Skip menu navigation Home > Listing of Viewable PTMT Reports > Table of Contents for This Set of Reports


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

Peoria, IL

( 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
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 45 32 52 38 32 23 25 28 31 25 21 23 375
060 Power Plants 11 16 12 21 6 8 6 11 12 16 34 26 179
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 23 25 12 5 10 17 9 7 11 15 12 32 178
073 Measuring and Testing 10 4 6 4 6 5 5 8 8 7 11 6 80
305 Wheel Substitutes for Land Vehicles 8 9 15 4 5 2 0 2 2 1 2 7 57
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 12 4 2 9 3 3 8 3 1 4 1 6 56
172 Earth Working 11 6 2 3 3 2 2 3 0 3 12 7 54
180 Motor Vehicles 4 2 0 4 2 4 3 3 8 9 10 5 54
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 1 2 3 2 5 4 3 4 3 5 4 6 42
037 Excavating 3 5 5 3 2 4 1 2 0 4 6 2 37
477 Interrelated Power Delivery Controls, Including Engine Control 2 1 4 3 0 3 1 2 4 4 6 5 35
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 1 3 5 3 2 1 8 1 2 0 5 3 34
340 Communications: Electrical 2 2 1 1 1 1 4 6 3 2 2 5 30
417 Pumps 2 3 3 5 3 5 1 1 1 1 2 1 28
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 1 3 2 3 1 1 1 5 2 4 4 27
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 5 3 1 6 8 27
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 6 2 0 3 0 2 1 3 4 0 1 3 25
091 Motors: Expansible Chamber Type 3 4 1 3 0 2 3 3 0 3 0 0 22
111 Planting 1 2 1 1 4 2 1 1 1 4 3 1 22
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 2 3 2 5 2 1 2 0 3 0 2 0 22
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 3 0 1 0 2 2 1 2 3 6 1 21
137 Fluid Handling 2 5 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 5 2 20
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 11 2 1 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 20
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 2 2 3 1 0 1 2 1 1 0 3 2 18
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 1 4 1 1 0 1 2 1 3 2 0 2 18
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 5 3 0 2 0 16
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 3 1 5 3 16
029 Metal Working 4 0 2 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 15
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 1 1 2 1 4 1 0 0 2 1 0 2 15
414 Material or Article Handling 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 3 1 0 2 15
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 1 1 2 2 0 0 1 3 1 1 1 2 15
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 2 2 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 2 1 1 13
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 5 0 2 13
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 2 2 1 0 1 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 12
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 2 2 2 11
280 Land Vehicles 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 11
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 1 2 3 11
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 2 11
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 2 1 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 11
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 1 1 10
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 10
219 Electric Heating 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 10
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 5 0 0 0 9
148 Metal Treatment 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 9
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 9
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 1 1 2 9
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 8
403 Joints and Connections 2 0 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 8
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 3 1 8
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 2 2 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 8
033 Geometrical Instruments 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 7
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 7
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 1 0 7
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 7
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 7
181 Acoustics 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 6
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 6
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 6
427 Coating Processes 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 6
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 6
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 5
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5
056 Harvesters 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 5
059 Chain, Staple, and Horseshoe Making 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 5
062 Refrigeration 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 5
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 5
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 5
206 Special Receptacle or Package 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 5
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 5
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 5
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 4
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4
298 Land Vehicles: Dumping 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 4
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 4
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4
164 Metal Founding 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
177 Weighing Scales 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3
188 Brakes 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
348 Television 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
508 Solid Anti-Friction Devices, Materials Therefor, Lubricant or Separant Compositions for Moving Solid Surfaces, and Miscellaneous Mineral Oil Compositions 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
005 Beds 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
070 Locks 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
126 Stoves and Furnaces 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
184 Lubrication 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
212 Traversing Hoists 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
220 Receptacles 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
252 Compositions 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
267 Spring Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
336 Inductor Devices 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
362 Illumination 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
419 Powder Metallurgy Processes 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
431 Combustion 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
460 Crop Threshing or Separating 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
482 Exercise Devices 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
002 Apparel 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
038 Textiles: Ironing or Smoothing 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
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 1 0 0 0 1
082 Turning (e.g., for metal working) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
084 Music 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
114 Ships 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
144 Woodworking 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
152 Resilient Tires and Wheels 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
168 Farriery 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
191 Electricity: Transmission To Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
237 Heating Systems 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
250 Radiant Energy 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
256 Fences 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
269 Work Holders 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
281 Books, Strips, and Leaves 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
283 Printed Matter 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
293 Vehicle Fenders 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
299 Mining or In Situ Disintegration of Hard Material 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
322 Electricity: Single Generator Systems 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
326 Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
384 Bearings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
409 Gear Cutting, Milling, or Planing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 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 1
451 Abrading 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
452 Butchering 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
454 Ventilation 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
464 Rotary Shafts, Gudgeons, Housings, and Flexible Couplings for Rotary Shafts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
501 Compositions: Ceramic 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
516 Colloid Systems and Wetting Agents, Subcombinations Thereof, Processes of Making, Stabilizing, Breaking, or Inhibiting 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 1 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) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
716 Computer-Aided Design and Analysis of Circuits and Semiconductor Masks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
719 Interprogram Communication or Interprocess Communication (Ipc) (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
726 Information Security 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 236 188 186 179 132 128 137 144 170 165 215 233 2113


PTMT Contacts

Questions regarding these reports should be directed to:

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Electronic Information Products Division - PTMT
P.O Box 1450
Alexandria VA 22313-1450

tel: (571) 272-5600
fax: (571) 273-0110
email: oeip@uspto.gov

address of PTMT pages at the USPTO Web Site: http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/ac/ido/oeip/taf/tafp.html
selected PTMT files available for download at : http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/ac/ido/oeip/taf/data/


Top

Skip menu navigation Home > Listing of Viewable PTMT Reports > Table of Contents for This Set of Reports