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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, 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 2012 2013 Total
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 1 1 1 1 5 3 4 0 1 4 5 2 4 1 33
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 1 3 1 5 1 2 2 2 4 3 2 1 2 2 31
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 1 1 6 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 18
060 Power Plants 1 3 0 1 4 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 17
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 1 1 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 15
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 2 3 0 0 9
016 Miscellaneous Hardware (e.g., Bushing, Carpet Fastener, Caster, Door Closer, Panel Hanger, Attachable or Adjunct Handle, Hinge, Window Sash Balance, Etc.) 0 0 3 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
127 Sugar, Starch, and Carbohydrates 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 5
180 Motor Vehicles 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 5
215 Bottles and Jars 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 5
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
298 Land Vehicles: Dumping 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
172 Earth Working 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
188 Brakes 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
280 Land Vehicles 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
508 Solid Anti-Friction Devices, Materials Therefor, Lubricant or Separant Compositions for Moving Solid Surfaces, and Miscellaneous Mineral Oil Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 3
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
029 Metal Working 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
071 Chemistry: Fertilizers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
062 Refrigeration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
181 Acoustics 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
184 Lubrication 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
220 Receptacles 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
252 Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
384 Bearings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
418 Rotary Expansible Chamber Devices 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
477 Interrelated Power Delivery Controls, Including Engine Control 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 1 0 0 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 17 17 22 22 18 17 12 10 11 14 21 24 16 19 240



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