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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

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 Total
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 2 1 0 3 2 6 9 14 7 30 43 66 183
060 Power Plants 1 5 8 4 6 6 1 5 0 2 3 4 45
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 1 0 0 2 1 6 3 4 2 7 11 7 44
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 1 3 4 2 3 4 6 2 0 1 3 1 30
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 1 1 1 5 1 20
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 2 3 2 2 17
114 Ships 0 1 3 2 2 2 1 0 1 1 2 1 16
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 3 2 3 3 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 16
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 3 1 2 1 2 0 0 1 0 2 2 14
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 2 1 0 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 10
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 1 0 1 3 10
280 Land Vehicles 0 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 9
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 9
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 0 0 0 1 8
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 8
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 1 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 1 0 0 8
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8
440 Marine Propulsion 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 8
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 7
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 7
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 1 7
073 Measuring and Testing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 6
110 Furnaces 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 6
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 6
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 6
250 Radiant Energy 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 6
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 6
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 0 6
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 5
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 5
219 Electric Heating 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 5
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
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 5
002 Apparel 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 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 4
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 4
180 Motor Vehicles 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 4
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 4
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
337 Electricity: Electrothermally or Thermally Actuated Switches 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4
362 Illumination 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 4
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 4
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
452 Butchering 1 2 1 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 4
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 4
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 4
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3
062 Refrigeration 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 3
348 Television 2 0 0 0 1 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 3
434 Education and Demonstration 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
451 Abrading 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 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 3
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 3
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
132 Toilet 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
172 Earth Working 2 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 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 2
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
384 Bearings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
433 Dentistry 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
450 Foundation Garments 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
005 Beds 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
014 Bridges 0 0 0 0 1 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 1
037 Excavating 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
056 Harvesters 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
070 Locks 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
089 Ordnance 0 1 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 1
105 Railway Rolling Stock 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
148 Metal Treatment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
164 Metal Founding 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
194 Check-Actuated Control Mechanisms 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 1 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 1
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 0 0 1 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 1
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
252 Compositions 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
273 Amusement Devices: Games 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 0 0 1 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 1
349 Liquid Crystal Cells, Elements and Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
355 Photocopying 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 1
368 Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
372 Coherent Light Generators 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 0 0 1 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 1
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
379 Telephonic Communications 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
400 Typewriting Machines 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 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 1
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
417 Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 1
427 Coating Processes 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
501 Compositions: Ceramic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
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 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 1
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 0 1 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 1
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 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 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 1
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 43 60 41 46 57 54 52 69 33 77 113 138 783


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