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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

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

( 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
439 Electrical Connectors 78 57 68 65 85 46 67 59 68 68 103 86 850
385 Optical Waveguides 5 5 8 8 10 9 7 1 5 2 6 3 69
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 2 4 3 6 3 0 2 1 1 1 1 6 30
029 Metal Working 3 2 1 2 2 0 4 5 2 1 2 3 27
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 2 1 2 0 4 5 1 2 2 2 1 2 24
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 1 5 2 0 6 0 1 3 1 3 1 23
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 2 1 2 2 1 4 0 0 0 1 3 1 17
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 1 1 5 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 1 14
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 2 0 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 11
362 Illumination 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 2 11
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 1 1 2 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 10
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 1 0 0 2 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 8
280 Land Vehicles 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 7
331 Oscillators 1 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 7
414 Material or Article Handling 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 7
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 2 7
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 7
433 Dentistry 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 7
005 Beds 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 6
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 6
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 2 6
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 5
379 Telephonic Communications 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 5
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 5
606 Surgery (instruments) 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 5
213 Railway Draft Appliances 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 4
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 4
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3
053 Package Making 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
105 Railway Rolling Stock 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
110 Furnaces 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
137 Fluid Handling 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
148 Metal Treatment 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
181 Acoustics 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
193 Conveyors, Chutes, Skids, Guides, and Ways 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3
250 Radiant Energy 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3
292 Closure Fasteners 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 3
297 Chairs and Seats 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
431 Combustion 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
033 Geometrical Instruments 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
062 Refrigeration 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
070 Locks 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
083 Cutting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
187 Elevator, Industrial Lift Truck, or Stationary Lift for Vehicle 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
194 Check-Actuated Control Mechanisms 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
215 Bottles and Jars 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
220 Receptacles 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
246 Railway Switches and Signals 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
299 Mining or In Situ Disintegration of Hard Material 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
368 Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
398 Optical Communications 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
409 Gear Cutting, Milling, or Planing 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
453 Coin Handling 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
002 Apparel 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
037 Excavating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
054 Harness for Working Animal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
072 Metal Deforming 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
084 Music 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
119 Animal Husbandry 0 1 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 1 0 0 1
144 Woodworking 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
152 Resilient Tires and Wheels 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
177 Weighing Scales 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
184 Lubrication 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
219 Electric Heating 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
225 Severing by Tearing or Breaking 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
226 Advancing Material of Indeterminate Length 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
232 Deposit and Collection Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 1 0 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
256 Fences 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
337 Electricity: Electrothermally or Thermally Actuated Switches 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
372 Coherent Light Generators 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
417 Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
451 Abrading 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
464 Rotary Shafts, Gudgeons, Housings, and Flexible Couplings for Rotary Shafts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
506 Combinatorial Chemistry Technology: Method, Library, Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
716 Computer-Aided Design and Analysis of Circuits and Semiconductor Masks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
718 Virtual Machine Task or Process Management or Task Management/Control (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 142 114 123 114 142 93 120 104 104 97 151 128 1432


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