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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

MAINE

( 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
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 5 20 19 15 10 69
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 6 16 10 12 10 54
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 6 14 13 10 8 51
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 2 5 5 9 12 33
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 2 9 4 7 9 31
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 6 4 4 1 6 21
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 2 4 6 4 5 21
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 1 6 1 4 8 20
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 1 4 1 5 9 20
382 Image Analysis 1 0 1 13 5 20
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 4 2 1 4 6 17
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 2 3 7 4 16
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 3 2 6 5 16
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 6 2 1 6 15
073 Measuring and Testing 1 3 4 1 4 13
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 4 2 5 0 2 13
340 Communications: Electrical 3 0 1 3 5 12
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 1 4 1 4 2 12
089 Ordnance 0 1 2 5 3 11
119 Animal Husbandry 3 0 3 4 1 11
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 1 2 5 0 3 11
250 Radiant Energy 2 2 2 1 3 10
455 Telecommunications 1 3 5 1 0 10
206 Special Receptacle or Package 2 5 1 0 1 9
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 3 3 3 0 9
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 1 1 1 2 4 9
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 1 4 2 1 1 9
084 Music 2 2 3 1 0 8
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 0 2 1 3 2 8
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 2 2 2 0 2 8
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 1 2 3 0 2 8
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 3 1 0 3 1 8
042 Firearms 0 3 1 2 1 7
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 3 1 1 2 7
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 3 3 0 1 0 7
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems) 1 0 1 4 1 7
726 Information Security 5 0 1 1 0 7
005 Beds 1 0 0 1 4 6
033 Geometrical Instruments 2 2 1 0 1 6
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 1 1 1 2 1 6
114 Ships 1 2 0 1 2 6
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 1 2 1 2 0 6
348 Television 2 2 0 1 1 6
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 2 3 0 1 6
002 Apparel 0 0 1 2 2 5
029 Metal Working 0 1 1 1 2 5
037 Excavating 0 3 0 1 1 5
060 Power Plants 1 2 0 1 1 5
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 0 0 1 4 5
219 Electric Heating 0 1 1 2 1 5
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 1 0 4 5
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 1 0 2 2 0 5
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 0 1 2 2 5
362 Illumination 0 1 1 1 2 5
414 Material or Article Handling 0 3 1 1 0 5
427 Coating Processes 0 2 1 2 0 5
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 3 0 1 0 1 5
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 0 2 0 2 4
118 Coating Apparatus 1 0 0 0 3 4
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 0 2 1 1 4
280 Land Vehicles 1 1 1 1 0 4
326 Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry 1 1 0 0 2 4
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 0 0 3 0 1 4
370 Multiplex Communications 1 0 0 2 1 4
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 1 1 2 0 4
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 0 1 1 2 4
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 1 0 0 0 3 4
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 3 4
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 1 0 0 1 2 4
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 2 0 0 1 0 3
030 Cutlery 0 1 2 0 0 3
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 0 0 3 3
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 1 0 1 1 0 3
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 1 0 2 0 3
139 Textiles: Weaving 0 1 1 1 0 3
164 Metal Founding 0 2 0 0 1 3
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 2 1 0 3
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 1 0 2 0 0 3
331 Oscillators 1 0 1 0 1 3
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 1 2 0 0 0 3
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 1 2 0 0 3
398 Optical Communications 0 1 1 1 0 3
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 0 2 1 3
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 1 1 0 0 1 3
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 1 1 1 3
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 1 0 2 3
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 1 0 1 1 0 3
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 0 0 0 0 3 3
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 1 1 0 1 0 3
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 1 1 0 1 3
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 2 1 0 0 0 3
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 1 1 0 0 1 3
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 1 0 0 1 0 2
081 Tools 1 0 0 1 0 2
082 Turning (e.g., for metal working) 1 0 1 0 0 2
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 1 1 2
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 1 1 2
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 1 1 0 0 0 2
165 Heat Exchange 0 1 0 0 1 2
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 0 0 1 1 0 2
220 Receptacles 1 0 1 0 0 2
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 1 0 0 1 2
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 1 0 0 1 2
270 Sheet-Material Associating 0 0 0 0 2 2
271 Sheet Feeding or Delivering 1 0 1 0 0 2
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 2 0 2
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 1 1 0 0 2
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 0 1 1 2
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 2 0 0 0 2
379 Telephonic Communications 0 1 1 0 0 2
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 1 0 1 2
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 1 1 2
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 0 2 0 2
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 1 0 0 1 2
439 Electrical Connectors 1 1 0 0 0 2
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 1 0 1 2
472 Amusement Devices 0 0 1 1 0 2
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 2 0 0 0 2
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 1 1 0 2
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 1 0 0 1 2
718 Virtual Machine Task or Process Management or Task Management/Control (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 1 0 1 0 2
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 0 0 1 0 0 1
028 Textiles: Manufacturing 1 0 0 0 0 1
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 1 0 0 0 1
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 0 1 0 1
053 Package Making 0 1 0 0 0 1
054 Harness for Working Animal 0 1 0 0 0 1
062 Refrigeration 0 0 0 1 0 1
071 Chemistry: Fertilizers 0 0 0 0 1 1
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 1 0 0 1
083 Cutting 0 0 0 1 0 1
087 Textiles: Braiding, Netting, and Lace Making 0 0 1 0 0 1
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 1
100 Presses 0 1 0 0 0 1
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 0 0 1 1
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 1 0 0 0 1
144 Woodworking 0 0 0 1 0 1
148 Metal Treatment 0 1 0 0 0 1
150 Purses, Wallets, and Protective Covers 1 0 0 0 0 1
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 0 1 0 0 0 1
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 1 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 0 1 1
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 0 0 1 0 1
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 0 1 1
215 Bottles and Jars 0 0 0 1 0 1
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 1 0 1
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 0 1 0 0 1
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 0 1 0 0 0 1
249 Static Molds 0 0 1 0 0 1
252 Compositions 0 0 0 0 1 1
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 1 0 0 0 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 1 0 0 0 0 1
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 1 1
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 0 0 0 0 1 1
330 Amplifiers 0 0 0 1 0 1
338 Electrical Resistors 0 0 0 1 0 1
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 0 0 0 0 1 1
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 0 1 0 0 1
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 1 0 0 0 0 1
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 0 1 0 1
380 Cryptography 1 0 0 0 0 1
402 Binder Device Releasably Engaging Aperture or Notch of Sheet 0 0 0 1 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 1 0 0 0 1
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 1 0 0 1
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 1 0 0 0 0 1
451 Abrading 0 0 1 0 0 1
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 1 0 1
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 0 0 1 0 0 1
506 Combinatorial Chemistry Technology: Method, Library, Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 1
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 0 0 0 0 1 1
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 1 0 0 0 1
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 1
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 1 0 0 0 0 1
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 0 1
716 Computer-Aided Design and Analysis of Circuits and Semiconductor Masks 0 0 0 0 1 1
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 0 1
720 Dynamic Optical Information Storage or Retrieval 0 1 0 0 0 1
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 0 1 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 118 211 183 211 234 957



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