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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

Adrian, MI

( Micropolitan 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
417 Pumps 2 6 4 3 1 1 6 6 2 1 1 0 33
062 Refrigeration 0 1 0 3 4 4 4 3 1 4 4 0 28
418 Rotary Expansible Chamber Devices 4 2 0 1 4 2 4 2 2 1 0 2 24
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 1 2 5 0 0 2 1 2 1 1 15
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 2 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 3 13
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 1 1 3 0 10
029 Metal Working 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 9
215 Bottles and Jars 1 0 0 2 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 9
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 5 9
073 Measuring and Testing 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0 8
482 Exercise Devices 1 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 8
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 6
439 Electrical Connectors 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 6
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 5
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 5
049 Movable or Removable Closures 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 4
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4
280 Land Vehicles 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 4
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
083 Cutting 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
114 Ships 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3
144 Woodworking 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 3
219 Electric Heating 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
137 Fluid Handling 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
184 Lubrication 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
206 Special Receptacle or Package 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
340 Communications: Electrical 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
427 Coating Processes 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
508 Solid Anti-Friction Devices, Materials Therefor, Lubricant or Separant Compositions for Moving Solid Surfaces, and Miscellaneous Mineral Oil Compositions 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
042 Firearms 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
051 Abrasive Tool Making Process, Material, or Composition 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
070 Locks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
081 Tools 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
172 Earth Working 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
188 Brakes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
193 Conveyors, Chutes, Skids, Guides, and Ways 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
336 Inductor Devices 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
372 Coherent Light Generators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 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 1
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 34 28 23 27 30 15 35 32 18 17 29 24 312


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