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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

INDIANA

( 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) 38 80 66 112 128 424
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 46 70 87 104 108 415
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 60 58 71 74 90 353
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 32 35 39 79 105 290
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 23 33 31 62 48 197
060 Power Plants 29 29 32 45 42 177
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 26 24 28 39 32 149
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 17 25 23 35 43 143
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 7 27 32 41 34 141
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 18 46 20 31 24 139
340 Communications: Electrical 13 20 20 26 43 122
005 Beds 14 18 29 25 31 117
280 Land Vehicles 23 32 14 22 26 117
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 10 21 20 25 33 109
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 12 19 26 17 28 102
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 7 21 24 14 23 89
029 Metal Working 12 15 17 23 20 87
073 Measuring and Testing 14 19 17 19 17 86
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 11 15 13 19 25 83
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 25 14 15 15 14 83
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 8 18 15 11 30 82
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 7 15 16 22 19 79
455 Telecommunications 8 16 12 19 20 75
180 Motor Vehicles 18 13 19 9 14 73
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 11 15 12 16 17 71
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 14 20 12 11 13 70
137 Fluid Handling 7 16 11 11 23 68
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 4 16 14 13 19 66
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 14 11 12 13 16 66
439 Electrical Connectors 17 19 13 9 6 64
250 Radiant Energy 10 8 4 13 28 63
297 Chairs and Seats 10 14 12 12 14 62
348 Television 15 16 4 16 11 62
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 6 20 12 11 12 61
370 Multiplex Communications 7 11 15 14 11 58
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 7 4 17 19 11 58
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 7 8 9 9 18 51
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 2 7 11 17 14 51
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 6 10 7 11 16 50
220 Receptacles 7 8 10 6 18 49
382 Image Analysis 6 10 13 7 13 49
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 11 10 8 12 7 48
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 4 9 11 16 4 44
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 6 8 10 11 8 43
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 7 10 9 10 7 43
062 Refrigeration 6 14 4 9 7 40
164 Metal Founding 6 7 13 9 5 40
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 3 4 6 8 18 39
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 4 5 5 11 14 39
362 Illumination 8 10 6 6 8 38
119 Animal Husbandry 7 10 8 6 6 37
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 7 7 6 9 7 36
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 8 10 9 7 2 36
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 2 3 3 8 19 35
089 Ordnance 4 5 8 8 9 34
206 Special Receptacle or Package 5 9 7 8 5 34
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 2 3 1 10 18 34
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 5 8 4 8 8 33
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 11 8 4 4 6 33
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 8 8 6 5 6 33
267 Spring Devices 5 5 7 5 9 31
386 Motion Video Signal Processing for Recording or Reproducing 10 10 5 2 4 31
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 8 8 6 6 3 31
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 9 5 1 7 8 30
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 2 4 5 7 12 30
477 Interrelated Power Delivery Controls, Including Engine Control 5 6 6 7 6 30
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 6 5 9 5 4 29
084 Music 5 6 12 3 2 28
219 Electric Heating 5 2 3 9 9 28
427 Coating Processes 1 3 7 9 8 28
102 Ammunition and Explosives 1 2 10 8 6 27
215 Bottles and Jars 5 6 4 5 5 25
027 Undertaking 3 6 3 5 7 24
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 1 4 6 7 6 24
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 2 3 1 10 8 24
