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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 2010 - 2014 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 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total
(U.S.) CA CALIFORNIA 30 24 25 29 36 144
(U.S.) IL ILLINOIS 9 17 11 28 16 81
(U.S.) OH OHIO 22 10 12 11 20 75
(U.S.) MI MICHIGAN 14 16 9 12 17 68
(U.S.) FL FLORIDA 15 8 12 9 15 59
(U.S.) MN MINNESOTA 17 12 6 11 13 59
(U.S.) CO COLORADO 11 9 12 13 11 56
(U.S.) WI WISCONSIN 13 9 9 8 14 53
(U.S.) TX TEXAS 8 16 6 9 11 50
(U.S.) AZ ARIZONA 14 6 10 5 13 48
(U.S.) NY NEW YORK 11 8 7 8 10 44
(U.S.) WA WASHINGTON 9 9 6 10 5 39
(U.S.) IA IOWA 5 4 6 7 10 32
(U.S.) PA PENNSYLVANIA 2 8 5 7 7 29
(U.S.) MA MASSACHUSETTS 4 6 3 9 5 27
(U.S.) VA VIRGINIA 8 5 3 4 6 26
(U.S.) SC SOUTH CAROLINA 4 3 6 4 8 25
(U.S.) GA GEORGIA 7 3 5 5 3 23
(U.S.) IN INDIANA 3 4 3 3 8 21
(U.S.) MD MARYLAND 8 0 4 3 5 20
(U.S.) NE NEBRASKA 1 3 3 4 9 20
(U.S.) NJ NEW JERSEY 1 5 5 4 5 20
(U.S.) NH NEW HAMPSHIRE 4 3 2 4 3 16
(U.S.) NC NORTH CAROLINA 3 4 2 1 4 14
(U.S.) ID IDAHO 3 2 3 2 2 12
(U.S.) UT UTAH 3 1 4 2 2 12
(U.S.) MO MISSOURI 3 0 4 2 2 11
(U.S.) KS KANSAS 1 2 2 1 4 10
(U.S.) TN TENNESSEE 4 1 1 2 1 9
(U.S.) CT CONNECTICUT 3 0 0 0 5 8
(U.S.) OR OREGON 1 1 1 2 3 8
(U.S.) OK OKLAHOMA 1 2 1 2 1 7
(U.S.) AR ARKANSAS 1 2 1 0 2 6
(U.S.) NM NEW MEXICO 0 1 2 1 2 6
(U.S.) AL ALABAMA 0 3 0 0 1 4
(U.S.) KY KENTUCKY 0 2 0 2 0 4
(U.S.) WV WEST VIRGINIA 1 1 0 0 2 4
(U.S.) ME MAINE 1 0 0 1 1 3
(U.S.) RI RHODE ISLAND 2 0 0 1 0 3
(U.S.) LA LOUISIANA 0 0 2 0 0 2
(U.S.) MS MISSISSIPPI 0 0 0 0 2 2
(U.S.) MT MONTANA 1 0 0 0 1 2
(U.S.) ND NORTH DAKOTA 2 0 0 0 0 2
(U.S.) SD SOUTH DAKOTA 0 0 1 0 1 2
(U.S.) AK ALASKA 0 0 0 0 1 1
(U.S.) DC DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 0 0 0 1 0 1
(U.S.) DE DELAWARE 0 0 0 1 0 1
(U.S.) HI HAWAII 0 0 0 1 0 1
(U.S.) NV NEVADA 0 0 1 0 0 1
(U.S.)   -- Subtotal -- 250 210 195 229 287 1171
 
(Foreign) DEX GERMANY 51 42 35 42 44 214
(Foreign) JPX JAPAN 56 36 30 41 46 209
(Foreign) TWX TAIWAN 20 17 15 18 38 108
(Foreign) GBX UNITED KINGDOM 15 17 9 12 19 72
(Foreign) FRX FRANCE 13 10 5 11 15 54
(Foreign) CNX CHINA, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF 5 4 13 12 11 45
(Foreign) CAX CANADA 4 8 8 13 6 39
(Foreign) ITX ITALY 11 7 10 3 8 39
(Foreign) ILX ISRAEL 4 5 6 5 8 28
(Foreign) CHX SWITZERLAND 1 11 1 9 5 27
(Foreign) KRX KOREA, SOUTH 4 6 3 8 6 27
(Foreign) NLX NETHERLANDS 2 6 3 3 2 16
(Foreign) ATX AUSTRIA 2 1 2 5 4 14
(Foreign) AUX AUSTRALIA 2 2 1 4 5 14
(Foreign) INX INDIA 0 1 1 3 3 8
(Foreign) BEX BELGIUM 0 1 2 1 2 6
(Foreign) HKX CHINA, HONG KONG S.A.R. 0 4 1 0 1 6
(Foreign) ESX SPAIN 2 0 1 1 1 5
(Foreign) FIX FINLAND 1 2 0 1 1 5
(Foreign) CZX CZECH REPUBLIC 1 1 0 0 0 2
(Foreign) DKX DENMARK 0 0 0 1 1 2
(Foreign) MXX MEXICO 1 0 1 0 0 2
(Foreign) NZX NEW ZEALAND 0 1 0 0 1 2
(Foreign) RUX RUSSIAN FEDERATION 0 0 0 2 0 2
(Foreign) SEX SWEDEN 1 0 0 0 1 2
(Foreign) THX THAILAND 0 0 0 1 1 2
(Foreign) ARX ARGENTINA 0 0 0 1 0 1
(Foreign) BRX BRAZIL 0 0 0 0 1 1
(Foreign) IEX IRELAND 0 0 0 0 1 1
(Foreign) MCX MONACO 0 0 0 0 1 1
(Foreign) NOX NORWAY 0 1 0 0 0 1
(Foreign) SAX SAUDI ARABIA 0 0 0 0 1 1
(Foreign) SGX SINGAPORE 0 1 0 0 0 1
(Foreign) SKX SLOVAKIA 1 0 0 0 0 1
(Foreign)   -- Subtotal -- 197 184 147 197 233 958
 
(ALL) ALL All Regions, U.S. and Foreign 447 394 342 426 520 2129



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