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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

Laurinburg, NC

( 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
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 4 1 6 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 15
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
219 Electric Heating 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
439 Electrical Connectors 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
477 Interrelated Power Delivery Controls, Including Engine Control 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
105 Railway Rolling Stock 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
384 Bearings 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
452 Butchering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 5 10 14 3 3 6 3 1 1 0 1 2 49


PTMT Contacts

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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Electronic Information Products Division - PTMT
P.O Box 1450
Alexandria VA 22313-1450

tel: (571) 272-5600
fax: (571) 273-0110
email: oeip@uspto.gov

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