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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

Muskegon-Norton Shores, 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 2012 2013 Total
280 Land Vehicles 4 2 4 1 4 0 2 2 2 3 1 3 0 2 30
164 Metal Founding 3 7 4 4 2 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 26
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 2 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 10
427 Coating Processes 1 2 2 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 7
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 6
137 Fluid Handling 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 6
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 6
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 6
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 6
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
219 Electric Heating 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
002 Apparel 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5
053 Package Making 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
267 Spring Devices 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 4
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
148 Metal Treatment 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
206 Special Receptacle or Package 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
114 Ships 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
220 Receptacles 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
362 Illumination 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
027 Undertaking 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
030 Cutlery 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
054 Harness for Working Animal 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
062 Refrigeration 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
101 Printing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
112 Sewing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
116 Signals and Indicators 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
152 Resilient Tires and Wheels 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
184 Lubrication 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
194 Check-Actuated Control Mechanisms 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
232 Deposit and Collection Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
384 Bearings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
454 Ventilation 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
501 Compositions: Ceramic 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
016 Miscellaneous Hardware (e.g., Bushing, Carpet Fastener, Caster, Door Closer, Panel Hanger, Attachable or Adjunct Handle, Hinge, Window Sash Balance, Etc.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 28 37 36 25 25 14 15 16 10 15 10 16 6 15 265



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