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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

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 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
606 Surgery (instruments) 4 22 20 21 11 78
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 9 12 13 24 17 75
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 6 14 11 9 17 57
370 Multiplex Communications 8 14 9 11 12 54
455 Telecommunications 0 6 8 14 21 49
382 Image Analysis 6 4 10 11 17 48
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 4 11 7 7 12 41
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 5 5 10 14 7 41
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 5 7 7 5 17 41
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 5 4 4 9 17 39
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 1 1 4 1 29 36
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 6 3 9 5 12 35
379 Telephonic Communications 3 4 6 11 10 34
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 3 2 8 7 10 30
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 6 4 8 6 5 29
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 6 4 4 3 11 28
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 2 3 7 4 12 28
250 Radiant Energy 2 7 5 6 6 26
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 6 7 5 5 23
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 2 3 5 6 7 23
427 Coating Processes 1 3 5 9 2 20
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 2 2 4 3 7 18
029 Metal Working 5 0 3 3 6 17
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 3 2 2 2 8 17
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 3 1 6 6 16
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 3 2 4 4 2 15
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 1 2 4 4 4 15
726 Information Security 0 1 3 1 10 15
340 Communications: Electrical 2 4 2 3 3 14
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 2 3 5 3 1 14
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 4 3 1 2 3 13
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 3 3 0 2 5 13
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 2 4 2 5 13
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 2 3 2 2 3 12
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 4 2 1 3 2 12
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 2 1 2 7 12
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 1 3 5 1 2 12
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 1 3 4 4 12
336 Inductor Devices 2 0 2 5 1 10
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 5 3 1 1 10
053 Package Making 2 3 2 1 1 9
348 Television 0 0 0 6 3 9
119 Animal Husbandry 0 1 1 3 3 8
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 2 3 2 1 8
330 Amplifiers 1 1 1 3 2 8
372 Coherent Light Generators 1 3 2 1 1 8
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 5 0 1 1 1 8
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 1 1 4 1 7
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 2 1 0 1 3 7
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 1 0 1 4 1 7
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 1 1 2 2 1 7
073 Measuring and Testing 1 2 1 0 2 6
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 2 0 4 0 6
219 Electric Heating 1 3 0 1 1 6
326 Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry 0 1 4 1 0 6
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 3 1 1 1 0 6
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 2 1 1 1 1 6
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 2 0 2 2 6
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 1 1 1 3 6
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 1 2 1 0 2 6
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 2 2 1 5
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 1 2 1 1 5
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 1 2 0 1 1 5
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 1 1 2 1 0 5
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 1 1 3 5
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 0 1 0 1 3 5
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 1 1 0 3 0 5
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems) 2 1 2 0 0 5
718 Virtual Machine Task or Process Management or Task Management/Control (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 2 1 0 1 1 5
719 Interprogram Communication or Interprocess Communication (Ipc) (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 2 2 0 0 5
072 Metal Deforming 0 2 1 1 0 4
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 2 1 1 4
126 Stoves and Furnaces 1 0 0 1 2 4
180 Motor Vehicles 1 0 2 1 0 4
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 1 2 1 0 4
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 2 0 2 4
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 2 1 0 1 4
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 0 1 0 1 2 4
338 Electrical Resistors 1 1 1 0 1 4
362 Illumination 1 1 2 0 0 4
380 Cryptography 0 1 0 1 2 4
385 Optical Waveguides 1 1 2 0 0 4
398 Optical Communications 1 0 0 0 3 4
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 2 0 1 1 0 4
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 3 0 0 1 0 4
439 Electrical Connectors 1 1 1 0 1 4
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 1 2 0 0 1 4
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 1 2 3
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 3 0 3
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 1 1 0 1 0 3
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 0 1 0 0 2 3
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 3 3
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 0 1 2 0 0 3
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 1 0 1 0 1 3
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 1 0 2 0 0 3
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 1 0 0 2 0 3
331 Oscillators 1 1 0 1 0 3
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 0 2 0 1 3
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 1 1 1 0 0 3
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 0 1 1 0 1 3
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 1 1 1 0 0 3
369 Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 0 1 2 3
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 0 0 1 2 0 3
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 0 2 0 1 3
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 1 0 2 3
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 0 0 1 0 2 3
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 3 0 3
716 Computer-Aided Design and Analysis of Circuits and Semiconductor Masks 0 0 0 1 2 3
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 1 1 2
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 0 1 1 0 2
051 Abrasive Tool Making Process, Material, or Composition 0 0 1 1 0 2
148 Metal Treatment 0 0 1 0 1 2
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 0 1 1 2
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 1 0 1 2
215 Bottles and Jars 1 0 0 0 1 2
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 0 2 2
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 2 0 0 0 2
280 Land Vehicles 1 0 1 0 0 2
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 1 1 0 2
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 1 1 0 2
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 2 0 2
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 0 2 0 2
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 0 1 1 0 0 2
414 Material or Article Handling 1 0 0 1 0 2
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 0 1 1 2
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 1 0 1 0 0 2
472 Amusement Devices 0 0 1 0 1 2
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 2 2
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 2 0 0 2
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 1 0 1 0 0 2
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 1 1
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 0 1 0 1
030 Cutlery 0 0 1 0 0 1
037 Excavating 1 0 0 0 0 1
038 Textiles: Ironing or Smoothing 0 1 0 0 0 1
042 Firearms 0 0 0 1 0 1
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 1 0 1
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 1 0 0 0 0 1
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 0 0 1 1
054 Harness for Working Animal 0 0 0 1 0 1
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 1 1
062 Refrigeration 0 0 1 0 0 1
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 1
132 Toilet 1 0 0 0 0 1
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 1 0 0 1
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 0 1 0 0 0 1
139 Textiles: Weaving 0 1 0 0 0 1
164 Metal Founding 0 0 1 0 0 1
172 Earth Working 0 0 1 0 0 1
188 Brakes 0 1 0 0 0 1
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 1
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 0 0 1 1
267 Spring Devices 0 1 0 0 0 1
269 Work Holders 0 0 0 1 0 1
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 1 0 0 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 1 0 1
329 Demodulators 0 0 0 1 0 1
332 Modulators 0 0 0 0 1 1
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 0 0 0 0 1 1
349 Liquid Crystal Cells, Elements and Systems 0 0 0 0 1 1
360 Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 0 1 0 1
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 0 0 0 1 0 1
384 Bearings 1 0 0 0 0 1
386 Motion Video Signal Processing for Recording or Reproducing 0 0 1 0 0 1
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 1 0 0 0 1
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 1
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 0 0 0 1 1
420 Alloys or Metallic Compositions 0 1 0 0 0 1
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 0 1 0 0 1
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 0 1 0 0 0 1
450 Foundation Garments 1 0 0 0 0 1
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 1 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 177 252 304 338 431 1502



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