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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

Holland-Grand Haven, MI

( 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
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 22 33 28 22 20 17 15 18 27 29 26 15 272
340 Communications: Electrical 5 15 15 5 9 8 11 4 9 9 9 19 118
362 Illumination 9 11 10 9 7 7 9 10 12 6 9 9 108
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 10 8 6 7 14 4 8 5 5 0 5 8 80
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 5 16 11 6 3 3 2 2 2 5 7 4 66
250 Radiant Energy 3 6 4 5 3 9 5 3 10 2 7 2 59
297 Chairs and Seats 7 6 9 8 3 3 3 0 2 6 5 2 54
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 4 1 4 2 5 6 6 4 0 5 2 1 40
280 Land Vehicles 3 3 4 2 3 3 4 3 3 2 1 0 31
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 3 1 2 2 2 6 5 2 3 3 0 0 29
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 2 1 1 2 1 4 2 3 1 5 1 6 29
029 Metal Working 2 2 4 2 3 0 0 3 4 2 1 3 26
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 5 3 3 3 1 3 1 2 2 1 0 1 25
293 Vehicle Fenders 1 3 1 1 1 3 4 2 2 3 1 2 24
220 Receptacles 1 2 1 2 0 0 1 0 5 3 5 3 23
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 6 1 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 23
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 2 3 2 0 3 1 1 6 1 1 1 21
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 3 1 2 1 2 3 0 0 2 0 3 3 20
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 1 2 1 0 2 3 4 4 1 1 0 0 19
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 4 3 0 3 2 1 0 3 0 1 1 0 18
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 1 3 2 7 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 18
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 2 2 7 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 17
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 3 2 2 3 16
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 1 3 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 2 2 2 15
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 4 2 3 15
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 3 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 15
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 2 0 2 0 3 2 1 0 1 0 1 2 14
049 Movable or Removable Closures 1 1 0 1 2 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 13
073 Measuring and Testing 1 1 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 13
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 3 1 0 3 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 12
219 Electric Heating 1 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 11
348 Television 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 3 1 1 11
439 Electrical Connectors 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 0 11
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 2 10
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 0 1 0 10
267 Spring Devices 0 2 1 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 9
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 1 1 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 9
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 3 1 9
211 Supports: Racks 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 8
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 8
060 Power Plants 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 7
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 7
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 7
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 7
433 Dentistry 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 7
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 6
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 6
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6
223 Apparel Apparatus 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 6
252 Compositions 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 6
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 6
403 Joints and Connections 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 6
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 2 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 6
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 6
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
114 Ships 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5
119 Animal Husbandry 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 5
164 Metal Founding 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 5
224 Package and Article Carriers 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
451 Abrading 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 5
062 Refrigeration 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
118 Coating Apparatus 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 4
269 Work Holders 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 4
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
370 Multiplex Communications 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 4
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
427 Coating Processes 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 4
002 Apparel 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4
037 Excavating 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
070 Locks 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
083 Cutting 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
091 Motors: Expansible Chamber Type 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
206 Special Receptacle or Package 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
330 Amplifiers 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 3
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 3
454 Ventilation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3
005 Beds 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
053 Package Making 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
065 Glass Manufacturing 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
131 Tobacco 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
137 Fluid Handling 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
148 Metal Treatment 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
181 Acoustics 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
418 Rotary Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
014 Bridges 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
027 Undertaking 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
054 Harness for Working Animal 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
056 Harvesters 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
081 Tools 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
112 Sewing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
116 Signals and Indicators 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
139 Textiles: Weaving 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
144 Woodworking 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
169 Fire Extinguishers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
188 Brakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
349 Liquid Crystal Cells, Elements and Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
409 Gear Cutting, Milling, or Planing 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
412 Bookbinding: Process and Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
417 Pumps 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
452 Butchering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
477 Interrelated Power Delivery Controls, Including Engine Control 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
482 Exercise Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 1 0 1
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 0 1 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
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
720 Dynamic Optical Information Storage or Retrieval 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 166 165 178 146 129 128 135 106 140 128 133 133 1684


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