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 5 5 4 5 5 24
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 2 4 7 6 5 24
188 Brakes 8 3 3 6 3 23
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 6 8 0 3 6 23
148 Metal Treatment 3 3 2 5 9 22
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 7 1 7 5 2 22
379 Telephonic Communications 3 4 6 5 3 21
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 7 4 3 3 4 21
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 2 3 5 5 5 20
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 4 1 4 8 3 20
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 1 6 3 2 8 20
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 3 5 6 1 5 20
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 2 5 3 2 7 19
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 1 3 3 4 8 19
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 3 2 2 6 6 19
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 4 2 6 2 5 19
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems) 2 6 5 4 2 19
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 1 8 4 2 3 18
181 Acoustics 6 4 5 1 2 18
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 5 2 1 6 4 18
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 2 4 2 10 18
292 Closure Fasteners 3 5 2 5 2 17
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 3 3 2 5 4 17
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 3 4 3 5 2 17
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 3 3 6 1 3 16
083 Cutting 2 3 1 5 5 16
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 3 8 1 4 16
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 5 2 2 3 4 16
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 3 4 2 4 3 16
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 7 1 4 3 15
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 1 4 1 4 5 15
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 2 3 4 3 3 15
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 2 5 4 4 15
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 4 6 0 3 2 15
417 Pumps 1 3 2 7 2 15
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 2 4 2 5 1 14
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 2 1 5 5 1 14
252 Compositions 4 1 2 4 3 14
414 Material or Article Handling 3 5 1 3 2 14
434 Education and Demonstration 3 1 2 3 5 14
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 2 5 3 3 1 14
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 5 3 3 1 2 14
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 1 3 4 4 2 14
056 Harvesters 0 5 0 4 4 13
165 Heat Exchange 3 4 2 3 1 13
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 2 0 2 3 6 13
451 Abrading 2 1 3 3 4 13
070 Locks 0 2 5 3 2 12
172 Earth Working 2 2 4 4 0 12
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 1 1 0 6 4 12
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 2 1 4 2 3 12
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 2 3 5 0 2 12
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 1 6 0 2 3 12
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 1 2 2 4 3 12
384 Bearings 3 0 3 5 1 12
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 2 4 3 1 2 12
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 3 7 2 12
002 Apparel 1 2 5 2 1 11
042 Firearms 0 3 1 4 3 11
049 Movable or Removable Closures 2 3 3 3 0 11
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 1 6 1 1 2 11
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 3 3 2 1 2 11
114 Ships 1 3 4 3 0 11
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 3 3 1 2 2 11
149 Explosive and Thermic Compositions or Charges 1 0 4 4 2 11
269 Work Holders 1 1 0 4 5 11
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 1 1 3 3 3 11
380 Cryptography 3 3 1 2 2 11
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 3 2 3 2 1 11
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 1 5 1 0 4 11
211 Supports: Racks 1 2 5 1 1 10
273 Amusement Devices: Games 1 3 1 0 5 10
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 1 3 3 1 2 10
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 2 3 3 1 1 10
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 1 1 2 4 2 10
353 Optics: Image Projectors 1 3 2 2 2 10
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 1 1 1 3 4 10
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 0 3 1 5 1 10
398 Optical Communications 3 2 3 0 2 10
454 Ventilation 4 1 2 0 3 10
