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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

Danville, VA

( 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
152 Resilient Tires and Wheels 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
137 Fluid Handling 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
005 Beds 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
028 Textiles: Manufacturing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
083 Cutting 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
100 Presses 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
131 Tobacco 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
144 Woodworking 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
150 Purses, Wallets, and Protective Covers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
368 Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
385 Optical Waveguides 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
726 Information Security 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 4 4 7 3 3 3 0 1 3 1 1 1 31


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