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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

Great Falls, MT

( 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
273 Amusement Devices: Games 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
073 Measuring and Testing 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
177 Weighing Scales 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
283 Printed Matter 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 7 5 0 1 2 4 0 4 0 5 1 2 4 1 36



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