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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

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 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 20 39 61 83 70 273
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 35 27 48 73 71 254
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 46 37 30 44 78 235
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 30 25 35 36 28 154
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 33 38 21 31 19 142
370 Multiplex Communications 20 31 26 21 23 121
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 26 21 17 32 23 119
455 Telecommunications 14 19 25 23 26 107
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 20 16 19 21 22 98
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 16 10 16 16 22 80
382 Image Analysis 16 14 21 16 8 75
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 16 22 11 16 9 74
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 16 11 18 12 16 73
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 21 9 17 11 14 72
073 Measuring and Testing 9 10 12 15 21 67
340 Communications: Electrical 7 7 15 20 18 67
606 Surgery (instruments) 8 9 22 14 13 66
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 14 15 12 11 10 62
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 9 10 14 13 14 60
379 Telephonic Communications 7 17 11 9 13 57
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 7 12 9 15 11 54
062 Refrigeration 18 6 10 7 12 53
029 Metal Working 10 12 12 8 10 52
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 6 3 11 15 17 52
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 16 5 11 8 9 49
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 8 8 12 14 6 48
005 Beds 6 5 6 15 13 45
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 6 2 4 13 15 40
137 Fluid Handling 4 6 8 10 11 39
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 8 4 6 8 13 39
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 10 6 7 7 9 39
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 2 6 7 7 14 36
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 16 5 4 5 6 36
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 11 8 4 6 7 36
042 Firearms 3 6 5 12 9 35
362 Illumination 7 6 4 10 8 35
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 5 7 4 5 12 33
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 3 3 15 6 6 33
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 3 5 6 12 6 32
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 6 7 7 4 8 32
119 Animal Husbandry 5 4 8 6 8 31
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 7 5 8 5 6 31
348 Television 2 4 9 9 7 31
280 Land Vehicles 10 3 5 5 7 30
439 Electrical Connectors 11 6 1 5 7 30
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 6 3 7 9 5 30
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 3 7 5 9 5 29
726 Information Security 1 2 7 8 11 29
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 10 8 5 0 5 28
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 5 6 5 5 7 28
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 2 6 5 6 9 28
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 5 4 2 7 10 28
033 Geometrical Instruments 8 5 5 6 3 27
219 Electric Heating 4 4 4 8 7 27
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 6 5 3 4 9 27
482 Exercise Devices 4 9 3 6 5 27
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 5 5 2 6 7 25
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 1 2 7 6 9 25
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 5 2 5 5 7 24
206 Special Receptacle or Package 3 0 5 9 6 23
220 Receptacles 6 3 5 5 4 23
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 3 2 6 4 8 23
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 4 5 2 3 8 22
250 Radiant Energy 3 3 2 5 9 22
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 10 1 5 3 3 22
434 Education and Demonstration 3 1 4 6 8 22
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 7 4 5 5 1 22
297 Chairs and Seats 6 5 1 5 4 21
417 Pumps 0 4 7 6 3 20
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 2 3 3 9 3 20
047 Plant Husbandry 8 3 2 5 1 19
427 Coating Processes 6 2 1 6 4 19
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 3 3 4 2 7 19
055 Gas Separation 2 3 7 2 4 18
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 3 4 4 3 4 18
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 5 3 4 5 1 18
