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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

UTAH

( 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
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 40 60 54 76 52 282
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 30 58 39 55 45 227
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 28 36 53 32 48 197
606 Surgery (instruments) 27 29 53 30 54 193
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 27 38 44 42 40 191
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 35 27 27 30 57 176
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 24 20 28 31 49 152
280 Land Vehicles 36 33 26 24 32 151
726 Information Security 22 22 36 29 27 136
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 19 16 24 30 35 124
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 19 18 17 27 20 101
370 Multiplex Communications 23 15 16 23 13 90
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 19 14 12 18 19 82
340 Communications: Electrical 21 19 13 14 14 81
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 14 10 9 18 22 73
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 18 15 14 17 7 71
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 11 18 13 11 14 67
482 Exercise Devices 23 17 8 0 19 67
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 15 11 24 9 6 65
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 7 6 12 21 17 63
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 8 6 13 16 16 59
299 Mining or In Situ Disintegration of Hard Material 11 19 10 10 5 55
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 15 10 7 6 14 52
379 Telephonic Communications 6 14 9 14 8 51
382 Image Analysis 8 7 11 9 16 51
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 8 12 12 10 9 51
073 Measuring and Testing 9 10 11 7 13 50
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 6 13 9 12 10 50
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 8 8 10 19 5 50
718 Virtual Machine Task or Process Management or Task Management/Control (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 3 5 13 15 14 50
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 4 15 14 12 4 49
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 8 7 8 16 9 48
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 6 5 12 11 14 48
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 7 5 13 9 13 47
455 Telecommunications 11 6 4 11 15 47
051 Abrasive Tool Making Process, Material, or Composition 2 9 5 8 20 44
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 12 9 11 7 5 44
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 8 9 8 9 6 40
362 Illumination 8 7 8 10 5 38
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 14 5 4 4 11 38
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 9 3 12 9 5 38
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 5 4 7 11 10 37
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 4 3 14 6 10 37
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 3 11 7 6 8 35
029 Metal Working 9 2 6 8 9 34
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 6 9 2 4 11 32
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 5 6 8 6 6 31
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 5 5 9 4 8 31
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 2 5 6 8 9 30
384 Bearings 2 3 5 4 16 30
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 8 5 4 6 7 30
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 3 4 8 7 7 29
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 3 5 10 6 4 28
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 7 0 6 11 4 28
042 Firearms 2 8 7 3 7 27
137 Fluid Handling 7 2 6 5 7 27
433 Dentistry 7 8 5 4 3 27
250 Radiant Energy 7 5 4 2 8 26
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 8 2 2 6 8 26
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 3 8 3 6 6 26
180 Motor Vehicles 7 6 4 3 4 24
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 2 5 9 1 7 24
005 Beds 3 1 3 8 8 23
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 6 5 6 2 4 23
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 1 5 2 10 5 23
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 6 3 6 5 3 23
206 Special Receptacle or Package 6 4 4 5 3 22
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 4 8 6 2 2 22
297 Chairs and Seats 3 7 2 3 7 22
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 8 4 3 4 3 22
102 Ammunition and Explosives 6 3 3 4 5 21
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 1 5 4 1 9 20
149 Explosive and Thermic Compositions or Charges 3 6 6 3 2 20
208 Mineral Oils: Processes and Products 4 7 2 4 3 20
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 4 4 3 4 5 20
434 Education and Demonstration 1 0 3 7 9 20
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 4 3 3 5 4 19
033 Geometrical Instruments 2 5 1 6 5 19
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 3 4 4 6 2 19
224 Package and Article Carriers 5 4 1 2 7 19
273 Amusement Devices: Games 3 4 4 5 3 19
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 3 6 4 1 4 18
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 2 3 7 6 0 18
220 Receptacles 1 2 2 3 10 18
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 5 4 3 3 3 18
348 Television 2 3 2 4 7 18
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 1 3 4 4 5 17
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 1 1 3 4 8 17
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 4 3 5 1 4 17
380 Cryptography 1 3 3 7 3 17
417 Pumps 3 4 2 4 4 17
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 1 4 2 4 5 16
