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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

WEST VIRGINIA

( 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
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 12 10 17 12 9 60
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 1 7 11 19 7 45
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 6 4 8 7 1 26
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 6 0 4 4 5 19
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 2 3 1 6 4 16
606 Surgery (instruments) 3 0 4 5 4 16
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 5 3 5 0 2 15
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 6 3 3 0 3 15
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 3 4 2 2 1 12
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 1 1 4 3 1 10
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 1 2 0 3 4 10
340 Communications: Electrical 2 2 2 1 3 10
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 1 2 2 3 1 9
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 1 1 1 2 4 9
073 Measuring and Testing 0 3 3 1 1 8
095 Gas Separation: Processes 1 0 1 3 3 8
370 Multiplex Communications 0 2 2 2 2 8
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 1 1 4 1 1 8
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 2 2 1 1 1 7
250 Radiant Energy 2 2 1 2 0 7
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 1 0 3 2 1 7
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 1 3 1 2 7
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 1 0 0 3 2 6
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 1 1 1 1 2 6
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 1 1 2 2 6
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 3 2 0 1 0 6
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 1 2 0 1 2 6
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 0 2 1 2 6
726 Information Security 0 1 1 1 3 6
029 Metal Working 4 0 1 0 0 5
104 Railways 1 0 1 1 2 5
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 1 1 1 0 2 5
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 2 0 3 5
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 1 2 2 0 5
299 Mining or In Situ Disintegration of Hard Material 0 0 1 2 2 5
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 2 3 5
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 1 1 1 1 1 5
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 2 1 1 0 1 5
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 1 0 2 1 1 5
047 Plant Husbandry 0 1 1 1 1 4
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 1 1 1 1 4
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 3 0 1 0 0 4
119 Animal Husbandry 1 0 1 1 1 4
148 Metal Treatment 2 0 1 1 0 4
208 Mineral Oils: Processes and Products 0 0 1 3 0 4
220 Receptacles 2 2 0 0 0 4
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 1 1 0 0 2 4
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 1 1 0 0 2 4
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 1 2 1 4
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 1 1 1 0 1 4
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 2 0 2 0 0 4
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 2 1 0 1 0 4
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 1 0 1 0 2 4
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 1 1 1 1 0 4
005 Beds 0 0 1 1 1 3
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 1 1 1 0 0 3
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 1 0 0 0 2 3
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 1 0 2 0 0 3
203 Distillation: Processes, Separatory 0 0 2 1 0 3
252 Compositions 1 0 0 1 1 3
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 1 1 1 0 3
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 1 0 1 1 0 3
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 3 0 3
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 1 1 0 0 1 3
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 1 0 0 2 0 3
414 Material or Article Handling 1 0 2 0 0 3
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 1 0 0 2 3
455 Telecommunications 0 0 2 1 0 3
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 1 1 1 0 0 3
002 Apparel 0 0 0 1 1 2
030 Cutlery 0 0 2 0 0 2
037 Excavating 0 0 0 2 0 2
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 1 0 1 0 0 2
042 Firearms 0 1 0 0 1 2
053 Package Making 1 1 0 0 0 2
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 1 0 1 0 2
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 1 0 1 2
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 1 1 2
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 1 1 0 0 0 2
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 1 0 0 0 1 2
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 0 0 2 2
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 1 1 2
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 0 0 0 0 2 2
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 0 0 0 2 0 2
362 Illumination 1 0 0 0 1 2
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 1 0 1 0 0 2
382 Image Analysis 0 0 1 0 1 2
431 Combustion 0 1 0 0 1 2
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 1 0 1 2
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 1 0 0 1 2
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 1 0 0 0 1
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 0 0 1 1
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 0 1 0 0 1
048 Gas: Heating and Illuminating 0 0 0 1 0 1
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 1 1
062 Refrigeration 1 0 0 0 0 1
076 Metal Tools and Implements, Making 0 1 0 0 0 1
083 Cutting 1 0 0 0 0 1
089 Ordnance 0 1 0 0 0 1
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 0 0 1 0 1
116 Signals and Indicators 1 0 0 0 0 1
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 0 0 1 1
132 Toilet 0 0 0 1 0 1
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 0 0 0 1 1
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 1 0 1
149 Explosive and Thermic Compositions or Charges 0 0 0 1 0 1
164 Metal Founding 1 0 0 0 0 1
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 1 0 0 1
180 Motor Vehicles 1 0 0 0 0 1
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 1 0 0 0 0 1
221 Article Dispensing 0 1 0 0 0 1
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 1
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 1 0 0 0 1
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 1 0 0 0 0 1
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 0 1 0 1
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 1
269 Work Holders 0 0 0 1 0 1
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 0 1 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 1 1
336 Inductor Devices 0 1 0 0 0 1
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 1 0 0 0 0 1
353 Optics: Image Projectors 0 1 0 0 0 1
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 0 0 0 1 0 1
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 0 1 0 1
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 0 0 1 0 0 1
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 0 0 1 1
380 Cryptography 0 0 0 0 1 1
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 0 0 1 1
420 Alloys or Metallic Compositions 1 0 0 0 0 1
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 1
427 Coating Processes 0 0 0 1 0 1
433 Dentistry 0 0 0 1 0 1
434 Education and Demonstration 0 1 0 0 0 1
450 Foundation Garments 0 0 0 0 1 1
452 Butchering 0 0 0 1 0 1
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 1 1
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 1 0 1
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 1 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
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 1 0 0 0 0 1
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 0 0 1 1
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 0 1
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 0 0 0 0 1
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 0 1 0 1
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 1 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 118 94 135 145 134 626



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