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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

Chattanooga, TN-GA

( 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
112 Sewing 2 5 1 1 6 3 1 4 3 2 2 4 34
219 Electric Heating 2 3 2 2 6 4 2 0 3 0 0 0 24
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 3 1 3 2 4 3 3 0 0 0 3 2 24
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 1 5 6 0 1 3 0 1 1 0 1 2 21
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 2 5 0 2 1 1 0 2 1 3 0 0 17
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 3 0 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 5 17
126 Stoves and Furnaces 2 2 0 0 6 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 14
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 2 1 3 0 3 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 14
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 1 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 2 0 3 0 12
037 Excavating 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 9
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 9
414 Material or Article Handling 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 8
433 Dentistry 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 8
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 2 7
081 Tools 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
206 Special Receptacle or Package 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 7
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7
340 Communications: Electrical 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 7
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 7
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 6
073 Measuring and Testing 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 6
379 Telephonic Communications 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 6
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 6
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 6
431 Combustion 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 6
455 Telecommunications 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 6
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 6
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 6
029 Metal Working 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
053 Package Making 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
220 Receptacles 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 5
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 4
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 4
211 Supports: Racks 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 4
362 Illumination 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
427 Coating Processes 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 4
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
030 Cutlery 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 3
297 Chairs and Seats 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
336 Inductor Devices 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 3
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
454 Ventilation 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
002 Apparel 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
005 Beds 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
062 Refrigeration 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
089 Ordnance 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
101 Printing 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
110 Furnaces 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
122 Liquid Heaters and Vaporizers 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
221 Article Dispensing 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
226 Advancing Material of Indeterminate Length 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
299 Mining or In Situ Disintegration of Hard Material 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
482 Exercise Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
507 Earth Boring, Well Treating, and Oil Field Chemistry 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
019 Textiles: Fiber Preparation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
028 Textiles: Manufacturing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
042 Firearms 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
083 Cutting 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
087 Textiles: Braiding, Netting, and Lace Making 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
139 Textiles: Weaving 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
164 Metal Founding 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
181 Acoustics 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
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
223 Apparel Apparatus 1 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
252 Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
283 Printed Matter 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
289 Knots and Knot Tying 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
305 Wheel Substitutes for Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
348 Television 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 1 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
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
409 Gear Cutting, Milling, or Planing 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
417 Pumps 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
726 Information Security 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 60 71 53 44 53 43 36 35 37 29 40 33 534


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