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 4 3 2 0 7 16
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 4 2 3 5 2 16
002 Apparel 2 5 3 3 2 15
089 Ordnance 3 1 2 5 4 15
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 4 1 2 3 5 15
439 Electrical Connectors 3 4 3 3 2 15
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 5 0 2 1 7 15
719 Interprogram Communication or Interprocess Communication (Ipc) (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 2 6 4 2 15
181 Acoustics 0 1 6 2 5 14
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 5 2 2 4 1 14
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 4 4 0 5 1 14
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 3 2 5 3 13
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 4 2 5 1 1 13
463 Amusement Devices: Games 1 3 4 1 4 13
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 2 2 4 2 2 12
211 Supports: Racks 1 2 2 1 6 12
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 3 1 4 2 2 12
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 3 2 0 3 4 12
427 Coating Processes 0 4 4 0 4 12
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems) 3 1 2 2 4 12
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 1 2 3 3 2 11
048 Gas: Heating and Illuminating 1 2 2 4 2 11
100 Presses 2 1 1 1 6 11
114 Ships 4 0 1 1 5 11
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 2 2 3 4 11
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 2 0 3 3 3 11
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 2 1 1 3 4 11
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 0 2 6 3 11
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 3 1 2 3 2 11
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 2 2 2 1 4 11
451 Abrading 2 0 4 2 3 11
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 3 3 2 1 2 11
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 3 0 1 0 7 11
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 1 1 3 2 3 10
060 Power Plants 2 3 2 2 1 10
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 1 2 5 2 10
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 1 1 3 4 1 10
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 3 1 3 3 10
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 2 1 1 4 2 10
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 3 0 3 2 2 10
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 3 1 4 0 2 10
037 Excavating 4 2 2 0 1 9
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 3 1 1 4 9
095 Gas Separation: Processes 2 1 0 4 2 9
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 3 1 2 1 2 9
202 Distillation: Apparatus 1 2 1 3 2 9
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 2 4 1 0 2 9
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 0 1 2 3 3 9
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 3 5 1 0 0 9
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 3 1 1 3 1 9
716 Computer-Aided Design and Analysis of Circuits and Semiconductor Masks 0 2 3 3 1 9
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 2 2 4 0 8
062 Refrigeration 2 1 1 1 3 8
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 4 0 0 0 4 8
081 Tools 1 2 3 1 1 8
083 Cutting 3 1 1 1 2 8
084 Music 1 1 2 3 1 8
360 Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval 3 4 0 0 1 8
104 Railways 0 1 4 1 1 7
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 1 1 3 1 1 7
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 1 1 0 4 1 7
249 Static Molds 3 0 1 3 0 7
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 1 2 2 2 7
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 3 1 2 1 0 7
326 Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry 2 1 1 2 1 7
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 1 3 0 1 2 7
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 1 0 1 5 7
116 Signals and Indicators 1 0 1 0 4 6
119 Animal Husbandry 1 1 1 2 1 6
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 2 2 0 0 2 6
219 Electric Heating 0 1 0 2 3 6
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 0 1 1 1 3 6
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 2 1 1 2 0 6
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 0 1 2 2 1 6
588 Hazardous or Toxic Waste Destruction or Containment 0 2 2 1 1 6
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 1 2 1 1 5
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 1 0 2 0 2 5
111 Planting 1 1 2 1 0 5
112 Sewing 0 1 1 3 0 5
118 Coating Apparatus 1 1 1 0 2 5
267 Spring Devices 1 0 0 2 2 5
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 1 1 1 2 0 5
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 0 2 0 0 3 5
368 Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices 3 2 0 0 0 5
414 Material or Article Handling 1 1 2 0 1 5
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 1 1 0 1 2 5
472 Amusement Devices 0 3 1 0 1 5
016 Miscellaneous Hardware (e.g., Bushing, Carpet Fastener, Caster, Door Closer, Panel Hanger, Attachable or Adjunct Handle, Hinge, Window Sash Balance, Etc.) 2 0 0 1 1 4
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 2 0 0 2 4
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 0 2 2 4
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 1 3 4
076 Metal Tools and Implements, Making 0 3 1 0 0 4
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 1 1 0 2 4
150 Purses, Wallets, and Protective Covers 0 0 0 0 4 4
201 Distillation: Processes, Thermolytic 3 0 1 0 0 4
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 0 0 2 2 4
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 2 0 1 1 0 4
