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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

Decatur, 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
029 Metal Working 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 7
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 6
348 Television 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 6
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 4
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
002 Apparel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 3
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 3
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3
042 Firearms 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
073 Measuring and Testing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
219 Electric Heating 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
326 Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
452 Butchering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
057 Textiles: Spinning, Twisting, and Twining 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
060 Power Plants 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
062 Refrigeration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
065 Glass Manufacturing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
066 Textiles: Knitting 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
169 Fire Extinguishers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 1 0 0 0 0 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 0 0 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 0 0 1 0 1
293 Vehicle Fenders 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
330 Amplifiers 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
377 Electrical Pulse Counters, Pulse Dividers, or Shift Registers: Circuits and Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
380 Cryptography 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
414 Material or Article Handling 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 1 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
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
454 Ventilation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 10 12 15 11 13 5 10 17 11 10 9 7 14 13 157



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