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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

Lebanon, 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
439 Electrical Connectors 4 1 3 1 1 4 4 2 5 4 2 6 37
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 5
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 5
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 4
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 3
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
062 Refrigeration 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
002 Apparel 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
029 Metal Working 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
030 Cutlery 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
084 Music 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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
191 Electricity: Transmission To Vehicles 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
220 Receptacles 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
226 Advancing Material of Indeterminate Length 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 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 0 0 1 1
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
431 Combustion 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
482 Exercise Devices 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
719 Interprogram Communication or Interprocess Communication (Ipc) (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 15 15 11 9 5 12 10 7 15 9 10 14 132


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