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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

KENTUCKY

( 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
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 31 63 44 36 28 202
399 Electrophotography 29 28 38 32 19 146
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 24 27 23 15 11 100
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 7 14 16 23 26 86
271 Sheet Feeding or Delivering 7 12 14 24 9 66
062 Refrigeration 6 11 7 10 17 51
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 2 18 6 15 9 50
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 9 9 13 6 11 48
382 Image Analysis 9 12 7 5 4 37
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 7 12 5 3 8 35
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 4 6 4 9 10 33
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 8 4 2 10 9 33
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 8 6 5 8 6 33
340 Communications: Electrical 3 6 8 2 11 30
219 Electric Heating 1 6 1 9 12 29
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 1 1 1 9 17 29
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 2 3 10 4 8 27
073 Measuring and Testing 6 9 3 4 4 26
029 Metal Working 3 3 4 6 9 25
362 Illumination 1 9 4 6 5 25
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 5 4 2 8 5 24
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 2 3 7 5 7 24
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 2 8 6 4 3 23
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 3 1 8 8 3 23
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 4 6 4 3 5 22
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 5 4 4 2 6 21
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 1 4 5 3 8 21
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 1 4 4 9 2 20
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 2 2 2 10 3 19
126 Stoves and Furnaces 1 6 4 4 4 19
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 5 5 2 3 4 19
068 Textiles: Fluid Treating Apparatus 3 8 2 1 4 18
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 1 3 2 5 6 17
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 2 2 3 4 6 17
250 Radiant Energy 4 4 2 4 2 16
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 4 2 3 4 3 16
427 Coating Processes 1 4 5 5 1 16
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 2 6 3 2 2 15
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 3 0 6 4 2 15
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 4 6 2 2 1 15
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 1 4 4 3 3 15
005 Beds 1 5 3 1 4 14
042 Firearms 2 1 4 2 5 14
055 Gas Separation 3 1 5 2 3 14
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 1 5 5 1 2 14
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 2 2 3 4 3 14
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 3 2 4 0 4 13
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 2 1 4 4 2 13
033 Geometrical Instruments 2 3 2 3 2 12
053 Package Making 2 3 1 4 2 12
111 Planting 2 3 4 2 1 12
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 3 2 2 5 12
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 4 2 5 0 1 12
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 3 4 1 1 3 12
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 1 2 2 5 2 12
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 1 2 1 4 4 12
606 Surgery (instruments) 1 2 2 3 4 12
002 Apparel 0 2 5 1 3 11
220 Receptacles 0 1 3 3 4 11
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 2 4 5 11
400 Typewriting Machines 3 4 1 3 0 11
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 1 1 2 4 3 11
455 Telecommunications 1 1 3 3 3 11
206 Special Receptacle or Package 2 2 3 1 2 10
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 1 2 1 4 2 10
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 1 2 1 2 3 9
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 3 0 0 6 0 9
180 Motor Vehicles 1 6 1 1 0 9
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 2 3 2 2 9
137 Fluid Handling 1 1 2 2 2 8
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 1 3 2 2 0 8
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 2 2 1 1 2 8
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 1 0 2 4 1 8
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 3 3 1 1 8
297 Chairs and Seats 3 1 1 1 2 8
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 2 2 0 4 0 8
414 Material or Article Handling 0 3 1 0 4 8
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 2 0 0 3 3 8
482 Exercise Devices 2 2 4 0 0 8
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 1 1 0 3 3 8
726 Information Security 0 1 2 2 3 8
016 Miscellaneous Hardware (e.g., Bushing, Carpet Fastener, Caster, Door Closer, Panel Hanger, Attachable or Adjunct Handle, Hinge, Window Sash Balance, Etc.) 1 0 1 2 3 7
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 2 0 0 3 2 7
089 Ordnance 2 1 2 2 0 7
095 Gas Separation: Processes 2 1 0 2 2 7
