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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

Fargo, ND-MN

( 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
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 4 6 1 0 0 4 2 6 4 1 5 2 35
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 3 6 5 7 3 33
180 Motor Vehicles 2 6 1 0 0 3 0 1 1 3 1 2 20
172 Earth Working 2 1 3 0 1 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 14
111 Planting 6 0 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 13
414 Material or Article Handling 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 0 2 2 13
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 3 12
280 Land Vehicles 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 2 1 11
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 2 1 3 11
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 8
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 3 1 8
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 7
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 1 7
305 Wheel Substitutes for Land Vehicles 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 6
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 6
073 Measuring and Testing 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 5
219 Electric Heating 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 5
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 5
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 5
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 5
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 5
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 5
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
056 Harvesters 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4
184 Lubrication 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
250 Radiant Energy 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 4
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 4
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 4
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
433 Dentistry 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 3
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 3
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
104 Railways 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
144 Woodworking 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
181 Acoustics 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
719 Interprogram Communication or Interprocess Communication (Ipc) (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
002 Apparel 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
012 Boot and Shoe Making 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
014 Bridges 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
037 Excavating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
051 Abrasive Tool Making Process, Material, or Composition 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
062 Refrigeration 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
065 Glass Manufacturing 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
081 Tools 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
114 Ships 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
132 Toilet 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
171 Unearthing Plants or Buried Objects 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 0 0 0 1 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
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 1 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
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
293 Vehicle Fenders 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
298 Land Vehicles: Dumping 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
326 Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
336 Inductor Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
360 Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
383 Flexible Bags 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
396 Photography 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
406 Conveyors: Fluid Current 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
417 Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
449 Bee Culture (propagating, raising, caring for bees) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
460 Crop Threshing or Separating 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
464 Rotary Shafts, Gudgeons, Housings, and Flexible Couplings for Rotary Shafts 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
472 Amusement Devices 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
726 Information Security 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 47 40 30 21 17 30 31 39 43 35 55 54 442


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