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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

Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME

( 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
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 4 2 6 7 5 6 6 3 6 6 15 10 76
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 1 0 0 5 1 3 1 5 20 19 55
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 2 3 2 2 2 0 3 5 1 6 14 12 52
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 3 4 3 1 5 6 6 1 2 1 4 1 37
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 3 5 3 3 3 4 3 0 6 1 4 1 36
206 Special Receptacle or Package 1 1 2 0 0 3 5 5 3 2 4 1 27
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 5 4 2 7 4 26
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 1 3 2 5 0 2 1 1 4 1 2 4 26
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 0 3 2 0 3 1 1 3 2 5 5 25
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 3 3 3 1 3 3 3 1 0 2 2 24
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 2 1 3 1 4 4 0 0 0 1 2 4 22
119 Animal Husbandry 1 1 4 4 1 1 3 1 1 1 0 1 19
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 6 3 2 18
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 1 1 3 1 1 1 2 0 0 6 1 17
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 1 4 0 1 0 0 3 2 1 4 1 0 17
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 1 3 0 2 2 4 0 0 1 1 0 1 15
326 Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry 2 4 0 2 1 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 15
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 0 1 1 4 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 15
073 Measuring and Testing 1 0 0 2 1 2 1 2 0 1 1 3 14
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 4 14
331 Oscillators 0 1 1 1 2 3 3 1 0 1 0 1 14
029 Metal Working 1 2 2 0 1 0 2 0 3 0 1 1 13
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 2 3 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 13
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 1 3 0 3 1 2 2 0 1 13
451 Abrading 0 2 4 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 13
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 4 0 12
114 Ships 0 1 0 1 0 3 2 1 1 1 1 0 11
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 3 1 0 0 2 11
439 Electrical Connectors 1 0 1 0 1 2 2 0 2 1 1 0 11
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 2 11
101 Printing 1 0 3 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 10
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 10
348 Television 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 2 0 10
414 Material or Article Handling 2 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 0 10
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 2 0 2 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 10
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 1 1 1 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 9
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 3 1 0 9
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 2 1 9
340 Communications: Electrical 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 8
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 3 0 8
370 Multiplex Communications 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 8
427 Coating Processes 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 8
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 3 8
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 2 7
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 1 7
060 Power Plants 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 7
250 Radiant Energy 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 7
362 Illumination 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 7
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 7
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 6
271 Sheet Feeding or Delivering 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 6
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 6
297 Chairs and Seats 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 6
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 6
482 Exercise Devices 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 1 6
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 6
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
081 Tools 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
224 Package and Article Carriers 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 5
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 5
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 5
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 5
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 4
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 4
084 Music 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 4
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
226 Advancing Material of Indeterminate Length 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 4
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 4
330 Amplifiers 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 4
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4
434 Education and Demonstration 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 4
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 4
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 4
726 Information Security 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4
002 Apparel 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
028 Textiles: Manufacturing 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
137 Fluid Handling 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
139 Textiles: Weaving 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
211 Supports: Racks 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
369 Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 3
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
403 Joints and Connections 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
037 Excavating 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
053 Package Making 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
062 Refrigeration 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
164 Metal Founding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
219 Electric Heating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
232 Deposit and Collection Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
273 Amusement Devices: Games 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
283 Printed Matter 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
322 Electricity: Single Generator Systems 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
338 Electrical Resistors 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
380 Cryptography 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
398 Optical Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
399 Electrophotography 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
431 Combustion 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
720 Dynamic Optical Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
027 Undertaking 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
070 Locks 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
087 Textiles: Braiding, Netting, and Lace Making 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 0 1 1
112 Sewing 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
132 Toilet 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
148 Metal Treatment 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
150 Purses, Wallets, and Protective Covers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
181 Acoustics 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
184 Lubrication 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
187 Elevator, Industrial Lift Truck, or Stationary Lift for Vehicle 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
188 Brakes 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
221 Article Dispensing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
223 Apparel Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
237 Heating Systems 1 0 0 0 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 1 0 1
249 Static Molds 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
252 Compositions 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
267 Spring Devices 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
269 Work Holders 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
329 Demodulators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
400 Typewriting Machines 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
407 Cutters, for Shaping 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
417 Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
472 Amusement Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
477 Interrelated Power Delivery Controls, Including Engine Control 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
492 Roll or Roller 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
506 Combinatorial Chemistry Technology: Method, Library, Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
712 Processing Architectures and Instruction Processing, e.g., Processors (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
718 Virtual Machine Task or Process Management or Task Management/Control (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 74 94 102 99 80 111 109 79 74 92 163 133 1210


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