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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

Bluefield, WV-VA

( 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
299 Mining or In Situ Disintegration of Hard Material 2 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 8
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 7
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 4
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
188 Brakes 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 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 0 0 1
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 6 1 4 4 3 6 3 2 2 2 3 6 2 3 47



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