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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

Columbus, GA-AL

( 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
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 1 2 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 15
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 2 1 1 4 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 14
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 9
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
019 Textiles: Fiber Preparation 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3
219 Electric Heating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 3
002 Apparel 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
042 Firearms 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
084 Music 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
340 Communications: Electrical 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
101 Printing 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
150 Purses, Wallets, and Protective Covers 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
177 Weighing Scales 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 0 0 0 1 0 1
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 1 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 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 0 0 1
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
289 Knots and Knot Tying 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
383 Flexible Bags 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 0 0 1 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 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
431 Combustion 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
434 Education and Demonstration 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
455 Telecommunications 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 1 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 0 0 1 0 1
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
066 Textiles: Knitting 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
454 Ventilation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 12 6 12 14 21 10 7 6 9 8 8 8 10 10 138



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