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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

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 2012 2013 Total
439 Electrical Connectors 22 25 44 36 17 14 21 19 29 24 28 20 33 12 344
062 Refrigeration 3 4 3 3 3 2 2 3 7 4 8 6 5 9 62
215 Bottles and Jars 0 1 6 2 2 3 7 3 5 4 8 4 4 6 55
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 3 1 1 1 2 5 2 2 3 6 2 4 1 1 34
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 5 1 1 1 2 1 3 1 5 3 5 4 32
433 Dentistry 2 3 5 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 21
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 0 4 0 4 9 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 20
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 2 0 0 2 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 7 20
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 7 3 3 2 18
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 1 0 1 0 1 0 4 3 3 0 2 0 1 0 16
029 Metal Working 4 2 1 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 15
083 Cutting 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 3 4 1 0 15
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 1 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 2 2 2 0 15
053 Package Making 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 2 3 2 2 14
081 Tools 0 0 2 0 1 1 3 3 0 0 0 3 0 1 14
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 3 2 13
165 Heat Exchange 1 0 2 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 12
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 3 2 0 12
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 2 2 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 12
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 2 11
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 11
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 10
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 9
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 9
362 Illumination 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 1 0 2 0 1 0 9
451 Abrading 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 2 9
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 0 9
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 3 8
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 8
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 8
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 2 0 8
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 8
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 2 1 8
002 Apparel 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 7
105 Railway Rolling Stock 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 7
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 1 1 7
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 7
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 7
340 Communications: Electrical 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 7
417 Pumps 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 7
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 6
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 6
279 Chucks or Sockets 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 6
060 Power Plants 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 5
101 Printing 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 5
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 5
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 5
414 Material or Article Handling 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 5
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 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 0 0 5
016 Miscellaneous Hardware (e.g., Bushing, Carpet Fastener, Caster, Door Closer, Panel Hanger, Attachable or Adjunct Handle, Hinge, Window Sash Balance, Etc.) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4
027 Undertaking 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
125 Stone Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 4
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
427 Coating Processes 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
434 Education and Demonstration 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
482 Exercise Devices 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 3
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
211 Supports: Racks 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 3
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 0 1 3
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 3
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3
330 Amplifiers 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 2 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 3
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3
501 Compositions: Ceramic 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 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 0 0 3
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
071 Chemistry: Fertilizers 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
137 Fluid Handling 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 2
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
256 Fences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 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 0 0 2
271 Sheet Feeding or Delivering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 2 0 0 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 0 0 2
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 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 0 0 2
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
464 Rotary Shafts, Gudgeons, Housings, and Flexible Couplings for Rotary Shafts 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 0 0 2
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
014 Bridges 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
047 Plant Husbandry 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
056 Harvesters 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
070 Locks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
082 Turning (e.g., for metal working) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
084 Music 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
091 Motors: Expansible Chamber Type 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
100 Presses 0 0 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 0 0 1
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
132 Toilet 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
140 Wireworking 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
187 Elevator, Industrial Lift Truck, or Stationary Lift for Vehicle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
188 Brakes 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
213 Railway Draft Appliances 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
219 Electric Heating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
237 Heating Systems 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
252 Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
283 Printed Matter 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
348 Television 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
368 Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
396 Photography 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
420 Alloys or Metallic Compositions 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
472 Amusement Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 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 0 0 1
494 Imperforate Bowl: Centrifugal Separators 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 1 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 83 81 107 93 72 66 88 68 92 67 113 112 97 90 1229



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