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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

Missoula, MT

( 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
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 3 6 4 1 3 1 1 0 1 3 1 24
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 7
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 6
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 6
606 Surgery (instruments) 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 4
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 4
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
030 Cutlery 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
449 Bee Culture (propagating, raising, caring for bees) 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
187 Elevator, Industrial Lift Truck, or Stationary Lift for Vehicle 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
002 Apparel 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
100 Presses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
132 Toilet 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
144 Woodworking 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
172 Earth Working 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
250 Radiant Energy 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
256 Fences 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
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
383 Flexible Bags 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
726 Information Security 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 13 16 17 15 10 17 13 8 7 7 12 5 140


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