Patent applications to the EPO by priority year, international patent classification (IPC) sections, classes and other typologies [urt_pat_epipc]

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Dimensions codes and labels
[FREQ] Frequency
  • [A] Annual
[unit] Unit of measure
  • [NR] Number
[ipc] International patent classification (IPC)
  • [A01] Agriculture; forestry; animal husbandry; hunting; trapping; fishing
  • [B64] Aircraft; aviation; cosmonautics
  • [F42] Ammunition; blasting
  • [C11] Animal or vegetable oils, fats, fatty substances or waxes; fatty acids therefrom; detergents; candles
  • [A21] Baking; equipment for making or processing doughs; doughs for baking
  • [H01] Basic electric elements
  • [H03] Basic electronic circuitry
  • [C12] Biochemistry; beer; spirits; wine; vinegar; microbiology; enzymology; mutation or genetic engineering
  • [B42] Bookbinding; albums; files; special printed matter
  • [D04] Braiding; lace-making; knitting; trimmings; non-woven fabrics
  • [A46] Brushware
  • [E04] Building
  • [A22] Butchering; meat treatment; processing poultry or fish
  • [B22] Casting; powder metallurgy
  • [C04] Cements; concrete; artificial stone; ceramics; refractories
  • [B04] Centrifugal apparatus or machines for carrying-out physical or chemical processes
  • [G07] Checking-devices
  • [B08] Cleaning
  • [C23] Coating metallic material; coating material with metallic material; chemical surface treatment; diffusion treatment of metallic material; coating by vacuum evaporation, by sputtering, by ion implantation or by chemical vapour deposition, in general; inhibiting corrosion of metallic material or incrustation in general
  • [C40] Combinatorial technology
  • [F23] Combustion apparatus; combustion processes
  • [F02] Combustion engines; hot-gas or combustion-product engine plants
  • [G06] Computing; calculating; counting
  • [E01] Construction of roads, railways, or bridges
  • [G05] Controlling; regulating
  • [B65] Conveying; packing; storing; handling thin or filamentary material
  • [B02] Crushing, pulverising, or disintegrating; preparatory treatment of grain for milling
  • [C30] Crystal growth
  • [B44] Decorative arts
  • [B09] Disposal of solid waste; reclamation of contaminated soil
  • [E06] Doors, windows, shutters, or roller blinds, in general; ladders
  • [F26] Drying
  • [C09] Dyes; paints; polishes; natural resins; adhesives; compositions not otherwise provided for; applications of materials not otherwise provided for
  • [E21] Earth or rock drilling; mining
  • [G09] Educating; cryptography; display; advertising; seals
  • [H04] Electric communication technique
  • [H05] Electric techniques not otherwise provided for
  • [C25] Electrolytic or electrophoretic processes; apparatus therefor
  • [F16] Engineering elements or units; general measures for producing and maintaining effective functioning of machines or installations; thermal insulation in general
  • [C06] Explosives; matches
  • [C05] Fertilisers; manufacture thereof
  • [F15] Fluid-pressure actuators; hydraulics or pneumatics in general
  • [A23] Foods or foodstuffs; their treatment, not covered by other classes
  • [A43] Footwear
  • [F27] Furnaces; kilns; ovens; retorts
  • [A47] Furniture; domestic articles or appliances; coffee mills; spice mills; suction cleaners in general
  • [B06] Generating or transmitting mechanical vibrations in general
  • [H02] Generation, conversion, or distribution of electric power
  • [C03] Glass; mineral or slag wool
  • [B24] Grinding; polishing
  • [A44] Haberdashery; jewellery
  • [B26] Hand cutting tools; cutting; severing
  • [A45] Hand or travelling articles
  • [B25] Hand tools; portable power-driven tools; handles for hand implements; workshop equipment; manipulators
  • [A42] Headwear
  • [F28] Heat exchange in general
  • [F24] Heating; ranges; ventilating
  • [B66] Hoisting; lifting; hauling
  • [G04] Horology
  • [E02] Hydraulic engineering; foundations; soil-shifting
  • [G11] Information storage
  • [C01] Inorganic chemistry
  • [G12] Instrument details
  • [IPC] International patent classification (IPC) - total
  • [B62] Land vehicles for travelling otherwise than on rails
  • [B32] Layered products
  • [A62] Life-saving; fire-fighting
  • [F21] Lighting
  • [E05] Locks; keys; window or door fittings; safes
  • [B23] Machine tools; metal-working not otherwise provided for
  • [F03] Machines or engines for liquids; wind, spring, or weight motors; producing mechanical power or a reactive propulsive thrust, not otherwise provided for
