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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

MISSOURI

( 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
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 31 35 27 48 73 214
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 11 20 39 61 83 214
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 28 46 37 30 44 185
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 22 30 25 35 36 148
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 20 33 38 21 31 143
370 Multiplex Communications 17 20 31 26 21 115
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 5 26 21 17 32 101
455 Telecommunications 7 14 19 25 23 88
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 10 20 16 19 21 86
382 Image Analysis 7 16 14 21 16 74
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 13 16 10 16 16 71
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 12 21 9 17 11 70
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 5 16 22 11 16 70
073 Measuring and Testing 16 9 10 12 15 62
340 Communications: Electrical 13 7 7 15 20 62
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 5 16 11 18 12 62
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 9 14 15 12 11 61
606 Surgery (instruments) 4 8 9 22 14 57
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 10 9 10 14 13 56
029 Metal Working 11 10 12 12 8 53
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 8 7 12 9 15 51
379 Telephonic Communications 7 7 17 11 9 51
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 8 8 8 12 14 50
062 Refrigeration 8 18 6 10 7 49
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 5 16 5 11 8 45
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 13 10 6 7 7 43
137 Fluid Handling 12 4 6 8 10 40
005 Beds 7 6 5 6 15 39
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 1 6 3 11 15 36
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 5 16 5 4 5 35
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 10 6 7 7 4 34
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 5 11 8 4 6 34
439 Electrical Connectors 9 11 6 1 5 32
033 Geometrical Instruments 7 8 5 5 6 31
362 Illumination 4 7 6 4 10 31
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 4 3 5 6 12 30
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 5 6 2 4 13 30
348 Television 5 2 4 9 9 29
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 8 5 6 5 5 29
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 2 3 3 15 6 29
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 2 8 4 6 8 28
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 3 7 5 8 5 28
280 Land Vehicles 5 10 3 5 5 28
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 4 10 8 5 0 27
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 10 5 3 4 5 27
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 3 3 7 5 9 27
482 Exercise Devices 5 4 9 3 6 27
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 2 6 3 7 9 27
042 Firearms 0 3 6 5 12 26
119 Animal Husbandry 3 5 4 8 6 26
219 Electric Heating 6 4 4 4 8 26
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 3 2 6 7 7 25
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 6 10 1 5 3 25
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 4 5 7 4 5 25
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 3 7 4 5 5 24
220 Receptacles 4 6 3 5 5 23
047 Plant Husbandry 4 8 3 2 5 22
417 Pumps 5 0 4 7 6 22
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 4 5 4 2 7 22
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 3 5 5 2 6 21
206 Special Receptacle or Package 4 3 0 5 9 21
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 6 3 2 6 4 21
427 Coating Processes 6 6 2 1 6 21
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 2 2 6 5 6 21
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 3 6 5 3 4 21
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 4 5 2 5 5 21
726 Information Security 3 1 2 7 8 21
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 6 3 4 4 3 20
451 Abrading 3 3 5 5 4 20
055 Gas Separation 5 2 3 7 2 19
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 8 5 2 1 3 19
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 2 6 5 3 3 19
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 3 5 1 5 4 18
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 4 4 5 2 3 18
297 Chairs and Seats 1 6 5 1 5 18
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 3 4 7 2 2 18
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 2 1 2 7 6 18
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 2 0 2 8 5 17
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 2 4 5 4 2 17
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 0 2 3 3 9 17
002 Apparel 3 3 4 3 3 16
246 Railway Switches and Signals 3 8 0 2 3 16
250 Radiant Energy 3 3 3 2 5 16
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 2 0 5 3 6 16
434 Education and Demonstration 2 3 1 4 6 16
072 Metal Deforming 2 1 3 6 3 15
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 4 8 1 1 1 15
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 6 3 0 4 2 15
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 2 2 5 1 5 15
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 3 4 3 1 3 14
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 2 3 3 4 2 14
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 1 3 6 4 14
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 2 5 1 3 2 13
089 Ordnance 2 4 2 2 3 13
211 Supports: Racks 1 4 4 4 0 13
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 4 2 0 1 6 13
452 Butchering 3 4 2 4 0 13
114 Ships 2 1 3 3 3 12
403 Joints and Connections 3 4 2 0 3 12
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 3 0 4 4 1 12
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 3 3 1 1 4 12
