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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 - 2013 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 2012 2013 Total
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 0 3 0 1 4 1 1 3 4 2 4 4 1 2 30
482 Exercise Devices 3 2 0 4 0 0 1 4 0 0 2 4 1 4 25
280 Land Vehicles 0 2 1 2 0 1 2 2 1 3 3 1 0 1 19
114 Ships 2 2 0 1 0 2 2 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 14
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 2 1 2 0 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 14
340 Communications: Electrical 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 10
398 Optical Communications 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 9
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 8
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 7
029 Metal Working 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 6
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 6
062 Refrigeration 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 6
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 6
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 6
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 5
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 5
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 5
250 Radiant Energy 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
434 Education and Demonstration 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 5
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 1 1 2 1 0 0 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 0 0 4
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 4
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 4
219 Electric Heating 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
297 Chairs and Seats 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 4
362 Illumination 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 4
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 4
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 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 0 0 4
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
042 Firearms 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3
054 Harness for Working Animal 0 2 1 0 0 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 0 0 3
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 1 0 1 1 0 0 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 0 0 3
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 3
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
440 Marine Propulsion 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
606 Surgery (instruments) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 3
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
056 Harvesters 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
188 Brakes 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 0 0 2 0 0 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 0 0 2
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
399 Electrophotography 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 1 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
053 Package Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
055 Gas Separation 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
084 Music 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
104 Railways 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
132 Toilet 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
144 Woodworking 1 0 0 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 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 0 0 1
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
221 Article Dispensing 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
237 Heating Systems 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
246 Railway Switches and Signals 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
292 Closure Fasteners 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
330 Amplifiers 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
348 Television 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
383 Flexible Bags 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
417 Pumps 0 0 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 0 0 1
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
452 Butchering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
454 Ventilation 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
472 Amusement Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 0 0 1
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 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 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
726 Information Security 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 34 42 32 31 24 18 24 32 30 24 32 26 26 37 412



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