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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 - 2013 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

Florence, SC

( 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 2012 2013 Total
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 1 2 2 0 3 5 8 7 5 5 0 6 2 8 54
219 Electric Heating 8 6 6 4 1 1 9 1 4 1 0 0 3 2 46
220 Receptacles 3 3 2 0 1 0 2 3 1 0 2 1 3 1 22
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 7 0 0 3 2 2 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 22
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 1 0 1 1 4 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 0 0 20
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 5 5 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 19
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 3 1 2 1 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 14
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 4 13
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 2 2 3 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 12
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 5 2 0 0 12
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 4 2 11
062 Refrigeration 3 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 7
053 Package Making 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 6
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 6
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
101 Printing 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
383 Flexible Bags 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5
137 Fluid Handling 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 4
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 3
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 3
427 Coating Processes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
431 Combustion 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
002 Apparel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
014 Bridges 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
030 Cutlery 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
047 Plant Husbandry 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
100 Presses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
122 Liquid Heaters and Vaporizers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
212 Traversing Hoists 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
726 Information Security 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
005 Beds 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
070 Locks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
082 Turning (e.g., for metal working) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 0 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
148 Metal Treatment 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
164 Metal Founding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
181 Acoustics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
249 Static Molds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
368 Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
400 Typewriting Machines 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
451 Abrading 0 0 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 42 30 34 27 37 26 47 30 20 20 25 21 25 31 415



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