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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 DAKOTA

( 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
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 1 2 3 5 8 19
280 Land Vehicles 2 0 5 5 5 17
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 2 5 1 6 1 15
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 1 4 1 8 14
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 1 1 3 3 5 13
414 Material or Article Handling 3 1 1 6 2 13
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 1 2 2 5 1 11
298 Land Vehicles: Dumping 0 4 2 5 0 11
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 1 1 2 3 3 10
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 2 2 1 3 2 10
042 Firearms 1 2 3 3 0 9
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 1 1 1 6 9
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 3 2 3 0 8
073 Measuring and Testing 0 2 3 2 1 8
119 Animal Husbandry 2 0 1 2 2 7
336 Inductor Devices 0 0 5 1 1 7
016 Miscellaneous Hardware (e.g., Bushing, Carpet Fastener, Caster, Door Closer, Panel Hanger, Attachable or Adjunct Handle, Hinge, Window Sash Balance, Etc.) 0 1 1 1 3 6
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 2 0 2 1 1 6
269 Work Holders 1 0 3 1 1 6
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 3 2 1 6
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 1 1 2 2 6
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 1 2 1 2 6
070 Locks 0 1 1 3 0 5
111 Planting 1 1 0 1 2 5
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 2 0 2 1 5
362 Illumination 1 0 1 0 3 5
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 1 0 1 2 4
029 Metal Working 0 0 1 2 1 4
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 1 1 0 0 2 4
137 Fluid Handling 0 2 0 0 2 4
172 Earth Working 0 1 0 2 1 4
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 0 1 1 1 1 4
180 Motor Vehicles 0 1 2 1 0 4
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 1 0 1 1 1 4
273 Amusement Devices: Games 3 0 0 1 0 4
297 Chairs and Seats 1 1 1 0 1 4
348 Television 0 1 3 0 0 4
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 1 1 1 1 0 4
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 1 0 1 0 2 4
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 0 1 3 4
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 1 2 0 1 4
005 Beds 0 1 1 0 1 3
062 Refrigeration 2 0 0 1 0 3
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 1 0 0 2 3
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 1 0 2 0 3
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 1 2 0 3
220 Receptacles 0 1 0 2 0 3
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 1 2 0 3
452 Butchering 0 0 1 1 1 3
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 2 0 1 3
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 3 0 0 0 0 3
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 2 0 2
037 Excavating 1 0 0 0 1 2
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 1 0 1 2
053 Package Making 0 0 1 0 1 2
056 Harvesters 0 1 1 0 0 2
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 1 1 0 2
114 Ships 0 0 0 1 1 2
149 Explosive and Thermic Compositions or Charges 0 1 0 1 0 2
181 Acoustics 0 0 0 1 1 2
188 Brakes 0 1 0 1 0 2
203 Distillation: Processes, Separatory 0 0 0 0 2 2
219 Electric Heating 1 0 0 0 1 2
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 1 0 1 2
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 1 0 0 1 2
246 Railway Switches and Signals 0 0 0 1 1 2
252 Compositions 0 0 2 0 0 2
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 0 0 2 2
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 1 0 1 2
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 0 1 0 0 1 2
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 0 1 1 2
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 1 0 1 2
396 Photography 0 1 0 0 1 2
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 1 1 0 0 2
409 Gear Cutting, Milling, or Planing 0 0 0 0 2 2
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 2 0 2
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 2 0 0 0 0 2
439 Electrical Connectors 0 1 0 1 0 2
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 2 2
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 1 1 0 2
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 1 0 0 1 2
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 1 0 1 2
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 0 0 0 2 2
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 1 0 0 0 1 2
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 1 0 1 2
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 1 1 0 0 2
002 Apparel 0 0 0 0 1 1
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 1 0 0 0 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 1 0 1
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 0 1 1
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 1 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 0 0 1 1
084 Music 1 0 0 0 0 1
086 Ammunition and Explosive-Charge Making 0 1 0 0 0 1
091 Motors: Expansible Chamber Type 0 0 0 1 0 1
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 0 0 1 1
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 1
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 1
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 1 0 0 0 1
104 Railways 0 0 1 0 0 1
105 Railway Rolling Stock 0 1 0 0 0 1
116 Signals and Indicators 0 0 0 1 0 1
122 Liquid Heaters and Vaporizers 0 0 0 0 1 1
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 1 0 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 1 0 1
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 1 0 0 0 1
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 0 0 0 1 1
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 1 0 0 0 1
157 Wheelwright Machines 0 0 0 0 1 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
184 Lubrication 0 0 0 1 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 1 0 0 0 1
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 1
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 1 0 0 0 0 1
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 1 0 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 1 0 1
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 1
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 0 1 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 1 1
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 0 0 1 0 0 1
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 0 0 1 0 0 1
353 Optics: Image Projectors 0 0 1 0 0 1
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 1 0 0 0 0 1
382 Image Analysis 0 1 0 0 0 1
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 1
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 0 0 0 0 1 1
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 1 0 0 0 0 1
431 Combustion 0 0 0 0 1 1
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 0 1 1
449 Bee Culture (propagating, raising, caring for bees) 0 0 1 0 0 1
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 1 0 0 1
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 0 1 1
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 1 0 1
492 Roll or Roller 0 0 1 0 0 1
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 0 0 0 1 0 1
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 0 1 0 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 0 0 1 0 1
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 0 1
718 Virtual Machine Task or Process Management or Task Management/Control (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 1 0 0 0 1
726 Information Security 1 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 46 70 96 113 129 454



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