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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

KANSAS

( 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
455 Telecommunications 49 103 214 196 148 710
370 Multiplex Communications 51 77 118 114 94 454
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 45 40 52 56 47 240
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 30 33 47 43 30 183
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 20 14 30 32 37 133
379 Telephonic Communications 25 27 26 29 25 132
606 Surgery (instruments) 9 14 24 30 22 99
056 Harvesters 10 20 16 13 18 77
726 Information Security 5 8 19 21 21 74
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 11 11 21 12 15 70
340 Communications: Electrical 9 9 14 14 17 63
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 11 9 12 15 13 60
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 4 7 9 18 12 50
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 6 8 7 14 12 47
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 2 4 8 13 17 44
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 3 10 8 14 8 43
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 4 8 11 9 10 42
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 1 5 9 13 11 39
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 2 2 3 11 21 39
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 2 0 7 12 11 32
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 6 2 9 5 8 30
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 5 5 4 7 7 28
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 7 1 5 7 8 28
280 Land Vehicles 4 4 7 8 4 27
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 2 2 9 5 9 27
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 6 6 6 3 5 26
382 Image Analysis 2 2 2 10 9 25
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 4 3 3 9 6 25
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 5 5 4 3 8 25
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 10 2 3 8 2 25
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 10 5 4 2 3 24
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 16 5 3 0 0 24
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 3 7 4 4 6 24
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 4 2 4 9 4 23
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 4 2 6 7 4 23
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 5 3 7 5 3 23
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 2 5 7 3 6 23
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 4 7 3 4 3 21
348 Television 1 3 4 9 3 20
111 Planting 2 5 4 5 3 19
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 7 3 4 2 3 19
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 3 5 3 2 5 18
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 7 1 4 2 4 18
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems) 4 5 3 3 3 18
719 Interprogram Communication or Interprocess Communication (Ipc) (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 1 7 4 5 18
060 Power Plants 2 3 4 3 5 17
119 Animal Husbandry 3 5 2 5 2 17
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 3 2 3 3 6 17
414 Material or Article Handling 2 2 4 3 6 17
005 Beds 1 3 2 1 9 16
250 Radiant Energy 5 3 2 4 2 16
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 3 7 4 2 0 16
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 2 2 1 5 6 16
073 Measuring and Testing 4 4 5 0 2 15
206 Special Receptacle or Package 1 4 0 2 8 15
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 6 5 1 1 2 15
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 5 3 3 3 1 15
055 Gas Separation 1 4 5 3 1 14
071 Chemistry: Fertilizers 4 3 2 1 4 14
172 Earth Working 0 3 4 2 5 14
362 Illumination 1 2 4 2 5 14
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 4 5 4 1 0 14
084 Music 3 2 2 2 4 13
452 Butchering 2 3 2 2 4 13
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 3 3 4 1 2 13
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 2 2 2 4 2 12
180 Motor Vehicles 2 2 3 2 3 12
439 Electrical Connectors 3 2 1 6 0 12
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 0 0 3 2 7 12
029 Metal Working 1 3 1 2 4 11
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 5 2 3 1 0 11
219 Electric Heating 0 4 4 1 2 11
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 2 2 2 2 3 11
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 1 1 3 3 3 11
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 4 3 2 1 1 11
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 1 2 2 1 4 10
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 2 1 4 2 1 10
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 3 1 1 1 4 10
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 4 2 1 1 2 10
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 3 3 1 2 1 10
