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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

Lincolnton, 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 2012 2013 Total
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 3 3 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 12
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 2 7
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 6
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 4
057 Textiles: Spinning, Twisting, and Twining 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
066 Textiles: Knitting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 3
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 3
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
068 Textiles: Fluid Treating Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
065 Glass Manufacturing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
081 Tools 0 1 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
083 Cutting 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
084 Music 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
180 Motor Vehicles 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
223 Apparel Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
376 Induced Nuclear Reactions: Processes, Systems, and Elements 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
379 Telephonic Communications 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
402 Binder Device Releasably Engaging Aperture or Notch of Sheet 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
417 Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
427 Coating Processes 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
454 Ventilation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
470 Threaded, Headed Fastener, or Washer Making: Process and Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 0 0 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 0 1 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 7 12 8 4 9 6 1 10 7 9 4 11 7 12 107



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