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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

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

( 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
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 8 6 3 5 3 7 3 3 4 2 1 1 46
280 Land Vehicles 3 2 1 2 3 3 3 3 0 3 9 4 36
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 2 4 1 2 6 1 1 0 3 1 2 1 24
606 Surgery (instruments) 1 0 1 0 1 2 3 3 0 3 7 2 23
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 5 1 0 1 2 3 2 3 2 2 0 1 22
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 1 1 2 1 1 5 4 1 1 1 1 3 22
073 Measuring and Testing 1 0 3 4 2 1 2 3 4 0 0 1 21
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 1 5 2 1 2 2 1 0 0 3 0 3 20
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 2 2 3 0 3 1 4 1 1 0 0 1 18
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 1 0 0 0 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 10
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 1 10
005 Beds 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 1 2 1 0 9
454 Ventilation 1 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 9
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 8
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 8
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 8
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 2 8
114 Ships 0 0 0 1 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 7
338 Electrical Resistors 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
070 Locks 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
137 Fluid Handling 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 5
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 5
362 Illumination 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 5
002 Apparel 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 4
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 4
072 Metal Deforming 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 4
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 4
256 Fences 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 4
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
049 Movable or Removable Closures 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
177 Weighing Scales 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
252 Compositions 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
379 Telephonic Communications 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
068 Textiles: Fluid Treating Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
083 Cutting 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
427 Coating Processes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
062 Refrigeration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
144 Woodworking 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
164 Metal Founding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
169 Fire Extinguishers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
184 Lubrication 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
188 Brakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
221 Article Dispensing 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
237 Heating Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
267 Spring Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
305 Wheel Substitutes for Land Vehicles 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
322 Electricity: Single Generator Systems 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
414 Material or Article Handling 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 0 1 1
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
434 Education and Demonstration 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 50 47 39 43 53 47 39 44 27 30 43 44 506


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