434 Education and Demonstration 1 0 4 3 2 10
037 Excavating 1 3 1 1 3 9
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 1 3 2 3 9
062 Refrigeration 3 3 2 1 0 9
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 1 2 6 0 0 9
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 2 5 1 0 1 9
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 1 0 2 4 2 9
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 1 1 2 3 2 9
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 2 0 2 2 3 9
380 Cryptography 1 3 3 2 0 9
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 1 0 1 4 3 9
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 1 1 4 1 1 8
042 Firearms 2 1 0 2 3 8
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 1 0 1 0 6 8
220 Receptacles 3 2 1 1 1 8
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 2 1 1 4 8
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 3 2 3 0 8
297 Chairs and Seats 3 2 1 0 2 8
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 2 1 3 2 0 8
030 Cutlery 0 2 2 1 2 7
072 Metal Deforming 0 1 0 3 3 7
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 1 1 0 1 4 7
105 Railway Rolling Stock 4 0 0 2 1 7
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 2 2 3 0 7
211 Supports: Racks 2 2 0 1 2 7
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 1 3 1 1 1 7
403 Joints and Connections 0 1 2 1 3 7
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 1 4 2 0 7
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 1 1 1 2 2 7
482 Exercise Devices 3 2 0 1 1 7
718 Virtual Machine Task or Process Management or Task Management/Control (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 2 0 3 0 2 7
033 Geometrical Instruments 2 1 1 1 1 6
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 1 2 1 1 1 6
095 Gas Separation: Processes 1 0 3 2 0 6
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 1 1 1 1 2 6
137 Fluid Handling 1 2 1 1 1 6
181 Acoustics 3 0 1 0 2 6
269 Work Holders 0 1 1 2 2 6
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 1 2 2 1 6
398 Optical Communications 0 0 1 2 3 6
427 Coating Processes 0 1 3 1 1 6
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 1 1 3 1 0 6
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 1 0 1 2 2 6
451 Abrading 1 1 1 3 0 6
002 Apparel 0 0 1 1 3 5
047 Plant Husbandry 1 1 2 0 1 5
053 Package Making 0 1 1 3 0 5
114 Ships 0 0 3 1 1 5
208 Mineral Oils: Processes and Products 0 0 2 2 1 5
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 3 0 0 1 1 5
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 1 4 5
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 1 3 0 1 0 5
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 2 1 2 0 5
460 Crop Threshing or Separating 0 0 2 1 2 5
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 1 1 1 1 1 5
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 2 1 1 0 0 4
070 Locks 0 2 1 0 1 4
083 Cutting 1 1 1 0 1 4
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 2 0 1 1 0 4
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 1 0 2 1 4
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 1 3 0 4
221 Article Dispensing 2 1 0 1 0 4
252 Compositions 1 1 0 2 0 4
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 1 0 1 1 1 4
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 1 0 2 1 0 4
386 Motion Video Signal Processing for Recording or Reproducing 0 0 0 3 1 4
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 1 0 1 1 1 4
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 1 0 1 0 2 4
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 1 2 0 1 0 4
432 Heating 0 2 2 0 0 4
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 0 2 1 1 4
507 Earth Boring, Well Treating, and Oil Field Chemistry 2 0 1 1 0 4
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 3 1 0 0 0 4
059 Chain, Staple, and Horseshoe Making 0 1 0 1 1 3
081 Tools 0 0 0 1 2 3
101 Printing 0 0 1 0 2 3
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 0 0 1 2 3
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 0 2 1 3
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 1 0 1 1 3
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 1 0 1 0 1 3
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 1 2 3
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 1 1 1 0 3
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 0 0 0 1 2 3
368 Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices 1 0 0 1 1 3
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 0 1 1 1 3
417 Pumps 0 0 0 1 2 3
433 Dentistry 1 1 0 0 1 3
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 1 1 1 3
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 1 1 1 3
477 Interrelated Power Delivery Controls, Including Engine Control 0 2 0 0 1 3
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 1 1 1 0 3