252 Compositions 3 1 1 0 2 7
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 0 4 1 2 7
280 Land Vehicles 0 1 2 3 1 7
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 3 1 0 1 2 7
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 1 1 2 0 3 7
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 3 0 2 2 7
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 3 0 3 1 7
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 2 0 2 1 2 7
211 Supports: Racks 1 0 2 2 1 6
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 0 1 3 2 0 6
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 1 3 0 0 2 6
379 Telephonic Communications 1 2 1 0 2 6
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 1 1 0 3 1 6
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 1 2 2 1 6
431 Combustion 2 0 1 1 2 6
454 Ventilation 1 1 1 0 3 6
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 2 1 1 1 1 6
049 Movable or Removable Closures 1 1 0 2 1 5
065 Glass Manufacturing 1 0 2 1 1 5
070 Locks 0 0 0 3 2 5
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 1 1 2 0 1 5
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 1 3 1 0 5
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 4 1 0 0 0 5
127 Sugar, Starch, and Carbohydrates 1 2 1 1 0 5
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 0 0 1 4 0 5
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 1 0 2 0 2 5
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 2 1 1 1 5
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 0 0 1 4 5
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 1 1 0 2 1 5
383 Flexible Bags 0 1 0 1 3 5
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 1 3 0 0 1 5
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 1 3 1 5
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 1 2 0 0 1 4
030 Cutlery 0 1 1 2 0 4
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 2 1 1 0 0 4
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 1 1 1 1 0 4
047 Plant Husbandry 1 0 1 2 0 4
081 Tools 0 1 1 1 1 4
101 Printing 2 0 1 0 1 4
114 Ships 1 1 0 0 2 4
118 Coating Apparatus 1 0 2 0 1 4
119 Animal Husbandry 1 0 0 1 2 4
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 2 1 1 4
215 Bottles and Jars 0 0 2 1 1 4
224 Package and Article Carriers 1 1 1 1 0 4
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 1 0 1 1 1 4
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 1 2 0 0 1 4
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 1 3 0 4
256 Fences 2 2 0 0 0 4
299 Mining or In Situ Disintegration of Hard Material 1 0 1 0 2 4
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 0 0 1 0 3 4
348 Television 0 1 1 1 1 4
403 Joints and Connections 0 2 0 2 0 4
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 2 1 0 1 0 4
418 Rotary Expansible Chamber Devices 1 1 0 2 0 4
433 Dentistry 0 1 1 0 2 4
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 1 2 1 4
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 1 2 0 0 1 4
492 Roll or Roller 0 0 1 1 2 4
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 0 1 0 2 1 4
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 1 0 0 0 3 4
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 1 2 0 1 4
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems) 0 0 1 1 2 4
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 1 2 0 0 3
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 1 2 0 0 3
060 Power Plants 1 2 0 0 0 3
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 0 3 0 3
084 Music 1 1 0 1 0 3
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 0 1 1 1 3
104 Railways 0 1 0 1 1 3
105 Railway Rolling Stock 1 0 1 1 0 3
116 Signals and Indicators 0 2 0 0 1 3
117 Single-Crystal, Oriented-Crystal, and Epitaxy Growth Processes; Non-Coating Apparatus Therefor 1 2 0 0 0 3
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 0 1 0 0 2 3
188 Brakes 0 1 1 0 1 3
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 1 2 0 3
208 Mineral Oils: Processes and Products 0 3 0 0 0 3
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 1 0 0 1 1 3
269 Work Holders 0 0 0 1 2 3
292 Closure Fasteners 0 2 0 0 1 3
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 1 0 1 0 1 3
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 1 0 0 0 2 3
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 0 2 1 0 3
353 Optics: Image Projectors 0 2 1 0 0 3
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 2 0 1 0 0 3
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 0 1 1 1 3
380 Cryptography 1 1 0 1 0 3
385 Optical Waveguides 2 1 0 0 0 3
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 0 0 0 3 3
406 Conveyors: Fluid Current 0 0 1 1 1 3
409 Gear Cutting, Milling, or Planing 0 1 1 1 0 3
417 Pumps 0 0 0 0 3 3
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 1 1 1 3
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 0 0 1 2 3
439 Electrical Connectors 1 0 0 0 2 3
451 Abrading 0 0 0 1 2 3
