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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

Meridian, MS

( 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
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 5 2 0 1 1 0 0 14
084 Music 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 6
330 Amplifiers 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
002 Apparel 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
402 Binder Device Releasably Engaging Aperture or Notch of Sheet 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
119 Animal Husbandry 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
132 Toilet 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
181 Acoustics 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
220 Receptacles 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
280 Land Vehicles 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
337 Electricity: Electrothermally or Thermally Actuated Switches 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 5 6 5 5 2 4 3 6 4 3 4 3 3 3 56



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