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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 2011 - 2015 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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Total
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 13 24 17 34 31 119
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 11 9 17 21 23 81
455 Telecommunications 8 14 21 19 17 79
606 Surgery (instruments) 20 21 11 14 10 76
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 4 9 17 24 15 69
370 Multiplex Communications 9 11 12 16 9 57
382 Image Analysis 10 11 17 7 12 57
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 10 14 7 23 3 57
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 7 5 17 10 14 53
379 Telephonic Communications 6 11 10 7 18 52
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 7 7 12 12 10 48
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 9 5 12 15 6 47
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 4 1 29 5 5 44
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 7 4 12 6 12 41
726 Information Security 3 1 10 11 16 41
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 8 6 5 9 9 37
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 8 7 10 7 5 37
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 5 6 7 3 12 33
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 4 3 11 3 11 32
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 5 1 2 12 11 31
348 Television 0 6 3 12 7 28
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 1 6 6 7 7 27
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 2 2 8 5 9 26
250 Radiant Energy 5 6 6 5 3 25
427 Coating Processes 5 9 2 7 2 25
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 7 5 5 5 2 24
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 4 3 7 5 3 22
029 Metal Working 3 3 6 2 7 21
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 2 2 3 4 9 20
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 4 4 2 1 7 18
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 2 2 1 3 9 17
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 4 2 5 5 0 16
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 3 4 4 4 1 16
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 4 4 4 2 1 15
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 3 1 1 5 5 15
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 2 5 3 4 14
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 1 2 7 1 2 13
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 1 3 7 2 13
340 Communications: Electrical 2 3 3 3 1 12
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 5 3 1 2 1 12
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 1 4 1 4 1 11
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 1 3 2 2 3 11
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 1 1 3 3 3 11
718 Virtual Machine Task or Process Management or Task Management/Control (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 1 1 3 6 11
137 Fluid Handling 0 3 0 2 5 10
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 0 0 2 2 6 10
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 3 5 2 10
206 Special Receptacle or Package 3 2 1 3 1 10
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 2 2 4 2 10
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 1 4 1 1 3 10
119 Animal Husbandry 1 3 3 2 0 9
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 4 0 2 3 9
330 Amplifiers 1 3 2 2 1 9
336 Inductor Devices 2 5 1 1 0 9
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 1 2 3 1 2 9
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 1 0 1 6 1 9
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 2 0 2 1 3 8
326 Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry 4 1 0 1 2 8
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 1 1 3 1 2 8
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 1 0 2 3 2 8
118 Coating Apparatus 2 2 1 2 0 7
219 Electric Heating 0 1 1 4 1 7
398 Optical Communications 0 0 3 4 0 7
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 3 0 2 2 7
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 2 0 2 2 6
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 2 0 1 1 2 6
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 1 1 0 2 2 6
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 1 0 2 1 2 6
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 3 0 0 3 6
719 Interprogram Communication or Interprocess Communication (Ipc) (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 2 0 0 2 2 6
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 1 2 0 2 5
073 Measuring and Testing 1 0 2 2 0 5
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 2 0 0 0 3 5
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 1 0 1 0 3 5
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 2 1 1 0 1 5
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 1 1 0 2 1 5
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 1 1 1 2 0 5
360 Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 1 0 1 3 5
372 Coherent Light Generators 2 1 1 0 1 5
385 Optical Waveguides 2 0 0 1 2 5
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 1 0 0 2 2 5
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 1 0 2 0 2 5
716 Computer-Aided Design and Analysis of Circuits and Semiconductor Masks 0 1 2 1 1 5
053 Package Making 2 1 1 0 0 4
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 2 1 1 0 0 4
148 Metal Treatment 1 0 1 0 2 4
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 2 0 0 0 2 4
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 1 1 0 1 1 4
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 0 1 2 1 0 4
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 0 0 1 0 3 4
