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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

McPherson, KS

( 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
056 Harvesters 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 8
072 Metal Deforming 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 7
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 6
111 Planting 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 5
256 Fences 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5
225 Severing by Tearing or Breaking 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 4
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3
083 Cutting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
105 Railway Rolling Stock 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
172 Earth Working 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
460 Crop Threshing or Separating 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 2 4 3 11 7 4 5 2 7 2 5 8 5 6 71



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