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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

Columbia, MO

( 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
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 5 3 2 3 4 1 4 2 1 2 2 0 29
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 3 2 1 3 2 2 4 0 1 3 2 5 28
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 11
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 2 10
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 3 10
219 Electric Heating 1 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 8
280 Land Vehicles 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 8
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 8
218 High-Voltage Switches with Arc Preventing or Extinguishing Devices 0 3 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 5
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 5
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
427 Coating Processes 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 5
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 5
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 5
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
117 Single-Crystal, Oriented-Crystal, and Epitaxy Growth Processes; Non-Coating Apparatus Therefor 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
148 Metal Treatment 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 3
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
081 Tools 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
116 Signals and Indicators 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
149 Explosive and Thermic Compositions or Charges 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
337 Electricity: Electrothermally or Thermally Actuated Switches 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
007 Compound Hand Tools 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
048 Gas: Heating and Illuminating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
062 Refrigeration 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
073 Measuring and Testing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 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
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
147 Coopering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
181 Acoustics 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
212 Traversing Hoists 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
220 Receptacles 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
267 Spring Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
305 Wheel Substitutes for Land Vehicles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
376 Induced Nuclear Reactions: Processes, Systems, and Elements 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
406 Conveyors: Fluid Current 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
451 Abrading 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
454 Ventilation 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 0 0 1 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 1
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 22 32 27 30 24 19 32 18 12 18 31 39 304


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