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U.S. PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
Patent Technology Monitoring Team (PTMT)

Patenting In Technology Classes
Breakout By Geographic Origin (State and Country)

Count of 2009 - 2013 Utility Patent Grants,
As Distributed By Calendar Year of Grant
With Patent Counts Based on Primary Patent Classification

- Explanation of Data -

Rank Ordered Listing of U.S. States and Countries
From Which 1 or More Utility Patents Originated During the Period
Having Primary Classification In

Class 016, Miscellaneous Hardware (e.g., Bushing, Carpet Fastener, Caster, Door Closer, Panel Hanger, Attachable or Adjunct Handle, Hinge, Window Sash Balance, Etc.)

( technology class is determined by the primary classification assigned to a patent- see 'Explanation of Data' )
( patent origin is determined by the residence of the first-named inventor )

The following table displays U.S. states and countries and counts of utility patents originating from them; patents are distributed by year of patent grant.
(U.S. or Foreign) Code State-Territory or Country 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
(U.S.) CA CALIFORNIA 11 13 15 12 17 68
(U.S.) MI MICHIGAN 8 8 9 6 10 41
(U.S.) NY NEW YORK 2 8 7 6 9 32
(U.S.) FL FLORIDA 3 8 5 6 4 26
(U.S.) PA PENNSYLVANIA 1 4 0 6 12 23
(U.S.) NC NORTH CAROLINA 3 2 3 7 7 22
(U.S.) IL ILLINOIS 4 6 5 2 4 21
(U.S.) NJ NEW JERSEY 5 4 6 4 2 21
(U.S.) WI WISCONSIN 0 4 2 3 10 19
(U.S.) OH OHIO 1 4 3 6 3 17
(U.S.) TX TEXAS 2 4 3 1 7 17
(U.S.) GA GEORGIA 2 1 6 1 6 16
(U.S.) MN MINNESOTA 1 4 3 1 4 13
(U.S.) IA IOWA 4 3 1 2 2 12
(U.S.) MA MASSACHUSETTS 3 1 3 2 1 10
(U.S.) OR OREGON 1 4 1 0 3 9
(U.S.) CT CONNECTICUT 2 1 1 2 1 7
(U.S.) KY KENTUCKY 1 0 1 2 3 7
(U.S.) WA WASHINGTON 2 2 1 1 1 7
(U.S.) IN INDIANA 3 2 0 1 0 6
(U.S.) SD SOUTH DAKOTA 0 1 1 1 3 6
(U.S.) TN TENNESSEE 0 2 0 3 1 6
(U.S.) MD MARYLAND 0 1 0 2 2 5
(U.S.) MO MISSOURI 0 2 0 2 1 5
(U.S.) CO COLORADO 0 0 1 2 1 4
(U.S.) ID IDAHO 0 2 2 0 0 4
(U.S.) AZ ARIZONA 0 1 0 2 0 3
(U.S.) DE DELAWARE 1 0 1 0 1 3
(U.S.) KS KANSAS 2 1 0 0 0 3
(U.S.) NH NEW HAMPSHIRE 0 1 0 0 2 3
(U.S.) SC SOUTH CAROLINA 0 0 0 2 1 3
(U.S.) UT UTAH 0 2 0 0 1 3
(U.S.) LA LOUISIANA 1 1 0 0 0 2
(U.S.) NV NEVADA 0 0 2 0 0 2
(U.S.) OK OKLAHOMA 0 0 0 2 0 2
(U.S.) AL ALABAMA 0 0 0 1 0 1
(U.S.) AR ARKANSAS 1 0 0 0 0 1
(U.S.) MS MISSISSIPPI 0 0 1 0 0 1
(U.S.) NM NEW MEXICO 0 0 0 0 1 1
(U.S.) VA VIRGINIA 0 0 1 0 0 1
(U.S.)   -- Subtotal -- 64 97 84 88 120 453
 
(Foreign) TWX TAIWAN 73 56 60 43 43 275
(Foreign) JPX JAPAN 12 14 25 25 33 109
(Foreign) CNX CHINA, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF 16 13 27 28 24 108
(Foreign) DEX GERMANY 17 16 17 24 24 98
(Foreign) KRX KOREA, SOUTH 5 18 13 13 11 60
(Foreign) ITX ITALY 11 12 11 10 10 54
(Foreign) CAX CANADA 4 5 7 2 6 24
(Foreign) ATX AUSTRIA 2 3 6 2 8 21
(Foreign) FRX FRANCE 1 5 3 6 2 17
(Foreign) GBX UNITED KINGDOM 4 4 3 5 1 17
(Foreign) AUX AUSTRALIA 1 1 4 3 2 11
(Foreign) SEX SWEDEN 2 4 3 1 0 10
(Foreign) CHX SWITZERLAND 0 0 3 1 2 6
(Foreign) ESX SPAIN 0 1 3 0 2 6
(Foreign) NLX NETHERLANDS 0 2 0 3 1 6
(Foreign) FIX FINLAND 1 2 1 0 1 5
(Foreign) BEX BELGIUM 1 0 0 0 2 3
(Foreign) ILX ISRAEL 0 2 1 0 0 3
(Foreign) NZX NEW ZEALAND 0 2 0 0 1 3
(Foreign) HKX CHINA, HONG KONG S.A.R. 0 0 0 1 1 2
(Foreign) PLX POLAND 0 0 0 1 1 2
(Foreign) SGX SINGAPORE 0 1 0 1 0 2
(Foreign) SIX SLOVENIA 0 0 0 1 1 2
(Foreign) BRX BRAZIL 0 0 1 0 0 1
(Foreign) DKX DENMARK 0 0 0 0 1 1
(Foreign) HUX HUNGARY 0 0 1 0 0 1
(Foreign) MXX MEXICO 0 0 1 0 0 1
(Foreign) NOX NORWAY 1 0 0 0 0 1
(Foreign)   -- Subtotal -- 151 161 190 170 177 849
 
(ALL) ALL All Regions, U.S. and Foreign 215 258 274 258 297 1302



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