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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

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

( 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
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 3 1 3 2 2 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 15
042 Firearms 0 1 0 3 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 9
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 8
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 2 0 0 7
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 7
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 6
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 4
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
002 Apparel 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
372 Coherent Light Generators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3
427 Coating Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
030 Cutlery 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
111 Planting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
340 Communications: Electrical 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
455 Telecommunications 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
007 Compound Hand Tools 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
047 Plant Husbandry 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 1 0 0 1
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
081 Tools 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
148 Metal Treatment 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
177 Weighing Scales 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
219 Electric Heating 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
269 Work Holders 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
348 Television 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
379 Telephonic Communications 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
382 Image Analysis 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
433 Dentistry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
454 Ventilation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 1 0 0 0 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 0 1 0 0 0 1
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
326 Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
396 Photography 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 16 12 9 15 13 7 14 10 10 15 24 15 158


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