464 Rotary Shafts, Gudgeons, Housings, and Flexible Couplings for Rotary Shafts 0 1 1 1 0 3
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 2 1 0 0 3
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 1 1 0 1 3
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 2 0 0 1 3
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 1 0 0 2 3
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 1 0 0 1 0 2
054 Harness for Working Animal 2 0 0 0 0 2
056 Harvesters 0 0 1 0 1 2
071 Chemistry: Fertilizers 0 0 0 0 2 2
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 1 0 0 0 1 2
132 Toilet 0 0 0 1 1 2
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 1 0 0 1 2
164 Metal Founding 0 1 0 1 0 2
172 Earth Working 0 0 0 2 0 2
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 1 0 0 1 2
184 Lubrication 0 1 1 0 0 2
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 0 0 2 0 2
238 Railways: Surface Track 1 0 0 0 1 2
246 Railway Switches and Signals 0 1 1 0 0 2
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 0 1 1 2
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 0 1 0 1 2
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 2 2
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 1 0 1 0 0 2
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 1 0 0 1 0 2
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 0 2 0 0 0 2
336 Inductor Devices 1 1 0 0 0 2
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 1 1 0 0 2
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 0 1 0 1 0 2
396 Photography 0 1 0 1 0 2
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 1 0 0 1 2
432 Heating 1 0 0 1 0 2
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 0 1 0 0 1 2
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 0 0 0 0 2 2
518 Chemistry: Fischer-Tropsch Processes; or Purification or Recovery of Products Thereof 0 0 0 2 0 2
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 1 2
028 Textiles: Manufacturing 1 0 0 0 0 1
037 Excavating 0 1 0 0 0 1
048 Gas: Heating and Illuminating 0 1 0 0 0 1
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 0 1 1
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 0 0 1 0 0 1
076 Metal Tools and Implements, Making 0 0 0 0 1 1
086 Ammunition and Explosive-Charge Making 0 0 1 0 0 1
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 1 0 0 1
100 Presses 0 0 0 1 0 1
112 Sewing 1 0 0 0 0 1
131 Tobacco 0 0 1 0 0 1
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 1 0 0 0 1
144 Woodworking 0 1 0 0 0 1
157 Wheelwright Machines 0 0 1 0 0 1
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 0 0 1 0 0 1
181 Acoustics 0 0 1 0 0 1
187 Elevator, Industrial Lift Truck, or Stationary Lift for Vehicle 0 0 0 0 1 1
201 Distillation: Processes, Thermolytic 1 0 0 0 0 1
202 Distillation: Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 1
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 1 0 1
212 Traversing Hoists 0 0 1 0 0 1
218 High-Voltage Switches with Arc Preventing or Extinguishing Devices 0 0 0 0 1 1
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 1
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 0 0 1 0 1
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 0 0 0 1 0 1
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 0 0 1 1
267 Spring Devices 0 0 0 0 1 1
270 Sheet-Material Associating 0 0 0 0 1 1
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 1 1
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 0 1 0 0 0 1
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 0 0 0 0 1 1
370 Multiplex Communications 1 0 0 0 0 1
372 Coherent Light Generators 0 1 0 0 0 1
384 Bearings 0 0 0 1 0 1
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 0 0 1 0 1
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 1
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 0 1 0 0 1
452 Butchering 1 0 0 0 0 1
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 1 0 1
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 1 0 0 1
503 Record Receiver Having Plural Interactive Leaves or a Colorless Color Former, Method of Use, or Developer Therefor 0 0 1 0 0 1
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 0 0 1 0 0 1
505 Superconductor Technology: Apparatus, Material, Process 0 0 1 0 0 1
508 Solid Anti-Friction Devices, Materials Therefor, Lubricant or Separant Compositions for Moving Solid Surfaces, and Miscellaneous Mineral Oil Compositions 1 0 0 0 0 1
516 Colloid Systems and Wetting Agents, Subcombinations Thereof, Processes of Making, Stabilizing, Breaking, or Inhibiting 1 0 0 0 0 1
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 1
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 0 0 0 1 0 1
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 0 0 1 1
716 Computer-Aided Design and Analysis of Circuits and Semiconductor Masks 0 0 0 0 1 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 368 536 488 543 553 2488



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