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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

Bedford, 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 Total
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 8
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 2 6
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 6
029 Metal Working 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 4
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 3
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
086 Ammunition and Explosive-Charge Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 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 0 1 0 0 1
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
433 Dentistry 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 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 0 1 1 3 5 7 3 3 2 4 10 14 53


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