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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

Hilton Head Island-Beaufort, SC

( 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
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 0 2 2 1 0 2 5 1 5 3 0 21
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 4 0 4 1 2 14
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 8
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 7
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
117 Single-Crystal, Oriented-Crystal, and Epitaxy Growth Processes; Non-Coating Apparatus Therefor 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 5
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 4
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 3
252 Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
369 Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 3
372 Coherent Light Generators 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
053 Package Making 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
114 Ships 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
137 Fluid Handling 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
280 Land Vehicles 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
362 Illumination 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
501 Compositions: Ceramic 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
055 Gas Separation 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
056 Harvesters 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
101 Printing 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
116 Signals and Indicators 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
281 Books, Strips, and Leaves 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (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 1 0 1
716 Computer-Aided Design and Analysis of Circuits and Semiconductor Masks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 20 13 15 11 15 13 18 16 12 22 18 13 186


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