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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

Appleton, WI

( 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
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 15 14 25 25 31 13 11 9 12 13 21 28 26 32 275
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 18 31 29 26 17 18 6 12 9 4 9 6 5 4 194
219 Electric Heating 15 16 16 13 22 9 15 16 16 0 8 5 9 21 181
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 6 13 15 15 23 12 12 7 8 7 3 7 11 4 143
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 9 7 7 12 11 7 5 12 5 1 6 3 1 2 88
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 9 15 12 8 3 9 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 2 64
383 Flexible Bags 7 13 11 5 5 4 0 4 1 2 2 0 1 1 56
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 2 5 5 16 1 4 4 0 1 0 2 3 4 1 48
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 3 5 2 1 2 5 3 3 2 4 4 6 3 43
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 5 4 1 5 5 1 2 1 4 1 4 2 5 3 43
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 8 6 1 2 5 4 2 0 1 2 3 3 2 2 41
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 1 0 6 5 4 1 2 6 3 2 5 3 2 40
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 2 2 6 6 3 0 1 1 3 2 1 3 2 5 37
221 Article Dispensing 0 0 0 5 3 2 2 4 2 5 4 4 0 5 36
362 Illumination 3 4 3 1 6 10 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 36
053 Package Making 2 0 4 3 5 0 4 2 5 1 1 0 1 0 28
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 2 5 6 3 3 1 1 27
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 2 0 0 1 5 4 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 22
220 Receptacles 0 2 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 2 15
083 Cutting 2 6 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 14
503 Record Receiver Having Plural Interactive Leaves or a Colorless Color Former, Method of Use, or Developer Therefor 1 2 0 4 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 13
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 1 1 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 12
070 Locks 1 0 0 0 0 1 6 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 12
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 1 12
280 Land Vehicles 0 1 3 0 1 2 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 12
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 11
056 Harvesters 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
427 Coating Processes 2 0 3 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 11
002 Apparel 3 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 10
029 Metal Working 2 1 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 10
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 3 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 10
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 1 0 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 10
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 1 1 1 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 10
119 Animal Husbandry 3 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 9
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 9
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 8
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 1 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 8
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 0 0 7
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
224 Package and Article Carriers 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 7
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 7
434 Education and Demonstration 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 7
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 2 0 7
139 Textiles: Weaving 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 6
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 6
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 6
225 Severing by Tearing or Breaking 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 6
336 Inductor Devices 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 6
118 Coating Apparatus 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 5
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 5
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
439 Electrical Connectors 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 5
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 5
062 Refrigeration 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
172 Earth Working 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4
271 Sheet Feeding or Delivering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 4
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 4
016 Miscellaneous Hardware (e.g., Bushing, Carpet Fastener, Caster, Door Closer, Panel Hanger, Attachable or Adjunct Handle, Hinge, Window Sash Balance, Etc.) 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
030 Cutlery 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3
037 Excavating 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3
100 Presses 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
112 Sewing 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 3
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
226 Advancing Material of Indeterminate Length 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 3
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
417 Pumps 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
482 Exercise Devices 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
068 Textiles: Fluid Treating Apparatus 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
081 Tools 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
101 Printing 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
169 Fire Extinguishers 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
348 Television 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
384 Bearings 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
019 Textiles: Fiber Preparation 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
027 Undertaking 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
028 Textiles: Manufacturing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
084 Music 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
131 Tobacco 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
148 Metal Treatment 0 0 0 1 0 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
177 Weighing Scales 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
193 Conveyors, Chutes, Skids, Guides, and Ways 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
215 Bottles and Jars 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
223 Apparel Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
252 Compositions 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
267 Spring Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
279 Chucks or Sockets 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
283 Printed Matter 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
322 Electricity: Single Generator Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
419 Powder Metallurgy Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
440 Marine Propulsion 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
452 Butchering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
492 Roll or Roller 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
588 Hazardous or Toxic Waste Destruction or Containment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
726 Information Security 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 148 175 187 197 199 145 131 112 109 78 118 111 111 118 1939



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