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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

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

( 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
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 4 3 2 1 4 5 2 2 7 2 1 3 4 40
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 4 2 1 5 2 5 4 1 1 1 1 2 5 34
060 Power Plants 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 2 4 2 3 6 3 3 27
180 Motor Vehicles 3 3 7 2 0 2 0 2 0 2 1 1 0 3 26
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 1 3 2 0 3 1 4 2 1 2 2 21
172 Earth Working 1 0 1 0 2 3 3 1 1 1 2 0 0 2 17
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 2 1 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 1 13
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 1 1 13
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 10
477 Interrelated Power Delivery Controls, Including Engine Control 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 9
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 8
029 Metal Working 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 7
073 Measuring and Testing 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 7
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 6
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 5
340 Communications: Electrical 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5
417 Pumps 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5
508 Solid Anti-Friction Devices, Materials Therefor, Lubricant or Separant Compositions for Moving Solid Surfaces, and Miscellaneous Mineral Oil Compositions 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
137 Fluid Handling 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 4
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 4
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
181 Acoustics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 3
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 3
297 Chairs and Seats 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
418 Rotary Expansible Chamber Devices 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
452 Butchering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 3
454 Ventilation 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
016 Miscellaneous Hardware (e.g., Bushing, Carpet Fastener, Caster, Door Closer, Panel Hanger, Attachable or Adjunct Handle, Hinge, Window Sash Balance, Etc.) 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
056 Harvesters 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
062 Refrigeration 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
164 Metal Founding 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
184 Lubrication 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
250 Radiant Energy 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
256 Fences 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
305 Wheel Substitutes for Land Vehicles 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
384 Bearings 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
409 Gear Cutting, Milling, or Planing 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
451 Abrading 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 1 0 1
027 Undertaking 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
070 Locks 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
081 Tools 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
100 Presses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
111 Planting 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
112 Sewing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
144 Woodworking 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
188 Brakes 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
249 Static Molds 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
267 Spring Devices 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 0 0 0 1 1
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
464 Rotary Shafts, Gudgeons, Housings, and Flexible Couplings for Rotary Shafts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 23 33 42 32 32 32 31 24 21 31 25 29 30 46 431



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