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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

IOWA

( 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
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 136 173 209 223 187 928
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 15 21 34 41 43 154
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 35 18 26 20 37 136
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 25 25 14 10 23 97
455 Telecommunications 18 15 9 22 24 88
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 10 16 15 20 20 81
370 Multiplex Communications 19 20 8 10 16 73
180 Motor Vehicles 11 14 7 24 16 72
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 13 15 11 12 15 66
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 15 14 15 11 11 66
056 Harvesters 19 12 15 8 10 64
340 Communications: Electrical 15 5 9 20 12 61
060 Power Plants 6 13 12 10 18 59
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 13 10 10 16 7 56
172 Earth Working 15 6 13 9 11 54
362 Illumination 6 11 10 9 18 54
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 7 10 11 15 9 52
280 Land Vehicles 13 11 9 13 5 51
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 4 10 10 7 18 49
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 10 10 12 5 9 46
137 Fluid Handling 7 6 12 12 8 45
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 11 8 9 8 6 42
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 8 9 8 11 3 39
029 Metal Working 11 6 5 8 7 37
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 8 4 10 4 11 37
062 Refrigeration 6 14 4 4 6 34
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 5 8 6 9 6 34
111 Planting 4 5 4 7 13 33
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 5 4 6 7 10 32
330 Amplifiers 7 8 9 6 2 32
382 Image Analysis 3 5 6 11 6 31
414 Material or Article Handling 4 5 6 7 8 30
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 8 4 7 5 5 29
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 8 3 4 8 5 28
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 3 6 5 9 4 27
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 2 6 3 8 8 27
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 3 6 4 6 7 26
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 3 6 4 6 6 25
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 9 1 5 9 25
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 3 4 4 7 5 23
073 Measuring and Testing 4 8 1 4 5 22
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 3 3 4 6 5 21
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 5 5 6 5 21
033 Geometrical Instruments 3 6 3 2 6 20
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 2 2 5 5 5 19
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 2 2 1 3 11 19
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 7 2 3 1 5 18
292 Closure Fasteners 3 4 3 4 3 17
348 Television 1 2 4 3 7 17
460 Crop Threshing or Separating 3 3 7 1 3 17
037 Excavating 3 3 2 4 4 16
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 2 3 4 4 3 16
100 Presses 2 2 5 3 4 16
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 4 2 4 4 2 16
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 1 2 5 5 3 16
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 5 5 2 3 1 16
417 Pumps 1 2 4 5 4 16
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 4 4 3 1 4 16
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 1 2 9 2 2 16
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 1 2 6 1 5 15
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 4 1 4 3 3 15
220 Receptacles 5 3 1 2 4 15
297 Chairs and Seats 3 3 5 1 3 15
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 3 1 2 8 14
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 5 6 2 1 0 14
452 Butchering 1 2 1 7 3 14
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 2 2 6 4 14
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 2 4 3 1 3 13
379 Telephonic Communications 1 4 3 2 3 13
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 4 3 2 2 2 13
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 3 2 2 3 3 13
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 1 1 5 1 5 13
047 Plant Husbandry 0 5 4 2 1 12
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 5 2 1 1 3 12
219 Electric Heating 0 2 4 2 4 12
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 3 3 2 1 3 12
726 Information Security 3 0 2 2 5 12
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 4 1 3 1 2 11
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 0 4 4 2 1 11
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 2 1 3 3 2 11
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 4 0 3 1 3 11
016 Miscellaneous Hardware (e.g., Bushing, Carpet Fastener, Caster, Door Closer, Panel Hanger, Attachable or Adjunct Handle, Hinge, Window Sash Balance, Etc.) 3 1 2 2 2 10
119 Animal Husbandry 4 3 1 1 1 10
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 2 0 1 3 4 10
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 2 2 1 4 1 10
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 3 2 0 1 4 10
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 2 4 3 0 1 10
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 2 1 1 2 4 10
