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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

Muncie, IN

( 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
431 Combustion 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 6
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 5
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5
029 Metal Working 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 4
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 4
110 Furnaces 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
071 Chemistry: Fertilizers 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
082 Turning (e.g., for metal working) 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
083 Cutting 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
164 Metal Founding 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
362 Illumination 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
056 Harvesters 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 1 0 0 0 0 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 0 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
172 Earth Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
219 Electric Heating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
221 Article Dispensing 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
322 Electricity: Single Generator Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 0 0 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 0 0 0 1 0 1
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 8 7 7 6 9 9 7 6 4 4 1 10 6 15 99



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