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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

Dover, DE

( 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
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 2 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 3 0 1 14
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 3 10
433 Dentistry 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 6
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 5
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 4
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3
221 Article Dispensing 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
002 Apparel 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
051 Abrasive Tool Making Process, Material, or Composition 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
083 Cutting 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
427 Coating Processes 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
014 Bridges 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 1 0 0 0 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
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
053 Package Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
062 Refrigeration 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
164 Metal Founding 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
215 Bottles and Jars 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
219 Electric Heating 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 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 0 0 1 1
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 0 0 1
726 Information Security 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 10 8 9 11 7 6 9 4 8 5 8 20 8 12 125



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