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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

SOUTH CAROLINA

( 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
060 Power Plants 22 44 89 127 75 357
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 15 51 58 43 61 228
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 9 31 56 31 43 170
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 16 19 15 39 37 126
029 Metal Working 11 15 15 18 27 86
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 16 24 19 14 11 84
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 7 17 23 11 15 73
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 20 18 10 10 15 73
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 9 12 19 15 11 66
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 5 14 15 16 13 63
073 Measuring and Testing 9 13 16 8 15 61
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 8 10 5 15 10 48
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 7 8 6 11 15 47
385 Optical Waveguides 2 6 10 9 16 43
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 3 6 13 8 12 42
219 Electric Heating 2 3 8 10 18 41
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 5 12 10 1 11 39
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 3 4 6 13 11 37
340 Communications: Electrical 5 9 13 7 2 36
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 9 4 10 2 9 34
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 5 5 8 10 5 33
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 11 6 6 2 7 32
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 2 3 6 15 5 31
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 4 3 9 9 5 30
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 2 5 10 4 8 29
005 Beds 4 3 6 10 5 28
427 Coating Processes 5 4 9 6 4 28
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 7 2 11 6 2 28
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 3 5 10 4 5 27
606 Surgery (instruments) 1 3 8 9 5 26
220 Receptacles 6 2 4 8 5 25
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 4 3 6 4 8 25
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 1 5 8 4 6 24
152 Resilient Tires and Wheels 3 1 2 3 14 23
206 Special Receptacle or Package 8 1 7 4 3 23
280 Land Vehicles 3 3 2 5 10 23
482 Exercise Devices 7 8 2 1 5 23
062 Refrigeration 2 3 4 8 5 22
362 Illumination 6 6 3 3 4 22
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 6 1 4 5 6 22
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 6 7 5 4 22
250 Radiant Energy 4 3 7 2 5 21
376 Induced Nuclear Reactions: Processes, Systems, and Elements 2 2 1 9 7 21
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 4 6 2 4 5 21
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 1 6 6 5 2 20
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 3 2 6 3 5 19
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 1 2 6 4 6 19
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 5 2 7 1 3 18
002 Apparel 4 4 3 2 4 17
033 Geometrical Instruments 6 4 3 2 2 17
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 5 1 3 4 4 17
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 4 3 4 2 4 17
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 7 4 1 3 2 17
137 Fluid Handling 1 0 7 6 2 16
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 3 2 0 7 4 16
279 Chucks or Sockets 4 3 1 3 5 16
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 1 2 2 4 7 16
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 1 3 5 4 3 16
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 3 4 1 7 15
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 4 2 3 4 2 15
384 Bearings 3 3 1 7 1 15
417 Pumps 1 3 7 1 3 15
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 3 4 5 0 3 15
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 3 2 5 3 1 14
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 1 4 2 4 3 14
056 Harvesters 6 5 1 2 0 14
071 Chemistry: Fertilizers 2 2 4 4 2 14
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 3 4 4 2 1 14
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 3 3 3 3 2 14
148 Metal Treatment 4 2 2 2 4 14
252 Compositions 2 2 4 2 4 14
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 2 1 0 6 5 14
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 3 2 5 3 1 14
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 2 3 2 3 4 14
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 3 2 6 2 13
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 2 2 2 7 13
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 3 1 1 5 2 12
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 1 3 1 2 5 12
382 Image Analysis 1 3 3 1 4 12
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 1 3 0 2 6 12
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 2 2 5 3 12
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 3 2 3 2 2 12
014 Bridges 1 3 1 3 3 11
053 Package Making 1 4 2 2 2 11
095 Gas Separation: Processes 3 3 2 1 2 11
114 Ships 1 1 1 3 5 11
119 Animal Husbandry 0 3 4 4 0 11
169 Fire Extinguishers 2 1 2 1 5 11
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 2 1 3 3 2 11
414 Material or Article Handling 1 4 2 3 1 11
084 Music 1 0 2 3 4 10
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 3 1 5 1 10
297 Chairs and Seats 1 1 2 2 4 10
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 3 2 2 2 1 10
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 1 4 1 3 1 10
