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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

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

( 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
114 Ships 2 1 2 2 0 2 2 2 3 3 0 0 19
340 Communications: Electrical 3 1 0 1 2 0 3 0 3 0 1 0 14
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 3 0 6 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 13
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 3 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 1 1 2 0 13
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 3 2 2 13
280 Land Vehicles 2 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 12
362 Illumination 0 2 0 1 2 0 2 1 1 1 1 1 12
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 1 1 0 1 1 11
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 5 2 11
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 1 2 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 10
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 2 8
062 Refrigeration 0 3 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 8
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 8
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 1 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 8
137 Fluid Handling 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 7
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 7
144 Woodworking 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 6
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 6
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 6
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 6
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
083 Cutting 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
119 Animal Husbandry 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 5
297 Chairs and Seats 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 5
508 Solid Anti-Friction Devices, Materials Therefor, Lubricant or Separant Compositions for Moving Solid Surfaces, and Miscellaneous Mineral Oil Compositions 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 5
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 5
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 5
002 Apparel 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4
007 Compound Hand Tools 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 4
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4
220 Receptacles 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 4
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 4
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4
414 Material or Article Handling 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
439 Electrical Connectors 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 4
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 4
029 Metal Working 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 3
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
042 Firearms 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
056 Harvesters 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
116 Signals and Indicators 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
427 Coating Processes 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
606 Surgery (instruments) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
101 Printing 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
109 Safes, Bank Protection, or a Related Device 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
110 Furnaces 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
111 Planting 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
169 Fire Extinguishers 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
187 Elevator, Industrial Lift Truck, or Stationary Lift for Vehicle 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
211 Supports: Racks 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
252 Compositions 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
269 Work Holders 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
273 Amusement Devices: Games 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
293 Vehicle Fenders 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
368 Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
383 Flexible Bags 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
396 Photography 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
417 Pumps 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
070 Locks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
081 Tools 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
084 Music 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
131 Tobacco 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
132 Toilet 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
165 Heat Exchange 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
172 Earth Working 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
177 Weighing Scales 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
188 Brakes 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
191 Electricity: Transmission To Vehicles 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
203 Distillation: Processes, Separatory 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
219 Electric Heating 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
223 Apparel Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
283 Printed Matter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
331 Oscillators 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
400 Typewriting Machines 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
409 Gear Cutting, Milling, or Planing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
418 Rotary Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
433 Dentistry 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
450 Foundation Garments 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
454 Ventilation 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
501 Compositions: Ceramic 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 42 49 39 46 50 39 47 26 39 33 44 37 491


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