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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

Fergus Falls, 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
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 2 0 0 6
119 Animal Husbandry 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3
360 Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
005 Beds 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
172 Earth Working 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 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
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
269 Work Holders 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
299 Mining or In Situ Disintegration of Hard Material 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 4 2 5 6 6 6 4 3 2 3 6 6 53


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