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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

Lansing-East Lansing, 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
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 11 6 8 7 3 1 3 10 3 3 6 9 3 11 84
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 4 8 10 10 8 4 3 3 9 5 7 1 4 7 83
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 4 5 7 11 5 5 2 8 7 7 8 3 6 0 78
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 3 2 5 3 2 2 2 2 3 9 2 6 0 3 44
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 3 2 3 2 2 0 4 3 3 1 5 6 4 4 42
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 2 4 4 2 2 6 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 27
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 2 1 1 3 4 2 2 1 1 2 0 1 0 2 22
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 1 2 2 3 1 2 0 0 3 0 1 1 3 2 21
073 Measuring and Testing 3 0 2 0 0 2 4 1 3 1 1 2 1 0 20
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 8 6 20
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 2 0 2 3 0 2 17
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 3 3 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 16
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 3 4 1 0 15
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 2 2 0 0 12
606 Surgery (instruments) 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 1 0 1 12
250 Radiant Energy 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 2 11
252 Compositions 1 2 1 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 11
330 Amplifiers 0 0 0 0 2 1 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 10
002 Apparel 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 10
340 Communications: Electrical 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 2 1 1 10
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 3 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 10
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 2 0 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9
372 Coherent Light Generators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 5 0 9
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 9
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 9
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 2 9
219 Electric Heating 0 0 2 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 8
297 Chairs and Seats 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 2 8
382 Image Analysis 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 8
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 8
060 Power Plants 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 2 7
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 7
455 Telecommunications 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 7
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 2 7
180 Motor Vehicles 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 6
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 6
427 Coating Processes 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 6
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6
451 Abrading 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 6
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 5
292 Closure Fasteners 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 5
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 5
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 5
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 5
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 5
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 5
273 Amusement Devices: Games 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
056 Harvesters 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 4
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 4
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 4
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 4
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 4
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 4
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4
005 Beds 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
042 Firearms 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
117 Single-Crystal, Oriented-Crystal, and Epitaxy Growth Processes; Non-Coating Apparatus Therefor 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 3
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 3
420 Alloys or Metallic Compositions 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
433 Dentistry 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
477 Interrelated Power Delivery Controls, Including Engine Control 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3
482 Exercise Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
033 Geometrical Instruments 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
049 Movable or Removable Closures 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
188 Brakes 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
062 Refrigeration 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
362 Illumination 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
417 Pumps 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
719 Interprogram Communication or Interprocess Communication (Ipc) (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
047 Plant Husbandry 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
083 Cutting 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
148 Metal Treatment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
169 Fire Extinguishers 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
348 Television 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
012 Boot and Shoe Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
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 0 0 1
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
053 Package Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
063 Jewelry 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
070 Locks 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
071 Chemistry: Fertilizers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
116 Signals and Indicators 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
144 Woodworking 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
187 Elevator, Industrial Lift Truck, or Stationary Lift for Vehicle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
208 Mineral Oils: Processes and Products 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 1 0 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
249 Static Molds 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
267 Spring Devices 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
293 Vehicle Fenders 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
329 Demodulators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
331 Oscillators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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
355 Photocopying 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
369 Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
449 Bee Culture (propagating, raising, caring for bees) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
454 Ventilation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
716 Computer-Aided Design and Analysis of Circuits and Semiconductor Masks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 0 0 1 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 1 0 0 1
081 Tools 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
181 Acoustics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 1 0 0 0 1
432 Heating 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 84 79 104 88 56 71 63 73 68 72 80 79 68 88 1073



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