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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

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

( 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
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 3 6 9 5 5 4 5 2 4 0 1 0 44
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 4 5 6 3 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 26
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 1 0 3 1 3 2 4 1 0 0 1 1 17
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 0 2 1 2 3 3 3 0 0 2 0 16
298 Land Vehicles: Dumping 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 4 2 15
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 2 3 0 2 2 1 2 1 2 0 0 15
414 Material or Article Handling 1 0 2 3 0 0 4 2 1 1 0 0 14
455 Telecommunications 0 1 1 0 3 1 2 3 0 0 1 0 12
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 11
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 3 1 2 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 11
452 Butchering 1 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 1 1 0 1 10
439 Electrical Connectors 0 2 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 1 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 8
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 8
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 7
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 5
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 4
172 Earth Working 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4
348 Television 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 4
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 4
119 Animal Husbandry 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
369 Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
385 Optical Waveguides 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
386 Motion Video Signal Processing for Recording or Reproducing 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
002 Apparel 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
037 Excavating 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
053 Package Making 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
062 Refrigeration 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
070 Locks 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
073 Measuring and Testing 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
206 Special Receptacle or Package 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
280 Land Vehicles 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
396 Photography 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
726 Information Security 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
029 Metal Working 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
071 Chemistry: Fertilizers 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
082 Turning (e.g., for metal working) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
101 Printing 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
104 Railways 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
157 Wheelwright Machines 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
178 Telegraphy 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
238 Railways: Surface Track 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
246 Railway Switches and Signals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
249 Static Molds 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
353 Optics: Image Projectors 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
384 Bearings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 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 1 0 0 1
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
440 Marine Propulsion 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
718 Virtual Machine Task or Process Management or Task Management/Control (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
719 Interprogram Communication or Interprocess Communication (Ipc) (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
720 Dynamic Optical Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 32 34 50 42 43 38 40 22 24 18 25 17 385


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