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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

Reading, PA

( 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
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 13 5 7 4 2 3 3 0 0 1 1 0 39
280 Land Vehicles 4 4 3 4 0 0 6 3 6 3 3 2 38
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 8 3 4 3 2 1 2 2 5 2 3 3 38
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 2 3 0 2 2 4 9 2 3 2 4 2 35
029 Metal Working 4 2 3 5 2 3 3 0 3 1 0 1 27
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 3 5 4 6 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 25
297 Chairs and Seats 2 0 0 2 2 1 1 3 1 1 7 3 23
379 Telephonic Communications 1 4 5 3 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 23
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 7 3 2 5 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 22
427 Coating Processes 6 3 5 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 3 3 7 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 18
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 3 1 3 2 2 1 0 2 1 0 15
372 Coherent Light Generators 1 5 1 2 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 15
062 Refrigeration 0 2 5 2 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 14
385 Optical Waveguides 2 2 0 4 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 14
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0 1 1 0 6 14
005 Beds 0 1 0 3 0 3 2 0 1 0 1 2 13
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 6 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13
455 Telecommunications 3 2 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 13
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 1 1 2 2 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 12
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 0 1 2 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 10
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 10
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 9
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 9
330 Amplifiers 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 9
340 Communications: Electrical 0 2 1 1 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 9
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 1 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 1 2 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 9
002 Apparel 1 0 0 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 8
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 8
072 Metal Deforming 0 2 0 1 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 8
472 Amusement Devices 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 2 1 8
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 7
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 1 1 0 7
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 3 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 7
331 Oscillators 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 4 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 7
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 7
148 Metal Treatment 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6
206 Special Receptacle or Package 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 6
419 Powder Metallurgy Processes 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 6
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 6
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 5
119 Animal Husbandry 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
215 Bottles and Jars 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 5
219 Electric Heating 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 5
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
362 Illumination 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 5
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
220 Receptacles 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 4
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 4
420 Alloys or Metallic Compositions 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
439 Electrical Connectors 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 4
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 4
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 4
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 3
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3
047 Plant Husbandry 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
056 Harvesters 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 3
060 Power Plants 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
065 Glass Manufacturing 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 3
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
224 Package and Article Carriers 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 3
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
403 Joints and Connections 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
083 Cutting 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
084 Music 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
117 Single-Crystal, Oriented-Crystal, and Epitaxy Growth Processes; Non-Coating Apparatus Therefor 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
211 Supports: Racks 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
221 Article Dispensing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
370 Multiplex Communications 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
376 Induced Nuclear Reactions: Processes, Systems, and Elements 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
398 Optical Communications 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
433 Dentistry 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
451 Abrading 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
464 Rotary Shafts, Gudgeons, Housings, and Flexible Couplings for Rotary Shafts 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
012 Boot and Shoe Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
042 Firearms 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
053 Package Making 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
057 Textiles: Spinning, Twisting, and Twining 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
066 Textiles: Knitting 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
070 Locks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
082 Turning (e.g., for metal working) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
104 Railways 0 0 0 0 1 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
111 Planting 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
132 Toilet 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
164 Metal Founding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
168 Farriery 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
169 Fire Extinguishers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
181 Acoustics 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
203 Distillation: Processes, Separatory 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
208 Mineral Oils: Processes and Products 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
252 Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
269 Work Holders 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
279 Chucks or Sockets 0 1 0 0 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
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
326 Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
348 Television 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
349 Liquid Crystal Cells, Elements and Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
360 Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
414 Material or Article Handling 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
454 Ventilation 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 1
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 130 116 104 96 87 62 60 46 60 37 60 56 914


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