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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

Auburn-Opelika, AL

( 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) 7 4 4 2 5 5 1 3 3 4 2 4 4 8 56
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 1 2 0 1 0 4 4 1 3 3 2 2 2 25
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 2 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 10
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 8
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 8
427 Coating Processes 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 7
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 6
172 Earth Working 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 6
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 6
280 Land Vehicles 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 5
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 5
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 5
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 5
726 Information Security 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 5
102 Ammunition and Explosives 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 4
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
252 Compositions 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 3
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 3
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
026 Textiles: Cloth Finishing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
028 Textiles: Manufacturing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
029 Metal Working 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
042 Firearms 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
053 Package Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
056 Harvesters 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
086 Ammunition and Explosive-Charge Making 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
111 Planting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
116 Signals and Indicators 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
117 Single-Crystal, Oriented-Crystal, and Epitaxy Growth Processes; Non-Coating Apparatus Therefor 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
208 Mineral Oils: Processes and Products 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
219 Electric Heating 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
221 Article Dispensing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 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 0 1 0 0 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 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
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
372 Coherent Light Generators 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
398 Optical Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
464 Rotary Shafts, Gudgeons, Housings, and Flexible Couplings for Rotary Shafts 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
066 Textiles: Knitting 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
454 Ventilation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 22 16 27 19 18 18 14 23 20 26 23 24 17 34 298



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