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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

Kendallville, IN

( 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
439 Electrical Connectors 2 4 2 2 6 4 4 3 0 1 1 2 31
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 2 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 11
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 6
062 Refrigeration 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
119 Animal Husbandry 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
169 Fire Extinguishers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
060 Power Plants 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
081 Tools 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
105 Railway Rolling Stock 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
111 Planting 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
114 Ships 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
152 Resilient Tires and Wheels 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
238 Railways: Surface Track 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
267 Spring Devices 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
289 Knots and Knot Tying 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
337 Electricity: Electrothermally or Thermally Actuated Switches 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
454 Ventilation 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 9 17 14 8 18 8 12 9 9 2 7 9 122


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