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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

Eau Claire, WI

( 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
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 2 0 1 3 1 3 1 1 2 2 1 0 17
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 3 1 4 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 15
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 0 2 0 3 1 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 14
280 Land Vehicles 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 3 1 2 12
370 Multiplex Communications 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 3 3 11
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 0 3 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 11
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 3 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 9
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 0 0 5 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 8
712 Processing Architectures and Instruction Processing, e.g., Processors (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 2 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 8
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 2 0 7
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 7
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 7
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7
434 Education and Demonstration 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 7
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 6
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 6
439 Electrical Connectors 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 6
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 5
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 5
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 5
073 Measuring and Testing 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 5
219 Electric Heating 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
326 Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 5
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 5
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 5
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 4
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4
716 Computer-Aided Design and Analysis of Circuits and Semiconductor Masks 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
029 Metal Working 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
037 Excavating 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
062 Refrigeration 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
224 Package and Article Carriers 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 3
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
002 Apparel 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
118 Coating Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
165 Heat Exchange 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
169 Fire Extinguishers 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
237 Heating Systems 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
360 Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
451 Abrading 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
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 1 1 0 2
005 Beds 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
054 Harness for Working Animal 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
056 Harvesters 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
083 Cutting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
181 Acoustics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
186 Merchandising 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
187 Elevator, Industrial Lift Truck, or Stationary Lift for Vehicle 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
188 Brakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
252 Compositions 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
331 Oscillators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
372 Coherent Light Generators 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
386 Motion Video Signal Processing for Recording or Reproducing 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
396 Photography 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
427 Coating Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
431 Combustion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
454 Ventilation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
718 Virtual Machine Task or Process Management or Task Management/Control (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 36 34 29 32 45 40 33 20 24 23 33 22 371


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