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 4 0 2 2 10 18
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 6 5 3 3 1 18
451 Abrading 3 5 5 4 1 18
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 2 5 1 5 5 18
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 5 1 5 4 2 17
089 Ordnance 4 2 2 3 6 17
211 Supports: Racks 4 4 4 0 5 17
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 2 8 5 2 17
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 2 0 1 6 8 17
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 3 0 3 5 6 17
002 Apparel 3 4 3 3 3 16
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 0 5 3 6 2 16
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 3 1 1 4 7 16
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 1 3 6 4 2 16
072 Metal Deforming 1 3 6 3 2 15
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 4 5 4 2 0 15
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 4 7 2 2 0 15
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 2 5 0 1 7 15
246 Railway Switches and Signals 8 0 2 3 1 14
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 4 1 3 3 3 14
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 2 3 1 3 5 14
414 Material or Article Handling 1 2 6 1 4 14
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 5 2 1 3 2 13
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 2 4 7 13
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 8 1 1 1 2 13
433 Dentistry 2 1 2 4 4 13
452 Butchering 4 2 4 0 3 13
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 2 2 1 4 3 12
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 5 1 3 2 1 12
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 1 2 2 4 3 12
114 Ships 1 3 3 3 2 12
117 Single-Crystal, Oriented-Crystal, and Epitaxy Growth Processes; Non-Coating Apparatus Therefor 0 1 3 4 4 12
165 Heat Exchange 1 3 4 2 2 12
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 3 3 0 1 5 12
403 Joints and Connections 4 2 0 3 3 12
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 2 4 3 1 1 11
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 4 3 1 3 0 11
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 3 0 4 2 2 11
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 1 6 1 2 1 11
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 3 1 1 4 2 11
398 Optical Communications 7 0 1 2 1 11
060 Power Plants 3 0 3 2 2 10
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 2 1 1 5 1 10
104 Railways 3 1 1 1 4 10
149 Explosive and Thermic Compositions or Charges 1 3 1 4 1 10
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 1 2 3 1 3 10
273 Amusement Devices: Games 1 3 2 1 3 10
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 2 2 2 1 3 10
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 5 2 1 2 0 10
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 1 2 1 3 3 10
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 1 4 1 2 2 10
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 3 1 1 3 2 10
084 Music 1 1 2 2 3 9
157 Wheelwright Machines 0 0 1 3 5 9
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 1 4 2 0 2 9
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 1 0 1 4 3 9
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 1 1 2 1 4 9
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 4 4 1 0 9
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 0 2 1 2 4 9
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 1 1 3 1 3 9
030 Cutlery 2 1 3 0 2 8
056 Harvesters 1 1 4 0 2 8
095 Gas Separation: Processes 1 2 3 1 1 8
105 Railway Rolling Stock 0 1 0 5 2 8
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 4 2 1 0 1 8
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 1 3 1 3 8
269 Work Holders 1 0 2 3 2 8
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 1 0 4 0 3 8
454 Ventilation 1 1 2 2 2 8
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems) 1 3 3 0 1 8
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 2 1 3 1 7
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 3 0 2 2 7
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 3 0 1 1 2 7
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 1 2 2 2 0 7
188 Brakes 1 1 1 2 2 7
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 1 3 2 1 7
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 1 2 1 0 3 7
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 1 2 1 0 3 7
385 Optical Waveguides 4 2 0 0 1 7
