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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

Bellingham, WA

( 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
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 2 0 1 2 4 1 5 6 5 2 2 4 34
114 Ships 1 3 0 1 1 3 1 4 0 1 0 0 15
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 2 1 5 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 13
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 2 2 2 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 12
280 Land Vehicles 2 0 1 1 3 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 12
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 3 2 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 11
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 2 2 3 11
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 1 2 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 10
084 Music 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 2 1 0 8
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 4 0 8
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 1 0 0 1 7
119 Animal Husbandry 2 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 7
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 7
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 6
340 Communications: Electrical 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 2 0 6
382 Image Analysis 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 6
418 Rotary Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 6
482 Exercise Devices 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 6
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 5
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 5
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 5
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 5
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 5
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 5
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 4
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
057 Textiles: Spinning, Twisting, and Twining 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 4
073 Measuring and Testing 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 4
331 Oscillators 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 4
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 4
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 4
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
056 Harvesters 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
144 Woodworking 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
180 Motor Vehicles 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 3
417 Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 3
508 Solid Anti-Friction Devices, Materials Therefor, Lubricant or Separant Compositions for Moving Solid Surfaces, and Miscellaneous Mineral Oil Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
037 Excavating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
101 Printing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
172 Earth Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
202 Distillation: Apparatus 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
330 Amplifiers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
455 Telecommunications 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
002 Apparel 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
005 Beds 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
087 Textiles: Braiding, Netting, and Lace Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
100 Presses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
104 Railways 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
111 Planting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
126 Stoves and Furnaces 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
177 Weighing Scales 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
194 Check-Actuated Control Mechanisms 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
201 Distillation: Processes, Thermolytic 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
223 Apparel Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
269 Work Holders 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
322 Electricity: Single Generator Systems 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
337 Electricity: Electrothermally or Thermally Actuated Switches 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 0 1 0 0 0 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 1
376 Induced Nuclear Reactions: Processes, Systems, and Elements 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
402 Binder Device Releasably Engaging Aperture or Notch of Sheet 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
407 Cutters, for Shaping 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
427 Coating Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
431 Combustion 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 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
451 Abrading 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
588 Hazardous or Toxic Waste Destruction or Containment 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 41 31 32 34 31 32 39 42 32 33 45 43 435


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