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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

Rochester, MN

( 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
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 21 12 18 10 22 24 43 23 43 45 71 79 91 57 559
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 18 16 20 16 21 25 23 23 25 37 35 52 44 30 385
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 8 10 9 12 14 14 16 13 17 32 42 29 26 33 275
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 11 11 8 14 17 13 14 23 22 25 31 27 15 16 247
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 9 18 10 13 10 19 24 13 12 10 9 12 21 26 206
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems) 13 14 12 13 17 7 15 9 12 16 21 17 14 19 199
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 19 21 16 11 14 14 9 8 7 15 10 18 19 14 195
360 Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval 31 23 25 21 27 6 10 7 0 0 2 2 1 1 156
370 Multiplex Communications 4 3 2 4 2 4 12 14 14 8 27 14 8 20 136
718 Virtual Machine Task or Process Management or Task Management/Control (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 6 3 2 2 9 3 6 2 4 12 9 8 25 32 123
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 4 2 3 3 3 6 14 6 10 8 14 17 17 15 122
716 Computer-Aided Design and Analysis of Circuits and Semiconductor Masks 1 4 1 4 5 2 11 8 13 13 12 17 11 17 119
712 Processing Architectures and Instruction Processing, e.g., Processors (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 4 4 2 1 2 5 2 0 8 8 21 30 14 12 113
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 9 7 11 6 5 2 2 2 16 12 6 9 9 13 109
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 1 4 4 3 1 4 5 9 9 13 18 6 10 8 95
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 9 5 4 8 4 5 4 2 5 6 9 6 10 12 89
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 4 3 3 5 5 6 6 3 8 8 14 8 8 2 83
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 4 1 3 7 2 3 1 7 10 3 13 5 2 11 72
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 4 8 6 8 3 5 6 5 3 3 3 6 5 6 71
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 6 4 1 0 3 2 0 0 2 2 7 15 18 11 71
719 Interprogram Communication or Interprocess Communication (Ipc) (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 4 4 4 1 6 4 4 3 3 3 4 6 7 16 69
439 Electrical Connectors 8 5 6 4 7 8 8 5 5 5 1 1 1 3 67
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 3 0 1 1 1 3 1 6 2 3 8 8 10 9 56
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 5 5 3 3 3 4 3 3 2 4 4 1 7 7 54
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 5 12 4 6 3 2 2 6 1 4 4 2 1 1 53
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 1 3 4 4 1 0 0 1 2 7 4 9 6 7 49
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 2 2 1 3 4 4 2 3 5 4 4 3 2 2 41
326 Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry 3 8 8 0 2 3 0 5 2 2 2 0 2 3 40
726 Information Security 1 1 0 0 0 3 3 1 2 2 5 4 8 8 38
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 2 1 0 0 1 2 3 2 6 3 7 1 2 7 37
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 4 3 2 4 2 3 3 3 2 1 3 1 2 33
340 Communications: Electrical 1 1 2 2 1 3 2 0 4 6 1 3 0 6 32
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 1 2 1 0 5 5 0 2 1 1 2 3 2 7 32
385 Optical Waveguides 1 1 2 6 1 3 4 3 4 2 1 0 0 1 29
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 3 3 5 5 3 3 2 2 0 0 3 29
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 4 3 5 4 1 29
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 1 0 1 3 1 4 0 1 3 2 6 1 2 3 28
382 Image Analysis 2 0 1 2 1 1 2 0 2 2 0 3 5 3 24
398 Optical Communications 0 0 1 1 1 3 7 3 2 1 1 0 0 4 24
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 2 1 1 5 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 2 2 3 23
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 1 1 0 1 2 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 23
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 3 0 7 3 23
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 5 2 4 3 0 3 22
029 Metal Working 3 2 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 2 3 19
606 Surgery (instruments) 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 4 4 18
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 1 6 3 3 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 18
414 Material or Article Handling 3 2 1 1 1 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 14
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 3 1 2 1 14
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 2 0 0 0 1 13
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 1 1 2 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 12
331 Oscillators 1 1 1 3 2 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 12
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 0 2 1 3 1 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 12
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 5 12
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 3 0 1 1 12
073 Measuring and Testing 1 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 11
451 Abrading 0 1 1 2 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 1 2 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 10
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 2 0 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
386 Motion Video Signal Processing for Recording or Reproducing 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 1 10
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 9
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 9
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 9
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 3 9
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 1 9
062 Refrigeration 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 8
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 8
330 Amplifiers 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 8
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 0 1 0 1 0 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 8
053 Package Making 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 7
280 Land Vehicles 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 1 0 7
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 7
348 Television 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 7
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 7
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 7
336 Inductor Devices 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 6
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 6
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 6
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 5
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 5
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 5
372 Coherent Light Generators 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
137 Fluid Handling 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 4
193 Conveyors, Chutes, Skids, Guides, and Ways 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 4
220 Receptacles 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 4
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 4
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
063 Jewelry 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
083 Cutting 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
181 Acoustics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 3
188 Brakes 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
292 Closure Fasteners 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
368 Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
369 Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
380 Cryptography 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 3
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
720 Dynamic Optical Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
016 Miscellaneous Hardware (e.g., Bushing, Carpet Fastener, Caster, Door Closer, Panel Hanger, Attachable or Adjunct Handle, Hinge, Window Sash Balance, Etc.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
042 Firearms 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
065 Glass Manufacturing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
081 Tools 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
084 Music 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
144 Woodworking 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
219 Electric Heating 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
252 Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
256 Fences 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
269 Work Holders 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
417 Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
427 Coating Processes 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
452 Butchering 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
454 Ventilation 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
506 Combinatorial Chemistry Technology: Method, Library, Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
002 Apparel 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
068 Textiles: Fluid Treating Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
223 Apparel Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
237 Heating Systems 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
383 Flexible Bags 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
399 Electrophotography 0 0 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 0 0 0 0 1 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 262 265 254 262 287 267 320 264 333 380 492 469 477 508 4840



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