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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

Tuscaloosa, AL

( 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
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 12
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 2 0 0 7
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 6
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 5
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 5
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 4
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 3
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
360 Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
056 Harvesters 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
084 Music 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
104 Railways 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
114 Ships 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
118 Coating Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
137 Fluid Handling 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
164 Metal Founding 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
181 Acoustics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
219 Electric Heating 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
256 Fences 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
297 Chairs and Seats 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
373 Industrial Electric Heating Furnaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
427 Coating Processes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
718 Virtual Machine Task or Process Management or Task Management/Control (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 4 10 8 6 6 7 8 6 8 4 15 12 16 13 123



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