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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

Cedar Rapids, IA

( 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
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 8 15 15 12 8 7 6 12 8 25 12 14 142
370 Multiplex Communications 4 2 8 5 4 6 3 5 11 14 18 18 98
455 Telecommunications 1 2 2 3 5 2 5 5 10 13 17 13 78
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 6 7 7 6 4 3 2 4 5 4 9 12 69
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 3 3 2 2 6 5 3 6 4 13 6 8 61
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 2 3 8 9 6 3 3 1 2 3 6 5 51
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 5 4 1 2 5 3 5 4 7 4 5 4 49
330 Amplifiers 0 2 2 0 4 2 2 5 6 7 6 8 44
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 4 2 4 2 3 4 2 4 4 6 6 41
062 Refrigeration 0 1 0 2 4 1 2 4 5 10 3 7 39
379 Telephonic Communications 4 4 5 3 5 2 2 5 2 2 1 3 38
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 3 3 9 8 9 37
340 Communications: Electrical 2 5 2 0 3 3 3 2 0 5 7 4 36
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 2 1 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 4 3 2 28
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 2 4 1 1 3 1 1 1 0 2 0 7 23
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 6 1 2 4 0 2 0 0 1 2 2 1 21
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 1 2 1 2 2 1 0 3 1 1 0 4 18
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 2 2 2 3 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 16
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 2 1 1 0 2 2 1 1 1 3 1 0 15
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 1 2 3 0 0 1 2 2 0 2 0 2 15
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 2 3 0 2 3 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 14
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 3 5 1 14
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 1 2 1 0 1 3 1 1 2 0 0 12
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 3 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 12
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 3 1 2 0 1 12
331 Oscillators 0 0 3 2 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 11
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 1 3 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 11
349 Liquid Crystal Cells, Elements and Systems 1 2 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 11
362 Illumination 1 0 5 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 11
398 Optical Communications 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 3 11
033 Geometrical Instruments 2 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 10
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 10
219 Electric Heating 3 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 9
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 2 9
439 Electrical Connectors 3 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 8
250 Radiant Energy 1 1 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 8
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 8
380 Cryptography 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 2 8
382 Image Analysis 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 2 3 0 0 0 8
029 Metal Working 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 7
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 7
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 7
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 6
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 6
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 6
280 Land Vehicles 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 6
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 6
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 6
206 Special Receptacle or Package 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 5
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
111 Planting 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4
119 Animal Husbandry 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 4
218 High-Voltage Switches with Arc Preventing or Extinguishing Devices 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 4
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 4
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
348 Television 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 4
353 Optics: Image Projectors 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 4
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4
726 Information Security 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 4
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 3
037 Excavating 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 3
053 Package Making 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 3
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 3
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
337 Electricity: Electrothermally or Thermally Actuated Switches 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 3
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
445 Electric Lamp or Space Discharge Component or Device Manufacturing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3
719 Interprogram Communication or Interprocess Communication (Ipc) (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 3
042 Firearms 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
172 Earth Working 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
211 Supports: Racks 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
298 Land Vehicles: Dumping 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
360 Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
400 Typewriting Machines 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
427 Coating Processes 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
518 Chemistry: Fischer-Tropsch Processes; or Purification or Recovery of Products Thereof 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
718 Virtual Machine Task or Process Management or Task Management/Control (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 1 0 0 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
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
083 Cutting 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
084 Music 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
091 Motors: Expansible Chamber Type 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
102 Ammunition and Explosives 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
127 Sugar, Starch, and Carbohydrates 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
184 Lubrication 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
223 Apparel Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
246 Railway Switches and Signals 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
249 Static Molds 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
271 Sheet Feeding or Delivering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
300 Brush, Broom, and Mop Making 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
305 Wheel Substitutes for Land Vehicles 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
329 Demodulators 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
377 Electrical Pulse Counters, Pulse Dividers, or Shift Registers: Circuits and Systems 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
383 Flexible Bags 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
417 Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
452 Butchering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
462 Books, Strips, and Leaves for Manifolding 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 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 0 1 1
712 Processing Architectures and Instruction Processing, e.g., Processors (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 101 104 129 121 103 82 82 88 106 174 148 175 1413


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