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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

State College, PA

( 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
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 1 4 3 1 2 3 2 3 5 0 6 3 7 7 47
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 3 4 6 5 2 1 2 3 1 4 2 2 1 0 36
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 4 1 5 10 5 5 34
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 1 6 3 0 0 0 4 1 2 4 4 2 4 1 32
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 4 6 7 3 2 2 0 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 31
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 2 2 3 3 0 6 1 1 3 1 0 2 0 1 25
073 Measuring and Testing 4 4 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 4 2 2 23
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 2 2 0 0 3 0 1 2 0 1 3 3 2 3 22
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 2 2 0 3 2 3 3 21
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 4 1 2 2 0 1 1 0 4 1 0 3 19
427 Coating Processes 3 2 1 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 16
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 3 13
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 2 0 2 0 1 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 13
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 2 1 1 1 2 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 13
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 6 13
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 2 1 0 5 13
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 1 12
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 2 2 0 1 0 1 12
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 1 3 0 12
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 3 1 12
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 1 3 2 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
340 Communications: Electrical 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 11
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 10
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 10
726 Information Security 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 5 10
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 1 4 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 9
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 2 1 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 9
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 8
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 2 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 8
252 Compositions 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 8
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 0 1 1 0 1 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 8
501 Compositions: Ceramic 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 8
062 Refrigeration 1 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
219 Electric Heating 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 7
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 7
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 2 7
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 1 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 6
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 5
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5
084 Music 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 4
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 4
419 Powder Metallurgy Processes 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
455 Telecommunications 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 4
588 Hazardous or Toxic Waste Destruction or Containment 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 4
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 4
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 4
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 4
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 4
071 Chemistry: Fertilizers 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
181 Acoustics 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3
208 Mineral Oils: Processes and Products 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 3
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
250 Radiant Energy 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 3
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
716 Computer-Aided Design and Analysis of Circuits and Semiconductor Masks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
060 Power Plants 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
065 Glass Manufacturing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
081 Tools 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
102 Ammunition and Explosives 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
114 Ships 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
169 Fire Extinguishers 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
188 Brakes 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
348 Television 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
349 Liquid Crystal Cells, Elements and Systems 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
380 Cryptography 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
433 Dentistry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
472 Amusement Devices 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
494 Imperforate Bowl: Centrifugal Separators 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
512 Perfume Compositions 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
518 Chemistry: Fischer-Tropsch Processes; or Purification or Recovery of Products Thereof 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 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 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
005 Beds 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
101 Printing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
127 Sugar, Starch, and Carbohydrates 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
132 Toilet 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
148 Metal Treatment 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
256 Fences 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
280 Land Vehicles 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
330 Amplifiers 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
331 Oscillators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
338 Electrical Resistors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
362 Illumination 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
372 Coherent Light Generators 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
386 Motion Video Signal Processing for Recording or Reproducing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
396 Photography 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
409 Gear Cutting, Milling, or Planing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
420 Alloys or Metallic Compositions 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
431 Combustion 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
439 Electrical Connectors 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
445 Electric Lamp or Space Discharge Component or Device Manufacturing 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
451 Abrading 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
463 Amusement Devices: Games 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
506 Combinatorial Chemistry Technology: Method, Library, Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
507 Earth Boring, Well Treating, and Oil Field Chemistry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 56 72 64 60 55 42 43 51 47 36 66 64 73 93 822



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