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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

Medford, OR

( 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
451 Abrading 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 9
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 8
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 7
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 6
180 Motor Vehicles 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 5
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 4
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 4
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 4
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
002 Apparel 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
005 Beds 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
029 Metal Working 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
083 Cutting 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
250 Radiant Energy 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
037 Excavating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
062 Refrigeration 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
084 Music 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
114 Ships 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
305 Wheel Substitutes for Land Vehicles 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
372 Coherent Light Generators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
081 Tools 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
105 Railway Rolling Stock 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
116 Signals and Indicators 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
118 Coating Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
122 Liquid Heaters and Vaporizers 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
132 Toilet 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
144 Woodworking 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
213 Railway Draft Appliances 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
221 Article Dispensing 0 0 0 0 1 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
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
256 Fences 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
267 Spring Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
279 Chucks or Sockets 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
482 Exercise Devices 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
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 18 14 24 11 13 13 18 15 13 14 24 13 190


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