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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

Gadsden, AL

( 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
062 Refrigeration 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
137 Fluid Handling 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
152 Resilient Tires and Wheels 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
340 Communications: Electrical 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
002 Apparel 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
053 Package Making 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
054 Harness for Working Animal 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
116 Signals and Indicators 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
219 Electric Heating 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
348 Television 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 1 0 0 0 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
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
280 Land Vehicles 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 4 6 5 5 3 3 3 1 2 4 1 2 37


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