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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

MONTANA

( 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
463 Amusement Devices: Games 4 8 9 5 8 34
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 3 8 6 5 6 28
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 4 4 4 0 4 16
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 3 0 3 9 15
280 Land Vehicles 3 3 2 3 3 14
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 2 3 2 4 3 14
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 5 2 5 1 13
340 Communications: Electrical 3 2 1 2 3 11
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 3 1 2 5 11
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 2 5 2 9
042 Firearms 0 1 1 2 4 8
047 Plant Husbandry 1 2 1 3 0 7
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 1 1 2 2 1 7
414 Material or Article Handling 0 1 2 2 2 7
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 1 3 1 1 1 7
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 1 3 3 0 7
073 Measuring and Testing 0 1 1 3 1 6
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 1 0 3 1 1 6
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 3 3 6
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 2 1 3 6
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 1 2 2 0 0 5
033 Geometrical Instruments 3 1 0 1 0 5
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 2 1 0 2 0 5
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 2 0 0 3 5
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 1 1 2 1 0 5
362 Illumination 1 1 1 0 2 5
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 1 1 0 0 3 5
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 2 0 1 0 2 5
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 1 2 0 2 5
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 1 1 1 1 1 5
062 Refrigeration 0 0 1 1 2 4
084 Music 1 0 0 3 0 4
220 Receptacles 1 2 0 1 0 4
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 1 1 2 0 4
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 1 0 0 3 0 4
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 2 2 0 4
455 Telecommunications 1 1 1 0 1 4
482 Exercise Devices 1 2 1 0 0 4
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 1 1 1 1 4
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 1 2 0 3
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 1 1 1 0 3
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 1 2 3
081 Tools 0 1 0 2 0 3
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 0 3 3
114 Ships 0 0 1 0 2 3
119 Animal Husbandry 0 1 1 0 1 3
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 1 0 2 0 3
211 Supports: Racks 1 1 0 0 1 3
219 Electric Heating 0 0 1 0 2 3
273 Amusement Devices: Games 2 0 1 0 0 3
297 Chairs and Seats 1 1 1 0 0 3
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 1 2 0 0 0 3
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 1 0 0 1 1 3
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 1 0 1 0 1 3
372 Coherent Light Generators 0 3 0 0 0 3
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 0 1 2 3
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 2 1 3
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 1 2 0 0 0 3
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 1 1 0 0 1 3
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 0 1 1 0 3
002 Apparel 0 2 0 0 0 2
029 Metal Working 1 0 0 1 0 2
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 1 0 1 0 2
037 Excavating 1 0 0 1 0 2
053 Package Making 1 0 1 0 0 2
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 2 0 2
105 Railway Rolling Stock 0 0 0 1 1 2
111 Planting 0 2 0 0 0 2
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 1 1 0 2
137 Fluid Handling 1 1 0 0 0 2
172 Earth Working 0 1 0 1 0 2
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 2 0 2
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 0 0 1 1 0 2
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 1 1 0 2
238 Railways: Surface Track 0 0 1 0 1 2
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 1 1 0 2
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 1 0 1 2
249 Static Molds 0 0 0 1 1 2
250 Radiant Energy 0 1 1 0 0 2
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 1 0 1 2
269 Work Holders 2 0 0 0 0 2
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 1 0 1 0 0 2
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 1 0 1 0 0 2
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 1 0 0 1 0 2
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 0 1 1 0 0 2
370 Multiplex Communications 0 1 0 0 1 2
403 Joints and Connections 0 1 0 1 0 2
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 1 0 1 0 2
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 1 0 1 2
454 Ventilation 0 0 0 1 1 2
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 1 0 0 0 1 2
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 1 1 0 0 0 2
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 1 1 2
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 1 2
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 1 0 0 1
005 Beds 0 0 1 0 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 1 0 0 0 0 1
063 Jewelry 0 0 0 1 0 1
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 0 0 0 0 1 1
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 1
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 0 0 1 0 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 0 0 1 1
125 Stone Working 0 1 0 0 0 1
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 0 0 1 1
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 0 0 1 0 0 1
144 Woodworking 1 0 0 0 0 1
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 1 0 0 0 0 1
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 1 0 0 0 0 1
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 0 0 0 1 0 1
180 Motor Vehicles 1 0 0 0 0 1
187 Elevator, Industrial Lift Truck, or Stationary Lift for Vehicle 0 0 1 0 0 1
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 0 1 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 1 0 0 0 1
208 Mineral Oils: Processes and Products 0 0 0 0 1 1
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 0 1 0 1
212 Traversing Hoists 0 1 0 0 0 1
215 Bottles and Jars 0 0 0 0 1 1
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 1 0 0 0 0 1
237 Heating Systems 0 0 0 0 1 1
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 1 0 0 0 1
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 0 1 0 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 1 0 0 0 1
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 1
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 1 0 1
289 Knots and Knot Tying 0 0 1 0 0 1
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 0 1 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 1 0 0 1
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 0 0 0 1 0 1
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 0 1 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 1 0 0 1
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 0 0 1 0 0 1
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 1 0 0 0 1
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 0 1 0 0 1
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 1 0 1
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 0 1 0 0 0 1
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 1 1
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 1 0 1
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 1 0 0 0 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 1 1
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 1 0 0 0 0 1
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 1 0 0 1
427 Coating Processes 0 0 1 0 0 1
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 1 0 0 0 1
439 Electrical Connectors 0 1 0 0 0 1
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 1 0 0 0 0 1
445 Electric Lamp or Space Discharge Component or Device Manufacturing 0 0 1 0 0 1
449 Bee Culture (propagating, raising, caring for bees) 1 0 0 0 0 1
451 Abrading 0 0 0 1 0 1
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 0 0 1 1
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 0 0 0 0 1 1
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 0 1
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 0 1 0 0 1
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 0 1
719 Interprogram Communication or Interprocess Communication (Ipc) (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 1 1
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 0 0 1 0 1
726 Information Security 0 1 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 73 105 96 119 118 511



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