Skip menu navigation Home > Listing of Viewable PTMT Reports > Table of Contents for This Set of Reports


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

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 Total
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 4 5 7 11 5 5 2 8 7 7 8 3 72
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 4 8 10 10 8 4 3 3 9 5 7 1 72
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 11 6 8 7 3 1 3 10 3 3 6 9 70
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 3 2 5 3 2 2 2 2 3 9 2 6 41
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 3 2 3 2 2 0 4 3 3 1 5 6 34
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 2 4 4 2 2 6 1 1 1 2 0 0 25
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 2 1 1 3 4 2 2 1 1 2 0 1 20
073 Measuring and Testing 3 0 2 0 0 2 4 1 3 1 1 2 19
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 1 2 2 3 1 2 0 0 3 0 1 1 16
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 2 0 2 3 15
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 3 3 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 14
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 3 4 14
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 2 2 12
606 Surgery (instruments) 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 1 11
330 Amplifiers 0 0 0 0 2 1 4 2 1 0 0 0 10
252 Compositions 1 2 1 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 10
002 Apparel 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 9
250 Radiant Energy 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 3 1 0 0 9
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 9
382 Image Analysis 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 8
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 8
340 Communications: Electrical 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 2 8
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 8
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 3 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8
219 Electric Heating 0 0 2 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 7
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 2 0 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 7
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 7
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 7
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 1 6
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 6
297 Chairs and Seats 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 6
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 6
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 6
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 6
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 6
451 Abrading 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 6
060 Power Plants 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 5
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 5
292 Closure Fasteners 3 0 1 1 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 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 5
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 5
180 Motor Vehicles 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 5
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5
427 Coating Processes 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
273 Amusement Devices: Games 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 5
056 Harvesters 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
372 Coherent Light Generators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 4
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 4
455 Telecommunications 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 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 4
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 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 4
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 4
005 Beds 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
042 Firearms 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 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 3
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 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 3
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 3
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 3
420 Alloys or Metallic Compositions 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
477 Interrelated Power Delivery Controls, Including Engine Control 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 0 0 3 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 3
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
033 Geometrical Instruments 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
049 Movable or Removable Closures 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 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 3
188 Brakes 1 2 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 2
062 Refrigeration 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 1 1 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 2
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 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 2
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
362 Illumination 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 0 1 0 1 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 2
417 Pumps 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
433 Dentistry 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 1 1 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 2
482 Exercise Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 2
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 2
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 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 2
047 Plant Husbandry 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
083 Cutting 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
148 Metal Treatment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
169 Fire Extinguishers 2 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 2
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
063 Jewelry 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
070 Locks 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
116 Signals and Indicators 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 0 1 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 1
144 Woodworking 0 1 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 1
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 1 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 1
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 1
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 1 0 0 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 1
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 1
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 1 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 1
267 Spring Devices 0 0 1 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 1
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 0 0 0 1 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 1
329 Demodulators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
331 Oscillators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
355 Photocopying 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 0 0 1 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 1
369 Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 1 0 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 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
449 Bee Culture (propagating, raising, caring for bees) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
716 Computer-Aided Design and Analysis of Circuits and Semiconductor Masks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 0 0 1 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 1
081 Tools 1 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 1
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 1 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 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 1
432 Heating 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
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
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 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 84 79 104 88 56 71 63 73 68 72 80 79 917


PTMT Contacts

Questions regarding these reports should be directed to:

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Electronic Information Products Division - PTMT
P.O Box 1450
Alexandria VA 22313-1450

tel: (571) 272-5600
fax: (571) 273-0110
email: oeip@uspto.gov

address of PTMT pages at the USPTO Web Site: http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/ac/ido/oeip/taf/tafp.html
selected PTMT files available for download at : http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/ac/ido/oeip/taf/data/


Top

Skip menu navigation Home > Listing of Viewable PTMT Reports > Table of Contents for This Set of Reports