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 2 1 0 0 1 4
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 2 0 1 0 1 4
362 Illumination 2 0 0 1 1 4
369 Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 1 2 0 1 4
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 0 1 3 0 0 4
482 Exercise Devices 2 0 0 1 1 4
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 1 1 1 0 1 4
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 1 1 0 1 3
060 Power Plants 0 0 1 1 1 3
072 Metal Deforming 1 1 0 0 1 3
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 1 2 0 0 3
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 1 2 3
180 Motor Vehicles 2 1 0 0 0 3
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 1 1 1 0 3
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 2 1 0 0 0 3
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 1 2 3
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 2 0 0 1 3
331 Oscillators 0 1 0 1 1 3
332 Modulators 0 0 1 1 1 3
338 Electrical Resistors 1 0 1 1 0 3
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 1 0 0 0 2 3
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 1 2 0 0 0 3
380 Cryptography 0 1 2 0 0 3
439 Electrical Connectors 1 0 1 1 0 3
506 Combinatorial Chemistry Technology: Method, Library, Apparatus 0 0 0 0 3 3
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems) 2 0 0 0 1 3
005 Beds 0 0 1 0 1 2
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 1 1 0 0 0 2
051 Abrasive Tool Making Process, Material, or Composition 1 1 0 0 0 2
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 2 2
127 Sugar, Starch, and Carbohydrates 0 0 0 1 1 2
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 1 0 1 0 2
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 0 0 0 2 2
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 1 0 1 0 0 2
215 Bottles and Jars 0 0 1 1 0 2
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 1 0 1 0 0 2
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 2 0 2
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 0 0 1 0 1 2
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 0 0 1 1 2
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 2 0 0 2
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 2 0 0 0 2
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 1 0 1 2
252 Compositions 0 0 0 1 1 2
269 Work Holders 0 1 0 0 1 2
273 Amusement Devices: Games 1 0 0 0 1 2
292 Closure Fasteners 1 1 0 0 0 2
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 1 0 1 0 2
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 0 0 2 0 2
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 1 1 0 0 2
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 1 0 0 0 1 2
414 Material or Article Handling 0 1 0 1 0 2
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 0 1 1 0 2
419 Powder Metallurgy Processes 0 0 0 1 1 2
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 1 1 0 0 2
472 Amusement Devices 1 0 1 0 0 2
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 2 0 0 2
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 1 0 0 1 0 2
712 Processing Architectures and Instruction Processing, e.g., Processors (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 2 2
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 1 0 0 0 1
030 Cutlery 1 0 0 0 0 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 1 0 1
037 Excavating 0 0 0 1 0 1
042 Firearms 0 1 0 0 0 1
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 1 0 0 0 1
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 0 0 0 1 1
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 1 0 1
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 1 0 0 1
054 Harness for Working Animal 0 1 0 0 0 1
062 Refrigeration 1 0 0 0 0 1
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 0 0 0 1 0 1
084 Music 0 0 0 0 1 1
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 1
104 Railways 0 0 0 0 1 1
110 Furnaces 0 0 0 0 1 1
131 Tobacco 0 0 0 1 0 1
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 1 0 0 0 0 1
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 0 0 1 0 1
164 Metal Founding 1 0 0 0 0 1
169 Fire Extinguishers 0 0 0 0 1 1
172 Earth Working 1 0 0 0 0 1
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 0 0 0 0 1 1
181 Acoustics 0 0 0 1 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 1 0 1
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 0 0 1 0 1
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 1 0 1
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 0 0 1 1
280 Land Vehicles 1 0 0 0 0 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 1 1
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 0 0 1 1
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 0 0 0 0 1 1
329 Demodulators 0 1 0 0 0 1
349 Liquid Crystal Cells, Elements and Systems 0 0 1 0 0 1
353 Optics: Image Projectors 0 0 0 1 0 1
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 1 0 0 0 0 1
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 0 1 0 0 0 1
386 Motion Video Signal Processing for Recording or Reproducing 1 0 0 0 0 1
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 0 1 0 1
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 1 0 0 0 1
433 Dentistry 0 0 0 1 0 1
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 0 1 1
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 1 0 0 0 0 1
445 Electric Lamp or Space Discharge Component or Device Manufacturing 0 0 0 1 0 1
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 1 0 0 0 1
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 0 0 1 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 304 338 431 466 473 2012



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