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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

Lancaster, PA

( 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
056 Harvesters 13 11 6 10 12 9 3 6 6 12 20 18 126
439 Electrical Connectors 13 7 4 7 9 6 16 12 11 14 7 16 122
165 Heat Exchange 1 1 7 6 7 9 17 2 1 0 3 1 55
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 7 4 1 6 6 9 2 6 5 3 3 1 53
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 4 4 2 9 13 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 39
460 Crop Threshing or Separating 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 4 11 8 8 38
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 4 4 4 2 2 0 1 0 1 3 6 2 29
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 2 2 3 1 4 5 3 1 2 1 1 1 26
180 Motor Vehicles 0 1 1 3 3 2 2 6 1 4 0 2 25
414 Material or Article Handling 2 1 1 5 1 0 4 0 4 1 3 3 25
280 Land Vehicles 3 5 2 3 3 0 1 2 0 2 2 1 24
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 1 1 1 1 0 3 1 4 5 3 4 24
100 Presses 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 2 1 3 4 5 19
053 Package Making 1 1 0 2 3 2 1 0 2 0 2 3 17
119 Animal Husbandry 0 1 2 1 3 1 2 1 0 2 3 1 17
297 Chairs and Seats 1 2 2 1 0 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 17
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 4 3 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 17
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 2 4 2 2 2 1 0 1 2 16
029 Metal Working 0 0 2 0 5 1 2 1 1 1 2 0 15
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 1 0 4 3 1 1 1 0 1 1 2 15
340 Communications: Electrical 0 2 1 0 2 1 3 1 2 2 0 1 15
427 Coating Processes 1 4 2 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 0 14
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 2 3 2 2 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 13
172 Earth Working 2 1 1 0 0 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 12
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 1 2 3 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 11
181 Acoustics 1 0 5 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 11
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 2 3 3 1 1 0 1 0 11
396 Photography 1 2 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 2 0 1 11
215 Bottles and Jars 3 0 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 10
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 4 10
348 Television 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 10
472 Amusement Devices 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 1 2 0 1 0 10
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 3 2 10
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 10
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 1 0 1 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 9
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 2 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 9
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 1 3 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 9
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 8
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 8
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 1 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 8
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 1 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 8
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 2 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 8
081 Tools 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7
206 Special Receptacle or Package 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 7
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 7
445 Electric Lamp or Space Discharge Component or Device Manufacturing 0 1 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
002 Apparel 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 6
005 Beds 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 6
047 Plant Husbandry 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 6
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 6
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 6
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 6
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 6
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 6
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 5
114 Ships 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 0 5
362 Illumination 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 5
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 5
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
452 Butchering 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
137 Fluid Handling 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4
219 Electric Heating 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
256 Fences 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 4
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 4
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 4
477 Interrelated Power Delivery Controls, Including Engine Control 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 4
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 4
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 4
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
030 Cutlery 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
033 Geometrical Instruments 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 3
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
193 Conveyors, Chutes, Skids, Guides, and Ways 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
220 Receptacles 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 3
379 Telephonic Communications 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 3
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 3
431 Combustion 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
037 Excavating 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
059 Chain, Staple, and Horseshoe Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
062 Refrigeration 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
101 Printing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
122 Liquid Heaters and Vaporizers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
144 Woodworking 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
148 Metal Treatment 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
169 Fire Extinguishers 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
177 Weighing Scales 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
252 Compositions 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
386 Motion Video Signal Processing for Recording or Reproducing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
433 Dentistry 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
464 Rotary Shafts, Gudgeons, Housings, and Flexible Couplings for Rotary Shafts 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
049 Movable or Removable Closures 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
065 Glass Manufacturing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
070 Locks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
076 Metal Tools and Implements, Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
084 Music 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
102 Ammunition and Explosives 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
105 Railway Rolling Stock 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
111 Planting 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
139 Textiles: Weaving 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
164 Metal Founding 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
188 Brakes 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
221 Article Dispensing 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
249 Static Molds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
267 Spring Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
271 Sheet Feeding or Delivering 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
298 Land Vehicles: Dumping 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 1
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
369 Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
451 Abrading 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
454 Ventilation 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
501 Compositions: Ceramic 0 1 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 111 114 92 124 134 102 116 95 77 101 120 119 1305


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