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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

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

( 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
056 Harvesters 3 14 10 17 7 5 7 11 12 11 14 18 129
460 Crop Threshing or Separating 3 10 12 12 16 13 7 8 7 8 10 12 118
111 Planting 3 6 2 11 8 2 7 5 3 9 8 3 67
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 1 0 7 3 3 2 4 1 7 2 4 5 39
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 1 1 2 4 1 0 1 2 0 3 7 22
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 2 1 0 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 13
340 Communications: Electrical 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 12
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 2 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 10
172 Earth Working 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 9
180 Motor Vehicles 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 3 9
297 Chairs and Seats 3 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 9
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 8
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 2 1 8
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 2 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 8
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 8
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 2 8
042 Firearms 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 7
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 7
280 Land Vehicles 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 7
414 Material or Article Handling 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 7
073 Measuring and Testing 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 6
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 6
252 Compositions 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 6
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 6
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 6
062 Refrigeration 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 5
101 Printing 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
148 Metal Treatment 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 5
164 Metal Founding 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 5
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 5
029 Metal Working 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 4
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 4
089 Ordnance 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 4
100 Presses 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 4
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
219 Electric Heating 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 4
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
417 Pumps 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 4
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3
005 Beds 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
137 Fluid Handling 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
403 Joints and Connections 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3
427 Coating Processes 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 3
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
037 Excavating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
144 Woodworking 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
177 Weighing Scales 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
188 Brakes 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
406 Conveyors: Fluid Current 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
439 Electrical Connectors 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
451 Abrading 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
452 Butchering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
027 Undertaking 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
070 Locks 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
084 Music 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
091 Motors: Expansible Chamber Type 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
127 Sugar, Starch, and Carbohydrates 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 0 0 0 1 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 1
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
190 Trunks and Hand-Carried Luggage 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
221 Article Dispensing 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
232 Deposit and Collection Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
250 Radiant Energy 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
269 Work Holders 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
322 Electricity: Single Generator Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
348 Television 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
353 Optics: Image Projectors 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
368 Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
384 Bearings 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
400 Typewriting Machines 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 1 0 0 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 1 0 0 0 0 1
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
454 Ventilation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
464 Rotary Shafts, Gudgeons, Housings, and Flexible Couplings for Rotary Shafts 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
492 Roll or Roller 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
501 Compositions: Ceramic 0 1 0 0 0 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
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 44 70 74 84 80 45 57 59 56 49 71 92 781


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