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 1 2 3 3 10
042 Firearms 3 3 1 2 0 9
070 Locks 1 3 3 1 1 9
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 1 0 1 3 4 9
188 Brakes 2 3 1 2 1 9
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 0 4 1 2 2 9
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 1 2 2 2 2 9
221 Article Dispensing 4 1 3 1 0 9
383 Flexible Bags 0 0 1 3 5 9
431 Combustion 1 2 0 4 2 9
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 1 2 1 1 4 9
083 Cutting 2 1 3 0 2 8
089 Ordnance 0 2 1 4 1 8
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 2 1 1 1 3 8
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 2 1 1 3 1 8
181 Acoustics 0 1 4 3 0 8
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 1 0 2 3 2 8
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 3 2 0 2 1 8
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 2 1 3 2 0 8
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 1 1 0 2 4 8
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 1 0 2 5 8
348 Television 0 0 1 2 5 8
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 2 4 1 1 8
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 1 1 2 0 3 7
066 Textiles: Knitting 2 3 1 0 1 7
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 1 0 1 2 3 7
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 1 3 2 1 7
379 Telephonic Communications 2 2 0 2 1 7
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 1 1 2 0 3 7
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 1 4 2 7
455 Telecommunications 0 1 0 3 3 7
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 0 0 1 6 0 7
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 1 1 2 1 1 6
030 Cutlery 0 1 0 3 2 6
047 Plant Husbandry 3 0 0 2 1 6
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 2 4 0 6
104 Railways 0 1 3 2 0 6
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 2 1 2 0 1 6
164 Metal Founding 0 1 1 2 2 6
211 Supports: Racks 0 3 0 3 0 6
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 2 4 6
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 0 2 1 2 1 6
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 1 0 0 4 1 6
370 Multiplex Communications 4 1 0 1 0 6
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 1 1 3 0 1 6
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 2 4 6
451 Abrading 1 1 2 1 1 6
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 1 0 3 2 0 6
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 2 1 2 1 0 6
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 0 2 2 2 6
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 2 0 0 1 3 6
037 Excavating 1 1 2 0 1 5
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 2 0 0 1 2 5
072 Metal Deforming 1 2 0 1 1 5
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 1 1 1 2 0 5
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 1 1 1 1 1 5
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 1 0 1 0 3 5
101 Printing 0 0 2 1 2 5
102 Ammunition and Explosives 1 2 2 0 0 5
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 1 1 1 0 2 5
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 3 1 1 0 0 5
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 1 1 1 0 2 5
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 1 1 2 0 1 5
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 1 0 2 1 1 5
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 1 1 1 0 2 5
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 2 2 1 0 0 5
439 Electrical Connectors 2 0 1 1 1 5
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 1 2 1 0 1 5
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 3 0 0 2 0 5
016 Miscellaneous Hardware (e.g., Bushing, Carpet Fastener, Caster, Door Closer, Panel Hanger, Attachable or Adjunct Handle, Hinge, Window Sash Balance, Etc.) 0 0 2 1 1 4
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 1 1 0 2 0 4
048 Gas: Heating and Illuminating 0 0 2 2 0 4
116 Signals and Indicators 0 2 0 1 1 4
125 Stone Working 0 1 1 0 2 4
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 1 1 0 1 1 4
165 Heat Exchange 0 2 1 0 1 4
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 0 0 1 0 3 4
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 2 0 1 0 1 4
292 Closure Fasteners 0 1 0 2 1 4
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 1 1 1 0 1 4
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 1 1 1 1 4
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 1 1 0 2 0 4
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 0 1 3 0 4
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 0 1 2 0 1 4
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 1 1 0 1 1 4
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 1 2 0 1 4
403 Joints and Connections 0 1 1 1 1 4
433 Dentistry 0 0 2 1 1 4
440 Marine Propulsion 2 0 1 1 0 4
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 1 0 2 1 4
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 3 0 0 1 0 4
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 1 0 0 1 2 4
055 Gas Separation 2 0 1 0 0 3
068 Textiles: Fluid Treating Apparatus 1 2 0 0 0 3
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 1 0 1 0 1 3
150 Purses, Wallets, and Protective Covers 1 1 0 0 1 3
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 1 0 0 0 2 3
180 Motor Vehicles 0 2 1 0 0 3
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 1 1 1 3
212 Traversing Hoists 1 0 0 2 0 3
213 Railway Draft Appliances 1 0 0 1 1 3
