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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

Battle Creek, MI

( 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
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 1 7 1 4 3 4 4 2 1 1 1 1 1 5 36
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 1 2 2 4 1 4 24
053 Package Making 0 0 3 0 1 2 1 1 1 2 0 3 4 0 18
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 2 5 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 0 18
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 0 3 1 12
137 Fluid Handling 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 9
280 Land Vehicles 3 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 5
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 5
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 5
005 Beds 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
188 Brakes 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
418 Rotary Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 4
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
029 Metal Working 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
132 Toilet 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
477 Interrelated Power Delivery Controls, Including Engine Control 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
055 Gas Separation 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
150 Purses, Wallets, and Protective Covers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
184 Lubrication 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
476 Friction Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
007 Compound Hand Tools 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
014 Bridges 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 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 1 0 0 0 1
070 Locks 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
083 Cutting 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
122 Liquid Heaters and Vaporizers 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
148 Metal Treatment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
169 Fire Extinguishers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
348 Television 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
362 Illumination 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
369 Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
406 Conveyors: Fluid Current 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
417 Pumps 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 0 0 0 1 1
433 Dentistry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 24 26 19 20 19 22 24 16 12 11 13 26 24 19 275



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