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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

Burlington, IA-IL

( 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
060 Power Plants 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
172 Earth Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 5
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 5
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
414 Material or Article Handling 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 3
037 Excavating 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
220 Receptacles 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
249 Static Molds 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
062 Refrigeration 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
091 Motors: Expansible Chamber Type 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
188 Brakes 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
232 Deposit and Collection Receptacles 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
362 Illumination 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
477 Interrelated Power Delivery Controls, Including Engine Control 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 5 12 4 10 5 5 4 1 5 1 7 2 61


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