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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

Sheboygan, WI

( 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
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 2 5 5 5 3 1 2 4 3 5 3 5 43
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 5 2 1 1 3 6 7 1 2 2 3 0 33
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 1 0 6 2 1 0 0 0 2 3 3 4 22
362 Illumination 2 1 0 1 3 2 2 2 2 3 2 1 21
070 Locks 3 0 1 3 2 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 15
137 Fluid Handling 1 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 12
417 Pumps 2 2 3 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 12
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 1 1 1 1 1 11
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 3 1 11
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 10
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 9
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 3 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 8
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 8
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 1 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
053 Package Making 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6
083 Cutting 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 6
220 Receptacles 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 6
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 6
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 6
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 6
383 Flexible Bags 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 6
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 6
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 5
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 5
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 5
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 5
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 5
280 Land Vehicles 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 5
055 Gas Separation 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
433 Dentistry 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 4
451 Abrading 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 3
114 Ships 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3
322 Electricity: Single Generator Systems 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
340 Communications: Electrical 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
414 Material or Article Handling 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
007 Compound Hand Tools 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
037 Excavating 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
060 Power Plants 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
066 Textiles: Knitting 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
218 High-Voltage Switches with Arc Preventing or Extinguishing Devices 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
269 Work Holders 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
384 Bearings 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
081 Tools 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
084 Music 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
101 Printing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
188 Brakes 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
212 Traversing Hoists 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
219 Electric Heating 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
221 Article Dispensing 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
225 Severing by Tearing or Breaking 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
252 Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
271 Sheet Feeding or Delivering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
305 Wheel Substitutes for Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
427 Coating Processes 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
445 Electric Lamp or Space Discharge Component or Device Manufacturing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
452 Butchering 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
477 Interrelated Power Delivery Controls, Including Engine Control 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 33 43 50 38 45 38 37 23 27 44 47 35 460


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