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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

Billings, MT

( 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
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 1 6
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 5
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 4
172 Earth Working 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 4
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 3
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
056 Harvesters 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
070 Locks 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
482 Exercise Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
002 Apparel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
048 Gas: Heating and Illuminating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
054 Harness for Working Animal 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
071 Chemistry: Fertilizers 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
100 Presses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
110 Furnaces 0 1 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 1
114 Ships 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 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 0 1 1
137 Fluid Handling 1 0 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 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
187 Elevator, Industrial Lift Truck, or Stationary Lift for Vehicle 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 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 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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
400 Typewriting Machines 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
418 Rotary Expansible Chamber Devices 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
432 Heating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
454 Ventilation 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
507 Earth Boring, Well Treating, and Oil Field Chemistry 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 8 11 7 8 7 3 10 6 10 5 14 6 95


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