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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

Fort Smith, AR-OK

( 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
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 4 7
062 Refrigeration 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6
280 Land Vehicles 2 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
053 Package Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 4
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 4
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 4
029 Metal Working 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
002 Apparel 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
005 Beds 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
084 Music 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 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
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
414 Material or Article Handling 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
014 Bridges 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
060 Power Plants 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
070 Locks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
081 Tools 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
114 Ships 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
116 Signals and Indicators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
152 Resilient Tires and Wheels 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
181 Acoustics 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
185 Motors: Spring, Weight, or Animal Powered 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
212 Traversing Hoists 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
221 Article Dispensing 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 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
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
452 Butchering 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
501 Compositions: Ceramic 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
606 Surgery (instruments) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 18 8 10 11 7 7 9 5 5 7 10 10 107


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