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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

Monroe, MI

( 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
297 Chairs and Seats 1 2 5 1 5 3 3 1 2 7 2 5 37
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 2 0 0 3 4 0 0 2 3 1 3 1 19
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 7 6 19
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 1 0 2 2 2 0 1 1 0 3 2 2 16
280 Land Vehicles 2 2 0 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 2 15
464 Rotary Shafts, Gudgeons, Housings, and Flexible Couplings for Rotary Shafts 1 4 2 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 13
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 3 0 2 3 13
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 2 2 0 1 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 12
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 1 2 2 11
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 1 2 11
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 3 0 1 1 1 11
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 9
073 Measuring and Testing 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 8
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 8
072 Metal Deforming 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 7
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 6
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 6
417 Pumps 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 6
029 Metal Working 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 5
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 5
101 Printing 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
188 Brakes 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 5
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 5
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 4
053 Package Making 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 4
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
065 Glass Manufacturing 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
165 Heat Exchange 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
250 Radiant Energy 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
418 Rotary Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
427 Coating Processes 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
439 Electrical Connectors 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
060 Power Plants 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
062 Refrigeration 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
084 Music 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
293 Vehicle Fenders 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
322 Electricity: Single Generator Systems 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
454 Ventilation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
002 Apparel 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
037 Excavating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
063 Jewelry 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
083 Cutting 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
114 Ships 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
119 Animal Husbandry 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
164 Metal Founding 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
177 Weighing Scales 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
219 Electric Heating 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
220 Receptacles 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
221 Article Dispensing 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
267 Spring Devices 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
406 Conveyors: Fluid Current 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
409 Gear Cutting, Milling, or Planing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
451 Abrading 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
470 Threaded, Headed Fastener, or Washer Making: Process and Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
477 Interrelated Power Delivery Controls, Including Engine Control 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
719 Interprogram Communication or Interprocess Communication (Ipc) (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 38 42 36 35 48 18 37 23 35 34 47 46 439


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