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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

Auburn, IN

( 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 2012 2013 Total
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 7 2 4 6 3 3 2 1 1 1 2 2 0 1 35
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 2 1 2 0 1 10
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 2 0 0 0 7
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 2 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 3
292 Closure Fasteners 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
114 Ships 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
053 Package Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
148 Metal Treatment 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
164 Metal Founding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
188 Brakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
215 Bottles and Jars 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
337 Electricity: Electrothermally or Thermally Actuated Switches 0 0 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 1 0 0 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
427 Coating Processes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
464 Rotary Shafts, Gudgeons, Housings, and Flexible Couplings for Rotary Shafts 0 0 0 1 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 0 0 1 1
477 Interrelated Power Delivery Controls, Including Engine Control 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 13 9 14 14 12 5 6 9 4 11 11 5 8 5 126



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