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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

Marshalltown, IA

( 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
137 Fluid Handling 4 4 2 3 5 2 6 1 2 2 6 3 40
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 0 0 3 9 4 3 1 1 4 8 33
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 4 2 2 1 2 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 17
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 1 2 13
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 2 0 0 9
073 Measuring and Testing 3 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 8
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 6
340 Communications: Electrical 1 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 6
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 5
114 Ships 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
091 Motors: Expansible Chamber Type 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
181 Acoustics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
280 Land Vehicles 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
353 Optics: Image Projectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 0 0 1 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 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
417 Pumps 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
452 Butchering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
454 Ventilation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
726 Information Security 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 23 10 8 7 17 22 21 10 11 12 17 21 179


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