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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

Sumter, 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
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 4
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
005 Beds 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
122 Liquid Heaters and Vaporizers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
144 Woodworking 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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
218 High-Voltage Switches with Arc Preventing or Extinguishing Devices 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
452 Butchering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
588 Hazardous or Toxic Waste Destruction or Containment 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 2 3 1 5 1 6 2 4 5 6 1 3 39


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