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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

Rockford, IL

( 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
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 4 4 3 1 4 2 2 3 1 1 3 4 32
029 Metal Working 0 6 2 9 2 1 2 0 2 2 1 1 28
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 5 0 1 1 2 4 2 5 2 1 2 3 28
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 2 0 0 0 1 6 2 4 4 4 3 26
073 Measuring and Testing 0 1 0 1 0 0 8 6 5 1 0 3 25
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 5 11 25
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 4 7 24
060 Power Plants 2 2 1 2 0 1 6 2 0 3 3 1 23
322 Electricity: Single Generator Systems 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 3 5 3 20
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 2 2 8 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 19
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 4 1 0 2 2 0 1 2 4 0 16
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 1 0 2 4 0 1 1 2 3 0 1 0 15
137 Fluid Handling 2 2 2 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 1 2 15
220 Receptacles 2 0 1 1 1 0 3 2 0 1 2 2 15
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 1 0 2 1 2 0 1 2 1 0 4 1 15
072 Metal Deforming 2 1 0 2 1 0 0 3 2 1 2 0 14
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 1 3 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 2 3 14
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 1 0 1 1 0 2 2 3 0 1 2 1 14
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 1 3 0 2 1 1 1 0 2 1 1 1 14
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 2 2 4 13
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 3 13
219 Electric Heating 0 2 2 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 12
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 1 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 2 1 1 2 12
030 Cutlery 1 1 0 1 3 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 11
211 Supports: Racks 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 11
407 Cutters, for Shaping 1 1 2 3 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 11
062 Refrigeration 0 1 1 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 10
081 Tools 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 10
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 2 0 0 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 10
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 2 10
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 9
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 4 9
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 9
417 Pumps 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 1 9
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 9
188 Brakes 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 8
273 Amusement Devices: Games 2 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
292 Closure Fasteners 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 8
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 8
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 3 0 0 1 8
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 2 8
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 7
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 7
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 7
280 Land Vehicles 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 7
340 Communications: Electrical 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 7
409 Gear Cutting, Milling, or Planing 1 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 7
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 6
101 Printing 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 6
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6
336 Inductor Devices 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 6
384 Bearings 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 6
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 3 6
431 Combustion 2 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
451 Abrading 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 6
083 Cutting 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 5
165 Heat Exchange 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 5
418 Rotary Expansible Chamber Devices 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 5
439 Electrical Connectors 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 5
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 5
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 5
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4
070 Locks 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 4
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 4
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
385 Optical Waveguides 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 4
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 4
464 Rotary Shafts, Gudgeons, Housings, and Flexible Couplings for Rotary Shafts 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
483 Tool Changing 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 4
005 Beds 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3
091 Motors: Expansible Chamber Type 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
164 Metal Founding 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
297 Chairs and Seats 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
606 Surgery (instruments) 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 3
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
002 Apparel 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
053 Package Making 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
104 Railways 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
111 Planting 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
126 Stoves and Furnaces 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
148 Metal Treatment 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
185 Motors: Spring, Weight, or Animal Powered 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
215 Bottles and Jars 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
221 Article Dispensing 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
223 Apparel Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 0 0 0 2 0 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 2 0 0 0 0 2
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
252 Compositions 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
413 Sheet Metal Container Making 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
440 Marine Propulsion 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
470 Threaded, Headed Fastener, or Washer Making: Process and Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
007 Compound Hand Tools 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
047 Plant Husbandry 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
071 Chemistry: Fertilizers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
084 Music 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
116 Signals and Indicators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
118 Coating Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
132 Toilet 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
144 Woodworking 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
181 Acoustics 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
225 Severing by Tearing or Breaking 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
249 Static Molds 0 0 1 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
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
269 Work Holders 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
279 Chucks or Sockets 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
283 Printed Matter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
298 Land Vehicles: Dumping 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
372 Coherent Light Generators 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
373 Industrial Electric Heating Furnaces 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
380 Cryptography 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
400 Typewriting Machines 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
427 Coating Processes 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
432 Heating 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
434 Education and Demonstration 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
450 Foundation Garments 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
492 Roll or Roller 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
588 Hazardous or Toxic Waste Destruction or Containment 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 101 104 83 85 59 58 85 91 65 68 93 117 1009


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