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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

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 2012 2013 Total
206 Special Receptacle or Package 2 0 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 1 15
056 Harvesters 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 11
066 Textiles: Knitting 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 7
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 6
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 5
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 5
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
439 Electrical Connectors 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 5
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 4
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 4
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 4
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 4
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 3
081 Tools 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3
112 Sewing 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 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 0 0 3
362 Illumination 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
454 Ventilation 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
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 1 0 3
028 Textiles: Manufacturing 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
037 Excavating 0 0 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 0 0 2
114 Ships 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 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 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 0 0 2
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 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 0 0 2
002 Apparel 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
070 Locks 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
164 Metal Founding 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
172 Earth Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
181 Acoustics 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
184 Lubrication 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
215 Bottles and Jars 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
221 Article Dispensing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
409 Gear Cutting, Milling, or Planing 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 0 0 1
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 15 26 19 18 15 15 12 4 13 10 11 23 12 16 209



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