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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

Toledo, OH

( 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
065 Glass Manufacturing 17 17 13 11 9 5 3 6 1 2 5 4 93
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 8 22 12 4 5 2 3 1 2 5 2 2 68
215 Bottles and Jars 6 2 3 5 2 4 4 5 6 4 9 7 57
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 9 5 8 1 5 2 3 3 3 5 6 7 57
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 2 3 3 1 2 1 3 4 3 5 9 14 50
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 7 7 2 8 5 3 2 3 2 1 3 4 47
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 5 0 1 2 4 2 3 4 3 4 4 4 36
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 4 4 3 5 0 0 4 4 6 1 2 2 35
464 Rotary Shafts, Gudgeons, Housings, and Flexible Couplings for Rotary Shafts 6 3 7 2 1 3 7 1 1 3 0 0 34
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 7 3 5 1 4 3 1 0 0 3 3 3 33
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 4 7 2 2 3 3 1 1 2 1 3 2 31
427 Coating Processes 1 3 3 6 4 2 1 2 1 1 5 2 31
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 5 4 2 2 4 0 2 0 4 1 2 2 28
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 3 7 4 26
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 4 4 4 5 3 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 26
029 Metal Working 3 2 3 2 2 3 4 2 1 1 0 2 25
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 3 3 2 0 2 3 1 0 1 4 4 2 25
083 Cutting 2 2 1 2 3 0 3 2 3 3 3 0 24
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 1 0 1 3 2 1 1 1 2 6 4 1 23
073 Measuring and Testing 1 0 0 6 1 2 2 3 1 1 1 3 21
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 3 3 7 21
219 Electric Heating 3 2 0 3 1 2 5 2 0 0 1 1 20
403 Joints and Connections 10 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 19
206 Special Receptacle or Package 1 2 3 1 1 0 1 2 3 3 1 0 18
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 4 1 2 1 3 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 17
250 Radiant Energy 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 2 4 4 17
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 1 1 3 2 2 1 0 1 0 2 1 3 17
220 Receptacles 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 3 3 1 4 16
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 1 3 0 0 1 2 0 2 2 1 3 1 16
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 2 1 0 0 2 1 2 2 3 1 1 1 16
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 3 1 2 2 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 15
280 Land Vehicles 0 1 0 2 2 4 0 3 1 0 1 1 14
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 1 0 1 2 4 13
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 3 4 12
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 3 4 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 12
053 Package Making 0 0 1 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 2 11
180 Motor Vehicles 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 0 2 0 11
340 Communications: Electrical 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 1 0 2 11
501 Compositions: Ceramic 2 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 11
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 3 1 0 0 1 10
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 1 0 1 1 0 1 2 3 0 0 0 1 10
439 Electrical Connectors 5 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 10
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 10
445 Electric Lamp or Space Discharge Component or Device Manufacturing 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 0 10
606 Surgery (instruments) 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 10
137 Fluid Handling 4 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 10
033 Geometrical Instruments 2 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 9
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 9
188 Brakes 0 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 9
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 1 1 9
477 Interrelated Power Delivery Controls, Including Engine Control 2 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 2 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 8
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 1 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 8
071 Chemistry: Fertilizers 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 7
164 Metal Founding 0 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 7
267 Spring Devices 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 7
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 7
384 Bearings 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 7
211 Supports: Racks 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 7
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 6
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 6
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
382 Image Analysis 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 6
414 Material or Article Handling 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 6
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 6
432 Heating 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
451 Abrading 1 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 6
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 6
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 5
148 Metal Treatment 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 5
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
362 Illumination 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 5
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 5
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 5
482 Exercise Devices 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 5
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 5
002 Apparel 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4
119 Animal Husbandry 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 4
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 4
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 4
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
385 Optical Waveguides 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 4
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 4
431 Combustion 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 4
005 Beds 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3
060 Power Plants 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3
082 Turning (e.g., for metal working) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3
095 Gas Separation: Processes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
252 Compositions 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 3
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
360 Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
027 Undertaking 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
048 Gas: Heating and Illuminating 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
056 Harvesters 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
081 Tools 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
101 Printing 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
114 Ships 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
132 Toilet 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
144 Woodworking 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
181 Acoustics 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
187 Elevator, Industrial Lift Truck, or Stationary Lift for Vehicle 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
221 Article Dispensing 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
396 Photography 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
417 Pumps 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
455 Telecommunications 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
042 Firearms 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
051 Abrasive Tool Making Process, Material, or Composition 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
057 Textiles: Spinning, Twisting, and Twining 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
059 Chain, Staple, and Horseshoe Making 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
070 Locks 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
104 Railways 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
111 Planting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
131 Tobacco 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
152 Resilient Tires and Wheels 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
172 Earth Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
184 Lubrication 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
193 Conveyors, Chutes, Skids, Guides, and Ways 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
201 Distillation: Processes, Thermolytic 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
208 Mineral Oils: Processes and Products 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
223 Apparel Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
238 Railways: Surface Track 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
269 Work Holders 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
283 Printed Matter 1 0 0 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 1
293 Vehicle Fenders 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
373 Industrial Electric Heating Furnaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
406 Conveyors: Fluid Current 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
409 Gear Cutting, Milling, or Planing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
419 Powder Metallurgy Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
452 Butchering 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
494 Imperforate Bowl: Centrifugal Separators 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
506 Combinatorial Chemistry Technology: Method, Library, Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
588 Hazardous or Toxic Waste Destruction or Containment 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 1 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
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 202 190 147 129 130 104 119 103 110 105 136 143 1615


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