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 2 2 1 1 5 11
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 1 2 4 3 1 11
165 Heat Exchange 1 1 3 4 2 11
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 4 1 3 3 11
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 1 5 2 1 2 11
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 2 2 3 1 3 11
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 3 0 3 5 11
414 Material or Article Handling 1 1 2 6 1 11
056 Harvesters 4 1 1 4 0 10
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 1 1 2 2 4 10
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 5 0 1 3 1 10
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 1 6 1 2 10
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 1 3 1 1 4 10
398 Optical Communications 0 7 0 1 2 10
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 2 4 0 2 2 10
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 2 2 5 0 1 10
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 2 2 1 4 9
060 Power Plants 1 3 0 3 2 9
095 Gas Separation: Processes 2 1 2 3 1 9
117 Single-Crystal, Oriented-Crystal, and Epitaxy Growth Processes; Non-Coating Apparatus Therefor 1 0 1 3 4 9
149 Explosive and Thermic Compositions or Charges 0 1 3 1 4 9
221 Article Dispensing 3 1 1 1 3 9
273 Amusement Devices: Games 2 1 3 2 1 9
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 1 1 4 1 2 9
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 1 3 1 1 3 9
433 Dentistry 0 2 1 2 4 9
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems) 2 1 3 3 0 9
030 Cutlery 2 2 1 3 0 8
084 Music 2 1 1 2 2 8
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 1 1 2 2 2 8
180 Motor Vehicles 2 0 0 2 4 8
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 2 0 1 3 2 8
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 1 4 2 1 0 8
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 1 3 3 0 1 8
454 Ventilation 2 1 1 2 2 8
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 1 0 2 1 3 7
104 Railways 1 3 1 1 1 7
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 2 3 0 1 1 7
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 1 2 3 1 7
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 1 4 2 0 7
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 1 0 4 2 0 7
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 2 2 2 1 7
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 1 2 1 3 7
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 1 1 0 1 4 7
385 Optical Waveguides 1 4 2 0 0 7
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 2 1 3 1 0 7
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 1 1 1 3 1 7
053 Package Making 2 1 2 0 1 6
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 0 2 1 2 1 6
105 Railway Rolling Stock 0 0 1 0 5 6
122 Liquid Heaters and Vaporizers 1 1 1 1 2 6
188 Brakes 1 1 1 1 2 6
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 3 0 2 0 1 6
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 0 4 1 1 6
269 Work Holders 0 1 0 2 3 6
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 1 1 1 2 1 6
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 0 3 1 1 1 6
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 2 3 0 1 0 6
016 Miscellaneous Hardware (e.g., Bushing, Carpet Fastener, Caster, Door Closer, Panel Hanger, Attachable or Adjunct Handle, Hinge, Window Sash Balance, Etc.) 0 2 0 2 1 5
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 3 0 2 5
157 Wheelwright Machines 1 0 0 1 3 5
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 1 0 0 1 3 5
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 1 1 2 1 0 5
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 1 2 1 0 1 5
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 0 1 0 4 0 5
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 2 0 0 1 2 5
431 Combustion 2 1 1 1 0 5
501 Compositions: Ceramic 0 2 1 2 0 5
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 1 0 3 1 5
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 0 0 2 1 2 5
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 1 1 0 2 5
719 Interprogram Communication or Interprocess Communication (Ipc) (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 2 1 2 0 5
048 Gas: Heating and Illuminating 0 1 2 0 1 4
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 1 2 0 1 4
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 0 0 2 2 0 4
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 2 0 1 1 4
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 2 1 1 0 4
164 Metal Founding 1 1 0 2 0 4
172 Earth Working 1 0 0 0 3 4
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 1 2 1 0 4
252 Compositions 2 0 1 1 0 4
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 1 1 0 2 4
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 1 1 0 2 0 4
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 0 2 0 1 1 4
406 Conveyors: Fluid Current 1 1 2 0 0 4
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 2 2 0 0 0 4
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 0 2 0 1 1 4
712 Processing Architectures and Instruction Processing, e.g., Processors (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 1 1 1 0 4
718 Virtual Machine Task or Process Management or Task Management/Control (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 0 0 0 3 4
082 Turning (e.g., for metal working) 1 2 0 0 0 3
100 Presses 0 0 1 0 2 3
118 Coating Apparatus 0 1 0 1 1 3
125 Stone Working 0 1 2 0 0 3
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 1 1 0 0 1 3
148 Metal Treatment 0 0 0 2 1 3
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 0 1 1 1 0 3
181 Acoustics 1 1 1 0 0 3
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 0 1 1 1 0 3
