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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

Grants Pass, OR

( 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
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 3 0 3 0 1 12
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4
073 Measuring and Testing 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 3
005 Beds 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
280 Land Vehicles 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
362 Illumination 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
403 Joints and Connections 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
054 Harness for Working Animal 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
137 Fluid Handling 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
249 Static Molds 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
385 Optical Waveguides 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
454 Ventilation 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
464 Rotary Shafts, Gudgeons, Housings, and Flexible Couplings for Rotary Shafts 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 6 12 4 8 2 6 3 7 7 8 12 8 83


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