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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 251, Valves and Valve Actuation

( 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.) TX TEXAS 12 8 16 30 39 105
(U.S.) CA CALIFORNIA 15 16 22 19 15 87
(U.S.) IA IOWA 4 10 10 7 18 49
(U.S.) IL ILLINOIS 9 15 12 5 5 46
(U.S.) MI MICHIGAN 10 5 5 14 4 38
(U.S.) AZ ARIZONA 8 3 7 6 5 29
(U.S.) OH OHIO 2 2 6 9 4 23
(U.S.) MA MASSACHUSETTS 5 2 5 4 5 21
(U.S.) WI WISCONSIN 3 6 5 3 4 21
(U.S.) MN MINNESOTA 5 3 3 3 3 17
(U.S.) CT CONNECTICUT 2 2 4 1 6 15
(U.S.) IN INDIANA 2 2 3 4 4 15
(U.S.) VA VIRGINIA 1 1 5 6 2 15
(U.S.) PA PENNSYLVANIA 3 4 2 3 2 14
(U.S.) MO MISSOURI 3 3 0 1 5 12
(U.S.) NJ NEW JERSEY 2 0 3 3 4 12
(U.S.) NY NEW YORK 1 1 5 2 3 12
(U.S.) CO COLORADO 3 3 3 1 1 11
(U.S.) UT UTAH 2 0 3 3 3 11
(U.S.) OK OKLAHOMA 3 2 3 2 0 10
(U.S.) NC NORTH CAROLINA 3 1 3 0 2 9
(U.S.) FL FLORIDA 1 1 1 2 3 8
(U.S.) NH NEW HAMPSHIRE 2 0 4 2 0 8
(U.S.) NV NEVADA 1 2 2 3 0 8
(U.S.) WA WASHINGTON 2 0 0 1 3 6
(U.S.) WY WYOMING 0 1 1 3 1 6
(U.S.) GA GEORGIA 2 0 1 0 2 5
(U.S.) KY KENTUCKY 0 0 1 1 2 4
(U.S.) LA LOUISIANA 0 0 1 0 2 3
(U.S.) TN TENNESSEE 1 0 1 0 1 3
(U.S.) AL ALABAMA 0 0 1 0 1 2
(U.S.) MD MARYLAND 1 1 0 0 0 2
(U.S.) MS MISSISSIPPI 0 2 0 0 0 2
(U.S.) OR OREGON 1 0 0 0 1 2
(U.S.) VT VERMONT 0 1 0 1 0 2
(U.S.) ID IDAHO 0 0 1 0 0 1
(U.S.) MT MONTANA 0 0 1 0 0 1
(U.S.) NM NEW MEXICO 0 0 0 0 1 1
(U.S.) RI RHODE ISLAND 0 0 0 1 0 1
(U.S.) SC SOUTH CAROLINA 1 0 0 0 0 1
(U.S.) WV WEST VIRGINIA 0 0 0 1 0 1
(U.S.)   -- Subtotal -- 110 97 140 141 151 639
 
(Foreign) JPX JAPAN 47 37 38 45 51 218
(Foreign) DEX GERMANY 27 19 37 40 50 173
(Foreign) TWX TAIWAN 4 8 8 9 16 45
(Foreign) FRX FRANCE 3 8 11 4 17 43
(Foreign) ITX ITALY 7 9 9 9 3 37
(Foreign) GBX UNITED KINGDOM 5 3 10 10 8 36
(Foreign) CAX CANADA 3 8 4 3 12 30
(Foreign) KRX KOREA, SOUTH 2 3 10 6 9 30
(Foreign) CHX SWITZERLAND 2 3 5 10 7 27
(Foreign) CNX CHINA, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF 0 1 5 9 10 25
(Foreign) ATX AUSTRIA 4 2 5 5 6 22
(Foreign) DKX DENMARK 4 3 0 5 3 15
(Foreign) NOX NORWAY 1 0 2 4 2 9
(Foreign) SEX SWEDEN 0 2 2 1 4 9
(Foreign) AUX AUSTRALIA 0 1 2 4 1 8
(Foreign) ESX SPAIN 0 1 1 1 2 5
(Foreign) NZX NEW ZEALAND 0 0 0 3 2 5
(Foreign) FIX FINLAND 1 0 1 2 0 4
(Foreign) NLX NETHERLANDS 0 0 1 1 2 4
(Foreign) BEX BELGIUM 2 0 0 0 1 3
(Foreign) ILX ISRAEL 0 0 1 0 2 3
(Foreign) INX INDIA 0 0 0 1 2 3
(Foreign) HKX CHINA, HONG KONG S.A.R. 0 1 1 0 0 2
(Foreign) HUX HUNGARY 0 0 0 1 1 2
(Foreign) LUX LUXEMBOURG 0 0 2 0 0 2
(Foreign) SGX SINGAPORE 0 1 0 0 1 2
(Foreign) IEX IRELAND 0 0 0 1 0 1
(Foreign) MXX MEXICO 1 0 0 0 0 1
(Foreign) PLX POLAND 0 0 0 0 1 1
(Foreign)   -- Subtotal -- 113 110 155 174 213 765
 
(ALL) ALL All Regions, U.S. and Foreign 223 207 295 315 364 1404



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