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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

Springfield, IL

( 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 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 4 7 9 24
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 3 0 3 1 0 0 0 2 3 2 3 3 20
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 2 2 2 0 2 0 1 4 0 0 2 1 16
472 Amusement Devices 2 5 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 15
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 2 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 1 13
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 1 1 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 9
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 5
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 4
062 Refrigeration 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 4
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 4
362 Illumination 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 3
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 3
379 Telephonic Communications 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3
005 Beds 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
211 Supports: Racks 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
219 Electric Heating 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
220 Receptacles 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
297 Chairs and Seats 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
431 Combustion 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
038 Textiles: Ironing or Smoothing 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
042 Firearms 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
070 Locks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
081 Tools 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
122 Liquid Heaters and Vaporizers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
132 Toilet 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
148 Metal Treatment 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
172 Earth Working 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
201 Distillation: Processes, Thermolytic 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
269 Work Holders 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
399 Electrophotography 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
400 Typewriting Machines 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 23 22 33 13 7 14 12 20 14 21 32 25 236


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