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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

Dubuque, IA

( 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
180 Motor Vehicles 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 2 1 2 8 6 24
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 2 3 1 1 0 3 0 3 0 0 1 2 16
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 3 1 0 2 0 16
172 Earth Working 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 3 2 1 11
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 9
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 8
454 Ventilation 0 2 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
305 Wheel Substitutes for Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 2 7
037 Excavating 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 6
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
073 Measuring and Testing 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5
219 Electric Heating 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 5
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 5
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 5
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 5
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 4
137 Fluid Handling 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
297 Chairs and Seats 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 3
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
056 Harvesters 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
362 Illumination 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
451 Abrading 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
477 Interrelated Power Delivery Controls, Including Engine Control 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
014 Bridges 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
081 Tools 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
091 Motors: Expansible Chamber Type 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
105 Railway Rolling Stock 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
144 Woodworking 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
184 Lubrication 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
188 Brakes 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 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 1 0 0 0 0 1
237 Heating Systems 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
292 Closure Fasteners 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
299 Mining or In Situ Disintegration of Hard Material 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
368 Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
412 Bookbinding: Process and Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
452 Butchering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
453 Coin Handling 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 17 28 18 14 8 16 13 18 15 14 27 25 213


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