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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

Rocky Mount, NC

( 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
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
187 Elevator, Industrial Lift Truck, or Stationary Lift for Vehicle 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 3
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
056 Harvesters 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
269 Work Holders 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
070 Locks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
081 Tools 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
111 Planting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
131 Tobacco 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
147 Coopering 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
152 Resilient Tires and Wheels 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
181 Acoustics 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
406 Conveyors: Fluid Current 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
409 Gear Cutting, Milling, or Planing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 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 1 0 0 0 0 1
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 4 3 2 3 5 2 4 8 10 7 10 5 63


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