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 3 1 1 1 1 7
719 Interprogram Communication or Interprocess Communication (Ipc) (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 2 1 2 0 2 7
016 Miscellaneous Hardware (e.g., Bushing, Carpet Fastener, Caster, Door Closer, Panel Hanger, Attachable or Adjunct Handle, Hinge, Window Sash Balance, Etc.) 2 0 2 1 1 6
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 2 1 2 1 0 6
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 0 0 1 3 2 6
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 4 1 1 0 6
221 Article Dispensing 1 1 1 3 0 6
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 3 0 3 6
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 4 2 0 0 6
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 1 1 0 2 2 6
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 2 1 0 1 2 6
380 Cryptography 0 1 0 1 4 6
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 1 3 1 0 1 6
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 1 0 3 1 1 6
718 Virtual Machine Task or Process Management or Task Management/Control (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 3 3 6
049 Movable or Removable Closures 1 2 0 1 1 5
118 Coating Apparatus 1 0 1 1 2 5
122 Liquid Heaters and Vaporizers 1 1 1 2 0 5
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 2 1 1 0 1 5
501 Compositions: Ceramic 2 1 2 0 0 5
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 2 0 1 1 1 5
506 Combinatorial Chemistry Technology: Method, Library, Apparatus 0 1 0 1 3 5
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 3 0 1 0 1 5
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 0 0 1 3 4
048 Gas: Heating and Illuminating 1 2 0 1 0 4
053 Package Making 1 2 0 1 0 4
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 0 2 2 0 0 4
081 Tools 0 1 1 0 2 4
100 Presses 0 1 0 2 1 4
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 2 0 1 1 0 4
127 Sugar, Starch, and Carbohydrates 0 0 0 1 3 4
148 Metal Treatment 0 0 2 1 1 4
169 Fire Extinguishers 0 0 0 1 3 4
181 Acoustics 1 1 0 0 2 4
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 2 0 1 1 4
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 1 0 1 1 1 4
215 Bottles and Jars 1 1 1 0 1 4
249 Static Molds 0 2 1 0 1 4
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 2 0 1 1 0 4
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 1 2 1 4
383 Flexible Bags 0 1 1 1 1 4
406 Conveyors: Fluid Current 1 2 0 0 1 4
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 1 1 1 0 1 4
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 1 1 1 0 1 4
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 1 3 4
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 1 0 2 0 4
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 0 0 1 1 1 3
065 Glass Manufacturing 1 0 1 0 1 3
083 Cutting 0 0 1 1 1 3
101 Printing 0 0 0 0 3 3
110 Furnaces 1 0 0 1 1 3
112 Sewing 1 0 0 1 1 3
125 Stone Working 1 2 0 0 0 3
152 Resilient Tires and Wheels 1 0 1 0 1 3
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 0 0 1 2 3
164 Metal Founding 1 0 2 0 0 3
172 Earth Working 0 0 0 3 0 3
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 1 1 1 0 0 3
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 1 1 1 0 0 3
193 Conveyors, Chutes, Skids, Guides, and Ways 1 1 0 1 0 3
194 Check-Actuated Control Mechanisms 1 0 0 0 2 3
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 1 0 1 1 3
217 Wooden Receptacles 2 0 1 0 0 3
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 1 0 0 0 2 3
267 Spring Devices 0 0 0 0 3 3
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 1 0 2 0 3
283 Printed Matter 1 1 0 0 1 3
292 Closure Fasteners 1 0 0 1 1 3
298 Land Vehicles: Dumping 0 1 0 1 1 3
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 2 0 0 1 0 3
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 0 0 0 1 2 3
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 1 0 2 0 0 3
336 Inductor Devices 1 0 1 1 0 3
337 Electricity: Electrothermally or Thermally Actuated Switches 0 0 1 1 1 3
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 2 0 1 0 0 3
376 Induced Nuclear Reactions: Processes, Systems, and Elements 0 0 1 0 2 3
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 1 1 0 1 3
409 Gear Cutting, Milling, or Planing 0 0 0 2 1 3
431 Combustion 1 1 1 0 0 3
440 Marine Propulsion 0 1 0 1 1 3
464 Rotary Shafts, Gudgeons, Housings, and Flexible Couplings for Rotary Shafts 0 0 1 2 0 3
