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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

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 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total
362 Illumination 20 22 9 26 29 106
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 8 15 8 17 25 73
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 10 9 9 20 19 67
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 6 12 16 16 14 64
370 Multiplex Communications 9 9 10 15 20 63
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 6 4 16 13 22 61
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 16 18 13 6 8 61
382 Image Analysis 6 6 14 14 14 54
455 Telecommunications 3 5 17 8 11 44
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 6 4 7 13 13 43
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 5 6 6 13 12 42
340 Communications: Electrical 9 3 11 6 9 38
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 7 7 11 2 9 36
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 9 6 8 3 9 35
360 Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval 7 6 7 7 5 32
439 Electrical Connectors 4 7 5 12 4 32
280 Land Vehicles 1 2 5 15 7 30
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 6 1 4 8 9 28
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 4 4 5 7 7 27
402 Binder Device Releasably Engaging Aperture or Notch of Sheet 12 6 3 3 3 27
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 6 5 6 5 4 26
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 5 4 6 6 4 25
029 Metal Working 7 3 8 5 1 24
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 2 3 8 6 5 24
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 2 8 6 2 6 24
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 9 5 5 2 3 24
348 Television 1 5 4 5 9 24
450 Foundation Garments 2 6 6 5 5 24
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 2 5 6 5 5 23
219 Electric Heating 1 5 8 4 4 22
463 Amusement Devices: Games 1 3 6 3 9 22
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 5 3 5 3 5 21
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 4 6 3 4 4 21
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 3 3 5 6 4 21
297 Chairs and Seats 0 2 9 5 3 19
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 1 2 2 8 6 19
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 3 6 3 3 4 19
073 Measuring and Testing 7 1 5 1 4 18
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 8 1 2 2 5 18
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 2 9 3 1 3 18
206 Special Receptacle or Package 8 3 2 2 2 17
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 3 1 6 2 5 17
250 Radiant Energy 4 2 1 1 9 17
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 4 1 5 6 1 17
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 6 2 4 4 1 17
385 Optical Waveguides 7 0 3 3 4 17
396 Photography 0 4 5 2 6 17
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 2 8 3 3 16
070 Locks 4 1 2 2 7 16
427 Coating Processes 3 3 2 3 5 16
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 3 3 5 0 4 15
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 5 1 1 3 5 15
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 3 2 6 4 0 15
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 2 3 2 1 7 15
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 3 3 3 2 4 15
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 0 2 5 3 5 15
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 3 1 5 4 2 15
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 3 1 6 3 1 14
349 Liquid Crystal Cells, Elements and Systems 1 5 1 4 3 14
368 Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices 2 1 3 3 5 14
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 2 4 1 5 2 14
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 1 4 2 4 3 14
030 Cutlery 5 1 4 1 2 13
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 5 0 1 3 4 13
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 7 4 1 12
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 2 1 5 3 0 11
083 Cutting 4 1 2 1 3 11
131 Tobacco 1 0 1 5 4 11
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 2 0 2 1 6 11
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 5 0 2 2 2 11
220 Receptacles 1 2 2 2 4 11
330 Amplifiers 2 3 3 0 3 11
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 3 4 1 2 1 11
472 Amusement Devices 0 1 2 4 4 11
005 Beds 2 1 1 2 4 10
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 2 2 2 4 10
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 1 2 2 1 3 9
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 1 1 4 3 0 9
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 3 1 1 1 3 9
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 2 1 2 2 2 9
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 2 1 0 5 1 9
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 1 5 0 1 2 9
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems) 0 3 4 1 1 9
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 6 3 9
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 1 6 0 2 0 9
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 1 1 2 4 0 8
223 Apparel Apparatus 2 1 4 0 1 8
331 Oscillators 3 2 3 0 0 8
380 Cryptography 2 2 1 3 0 8
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 6 0 1 1 0 8
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 3 0 2 1 2 8
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 1 7 0 8
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 0 3 2 3 8
033 Geometrical Instruments 2 3 1 1 0 7
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 2 1 0 3 1 7
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 2 1 1 2 1 7
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 1 2 3 1 7
252 Compositions 2 2 2 0 1 7
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 2 2 1 1 1 7
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 2 1 0 1 3 7
369 Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 1 3 3 7
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 1 0 1 2 3 7
482 Exercise Devices 3 3 0 0 1 7
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 1 0 1 3 2 7
716 Computer-Aided Design and Analysis of Circuits and Semiconductor Masks 0 1 4 0 2 7
726 Information Security 0 0 2 1 4 7
132 Toilet 1 1 0 1 3 6
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 0 0 6 0 0 6
137 Fluid Handling 1 1 0 2 2 6
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 0 0 2 2 2 6
180 Motor Vehicles 0 1 1 2 2 6
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 4 1 0 1 6
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 1 1 2 0 2 6
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 1 1 3 1 6
379 Telephonic Communications 0 1 3 0 2 6
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 1 1 2 2 6
606 Surgery (instruments) 1 2 0 2 1 6
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 1 0 0 2 3 6
062 Refrigeration 0 2 0 0 3 5
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 3 0 2 5
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 1 1 1 1 1 5
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 1 3 1 0 5
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 1 2 1 0 1 5
273 Amusement Devices: Games 1 3 1 0 0 5
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 2 0 0 1 2 5
