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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

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

( 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
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 2 2 1 2 0 14
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 2 2 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 11
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 10
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 3 0 0 8
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 7
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 7
414 Material or Article Handling 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 6
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 5
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
221 Article Dispensing 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
250 Radiant Energy 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 5
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4
280 Land Vehicles 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
297 Chairs and Seats 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
451 Abrading 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
477 Interrelated Power Delivery Controls, Including Engine Control 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
002 Apparel 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
053 Package Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
056 Harvesters 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
193 Conveyors, Chutes, Skids, Guides, and Ways 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
212 Traversing Hoists 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
370 Multiplex Communications 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
014 Bridges 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
042 Firearms 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
066 Textiles: Knitting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
083 Cutting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
144 Woodworking 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 0 0 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 1 0 0 0 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 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 0 0 1
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
330 Amplifiers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
380 Cryptography 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
383 Flexible Bags 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
398 Optical Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
409 Gear Cutting, Milling, or Planing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
417 Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
427 Coating Processes 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
431 Combustion 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
455 Telecommunications 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
482 Exercise Devices 1 0 0 0 0 0 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 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 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 12 16 27 21 12 10 13 10 10 16 12 16 17 12 204



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