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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

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 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 21 25 22 36 32 136
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 22 31 25 19 35 132
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 14 25 20 22 33 114
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 9 22 12 26 19 88
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 6 10 7 14 16 53
348 Television 4 7 7 18 12 48
073 Measuring and Testing 11 7 8 12 8 46
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 10 6 9 8 12 45
370 Multiplex Communications 9 14 6 6 3 38
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 5 6 11 6 10 38
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 7 7 7 7 8 36
114 Ships 2 7 6 11 8 34
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 7 5 7 8 4 31
382 Image Analysis 2 2 4 13 4 25
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 2 6 6 3 7 24
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 3 5 4 4 8 24
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 2 2 7 5 7 23
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 1 2 5 8 7 23
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 1 8 3 3 7 22
280 Land Vehicles 3 6 8 2 3 22
340 Communications: Electrical 1 2 3 8 6 20
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 3 3 0 7 7 20
095 Gas Separation: Processes 3 3 4 5 4 19
250 Radiant Energy 3 12 1 0 3 19
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 1 6 3 6 3 19
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 6 4 4 3 2 19
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 1 5 7 1 4 18
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 2 1 1 4 9 17
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 4 3 3 4 3 17
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 1 0 4 6 5 16
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 4 2 4 2 3 15
137 Fluid Handling 2 3 2 2 5 14
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems) 5 2 2 1 4 14
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 1 1 7 4 0 13
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 1 3 3 6 13
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 3 4 1 4 0 12
297 Chairs and Seats 3 2 3 3 1 12
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 1 2 3 2 4 12
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 4 4 1 3 12
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 2 1 3 3 2 11
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 1 3 5 2 11
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 1 1 1 5 3 11
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 2 0 2 5 2 11
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 1 3 3 0 4 11
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 1 1 3 2 3 10
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 2 2 2 1 2 9
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 1 3 4 1 0 9
220 Receptacles 2 2 2 2 1 9
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 4 1 2 1 1 9
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 2 2 3 2 9
417 Pumps 1 1 1 3 3 9
439 Electrical Connectors 1 3 2 2 1 9
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 1 3 3 2 9
029 Metal Working 0 1 2 1 4 8
060 Power Plants 1 2 0 0 5 8
081 Tools 1 3 3 0 1 8
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 1 2 1 2 2 8
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 1 2 1 2 2 8
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 1 1 2 1 3 8
055 Gas Separation 3 1 2 0 1 7
062 Refrigeration 5 1 0 0 1 7
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 3 2 0 2 7
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 1 0 2 1 3 7
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 1 0 2 4 7
330 Amplifiers 1 2 1 1 2 7
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 0 3 3 1 0 7
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 0 1 4 2 7
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 2 0 1 4 7
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 1 2 2 0 1 6
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 0 1 2 2 1 6
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 3 2 1 6
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 2 3 1 0 6
219 Electric Heating 0 1 0 3 2 6
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 1 0 2 1 2 6
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 1 2 1 0 2 6
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 4 0 0 2 6
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 2 0 1 2 1 6
455 Telecommunications 1 1 2 2 0 6
482 Exercise Devices 0 3 1 1 1 6
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 1 3 2 0 6
712 Processing Architectures and Instruction Processing, e.g., Processors (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 0 2 1 2 6
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 1 0 0 0 4 5
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 0 1 2 1 1 5
089 Ordnance 0 2 2 1 0 5
194 Check-Actuated Control Mechanisms 0 2 1 2 0 5
206 Special Receptacle or Package 1 1 1 2 0 5
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 1 1 1 1 1 5
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 1 2 1 0 1 5
379 Telephonic Communications 1 2 0 1 1 5
385 Optical Waveguides 1 0 1 2 1 5
418 Rotary Expansible Chamber Devices 0 1 0 0 4 5
427 Coating Processes 0 2 0 2 1 5
434 Education and Demonstration 0 2 0 0 3 5
507 Earth Boring, Well Treating, and Oil Field Chemistry 1 2 1 1 0 5
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 1 2 1 4
119 Animal Husbandry 0 2 1 0 1 4
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 0 0 2 0 2 4
181 Acoustics 0 2 1 1 0 4
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 2 2 4
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 1 1 1 0 1 4
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 1 2 0 0 1 4
331 Oscillators 0 0 1 1 2 4
396 Photography 1 0 1 1 1 4
403 Joints and Connections 1 2 1 0 0 4
414 Material or Article Handling 0 1 3 0 0 4
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 1 0 1 2 4
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 1 0 0 1 2 4
440 Marine Propulsion 2 0 1 0 1 4
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 0 1 0 3 0 4
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 1 2 0 1 4
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 1 3 0 4
726 Information Security 0 0 2 0 2 4
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 1 0 0 1 1 3
037 Excavating 0 1 0 0 2 3
