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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

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 Total
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 1 0 2 3 1 1 0 1 0 3 1 13
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 6
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 4
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
029 Metal Working 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
073 Measuring and Testing 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
220 Receptacles 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
246 Railway Switches and Signals 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
252 Compositions 0 1 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 1
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 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 1
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 1 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 1
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 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 1
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
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 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 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 5 6 6 6 14 4 2 3 2 3 7 10 68


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