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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

Decatur, IN

( 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
073 Measuring and Testing 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
338 Electrical Resistors 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
083 Cutting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 3
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
066 Textiles: Knitting 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
072 Metal Deforming 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
110 Furnaces 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
336 Inductor Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 7 3 2 6 7 1 6 3 0 2 2 2 41


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