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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

Lynchburg, VA

( 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
455 Telecommunications 10 9 7 5 1 6 1 1 0 3 2 4 49
073 Measuring and Testing 7 5 0 1 1 1 0 1 2 0 1 1 20
072 Metal Deforming 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 6 0 1 3 16
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 2 4 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 14
376 Induced Nuclear Reactions: Processes, Systems, and Elements 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 4 3 0 0 14
370 Multiplex Communications 1 0 3 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 11
029 Metal Working 1 0 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 10
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 2 10
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 9
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 6
122 Liquid Heaters and Vaporizers 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 6
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
379 Telephonic Communications 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 5
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 5
219 Electric Heating 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 4
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 4
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 4
060 Power Plants 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
062 Refrigeration 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 3
148 Metal Treatment 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 3
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 3
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
081 Tools 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
165 Heat Exchange 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
180 Motor Vehicles 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
380 Cryptography 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
451 Abrading 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 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 0 1 1
030 Cutlery 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 1 0 0 0 0 1
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
076 Metal Tools and Implements, Making 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
082 Turning (e.g., for metal working) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 1 0 0 0 1
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
110 Furnaces 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
131 Tobacco 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
169 Fire Extinguishers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
181 Acoustics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
215 Bottles and Jars 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 1
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
297 Chairs and Seats 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
348 Television 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
383 Flexible Bags 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
384 Bearings 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
417 Pumps 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 1 0 0 0 0 1
427 Coating Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
472 Amusement Devices 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
501 Compositions: Ceramic 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
726 Information Security 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 37 38 41 31 23 26 17 27 26 21 23 31 341


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