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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

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 Total
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 21 12 18 10 22 24 43 23 43 45 71 79 411
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 18 16 20 16 21 25 23 23 25 37 35 52 311
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 8 10 9 12 14 14 16 13 17 32 42 29 216
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 11 11 8 14 17 13 14 23 22 25 31 27 216
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 13 14 12 13 17 7 15 9 12 16 21 17 166
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 18 162
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 9 18 10 13 10 19 24 13 12 10 9 12 159
360 Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval 31 23 25 21 27 6 10 7 0 0 2 2 154
370 Multiplex Communications 4 3 2 4 2 4 12 14 14 8 27 14 108
716 Computer-Aided Design and Analysis of Circuits and Semiconductor Masks 1 4 1 4 5 2 11 8 13 13 12 17 91
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 4 2 3 3 3 6 14 6 10 8 14 17 90
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 9 7 11 6 5 2 2 2 16 12 6 9 87
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 87
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 1 4 4 3 1 4 5 9 9 13 18 6 77
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 4 3 3 5 5 6 6 3 8 8 14 8 73
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 9 5 4 8 4 5 4 2 5 6 9 6 67
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 66
439 Electrical Connectors 8 5 6 4 7 8 8 5 5 5 1 1 63
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 4 8 6 8 3 5 6 5 3 3 3 6 60
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 4 1 3 7 2 3 1 7 10 3 13 5 59
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 5 12 4 6 3 2 2 6 1 4 4 2 51
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 46
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 6 4 1 0 3 2 0 0 2 2 7 15 42
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 5 5 3 3 3 4 3 3 2 4 4 1 40
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 2 2 1 3 4 4 2 3 5 4 4 3 37
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 3 0 1 1 1 3 1 6 2 3 8 8 37
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 1 3 4 4 1 0 0 1 2 7 4 9 36
326 Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry 3 8 8 0 2 3 0 5 2 2 2 0 35
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 4 3 2 4 2 3 3 3 2 1 3 30
385 Optical Waveguides 1 1 2 6 1 3 4 3 4 2 1 0 28
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 2 1 0 0 1 2 3 2 6 3 7 1 28
340 Communications: Electrical 1 1 2 2 1 3 2 0 4 6 1 3 26
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 3 3 5 5 3 3 2 2 0 26
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 4 3 5 24
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 1 0 1 3 1 4 0 1 3 2 6 1 23
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 23
726 Information Security 1 1 0 0 0 3 3 1 2 2 5 4 22
398 Optical Communications 0 0 1 1 1 3 7 3 2 1 1 0 20
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 5 2 4 3 19
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 2 1 1 5 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 2 18
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 1 6 3 3 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 18
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 1 1 0 1 2 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 17
382 Image Analysis 2 0 1 2 1 1 2 0 2 2 0 3 16
029 Metal Working 3 2 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 14
414 Material or Article Handling 3 2 1 1 1 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 13
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 3 0 13
331 Oscillators 1 1 1 3 2 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 12
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 0 2 1 3 1 0 2 2 0 1 12
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 2 0 0 12
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 1 1 2 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 11
451 Abrading 0 1 1 2 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 11
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 3 1 11
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 2 0 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 10
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 10
606 Surgery (instruments) 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 10
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 1 2 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 9
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 2 1 1 1 0 9
386 Motion Video Signal Processing for Recording or Reproducing 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 9
073 Measuring and Testing 1 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 8
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 8
330 Amplifiers 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 8
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 0 1 0 1 0 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 8
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 8
053 Package Making 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 7
062 Refrigeration 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 7
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 7
348 Television 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 7
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 7
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 7
280 Land Vehicles 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 6
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 6
336 Inductor Devices 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 6
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 6
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 6
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 5
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 5
372 Coherent Light Generators 1 0 0 3 0 1 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 5
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 4
137 Fluid Handling 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4
193 Conveyors, Chutes, Skids, Guides, and Ways 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 4
220 Receptacles 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 4
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 4
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
063 Jewelry 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 3
083 Cutting 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
188 Brakes 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
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 3
292 Closure Fasteners 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
368 Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
369 Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
042 Firearms 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
065 Glass Manufacturing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
081 Tools 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
084 Music 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 2
144 Woodworking 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
181 Acoustics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 1 0 0 0 1 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 2
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 2 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 2
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
256 Fences 0 1 0 0 1 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 2
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
417 Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
427 Coating Processes 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
452 Butchering 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
506 Combinatorial Chemistry Technology: Method, Library, Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 2
002 Apparel 0 0 0 1 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 1
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 0 1 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 1
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 1 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 1
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 1 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 1
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
219 Electric Heating 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
223 Apparel Apparatus 0 0 1 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 1
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
252 Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
269 Work Holders 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 1 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 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 1
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
380 Cryptography 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
383 Flexible Bags 1 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 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 0 1 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 1
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
454 Ventilation 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 262 265 254 262 287 267 320 264 333 380 492 469 3855


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