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 1 2 1 3 3 10
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 3 2 2 0 3 10
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 2 1 1 1 4 9
072 Metal Deforming 0 1 2 4 2 9
081 Tools 0 5 1 0 3 9
105 Railway Rolling Stock 0 2 2 1 4 9
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 2 3 2 2 9
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 3 1 0 2 3 9
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 3 1 1 2 2 9
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 1 2 2 2 2 9
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 1 3 2 1 2 9
385 Optical Waveguides 3 0 1 1 4 9
482 Exercise Devices 0 2 2 1 4 9
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 3 1 1 1 2 8
055 Gas Separation 2 2 3 0 1 8
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 3 0 2 2 1 8
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 0 2 4 2 8
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 2 0 2 3 1 8
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 1 3 1 0 3 8
431 Combustion 1 2 3 1 1 8
433 Dentistry 1 2 1 1 3 8
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 2 0 1 5 8
726 Information Security 0 2 2 2 2 8
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 1 2 1 3 7
037 Excavating 0 2 3 2 0 7
053 Package Making 1 0 3 3 0 7
082 Turning (e.g., for metal working) 3 0 2 2 0 7
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 0 4 3 7
184 Lubrication 0 2 3 1 1 7
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 2 0 1 2 2 7
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 1 2 2 0 2 7
016 Miscellaneous Hardware (e.g., Bushing, Carpet Fastener, Caster, Door Closer, Panel Hanger, Attachable or Adjunct Handle, Hinge, Window Sash Balance, Etc.) 3 2 0 1 0 6
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 1 1 2 0 2 6
068 Textiles: Fluid Treating Apparatus 4 2 0 0 0 6
095 Gas Separation: Processes 3 2 0 0 1 6
118 Coating Apparatus 1 1 1 0 3 6
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 0 2 0 2 2 6
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 0 0 1 4 1 6
221 Article Dispensing 2 3 0 0 1 6
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 1 0 2 3 6
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 1 3 0 1 1 6
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 1 2 0 2 1 6
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 1 1 1 2 1 6
403 Joints and Connections 3 2 1 0 0 6
464 Rotary Shafts, Gudgeons, Housings, and Flexible Couplings for Rotary Shafts 0 1 2 1 2 6
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 0 1 1 2 2 6
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 1 3 1 5
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 1 0 2 2 5
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 3 0 1 1 5
322 Electricity: Single Generator Systems 2 1 1 1 0 5
330 Amplifiers 0 0 0 1 4 5
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 1 1 2 1 0 5
369 Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval 1 3 0 1 0 5
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 2 0 1 0 2 5
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 0 1 3 1 0 5
472 Amusement Devices 0 0 2 2 1 5
030 Cutlery 2 1 0 0 1 4
047 Plant Husbandry 1 1 1 1 0 4
048 Gas: Heating and Illuminating 0 0 0 2 2 4
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 2 1 0 0 1 4
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 1 0 1 2 4
169 Fire Extinguishers 0 3 0 1 0 4
177 Weighing Scales 1 1 1 0 1 4
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 0 3 1 0 0 4
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 1 1 0 2 0 4
299 Mining or In Situ Disintegration of Hard Material 0 1 1 0 2 4
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 1 0 2 0 1 4
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 2 1 1 0 4
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 0 0 0 3 1 4
419 Powder Metallurgy Processes 1 0 1 0 2 4
420 Alloys or Metallic Compositions 0 1 2 0 1 4
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 0 0 2 2 4
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 1 2 1 0 4
588 Hazardous or Toxic Waste Destruction or Containment 0 2 2 0 0 4
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 1 0 1 1 4
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 0 2 1 0 0 3
014 Bridges 1 0 1 1 0 3
066 Textiles: Knitting 0 0 2 1 0 3
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 1 0 0 0 2 3
140 Wireworking 2 0 0 0 1 3