518 Chemistry: Fischer-Tropsch Processes; or Purification or Recovery of Products Thereof 0 0 0 3 0 3
712 Processing Architectures and Instruction Processing, e.g., Processors (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 1 1 0 0 3
014 Bridges 1 0 0 1 0 2
037 Excavating 1 0 0 1 0 2
057 Textiles: Spinning, Twisting, and Twining 0 0 1 1 0 2
068 Textiles: Fluid Treating Apparatus 1 1 0 0 0 2
082 Turning (e.g., for metal working) 2 0 0 0 0 2
086 Ammunition and Explosive-Charge Making 0 0 0 1 1 2
109 Safes, Bank Protection, or a Related Device 0 0 0 1 1 2
111 Planting 1 0 0 0 1 2
132 Toilet 1 0 0 0 1 2
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 1 0 0 1 0 2
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 1 0 1 0 0 2
184 Lubrication 0 0 0 0 2 2
190 Trunks and Hand-Carried Luggage 1 1 0 0 0 2
202 Distillation: Apparatus 0 1 0 1 0 2
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 0 0 1 1 0 2
252 Compositions 0 1 1 0 0 2
256 Fences 0 1 0 1 0 2
270 Sheet-Material Associating 1 0 1 0 0 2
271 Sheet Feeding or Delivering 0 0 1 1 0 2
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 2 0 0 0 0 2
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 0 0 0 2 0 2
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 0 0 0 1 1 2
338 Electrical Resistors 0 0 1 1 0 2
353 Optics: Image Projectors 0 1 0 0 1 2
372 Coherent Light Generators 2 0 0 0 0 2
386 Motion Video Signal Processing for Recording or Reproducing 1 0 0 0 1 2
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 2 0 0 0 0 2
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 0 0 0 0 2 2
412 Bookbinding: Process and Apparatus 0 1 0 1 0 2
418 Rotary Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 0 0 2 2
453 Coin Handling 1 0 0 0 1 2
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 0 0 1 0 1 2
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 1 0 1 0 2
716 Computer-Aided Design and Analysis of Circuits and Semiconductor Masks 1 0 1 0 0 2
023 Chemistry: Physical Processes 1 0 0 0 0 1
027 Undertaking 0 1 0 0 0 1
038 Textiles: Ironing or Smoothing 0 0 1 0 0 1
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 0 1 0 0 1
066 Textiles: Knitting 0 0 0 1 0 1
070 Locks 0 0 1 0 0 1
076 Metal Tools and Implements, Making 0 0 0 1 0 1
116 Signals and Indicators 0 0 0 0 1 1
144 Woodworking 1 0 0 0 0 1
147 Coopering 1 0 0 0 0 1
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 0 0 0 0 1 1
187 Elevator, Industrial Lift Truck, or Stationary Lift for Vehicle 0 0 0 1 0 1
196 Mineral Oils: Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 1
201 Distillation: Processes, Thermolytic 0 0 0 1 0 1
203 Distillation: Processes, Separatory 0 0 0 0 1 1
213 Railway Draft Appliances 0 0 0 0 1 1
218 High-Voltage Switches with Arc Preventing or Extinguishing Devices 0 0 0 0 1 1
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 1
238 Railways: Surface Track 0 0 0 0 1 1
281 Books, Strips, and Leaves 1 0 0 0 0 1
289 Knots and Knot Tying 0 0 0 1 0 1
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 1 0 0 0 0 1
305 Wheel Substitutes for Land Vehicles 0 0 0 1 0 1
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 0 0 1 0 0 1
326 Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry 0 0 0 1 0 1
330 Amplifiers 0 0 0 1 0 1
349 Liquid Crystal Cells, Elements and Systems 0 0 0 1 0 1
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 0 0 0 1 0 1
368 Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices 0 0 0 0 1 1
369 Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval 1 0 0 0 0 1
388 Electricity: Motor Control Systems 0 0 0 0 1 1
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 0 1 0 0 1
402 Binder Device Releasably Engaging Aperture or Notch of Sheet 0 0 0 1 0 1
419 Powder Metallurgy Processes 1 0 0 0 0 1
472 Amusement Devices 0 0 0 1 0 1
476 Friction Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 1 0 0 0 1
503 Record Receiver Having Plural Interactive Leaves or a Colorless Color Former, Method of Use, or Developer Therefor 0 0 0 1 0 1
507 Earth Boring, Well Treating, and Oil Field Chemistry 0 0 0 0 1 1
508 Solid Anti-Friction Devices, Materials Therefor, Lubricant or Separant Compositions for Moving Solid Surfaces, and Miscellaneous Mineral Oil Compositions 0 1 0 0 0 1
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 0 1 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 975 878 1015 1184 1257 5309



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