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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

Brookings, SD

( 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
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 1 0 2 3 1 1 0 1 0 3 1 2 0 15
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 3 4 13
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 7
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 2 7
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 6
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
073 Measuring and Testing 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3
246 Railway Switches and Signals 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3
029 Metal Working 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
002 Apparel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
070 Locks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
220 Receptacles 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
252 Compositions 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
445 Electric Lamp or Space Discharge Component or Device Manufacturing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 5 6 6 6 14 4 2 3 2 3 7 10 20 22 110



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