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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

Norwich-New London, CT

( 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) 69 71 83 76 57 81 52 44 28 18 20 13 20 19 651
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 14 15 20 29 19 20 28 20 9 7 6 4 8 6 205
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 6 6 11 10 7 0 7 2 3 0 3 4 2 2 63
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 2 4 2 2 4 1 2 1 1 3 8 3 3 9 45
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 6 1 4 7 5 1 3 3 2 1 2 3 0 0 38
060 Power Plants 1 0 1 0 0 3 1 1 1 4 3 6 7 7 35
439 Electrical Connectors 1 1 2 2 2 0 1 3 2 8 5 4 2 1 34
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 3 2 3 4 4 2 1 1 2 2 3 2 0 29
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 0 2 5 1 4 1 22
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 3 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 7 20
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 0 4 7 1 20
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 2 2 6 0 0 0 1 0 4 3 0 0 1 0 19
340 Communications: Electrical 0 1 0 0 3 1 4 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 18
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 3 1 18
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 0 1 2 1 1 1 3 1 0 2 4 0 1 0 17
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 5 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 2 2 0 1 1 16
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 5 0 2 3 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 16
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 2 5 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 15
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 1 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 2 1 2 0 14
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 2 13
114 Ships 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 1 0 1 12
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3 12
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 2 1 4 0 11
073 Measuring and Testing 1 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 10
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 2 0 1 10
165 Heat Exchange 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 2 1 0 1 10
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 1 0 1 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 10
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 4 0 2 1 10
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 10
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 1 1 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 10
206 Special Receptacle or Package 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 9
029 Metal Working 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 8
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 8
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 8
070 Locks 0 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7
101 Printing 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7
220 Receptacles 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 7
382 Image Analysis 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 7
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 7
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
250 Radiant Energy 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 6
280 Land Vehicles 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
396 Photography 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 6
440 Marine Propulsion 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 6
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 6
002 Apparel 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 5
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 5
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 5
384 Bearings 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 5
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 5
400 Typewriting Machines 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 5
427 Coating Processes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 5
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 5
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
033 Geometrical Instruments 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
081 Tools 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 4
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
187 Elevator, Industrial Lift Truck, or Stationary Lift for Vehicle 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 4
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 4
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3
137 Fluid Handling 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
219 Electric Heating 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
362 Illumination 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
455 Telecommunications 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 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
492 Roll or Roller 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
726 Information Security 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
062 Refrigeration 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
084 Music 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
116 Signals and Indicators 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
184 Lubrication 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
348 Television 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
349 Liquid Crystal Cells, Elements and Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
372 Coherent Light Generators 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
454 Ventilation 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
005 Beds 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
007 Compound Hand Tools 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
016 Miscellaneous Hardware (e.g., Bushing, Carpet Fastener, Caster, Door Closer, Panel Hanger, Attachable or Adjunct Handle, Hinge, Window Sash Balance, Etc.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
023 Chemistry: Physical Processes 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
053 Package Making 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
063 Jewelry 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
065 Glass Manufacturing 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
072 Metal Deforming 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
087 Textiles: Braiding, Netting, and Lace Making 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
104 Railways 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
125 Stone Working 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
148 Metal Treatment 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
181 Acoustics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 1 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
215 Bottles and Jars 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
223 Apparel Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
270 Sheet-Material Associating 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 0 1 0 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 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
380 Cryptography 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
388 Electricity: Motor Control Systems 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
398 Optical Communications 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
399 Electrophotography 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
418 Rotary Expansible Chamber Devices 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
452 Butchering 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
453 Coin Handling 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
718 Virtual Machine Task or Process Management or Task Management/Control (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 165 175 186 184 141 154 139 104 86 86 94 84 106 108 1812



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