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 1 1 1 0 3
100 Presses 0 0 0 1 2 3
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 1 0 1 1 3
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 1 1 1 0 0 3
148 Metal Treatment 1 1 0 1 0 3
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 1 2 0 0 0 3
218 High-Voltage Switches with Arc Preventing or Extinguishing Devices 0 0 1 2 0 3
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 2 0 0 1 0 3
252 Compositions 0 2 0 1 0 3
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 1 0 2 3
336 Inductor Devices 0 0 0 2 1 3
360 Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval 2 1 0 0 0 3
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 0 1 2 3
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 2 0 0 1 0 3
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 0 0 0 3 0 3
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 1 0 1 0 2
053 Package Making 0 0 1 1 0 2
082 Turning (e.g., for metal working) 0 1 1 0 0 2
084 Music 0 0 0 0 2 2
118 Coating Apparatus 0 1 1 0 0 2
164 Metal Founding 0 0 0 0 2 2
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 1 1 2
180 Motor Vehicles 1 1 0 0 0 2
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 2 0 2
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 2 0 0 0 2
203 Distillation: Processes, Separatory 1 0 0 0 1 2
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 2 2
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 1 0 0 1 0 2
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 1 1 2
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 1 0 0 1 0 2
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 1 0 1 0 2
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 1 0 1 0 2
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 0 0 0 1 1 2
353 Optics: Image Projectors 1 0 0 1 0 2
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 0 2 0 0 0 2
369 Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 1 0 1 0 2
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 0 2 0 0 2
384 Bearings 0 0 0 1 1 2
398 Optical Communications 0 0 2 0 0 2
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 1 0 1 0 2
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 1 0 1 2
433 Dentistry 0 1 0 0 1 2
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 1 0 0 1 0 2
452 Butchering 1 1 0 0 0 2
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 1 0 1 0 2
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 1 0 1 0 2
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 2 0 0 0 2
718 Virtual Machine Task or Process Management or Task Management/Control (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 2 2
002 Apparel 0 1 0 0 0 1
005 Beds 0 0 1 0 0 1
007 Compound Hand Tools 0 0 0 0 1 1
014 Bridges 0 0 0 0 1 1
016 Miscellaneous Hardware (e.g., Bushing, Carpet Fastener, Caster, Door Closer, Panel Hanger, Attachable or Adjunct Handle, Hinge, Window Sash Balance, Etc.) 1 0 0 0 0 1
023 Chemistry: Physical Processes 1 0 0 0 0 1
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 1 0 0 0 0 1
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 0 0 0 1 1
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 1 0 0 1
054 Harness for Working Animal 0 0 0 1 0 1
057 Textiles: Spinning, Twisting, and Twining 0 0 0 0 1 1
065 Glass Manufacturing 0 0 0 1 0 1
071 Chemistry: Fertilizers 0 1 0 0 0 1
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 1
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 0 0 1 0 1
104 Railways 1 0 0 0 0 1
117 Single-Crystal, Oriented-Crystal, and Epitaxy Growth Processes; Non-Coating Apparatus Therefor 0 0 0 0 1 1
122 Liquid Heaters and Vaporizers 1 0 0 0 0 1
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 0 0 1 1
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 1 0 0 0 0 1
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 1 0 0 0 1
149 Explosive and Thermic Compositions or Charges 0 1 0 0 0 1
152 Resilient Tires and Wheels 0 1 0 0 0 1
169 Fire Extinguishers 0 0 0 0 1 1
177 Weighing Scales 0 1 0 0 0 1
188 Brakes 0 0 0 1 0 1
201 Distillation: Processes, Thermolytic 0 0 0 0 1 1
208 Mineral Oils: Processes and Products 0 0 1 0 0 1
212 Traversing Hoists 0 0 0 1 0 1
215 Bottles and Jars 1 0 0 0 0 1
221 Article Dispensing 0 1 0 0 0 1
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 0 1 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 0 1 1
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 0 0 1 0 1
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 1 0 0 1
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 0 1 1
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 1
267 Spring Devices 0 1 0 0 0 1
273 Amusement Devices: Games 1 0 0 0 0 1
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 0 0 1 0 1
299 Mining or In Situ Disintegration of Hard Material 0 0 0 0 1 1
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 0 1 0 0 0 1
337 Electricity: Electrothermally or Thermally Actuated Switches 0 0 1 0 0 1
338 Electrical Resistors 0 0 0 1 0 1
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 1 0 0 0 1
352 Optics: Motion Pictures 0 1 0 0 0 1
362 Illumination 0 1 0 0 0 1
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 0 0 1 0 0 1
368 Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices 0 0 0 1 0 1
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 1 1
377 Electrical Pulse Counters, Pulse Dividers, or Shift Registers: Circuits and Systems 0 0 0 1 0 1
380 Cryptography 0 0 0 0 1 1
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 1
407 Cutters, for Shaping 0 1 0 0 0 1
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 0 0 0 1 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 1 0 1
431 Combustion 0 0 0 1 0 1
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 1 1
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 0 0 0 0 1 1
494 Imperforate Bowl: Centrifugal Separators 0 0 0 1 0 1
516 Colloid Systems and Wetting Agents, Subcombinations Thereof, Processes of Making, Stabilizing, Breaking, or Inhibiting 0 0 1 0 0 1
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 0 1 1
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 1
719 Interprogram Communication or Interprocess Communication (Ipc) (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 1 0 0 1
720 Dynamic Optical Information Storage or Retrieval 1 0 0 0 0 1
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 0 0 1 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 265 399 366 444 475 1949



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