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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

Beaver Dam, WI

( 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
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 7 11 14 40
056 Harvesters 2 3 2 4 4 4 2 3 3 2 1 1 31
180 Motor Vehicles 3 4 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 15
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 5 3 0 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 14
280 Land Vehicles 1 0 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 9
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 3 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 8
037 Excavating 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 7
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 4
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 4
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 4
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 4
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3
144 Woodworking 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 3
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
194 Check-Actuated Control Mechanisms 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
073 Measuring and Testing 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
084 Music 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
119 Animal Husbandry 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
250 Radiant Energy 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
267 Spring Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
271 Sheet Feeding or Delivering 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
453 Coin Handling 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
464 Rotary Shafts, Gudgeons, Housings, and Flexible Couplings for Rotary Shafts 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
414 Material or Article Handling 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
053 Package Making 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
076 Metal Tools and Implements, Making 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
100 Presses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
110 Furnaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
181 Acoustics 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
187 Elevator, Industrial Lift Truck, or Stationary Lift for Vehicle 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1
299 Mining or In Situ Disintegration of Hard Material 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
322 Electricity: Single Generator Systems 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
362 Illumination 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
432 Heating 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
451 Abrading 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
460 Crop Threshing or Separating 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
188 Brakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
220 Receptacles 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 1
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
454 Ventilation 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 24 22 20 24 15 23 21 15 16 20 27 36 261


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