0 1 2 2 1 6
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 0 0 1 4 1 6
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 1 2 1 2 0 6
362 Illumination 0 2 2 1 1 6
062 Refrigeration 1 0 0 3 1 5
101 Printing 0 0 1 2 2 5
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 2 0 1 2 0 5
220 Receptacles 1 3 1 0 0 5
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 1 0 0 3 1 5
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 3 1 0 0 1 5
508 Solid Anti-Friction Devices, Materials Therefor, Lubricant or Separant Compositions for Moving Solid Surfaces, and Miscellaneous Mineral Oil Compositions 1 2 0 1 1 5
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 1 2 1 0 1 5
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 1 0 2 2 5
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 2 2 1 0 5
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 1 1 2 1 5
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 1 1 0 2 5
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 1 1 1 0 1 4
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 2 0 0 1 1 4
084 Music 0 2 0 0 2 4
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 1 1 0 2 4
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 2 1 1 4
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 1 0 1 1 1 4
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 0 0 1 1 2 4
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 1 1 2 4
516 Colloid Systems and Wetting Agents, Subcombinations Thereof, Processes of Making, Stabilizing, Breaking, or Inhibiting 0 1 2 0 1 4
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 3 1 0 4
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 1 2 1 4
726 Information Security 0 0 1 1 2 4
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 1 1 1 0 3
005 Beds 1 1 0 1 0 3
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 1 0 0 1 1 3
083 Cutting 2 1 0 0 0 3
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 0 3 0 3
132 Toilet 1 0 0 1 1 3
203 Distillation: Processes, Separatory 1 0 0 0 2 3
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 1 0 1 1 3
208 Mineral Oils: Processes and Products 0 0 1 0 2 3
219 Electric Heating 1 0 2 0 0 3
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 1 0 0 2 3
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 0 0 1 2 0 3
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 3 0 0 3
382 Image Analysis 0 0 2 1 0 3
385 Optical Waveguides 0 1 1 0 1 3
431 Combustion 0 0 1 0 2 3
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 2 1 3
439 Electrical Connectors 1 1 0 0 1 3
445 Electric Lamp or Space Discharge Component or Device Manufacturing 1 1 1 0 0 3
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 1 1 1 3
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 0 0 2 1 3
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 2 0 1 3
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 0 2 0 0 3
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 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 1 0 2
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 1 0 1 2
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 1 0 0 0 1 2
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 0 0 1 1 2
047 Plant Husbandry 1 0 1 0 0 2
055 Gas Separation 1 0 1 0 0 2
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 1 1 0 0 2
137 Fluid Handling 1 0 0 0 1 2
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 1 1 0 2
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 1 0 1 0 0 2
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 1 0 0 0 1 2
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 1 0 0 1 2
206 Special Receptacle or Package 1 0 1 0 0 2
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 0 1 1 2
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 1 0 1 0 0 2
280 Land Vehicles 0 1 1 0 0 2
297 Chairs and Seats 1 1 0 0 0 2
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 1 0 0 0 1 2
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 0 2 0 0 2
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 0 0 2 0 0 2
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 1 0 1 0 0 2
348 Television 0 1 0 0 1 2
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 2 0 0 2
398 Optical Communications 0 0 0 1 1 2
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 1 1 0 0 2
414 Material or Article Handling 0 1 0 0 1 2
501 Compositions: Ceramic 0 0 1 1 0 2
518 Chemistry: Fischer-Tropsch Processes; or Purification or Recovery of Products Thereof 0 0 2 0 0 2
588 Hazardous or Toxic Waste Destruction or Containment 0 1 1 0 0 2
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 1 2
716 Computer-Aided Design and Analysis of Circuits and Semiconductor Masks 0 1 1 0 0 2
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 1 0 0 0 0 1
023 Chemistry: Physical Processes 0 0 0 1 0 1
030 Cutlery 1 0 0 0 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 1 0 0 0 0 1
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 1 1
081 Tools 1 0 0 0 0 1
089 Ordnance 1 0 0 0 0 1
110 Furnaces 0 0 0 0 1 1
112 Sewing 1 0 0 0 0 1
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 1 0 0 1
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 0 0 1 1
127 Sugar, Starch, and Carbohydrates 1 0 0 0 0 1
149 Explosive and Thermic Compositions or Charges 0 0 0 0 1 1
169 Fire Extinguishers 1 0 0 0 0 1
177 Weighing Scales 0 0 0 0 1 1
181 Acoustics 0 0 1 0 0 1
187 Elevator, Industrial Lift Truck, or Stationary Lift for Vehicle 1 0 0 0 0 1
188 Brakes 0 0 0 0 1 1
213 Railway Draft Appliances 1 0 0 0 0 1
215 Bottles and Jars 0 0 0 1 0 1
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 0 0 0 1 1
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 1 0 1
281 Books, Strips, and Leaves 0 0 0 0 1 1
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 1 0 1
292 Closure Fasteners 1 0 0 0 0 1
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 1 0 0 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 0 1 1
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 1 0 0 0 0 1
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 1 1
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 1 1
372 Coherent Light Generators 0 0 0 0 1 1
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 0 0 1 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 0 1 1
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 0 0 1 1
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 1
433 Dentistry 0 1 0 0 0 1
452 Butchering 0 0 0 1 0 1
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 1 1
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 1 0 1
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 0 0 0 1 0 1
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems) 0 0 0 1 0 1
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 0 1 0 0 1
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 0 0 0 1 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 367 418 445 453 442 2125



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