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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

Wilmington, NC

( 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
376 Induced Nuclear Reactions: Processes, Systems, and Elements 3 7 2 4 3 1 0 0 2 10 5 6 43
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 1 11 3 7 2 2 1 2 3 2 4 3 41
385 Optical Waveguides 1 4 4 2 1 1 3 4 1 0 4 2 27
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 1 4 2 5 2 0 3 2 0 0 2 2 23
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 5 5 4 2 2 20
606 Surgery (instruments) 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 4 3 16
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 4 2 2 13
065 Glass Manufacturing 1 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 10
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 2 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 10
280 Land Vehicles 0 1 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 9
340 Communications: Electrical 0 1 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 1 2 9
073 Measuring and Testing 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 7
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 2 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 7
250 Radiant Energy 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 7
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 7
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 7
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 6
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 6
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 1 6
454 Ventilation 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 6
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 6
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 5
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 5
362 Illumination 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 5
368 Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 5
116 Signals and Indicators 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 4
297 Chairs and Seats 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
062 Refrigeration 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
193 Conveyors, Chutes, Skids, Guides, and Ways 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
224 Package and Article Carriers 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 3
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
273 Amusement Devices: Games 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
726 Information Security 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3
002 Apparel 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
005 Beds 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
014 Bridges 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
066 Textiles: Knitting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
110 Furnaces 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
440 Marine Propulsion 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
470 Threaded, Headed Fastener, or Washer Making: Process and Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
007 Compound Hand Tools 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
038 Textiles: Ironing or Smoothing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
048 Gas: Heating and Illuminating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
053 Package Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
063 Jewelry 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
070 Locks 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
081 Tools 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
082 Turning (e.g., for metal working) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
089 Ordnance 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 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 1 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
132 Toilet 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
139 Textiles: Weaving 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
148 Metal Treatment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
169 Fire Extinguishers 0 0 1 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 1
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
181 Acoustics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
184 Lubrication 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
215 Bottles and Jars 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
219 Electric Heating 1 0 0 0 0 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 0 1 0 0 1
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
330 Amplifiers 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
348 Television 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
427 Coating Processes 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
434 Education and Demonstration 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
451 Abrading 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
508 Solid Anti-Friction Devices, Materials Therefor, Lubricant or Separant Compositions for Moving Solid Surfaces, and Miscellaneous Mineral Oil Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
516 Colloid Systems and Wetting Agents, Subcombinations Thereof, Processes of Making, Stabilizing, Breaking, or Inhibiting 1 0 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 0 0 0 0 1 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 1 0 0 1
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 33 56 44 46 44 23 33 41 32 52 38 49 491


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