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U.S. PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
Patent Technology Monitoring Team (PTMT)

Patenting In U.S. Metropolitan and Micropolitan Areas
Breakout By Technology Class

Count of 2000 - 2011 Utility Patent Grants
As Distributed By Calendar Year of Grant

- Explanation of Data -

Rank Ordered Listing of Technology Classes Receiving 1 or More Utility Patents During the Period
Originating From

Anderson, SC

( Metropolitan Statistical Area )

( patent origin is determined by the residence of the first-named inventor )
( technology class is determined by the primary classification assigned to a patent- see 'Explanation of Data' )
( some classes have been combined together under a single class identifier )
( patent counts may not sum exactly due to rounding - see the Explanation of Data )
( regional areas are based on U.S. Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA) )

The following table displays technology classes and counts of utility patents classified in them; patents are distributed by year of patent grant.
Class Class Title 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Total
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 3 3 2 1 2 2 3 0 1 0 2 3 22
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 1 2 4 2 2 1 2 2 2 0 1 2 21
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 3 4 2 1 1 4 1 0 1 1 1 0 19
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 11
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 1 3 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
139 Textiles: Weaving 1 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 7
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 6
062 Refrigeration 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 5
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 5
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 5
427 Coating Processes 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 5
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 5
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 4
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 4
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
279 Chucks or Sockets 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 4
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 4
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 4
028 Textiles: Manufacturing 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
073 Measuring and Testing 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 3
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
451 Abrading 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
091 Motors: Expansible Chamber Type 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
137 Fluid Handling 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
144 Woodworking 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
252 Compositions 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
029 Metal Working 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
042 Firearms 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
081 Tools 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
084 Music 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
114 Ships 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
118 Coating Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
152 Resilient Tires and Wheels 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
188 Brakes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
193 Conveyors, Chutes, Skids, Guides, and Ways 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
256 Fences 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
273 Amusement Devices: Games 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
382 Image Analysis 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
417 Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
419 Powder Metallurgy Processes 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
440 Marine Propulsion 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
719 Interprogram Communication or Interprocess Communication (Ipc) (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 23 31 25 28 22 19 26 14 20 13 19 25 265


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