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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

Charleston-Mattoon, 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
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 3 2 1 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
037 Excavating 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
056 Harvesters 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
152 Resilient Tires and Wheels 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
270 Sheet-Material Associating 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
293 Vehicle Fenders 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
305 Wheel Substitutes for Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 8 5 11 6 13 1 7 2 2 1 1 1 58


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