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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

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

( 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
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 32 26 25 20 18 8 6 24 22 13 27 35 19 18 293
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 21 18 29 18 13 13 6 8 17 26 18 18 7 12 224
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 11 9 10 7 11 2 5 0 1 4 6 8 8 6 88
417 Pumps 3 6 5 7 2 5 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 38
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 3 1 2 5 2 1 4 4 2 0 0 3 3 4 34
299 Mining or In Situ Disintegration of Hard Material 2 1 3 1 2 0 1 3 3 1 0 3 2 5 27
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 2 3 1 2 5 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 3 27
062 Refrigeration 0 2 3 3 3 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 1 17
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 3 3 3 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 17
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 6 2 14
418 Rotary Expansible Chamber Devices 2 3 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 12
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 2 2 1 1 12
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 2 6 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 2 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 11
280 Land Vehicles 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 8
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8
030 Cutlery 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 7
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 7
122 Liquid Heaters and Vaporizers 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
252 Compositions 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 7
413 Sheet Metal Container Making 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 7
029 Metal Working 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 6
180 Motor Vehicles 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6
221 Article Dispensing 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 6
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 6
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 1 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 5
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 5
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 4
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
028 Textiles: Manufacturing 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
144 Woodworking 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
203 Distillation: Processes, Separatory 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
414 Material or Article Handling 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
048 Gas: Heating and Illuminating 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3
053 Package Making 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3
057 Textiles: Spinning, Twisting, and Twining 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
073 Measuring and Testing 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 3
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 3
211 Supports: Racks 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
362 Illumination 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
406 Conveyors: Fluid Current 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
427 Coating Processes 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
431 Combustion 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
002 Apparel 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
081 Tools 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
100 Presses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
110 Furnaces 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
164 Metal Founding 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
184 Lubrication 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
396 Photography 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 1 0 0 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 0 0 1 0 1
037 Excavating 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
083 Cutting 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
084 Music 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
105 Railway Rolling Stock 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
116 Signals and Indicators 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 1 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 1 0 0 1
148 Metal Treatment 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
152 Resilient Tires and Wheels 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
188 Brakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
218 High-Voltage Switches with Arc Preventing or Extinguishing Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
220 Receptacles 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
300 Brush, Broom, and Mop Making 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
330 Amplifiers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
337 Electricity: Electrothermally or Thermally Actuated Switches 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
368 Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 0 0 0 1 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
451 Abrading 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
454 Ventilation 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 0 0 1
507 Earth Boring, Well Treating, and Oil Field Chemistry 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
516 Colloid Systems and Wetting Agents, Subcombinations Thereof, Processes of Making, Stabilizing, Breaking, or Inhibiting 0 1 0 0 0 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 0 0 0 1 1
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 126 122 122 101 84 53 43 76 64 67 65 96 68 76 1163



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