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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

Iowa City, IA

( 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) 4 8 8 9 7 4 6 11 9 3 26 7 10 5 117
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 3 11 5 10 10 6 12 7 8 5 5 6 2 1 91
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 3 9 4 2 2 1 4 6 12 5 9 2 6 7 72
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 2 3 4 5 4 2 2 3 5 6 8 3 9 4 60
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 4 5 3 2 1 3 1 0 4 2 2 2 2 2 33
382 Image Analysis 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 3 2 4 2 18
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 1 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 5 1 18
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 0 3 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 0 1 1 2 1 16
062 Refrigeration 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 10
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 2 10
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 1 0 2 1 10
606 Surgery (instruments) 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 9
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 9
330 Amplifiers 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 8
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 1 1 7
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 7
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 7
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 2 6
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 6
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 6
434 Education and Demonstration 0 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 5
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 5
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 5
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 5
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 5
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 5
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 5
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 5
016 Miscellaneous Hardware (e.g., Bushing, Carpet Fastener, Caster, Door Closer, Panel Hanger, Attachable or Adjunct Handle, Hinge, Window Sash Balance, Etc.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 4
047 Plant Husbandry 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 4
219 Electric Heating 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 4
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 4
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 4
455 Telecommunications 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 4
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4
037 Excavating 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 3
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
252 Compositions 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
300 Brush, Broom, and Mop Making 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
427 Coating Processes 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3
482 Exercise Devices 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
005 Beds 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
053 Package Making 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
111 Planting 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
117 Single-Crystal, Oriented-Crystal, and Epitaxy Growth Processes; Non-Coating Apparatus Therefor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
297 Chairs and Seats 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
353 Optics: Image Projectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
362 Illumination 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
433 Dentistry 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 1 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
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
132 Toilet 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
269 Work Holders 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
326 Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
348 Television 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 1 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 0 0 1 1
379 Telephonic Communications 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
386 Motion Video Signal Processing for Recording or Reproducing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
400 Typewriting Machines 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
409 Gear Cutting, Milling, or Planing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 0 0 0 1 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
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
454 Ventilation 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 42 70 53 47 38 34 52 42 53 51 85 58 79 65 769



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