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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

Dixon, 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
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
037 Excavating 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
056 Harvesters 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
060 Power Plants 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
122 Liquid Heaters and Vaporizers 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
132 Toilet 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
270 Sheet-Material Associating 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
281 Books, Strips, and Leaves 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 3 1 4 10 2 4 0 0 1 1 0 2 28


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