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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

Bloomington-Normal, IL

( 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
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 5 1 0 3 1 3 0 5 6 15 1 3 12 17 72
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 3 4 9 14 2 6 4 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 53
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 2 2 1 1 1 2 0 4 3 0 2 3 5 2 28
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 5 1 2 2 3 4 1 1 0 2 0 3 0 1 25
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 2 1 2 1 0 11
417 Pumps 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 6
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 6
060 Power Plants 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 4
086 Ammunition and Explosive-Charge Making 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 3
172 Earth Working 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 3
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
110 Furnaces 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
111 Planting 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
112 Sewing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
267 Spring Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
340 Communications: Electrical 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
037 Excavating 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 0 1 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
091 Motors: Expansible Chamber Type 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
177 Weighing Scales 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
219 Electric Heating 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
232 Deposit and Collection Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
305 Wheel Substitutes for Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
322 Electricity: Single Generator Systems 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
382 Image Analysis 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
388 Electricity: Motor Control Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
433 Dentistry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
455 Telecommunications 0 0 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 0 0 0 1 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
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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
726 Information Security 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 22 13 22 32 13 23 14 18 27 23 13 23 24 39 306



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