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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

Spartanburg, SC

( 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
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 5 4 9 22 10 8 10 9 4 2 3 3 89
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 3 8 7 9 6 11 5 6 6 5 2 4 72
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 2 8 5 5 8 1 3 3 5 5 6 3 54
482 Exercise Devices 12 3 8 4 2 3 5 1 1 5 5 4 53
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 3 2 10 7 0 6 2 1 2 3 2 0 38
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 2 3 1 4 5 3 7 1 0 5 2 1 34
280 Land Vehicles 0 1 2 2 2 2 1 0 1 3 1 1 16
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 2 1 1 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 5 15
053 Package Making 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 0 0 14
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 4 0 3 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 14
427 Coating Processes 1 1 2 0 2 2 1 0 0 3 1 0 13
026 Textiles: Cloth Finishing 1 5 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 12
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 1 0 0 0 4 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 12
219 Electric Heating 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 4 0 0 1 1 11
252 Compositions 0 0 0 4 1 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 10
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 1 0 2 0 3 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 10
028 Textiles: Manufacturing 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 9
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 1 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 9
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 1 9
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 2 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 8
062 Refrigeration 0 1 1 0 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 8
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 1 8
139 Textiles: Weaving 2 2 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 1 2 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 8
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 8
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 8
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 2 8
101 Printing 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 7
385 Optical Waveguides 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 7
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 2 1 7
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7
029 Metal Working 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 6
066 Textiles: Knitting 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 6
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 6
362 Illumination 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 6
439 Electrical Connectors 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 5
250 Radiant Energy 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 5
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
137 Fluid Handling 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
220 Receptacles 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4
232 Deposit and Collection Receptacles 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 4
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 4
368 Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 4
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 4
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
005 Beds 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 3
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
030 Cutlery 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 3
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
144 Woodworking 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
213 Railway Draft Appliances 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
508 Solid Anti-Friction Devices, Materials Therefor, Lubricant or Separant Compositions for Moving Solid Surfaces, and Miscellaneous Mineral Oil Compositions 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
002 Apparel 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
056 Harvesters 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
057 Textiles: Spinning, Twisting, and Twining 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
177 Weighing Scales 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
215 Bottles and Jars 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
382 Image Analysis 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
383 Flexible Bags 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
451 Abrading 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
068 Textiles: Fluid Treating Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
076 Metal Tools and Implements, Making 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
081 Tools 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
116 Signals and Indicators 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
122 Liquid Heaters and Vaporizers 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
140 Wireworking 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
188 Brakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
270 Sheet-Material Associating 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
279 Chucks or Sockets 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
289 Knots and Knot Tying 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
299 Mining or In Situ Disintegration of Hard Material 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
353 Optics: Image Projectors 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
384 Bearings 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
450 Foundation Garments 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
492 Roll or Roller 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
506 Combinatorial Chemistry Technology: Method, Library, Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
516 Colloid Systems and Wetting Agents, Subcombinations Thereof, Processes of Making, Stabilizing, Breaking, or Inhibiting 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
ALL ALL CLASSES 59 73 86 99 76 76 83 50 43 56 47 53 801


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