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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

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 2012 2013 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 10 10 162
370 Multiplex Communications 4 2 8 5 4 6 3 5 11 14 18 18 7 8 113
455 Telecommunications 1 2 2 3 5 2 5 5 10 13 17 13 6 18 102
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 6 7 7 6 4 3 2 4 5 4 9 12 14 13 96
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 3 3 2 2 6 5 3 6 4 13 6 8 6 8 75
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 2 3 8 9 6 3 3 1 2 3 6 5 10 3 64
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 4 2 4 2 3 4 2 4 4 6 6 7 11 59
330 Amplifiers 0 2 2 0 4 2 2 5 6 7 6 8 8 5 57
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 3 3 9 8 9 8 10 55
340 Communications: Electrical 2 5 2 0 3 3 3 2 0 5 7 4 7 11 54
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 2 1 52
379 Telephonic Communications 4 4 5 3 5 2 2 5 2 2 1 3 3 1 42
062 Refrigeration 0 1 0 2 4 1 2 4 5 10 3 7 0 0 39
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 2 1 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 4 3 2 10 1 39
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 2 4 1 1 3 1 1 1 0 2 0 7 1 4 28
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 6 1 2 4 0 2 0 0 1 2 2 1 3 2 26
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 1 2 1 2 2 1 0 3 1 1 0 4 4 2 24
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 2 1 1 0 2 2 1 1 1 3 1 0 0 2 17
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 1 2 3 0 0 1 2 2 0 2 0 2 1 1 17
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 2 2 2 3 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 17
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 3 5 1 1 1 16
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 3 4 15
331 Oscillators 0 0 3 2 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 3 15
349 Liquid Crystal Cells, Elements and Systems 1 2 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 15
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 2 3 0 2 3 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 14
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 1 3 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 13
362 Illumination 1 0 5 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 13
380 Cryptography 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 2 4 1 13
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 1 2 1 0 1 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 12
398 Optical Communications 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 3 1 0 12
439 Electrical Connectors 3 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 12
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems) 0 0 3 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 12
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 12
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 2 12
033 Geometrical Instruments 2 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 10
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 3 10
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 0 0 10
029 Metal Working 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 9
219 Electric Heating 3 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 9
382 Image Analysis 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 9
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 9
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 1 1 9
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 1 8
250 Radiant Energy 1 1 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 8
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 8
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 3 8
726 Information Security 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 2 2 8
280 Land Vehicles 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 7
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 7
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 7
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 6
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 6
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 6
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 6
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6
348 Television 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 6
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 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 0 0 6
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 0 6
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 5
206 Special Receptacle or Package 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
218 High-Voltage Switches with Arc Preventing or Extinguishing Devices 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 5
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 5
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 5
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 5
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 5
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 5
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5
111 Planting 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
119 Animal Husbandry 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 4
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
353 Optics: Image Projectors 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
445 Electric Lamp or Space Discharge Component or Device Manufacturing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 4
518 Chemistry: Fischer-Tropsch Processes; or Purification or Recovery of Products Thereof 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 4
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3
037 Excavating 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
053 Package Making 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3
211 Supports: Racks 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 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 0 0 3
337 Electricity: Electrothermally or Thermally Actuated Switches 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 3
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 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 0 0 3
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 0 0 3
042 Firearms 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
127 Sugar, Starch, and Carbohydrates 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
172 Earth Working 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 2
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
298 Land Vehicles: Dumping 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 2
360 Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval 2 0 0 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 0 0 2
400 Typewriting Machines 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
427 Coating Processes 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
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 0 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 0 0 2
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 1 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
083 Cutting 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
084 Music 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
091 Motors: Expansible Chamber Type 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 1 0 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 0 0 1
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
169 Fire Extinguishers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
223 Apparel Apparatus 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
249 Static Molds 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
267 Spring Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
271 Sheet Feeding or Delivering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
300 Brush, Broom, and Mop Making 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
305 Wheel Substitutes for Land Vehicles 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
329 Demodulators 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
332 Modulators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
336 Inductor Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 0 0 1
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
383 Flexible Bags 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
417 Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
452 Butchering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
462 Books, Strips, and Leaves for Manifolding 0 0 1 0 0 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 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 0 0 1
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 101 104 129 121 103 82 82 88 106 174 148 175 163 184 1760



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