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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

Charleston, WV

( 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
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 8 18 23 13 4 13 3 10 2 8 6 3 10 8 129
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 3 17 3 3 3 1 2 6 3 2 0 5 9 16 73
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 6 2 3 9 0 6 3 1 2 0 1 0 1 2 36
252 Compositions 5 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 1 9
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 3 0 9
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 8
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 8
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 5
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
029 Metal Working 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
148 Metal Treatment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
203 Distillation: Processes, Separatory 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3
280 Land Vehicles 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
482 Exercise Devices 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
002 Apparel 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
005 Beds 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
030 Cutlery 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
076 Metal Tools and Implements, Making 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
083 Cutting 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
427 Coating Processes 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
431 Combustion 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
508 Solid Anti-Friction Devices, Materials Therefor, Lubricant or Separant Compositions for Moving Solid Surfaces, and Miscellaneous Mineral Oil Compositions 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
037 Excavating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
110 Furnaces 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
122 Liquid Heaters and Vaporizers 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
149 Explosive and Thermic Compositions or Charges 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
223 Apparel Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
225 Severing by Tearing or Breaking 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 1 0 0 1
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 1 0 0 0 0 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 0 0 1
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
269 Work Holders 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 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 1 0 0 1
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
518 Chemistry: Fischer-Tropsch Processes; or Purification or Recovery of Products Thereof 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 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 0 0 1 0 0 1
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 43 49 44 34 19 28 20 25 12 22 22 19 32 45 414



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