380 Cryptography 3 2 4 1 0 10
439 Electrical Connectors 2 3 2 2 1 10
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 1 4 1 3 1 10
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems) 2 3 0 1 4 10
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 1 4 1 0 3 9
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 2 1 4 2 9
049 Movable or Removable Closures 1 0 2 2 4 9
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 1 2 1 3 2 9
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 2 1 1 1 4 9
403 Joints and Connections 2 2 0 2 3 9
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 1 2 3 1 2 9
434 Education and Demonstration 0 2 0 2 5 9
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 1 1 2 1 3 8
091 Motors: Expansible Chamber Type 2 2 1 2 1 8
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 5 0 0 0 3 8
144 Woodworking 0 4 2 1 1 8
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 3 2 0 2 1 8
305 Wheel Substitutes for Land Vehicles 3 2 2 0 1 8
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 1 0 2 2 3 8
349 Liquid Crystal Cells, Elements and Systems 0 2 1 3 2 8
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 1 1 3 3 0 8
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 2 1 1 2 2 8
518 Chemistry: Fischer-Tropsch Processes; or Purification or Recovery of Products Thereof 0 2 3 2 1 8
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 1 2 1 2 2 8
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 1 1 1 1 4 8
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 1 1 0 3 3 8
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 4 1 0 1 1 7
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 2 4 1 7
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 1 0 1 1 4 7
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 1 3 0 3 0 7
211 Supports: Racks 1 2 3 1 0 7
250 Radiant Energy 1 2 2 1 1 7
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 1 1 2 3 0 7
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 1 0 3 3 0 7
398 Optical Communications 1 3 1 0 2 7
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 5 0 1 0 1 7
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 3 0 1 1 2 7
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 5 1 0 0 1 7
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 0 1 3 1 2 7
002 Apparel 2 1 0 1 2 6
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 0 3 2 1 6
053 Package Making 1 1 1 1 2 6
068 Textiles: Fluid Treating Apparatus 0 2 2 1 1 6
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 1 2 1 2 6
188 Brakes 0 0 3 1 2 6
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 3 0 1 0 2 6
206 Special Receptacle or Package 1 3 0 1 1 6
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 1 2 1 1 1 6
252 Compositions 0 1 2 2 1 6
273 Amusement Devices: Games 2 0 0 0 4 6
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 2 1 1 2 6
482 Exercise Devices 2 0 1 1 2 6
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 0 0 4 2 6
005 Beds 3 1 1 0 0 5
030 Cutlery 2 0 1 0 2 5
081 Tools 1 0 0 2 2 5
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 0 3 2 5
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 1 1 3 0 0 5
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 2 2 0 0 1 5
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 1 2 1 1 0 5
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 1 1 0 2 1 5
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 2 3 0 5
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 1 2 1 1 0 5
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 1 1 2 1 5
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 1 0 1 2 1 5
454 Ventilation 1 0 0 1 3 5
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 2 0 1 1 1 5
055 Gas Separation 1 1 1 0 1 4
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 1 0 1 1 1 4
084 Music 1 1 0 0 2 4
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 2 1 0 0 1 4
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 1 2 0 0 1 4
152 Resilient Tires and Wheels 0 1 0 0 3 4
221 Article Dispensing 2 1 0 1 0 4
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 1 0 1 2 4
298 Land Vehicles: Dumping 0 2 1 1 0 4
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 1 0 2 1 0 4
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 0 1 2 0 1 4
326 Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry 1 0 0 2 1 4
331 Oscillators 0 0 1 3 0 4
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 1 0 2 1 4
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 0 0 1 3 0 4
385 Optical Waveguides 0 1 1 2 0 4
396 Photography 1 0 1 1 1 4
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 1 0 1 1 1 4
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 4 4
427 Coating Processes 0 0 0 3 1 4
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 1 0 2 1 0 4
477 Interrelated Power Delivery Controls, Including Engine Control 1 1 1 1 0 4
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 1 0 0 3 4
070 Locks 0 0 0 1 2 3
083 Cutting 0 0 0 1 2 3
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 0 0 3 3
118 Coating Apparatus 1 0 1 0 1 3
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 1 0 2 3
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 0 1 1 1 0 3
