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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

St. Cloud, 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
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 3 2 3 2 3 0 2 1 0 1 16
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 0 0 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 9
137 Fluid Handling 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 7
362 Illumination 0 0 1 1 2 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 7
224 Package and Article Carriers 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6
280 Land Vehicles 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 6
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 6
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 4
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 4
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4
414 Material or Article Handling 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 4
030 Cutlery 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
053 Package Making 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
037 Excavating 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
360 Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
452 Butchering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
083 Cutting 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
454 Ventilation 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 2
007 Compound Hand Tools 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
062 Refrigeration 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
072 Metal Deforming 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
084 Music 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
091 Motors: Expansible Chamber Type 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
122 Liquid Heaters and Vaporizers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
125 Stone Working 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
188 Brakes 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 0 0 0 0 1 1
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 1 0 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
299 Mining or In Situ Disintegration of Hard Material 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 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
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
451 Abrading 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 0 0 0 0 1 1
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1
027 Undertaking 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
081 Tools 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
132 Toilet 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
185 Motors: Spring, Weight, or Animal Powered 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
250 Radiant Energy 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
269 Work Holders 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
281 Books, Strips, and Leaves 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
384 Bearings 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 23 10 15 18 19 15 13 9 15 6 10 18 168


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