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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

CHINA, HONG KONG S.A.R.

( 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
362 Illumination 10 20 22 9 26 87
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 12 16 18 13 6 65
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 14 10 9 9 20 62
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 5 6 12 16 16 55
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 5 8 15 8 17 53
370 Multiplex Communications 3 9 9 10 15 46
382 Image Analysis 2 6 6 14 14 42
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 2 6 4 16 13 41
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 5 5 6 6 13 35
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 5 6 4 7 13 35
455 Telecommunications 1 3 5 17 8 34
439 Electrical Connectors 4 4 7 5 12 32
340 Communications: Electrical 2 9 3 11 6 31
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 12 6 1 4 8 31
402 Binder Device Releasably Engaging Aperture or Notch of Sheet 6 12 6 3 3 30
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 3 7 7 11 2 30
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 4 9 6 8 3 30
360 Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval 2 7 6 7 7 29
029 Metal Working 5 7 3 8 5 28
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 5 9 5 5 2 26
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 5 5 4 6 6 26
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 3 6 5 6 5 25
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 5 4 4 5 7 25
280 Land Vehicles 0 1 2 5 15 23
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 6 4 6 3 4 23
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 4 2 8 6 2 22
073 Measuring and Testing 7 7 1 5 1 21
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 2 2 3 8 6 21
450 Foundation Garments 2 2 6 6 5 21
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 4 5 3 5 3 20
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 2 3 3 5 6 19
219 Electric Heating 0 1 5 8 4 18
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 0 2 5 6 5 18
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 2 4 1 5 6 18
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 2 6 2 4 4 18
206 Special Receptacle or Package 2 8 3 2 2 17
297 Chairs and Seats 1 0 2 9 5 17
348 Television 2 1 5 4 5 17
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 2 2 9 3 1 17
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 6 5 1 1 3 16
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 1 3 2 6 4 16
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 5 3 3 3 2 16
385 Optical Waveguides 3 7 0 3 3 16
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 1 3 6 3 3 16
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 1 0 2 8 3 14
030 Cutlery 3 5 1 4 1 14
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 2 3 1 6 2 14
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 1 3 1 6 3 14
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 1 1 2 2 8 14
427 Coating Processes 3 3 3 2 3 14
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 1 3 1 5 4 14
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 2 2 4 1 5 14
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 8 1 2 2 13
250 Radiant Energy 5 4 2 1 1 13
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 5 2 3 2 1 13
349 Liquid Crystal Cells, Elements and Systems 2 1 5 1 4 13
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 3 0 2 5 3 13
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 1 3 6 3 13
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 1 3 3 5 0 12
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 3 5 0 1 3 12
368 Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices 3 2 1 3 3 12
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 2 1 5 3 11
070 Locks 2 4 1 2 2 11
330 Amplifiers 3 2 3 3 0 11
396 Photography 0 0 4 5 2 11
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 1 4 2 4 11
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 0 7 4 11
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 2 1 1 2 4 10
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 1 5 0 2 2 10
331 Oscillators 2 3 2 3 0 10
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 3 4 1 2 10
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 2 6 0 1 1 10
083 Cutting 1 4 1 2 1 9
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 1 1 4 3 9
223 Apparel Apparatus 2 2 1 4 0 9
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 4 0 1 1 3 9
380 Cryptography 1 2 2 1 3 9
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 1 2 1 0 5 9
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 1 0 0 1 7 9
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems) 1 0 3 4 1 9
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 1 6 0 2 9
482 Exercise Devices 2 3 3 0 0 8
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 1 2 1 2 2 8
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 3 0 0 3 2 8
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 2 3 1 1 7
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 1 1 2 2 1 7
131 Tobacco 0 1 0 1 5 7
220 Receptacles 0 1 2 2 2 7
252 Compositions 1 2 2 2 0 7
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 1 3 1 1 1 7
472 Amusement Devices 0 0 1 2 4 7
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 1 3 0 2 1 7
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 1 5 0 1 7
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 0 0 0 6 7
005 Beds 0 2 1 1 2 6
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 2 1 0 3 6
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 2 1 1 2 6
055 Gas Separation 3 1 0 1 1 6
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 0 0 0 6 0 6
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 1 2 3 6
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 0 2 2 1 1 6
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 2 2 2 6
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 2 1 0 1 2 6
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 1 0 2 2 1 6
716 Computer-Aided Design and Analysis of Circuits and Semiconductor Masks 1 0 1 4 0 6
002 Apparel 1 0 3 0 1 5
084 Music 2 0 1 1 1 5
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 2 1 1 0 1 5
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 2 0 2 1 5
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 0 1 3 1 5
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 4 1 0 5
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 1 3 1 0 5
336 Inductor Devices 1 2 0 2 0 5
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 1 2 1 0 1 5
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 2 3 0 0 0 5
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 1 1 0 2 1 5
379 Telephonic Communications 1 0 1 3 0 5
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 1 0 1 1 2 5
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 1 2 0 2 5
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 2 1 1 0 1 5
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 1 0 1 3 5
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 1 0 2 1 0 4
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 1 1 1 1 4
137 Fluid Handling 0 1 1 0 2 4
