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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

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 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
060 Power Plants 18 22 44 89 127 300
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 28 15 51 58 43 195
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 10 9 31 56 31 137
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 3 16 19 15 39 92
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 17 16 24 19 14 90
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 11 7 17 23 11 69
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 10 20 18 10 10 68
029 Metal Working 7 11 15 15 18 66
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 5 9 12 19 15 60
073 Measuring and Testing 9 9 13 16 8 55
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 4 5 14 15 16 54
340 Communications: Electrical 18 5 9 13 7 52
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 10 8 10 5 15 48
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 8 7 8 6 11 40
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 9 11 6 6 2 34
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 6 5 5 8 10 34
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 7 3 4 6 13 33
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 3 3 6 13 8 33
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 6 7 2 11 6 32
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 2 5 12 10 1 30
385 Optical Waveguides 3 2 6 10 9 30
005 Beds 6 4 3 6 10 29
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 3 2 3 6 15 29
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 2 4 3 9 9 27
427 Coating Processes 3 5 4 9 6 27
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 1 9 4 10 2 26
219 Electric Heating 2 2 3 8 10 25
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 3 3 5 10 4 25
206 Special Receptacle or Package 4 8 1 7 4 24
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 3 2 5 10 4 24
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 7 6 1 4 5 23
482 Exercise Devices 5 7 8 2 1 23
606 Surgery (instruments) 2 1 3 8 9 23
362 Illumination 4 6 6 3 3 22
062 Refrigeration 4 2 3 4 8 21
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 3 1 5 8 4 21
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 3 0 6 7 5 21
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 6 7 4 1 3 21
033 Geometrical Instruments 5 6 4 3 2 20
220 Receptacles 0 6 2 4 8 20
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 6 3 2 5 3 19
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 7 3 3 3 3 19
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 2 4 3 6 4 19
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 3 5 2 7 1 18
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 1 6 6 5 18
376 Induced Nuclear Reactions: Processes, Systems, and Elements 4 2 2 1 9 18
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 2 4 6 2 4 18
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 5 3 2 5 3 18
250 Radiant Energy 1 4 3 7 2 17
252 Compositions 7 2 2 4 2 17
280 Land Vehicles 4 3 3 2 5 17
137 Fluid Handling 2 1 0 7 6 16
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 3 4 2 3 4 16
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 2 3 2 6 3 16
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 2 5 1 3 4 15
056 Harvesters 1 6 5 1 2 15
384 Bearings 1 3 3 1 7 15
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 2 1 2 6 4 15
002 Apparel 1 4 4 3 2 14
066 Textiles: Knitting 8 2 3 1 0 14
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 1 3 4 4 2 14
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 1 4 3 4 2 14
417 Pumps 2 1 3 7 1 14
053 Package Making 4 1 4 2 2 13
279 Chucks or Sockets 2 4 3 1 3 13
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 1 3 5 4 13
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 1 3 4 5 0 13
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 1 1 4 2 4 12
071 Chemistry: Fertilizers 0 2 2 4 4 12
148 Metal Treatment 2 4 2 2 2 12
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 3 2 0 7 12
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 2 3 1 1 5 12
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 3 1 4 1 3 12
014 Bridges 3 1 3 1 3 11
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 3 4 4 11
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 2 2 1 0 6 11
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 3 2 6 11
126 Stoves and Furnaces 1 0 3 1 5 10
188 Brakes 2 2 3 1 2 10
221 Article Dispensing 1 4 1 3 1 10
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 1 1 2 2 4 10
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 1 3 2 2 2 10
382 Image Analysis 2 1 3 3 1 10
414 Material or Article Handling 0 1 4 2 3 10
463 Amusement Devices: Games 1 0 2 2 5 10
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 3 0 0 1 6 10
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 0 3 2 3 2 10
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 2 3 2 3 10
042 Firearms 0 3 3 1 2 9
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 3 3 2 1 9
152 Resilient Tires and Wheels 0 3 1 2 3 9
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 2 1 3 3 9
297 Chairs and Seats 3 1 1 2 2 9
370 Multiplex Communications 3 4 1 0 1 9
