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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

Columbus, NE

( 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
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 8
338 Electrical Resistors 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 2 8
029 Metal Working 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 5
452 Butchering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 4
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3
072 Metal Deforming 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
219 Electric Heating 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
336 Inductor Devices 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
464 Rotary Shafts, Gudgeons, Housings, and Flexible Couplings for Rotary Shafts 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
002 Apparel 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
172 Earth Working 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
221 Article Dispensing 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
269 Work Holders 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 4 7 5 1 6 7 0 5 2 1 5 4 10 10 67



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