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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

Allegan, 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
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 2 6 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 1 1 0 7 2 16
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 2 4 1 0 12
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 4 0 0 0 12
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 9
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 8
336 Inductor Devices 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 1 0 1 8
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 8
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 1 2 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 7
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 5
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 5
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 5
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 5
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
414 Material or Article Handling 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4
451 Abrading 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
100 Presses 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 3
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
472 Amusement Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
477 Interrelated Power Delivery Controls, Including Engine Control 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
037 Excavating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
181 Acoustics 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
188 Brakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
219 Electric Heating 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
267 Spring Devices 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
002 Apparel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
062 Refrigeration 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
169 Fire Extinguishers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
409 Gear Cutting, Milling, or Planing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
417 Pumps 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
445 Electric Lamp or Space Discharge Component or Device Manufacturing 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 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 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 16 23 16 24 19 20 21 21 22 19 19 25 245


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