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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

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 Total
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 5 3 5 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 22
131 Tobacco 2 0 1 6 5 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 21
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 4 3 20
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 7
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 2 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 7
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 4
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 4
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 4
062 Refrigeration 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
169 Fire Extinguishers 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
340 Communications: Electrical 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 2 1 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 2
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
379 Telephonic Communications 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
501 Compositions: Ceramic 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 1 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 1
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 1 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 1
037 Excavating 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 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 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
086 Ammunition and Explosive-Charge Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 1 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 1
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
172 Earth Working 1 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 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 1 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 1
220 Receptacles 0 0 1 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 1
232 Deposit and Collection Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
249 Static Molds 0 0 1 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 1
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 1 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 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 1 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 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 1
427 Coating Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 1
431 Combustion 0 0 0 1 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 1
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
482 Exercise Devices 1 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 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 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 1
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
606 Surgery (instruments) 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 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 20 13 16 16 19 12 13 15 12 11 14 10 171


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