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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 Wayne, 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
180 Motor Vehicles 1 6 12 10 10 2 1 2 1 6 4 5 60
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 12 9 9 5 3 4 7 2 4 1 1 2 59
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 2 1 3 1 7 2 3 5 6 3 6 14 53
606 Surgery (instruments) 1 4 4 2 5 1 2 3 2 8 10 10 52
029 Metal Working 6 9 6 4 7 4 2 1 1 2 4 2 48
280 Land Vehicles 11 2 9 5 6 1 3 3 1 2 3 2 48
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 6 6 10 9 5 4 0 2 2 0 1 0 45
439 Electrical Connectors 7 4 2 3 3 3 4 1 2 6 3 5 43
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 3 2 0 11 5 2 2 3 1 1 4 1 35
340 Communications: Electrical 3 4 5 1 0 2 0 4 7 2 1 2 31
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 3 1 2 4 4 1 1 4 0 2 4 26
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 3 2 5 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 3 2 25
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 3 3 3 4 3 1 0 3 0 0 2 1 23
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 4 5 1 7 0 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 23
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 7 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 4 2 22
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 3 3 1 0 0 2 3 3 4 0 3 0 22
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 2 3 5 1 3 2 3 1 0 0 20
073 Measuring and Testing 6 2 3 1 1 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 19
219 Electric Heating 1 3 1 4 1 3 1 1 2 2 0 0 19
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 3 5 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 2 18
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 3 0 4 4 2 18
119 Animal Husbandry 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 4 3 1 17
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 3 2 1 2 4 0 2 0 1 2 0 0 17
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 3 1 3 4 1 2 2 0 16
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 3 5 2 15
297 Chairs and Seats 0 1 0 1 1 1 5 1 2 2 1 0 15
062 Refrigeration 1 2 1 0 4 0 1 3 1 0 1 0 14
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 1 2 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 14
269 Work Holders 2 2 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 1 1 0 14
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 3 3 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 14
362 Illumination 0 1 2 0 2 3 0 4 0 1 1 0 14
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 14
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 1 3 4 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 13
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 5 3 13
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 1 0 2 5 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 13
188 Brakes 3 2 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 12
370 Multiplex Communications 1 0 2 0 1 3 2 1 0 0 1 1 12
417 Pumps 4 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 1 0 5 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 12
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 3 1 0 1 1 11
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 3 4 11
384 Bearings 1 1 4 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 11
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 5 0 1 11
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 2 3 2 11
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 1 1 3 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 10
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 3 0 1 0 1 10
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 10
137 Fluid Handling 2 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 10
455 Telecommunications 0 2 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 1 10
114 Ships 0 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 9
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 2 0 9
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 0 0 5 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 9
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 8
033 Geometrical Instruments 1 0 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 8
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 2 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 8
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 8
382 Image Analysis 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 8
407 Cutters, for Shaping 0 0 0 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 8
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 8
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 2 0 0 7
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 7
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 6
220 Receptacles 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 6
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 2 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 6
005 Beds 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 5
089 Ordnance 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 5
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
164 Metal Founding 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
181 Acoustics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 5
215 Bottles and Jars 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 5
267 Spring Devices 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 5
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 5
477 Interrelated Power Delivery Controls, Including Engine Control 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 5
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
053 Package Making 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 4
072 Metal Deforming 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 4
152 Resilient Tires and Wheels 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
184 Lubrication 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 4
211 Supports: Racks 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 4
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4
398 Optical Communications 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 4
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 4
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 4
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
055 Gas Separation 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
083 Cutting 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
084 Music 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 3
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
112 Sewing 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
336 Inductor Devices 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
338 Electrical Resistors 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
409 Gear Cutting, Milling, or Planing 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
042 Firearms 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
056 Harvesters 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
252 Compositions 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
273 Amusement Devices: Games 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
298 Land Vehicles: Dumping 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
326 Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
368 Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
418 Rotary Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
427 Coating Processes 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
434 Education and Demonstration 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
451 Abrading 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
454 Ventilation 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
508 Solid Anti-Friction Devices, Materials Therefor, Lubricant or Separant Compositions for Moving Solid Surfaces, and Miscellaneous Mineral Oil Compositions 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
002 Apparel 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
081 Tools 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
091 Motors: Expansible Chamber Type 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
105 Railway Rolling Stock 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
110 Furnaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
122 Liquid Heaters and Vaporizers 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
131 Tobacco 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
148 Metal Treatment 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
150 Purses, Wallets, and Protective Covers 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
172 Earth Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
177 Weighing Scales 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
186 Merchandising 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
193 Conveyors, Chutes, Skids, Guides, and Ways 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
221 Article Dispensing 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
237 Heating Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
238 Railways: Surface Track 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
249 Static Molds 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
279 Chucks or Sockets 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
283 Printed Matter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
293 Vehicle Fenders 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
331 Oscillators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
348 Television 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
372 Coherent Light Generators 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
388 Electricity: Motor Control Systems 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
400 Typewriting Machines 0 0 0 1 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 1
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
419 Powder Metallurgy Processes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
431 Combustion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
432 Heating 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
433 Dentistry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 0 0 0 1 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
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
482 Exercise Devices 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
483 Tool Changing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 0 1 1
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 1 0 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
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
716 Computer-Aided Design and Analysis of Circuits and Semiconductor Masks 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
720 Dynamic Optical Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 153 144 180 142 148 101 93 99 92 99 126 118 1495


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