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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

Faribault-Northfield, MN

( 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
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 1 0 0 1 6 0 2 0 4 3 5 1 23
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 1 2 3 1 2 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 14
482 Exercise Devices 2 3 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 1 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 6
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 5
220 Receptacles 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 5
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 5
360 Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 5
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 4
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 4
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
056 Harvesters 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
172 Earth Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
083 Cutting 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
219 Electric Heating 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
223 Apparel Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
249 Static Molds 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
348 Television 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
396 Photography 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
427 Coating Processes 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 18 13 15 11 23 11 19 14 15 13 16 11 179


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