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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

Cullman, AL

( 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
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 1 3 1 0 10
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 6
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 4
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3
433 Dentistry 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
439 Electrical Connectors 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 3
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
002 Apparel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
119 Animal Husbandry 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
221 Article Dispensing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
269 Work Holders 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
336 Inductor Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
719 Interprogram Communication or Interprocess Communication (Ipc) (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 3 3 3 2 6 6 11 4 9 5 5 4 61


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