070 Locks 0 1 3 3 1 8
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 4 1 1 1 1 8
083 Cutting 2 2 1 3 0 8
114 Ships 2 1 1 1 3 8
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 3 4 1 8
181 Acoustics 0 0 1 4 3 8
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 2 1 0 2 3 8
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 2 1 3 2 8
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 1 1 3 1 2 8
379 Telephonic Communications 2 2 2 0 2 8
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 2 1 0 3 2 8
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 1 1 2 3 8
049 Movable or Removable Closures 1 0 0 2 4 7
084 Music 1 1 0 2 3 7
089 Ordnance 0 0 2 1 4 7
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 2 1 1 3 7
169 Fire Extinguishers 1 2 1 2 1 7
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 0 0 4 1 2 7
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 1 2 2 2 7
211 Supports: Racks 1 0 3 0 3 7
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 3 2 0 2 7
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 1 1 3 0 2 7
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 2 4 1 7
431 Combustion 0 1 2 0 4 7
439 Electrical Connectors 3 2 0 1 1 7
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 1 2 1 2 1 7
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 1 0 2 2 2 7
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 1 1 1 2 1 6
047 Plant Husbandry 1 3 0 0 2 6
104 Railways 0 0 1 3 2 6
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 3 1 1 0 1 6
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 1 2 1 2 0 6
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 1 1 0 1 3 6
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 0 1 3 2 6
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 1 1 0 0 4 6
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 1 1 1 0 2 5
037 Excavating 1 1 1 2 0 5
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 1 1 1 2 0 5
072 Metal Deforming 1 1 2 0 1 5
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 1 1 1 2 5
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 2 1 1 1 5
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 1 2 2 0 5
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 3 1 1 0 5
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 2 2 0 1 0 5
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 0 0 2 1 2 5
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 1 1 1 2 0 5
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 1 1 0 2 1 5
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 0 1 1 3 0 5
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 2 2 1 0 5
403 Joints and Connections 2 0 1 1 1 5
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 0 1 4 5
440 Marine Propulsion 1 2 0 1 1 5
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 1 1 2 1 0 5
451 Abrading 0 1 1 2 1 5
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 1 3 0 0 1 5
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 3 0 0 2 5
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 1 2 1 1 5
030 Cutlery 0 0 1 0 3 4
048 Gas: Heating and Illuminating 0 0 0 2 2 4
101 Printing 1 0 0 2 1 4
116 Signals and Indicators 1 0 2 0 1 4
117 Single-Crystal, Oriented-Crystal, and Epitaxy Growth Processes; Non-Coating Apparatus Therefor 3 1 0 0 0 4
150 Purses, Wallets, and Protective Covers 2 1 1 0 0 4
164 Metal Founding 0 0 1 1 2 4
180 Motor Vehicles 1 0 2 1 0 4
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 1 1 1 1 0 4
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 1 1 0 2 4
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 1 0 1 2 4
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 1 1 1 1 0 4
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 1 1 0 2 4
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 0 0 1 3 4
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 1 1 1 1 0 4
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 1 1 1 0 1 4
383 Flexible Bags 0 0 0 1 3 4
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 0 1 1 2 0 4
455 Telecommunications 0 0 1 0 3 4
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 1 0 1 0 2 4
501 Compositions: Ceramic 1 2 1 0 0 4
508 Solid Anti-Friction Devices, Materials Therefor, Lubricant or Separant Compositions for Moving Solid Surfaces, and Miscellaneous Mineral Oil Compositions 1 2 1 0 0 4
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 1 0 1 1 1 4
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 0 0 2 2 4
016 Miscellaneous Hardware (e.g., Bushing, Carpet Fastener, Caster, Door Closer, Panel Hanger, Attachable or Adjunct Handle, Hinge, Window Sash Balance, Etc.) 0 0 0 2 1 3
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 2 0 0 1 3
055 Gas Separation 0 2 0 1 0 3
068 Textiles: Fluid Treating Apparatus 0 1 2 0 0 3
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 1 1 0 1 0 3
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 1 1 1 0 3
122 Liquid Heaters and Vaporizers 1 1 0 0 1 3
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 2 1 0 3
212 Traversing Hoists 0 1 0 0 2 3
215 Bottles and Jars 2 0 0 1 0 3
223 Apparel Apparatus 0 0 1 2 0 3
224 Package and Article Carriers 1 0 0 0 2 3
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 1 0 2 3
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 1 0 2 3
