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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

Bowling Green, KY

( 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
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 3 4 3 2 0 2 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 2 23
126 Stoves and Furnaces 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 9
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 4 1 1 8
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 6
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 6
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 5
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 5
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 4
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 4
431 Combustion 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 4
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
072 Metal Deforming 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 3
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
454 Ventilation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
376 Induced Nuclear Reactions: Processes, Systems, and Elements 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
002 Apparel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
016 Miscellaneous Hardware (e.g., Bushing, Carpet Fastener, Caster, Door Closer, Panel Hanger, Attachable or Adjunct Handle, Hinge, Window Sash Balance, Etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
083 Cutting 1 0 0 0 0 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 0 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
137 Fluid Handling 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
148 Metal Treatment 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
172 Earth Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
267 Spring Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
414 Material or Article Handling 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 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 13 12 10 9 4 12 6 9 7 10 14 21 17 9 153



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