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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

Marion, IN

( 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
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 5
386 Motion Video Signal Processing for Recording or Reproducing 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 4
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
081 Tools 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
376 Induced Nuclear Reactions: Processes, Systems, and Elements 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
417 Pumps 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
053 Package Making 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
055 Gas Separation 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
084 Music 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
219 Electric Heating 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
340 Communications: Electrical 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
382 Image Analysis 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
414 Material or Article Handling 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
454 Ventilation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
455 Telecommunications 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
470 Threaded, Headed Fastener, or Washer Making: Process and Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 3 6 8 7 6 7 4 3 1 5 4 4 58


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