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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

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 2012 2013 Total
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 1 5 1 12
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 3 0 7
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
172 Earth Working 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 1 1 0 2 0 0 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 0 0 4
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 4
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 1 0 0 2 0 0 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 0 0 3
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
016 Miscellaneous Hardware (e.g., Bushing, Carpet Fastener, Caster, Door Closer, Panel Hanger, Attachable or Adjunct Handle, Hinge, Window Sash Balance, Etc.) 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
056 Harvesters 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
070 Locks 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
114 Ships 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
482 Exercise Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
002 Apparel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 1 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 0 0 1
048 Gas: Heating and Illuminating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
054 Harness for Working Animal 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
071 Chemistry: Fertilizers 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
100 Presses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
110 Furnaces 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
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
137 Fluid Handling 1 0 0 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 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 0 0 1
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 1 0 0 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
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 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 0 0 1
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
400 Typewriting Machines 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
418 Rotary Expansible Chamber Devices 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
451 Abrading 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
454 Ventilation 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 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 0 0 1
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 8 11 7 8 7 3 10 6 10 5 14 6 15 11 121



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