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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 239, Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing

( 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 20 30 24 25 29 128
(U.S.) IL ILLINOIS 15 9 17 11 28 80
(U.S.) OH OHIO 9 22 10 12 11 64
(U.S.) MI MICHIGAN 9 14 16 9 12 60
(U.S.) CO COLORADO 8 11 9 12 13 53
(U.S.) FL FLORIDA 8 15 8 12 9 52
(U.S.) MN MINNESOTA 6 17 12 6 11 52
(U.S.) WI WISCONSIN 10 13 9 9 8 49
(U.S.) AZ ARIZONA 10 14 6 10 5 45
(U.S.) TX TEXAS 3 8 16 6 9 42
(U.S.) WA WASHINGTON 8 9 9 6 10 42
(U.S.) NY NEW YORK 5 11 8 7 8 39
(U.S.) VA VIRGINIA 11 8 5 3 4 31
(U.S.) MA MASSACHUSETTS 4 4 6 3 9 26
(U.S.) IA IOWA 2 5 4 6 7 24
(U.S.) PA PENNSYLVANIA 1 2 8 5 7 23
(U.S.) GA GEORGIA 2 7 3 5 5 22
(U.S.) MD MARYLAND 4 8 0 4 3 19
(U.S.) SC SOUTH CAROLINA 2 4 3 6 4 19
(U.S.) NJ NEW JERSEY 3 1 5 5 4 18
(U.S.) IN INDIANA 2 3 4 3 3 15
(U.S.) MO MISSOURI 6 3 0 4 2 15
(U.S.) NC NORTH CAROLINA 5 3 4 2 1 15
(U.S.) NH NEW HAMPSHIRE 2 4 3 2 4 15
(U.S.) NE NEBRASKA 1 1 3 3 4 12
(U.S.) ID IDAHO 1 3 2 3 2 11
(U.S.) TN TENNESSEE 3 4 1 1 2 11
(U.S.) UT UTAH 1 3 1 4 2 11
(U.S.) CT CONNECTICUT 4 3 0 0 0 7
(U.S.) OK OKLAHOMA 1 1 2 1 2 7
(U.S.) KS KANSAS 0 1 2 2 1 6
(U.S.) OR OREGON 1 1 1 1 2 6
(U.S.) KY KENTUCKY 1 0 2 0 2 5
(U.S.) AR ARKANSAS 0 1 2 1 0 4
(U.S.) NM NEW MEXICO 0 0 1 2 1 4
(U.S.) AL ALABAMA 0 0 3 0 0 3
(U.S.) RI RHODE ISLAND 0 2 0 0 1 3
(U.S.) LA LOUISIANA 0 0 0 2 0 2
(U.S.) ME MAINE 0 1 0 0 1 2
(U.S.) ND NORTH DAKOTA 0 2 0 0 0 2
(U.S.) WV WEST VIRGINIA 0 1 1 0 0 2
(U.S.) DC DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 0 0 0 0 1 1
(U.S.) DE DELAWARE 0 0 0 0 1 1
(U.S.) HI HAWAII 0 0 0 0 1 1
(U.S.) MT MONTANA 0 1 0 0 0 1
(U.S.) NV NEVADA 0 0 0 1 0 1
(U.S.) SD SOUTH DAKOTA 0 0 0 1 0 1
(U.S.)   -- Subtotal -- 168 250 210 195 229 1052
 
(Foreign) DEX GERMANY 39 51 42 35 42 209
(Foreign) JPX JAPAN 26 56 36 30 41 189
(Foreign) TWX TAIWAN 16 20 17 15 18 86
(Foreign) GBX UNITED KINGDOM 13 15 17 9 12 66
(Foreign) CAX CANADA 8 4 8 8 13 41
(Foreign) FRX FRANCE 1 13 10 5 11 40
(Foreign) ITX ITALY 6 11 7 10 3 37
(Foreign) CNX CHINA, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF 1 5 4 13 12 35
(Foreign) CHX SWITZERLAND 5 1 11 1 9 27
(Foreign) KRX KOREA, SOUTH 3 4 6 3 8 24
(Foreign) ILX ISRAEL 1 4 5 6 5 21
(Foreign) NLX NETHERLANDS 1 2 6 3 3 15
(Foreign) ATX AUSTRIA 1 2 1 2 5 11
(Foreign) AUX AUSTRALIA 2 2 2 1 4 11
(Foreign) BEX BELGIUM 1 0 1 2 1 5
(Foreign) ESX SPAIN 1 2 0 1 1 5
(Foreign) HKX CHINA, HONG KONG S.A.R. 0 0 4 1 0 5
(Foreign) INX INDIA 0 0 1 1 3 5
(Foreign) FIX FINLAND 0 1 2 0 1 4
(Foreign) CZX CZECH REPUBLIC 0 1 1 0 0 2
(Foreign) MXX MEXICO 0 1 0 1 0 2
(Foreign) RUX RUSSIAN FEDERATION 0 0 0 0 2 2
(Foreign) ARX ARGENTINA 0 0 0 0 1 1
(Foreign) DKX DENMARK 0 0 0 0 1 1
(Foreign) NOX NORWAY 0 0 1 0 0 1
(Foreign) NZX NEW ZEALAND 0 0 1 0 0 1
(Foreign) SEX SWEDEN 0 1 0 0 0 1
(Foreign) SGX SINGAPORE 0 0 1 0 0 1
(Foreign) SKX SLOVAKIA 0 1 0 0 0 1
(Foreign) THX THAILAND 0 0 0 0 1 1
(Foreign)   -- Subtotal -- 125 197 184 147 197 850
 
(ALL) ALL All Regions, U.S. and Foreign 293 447 394 342 426 1902



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