144 Woodworking 1 1 1 0 0 3
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 0 2 0 1 3
237 Heating Systems 0 2 0 1 0 3
337 Electricity: Electrothermally or Thermally Actuated Switches 0 0 2 1 0 3
383 Flexible Bags 1 0 0 2 0 3
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 1 0 2 0 3
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 1 1 1 0 0 3
409 Gear Cutting, Milling, or Planing 2 0 0 0 1 3
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 0 0 0 0 3 3
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 0 1 2 0 0 3
494 Imperforate Bowl: Centrifugal Separators 0 0 1 1 1 3
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 0 0 0 0 3 3
038 Textiles: Ironing or Smoothing 1 1 0 0 0 2
054 Harness for Working Animal 1 0 0 1 0 2
091 Motors: Expansible Chamber Type 0 0 1 1 0 2
110 Furnaces 0 1 0 0 1 2
111 Planting 1 1 0 0 0 2
112 Sewing 0 0 0 2 0 2
117 Single-Crystal, Oriented-Crystal, and Epitaxy Growth Processes; Non-Coating Apparatus Therefor 0 1 0 0 1 2
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 0 1 1 0 0 2
194 Check-Actuated Control Mechanisms 0 0 0 0 2 2
201 Distillation: Processes, Thermolytic 1 0 0 1 0 2
202 Distillation: Apparatus 0 0 0 1 1 2
208 Mineral Oils: Processes and Products 1 1 0 0 0 2
213 Railway Draft Appliances 1 0 1 0 0 2
246 Railway Switches and Signals 2 0 0 0 0 2
298 Land Vehicles: Dumping 0 0 1 1 0 2
326 Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry 1 0 1 0 0 2
329 Demodulators 0 0 0 2 0 2
331 Oscillators 1 0 1 0 0 2
336 Inductor Devices 0 0 0 0 2 2
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 0 0 1 1 0 2
349 Liquid Crystal Cells, Elements and Systems 0 0 1 0 1 2
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 0 0 0 1 1 2
407 Cutters, for Shaping 0 0 1 1 0 2
432 Heating 0 2 0 0 0 2
440 Marine Propulsion 0 1 0 1 0 2
450 Foundation Garments 0 0 1 0 1 2
460 Crop Threshing or Separating 0 1 0 0 1 2
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 0 1 1 0 0 2
506 Combinatorial Chemistry Technology: Method, Library, Apparatus 0 0 0 1 1 2
508 Solid Anti-Friction Devices, Materials Therefor, Lubricant or Separant Compositions for Moving Solid Surfaces, and Miscellaneous Mineral Oil Compositions 1 1 0 0 0 2
719 Interprogram Communication or Interprocess Communication (Ipc) (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 0 1 0 0 2
051 Abrasive Tool Making Process, Material, or Composition 0 0 0 0 1 1
063 Jewelry 0 1 0 0 0 1
071 Chemistry: Fertilizers 1 0 0 0 0 1
076 Metal Tools and Implements, Making 0 1 0 0 0 1
086 Ammunition and Explosive-Charge Making 0 1 0 0 0 1
100 Presses 0 0 0 1 0 1
101 Printing 0 1 0 0 0 1
116 Signals and Indicators 1 0 0 0 0 1
122 Liquid Heaters and Vaporizers 0 0 0 0 1 1
132 Toilet 0 0 0 1 0 1
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 0 1 0 0 0 1
152 Resilient Tires and Wheels 0 0 0 1 0 1
187 Elevator, Industrial Lift Truck, or Stationary Lift for Vehicle 0 0 1 0 0 1
193 Conveyors, Chutes, Skids, Guides, and Ways 1 0 0 0 0 1
203 Distillation: Processes, Separatory 0 0 1 0 0 1
212 Traversing Hoists 0 0 0 0 1 1
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 1
232 Deposit and Collection Receptacles 0 0 1 0 0 1
238 Railways: Surface Track 0 0 1 0 0 1
249 Static Molds 0 0 0 0 1 1
260 Chemistry of Carbon Compounds 1 0 0 0 0 1
271 Sheet Feeding or Delivering 1 0 0 0 0 1
279 Chucks or Sockets 0 0 0 0 1 1
283 Printed Matter 0 0 0 0 1 1
293 Vehicle Fenders 1 0 0 0 0 1
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 0 0 1 0 0 1
352 Optics: Motion Pictures 0 1 0 0 0 1
360 Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 1 0 0 0 1
373 Industrial Electric Heating Furnaces 0 0 0 1 0 1
388 Electricity: Motor Control Systems 0 1 0 0 0 1
396 Photography 1 0 0 0 0 1
449 Bee Culture (propagating, raising, caring for bees) 0 0 1 0 0 1
452 Butchering 0 1 0 0 0 1
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 0 0 0 1 0 1
712 Processing Architectures and Instruction Processing, e.g., Processors (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 1 0 1
716 Computer-Aided Design and Analysis of Circuits and Semiconductor Masks 0 1 0 0 0 1
718 Virtual Machine Task or Process Management or Task Management/Control (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 1 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 1095 1492 1437 1741 1921 7686



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