  • [F01] Machines or engines in general; engine plants in general; steam engines
  • [B31] Making paper articles; working paper
  • [G01] Measuring; testing
  • [B21] Mechanical metal-working without essentially removing material; punching metal
  • [A61] Medical or veterinary science; hygiene
  • [C21] Metallurgy of iron
  • [C22] Metallurgy; ferrous or non-ferrous alloys; treatment of alloys or non-ferrous metals
  • [B81] Micro-structural technology
  • [G10] Musical instruments; acoustics
  • [B82] Nanotechnology
  • [D01] Natural or artificial threads or fibres; spinning
  • [G21] Nuclear physics; nuclear engineering
  • [B67] Opening or closing bottles, jars or similar containers; liquid handling
  • [G02] Optics
  • [C07] Organic chemistry
  • [C08] Organic macromolecular compounds; their preparation or chemical working-up; compositions based thereon
  • [D21] Paper-making; production of cellulose
  • [C10] Petroleum, gas or coke industries; technical gases containing carbon monoxide; fuels; lubricants; peat
  • [G03] Photography; cinematography; analogous techniques using waves other than optical waves; electrography; holography
  • [B01] Physical or chemical processes or apparatus in general
  • [F04] Positive-displacement machines for liquids; pumps for liquids or elastic fluids
  • [B30] Presses
  • [B41] Printing; lining machines; typewriters; stamps
  • [B61] Railways
  • [F25] Refrigeration or cooling; combined heating and refrigeration systems; heat pump systems; manufacture or storage of ice; liquefaction or solidification of gases
  • [D07] Ropes; cables other than electric
  • [B68] Saddlery; upholstery
  • [A] Section A - Human necessities
  • [B] Section B - Performing operations; transporting
  • [C] Section C - Chemistry; metallurgy
  • [D] Section D - Textiles; paper
  • [E] Section E - Fixed constructions
  • [F] Section F - Mechanical engineering; lighting; heating; weapons; blasting
  • [G] Section G - Physics
  • [H] Section H - Electricity
  • [B07] Separating solids from solids; sorting
  • [B03] Separation of solid materials using liquids or using pneumatic tables or jigs; magnetic or electrostatic separation of solid materials from solid materials or fluids; separation by high-voltage electric fields
  • [D05] Sewing; embroidering; tufting
  • [B63] Ships or other waterborne vessels; related equipment
  • [G08] Signalling
  • [C14] Skins; hides; pelts; leather
  • [A63] Sports; games; amusements
  • [B05] Spraying or atomising in general; applying liquids or other fluent materials to surfaces, in general
  • [F22] Steam generation
  • [F17] Storing or distributing gases or liquids
  • [C13] Sugar industry
  • [A24] Tobacco; cigars; cigarettes; smokers' requisites
  • [D06] Treatment of textiles or the like; laundering; flexible materials not otherwise provided for
  • [C02] Treatment of water, waste water, sewage, or sludge
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  • [B60] Vehicles in general
  • [E03] Water supply; sewerage
  • [F41] Weapons
  • [A41] Wearing apparel
  • [D03] Weaving
  • [B28] Working cement, clay, or stone
  • [B29] Working of plastics; working of substances in a plastic state in general
  • [B27] Working or preserving wood or similar material; nailing or stapling machines in general
  • [B43] Writing or drawing implements; bureau accessories
  • [D02] Yarns; mechanical finishing of yarns or ropes; warping or beaming
[terrtypo] Territorial typology
  • [BRD_R] Border regions
  • [CST_R] Coastal regions
  • [INT] Intermediate regions
  • [ISL_R] Island regions
  • [MNT_R] Mountain regions
  • [NBRD_R] Non-border regions
  • [NCST_R] Non-coastal regions
  • [NISL_R] Non-island regions
  • [NMNT_R] Non-mountain regions
  • [RUR] Predominantly rural regions
  • [URB] Predominantly urban regions
[geo] Geopolitical entity (reporting)
  • [AT] Austria
  • [BE] Belgium
  • [BG] Bulgaria
  • [HR] Croatia
  • [CY] Cyprus
  • [CZ] Czech Republic
  • [DK] Denmark
  • [EE] Estonia
  • [FI] Finland
  • [FR] France
  • [DE] Germany (until 1990 former territory of the FRG)
  • [EL] Greece
  • [HU] Hungary
  • [IS] Iceland
  • [IE] Ireland
  • [IT] Italy
  • [LV] Latvia
  • [LT] Lithuania
  • [LU] Luxembourg
  • [MT] Malta
  • [NL] Netherlands
  • [NO] Norway
  • [PL] Poland
  • [PT] Portugal
  • [RO] Romania
  • [SK] Slovakia
  • [SI] Slovenia
  • [ES] Spain
  • [SE] Sweden
  • [CH] Switzerland
  • [TR] Turkey
  • [UK] United Kingdom
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