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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

NORTH DAKOTA

( 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
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 2 3 4 9 13 31
180 Motor Vehicles 6 5 6 5 4 26
037 Excavating 5 14 4 1 0 24
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 3 1 4 5 6 19
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 5 6 3 1 2 17
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 2 3 4 4 2 15
414 Material or Article Handling 5 5 2 1 1 14
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 3 3 1 0 6 13
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 2 0 2 9 13
060 Power Plants 4 1 1 2 2 10
280 Land Vehicles 5 3 0 1 1 10
340 Communications: Electrical 0 2 3 5 0 10
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 4 1 0 3 1 9
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 1 1 3 3 1 9
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 1 1 1 4 1 8
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 1 2 2 1 2 8
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 2 2 0 2 1 7
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 4 2 0 1 7
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 0 0 7 7
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 4 2 1 7
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 0 0 2 3 2 7
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 3 1 3 0 7
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 1 2 1 0 2 6
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 3 0 2 1 6
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 2 1 2 0 1 6
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 1 2 0 2 1 6
111 Planting 2 0 0 1 2 5
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 1 2 1 0 1 5
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 2 1 1 1 5
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 2 3 5
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 1 3 1 0 0 5
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 2 1 1 4
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 3 0 0 0 1 4
382 Image Analysis 0 0 2 2 0 4
434 Education and Demonstration 0 1 1 1 1 4
095 Gas Separation: Processes 1 0 2 0 0 3
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 1 0 0 2 3
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 0 3 3
305 Wheel Substitutes for Land Vehicles 1 0 1 0 1 3
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 0 0 0 1 2 3
403 Joints and Connections 0 1 1 1 0 3
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 1 0 1 1 3
005 Beds 2 0 0 0 0 2
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 1 0 1 0 2
029 Metal Working 0 0 1 0 1 2
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 0 1 1 0 2
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 0 0 0 2 2
056 Harvesters 0 1 0 1 0 2
081 Tools 1 0 0 1 0 2
089 Ordnance 0 0 1 0 1 2
091 Motors: Expansible Chamber Type 1 0 0 1 0 2
110 Furnaces 1 0 0 1 0 2
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 2 0 0 2
171 Unearthing Plants or Buried Objects 1 0 1 0 0 2
172 Earth Working 0 2 0 0 0 2
184 Lubrication 0 2 0 0 0 2
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 1 1 0 0 0 2
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 1 1 2
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 2 0 0 0 2
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 0 2 0 2
250 Radiant Energy 1 0 0 0 1 2
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 1 0 1 0 0 2
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 1 0 1 2
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 1 0 1 0 2
417 Pumps 0 2 0 0 0 2
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 0 0 0 1 1 2
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 2 0 0 0 0 2
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 0 2 2
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 1 0 1 2
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 2 0 0 2
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 0 0 0 1 1 2
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 1 2
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 1 0 0 1 0 2
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 1 1 0 0 2
002 Apparel 0 0 0 1 0 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 1 0 0 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 1 0 0 1
048 Gas: Heating and Illuminating 0 0 0 0 1 1
053 Package Making 0 0 0 0 1 1
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 0 1 0 1
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 1 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 1 0 1
137 Fluid Handling 1 0 0 0 0 1
144 Woodworking 0 0 1 0 0 1
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 1 1
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 0 0 0 1 0 1
181 Acoustics 0 0 1 0 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 1 0 0 1
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 1 0 0 0 0 1
219 Electric Heating 1 0 0 0 0 1
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 1 1
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 1 0 0 1
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 1 0 0 0 0 1
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 1 0 0 0 1
269 Work Holders 0 1 0 0 0 1
279 Chucks or Sockets 0 0 0 1 0 1
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 1 0 1
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 1 0 1
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 0 0 0 1 1
326 Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry 0 0 1 0 0 1
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 0 0 0 0 1 1
336 Inductor Devices 0 0 1 0 0 1
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 1 0 0 0 0 1
348 Television 0 0 0 0 1 1
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 1 0 0 0 1
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 1 1
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 1 0 1
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 0 0 0 1 0 1
396 Photography 0 1 0 0 0 1
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 1 0 0 0 1
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 1 0 0 0 1
427 Coating Processes 0 0 0 1 0 1
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 1 0 0 1
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 1 0 0 1
449 Bee Culture (propagating, raising, caring for bees) 1 0 0 0 0 1
477 Interrelated Power Delivery Controls, Including Engine Control 0 1 0 0 0 1
516 Colloid Systems and Wetting Agents, Subcombinations Thereof, Processes of Making, Stabilizing, Breaking, or Inhibiting 0 0 0 1 0 1
588 Hazardous or Toxic Waste Destruction or Containment 0 1 0 0 0 1
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 0 1 1
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 1 0 0 0 0 1
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 0 1
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems) 1 0 0 0 0 1
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 1 1
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 1 0 0 0 1
719 Interprogram Communication or Interprocess Communication (Ipc) (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 1 0 0 0 1
726 Information Security 0 0 1 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 82 107 84 96 111 480



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