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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

Binghamton, NY

( 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
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 4 20 27 25 14 6 5 10 3 5 6 2 127
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 10 8 14 18 24 8 12 5 7 2 7 1 116
029 Metal Working 16 7 7 14 15 11 10 6 7 6 8 2 109
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 12 11 2 10 5 11 10 5 5 5 3 1 80
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 10 9 8 6 5 5 4 4 4 3 2 10 70
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 12 13 9 12 6 1 2 3 1 0 5 2 66
382 Image Analysis 3 0 1 1 7 3 11 15 7 3 5 7 63
439 Electrical Connectors 6 5 3 3 4 3 10 7 4 2 1 5 53
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 6 12 3 2 3 8 7 1 1 3 2 2 50
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 2 1 1 1 6 1 6 5 8 1 5 12 49
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 13 6 9 10 2 1 2 2 2 0 1 0 48
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 11 7 8 4 4 3 3 0 1 1 0 1 43
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 3 1 6 4 3 2 5 2 2 4 2 9 43
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 10 8 3 4 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 33
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 1 0 3 2 1 9 5 4 4 0 4 0 33
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 1 2 2 5 4 2 2 3 1 4 5 1 32
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 1 6 5 3 4 4 3 1 0 0 0 1 28
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 3 2 1 2 3 5 2 1 1 4 3 1 28
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 1 3 0 7 4 5 3 0 1 0 3 27
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 6 4 3 1 1 2 2 0 3 2 1 2 27
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 6 6 5 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 5 27
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 1 0 0 0 3 2 3 4 3 5 3 24
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 3 3 2 2 1 2 3 1 1 2 2 2 24
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 5 1 0 1 3 3 2 3 3 1 1 24
726 Information Security 2 3 0 2 3 2 3 3 1 2 2 1 24
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 1 2 4 3 1 1 5 5 0 0 1 0 23
718 Virtual Machine Task or Process Management or Task Management/Control (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 2 0 1 0 3 1 5 3 2 4 2 23
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 1 4 0 0 3 1 0 3 1 2 3 4 22
326 Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry 2 4 1 0 1 2 1 0 4 4 1 0 20
348 Television 3 1 2 2 1 1 3 2 1 3 1 0 20
385 Optical Waveguides 0 1 4 7 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 20
427 Coating Processes 5 3 0 3 1 1 1 2 0 1 1 1 19
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 2 0 1 0 0 1 3 3 1 3 2 3 19
716 Computer-Aided Design and Analysis of Circuits and Semiconductor Masks 0 0 0 4 1 1 1 4 0 2 2 3 18
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 1 2 2 2 2 1 3 1 1 2 0 17
370 Multiplex Communications 4 1 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 2 4 0 17
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 2 0 1 1 0 4 1 4 1 0 2 16
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 6 1 1 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 14
232 Deposit and Collection Receptacles 0 0 0 0 1 3 3 3 2 1 0 0 13
271 Sheet Feeding or Delivering 0 1 2 5 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 13
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 1 0 1 1 2 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 13
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 1 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 13
414 Material or Article Handling 2 0 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 2 1 1 12
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 3 2 1 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 11
349 Liquid Crystal Cells, Elements and Systems 2 0 2 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
362 Illumination 1 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 1 11
380 Cryptography 2 1 0 0 0 2 4 0 1 1 0 0 11
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 1 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 3 11
180 Motor Vehicles 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 9
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 2 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
219 Electric Heating 1 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 9
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 2 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 9
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 2 0 0 1 9
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 4 9
455 Telecommunications 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 2 0 9
073 Measuring and Testing 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 8
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 8
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 8
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 7
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 7
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 0 3 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 1 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 2 0 0 7
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 7
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 2 1 7
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 6
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 6
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 6
005 Beds 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
451 Abrading 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
712 Processing Architectures and Instruction Processing, e.g., Processors (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 5
719 Interprogram Communication or Interprocess Communication (Ipc) (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 5
002 Apparel 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
053 Package Making 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
083 Cutting 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
187 Elevator, Industrial Lift Truck, or Stationary Lift for Vehicle 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 4
206 Special Receptacle or Package 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
193 Conveyors, Chutes, Skids, Guides, and Ways 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
360 Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 3
400 Typewriting Machines 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 3
418 Rotary Expansible Chamber Devices 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
434 Education and Demonstration 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
056 Harvesters 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
060 Power Plants 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
062 Refrigeration 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
125 Stone Working 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
132 Toilet 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
148 Metal Treatment 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
157 Wheelwright Machines 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
221 Article Dispensing 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
252 Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
269 Work Holders 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
280 Land Vehicles 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
297 Chairs and Seats 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
353 Optics: Image Projectors 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
355 Photocopying 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
403 Joints and Connections 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
417 Pumps 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
030 Cutlery 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
047 Plant Husbandry 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
054 Harness for Working Animal 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
081 Tools 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
084 Music 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
101 Printing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
104 Railways 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
110 Furnaces 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
116 Signals and Indicators 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
118 Coating Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
144 Woodworking 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
159 Concentrating Evaporators 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
223 Apparel Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
226 Advancing Material of Indeterminate Length 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
267 Spring Devices 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
330 Amplifiers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
331 Oscillators 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
372 Coherent Light Generators 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
398 Optical Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
409 Gear Cutting, Milling, or Planing 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
431 Combustion 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
445 Electric Lamp or Space Discharge Component or Device Manufacturing 0 1 0 0 0 0 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
472 Amusement Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
483 Tool Changing 0 0 0 1 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 221 237 206 215 185 152 196 157 121 106 116 117 2029


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