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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 - 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

Pittsfield, MA

( 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
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 1 4 3 1 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 17
206 Special Receptacle or Package 1 2 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 2 2 1 14
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 2 1 12
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 12
340 Communications: Electrical 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 4 2 11
073 Measuring and Testing 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 7
407 Cutters, for Shaping 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 1 7
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 7
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 6
501 Compositions: Ceramic 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6
060 Power Plants 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 5
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 5
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 4
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 4
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
434 Education and Demonstration 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
506 Combinatorial Chemistry Technology: Method, Library, Apparatus 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
028 Textiles: Manufacturing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
219 Electric Heating 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
220 Receptacles 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
280 Land Vehicles 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
352 Optics: Motion Pictures 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
433 Dentistry 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
450 Foundation Garments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
492 Roll or Roller 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
051 Abrasive Tool Making Process, Material, or Composition 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
066 Textiles: Knitting 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
068 Textiles: Fluid Treating Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
089 Ordnance 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
091 Motors: Expansible Chamber Type 0 0 0 1 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 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
116 Signals and Indicators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
165 Heat Exchange 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
215 Bottles and Jars 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
360 Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
386 Motion Video Signal Processing for Recording or Reproducing 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
451 Abrading 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
716 Computer-Aided Design and Analysis of Circuits and Semiconductor Masks 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
719 Interprogram Communication or Interprocess Communication (Ipc) (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 33 30 27 21 23 10 15 16 6 26 23 26 256


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