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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

Kalispell, MT

( 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
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 2 11 7 12 6 8 8 8 7 4 4 4 0 4 85
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 3 8 13 8 11 10 4 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 66
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 3 2 2 2 5 3 2 3 3 2 0 1 0 2 30
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 1 4 4 4 3 3 2 3 1 0 1 0 3 0 29
414 Material or Article Handling 1 0 4 4 6 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 20
118 Coating Apparatus 1 2 3 3 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 17
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 1 3 4 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 8
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 8
029 Metal Working 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6
280 Land Vehicles 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 5
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 4
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
002 Apparel 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
053 Package Making 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3
137 Fluid Handling 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 3
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
451 Abrading 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
084 Music 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
237 Heating Systems 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
249 Static Molds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
297 Chairs and Seats 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
432 Heating 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
037 Excavating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
114 Ships 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
125 Stone Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
132 Toilet 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
144 Woodworking 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
148 Metal Treatment 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
212 Traversing Hoists 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
219 Electric Heating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 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 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
450 Foundation Garments 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
454 Ventilation 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 21 43 49 41 45 36 36 30 26 13 12 16 20 25 413



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