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 0 1 1 1 0 3
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 1 1 0 2
016 Miscellaneous Hardware (e.g., Bushing, Carpet Fastener, Caster, Door Closer, Panel Hanger, Attachable or Adjunct Handle, Hinge, Window Sash Balance, Etc.) 1 0 0 0 1 2
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 2 0 0 0 0 2
066 Textiles: Knitting 0 1 1 0 0 2
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 1 1 0 2
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 1 0 1 2
116 Signals and Indicators 1 0 0 1 0 2
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 1 1 0 2
148 Metal Treatment 0 0 1 0 1 2
152 Resilient Tires and Wheels 0 1 0 0 1 2
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 1 0 0 1 0 2
203 Distillation: Processes, Separatory 1 0 1 0 0 2
215 Bottles and Jars 0 0 1 0 1 2
225 Severing by Tearing or Breaking 0 1 0 1 0 2
238 Railways: Surface Track 0 1 1 0 0 2
270 Sheet-Material Associating 0 1 1 0 0 2
289 Knots and Knot Tying 0 1 1 0 0 2
299 Mining or In Situ Disintegration of Hard Material 0 1 0 0 1 2
305 Wheel Substitutes for Land Vehicles 0 2 0 0 0 2
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 2 0 0 0 0 2
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 1 1 0 0 0 2
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 1 0 1 2
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 0 0 0 1 1 2
349 Liquid Crystal Cells, Elements and Systems 0 1 0 1 0 2
372 Coherent Light Generators 0 1 1 0 0 2
376 Induced Nuclear Reactions: Processes, Systems, and Elements 0 1 0 1 0 2
383 Flexible Bags 0 0 0 0 2 2
385 Optical Waveguides 1 1 0 0 0 2
406 Conveyors: Fluid Current 1 0 1 0 0 2
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 1 1 0 0 2
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 0 1 0 0 1 2
440 Marine Propulsion 1 0 1 0 0 2
454 Ventilation 0 1 1 0 0 2
505 Superconductor Technology: Apparatus, Material, Process 0 1 0 1 0 2
506 Combinatorial Chemistry Technology: Method, Library, Apparatus 0 0 0 0 2 2
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 1 1 2
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 0 0 2 0 0 2
588 Hazardous or Toxic Waste Destruction or Containment 0 1 0 1 0 2
007 Compound Hand Tools 1 0 0 0 0 1
014 Bridges 0 0 0 0 1 1
069 Leather Manufactures 0 0 1 0 0 1
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 1 0 1
100 Presses 0 0 0 0 1 1
122 Liquid Heaters and Vaporizers 0 0 0 0 1 1
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 1 0 0 0 0 1
125 Stone Working 1 0 0 0 0 1
131 Tobacco 0 1 0 0 0 1
132 Toilet 1 0 0 0 0 1
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 1 0 0 0 0 1
150 Purses, Wallets, and Protective Covers 1 0 0 0 0 1
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 0 0 1 0 1
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 0 1 0 0 0 1
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 1 0 0 1
169 Fire Extinguishers 1 0 0 0 0 1
188 Brakes 0 0 0 0 1 1
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 0 1 0 1
202 Distillation: Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 1
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 1 0 0 1
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 1 0 0 0 1
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 1 0 0 1
283 Printed Matter 1 0 0 0 0 1
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 1 1
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 0 0 0 1 0 1
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 0 0 1 1
322 Electricity: Single Generator Systems 0 0 1 0 0 1
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 1 0 0 0 0 1
353 Optics: Image Projectors 0 0 1 0 0 1
360 Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 1 0 0 0 1
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 1 0 0 0 0 1
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 0 1 0 0 1
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 0 0 1 0 1
418 Rotary Expansible Chamber Devices 1 0 0 0 0 1
431 Combustion 0 0 1 0 0 1
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 0 0 0 1 1
470 Threaded, Headed Fastener, or Washer Making: Process and Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 1
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 1 0 0 0 0 1
508 Solid Anti-Friction Devices, Materials Therefor, Lubricant or Separant Compositions for Moving Solid Surfaces, and Miscellaneous Mineral Oil Compositions 0 0 0 1 0 1
516 Colloid Systems and Wetting Agents, Subcombinations Thereof, Processes of Making, Stabilizing, Breaking, or Inhibiting 1 0 0 0 0 1
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 0 1 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 615 707 1004 1018 960 4304



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