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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

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 Total
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 2 2 1 9
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 1 2 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 8
340 Communications: Electrical 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 7
073 Measuring and Testing 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
053 Package Making 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4
137 Fluid Handling 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 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 4
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 3
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
348 Television 1 1 1 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 3
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
414 Material or Article Handling 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
305 Wheel Substitutes for Land Vehicles 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 0 1 0 1 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 2
002 Apparel 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
037 Excavating 1 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 1
056 Harvesters 1 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 1
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
081 Tools 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
131 Tobacco 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
144 Woodworking 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 1 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 1
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 1 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 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
249 Static Molds 0 1 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 1
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
372 Coherent Light Generators 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 1
454 Ventilation 1 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 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 1
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 14 15 7 5 4 12 13 11 5 9 12 9 116


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