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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

Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC

( 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
005 Beds 10 16 13 6 15 3 3 6 4 3 5 2 86
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 4 5 5 4 2 7 2 1 1 2 3 6 42
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 9 2 10 3 3 2 2 0 2 0 1 1 35
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 2 3 3 2 1 3 2 0 2 0 4 10 32
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 1 3 2 1 1 2 1 5 3 2 6 27
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 6 1 4 0 1 1 0 2 2 0 1 3 21
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 6 2 1 0 2 0 3 1 1 1 2 1 20
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 1 3 1 5 3 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 18
606 Surgery (instruments) 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 3 1 2 1 2 15
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 0 0 6 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 14
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 2 1 2 0 1 1 2 2 0 1 1 1 14
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 2 1 2 1 0 2 0 1 2 1 1 13
137 Fluid Handling 1 2 3 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 11
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 0 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 10
219 Electric Heating 2 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 8
340 Communications: Electrical 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 1 8
033 Geometrical Instruments 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 1 0 8
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 1 1 1 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 8
139 Textiles: Weaving 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 7
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 1 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 7
062 Refrigeration 1 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 7
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 7
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 7
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 7
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 7
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 7
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 6
482 Exercise Devices 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 6
427 Coating Processes 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 5
101 Printing 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
104 Railways 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
280 Land Vehicles 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 5
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 5
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 5
362 Illumination 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 5
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 5
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 4
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 4
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 4
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 4
073 Measuring and Testing 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 4
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 4
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4
095 Gas Separation: Processes 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 4
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 4
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 4
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
014 Bridges 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 3
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
417 Pumps 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3
116 Signals and Indicators 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
060 Power Plants 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
211 Supports: Racks 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
516 Colloid Systems and Wetting Agents, Subcombinations Thereof, Processes of Making, Stabilizing, Breaking, or Inhibiting 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
002 Apparel 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
100 Presses 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
220 Receptacles 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
056 Harvesters 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
057 Textiles: Spinning, Twisting, and Twining 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
072 Metal Deforming 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
119 Animal Husbandry 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
172 Earth Working 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
180 Motor Vehicles 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
269 Work Holders 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
450 Foundation Garments 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
451 Abrading 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
454 Ventilation 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
503 Record Receiver Having Plural Interactive Leaves or a Colorless Color Former, Method of Use, or Developer Therefor 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
038 Textiles: Ironing or Smoothing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
070 Locks 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
081 Tools 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
131 Tobacco 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
150 Purses, Wallets, and Protective Covers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
169 Fire Extinguishers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 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
432 Heating 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
472 Amusement Devices 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 82 65 93 63 71 52 52 41 36 46 55 62 718


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