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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

Bismarck, ND

( 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
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 2 2 1 0 11
037 Excavating 2 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 9
280 Land Vehicles 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 9
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 6
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 6
060 Power Plants 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 5
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
056 Harvesters 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
091 Motors: Expansible Chamber Type 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
111 Planting 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
362 Illumination 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
002 Apparel 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
007 Compound Hand Tools 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
081 Tools 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
118 Coating Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
137 Fluid Handling 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
144 Woodworking 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
172 Earth Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
184 Lubrication 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
221 Article Dispensing 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 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 0 0 1
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
267 Spring Devices 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
305 Wheel Substitutes for Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
451 Abrading 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 13 11 12 9 6 9 6 7 7 11 14 10 4 3 122



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