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 3 0 0 1 0 4
353 Optics: Image Projectors 1 0 1 0 2 4
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 1 0 0 1 2 4
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 1 2 0 1 0 4
400 Typewriting Machines 0 1 0 0 3 4
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 1 0 1 2 4
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 1 3 0 0 4
030 Cutlery 0 1 0 1 1 3
047 Plant Husbandry 0 1 1 1 0 3
072 Metal Deforming 0 1 1 1 0 3
109 Safes, Bank Protection, or a Related Device 1 0 1 0 1 3
132 Toilet 0 0 1 0 2 3
223 Apparel Apparatus 1 0 1 0 1 3
252 Compositions 0 1 2 0 0 3
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 1 2 3
305 Wheel Substitutes for Land Vehicles 1 1 0 0 1 3
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 1 0 2 3
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 0 0 0 2 1 3
330 Amplifiers 0 0 1 2 0 3
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 0 0 1 1 1 3
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 1 0 0 1 1 3
385 Optical Waveguides 1 1 1 0 0 3
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 0 1 2 0 3
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 1 1 1 3
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 0 1 1 1 0 3
419 Powder Metallurgy Processes 0 1 1 1 0 3
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 3 0 0 3
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 1 0 1 1 0 3
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 0 2 1 0 0 3
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 0 1 2 0 3
712 Processing Architectures and Instruction Processing, e.g., Processors (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 1 1 1 0 3
012 Boot and Shoe Making 2 0 0 0 0 2
014 Bridges 0 0 1 0 1 2
070 Locks 0 1 0 1 0 2
082 Turning (e.g., for metal working) 2 0 0 0 0 2
091 Motors: Expansible Chamber Type 0 2 0 0 0 2
105 Railway Rolling Stock 0 1 0 1 0 2
125 Stone Working 0 0 0 1 1 2
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 0 0 2 2
127 Sugar, Starch, and Carbohydrates 1 1 0 0 0 2
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 0 0 0 0 2 2
159 Concentrating Evaporators 0 1 0 1 0 2
165 Heat Exchange 0 2 0 0 0 2
187 Elevator, Industrial Lift Truck, or Stationary Lift for Vehicle 1 0 1 0 0 2
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 0 1 0 1 0 2
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 1 1 0 0 0 2
256 Fences 0 0 0 2 0 2
269 Work Holders 0 0 1 0 1 2
283 Printed Matter 0 0 1 0 1 2
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 0 0 1 1 0 2
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 0 1 0 1 0 2
352 Optics: Motion Pictures 0 0 1 0 1 2
369 Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval 1 0 0 1 0 2
377 Electrical Pulse Counters, Pulse Dividers, or Shift Registers: Circuits and Systems 0 0 1 0 1 2
386 Motion Video Signal Processing for Recording or Reproducing 0 0 0 0 2 2
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 0 0 1 1 2
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 1 0 0 1 0 2
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 0 1 0 1 0 2
501 Compositions: Ceramic 0 0 1 0 1 2
850 Scanning-Probe Techniques or Apparatus; Applications of Scanning-Probe Techniques, e.g., Scanning Probe Microscopy [Spm] 0 0 1 1 0 2
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 0 0 0 1 0 1
023 Chemistry: Physical Processes 0 0 0 1 0 1
053 Package Making 1 0 0 0 0 1
054 Harness for Working Animal 0 0 0 1 0 1
071 Chemistry: Fertilizers 0 0 0 0 1 1
086 Ammunition and Explosive-Charge Making 0 1 0 0 0 1
101 Printing 0 0 0 1 0 1
110 Furnaces 0 0 0 0 1 1
117 Single-Crystal, Oriented-Crystal, and Epitaxy Growth Processes; Non-Coating Apparatus Therefor 0 0 0 1 0 1
139 Textiles: Weaving 1 0 0 0 0 1
144 Woodworking 0 1 0 0 0 1
148 Metal Treatment 1 0 0 0 0 1
164 Metal Founding 1 0 0 0 0 1
169 Fire Extinguishers 0 0 0 1 0 1
188 Brakes 0 0 0 0 1 1
193 Conveyors, Chutes, Skids, Guides, and Ways 1 0 0 0 0 1
196 Mineral Oils: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 1
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 0 0 1 1
203 Distillation: Processes, Separatory 0 0 0 0 1 1
212 Traversing Hoists 0 0 0 1 0 1
215 Bottles and Jars 0 0 0 1 0 1
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 0 0 0 0 1 1
238 Railways: Surface Track 1 0 0 0 0 1
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 1
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 1
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 1 0 0 0 0 1
281 Books, Strips, and Leaves 1 0 0 0 0 1
293 Vehicle Fenders 0 0 1 0 0 1
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 0 0 1 0 0 1
322 Electricity: Single Generator Systems 0 0 1 0 0 1
372 Coherent Light Generators 0 0 0 0 1 1
383 Flexible Bags 0 1 0 0 0 1
396 Photography 0 0 0 1 0 1
398 Optical Communications 0 0 1 0 0 1
407 Cutters, for Shaping 0 0 0 1 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 1 0 0 1
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 1 0 0 0 0 1
450 Foundation Garments 0 0 0 0 1 1
452 Butchering 0 0 1 0 0 1
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 1 0 0 0 0 1
494 Imperforate Bowl: Centrifugal Separators 0 1 0 0 0 1
508 Solid Anti-Friction Devices, Materials Therefor, Lubricant or Separant Compositions for Moving Solid Surfaces, and Miscellaneous Mineral Oil Compositions 0 1 0 0 0 1
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 0 1 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 1017 1065 1167 1228 1374 5851



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