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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 Falls, 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
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 4 2 4 1 17
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 8
348 Television 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 7
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 6
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 6
280 Land Vehicles 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 6
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5
414 Material or Article Handling 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 5
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 5
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 4
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 4
283 Printed Matter 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 4
002 Apparel 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3
180 Motor Vehicles 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3
005 Beds 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
029 Metal Working 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
056 Harvesters 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
070 Locks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
165 Heat Exchange 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
386 Motion Video Signal Processing for Recording or Reproducing 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
439 Electrical Connectors 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
464 Rotary Shafts, Gudgeons, Housings, and Flexible Couplings for Rotary Shafts 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
053 Package Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
105 Railway Rolling Stock 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
116 Signals and Indicators 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
150 Purses, Wallets, and Protective Covers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
249 Static Molds 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
384 Bearings 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
396 Photography 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
455 Telecommunications 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
463 Amusement Devices: Games 1 0 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 1 0 0 0 0 1
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
492 Roll or Roller 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 0 0 0 1 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 0 1 0 0 1
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 28 20 19 16 14 12 10 16 14 13 25 35 222


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