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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

Merrill, 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
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 5
002 Apparel 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
083 Cutting 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
144 Woodworking 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
007 Compound Hand Tools 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
019 Textiles: Fiber Preparation 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
030 Cutlery 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
057 Textiles: Spinning, Twisting, and Twining 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
140 Wireworking 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
169 Fire Extinguishers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 3 2 3 3 2 3 6 2 2 3 3 4 36


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