148 Metal Treatment 0 3 0 0 1 4
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 0 0 0 2 2 4
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 1 1 2 4
188 Brakes 0 1 0 0 3 4
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 1 0 1 1 1 4
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 0 1 2 1 0 4
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 1 1 2 0 4
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 2 1 0 1 0 4
369 Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 0 1 3 4
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 0 2 0 2 0 4
386 Motion Video Signal Processing for Recording or Reproducing 1 1 0 1 1 4
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 1 0 2 0 1 4
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 1 1 2 0 0 4
417 Pumps 1 0 0 2 1 4
451 Abrading 1 2 1 0 0 4
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 1 1 0 0 2 4
726 Information Security 1 0 0 2 1 4
038 Textiles: Ironing or Smoothing 0 2 1 0 0 3
057 Textiles: Spinning, Twisting, and Twining 0 1 0 0 2 3
062 Refrigeration 1 0 2 0 0 3
081 Tools 0 2 0 0 1 3
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 2 0 1 0 3
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 0 3 0 3
112 Sewing 0 2 1 0 0 3
119 Animal Husbandry 3 0 0 0 0 3
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 2 1 3
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 0 3 0 3
132 Toilet 0 1 1 0 1 3
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 1 1 0 1 3
225 Severing by Tearing or Breaking 0 1 0 0 2 3
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 2 0 0 1 3
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 1 0 0 2 0 3
326 Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry 2 1 0 0 0 3
372 Coherent Light Generators 0 0 2 0 1 3
383 Flexible Bags 0 0 1 2 0 3
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 1 0 1 0 1 3
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 1 2 0 3
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 1 0 0 1 1 3
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 1 1 0 0 1 3
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 1 1 0 1 0 3
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 0 0 2 1 0 3
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 1 1 1 0 3
719 Interprogram Communication or Interprocess Communication (Ipc) (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 1 2 3
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 0 0 2 0 0 2
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 1 1 2
060 Power Plants 1 0 0 0 1 2
066 Textiles: Knitting 0 0 1 0 1 2
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 1 1 2
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 1 0 1 2
118 Coating Apparatus 0 1 0 1 0 2
190 Trunks and Hand-Carried Luggage 0 0 1 1 0 2
191 Electricity: Transmission To Vehicles 2 0 0 0 0 2
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 0 0 1 0 1 2
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 1 1 0 0 2
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 2 0 2
215 Bottles and Jars 0 0 0 0 2 2
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 1 0 1 2
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 1 1 0 2
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 1 0 0 0 1 2
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 1 0 1 0 0 2
338 Electrical Resistors 1 1 0 0 0 2
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 0 0 1 0 1 2
353 Optics: Image Projectors 1 0 1 0 0 2
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 0 0 1 0 1 2
398 Optical Communications 1 1 0 0 0 2
399 Electrophotography 0 0 1 0 1 2
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 1 0 0 0 1 2
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 2 0 2
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 1 0 1 2
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 1 1 0 2
445 Electric Lamp or Space Discharge Component or Device Manufacturing 0 0 0 1 1 2
505 Superconductor Technology: Apparatus, Material, Process 1 0 0 1 0 2
516 Colloid Systems and Wetting Agents, Subcombinations Thereof, Processes of Making, Stabilizing, Breaking, or Inhibiting 0 1 0 1 0 2
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 0 0 0 1 1 2
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 0 1 1 2
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 0 0 1 1 2
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 2 2
012 Boot and Shoe Making 0 0 0 0 1 1
023 Chemistry: Physical Processes 0 0 1 0 0 1
026 Textiles: Cloth Finishing 0 0 0 1 0 1
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 1 0 0 0 1
047 Plant Husbandry 0 1 0 0 0 1
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 0 0 1 1
059 Chain, Staple, and Horseshoe Making 0 0 1 0 0 1
063 Jewelry 0 1 0 0 0 1
065 Glass Manufacturing 0 0 0 1 0 1
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 0 0 1 0 0 1
091 Motors: Expansible Chamber Type 0 1 0 0 0 1
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 1 0 0 0 0 1
104 Railways 0 0 0 0 1 1
105 Railway Rolling Stock 0 1 0 0 0 1
110 Furnaces 0 0 1 0 0 1
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 1 1
125 Stone Working 0 1 0 0 0 1
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 0 1 0 0 1
139 Textiles: Weaving 1 0 0 0 0 1
150 Purses, Wallets, and Protective Covers 0 1 0 0 0 1
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 0 0 0 1 1
165 Heat Exchange 0 1 0 0 0 1
177 Weighing Scales 0 0 1 0 0 1
181 Acoustics 0 0 0 0 1 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 0 1 1
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 1 0 0 1
208 Mineral Oils: Processes and Products 0 0 0 1 0 1
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 1 0 0 0 0 1
238 Railways: Surface Track 0 0 0 0 1 1
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 1
269 Work Holders 1 0 0 0 0 1
279 Chucks or Sockets 0 0 0 1 0 1
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 0 1 1
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 0 0 1 0 0 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 0 1 1
337 Electricity: Electrothermally or Thermally Actuated Switches 0 0 0 1 0 1
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 1
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 0 1 0 1
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 1 0 0 0 0 1
431 Combustion 0 1 0 0 0 1
432 Heating 0 0 1 0 0 1
433 Dentistry 0 0 1 0 0 1
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 1 1
506 Combinatorial Chemistry Technology: Method, Library, Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 1
508 Solid Anti-Friction Devices, Materials Therefor, Lubricant or Separant Compositions for Moving Solid Surfaces, and Miscellaneous Mineral Oil Compositions 0 0 0 1 0 1
712 Processing Architectures and Instruction Processing, e.g., Processors (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 1 0 1
718 Virtual Machine Task or Process Management or Task Management/Control (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 0 0 0 0 1
720 Dynamic Optical Information Storage or Retrieval 1 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 305 429 419 532 540 2225



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