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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

Port St. Lucie, FL

( 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
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 2 1 0 3 2 6 9 14 7 30 43 66 45 30 258
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 1 0 0 2 1 6 3 4 2 7 11 7 12 24 80
060 Power Plants 1 5 8 4 6 6 1 5 0 2 3 4 5 5 55
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 1 3 4 2 3 4 6 2 0 1 3 1 0 1 31
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 8 9 24
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 1 1 1 5 1 0 2 22
114 Ships 0 1 3 2 2 2 1 0 1 1 2 1 5 1 22
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 2 3 2 2 1 2 20
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 3 2 3 3 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 17
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 3 1 2 1 2 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 2 16
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 2 1 0 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 11
280 Land Vehicles 0 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 11
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 10
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 1 1 10
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 2 2 10
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 1 0 1 3 0 0 10
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 2 1 9
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 9
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 1 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 9
073 Measuring and Testing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 1 1 8
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 8
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 3 8
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 1 0 1 8
440 Marine Propulsion 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 8
219 Electric Heating 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 7
250 Radiant Energy 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 7
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 0 7
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 6
110 Furnaces 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 6
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 6
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 6
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 6
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 6
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 6
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 6
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6
002 Apparel 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 5
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 5
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 5
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 5
362 Illumination 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 5
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 5
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 5
433 Dentistry 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 5
451 Abrading 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 5
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 5
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 4
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 4
180 Motor Vehicles 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
337 Electricity: Electrothermally or Thermally Actuated Switches 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4
400 Typewriting Machines 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 4
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
452 Butchering 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 4
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 4
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
062 Refrigeration 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3
348 Television 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
427 Coating Processes 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
434 Education and Demonstration 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
450 Foundation Garments 1 1 0 0 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
132 Toilet 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
164 Metal Founding 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
172 Earth Working 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
384 Bearings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
503 Record Receiver Having Plural Interactive Leaves or a Colorless Color Former, Method of Use, or Developer Therefor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
005 Beds 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
014 Bridges 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
037 Excavating 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
056 Harvesters 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
070 Locks 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
089 Ordnance 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
101 Printing 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
105 Railway Rolling Stock 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
148 Metal Treatment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
190 Trunks and Hand-Carried Luggage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
194 Check-Actuated Control Mechanisms 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
232 Deposit and Collection Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
252 Compositions 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
256 Fences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
273 Amusement Devices: Games 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
336 Inductor Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
349 Liquid Crystal Cells, Elements and Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
355 Photocopying 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
360 Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
368 Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
372 Coherent Light Generators 1 0 0 0 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 1 0 0 1
379 Telephonic Communications 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
417 Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
431 Combustion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
501 Compositions: Ceramic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 1 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) 1 0 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
726 Information Security 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 43 60 41 46 57 54 52 69 33 77 113 138 128 139 1050



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