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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

York-Hanover, PA

( 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 22 25 44 36 17 14 21 19 29 24 28 20 299
062 Refrigeration 3 4 3 3 3 2 2 3 7 4 8 6 48
215 Bottles and Jars 0 1 6 2 2 3 7 3 5 4 8 4 45
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 3 1 1 1 2 5 2 2 3 6 2 4 32
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 5 1 1 1 2 1 3 1 5 3 23
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 0 4 0 4 9 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 20
433 Dentistry 2 3 5 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 2 20
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 1 0 1 0 1 0 4 3 3 0 2 0 15
083 Cutting 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 3 4 14
029 Metal Working 4 2 1 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 13
081 Tools 0 0 2 0 1 1 3 3 0 0 0 3 13
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 7 3 13
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 1 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 2 2 13
165 Heat Exchange 1 0 2 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 11
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 2 2 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 11
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 2 0 0 2 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 11
053 Package Making 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 2 3 10
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 3 10
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 2 9
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 9
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 3 0 1 1 9
362 Illumination 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 1 0 2 0 8
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 8
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 8
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 7
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 7
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 7
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 7
340 Communications: Electrical 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 7
417 Pumps 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 7
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7
002 Apparel 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 6
105 Railway Rolling Stock 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 6
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 6
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6
279 Chucks or Sockets 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 6
060 Power Plants 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
101 Printing 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 5
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 5
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 5
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 5
414 Material or Article Handling 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 5
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 5
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 5
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 5
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 4
027 Undertaking 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 4
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 4
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4
427 Coating Processes 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
434 Education and Demonstration 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
482 Exercise Devices 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
125 Stone Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
211 Supports: Racks 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
330 Amplifiers 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
451 Abrading 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
501 Compositions: Ceramic 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
137 Fluid Handling 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
256 Fences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
445 Electric Lamp or Space Discharge Component or Device Manufacturing 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
464 Rotary Shafts, Gudgeons, Housings, and Flexible Couplings for Rotary Shafts 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
014 Bridges 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
026 Textiles: Cloth Finishing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
047 Plant Husbandry 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
056 Harvesters 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
070 Locks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
071 Chemistry: Fertilizers 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
084 Music 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
091 Motors: Expansible Chamber Type 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
132 Toilet 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
140 Wireworking 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
187 Elevator, Industrial Lift Truck, or Stationary Lift for Vehicle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
188 Brakes 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
213 Railway Draft Appliances 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
219 Electric Heating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
237 Heating Systems 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
271 Sheet Feeding or Delivering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
283 Printed Matter 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
348 Television 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
368 Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
377 Electrical Pulse Counters, Pulse Dividers, or Shift Registers: Circuits and Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
396 Photography 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 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
420 Alloys or Metallic Compositions 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
472 Amusement Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
494 Imperforate Bowl: Centrifugal Separators 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 1 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 83 81 107 93 72 66 88 68 92 67 113 112 1042


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