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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

Salisbury, MD

( 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
119 Animal Husbandry 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 3 10
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 5
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
137 Fluid Handling 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
180 Motor Vehicles 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 4
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4
452 Butchering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4
073 Measuring and Testing 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
111 Planting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
062 Refrigeration 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
114 Ships 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
293 Vehicle Fenders 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
455 Telecommunications 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
477 Interrelated Power Delivery Controls, Including Engine Control 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 11 16 11 11 2 1 5 4 9 6 6 11 93


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