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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

Mobile, AL

( 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
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 2 1 1 2 0 0 2 1 1 2 1 0 1 4 18
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 3 0 3 18
062 Refrigeration 1 2 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 10
383 Flexible Bags 2 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 9
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 8
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 3 7
399 Electrophotography 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6
206 Special Receptacle or Package 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
379 Telephonic Communications 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 5
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 5
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 5
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 4
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 4
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
439 Electrical Connectors 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 4
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 4
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 3
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
119 Animal Husbandry 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
720 Dynamic Optical Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
007 Compound Hand Tools 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
033 Geometrical Instruments 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
047 Plant Husbandry 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
073 Measuring and Testing 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
084 Music 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
112 Sewing 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
114 Ships 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
234 Selective Cutting (e.g., Punching) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
273 Amusement Devices: Games 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
340 Communications: Electrical 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
362 Illumination 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
368 Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
414 Material or Article Handling 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
002 Apparel 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
014 Bridges 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
053 Package Making 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
081 Tools 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
100 Presses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
122 Liquid Heaters and Vaporizers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
125 Stone Working 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
144 Woodworking 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
202 Distillation: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
221 Article Dispensing 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
245 Wire Fabrics and Structure 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
252 Compositions 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
292 Closure Fasteners 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 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 0 0 1 1
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
427 Coating Processes 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
434 Education and Demonstration 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
451 Abrading 0 0 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 26 31 20 19 17 16 29 20 10 19 18 13 17 33 288



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