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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

Grand Forks, 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
280 Land Vehicles 2 2 2 1 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 12
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 6
414 Material or Article Handling 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 6
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 5
002 Apparel 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 4
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 4
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
172 Earth Working 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 3
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
171 Unearthing Plants or Buried Objects 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
348 Television 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
439 Electrical Connectors 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
037 Excavating 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
047 Plant Husbandry 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
081 Tools 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
110 Furnaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
111 Planting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
188 Brakes 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
219 Electric Heating 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
293 Vehicle Fenders 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
431 Combustion 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
434 Education and Demonstration 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
588 Hazardous or Toxic Waste Destruction or Containment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
606 Surgery (instruments) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 13 11 16 5 8 12 7 6 5 18 9 12 122


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