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 1 0 1 1 3
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 0 1 1 1 3
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 0 0 1 2 0 3
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 0 0 1 1 1 3
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 1 1 1 0 0 3
348 Television 0 0 0 1 2 3
368 Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices 0 1 0 2 0 3
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 0 1 2 0 3
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 1 0 1 0 1 3
433 Dentistry 0 0 0 2 1 3
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 2 0 0 1 0 3
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 2 1 3
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems) 0 0 2 1 0 3
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 2 0 0 1 3
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 2 0 0 0 0 2
105 Railway Rolling Stock 0 0 0 2 0 2
125 Stone Working 0 0 1 1 0 2
131 Tobacco 1 1 0 0 0 2
132 Toilet 1 0 0 1 0 2
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 1 0 1 0 2
144 Woodworking 0 0 1 1 0 2
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 1 0 1 0 0 2
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 1 1 0 0 0 2
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 0 0 1 1 0 2
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 0 1 1 2
213 Railway Draft Appliances 0 1 0 0 1 2
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 1 0 0 0 1 2
249 Static Molds 0 0 1 0 1 2
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 1 1 0 0 0 2
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 2 2
336 Inductor Devices 0 1 0 0 1 2
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 1 0 0 1 0 2
369 Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval 1 1 0 0 0 2
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 1 0 0 0 1 2
406 Conveyors: Fluid Current 0 1 0 1 0 2
407 Cutters, for Shaping 0 1 0 0 1 2
419 Powder Metallurgy Processes 0 1 0 1 0 2
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 0 2 2
472 Amusement Devices 0 0 1 0 1 2
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 0 0 0 1 1 2
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 1 0 0 1 2
012 Boot and Shoe Making 0 0 1 0 0 1
026 Textiles: Cloth Finishing 1 0 0 0 0 1
028 Textiles: Manufacturing 0 1 0 0 0 1
057 Textiles: Spinning, Twisting, and Twining 1 0 0 0 0 1
065 Glass Manufacturing 0 0 0 0 1 1
081 Tools 0 0 0 1 0 1
082 Turning (e.g., for metal working) 0 0 0 0 1 1
086 Ammunition and Explosive-Charge Making 0 0 1 0 0 1
087 Textiles: Braiding, Netting, and Lace Making 0 0 0 0 1 1
091 Motors: Expansible Chamber Type 1 0 0 0 0 1
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 1 0 0 0 0 1
100 Presses 0 1 0 0 0 1
109 Safes, Bank Protection, or a Related Device 0 0 0 1 0 1
110 Furnaces 0 0 0 1 0 1
111 Planting 0 1 0 0 0 1
112 Sewing 0 0 0 1 0 1
139 Textiles: Weaving 1 0 0 0 0 1
140 Wireworking 1 0 0 0 0 1
177 Weighing Scales 0 0 0 0 1 1
184 Lubrication 0 0 1 0 0 1
187 Elevator, Industrial Lift Truck, or Stationary Lift for Vehicle 0 0 0 1 0 1
193 Conveyors, Chutes, Skids, Guides, and Ways 0 0 1 0 0 1
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 0 0 0 1 0 1
225 Severing by Tearing or Breaking 0 0 0 1 0 1
232 Deposit and Collection Receptacles 1 0 0 0 0 1
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 0 0 0 1 0 1
269 Work Holders 0 0 0 1 0 1
281 Books, Strips, and Leaves 1 0 0 0 0 1
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 1 0 0 0 0 1
299 Mining or In Situ Disintegration of Hard Material 0 1 0 0 0 1
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 0 0 0 1 0 1
305 Wheel Substitutes for Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 1 1
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 0 0 0 0 1 1
322 Electricity: Single Generator Systems 0 0 1 0 0 1
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 0 0 0 1 0 1
338 Electrical Resistors 0 0 0 1 0 1
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 0 0 0 0 1 1
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 0 0 0 0 1 1
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 0 0 0 1 1
386 Motion Video Signal Processing for Recording or Reproducing 0 0 1 0 0 1
400 Typewriting Machines 0 0 0 1 0 1
452 Butchering 0 1 0 0 0 1
464 Rotary Shafts, Gudgeons, Housings, and Flexible Couplings for Rotary Shafts 1 0 0 0 0 1
477 Interrelated Power Delivery Controls, Including Engine Control 0 0 0 0 1 1
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 1 0 0 0 0 1
507 Earth Boring, Well Treating, and Oil Field Chemistry 0 0 0 0 1 1
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 0 0 1 0 1
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 0 0 1 0 0 1
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 0 0 0 0 1 1
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 1 1
716 Computer-Aided Design and Analysis of Circuits and Semiconductor Masks 1 0 0 0 0 1
726 Information Security 1 0 0 0 0 1
850 Scanning-Probe Techniques or Apparatus; Applications of Scanning-Probe Techniques, e.g., Scanning Probe Microscopy [Spm] 0 1 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 461 517 656 850 873 3357



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