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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

Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC

( 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
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 3 2 1 3 3 5 2 3 6 3 2 6 5 44
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 1 8
062 Refrigeration 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 5
439 Electrical Connectors 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 5
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
148 Metal Treatment 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
005 Beds 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
427 Coating Processes 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
037 Excavating 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
084 Music 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
144 Woodworking 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
172 Earth Working 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
336 Inductor Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
338 Electrical Resistors 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
362 Illumination 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
002 Apparel 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
132 Toilet 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
150 Purses, Wallets, and Protective Covers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
177 Weighing Scales 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
181 Acoustics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
223 Apparel Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 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 1 0 0 0 1
237 Heating Systems 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
267 Spring Devices 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 0 1 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
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
396 Photography 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
433 Dentistry 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
445 Electric Lamp or Space Discharge Component or Device Manufacturing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
454 Ventilation 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 5 8 14 13 11 16 13 13 12 16 15 16 16 17 185



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