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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 - 2013 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 2012 2013 Total
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 1 2 4 2 2 1 2 2 2 0 1 2 0 6 27
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 3 3 2 1 2 2 3 0 1 0 2 3 1 1 24
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 3 4 2 1 1 4 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 19
062 Refrigeration 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 6 14
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 11
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 1 3 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 4 11
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 10
139 Textiles: Weaving 1 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
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 1 1 6
073 Measuring and Testing 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 5
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 5
427 Coating Processes 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 5
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 4
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 4
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
279 Chucks or Sockets 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 4
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 4
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
028 Textiles: Manufacturing 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
114 Ships 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
417 Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
451 Abrading 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 3
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 0 2
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
084 Music 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
091 Motors: Expansible Chamber Type 0 1 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 2
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
137 Fluid Handling 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
144 Woodworking 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
252 Compositions 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 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 0 0 2
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 0 1 2
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
014 Bridges 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
016 Miscellaneous Hardware (e.g., Bushing, Carpet Fastener, Caster, Door Closer, Panel Hanger, Attachable or Adjunct Handle, Hinge, Window Sash Balance, Etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
029 Metal Working 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
081 Tools 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
083 Cutting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
116 Signals and Indicators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
118 Coating Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 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 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
188 Brakes 1 0 0 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 0 0 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 0 0 1
256 Fences 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
348 Television 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
382 Image Analysis 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
419 Powder Metallurgy Processes 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
440 Marine Propulsion 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 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 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 23 31 25 28 22 19 26 14 20 13 19 25 34 43 342



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