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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

Canton-Massillon, OH

( 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
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 5 9 6 9 12 10 31 31 44 31 40 63 291
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 8 6 7 14 7 10 13 2 3 6 3 7 86
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 8 7 6 5 3 3 11 12 12 3 6 7 83
152 Resilient Tires and Wheels 3 6 19 11 5 5 6 4 3 6 3 2 73
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 1 2 1 4 0 9 6 6 7 15 13 2 66
280 Land Vehicles 2 6 6 6 5 3 1 3 2 5 7 4 50
073 Measuring and Testing 5 3 7 9 4 1 2 1 0 2 0 0 34
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 3 3 3 1 4 1 1 4 0 3 3 5 31
072 Metal Deforming 2 2 1 2 2 1 6 4 1 4 5 0 30
340 Communications: Electrical 1 0 3 2 0 3 1 4 2 4 5 5 30
206 Special Receptacle or Package 1 2 4 6 5 4 1 0 1 1 1 1 27
384 Bearings 1 3 3 7 3 0 1 1 1 1 3 1 25
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 1 0 1 1 3 1 9 4 2 1 1 0 24
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 3 3 4 3 0 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 19
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 3 1 2 2 1 1 0 3 1 1 3 0 18
053 Package Making 0 1 0 2 2 3 1 0 3 1 1 1 15
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 2 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 1 2 1 3 15
029 Metal Working 1 0 2 3 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 13
220 Receptacles 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 2 1 2 13
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 1 2 2 2 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 12
379 Telephonic Communications 0 1 4 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 12
455 Telecommunications 5 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 12
070 Locks 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 4 0 2 11
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 4 0 10
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 0 1 0 10
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 10
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 2 1 1 10
148 Metal Treatment 2 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 9
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 1 9
370 Multiplex Communications 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 3 0 1 9
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 9
482 Exercise Devices 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 9
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 8
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 8
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 8
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 8
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 8
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 1 2 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 8
431 Combustion 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 8
252 Compositions 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 7
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 7
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 7
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 7
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 4 7
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 7
055 Gas Separation 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 6
083 Cutting 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6
095 Gas Separation: Processes 1 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
110 Furnaces 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6
164 Metal Founding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 6
219 Electric Heating 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 6
250 Radiant Energy 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 6
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 1 6
413 Sheet Metal Container Making 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6
427 Coating Processes 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 6
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 6
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 1 6
030 Cutlery 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 5
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 5
188 Brakes 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 5
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 5
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
271 Sheet Feeding or Delivering 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 5
406 Conveyors: Fluid Current 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5
454 Ventilation 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 5
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
508 Solid Anti-Friction Devices, Materials Therefor, Lubricant or Separant Compositions for Moving Solid Surfaces, and Miscellaneous Mineral Oil Compositions 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
033 Geometrical Instruments 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
037 Excavating 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 4
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 4
109 Safes, Bank Protection, or a Related Device 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 4
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 4
126 Stoves and Furnaces 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
132 Toilet 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 4
144 Woodworking 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 4
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
215 Bottles and Jars 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 4
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 4
305 Wheel Substitutes for Land Vehicles 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4
501 Compositions: Ceramic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 4
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 4
002 Apparel 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
049 Movable or Removable Closures 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
116 Signals and Indicators 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
122 Liquid Heaters and Vaporizers 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3
137 Fluid Handling 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
186 Merchandising 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
267 Spring Devices 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
417 Pumps 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
056 Harvesters 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
057 Textiles: Spinning, Twisting, and Twining 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
081 Tools 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
100 Presses 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
105 Railway Rolling Stock 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
181 Acoustics 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
221 Article Dispensing 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
298 Land Vehicles: Dumping 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
299 Mining or In Situ Disintegration of Hard Material 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
337 Electricity: Electrothermally or Thermally Actuated Switches 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
349 Liquid Crystal Cells, Elements and Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
362 Illumination 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
407 Cutters, for Shaping 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
420 Alloys or Metallic Compositions 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
464 Rotary Shafts, Gudgeons, Housings, and Flexible Couplings for Rotary Shafts 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
007 Compound Hand Tools 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
042 Firearms 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
048 Gas: Heating and Illuminating 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
051 Abrasive Tool Making Process, Material, or Composition 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
082 Turning (e.g., for metal working) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
084 Music 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
104 Railways 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
112 Sewing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
118 Coating Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
165 Heat Exchange 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
177 Weighing Scales 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
208 Mineral Oils: Processes and Products 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
223 Apparel Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
232 Deposit and Collection Receptacles 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
279 Chucks or Sockets 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
295 Railway Wheels and Axles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
348 Television 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
373 Industrial Electric Heating Furnaces 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
376 Induced Nuclear Reactions: Processes, Systems, and Elements 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
380 Cryptography 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
383 Flexible Bags 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
400 Typewriting Machines 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
409 Gear Cutting, Milling, or Planing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
418 Rotary Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
451 Abrading 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
470 Threaded, Headed Fastener, or Washer Making: Process and Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 0 1 1
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 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
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 108 110 140 136 117 105 141 133 135 135 148 166 1574


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