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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

Menomonie, WI

( 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
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 1 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 7
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 4
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
005 Beds 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
014 Bridges 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
065 Glass Manufacturing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
269 Work Holders 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
289 Knots and Knot Tying 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
606 Surgery (instruments) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
219 Electric Heating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 5 4 9 5 7 3 4 1 1 2 5 4 49


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