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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

Salem, OR

( 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
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 9 6 7 8 11 2 4 2 1 1 1 1 53
340 Communications: Electrical 0 2 2 0 1 3 3 1 2 1 3 5 23
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 4 3 12
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 2 1 0 3 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 11
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 0 1 2 0 1 2 0 1 0 2 1 10
353 Optics: Image Projectors 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 0 0 1 0 8
070 Locks 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 2 1 7
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 7
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 6
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6
280 Land Vehicles 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 6
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 6
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6
002 Apparel 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 5
029 Metal Working 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 5
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 5
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 5
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 5
062 Refrigeration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 4
117 Single-Crystal, Oriented-Crystal, and Epitaxy Growth Processes; Non-Coating Apparatus Therefor 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 4
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 4
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 4
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 4
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 4
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 4
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 4
427 Coating Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 4
455 Telecommunications 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 4
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 4
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 4
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3
030 Cutlery 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
042 Firearms 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
111 Planting 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 3
119 Animal Husbandry 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
148 Metal Treatment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 3
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 3
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
292 Closure Fasteners 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
326 Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
362 Illumination 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
037 Excavating 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
047 Plant Husbandry 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
056 Harvesters 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
081 Tools 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
084 Music 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
116 Signals and Indicators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
414 Material or Article Handling 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
053 Package Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
082 Turning (e.g., for metal working) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
101 Printing 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
114 Ships 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 1 0 0 1
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
144 Woodworking 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
168 Farriery 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
188 Brakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
194 Check-Actuated Control Mechanisms 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
219 Electric Heating 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
252 Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
256 Fences 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
269 Work Holders 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
281 Books, Strips, and Leaves 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
330 Amplifiers 1 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 1 0 1
348 Television 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
360 Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
369 Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
370 Multiplex Communications 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
384 Bearings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
399 Electrophotography 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
400 Typewriting Machines 0 0 0 0 0 1 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
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
417 Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
433 Dentistry 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
449 Bee Culture (propagating, raising, caring for bees) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
451 Abrading 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
501 Compositions: Ceramic 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 0 1 0 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 1 0 0 0 0 1
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
716 Computer-Aided Design and Analysis of Circuits and Semiconductor Masks 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
726 Information Security 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 38 43 41 37 50 32 44 41 23 26 37 38 450


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