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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

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 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 20 19 15 10 12 76
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 16 10 12 10 5 53
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 14 13 10 8 4 49
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 9 4 7 9 15 44
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 5 5 9 12 8 39
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 4 6 4 5 6 25
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 2 1 4 6 10 23
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 4 1 5 9 4 23
382 Image Analysis 0 1 13 5 4 23
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 6 1 4 8 3 22
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 6 2 1 6 6 21
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 2 3 7 4 5 21
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 3 2 6 5 5 21
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 4 4 1 6 0 15
073 Measuring and Testing 3 4 1 4 1 13
089 Ordnance 1 2 5 3 2 13
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 4 1 4 2 2 13
119 Animal Husbandry 0 3 4 1 4 12
340 Communications: Electrical 0 1 3 5 2 11
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 2 5 0 3 1 11
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 4 2 1 1 3 11
002 Apparel 0 1 2 2 5 10
005 Beds 0 0 1 4 5 10
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 2 1 3 2 2 10
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 2 3 0 2 3 10
606 Surgery (instruments) 2 3 0 1 4 10
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems) 0 1 4 1 4 10
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 3 3 3 0 0 9
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 2 5 0 2 0 9
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 2 2 0 2 3 9
455 Telecommunications 3 5 1 0 0 9
042 Firearms 3 1 2 1 1 8
224 Package and Article Carriers 3 1 1 2 1 8
250 Radiant Energy 2 2 1 3 0 8
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 1 1 2 4 0 8
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 1 2 0 0 5 8
427 Coating Processes 2 1 2 0 3 8
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 1 3 4 8
084 Music 2 3 1 0 1 7
206 Special Receptacle or Package 5 1 0 1 0 7
219 Electric Heating 1 1 2 1 2 7
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 2 1 1 3 7
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 1 2 2 2 7
060 Power Plants 2 0 1 1 2 6
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 0 1 4 1 6
114 Ships 2 0 1 2 1 6
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 1 0 4 1 6
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 2 2 0 2 6
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 3 0 1 0 2 6
414 Material or Article Handling 3 1 1 0 1 6
029 Metal Working 1 1 1 2 0 5
033 Geometrical Instruments 2 1 0 1 1 5
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 2 0 2 1 5
037 Excavating 3 0 1 1 0 5
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 1 1 2 1 0 5
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 2 1 2 0 0 5
348 Television 2 0 1 1 1 5
362 Illumination 1 1 1 2 0 5
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 1 0 3 1 0 5
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 1 0 0 1 2 4
280 Land Vehicles 1 1 1 0 1 4
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 2 0 0 2 4
326 Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry 1 0 0 2 1 4
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 0 3 0 1 0 4
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 1 1 2 0 0 4
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 1 0 1 0 2 4
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 1 1 0 1 1 4
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 1 1 2 0 4
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 1 0 0 1 2 4
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 0 1 0 3 4
030 Cutlery 1 2 0 0 0 3
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 0 3 0 3
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 0 3 0 3
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 1 0 2 0 0 3
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 1 1 1 3
139 Textiles: Weaving 1 1 1 0 0 3
164 Metal Founding 2 0 0 1 0 3
165 Heat Exchange 1 0 0 1 1 3
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 1 0 0 1 1 3
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 2 1 0 0 3
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 1 1 0 0 1 3
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 1 1 1 3
331 Oscillators 0 1 0 1 1 3
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 2 0 0 0 1 3
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 2 1 0 3
398 Optical Communications 1 1 1 0 0 3
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 2 0 1 3
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 2 1 0 3
434 Education and Demonstration 0 1 1 1 0 3
439 Electrical Connectors 1 0 0 0 2 3
440 Marine Propulsion 0 1 0 2 0 3
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 1 1 0 1 3
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 0 0 0 3 0 3
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 1 1 0 1 3
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 3 0 3
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 1 0 1 1 3
726 Information Security 0 1 1 0 1 3
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 0 1 2 0 3
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 0 0 1 1 2
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 1 1 0 0 2
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 0 1 1 2
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 1 1 0 2
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 1 0 0 0 1 2
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 1 1 2
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 0 1 1 0 0 2
270 Sheet-Material Associating 0 0 0 2 0 2
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 2 0 0 2
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 0 0 0 1 1 2
330 Amplifiers 0 0 1 0 1 2
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 2 0 0 0 0 2
379 Telephonic Communications 1 1 0 0 0 2
385 Optical Waveguides 0 1 0 1 0 2
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 1 1 0 2
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 1 0 0 1 2
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 1 0 0 1 0 2
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 1 0 0 1 0 2
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 1 0 1 0 2
472 Amusement Devices 0 1 1 0 0 2
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 2 0 0 0 0 2
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 1 0 0 0 1 2
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 1 2
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 0 0 1 0 2
716 Computer-Aided Design and Analysis of Circuits and Semiconductor Masks 0 0 0 1 1 2
718 Virtual Machine Task or Process Management or Task Management/Control (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 0 1 0 0 2
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 0 1 0 0 0 1
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 1 0 0 1
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 1 0 0 0 0 1
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 0 0 0 1 1
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 0 1 1
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 1 0 0 1
053 Package Making 1 0 0 0 0 1
054 Harness for Working Animal 1 0 0 0 0 1
062 Refrigeration 0 0 1 0 0 1
071 Chemistry: Fertilizers 0 0 0 1 0 1
072 Metal Deforming 0 1 0 0 0 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 1 0 0 1
081 Tools 0 0 1 0 0 1
082 Turning (e.g., for metal working) 0 1 0 0 0 1
083 Cutting 0 0 1 0 0 1
087 Textiles: Braiding, Netting, and Lace Making 0 1 0 0 0 1
100 Presses 1 0 0 0 0 1
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 1 0 0 0 0 1
144 Woodworking 0 0 1 0 0 1
148 Metal Treatment 1 0 0 0 0 1
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 1 0 0 0 0 1
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 1 0 1
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 0 1 0 0 1
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 1 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 1 1
215 Bottles and Jars 0 0 1 0 0 1
220 Receptacles 0 1 0 0 0 1
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 1 0 0 1
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 1 0 0 0 1
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 1 0 0 0 0 1
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 0 0 1 1
249 Static Molds 0 1 0 0 0 1
252 Compositions 0 0 0 1 0 1
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 1
271 Sheet Feeding or Delivering 0 1 0 0 0 1
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 1 0 0 0 0 1
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 1 0 1
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 0 0 0 1 1
338 Electrical Resistors 0 0 1 0 0 1
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 0 0 0 1 0 1
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 1 0 0 0 1
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 1 0 0 1
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 1 1
402 Binder Device Releasably Engaging Aperture or Notch of Sheet 0 0 1 0 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 1 0 0 0 0 1
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 0 0 0 1 1
451 Abrading 0 1 0 0 0 1
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 1 0 0 1
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 0 1 0 0 0 1
506 Combinatorial Chemistry Technology: Method, Library, Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 1
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 0 0 0 1 0 1
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 0 1 1
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 1
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 0 0 0 0 1 1
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 0 0 0 0 1
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 0 1 0 0 1
720 Dynamic Optical Information Storage or Retrieval 1 0 0 0 0 1
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 1 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 211 183 211 234 212 1051



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