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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

Burlington, NC

( 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
206 Special Receptacle or Package 2 0 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 13
056 Harvesters 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 2 2 1 11
066 Textiles: Knitting 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 7
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 6
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
439 Electrical Connectors 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 5
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 4
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 4
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 4
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 4
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 4
081 Tools 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
112 Sewing 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
362 Illumination 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
454 Ventilation 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 3
028 Textiles: Manufacturing 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
037 Excavating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
057 Textiles: Spinning, Twisting, and Twining 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
002 Apparel 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
070 Locks 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
114 Ships 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
164 Metal Founding 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
172 Earth Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
181 Acoustics 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
184 Lubrication 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
407 Cutters, for Shaping 0 1 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
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 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 1 1
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 15 26 19 18 15 15 12 4 13 10 11 23 181


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