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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

NEW ZEALAND

( 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
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 12 13 25 20 17 87
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 4 8 8 12 16 48
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 8 2 6 11 13 40
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 6 3 3 7 12 31
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 1 1 4 12 13 31
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 4 6 6 5 3 24
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 5 6 4 4 3 22
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 1 3 5 4 6 19
340 Communications: Electrical 0 1 7 7 3 18
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 3 3 3 4 3 16
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 4 5 3 3 0 15
455 Telecommunications 1 0 9 3 2 15
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 2 5 2 1 5 15
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 3 4 1 2 3 13
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 3 1 3 3 2 12
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 3 3 2 0 4 12
119 Animal Husbandry 1 0 2 4 4 11
280 Land Vehicles 2 0 1 2 6 11
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 2 2 3 0 4 11
220 Receptacles 1 3 0 3 3 10
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 1 2 2 3 2 10
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 4 5 0 9
370 Multiplex Communications 0 3 1 3 2 9
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 2 1 1 1 3 8
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 1 0 2 5 8
256 Fences 0 1 2 2 2 7
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 1 2 2 0 1 6
137 Fluid Handling 0 2 1 2 1 6
250 Radiant Energy 2 0 1 1 2 6
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 1 3 1 1 6
382 Image Analysis 0 0 1 2 3 6
417 Pumps 2 0 0 3 1 6
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 0 5 1 6
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 1 3 1 0 1 6
482 Exercise Devices 0 4 0 2 0 6
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 3 2 0 1 0 6
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 1 1 2 2 6
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 1 1 2 2 0 6
029 Metal Working 1 0 1 1 2 5
073 Measuring and Testing 2 2 0 1 0 5
114 Ships 2 0 1 1 1 5
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 2 2 1 5
215 Bottles and Jars 0 1 1 2 1 5
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 4 0 0 1 5
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 1 4 5
297 Chairs and Seats 0 1 1 2 1 5
348 Television 1 0 0 1 3 5
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 0 0 1 0 4 5
440 Marine Propulsion 1 2 0 1 1 5
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 1 1 0 2 1 5
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 0 1 3 0 5
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 1 0 1 2 4
057 Textiles: Spinning, Twisting, and Twining 0 2 1 0 1 4
144 Woodworking 0 1 2 0 1 4
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 0 1 1 2 0 4
180 Motor Vehicles 0 1 2 0 1 4
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 1 2 0 1 4
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 2 0 1 1 4
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 1 0 0 1 2 4
331 Oscillators 1 1 0 2 0 4
362 Illumination 0 0 0 1 3 4
379 Telephonic Communications 1 0 0 3 0 4
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 1 1 1 0 1 4
414 Material or Article Handling 0 1 1 2 0 4
427 Coating Processes 0 1 1 1 1 4
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 0 1 0 0 3 4
016 Miscellaneous Hardware (e.g., Bushing, Carpet Fastener, Caster, Door Closer, Panel Hanger, Attachable or Adjunct Handle, Hinge, Window Sash Balance, Etc.) 0 2 0 0 1 3
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 1 0 2 0 3
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 1 0 2 3
053 Package Making 0 0 1 2 0 3
056 Harvesters 0 0 0 1 2 3
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 1 0 1 1 3
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 2 1 0 0 3
165 Heat Exchange 2 0 0 1 0 3
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 1 0 1 1 3
219 Electric Heating 1 0 0 1 1 3
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 1 2 3
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 1 1 0 0 1 3
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 0 0 3 3
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 1 1 0 1 3
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 1 0 0 0 2 3
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 1 1 1 3
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 2 0 0 1 0 3
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 1 0 1 1 0 3
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 1 1 0 0 1 3
349 Liquid Crystal Cells, Elements and Systems 0 1 0 2 0 3
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 2 1 0 0 3
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 2 0 0 1 3
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 1 2 0 0 3
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 1 2 3
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 1 1 1 0 3
452 Butchering 0 1 0 2 0 3
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 1 0 1 1 3
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems) 0 2 1 0 0 3
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 0 0 2 1 3
037 Excavating 0 0 1 1 0 2
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 2 0 0 2
060 Power Plants 0 1 0 0 1 2
068 Textiles: Fluid Treating Apparatus 0 1 1 0 0 2
