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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

NORWAY

( 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
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 25 22 36 32 47 162
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 31 25 19 35 39 149
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 25 20 22 33 47 147
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 22 12 26 19 20 99
348 Television 7 7 18 12 18 62
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 10 7 14 16 10 57
073 Measuring and Testing 7 8 12 8 11 46
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 6 9 8 12 9 44
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 6 11 6 10 11 44
114 Ships 7 6 11 8 11 43
370 Multiplex Communications 14 6 6 3 8 37
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 7 7 7 8 5 34
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 8 3 3 7 11 32
382 Image Analysis 2 4 13 4 6 29
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 2 5 8 7 6 28
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 5 4 4 8 7 28
340 Communications: Electrical 2 3 8 6 8 27
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 5 7 8 4 3 27
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 6 6 3 7 4 26
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 2 7 5 7 4 25
280 Land Vehicles 6 8 2 3 5 24
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 3 0 7 7 7 24
250 Radiant Energy 12 1 0 3 6 22
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 6 3 6 3 4 22
095 Gas Separation: Processes 3 4 5 4 4 20
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 5 7 1 4 3 20
137 Fluid Handling 3 2 2 5 7 19
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 1 1 4 9 4 19
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 1 3 3 6 6 19
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 4 6 5 2 17
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 2 4 2 3 5 16
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 2 3 2 4 5 16
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 3 3 4 3 1 14
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 1 4 2 7 14
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 3 4 1 0 5 13
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 1 7 4 0 1 13
297 Chairs and Seats 2 3 3 1 4 13
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 1 1 5 3 3 13
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 4 4 1 3 1 13
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 4 4 3 2 0 13
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 4 1 4 0 3 12
220 Receptacles 2 2 2 1 5 12
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 1 3 5 2 1 12
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 2 5 2 3 12
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems) 2 2 1 4 3 12
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 3 2 0 2 4 11
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 1 3 3 2 2 11
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 3 3 0 4 1 11
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 2 1 2 2 4 11
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 3 3 2 2 11
029 Metal Working 1 2 1 4 2 10
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 2 2 1 2 3 10
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 2 2 3 2 1 10
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 2 0 1 4 3 10
060 Power Plants 2 0 0 5 2 9
081 Tools 3 3 0 1 2 9
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 1 0 2 4 2 9
417 Pumps 1 1 3 3 1 9
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 4 0 0 2 3 9
434 Education and Demonstration 2 0 0 3 4 9
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 1 3 2 3 0 9
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 1 2 1 3 2 9
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 1 2 2 1 2 8
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 2 1 2 3 8
439 Electrical Connectors 3 2 2 1 0 8
455 Telecommunications 1 2 2 0 3 8
507 Earth Boring, Well Treating, and Oil Field Chemistry 2 1 1 0 4 8
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 1 3 2 0 2 8
712 Processing Architectures and Instruction Processing, e.g., Processors (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 2 1 2 3 8
726 Information Security 0 2 0 2 4 8
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 4 3 7
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 2 2 0 1 2 7
219 Electric Heating 1 0 3 2 1 7
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 2 1 2 2 0 7
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 1 2 1 1 2 7
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 2 1 0 2 2 7
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 3 3 1 0 0 7
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 1 0 1 2 3 7
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 0 2 0 2 2 6
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 2 1 3 0 6
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 3 2 1 0 6
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 2 3 1 0 0 6
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 1 1 1 1 2 6
330 Amplifiers 2 1 1 2 0 6
385 Optical Waveguides 0 1 2 1 2 6
414 Material or Article Handling 1 3 0 0 2 6
482 Exercise Devices 3 1 1 1 0 6
055 Gas Separation 1 2 0 1 1 5
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 1 2 1 1 0 5
089 Ordnance 2 2 1 0 0 5
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 1 2 1 1 5
181 Acoustics 2 1 1 0 1 5
194 Check-Actuated Control Mechanisms 2 1 2 0 0 5
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 2 2 1 5
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 2 0 0 1 2 5
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 1 0 2 2 5
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 2 1 0 1 1 5
331 Oscillators 0 1 1 2 1 5
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 1 2 2 5
418 Rotary Expansible Chamber Devices 1 0 0 4 0 5
427 Coating Processes 2 0 2 1 0 5
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 1 0 3 0 1 5
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 1 2 0 1 1 5
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 1 3 0 1 5
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 1 1 1 0 1 4
062 Refrigeration 1 0 0 1 2 4
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 1 0 1 1 1 4
119 Animal Husbandry 2 1 0 1 0 4
164 Metal Founding 0 0 0 2 2 4
206 Special Receptacle or Package 1 1 2 0 0 4
218 High-Voltage Switches with Arc Preventing or Extinguishing Devices 0 1 2 0 1 4
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 0 1 0 3 4
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 1 1 0 1 1 4
353 Optics: Image Projectors 0 0 1 0 3 4
