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The State @ Tuesday October 20, 2015

This week USPTO granted 19 utility, design, and plant patents to Kansas-based inventors. This is the work of 33 named inventors from 12 State municipalities. These numbers are based on the Way Better Count method of tracking patents and inventors.

As of October 20, 2015, the year to date Way Better Count of all patents granted to Kansas-based inventors or companies shows 533 patents granted to Kansas inventors and 27 patents identified titleholders (assignees) who worked with inventors from the State. Of the entities granted patents, 14 identified their location as being in Kansas.


From The Map Room

This Week

This week's patent heatmap of Kansas inventors. This week's patent heatmap of Kansas patent owners (assignees).
The location and concentration of Kansas inventors (left) and Kansas companies, universities and entities (right) that received patents on October 20, 2015.

So Far This Year

The year-to-date heatmap of Kansas inventors. The year-to-date heatmap of Kansas assignees (titleholders).
The year-to-date location and concentration of Kansas inventors (left) and Kansas companies, universities and entities (right) that received patents as of October 20, 2015.

US Patent Box Scores

Official Count
Patents by Type Count
Total Utility 11
      Chemical 1
      Electrical 6
      Mechanical 4
Design 4
Plant 0
Life Sciences 2
A: Human Necessities 2
B: Operations & Transport 2
C: Chemistry & Metallurgy 1
D: Textiles & Paper 0
E: Fixed Constructions 0
F: Mechanical Engineering 0
G: Physics 0
H: Electricity 6

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Official State Ranking
Rank State Count
1 California 918
2 Texas 218
3 New York 192
4 Washington 152
5 Massachusetts 128
27 Idaho 15
27 Kansas 15
28 Kentucky 14

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Way Better Ranking
Rank State Count
1 California 1070
2 Texas 265
3 New York 257
4 Massachusetts 195
5 Washington 182
26 Kentucky 21
27 Kansas 19
28 Idaho 18

Way Better US Rank →

Way Better Count
Patents by Type Count
Total Utility 16
      Chemical 3
      Electrical 9
      Mechanical 4
Design 3
Plant 0
Life Sciences 4
A: Human Necessities 2
B: Operations & Transport 2
C: Chemistry & Metallurgy 2
D: Textiles & Paper 0
E: Fixed Constructions 0
F: Mechanical Engineering 0
G: Physics 1
H: Electricity 9

US Inventors →

Official count and ranking are based on the First-Named Inventor on the patent. The Way Better count and ranking are based on all inventors on the patent.

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Cooperative Patent Classification Perspective

CPC to USPC Domain Harmonization
Official Count Way Better Count CPC Section Chemical Electrical Mechanical Total
2 2 A: Human Necessities 0 0 2 2
2 2 B: Operations & Transport 0 0 3 3
1 2 C: Chemistry & Metallurgy 4 0 0 4
0 0 D: Textiles & Paper 0 0 0 0
0 0 E: Fixed Constructions 0 0 0 0
0 0 F: Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0
0 1 G: Physics 2 0 0 2
6 9 H: Electricity 0 16 0 16
11 16 Total 6 16 5 27

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This Week's Patent Activity

An overview of this week's patent grants to Kansas-based inventors, companies and other entities based in Kansas; and patents granted to entities outside Kansas where an inventor from the State was identified on the patent.

Location, Location, Location

The Geography & Topology of Innovation

Where does innovation take place in Kansas? Who do these inventors, scientists, scholars and technologists earning patents this week work for? Who do Kansas businesses collaborate with around the globe? In today's information-based innovation economy global co-inventorship and cross-border collaboration is increasingly important.


Innovation Snapshot

A Look at This Week's Inventions

This Week's Featured Patents


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