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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

Big Rapids, 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
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
101 Printing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
126 Stoves and Furnaces 1 0 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 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
164 Metal Founding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
221 Article Dispensing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
231 Whips and Whip Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
452 Butchering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 2 0 7 1 1 1 4 1 1 1 4 2 25


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