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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

Bay City, 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 Total
280 Land Vehicles 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 5 6 2 1 1 26
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 3 1 1 2 1 0 0 3 1 4 1 2 19
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 0 0 3 3 1 1 2 1 2 2 0 0 15
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 10
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 1 1 2 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 8
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 8
427 Coating Processes 2 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 8
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 7
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 7
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 6
219 Electric Heating 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 6
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 5
383 Flexible Bags 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 5
053 Package Making 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4
220 Receptacles 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
060 Power Plants 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
002 Apparel 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
030 Cutlery 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
137 Fluid Handling 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
433 Dentistry 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
454 Ventilation 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
042 Firearms 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
056 Harvesters 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
081 Tools 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
188 Brakes 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
226 Advancing Material of Indeterminate Length 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
271 Sheet Feeding or Delivering 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
384 Bearings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
407 Cutters, for Shaping 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
417 Pumps 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 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 0 1 1
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
464 Rotary Shafts, Gudgeons, Housings, and Flexible Couplings for Rotary Shafts 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
482 Exercise Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
508 Solid Anti-Friction Devices, Materials Therefor, Lubricant or Separant Compositions for Moving Solid Surfaces, and Miscellaneous Mineral Oil Compositions 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
516 Colloid Systems and Wetting Agents, Subcombinations Thereof, Processes of Making, Stabilizing, Breaking, or Inhibiting 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 22 23 21 30 22 21 20 23 18 21 12 15 248


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