089 Ordnance 0 1 1 0 0 2
104 Railways 1 0 1 0 0 2
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 1 0 1 0 2
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 0 0 2 2
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 1 0 1 2
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 1 1 0 0 0 2
172 Earth Working 0 1 0 0 1 2
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 1 0 1 0 0 2
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 0 1 0 0 1 2
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 2 0 0 2
223 Apparel Apparatus 0 0 0 1 1 2
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 1 0 1 0 2
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 1 0 1 2
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 2 2
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 1 1 0 2
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 1 0 0 0 1 2
332 Modulators 0 1 1 0 0 2
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 1 1 0 0 0 2
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 0 0 2 2
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 0 0 0 0 2 2
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 1 1 2
384 Bearings 2 0 0 0 0 2
385 Optical Waveguides 1 1 0 0 0 2
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 1 0 1 0 0 2
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 1 0 0 0 1 2
433 Dentistry 0 0 0 1 1 2
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 2 0 0 0 2
463 Amusement Devices: Games 1 0 1 0 0 2
472 Amusement Devices 0 0 1 1 0 2
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 1 1 0 2
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 2 0 2
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 2 0 0 0 0 2
726 Information Security 0 1 0 1 0 2
002 Apparel 0 1 0 0 0 1
005 Beds 0 0 1 0 0 1
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 0 0 0 0 1 1
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 1 0 1
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 0 1 0 1
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 0 0 0 1 1
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 0 1 1
048 Gas: Heating and Illuminating 0 0 1 0 0 1
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 1 0 1
062 Refrigeration 0 0 0 1 0 1
071 Chemistry: Fertilizers 0 0 1 0 0 1
072 Metal Deforming 1 0 0 0 0 1
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 0 0 0 1 0 1
081 Tools 0 0 0 1 0 1
083 Cutting 1 0 0 0 0 1
084 Music 1 0 0 0 0 1
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 0 0 1 1
100 Presses 0 0 0 0 1 1
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 1 0 0 0 1
111 Planting 0 1 0 0 0 1
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 1 0 0 0 1
125 Stone Working 0 0 1 0 0 1
139 Textiles: Weaving 0 1 0 0 0 1
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 1 0 1
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 0 1 0 1
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 0 0 0 0 1 1
169 Fire Extinguishers 0 0 0 0 1 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 0 1 1
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 1 0 0 0 0 1
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 1 0 0 1
201 Distillation: Processes, Thermolytic 0 0 0 0 1 1
203 Distillation: Processes, Separatory 0 0 1 0 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 1 0 0 0 1
208 Mineral Oils: Processes and Products 0 0 1 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 1 1
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 0 1 0 0 1
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 0 0 0 0 1 1
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 1 0 0 1
249 Static Molds 0 0 0 1 0 1
252 Compositions 0 1 0 0 0 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 1 0 0 0 0 1
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 1
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 1
269 Work Holders 0 0 0 0 1 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 1 0 0 0 0 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 1 1
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 0 0 0 0 1 1
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 1 0 0 0 1
326 Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry 1 0 0 0 0 1
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 0 0 1 0 0 1
336 Inductor Devices 0 0 1 0 0 1
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 0 1 0 0 0 1
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 0 0 1 1
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 0 0 0 1 0 1
372 Coherent Light Generators 0 0 0 0 1 1
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 1 0 0 0 0 1
396 Photography 0 0 0 0 1 1
403 Joints and Connections 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 1 0 0 0 1
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 0 0 0 1 0 1
419 Powder Metallurgy Processes 1 0 0 0 0 1
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 1
432 Heating 0 0 0 0 1 1
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 1 0 0 0 0 1
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 1 0 0 1
450 Foundation Garments 0 0 0 1 0 1
451 Abrading 1 0 0 0 0 1
454 Ventilation 1 0 0 0 0 1
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 1 1
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 0 1 0 0 1
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 0 1
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 0 0 0 1 0 1
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 1 0 0 0 1
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 1 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 127 168 180 223 247 945



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