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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

Lancaster, 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 2012 2013 Total
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 0 2 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 9
297 Chairs and Seats 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 6
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 1 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 6
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 2 5
056 Harvesters 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 4
188 Brakes 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
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 0 1 0 2
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 2
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
066 Textiles: Knitting 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
082 Turning (e.g., for metal working) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
101 Printing 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
122 Liquid Heaters and Vaporizers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
219 Electric Heating 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
221 Article Dispensing 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
232 Deposit and Collection Receptacles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
384 Bearings 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 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 0 1 1 0 1
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
002 Apparel 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
053 Package Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
139 Textiles: Weaving 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
148 Metal Treatment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
152 Resilient Tires and Wheels 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
252 Compositions 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
336 Inductor Devices 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
417 Pumps 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 0 0 1
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
451 Abrading 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 7 6 9 10 7 4 2 4 6 2 7 9 12 17 99



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