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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, MO

( 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
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 0 3 0 1 4 1 1 3 4 2 4 4 27
482 Exercise Devices 3 2 0 4 0 0 1 4 0 0 2 4 20
280 Land Vehicles 0 2 1 2 0 1 2 2 1 3 3 1 18
114 Ships 2 2 0 1 0 2 2 1 1 2 0 1 14
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 2 1 2 0 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 12
340 Communications: Electrical 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 10
398 Optical Communications 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 2 0 2 0 8
029 Metal Working 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 6
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 6
062 Refrigeration 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 6
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 6
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 6
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 5
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 5
250 Radiant Energy 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 5
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 4
219 Electric Heating 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
362 Illumination 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 4
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
434 Education and Demonstration 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 4
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
054 Harness for Working Animal 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3
297 Chairs and Seats 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 3
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 3
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
042 Firearms 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
056 Harvesters 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
188 Brakes 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
399 Electrophotography 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
440 Marine Propulsion 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
002 Apparel 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
053 Package Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
055 Gas Separation 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
104 Railways 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
132 Toilet 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
139 Textiles: Weaving 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
144 Woodworking 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
187 Elevator, Industrial Lift Truck, or Stationary Lift for Vehicle 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
221 Article Dispensing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
237 Heating Systems 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
246 Railway Switches and Signals 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
292 Closure Fasteners 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
330 Amplifiers 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
348 Television 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
383 Flexible Bags 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
406 Conveyors: Fluid Current 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
452 Butchering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
454 Ventilation 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
606 Surgery (instruments) 1 0 0 0 0 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 1 0 0 0 1
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 0 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
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 34 42 32 31 24 18 24 32 30 24 32 26 349


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