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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

Brainerd, MN

( 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
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 2 2 1 0 1 10
340 Communications: Electrical 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 3 10
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 2 9
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 1 2 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 7
053 Package Making 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 6
073 Measuring and Testing 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 4
137 Fluid Handling 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 4
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 4
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 3
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
348 Television 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
414 Material or Article Handling 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
305 Wheel Substitutes for Land Vehicles 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
002 Apparel 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
037 Excavating 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
056 Harvesters 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
070 Locks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
081 Tools 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
131 Tobacco 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
144 Woodworking 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
219 Electric Heating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
249 Static Molds 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
372 Coherent Light Generators 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
417 Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
449 Bee Culture (propagating, raising, caring for bees) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
451 Abrading 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
454 Ventilation 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 14 15 7 5 4 12 13 11 5 9 12 9 16 19 151



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