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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

Evansville, IN-KY

( 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
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 14 8 16 10 10 5 10 9 15 10 25 10 142
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 6 3 1 1 1 7 2 8 13 11 11 15 79
215 Bottles and Jars 6 3 8 3 5 5 2 2 3 3 6 2 48
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 1 5 4 4 3 1 6 5 2 4 5 40
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 3 2 3 7 2 1 3 1 0 2 1 4 29
062 Refrigeration 0 0 3 2 3 1 1 3 3 4 3 2 25
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 2 2 1 1 3 3 0 1 0 4 2 0 19
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 1 1 2 0 2 1 2 0 0 1 3 1 14
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 4 12
220 Receptacles 2 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 1 1 1 10
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 2 0 9
029 Metal Working 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 8
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 1 1 0 8
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 7
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 1 7
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 6
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 1 0 6
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 5
060 Power Plants 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5
252 Compositions 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 5
305 Wheel Substitutes for Land Vehicles 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 5
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 5
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 5
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
073 Measuring and Testing 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 4
164 Metal Founding 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 4
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4
427 Coating Processes 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4
002 Apparel 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
148 Metal Treatment 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
137 Fluid Handling 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
172 Earth Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
249 Static Molds 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
349 Liquid Crystal Cells, Elements and Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
369 Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
007 Compound Hand Tools 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
027 Undertaking 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 0 1 1
037 Excavating 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
047 Plant Husbandry 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
068 Textiles: Fluid Treating Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
081 Tools 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
084 Music 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
116 Signals and Indicators 0 0 1 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
131 Tobacco 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
144 Woodworking 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
184 Lubrication 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
202 Distillation: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
219 Electric Heating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
269 Work Holders 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
348 Television 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
417 Pumps 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
420 Alloys or Metallic Compositions 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
433 Dentistry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 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 1 0 1
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
472 Amusement Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 1 0 0 0 0 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
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 66 38 65 44 57 52 47 57 56 52 81 69 684


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