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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

Lincoln, IL

( 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
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 1 0 3 0 1 1 1 6 1 1 0 1 16
439 Electrical Connectors 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 1 1 1 0 10
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 1 8
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 4 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 6
083 Cutting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 4
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
033 Geometrical Instruments 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 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 1
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 10 1 6 3 4 5 4 11 9 8 3 2 66


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