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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

Bloomington, IN

( 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
606 Surgery (instruments) 6 7 7 7 4 4 4 3 4 3 17 11 77
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 2 2 1 3 2 4 3 7 15 18 16 73
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 1 4 2 5 3 3 0 6 1 4 14 15 58
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 2 5 1 3 2 1 1 1 1 4 4 3 28
250 Radiant Energy 1 1 2 2 0 3 1 2 1 0 2 1 16
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 3 1 10
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 7
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 7
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 7
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 2 6
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 6
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 6
119 Animal Husbandry 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 5
427 Coating Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 5
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 5
073 Measuring and Testing 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 4
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 4
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 4
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 4
042 Firearms 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
033 Geometrical Instruments 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
062 Refrigeration 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
081 Tools 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
181 Acoustics 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
056 Harvesters 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
148 Metal Treatment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
149 Explosive and Thermic Compositions or Charges 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
164 Metal Founding 0 0 1 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 0 0 0 1 0 1
169 Fire Extinguishers 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
187 Elevator, Industrial Lift Truck, or Stationary Lift for Vehicle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 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 0 1 1
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
232 Deposit and Collection Receptacles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
256 Fences 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
273 Amusement Devices: Games 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 1 0 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 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 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
417 Pumps 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
433 Dentistry 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 21 27 29 40 26 27 29 24 22 38 91 77 451


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