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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

Lincoln, NE

( 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
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 6 2 4 3 7 5 12 29 15 17 14 9 123
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 4 9 5 5 4 6 1 3 5 3 6 3 54
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 7 4 8 3 9 4 2 1 3 1 1 2 45
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 3 1 1 2 0 3 7 4 0 5 5 31
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 9 0 4 2 2 1 1 1 1 3 3 1 28
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 6 4 3 4 1 1 0 0 2 1 22
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 5 4 0 1 1 1 3 1 2 1 0 2 21
073 Measuring and Testing 0 2 3 1 0 1 2 0 1 4 2 1 17
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 4 1 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 13
137 Fluid Handling 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 9
256 Fences 2 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 9
280 Land Vehicles 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 1 1 9
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 8
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 1 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 8
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 8
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 7
056 Harvesters 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 7
188 Brakes 0 1 1 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 7
340 Communications: Electrical 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 1 7
380 Cryptography 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
005 Beds 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 6
414 Material or Article Handling 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 6
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 6
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 5
220 Receptacles 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5
455 Telecommunications 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 5
111 Planting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 4
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 4
427 Coating Processes 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
206 Special Receptacle or Package 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
297 Chairs and Seats 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
298 Land Vehicles: Dumping 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
417 Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
002 Apparel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
014 Bridges 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
047 Plant Husbandry 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
062 Refrigeration 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
118 Coating Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
172 Earth Working 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
202 Distillation: Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
212 Traversing Hoists 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
219 Electric Heating 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
269 Work Holders 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
372 Coherent Light Generators 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
379 Telephonic Communications 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
007 Compound Hand Tools 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
037 Excavating 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 1 0 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
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
081 Tools 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
083 Cutting 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
084 Music 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
114 Ships 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
117 Single-Crystal, Oriented-Crystal, and Epitaxy Growth Processes; Non-Coating Apparatus Therefor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
131 Tobacco 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
148 Metal Treatment 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
215 Bottles and Jars 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
221 Article Dispensing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
237 Heating Systems 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 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
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
326 Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
338 Electrical Resistors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
360 Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
362 Illumination 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
398 Optical Communications 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
451 Abrading 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
464 Rotary Shafts, Gudgeons, Housings, and Flexible Couplings for Rotary Shafts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
726 Information Security 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 83 64 62 46 52 51 51 64 51 50 59 50 683


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