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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

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 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 8
297 Chairs and Seats 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 6
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 1 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 6
056 Harvesters 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 4
188 Brakes 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
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
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 2
066 Textiles: Knitting 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
101 Printing 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
122 Liquid Heaters and Vaporizers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 1 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 1
221 Article Dispensing 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
232 Deposit and Collection Receptacles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
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
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
384 Bearings 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 1 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 1
002 Apparel 0 1 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 1
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
053 Package Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 0 0 1 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 1
139 Textiles: Weaving 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 1 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 1
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 1 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 1
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
252 Compositions 0 0 1 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 1
336 Inductor Devices 1 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 1
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
417 Pumps 0 0 1 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 1
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 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
451 Abrading 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 7 6 9 10 7 4 2 4 6 2 7 9 70


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