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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

Champaign-Urbana, IL

( 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
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 7 7 11 7 9 4 11 16 8 18 18 14 37 26 193
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 1 4 3 0 3 3 6 3 6 7 7 8 10 7 68
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 6 1 3 2 3 2 3 4 3 5 6 4 7 6 55
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 2 1 1 2 9 0 1 2 2 4 4 7 2 6 43
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 8 2 2 4 6 5 5 36
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 1 1 0 2 1 3 6 0 3 3 1 4 6 4 35
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 1 1 0 2 5 0 3 0 2 6 1 1 3 6 31
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 2 2 5 3 1 1 2 3 1 0 1 2 4 4 31
382 Image Analysis 1 0 1 0 5 0 1 3 3 2 4 3 5 2 30
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 2 2 2 2 2 4 2 3 1 3 2 2 27
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 3 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 3 1 4 4 3 26
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 2 2 10 6 25
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 5 5 4 5 24
250 Radiant Energy 1 0 0 2 4 0 2 2 0 3 3 4 0 2 23
372 Coherent Light Generators 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 2 1 1 4 2 2 4 21
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 1 1 0 3 0 3 3 1 1 3 0 0 4 20
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 1 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 2 1 1 17
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 2 2 2 2 2 16
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 5 3 2 0 16
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 3 2 4 16
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 15
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 1 2 1 0 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 14
718 Virtual Machine Task or Process Management or Task Management/Control (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 1 2 6 14
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 3 2 0 0 3 13
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 1 0 1 0 2 2 1 0 1 0 4 1 0 13
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 1 1 2 1 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 13
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 2 1 3 1 13
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 1 3 3 0 0 0 13
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 1 1 1 12
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 1 1 1 1 0 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 11
370 Multiplex Communications 0 1 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 11
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 2 2 11
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 10
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 1 1 0 2 10
445 Electric Lamp or Space Discharge Component or Device Manufacturing 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 10
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 3 9
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 1 9
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 1 9
427 Coating Processes 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 9
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 2 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 9
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 9
712 Processing Architectures and Instruction Processing, e.g., Processors (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 2 1 0 9
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 8
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 8
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 8
060 Power Plants 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 7
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 7
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 3 7
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 1 7
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 7
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 6
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 6
482 Exercise Devices 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 6
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 6
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 2 6
029 Metal Working 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5
084 Music 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 5
111 Planting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 5
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 5
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
219 Electric Heating 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 5
330 Amplifiers 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 5
340 Communications: Electrical 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 5
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 5
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5
417 Pumps 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4
252 Compositions 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 4
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 4
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
338 Electrical Resistors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 4
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 4
360 Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
047 Plant Husbandry 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
056 Harvesters 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
119 Animal Husbandry 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
194 Check-Actuated Control Mechanisms 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 3
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
396 Photography 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
398 Optical Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 3
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
501 Compositions: Ceramic 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
719 Interprogram Communication or Interprocess Communication (Ipc) (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
726 Information Security 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
030 Cutlery 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
048 Gas: Heating and Illuminating 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
062 Refrigeration 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
070 Locks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
117 Single-Crystal, Oriented-Crystal, and Epitaxy Growth Processes; Non-Coating Apparatus Therefor 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
380 Cryptography 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
588 Hazardous or Toxic Waste Destruction or Containment 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
850 Scanning-Probe Techniques or Apparatus; Applications of Scanning-Probe Techniques, e.g., Scanning Probe Microscopy [Spm] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
005 Beds 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
054 Harness for Working Animal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
082 Turning (e.g., for metal working) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
100 Presses 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
104 Railways 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
127 Sugar, Starch, and Carbohydrates 0 0 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
149 Explosive and Thermic Compositions or Charges 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
221 Article Dispensing 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
237 Heating Systems 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
256 Fences 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
280 Land Vehicles 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
293 Vehicle Fenders 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
331 Oscillators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
336 Inductor Devices 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
348 Television 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
376 Induced Nuclear Reactions: Processes, Systems, and Elements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
409 Gear Cutting, Milling, or Planing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
420 Alloys or Metallic Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
431 Combustion 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
453 Coin Handling 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
460 Crop Threshing or Separating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 1 0 0 0 0 1
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
508 Solid Anti-Friction Devices, Materials Therefor, Lubricant or Separant Compositions for Moving Solid Surfaces, and Miscellaneous Mineral Oil Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 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
516 Colloid Systems and Wetting Agents, Subcombinations Thereof, Processes of Making, Stabilizing, Breaking, or Inhibiting 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
716 Computer-Aided Design and Analysis of Circuits and Semiconductor Masks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 62 57 57 67 95 58 107 97 78 107 121 136 160 165 1367



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