193 Conveyors, Chutes, Skids, Guides, and Ways 0 1 1 0 1 3
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 1 0 1 1 3
215 Bottles and Jars 0 1 1 1 0 3
217 Wooden Receptacles 0 2 0 1 0 3
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 3 0 3
249 Static Molds 0 0 2 1 0 3
256 Fences 1 0 1 0 1 3
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 0 1 0 2 3
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 0 2 0 0 1 3
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 1 0 0 0 2 3
336 Inductor Devices 0 1 0 1 1 3
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 2 0 1 0 3
372 Coherent Light Generators 1 2 0 0 0 3
383 Flexible Bags 0 0 1 1 1 3
402 Binder Device Releasably Engaging Aperture or Notch of Sheet 2 0 0 0 1 3
409 Gear Cutting, Milling, or Planing 1 0 0 0 2 3
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 1 1 1 0 3
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 0 1 1 1 0 3
464 Rotary Shafts, Gudgeons, Housings, and Flexible Couplings for Rotary Shafts 0 0 0 1 2 3
518 Chemistry: Fischer-Tropsch Processes; or Purification or Recovery of Products Thereof 0 0 0 0 3 3
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 1 0 1 0 1 3
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 0 0 0 1 1 2
014 Bridges 0 1 0 0 1 2
037 Excavating 0 1 0 0 1 2
057 Textiles: Spinning, Twisting, and Twining 0 0 0 1 1 2
065 Glass Manufacturing 0 1 0 1 0 2
068 Textiles: Fluid Treating Apparatus 0 1 1 0 0 2
081 Tools 0 0 1 1 0 2
083 Cutting 0 0 0 1 1 2
109 Safes, Bank Protection, or a Related Device 1 0 0 0 1 2
110 Furnaces 0 1 0 0 1 2
112 Sewing 0 1 0 0 1 2
132 Toilet 1 1 0 0 0 2
152 Resilient Tires and Wheels 0 1 0 1 0 2
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 0 1 0 1 0 2
169 Fire Extinguishers 1 0 0 0 1 2
190 Trunks and Hand-Carried Luggage 0 1 1 0 0 2
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 1 0 1 2
202 Distillation: Apparatus 0 0 1 0 1 2
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 0 0 0 1 1 2
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 1 1 0 0 0 2
270 Sheet-Material Associating 0 1 0 1 0 2
271 Sheet Feeding or Delivering 0 0 0 1 1 2
283 Printed Matter 0 1 1 0 0 2
292 Closure Fasteners 0 1 0 0 1 2
298 Land Vehicles: Dumping 0 0 1 0 1 2
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 2 0 0 0 2
337 Electricity: Electrothermally or Thermally Actuated Switches 0 0 0 1 1 2
338 Electrical Resistors 0 0 0 1 1 2
380 Cryptography 0 0 1 0 1 2
386 Motion Video Signal Processing for Recording or Reproducing 1 1 0 0 0 2
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 0 1 1 0 2
412 Bookbinding: Process and Apparatus 0 0 1 0 1 2
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 1 0 1 2
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 2 0 0 0 0 2
506 Combinatorial Chemistry Technology: Method, Library, Apparatus 0 0 1 0 1 2
507 Earth Boring, Well Treating, and Oil Field Chemistry 2 0 0 0 0 2
508 Solid Anti-Friction Devices, Materials Therefor, Lubricant or Separant Compositions for Moving Solid Surfaces, and Miscellaneous Mineral Oil Compositions 1 0 1 0 0 2
716 Computer-Aided Design and Analysis of Circuits and Semiconductor Masks 0 1 0 1 0 2
007 Compound Hand Tools 1 0 0 0 0 1
023 Chemistry: Physical Processes 0 1 0 0 0 1
027 Undertaking 0 0 1 0 0 1
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 1 1
038 Textiles: Ironing or Smoothing 0 0 0 1 0 1
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 0 0 1 0 1
066 Textiles: Knitting 0 0 0 0 1 1
070 Locks 0 0 0 1 0 1
076 Metal Tools and Implements, Making 0 0 0 0 1 1
086 Ammunition and Explosive-Charge Making 0 0 0 0 1 1
101 Printing 1 0 0 0 0 1
111 Planting 0 1 0 0 0 1
127 Sugar, Starch, and Carbohydrates 0 0 0 0 1 1
144 Woodworking 0 1 0 0 0 1
147 Coopering 0 1 0 0 0 1
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 0 0 0 1 1
177 Weighing Scales 1 0 0 0 0 1
187 Elevator, Industrial Lift Truck, or Stationary Lift for Vehicle 0 0 0 0 1 1
194 Check-Actuated Control Mechanisms 0 1 0 0 0 1
196 Mineral Oils: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 1
201 Distillation: Processes, Thermolytic 0 0 0 0 1 1
267 Spring Devices 1 0 0 0 0 1
281 Books, Strips, and Leaves 0 1 0 0 0 1
289 Knots and Knot Tying 0 0 0 0 1 1
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 0 1 0 0 0 1
305 Wheel Substitutes for Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 1 1
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 0 0 0 1 0 1
326 Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry 0 0 0 0 1 1
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 0 0 0 0 1 1
330 Amplifiers 0 0 0 0 1 1
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 0 0 0 0 1 1
349 Liquid Crystal Cells, Elements and Systems 0 0 0 0 1 1
353 Optics: Image Projectors 0 0 1 0 0 1
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 0 0 0 0 1 1
360 Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval 1 0 0 0 0 1
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 1 0 0 0 0 1
369 Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 1 0 0 0 1
376 Induced Nuclear Reactions: Processes, Systems, and Elements 0 0 0 1 0 1
396 Photography 1 0 0 0 0 1
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 0 0 1 0 1
419 Powder Metallurgy Processes 0 1 0 0 0 1
420 Alloys or Metallic Compositions 1 0 0 0 0 1
453 Coin Handling 0 1 0 0 0 1
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 1 1
472 Amusement Devices 0 0 0 0 1 1
476 Friction 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 0 0 1 1
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 0 0 0 1 0 1
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 0 0 1 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 708 975 878 1015 1184 4760



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