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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

La Crosse, WI-MN

( 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
062 Refrigeration 11 18 5 11 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 52
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 2 3 1 11
119 Animal Husbandry 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 2 10
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3 1 0 0 8
073 Measuring and Testing 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 1 0 0 7
219 Electric Heating 1 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6
418 Rotary Expansible Chamber Devices 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 6
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 6
417 Pumps 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 5
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 4
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 4
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 4
224 Package and Article Carriers 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
382 Image Analysis 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
427 Coating Processes 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
433 Dentistry 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
005 Beds 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
048 Gas: Heating and Illuminating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
137 Fluid Handling 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
037 Excavating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
042 Firearms 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
060 Power Plants 0 1 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
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
150 Purses, Wallets, and Protective Covers 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
181 Acoustics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 1
283 Printed Matter 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
293 Vehicle Fenders 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
348 Television 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
431 Combustion 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
451 Abrading 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
454 Ventilation 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
483 Tool Changing 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 29 27 22 26 16 14 10 15 16 15 22 18 230


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