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 2 1 0 3
181 Acoustics 1 2 0 0 0 3
212 Traversing Hoists 0 0 0 0 3 3
218 High-Voltage Switches with Arc Preventing or Extinguishing Devices 0 0 1 0 2 3
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 2 0 0 1 3
269 Work Holders 0 0 2 1 0 3
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 1 0 2 0 3
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 1 0 1 1 3
451 Abrading 1 1 1 0 0 3
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 0 0 0 1 2 3
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 1 0 1 1 3
719 Interprogram Communication or Interprocess Communication (Ipc) (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 2 0 0 0 1 3
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 1 1 0 0 0 2
014 Bridges 0 1 0 0 1 2
042 Firearms 0 0 1 1 0 2
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 0 2 2
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 2 0 0 2
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 0 1 0 1 2
104 Railways 0 1 1 0 0 2
105 Railway Rolling Stock 0 1 0 1 0 2
110 Furnaces 1 0 1 0 0 2
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 2 2
148 Metal Treatment 1 1 0 0 0 2
150 Purses, Wallets, and Protective Covers 1 1 0 0 0 2
164 Metal Founding 0 0 0 0 2 2
184 Lubrication 0 1 0 0 1 2
193 Conveyors, Chutes, Skids, Guides, and Ways 0 1 0 0 1 2
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 1 0 0 1 0 2
249 Static Molds 1 0 1 0 0 2
267 Spring Devices 0 0 0 2 0 2
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 0 0 0 2 2
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 0 0 0 0 2 2
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 0 1 1 2
336 Inductor Devices 0 0 1 0 1 2
337 Electricity: Electrothermally or Thermally Actuated Switches 1 1 0 0 0 2
353 Optics: Image Projectors 0 0 1 1 0 2
373 Industrial Electric Heating Furnaces 0 0 0 1 1 2
377 Electrical Pulse Counters, Pulse Dividers, or Shift Registers: Circuits and Systems 0 0 2 0 0 2
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 0 1 0 1 2
418 Rotary Expansible Chamber Devices 1 0 0 0 1 2
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 1 0 1 0 0 2
445 Electric Lamp or Space Discharge Component or Device Manufacturing 0 0 1 1 0 2
464 Rotary Shafts, Gudgeons, Housings, and Flexible Couplings for Rotary Shafts 1 0 0 0 1 2
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 0 0 1 0 1 2
712 Processing Architectures and Instruction Processing, e.g., Processors (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 1 1 0 0 2
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 1 0 0 0 1
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 1 0 0 1
057 Textiles: Spinning, Twisting, and Twining 0 0 1 0 0 1
071 Chemistry: Fertilizers 0 0 1 0 0 1
076 Metal Tools and Implements, Making 0 0 1 0 0 1
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 1
117 Single-Crystal, Oriented-Crystal, and Epitaxy Growth Processes; Non-Coating Apparatus Therefor 0 0 1 0 0 1
125 Stone Working 1 0 0 0 0 1
127 Sugar, Starch, and Carbohydrates 0 0 1 0 0 1
132 Toilet 0 0 0 0 1 1
157 Wheelwright Machines 0 0 0 0 1 1
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 1 0 0 0 0 1
169 Fire Extinguishers 0 0 1 0 0 1
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 0 0 0 1 0 1
177 Weighing Scales 0 0 0 0 1 1
191 Electricity: Transmission To Vehicles 0 0 0 0 1 1
208 Mineral Oils: Processes and Products 0 0 0 1 0 1
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 0 0 0 1 0 1
238 Railways: Surface Track 1 0 0 0 0 1
246 Railway Switches and Signals 0 1 0 0 0 1
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 1
271 Sheet Feeding or Delivering 1 0 0 0 0 1
300 Brush, Broom, and Mop Making 1 0 0 0 0 1
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 0 0 0 1 0 1
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 0 0 1 1
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 1 0 0 0 0 1
332 Modulators 0 0 0 1 0 1
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 0 0 1 0 0 1
368 Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices 0 1 0 0 0 1
372 Coherent Light Generators 0 1 0 0 0 1
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 1 0 0 0 0 1
383 Flexible Bags 0 0 0 0 1 1
384 Bearings 0 0 0 1 0 1
386 Motion Video Signal Processing for Recording or Reproducing 0 0 0 1 0 1
400 Typewriting Machines 0 1 0 0 0 1
406 Conveyors: Fluid Current 0 0 0 1 0 1
412 Bookbinding: Process and Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 1
420 Alloys or Metallic Compositions 1 0 0 0 0 1
431 Combustion 0 1 0 0 0 1
449 Bee Culture (propagating, raising, caring for bees) 1 0 0 0 0 1
492 Roll or Roller 0 0 0 1 0 1
494 Imperforate Bowl: Centrifugal Separators 0 0 0 0 1 1
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 1 0 0 0 0 1
505 Superconductor Technology: Apparatus, Material, Process 0 0 0 1 0 1
506 Combinatorial Chemistry Technology: Method, Library, Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 1
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 0 0 1 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 763 811 854 933 1000 4361



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