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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

Greenville, NC

( 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
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 6 3 4 2 3 0 1 1 0 2 3 2 27
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 11
606 Surgery (instruments) 1 1 0 1 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 11
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 2 1 8
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 1 1 1 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 8
005 Beds 1 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 7
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 2 6
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 6
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 5
114 Ships 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 4
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 3
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 3
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 3
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 3
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
047 Plant Husbandry 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
057 Textiles: Spinning, Twisting, and Twining 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
119 Animal Husbandry 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
396 Photography 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
433 Dentistry 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
716 Computer-Aided Design and Analysis of Circuits and Semiconductor Masks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
002 Apparel 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
056 Harvesters 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
068 Textiles: Fluid Treating Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
101 Printing 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
132 Toilet 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
139 Textiles: Weaving 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 1 0 0 0 0 0 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
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
219 Electric Heating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 1 0 1
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 21 16 16 13 14 10 14 15 13 15 26 26 199


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