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 1 0 1 0 3 5
336 Inductor Devices 2 0 2 0 1 5
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 1 0 2 1 1 5
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 2 0 2 0 1 5
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 2 2 1 0 5
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 0 2 1 0 2 5
002 Apparel 0 3 0 1 0 4
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 2 1 0 1 4
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 1 0 1 2 4
095 Gas Separation: Processes 2 0 1 0 1 4
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 1 1 0 1 1 4
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 1 1 0 1 1 4
148 Metal Treatment 3 0 0 1 0 4
188 Brakes 1 0 0 3 0 4
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 1 0 0 3 4
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 0 1 1 1 1 4
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 1 0 0 3 4
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 1 0 0 3 4
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 0 1 0 1 2 4
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 3 0 0 0 1 4
383 Flexible Bags 0 1 2 0 1 4
386 Motion Video Signal Processing for Recording or Reproducing 1 0 1 1 1 4
417 Pumps 0 0 2 1 1 4
434 Education and Demonstration 0 1 1 0 2 4
451 Abrading 2 1 0 0 1 4
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 1 0 1 0 2 4
719 Interprogram Communication or Interprocess Communication (Ipc) (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 1 2 1 4
016 Miscellaneous Hardware (e.g., Bushing, Carpet Fastener, Caster, Door Closer, Panel Hanger, Attachable or Adjunct Handle, Hinge, Window Sash Balance, Etc.) 0 0 1 1 1 3
038 Textiles: Ironing or Smoothing 2 1 0 0 0 3
055 Gas Separation 1 0 1 1 0 3
057 Textiles: Spinning, Twisting, and Twining 1 0 0 2 0 3
081 Tools 2 0 0 1 0 3
084 Music 0 1 1 1 0 3
112 Sewing 2 1 0 0 0 3
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 2 1 0 3
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 3 0 0 3
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 0 1 0 1 1 3
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 2 0 1 3
225 Severing by Tearing or Breaking 1 0 0 2 0 3
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 1 0 1 1 3
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 2 0 1 3
372 Coherent Light Generators 0 2 0 1 0 3
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 2 0 1 0 3
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 1 2 0 0 0 3
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 1 0 1 1 3
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 1 2 0 0 3
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 1 1 1 3
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 1 1 0 1 0 3
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 1 1 1 0 0 3
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 0 2 0 0 0 2
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 0 1 1 2
066 Textiles: Knitting 0 1 0 1 0 2
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 1 1 0 2
118 Coating Apparatus 1 0 1 0 0 2
181 Acoustics 0 0 0 1 1 2
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 1 1 2
190 Trunks and Hand-Carried Luggage 0 1 1 0 0 2
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 1 1 0 0 0 2
215 Bottles and Jars 0 0 0 2 0 2
221 Article Dispensing 0 0 0 0 2 2
238 Railways: Surface Track 0 0 0 1 1 2
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 1 1 0 0 2
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 0 0 0 0 2 2
353 Optics: Image Projectors 0 1 0 0 1 2
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 0 1 0 1 0 2
398 Optical Communications 1 0 0 0 1 2
399 Electrophotography 0 1 0 1 0 2
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 2 0 0 2
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 1 0 1 0 2
431 Combustion 1 0 0 0 1 2
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 0 1 1 0 2
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 1 0 0 1 0 2
445 Electric Lamp or Space Discharge Component or Device Manufacturing 0 0 1 1 0 2
516 Colloid Systems and Wetting Agents, Subcombinations Thereof, Processes of Making, Stabilizing, Breaking, or Inhibiting 1 0 1 0 0 2
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 0 0 1 1 0 2
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 0 1 1 0 2
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 2 0 2
012 Boot and Shoe Making 0 0 0 1 0 1
023 Chemistry: Physical Processes 0 1 0 0 0 1
026 Textiles: Cloth Finishing 0 0 1 0 0 1
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 0 1 1
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 1 0 0 0 0 1
047 Plant Husbandry 1 0 0 0 0 1
059 Chain, Staple, and Horseshoe Making 0 1 0 0 0 1
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 1 0 1
063 Jewelry 1 0 0 0 0 1
065 Glass Manufacturing 0 0 1 0 0 1
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 0 1 0 0 0 1
091 Motors: Expansible Chamber Type 1 0 0 0 0 1
104 Railways 0 0 0 1 0 1
105 Railway Rolling Stock 1 0 0 0 0 1
110 Furnaces 0 1 0 0 0 1
114 Ships 0 0 0 1 0 1
125 Stone Working 1 0 0 0 0 1
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 1 0 0 0 1
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 0 1 1
150 Purses, Wallets, and Protective Covers 1 0 0 0 0 1
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 0 0 1 0 1
165 Heat Exchange 1 0 0 0 0 1
177 Weighing Scales 0 1 0 0 0 1
208 Mineral Oils: Processes and Products 0 0 1 0 0 1
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 0 0 0 1 1
246 Railway Switches and Signals 0 0 0 0 1 1
279 Chucks or Sockets 0 0 1 0 0 1
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 1 0 1
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 1 0 1
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 0 1 0 0 0 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 1 0 1
326 Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry 1 0 0 0 0 1
337 Electricity: Electrothermally or Thermally Actuated Switches 0 0 1 0 0 1
338 Electrical Resistors 1 0 0 0 0 1
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 0 0 0 1 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 0 1 1
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 1 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 1 0 1
418 Rotary Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 0 0 1 1
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 1 0 0 1
432 Heating 0 1 0 0 0 1
433 Dentistry 0 1 0 0 0 1
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 1 0 1
505 Superconductor Technology: Apparatus, Material, Process 0 0 1 0 0 1
506 Combinatorial Chemistry Technology: Method, Library, Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 1
508 Solid Anti-Friction Devices, Materials Therefor, Lubricant or Separant Compositions for Moving Solid Surfaces, and Miscellaneous Mineral Oil Compositions 0 0 1 0 0 1
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 0 1 1
712 Processing Architectures and Instruction Processing, e.g., Processors (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 1 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 429 419 532 540 606 2526



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