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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

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA

( 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
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 9 14 9 9 8 8 15 18 9 12 5 1 117
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 4 9 6 3 8 3 2 4 5 6 5 7 62
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 3 1 5 7 3 4 3 3 6 0 1 0 36
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 4 3 4 5 3 1 4 0 3 4 1 1 33
280 Land Vehicles 2 0 1 2 2 1 0 4 3 2 3 3 23
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 2 4 2 3 2 2 0 1 1 1 1 2 21
180 Motor Vehicles 1 4 0 1 1 1 0 2 4 2 2 2 20
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 1 2 2 5 0 1 3 1 0 0 3 18
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 1 3 3 15
439 Electrical Connectors 0 1 1 0 3 2 0 1 3 2 0 1 14
002 Apparel 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 2 2 12
211 Supports: Racks 2 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 12
297 Chairs and Seats 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 2 2 2 0 0 12
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 2 3 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 9
362 Illumination 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 1 8
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 7
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 6
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 6
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 6
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 6
340 Communications: Electrical 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 6
369 Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 6
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 6
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
110 Furnaces 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 5
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 5
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 5
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
053 Package Making 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 4
219 Electric Heating 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 4
292 Closure Fasteners 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 4
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 3
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3
065 Glass Manufacturing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
220 Receptacles 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
330 Amplifiers 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
501 Compositions: Ceramic 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
005 Beds 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
027 Undertaking 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
038 Textiles: Ironing or Smoothing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
068 Textiles: Fluid Treating Apparatus 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
070 Locks 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
083 Cutting 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
119 Animal Husbandry 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
164 Metal Founding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
190 Trunks and Hand-Carried Luggage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
206 Special Receptacle or Package 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
215 Bottles and Jars 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
372 Coherent Light Generators 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
403 Joints and Connections 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
427 Coating Processes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
431 Combustion 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
455 Telecommunications 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
472 Amusement Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
588 Hazardous or Toxic Waste Destruction or Containment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
042 Firearms 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
073 Measuring and Testing 1 0 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
081 Tools 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
084 Music 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
112 Sewing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
116 Signals and Indicators 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
137 Fluid Handling 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
187 Elevator, Industrial Lift Truck, or Stationary Lift for Vehicle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
232 Deposit and Collection Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
252 Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
256 Fences 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
269 Work Holders 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 1 0 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
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
326 Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
383 Flexible Bags 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
409 Gear Cutting, Milling, or Planing 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
417 Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
454 Ventilation 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 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 1 0 0 0 1
606 Surgery (instruments) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
716 Computer-Aided Design and Analysis of Circuits and Semiconductor Masks 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
720 Dynamic Optical Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 80 67 68 60 69 51 51 58 60 54 48 50 716


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