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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

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 Total
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 2 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 3 13
433 Dentistry 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 3
221 Article Dispensing 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
002 Apparel 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
083 Cutting 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
427 Coating Processes 0 0 1 0 1 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 2
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
014 Bridges 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 1
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
051 Abrasive Tool Making Process, Material, or Composition 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
053 Package Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
062 Refrigeration 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 1 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 1
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 1 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 1
164 Metal Founding 0 0 0 1 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 1
219 Electric Heating 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 1 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 1
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 1 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 1
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 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 1
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 1
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 1
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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
726 Information Security 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 10 8 9 11 7 6 9 4 8 5 8 20 105


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