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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

Kalamazoo-Portage, 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 2012 2013 Total
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 25 22 35 40 23 41 27 9 10 5 9 6 5 13 270
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 10 14 14 16 11 11 9 8 4 1 3 1 1 0 103
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 3 6 3 8 8 7 3 6 3 3 4 0 0 1 55
005 Beds 1 4 2 1 4 3 4 1 4 3 6 4 3 5 45
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 3 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 4 4 8 13 44
280 Land Vehicles 1 0 3 3 4 2 2 5 7 3 3 2 1 0 36
606 Surgery (instruments) 4 0 0 3 2 1 1 0 3 2 1 4 3 10 34
477 Interrelated Power Delivery Controls, Including Engine Control 7 3 7 0 1 3 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 27
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 3 5 1 0 0 2 4 0 0 3 0 4 3 1 26
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 2 0 1 5 1 2 2 2 1 5 3 0 2 26
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 1 0 1 0 4 4 7 5 3 0 1 0 0 26
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 1 2 2 1 2 0 2 1 2 2 1 2 4 3 25
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 4 3 2 2 0 1 1 0 2 1 1 1 4 2 24
073 Measuring and Testing 1 2 0 4 3 2 1 0 3 1 1 1 0 0 19
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 13 18
340 Communications: Electrical 1 1 0 1 2 2 0 1 1 2 0 5 1 0 17
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 4 4 1 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 16
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 1 1 0 3 2 2 1 16
055 Gas Separation 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 6 1 15
188 Brakes 0 1 2 1 0 1 1 2 2 1 1 0 2 0 14
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 1 2 0 3 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 14
137 Fluid Handling 1 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 3 13
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 4 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 13
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 3 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 9
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 2 1 1 9
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 8
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 8
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 8
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 8
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 7
297 Chairs and Seats 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 7
029 Metal Working 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 6
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 6
181 Acoustics 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 6
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 6
002 Apparel 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 5
084 Music 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 5
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 5
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
384 Bearings 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 5
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
417 Pumps 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 5
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 4
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 4
164 Metal Founding 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
184 Lubrication 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
219 Electric Heating 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 4
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 4
464 Rotary Shafts, Gudgeons, Housings, and Flexible Couplings for Rotary Shafts 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 4
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 3
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
016 Miscellaneous Hardware (e.g., Bushing, Carpet Fastener, Caster, Door Closer, Panel Hanger, Attachable or Adjunct Handle, Hinge, Window Sash Balance, Etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
081 Tools 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
100 Presses 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
506 Combinatorial Chemistry Technology: Method, Library, Apparatus 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 3
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
056 Harvesters 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
062 Refrigeration 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
068 Textiles: Fluid Treating Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
070 Locks 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
083 Cutting 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
144 Woodworking 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
152 Resilient Tires and Wheels 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
206 Special Receptacle or Package 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
267 Spring Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
292 Closure Fasteners 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
372 Coherent Light Generators 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
383 Flexible Bags 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
418 Rotary Expansible Chamber Devices 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
427 Coating Processes 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
433 Dentistry 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
454 Ventilation 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 1 0 0 0 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 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
007 Compound Hand Tools 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
027 Undertaking 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
037 Excavating 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
042 Firearms 0 1 0 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 1 0 0 1
053 Package Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
112 Sewing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
117 Single-Crystal, Oriented-Crystal, and Epitaxy Growth Processes; Non-Coating Apparatus Therefor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
122 Liquid Heaters and Vaporizers 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
131 Tobacco 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
148 Metal Treatment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
172 Earth Working 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
191 Electricity: Transmission To Vehicles 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
223 Apparel Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 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 0 0 1
237 Heating Systems 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
252 Compositions 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
269 Work Holders 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
283 Printed Matter 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
336 Inductor Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
368 Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
385 Optical Waveguides 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
414 Material or Article Handling 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
420 Alloys or Metallic Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
451 Abrading 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
508 Solid Anti-Friction Devices, Materials Therefor, Lubricant or Separant Compositions for Moving Solid Surfaces, and Miscellaneous Mineral Oil Compositions 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 0 0 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 0 0 1
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 109 113 104 103 101 111 97 67 77 58 73 88 74 105 1280



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