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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

Winston-Salem, 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
439 Electrical Connectors 9 8 3 8 11 4 8 3 3 6 7 9 79
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 6 10 11 7 3 4 4 8 5 3 5 7 73
131 Tobacco 6 3 5 2 2 3 5 11 4 5 15 10 71
297 Chairs and Seats 2 0 3 0 11 1 8 4 3 6 2 3 43
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 1 5 3 2 3 3 2 4 3 6 7 3 42
606 Surgery (instruments) 2 2 1 3 2 0 1 1 0 2 2 8 24
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 1 1 0 1 1 3 1 2 1 2 6 3 22
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 1 0 2 1 2 1 1 3 3 1 5 20
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 4 3 0 2 5 1 0 0 1 2 18
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 5 3 4 17
066 Textiles: Knitting 2 3 2 2 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 1 15
280 Land Vehicles 0 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 2 0 1 2 15
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 1 4 2 2 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 14
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 1 4 2 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 14
206 Special Receptacle or Package 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 0 1 2 0 13
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 2 2 3 1 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 13
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 4 11
002 Apparel 1 0 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 10
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 1 2 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 2 1 1 9
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 3 2 9
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 2 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 9
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0 1 1 8
062 Refrigeration 1 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 1 8
417 Pumps 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 8
029 Metal Working 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 7
053 Package Making 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 7
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 7
385 Optical Waveguides 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 7
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 7
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 6
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 6
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 6
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 6
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 5
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5
070 Locks 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 5
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 5
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 5
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 5
330 Amplifiers 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 5
396 Photography 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 5
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 5
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 5
144 Woodworking 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 4
221 Article Dispensing 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 4
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 4
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
370 Multiplex Communications 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 4
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 4
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4
427 Coating Processes 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
434 Education and Demonstration 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 4
482 Exercise Devices 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 4
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3
055 Gas Separation 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
112 Sewing 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 3
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 3
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 3
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
340 Communications: Electrical 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 3
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
030 Cutlery 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
037 Excavating 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
051 Abrasive Tool Making Process, Material, or Composition 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
057 Textiles: Spinning, Twisting, and Twining 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
060 Power Plants 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
084 Music 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 0 0 2 0 0 2
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
181 Acoustics 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
213 Railway Draft Appliances 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
252 Compositions 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
267 Spring Devices 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
336 Inductor Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
362 Illumination 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
368 Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
440 Marine Propulsion 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
450 Foundation Garments 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
726 Information Security 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
026 Textiles: Cloth Finishing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
028 Textiles: Manufacturing 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
042 Firearms 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
059 Chain, Staple, and Horseshoe Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
065 Glass Manufacturing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
068 Textiles: Fluid Treating Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
081 Tools 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
082 Turning (e.g., for metal working) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
083 Cutting 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
100 Presses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
101 Printing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
109 Safes, Bank Protection, or a Related Device 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
116 Signals and Indicators 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
127 Sugar, Starch, and Carbohydrates 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
132 Toilet 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
157 Wheelwright Machines 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
164 Metal Founding 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
194 Check-Actuated Control Mechanisms 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
219 Electric Heating 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
223 Apparel Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
269 Work Holders 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
281 Books, Strips, and Leaves 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
322 Electricity: Single Generator Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
360 Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
383 Flexible Bags 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
398 Optical Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
400 Typewriting Machines 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
406 Conveyors: Fluid Current 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
433 Dentistry 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
451 Abrading 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 1
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 82 89 90 78 86 61 69 80 65 72 101 102 975


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