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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 - 2013 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

Hutchinson, 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 2012 2013 Total
360 Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval 4 3 2 3 0 1 2 3 5 4 6 2 3 1 39
029 Metal Working 2 0 0 3 1 0 2 1 2 2 1 1 0 1 16
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 13
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 0 0 1 1 10
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 5
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 5
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
126 Stoves and Furnaces 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
355 Photocopying 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
431 Combustion 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
056 Harvesters 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
072 Metal Deforming 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
144 Woodworking 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
219 Electric Heating 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
418 Rotary Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
439 Electrical Connectors 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
470 Threaded, Headed Fastener, or Washer Making: Process and Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 11 7 9 9 8 8 10 16 11 11 10 8 7 5 130



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