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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

Macon, GA

( 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
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 4 3 3 3 26
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 5 3 5 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 23
131 Tobacco 2 0 1 6 5 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 21
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 9
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 2 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 8
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 5
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 5
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 4
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
062 Refrigeration 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3
169 Fire Extinguishers 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
340 Communications: Electrical 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
053 Package Making 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
379 Telephonic Communications 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
501 Compositions: Ceramic 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
037 Excavating 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
056 Harvesters 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
083 Cutting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
086 Ammunition and Explosive-Charge Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
172 Earth Working 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
215 Bottles and Jars 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
220 Receptacles 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
221 Article Dispensing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
232 Deposit and Collection Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
249 Static Molds 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
250 Radiant Energy 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
281 Books, Strips, and Leaves 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
417 Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
427 Coating Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
431 Combustion 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
482 Exercise Devices 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
503 Record Receiver Having Plural Interactive Leaves or a Colorless Color Former, Method of Use, or Developer Therefor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 20 13 16 16 19 12 13 15 12 11 14 10 9 20 200



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