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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

IRELAND

( 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
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 12 13 24 17 34 100
606 Surgery (instruments) 22 20 21 11 14 88
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 14 11 9 17 21 72
455 Telecommunications 6 8 14 21 19 68
370 Multiplex Communications 14 9 11 12 16 62
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 5 10 14 7 23 59
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 4 4 9 17 24 58
382 Image Analysis 4 10 11 17 7 49
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 11 7 7 12 12 49
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 7 7 5 17 10 46
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 3 9 5 12 15 44
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 1 4 1 29 5 40
379 Telephonic Communications 4 6 11 10 7 38
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 2 8 7 10 7 34
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 4 8 6 5 9 32
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 3 7 4 12 6 32
250 Radiant Energy 7 5 6 6 5 29
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 6 7 5 5 5 28
427 Coating Processes 3 5 9 2 7 26
726 Information Security 1 3 1 10 11 26
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 4 4 3 11 3 25
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 3 5 6 7 3 24
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 3 5 1 2 12 23
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 3 1 6 6 7 23
348 Television 0 0 6 3 12 21
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 2 4 3 7 5 21
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 2 2 2 8 5 19
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 2 4 2 5 5 18
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 2 4 4 4 2 16
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 1 3 4 4 4 16
340 Communications: Electrical 4 2 3 3 3 15
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 5 3 1 1 5 15
029 Metal Working 0 3 3 6 2 14
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 3 2 2 3 4 14
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 3 5 3 1 2 14
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 2 1 2 7 1 13
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 2 4 4 2 1 13
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 3 0 2 5 3 13
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 1 0 1 3 7 12
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 1 1 4 1 4 11
206 Special Receptacle or Package 2 3 2 1 3 11
119 Animal Husbandry 1 1 3 3 2 10
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 2 1 3 2 2 10
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 3 1 2 3 1 10
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 2 0 2 2 4 10
219 Electric Heating 3 0 1 1 4 9
330 Amplifiers 1 1 3 2 2 9
336 Inductor Devices 0 2 5 1 1 9
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 1 1 0 1 6 9
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 1 1 1 3 3 9
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 1 2 2 1 3 9
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 2 0 4 0 2 8
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 3 5 8
053 Package Making 3 2 1 1 0 7
073 Measuring and Testing 2 1 0 2 2 7
118 Coating Apparatus 0 2 2 1 2 7
326 Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry 1 4 1 0 1 7
372 Coherent Light Generators 3 2 1 1 0 7
398 Optical Communications 0 0 0 3 4 7
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 0 1 4 1 1 7
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 1 1 1 1 2 6
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 1 1 3 1 6
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 1 0 2 3 6
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 1 0 3 0 2 6
718 Virtual Machine Task or Process Management or Task Management/Control (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 0 1 1 3 6
719 Interprogram Communication or Interprocess Communication (Ipc) (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 2 2 0 0 2 6
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 3 0 2 5
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 1 0 0 2 2 5
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 2 0 2 1 5
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 1 2 1 1 0 5
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 1 0 1 2 1 5
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 1 0 1 3 0 5
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 2 1 0 2 0 5
072 Metal Deforming 2 1 1 0 0 4
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 2 1 1 0 4
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 1 2 1 0 0 4
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 2 1 0 1 0 4
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 1 1 0 2 4
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 2 0 2 4
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 2 0 1 1 0 4
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 1 1 1 0 1 4
338 Electrical Resistors 1 1 0 1 1 4
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 1 2 1 0 0 4
362 Illumination 1 2 0 0 1 4
380 Cryptography 1 0 1 2 0 4
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 2 0 1 1 4
385 Optical Waveguides 1 2 0 0 1 4
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 1 1 0 2 4
439 Electrical Connectors 1 1 0 1 1 4
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 0 1 0 2 1 4
716 Computer-Aided Design and Analysis of Circuits and Semiconductor Masks 0 0 1 2 1 4
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 1 2 0 3
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 1 2 0 3
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 1 0 1 0 1 3
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 1 2 0 0 0 3
180 Motor Vehicles 0 2 1 0 0 3
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 1 1 1 3
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 2 1 3
331 Oscillators 1 0 1 0 1 3
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 2 0 1 0 3
369 Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 1 2 0 3
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 0 1 2 0 0 3
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 1 0 0 2 3
482 Exercise Devices 0 2 0 0 1 3
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 2 0 0 1 0 3
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 0 1 1 1 0 3
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems) 1 2 0 0 0 3
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 3 0 0 3
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 1 1 0 2
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 1 1 0 0 2
051 Abrasive Tool Making Process, Material, or Composition 0 1 1 0 0 2
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 1 1 2
148 Metal Treatment 0 1 0 1 0 2
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 1 0 1 0 2
215 Bottles and Jars 0 0 0 1 1 2
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 0 1 0 1 0 2
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 2 2
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 2 0 0 0 2
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 2 0 0 2
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 2 0 0 0 0 2
292 Closure Fasteners 0 1 1 0 0 2
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 1 0 1 2
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 2 0 0 2
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 0 0 0 2 2
332 Modulators 0 0 0 1 1 2
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 1 1 0 0 0 2
360 Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 1 0 1 2
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 1 1 0 0 0 2
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 1 1 0 0 0 2
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 1 0 1 2
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 0 0 1 1 2
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 1 1 0 2
472 Amusement Devices 0 1 0 1 0 2
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 2 0 2
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 1 0 0 1 2
005 Beds 0 0 0 1 0 1
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 1 0 0 1
030 Cutlery 0 1 0 0 0 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 1 1
037 Excavating 0 0 0 0 1 1
038 Textiles: Ironing or Smoothing 1 0 0 0 0 1
042 Firearms 0 0 1 0 0 1
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 1 0 0 1
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 0 1 1
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 0 1 0 1
054 Harness for Working Animal 0 0 1 0 0 1
062 Refrigeration 0 1 0 0 0 1
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 0 0 0 0 1 1
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 1
127 Sugar, Starch, and Carbohydrates 0 0 0 0 1 1
131 Tobacco 0 0 0 0 1 1
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 1 0 0 0 1
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 1 0 0 0 0 1
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 0 0 0 1 1
139 Textiles: Weaving 1 0 0 0 0 1
164 Metal Founding 0 1 0 0 0 1
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 0 1 1
172 Earth Working 0 1 0 0 0 1
181 Acoustics 0 0 0 0 1 1
188 Brakes 1 0 0 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 1 1
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 1
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 0 0 0 1 1
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 0 0 0 1 1
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 0 1 1
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 0 1 0 1
252 Compositions 0 0 0 0 1 1
267 Spring Devices 1 0 0 0 0 1
269 Work Holders 0 0 1 0 0 1
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 1 0 0 0 1
280 Land Vehicles 0 1 0 0 0 1
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 1 1
329 Demodulators 0 0 1 0 0 1
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 0 0 0 1 0 1
349 Liquid Crystal Cells, Elements and Systems 0 0 0 1 0 1
353 Optics: Image Projectors 0 0 0 0 1 1
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 0 0 1 0 0 1
386 Motion Video Signal Processing for Recording or Reproducing 0 1 0 0 0 1
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 1 0 0 0 0 1
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 1
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 0 0 1 1
419 Powder Metallurgy Processes 0 0 0 0 1 1
420 Alloys or Metallic Compositions 1 0 0 0 0 1
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 1 0 0 1
433 Dentistry 0 0 0 0 1 1
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 1 0 0 0 1
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 1 0 0 0 0 1
445 Electric Lamp or Space Discharge Component or Device Manufacturing 0 0 0 0 1 1
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 1 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 252 304 338 431 467 1792



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