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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

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 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 12 12 10 17 12 63
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 3 1 7 11 19 41
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 0 6 4 8 7 25
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 1 6 0 4 4 15
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 3 6 3 3 0 15
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 3 3 4 2 2 14
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 5 3 5 0 13
606 Surgery (instruments) 1 3 0 4 5 13
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 2 3 1 6 12
073 Measuring and Testing 4 0 3 3 1 11
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 2 1 1 4 3 11
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 5 1 0 0 3 9
250 Radiant Energy 2 2 2 1 2 9
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 2 1 1 4 1 9
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 1 1 2 2 3 9
340 Communications: Electrical 1 2 2 2 1 8
029 Metal Working 2 4 0 1 0 7
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 1 1 2 0 3 7
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 1 2 2 1 1 7
370 Multiplex Communications 1 0 2 2 2 7
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 1 1 0 3 2 7
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 1 3 2 0 1 7
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 2 0 1 1 2 6
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 1 0 1 3 5
148 Metal Treatment 1 2 0 1 1 5
208 Mineral Oils: Processes and Products 1 0 0 1 3 5
220 Receptacles 1 2 2 0 0 5
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 0 1 2 2 5
280 Land Vehicles 2 0 0 1 2 5
299 Mining or In Situ Disintegration of Hard Material 2 0 0 1 2 5
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 1 2 1 0 1 5
414 Material or Article Handling 2 1 0 2 0 5
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 0 1 1 1 2 5
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 1 3 1 5
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 1 1 1 1 0 4
047 Plant Husbandry 1 0 1 1 1 4
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 3 0 1 0 4
119 Animal Husbandry 1 1 0 1 1 4
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 1 1 1 1 4
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 2 1 1 0 0 4
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 1 1 0 1 1 4
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 1 0 0 0 3 4
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 2 0 2 0 4
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 1 2 0 1 4
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 1 1 1 1 4
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 1 1 1 1 4
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 2 1 1 0 4
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 0 1 0 2 1 4
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 1 0 2 1 4
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 1 1 1 3
104 Railways 0 1 0 1 1 3
118 Coating Apparatus 2 0 0 1 0 3
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 1 1 1 0 3
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 0 1 0 2 0 3
180 Motor Vehicles 2 1 0 0 0 3
203 Distillation: Processes, Separatory 0 0 0 2 1 3
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 2 1 0 0 0 3
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 1 1 1 3
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 1 1 1 0 3
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 1 0 0 2 3
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 2 1 3
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 1 1 1 0 3
726 Information Security 0 0 1 1 1 3
002 Apparel 1 0 0 0 1 2
005 Beds 0 0 0 1 1 2
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 2 0 2
037 Excavating 0 0 0 0 2 2
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 1 0 1 0 2
053 Package Making 0 1 1 0 0 2
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 1 0 1 2
164 Metal Founding 1 1 0 0 0 2
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 2 0 2
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 1 1 0 0 2
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 1 1 0 0 2
252 Compositions 0 1 0 0 1 2
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 2 0 0 0 0 2
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 0 0 0 0 2 2
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 1 1 0 0 2
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 1 0 1 0 2
382 Image Analysis 1 0 0 1 0 2
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 0 2 2
431 Combustion 1 0 1 0 0 2
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 1 0 1 0 2
482 Exercise Devices 1 0 0 0 1 2
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 1 1 0 0 0 2
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 1 0 0 1
014 Bridges 1 0 0 0 0 1
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 0 0 1 0 1
042 Firearms 0 0 1 0 0 1
048 Gas: Heating and Illuminating 0 0 0 0 1 1
060 Power Plants 1 0 0 0 0 1
062 Refrigeration 0 1 0 0 0 1
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 0 1 0 0 0 1
076 Metal Tools and Implements, Making 0 0 1 0 0 1
083 Cutting 0 1 0 0 0 1
084 Music 1 0 0 0 0 1
089 Ordnance 0 0 1 0 0 1
100 Presses 1 0 0 0 0 1
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 0 0 0 1 1
116 Signals and Indicators 0 1 0 0 0 1
132 Toilet 0 0 0 0 1 1
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 0 1 1
149 Explosive and Thermic Compositions or Charges 0 0 0 0 1 1
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 1 0 0 0 0 1
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 1 0 1
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 1 0 0 0 0 1
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 1 0 0 0 1
221 Article Dispensing 0 0 1 0 0 1
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 1 0 0 0 0 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 0 1 1
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 1
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 1 0 0 0 0 1
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 1 0 0 1
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 1 0 0 0 1
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 0 0 1 1
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 1
269 Work Holders 0 0 0 0 1 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 1 1
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 1 0 0 0 0 1
336 Inductor Devices 0 0 1 0 0 1
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 1 0 0 0 1
353 Optics: Image Projectors 0 0 1 0 0 1
362 Illumination 0 1 0 0 0 1
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 0 0 0 0 1 1
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 0 0 1 1
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 0 0 0 1 0 1
379 Telephonic Communications 1 0 0 0 0 1
420 Alloys or Metallic Compositions 0 1 0 0 0 1
427 Coating Processes 0 0 0 0 1 1
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 1 0 0 1
433 Dentistry 0 0 0 0 1 1
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 1 0 0 1
452 Butchering 0 0 0 0 1 1
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 0 1 1
508 Solid Anti-Friction Devices, Materials Therefor, Lubricant or Separant Compositions for Moving Solid Surfaces, and Miscellaneous Mineral Oil Compositions 0 0 1 0 0 1
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 1 0 0 0 0 1
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 0 1 0 1
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 1
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 1 0 0 0 0 1
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 1 0 0 0 1
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 0 0 1 1
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 0 1 0 0 1
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 0 1 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 92 118 94 135 145 584



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