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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

Albertville, AL

( 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
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 6
206 Special Receptacle or Package 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
606 Surgery (instruments) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 3
084 Music 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
188 Brakes 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
297 Chairs and Seats 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
002 Apparel 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
027 Undertaking 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
060 Power Plants 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 0 1 0 0 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
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
164 Metal Founding 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
219 Electric Heating 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 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 0 1 0 0 0 1
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 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 0 0 0 1 1
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
280 Land Vehicles 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 9 10 3 7 7 5 4 6 4 5 3 6 67


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