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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

Rapid City, SD

( 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
119 Animal Husbandry 1 1 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 1 9
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 6
451 Abrading 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 4
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
148 Metal Treatment 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
252 Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
427 Coating Processes 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
048 Gas: Heating and Illuminating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
057 Textiles: Spinning, Twisting, and Twining 0 1 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 1 0 0 0 0 1
084 Music 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
104 Railways 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
149 Explosive and Thermic Compositions or Charges 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
150 Purses, Wallets, and Protective Covers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 1 0 0 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
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
168 Farriery 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
184 Lubrication 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
188 Brakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
219 Electric Heating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
269 Work Holders 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
353 Optics: Image Projectors 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
385 Optical Waveguides 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
439 Electrical Connectors 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 11 8 5 6 5 7 8 10 6 5 8 14 93


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