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 1 2 1 4
379 Telephonic Communications 2 0 1 1 0 4
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 1 2 1 0 4
452 Butchering 1 0 0 0 3 4
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 0 0 3 0 1 4
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 0 1 1 1 3
037 Excavating 1 0 0 2 0 3
084 Music 0 0 0 2 1 3
100 Presses 0 0 1 2 0 3
118 Coating Apparatus 1 1 0 0 1 3
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 1 1 0 0 1 3
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 1 1 1 3
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 2 0 1 3
188 Brakes 0 0 1 0 2 3
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 1 1 1 3
252 Compositions 2 0 1 0 0 3
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 1 0 0 0 2 3
336 Inductor Devices 0 0 2 1 0 3
362 Illumination 1 0 0 0 2 3
396 Photography 0 1 1 1 0 3
398 Optical Communications 0 2 0 0 1 3
403 Joints and Connections 2 1 0 0 0 3
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 0 1 0 2 3
440 Marine Propulsion 0 1 0 1 1 3
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 1 0 1 0 1 3
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 2 3
005 Beds 0 1 0 0 1 2
014 Bridges 0 0 0 1 1 2
033 Geometrical Instruments 1 0 1 0 0 2
053 Package Making 0 1 1 0 0 2
057 Textiles: Spinning, Twisting, and Twining 0 0 0 1 1 2
082 Turning (e.g., for metal working) 1 1 0 0 0 2
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 0 0 2 2
148 Metal Treatment 1 0 1 0 0 2
169 Fire Extinguishers 0 0 0 1 1 2
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 2 0 0 0 0 2
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 2 0 0 0 0 2
201 Distillation: Processes, Thermolytic 0 0 0 1 1 2
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 2 0 2
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 1 0 1 2
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 1 1 2
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 1 0 1 0 0 2
267 Spring Devices 1 0 0 0 1 2
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 1 0 1 0 0 2
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 0 0 1 1 0 2
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 2 0 0 0 0 2
369 Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval 1 0 1 0 0 2
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 2 0 0 0 2
380 Cryptography 0 0 0 1 1 2
384 Bearings 0 0 1 1 0 2
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 0 0 0 2 2
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 1 0 1 0 0 2
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 1 0 1 0 2
431 Combustion 0 0 1 0 1 2
433 Dentistry 1 0 0 1 0 2
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 1 1 2
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 1 0 1 0 0 2
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 0 0 0 0 2 2
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 1 1 2
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 2 0 0 0 0 2
718 Virtual Machine Task or Process Management or Task Management/Control (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 2 0 2
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 0 1 0 1 2
002 Apparel 1 0 0 0 0 1
007 Compound Hand Tools 0 0 0 1 0 1
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 0 1 1
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 0 0 1 0 1
047 Plant Husbandry 0 1 0 0 0 1
054 Harness for Working Animal 0 0 1 0 0 1
065 Glass Manufacturing 0 0 1 0 0 1
071 Chemistry: Fertilizers 1 0 0 0 0 1
083 Cutting 0 0 0 0 1 1
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 1
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 0 1 0 0 1
117 Single-Crystal, Oriented-Crystal, and Epitaxy Growth Processes; Non-Coating Apparatus Therefor 0 0 0 1 0 1
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 0 1 0 1
132 Toilet 0 0 0 0 1 1
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 1 0 0 0 0 1
149 Explosive and Thermic Compositions or Charges 1 0 0 0 0 1
152 Resilient Tires and Wheels 1 0 0 0 0 1
177 Weighing Scales 1 0 0 0 0 1
180 Motor Vehicles 1 0 0 0 0 1
184 Lubrication 0 0 0 0 1 1
203 Distillation: Processes, Separatory 0 0 0 1 0 1
208 Mineral Oils: Processes and Products 0 1 0 0 0 1
212 Traversing Hoists 0 0 1 0 0 1
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 0 0 0 0 1 1
221 Article Dispensing 1 0 0 0 0 1
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 1 0 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 1 0 1
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 0 1 0 0 1
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 1 0 0 0 1
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 1 0 0 1
269 Work Holders 0 0 0 0 1 1
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 0 1 0 0 1
299 Mining or In Situ Disintegration of Hard Material 0 0 0 1 0 1
326 Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry 0 0 0 0 1 1
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 1 0 0 0 0 1
337 Electricity: Electrothermally or Thermally Actuated Switches 0 1 0 0 0 1
338 Electrical Resistors 0 0 1 0 0 1
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 1 0 0 0 0 1
352 Optics: Motion Pictures 1 0 0 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
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 0 1 0 0 0 1
368 Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices 0 0 1 0 0 1
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 1 0 1
377 Electrical Pulse Counters, Pulse Dividers, or Shift Registers: Circuits and Systems 0 0 1 0 0 1
386 Motion Video Signal Processing for Recording or Reproducing 0 0 0 0 1 1
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 1
406 Conveyors: Fluid Current 0 0 0 0 1 1
407 Cutters, for Shaping 1 0 0 0 0 1
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 0 0 1 0 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 1 0 0 1
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 1 0 0 1
451 Abrading 0 0 0 0 1 1
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 0 0 0 1 0 1
494 Imperforate Bowl: Centrifugal Separators 0 0 1 0 0 1
506 Combinatorial Chemistry Technology: Method, Library, Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 1
516 Colloid Systems and Wetting Agents, Subcombinations Thereof, Processes of Making, Stabilizing, Breaking, or Inhibiting 0 1 0 0 0 1
588 Hazardous or Toxic Waste Destruction or Containment 0 0 0 0 1 1
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 0 0 1 1
719 Interprogram Communication or Interprocess Communication (Ipc) (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 1 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 399 366 444 475 547 2231



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