223 Apparel Apparatus 0 1 2 0 0 3
249 Static Molds 0 1 0 1 1 3
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 2 1 3
269 Work Holders 0 0 1 0 2 3
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 1 0 1 1 0 3
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 0 1 1 1 0 3
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 0 0 0 1 2 3
368 Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices 1 0 2 0 0 3
419 Powder Metallurgy Processes 1 0 1 0 1 3
472 Amusement Devices 0 1 0 1 1 3
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 2 1 0 3
501 Compositions: Ceramic 2 1 0 0 0 3
508 Solid Anti-Friction Devices, Materials Therefor, Lubricant or Separant Compositions for Moving Solid Surfaces, and Miscellaneous Mineral Oil Compositions 2 1 0 0 0 3
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems) 0 2 1 0 0 3
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 1 1 1 0 3
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 0 0 0 2 2
057 Textiles: Spinning, Twisting, and Twining 0 0 0 0 2 2
105 Railway Rolling Stock 0 0 2 0 0 2
110 Furnaces 0 0 1 0 1 2
117 Single-Crystal, Oriented-Crystal, and Epitaxy Growth Processes; Non-Coating Apparatus Therefor 1 0 0 0 1 2
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 0 0 2 2
122 Liquid Heaters and Vaporizers 1 0 0 1 0 2
144 Woodworking 0 1 1 0 0 2
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 0 1 1 0 0 2
184 Lubrication 0 1 0 0 1 2
215 Bottles and Jars 0 0 1 0 1 2
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 0 0 0 1 1 2
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 0 0 0 1 1 2
336 Inductor Devices 1 0 0 1 0 2
338 Electrical Resistors 0 0 1 0 1 2
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 0 1 0 1 2
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 1 1 0 0 0 2
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 0 0 0 2 2
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 0 0 1 1 2
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 1 0 1 0 2
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 1 1 2
406 Conveyors: Fluid Current 1 0 1 0 0 2
407 Cutters, for Shaping 1 0 0 1 0 2
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 0 1 0 1 2
452 Butchering 1 0 0 0 1 2
477 Interrelated Power Delivery Controls, Including Engine Control 0 0 0 1 1 2
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 0 0 1 1 0 2
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 0 0 0 1 1 2
012 Boot and Shoe Making 0 1 0 0 0 1
028 Textiles: Manufacturing 1 0 0 0 0 1
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 1 1
059 Chain, Staple, and Horseshoe Making 0 0 0 0 1 1
065 Glass Manufacturing 0 0 0 1 0 1
081 Tools 0 0 1 0 0 1
082 Turning (e.g., for metal working) 0 0 0 1 0 1
086 Ammunition and Explosive-Charge Making 0 1 0 0 0 1
087 Textiles: Braiding, Netting, and Lace Making 0 0 0 1 0 1
100 Presses 1 0 0 0 0 1
109 Safes, Bank Protection, or a Related Device 0 0 1 0 0 1
111 Planting 1 0 0 0 0 1
112 Sewing 0 0 1 0 0 1
131 Tobacco 1 0 0 0 0 1
132 Toilet 0 0 1 0 0 1
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 1 0 0 0 1
177 Weighing Scales 0 0 0 1 0 1
187 Elevator, Industrial Lift Truck, or Stationary Lift for Vehicle 0 0 1 0 0 1
193 Conveyors, Chutes, Skids, Guides, and Ways 0 1 0 0 0 1
218 High-Voltage Switches with Arc Preventing or Extinguishing Devices 0 0 0 0 1 1
225 Severing by Tearing or Breaking 0 0 1 0 0 1
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 0 0 1 0 0 1
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 1 0 0 0 0 1
281 Books, Strips, and Leaves 0 0 0 0 1 1
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 0 1 1
299 Mining or In Situ Disintegration of Hard Material 1 0 0 0 0 1
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 0 0 1 0 0 1
305 Wheel Substitutes for Land Vehicles 0 0 0 1 0 1
322 Electricity: Single Generator Systems 0 1 0 0 0 1
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 0 0 1 0 0 1
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 0 0 0 1 0 1
369 Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval 1 0 0 0 0 1
372 Coherent Light Generators 0 0 0 0 1 1
380 Cryptography 0 0 0 0 1 1
386 Motion Video Signal Processing for Recording or Reproducing 0 1 0 0 0 1
400 Typewriting Machines 0 0 1 0 0 1
412 Bookbinding: Process and Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 1
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 0 0 0 0 1 1
445 Electric Lamp or Space Discharge Component or Device Manufacturing 0 0 0 0 1 1
449 Bee Culture (propagating, raising, caring for bees) 0 0 0 0 1 1
454 Ventilation 0 0 0 0 1 1
460 Crop Threshing or Separating 0 0 0 0 1 1
464 Rotary Shafts, Gudgeons, Housings, and Flexible Couplings for Rotary Shafts 0 0 0 0 1 1
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 0 0 0 0 1 1
505 Superconductor Technology: Apparatus, Material, Process 0 0 0 0 1 1
507 Earth Boring, Well Treating, and Oil Field Chemistry 0 0 0 1 0 1
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 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
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 1 0 1
726 Information Security 0 0 0 0 1 1
850 Scanning-Probe Techniques or Apparatus; Applications of Scanning-Probe Techniques, e.g., Scanning Probe Microscopy [Spm] 1 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 517 656 850 873 907 3803



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