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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

Midland, MI

( 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
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 54 56 44 40 42 18 10 12 11 7 23 29 39 40 425
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 21 17 21 12 12 6 6 4 6 7 8 8 12 16 156
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 9 7 9 11 13 5 9 2 1 5 7 6 13 12 109
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 3 6 7 4 4 2 2 2 3 0 4 3 2 3 45
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 6 7 4 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 5 4 3 42
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 3 7 2 1 6 2 0 1 2 1 3 2 1 5 36
427 Coating Processes 3 4 2 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 2 3 4 4 28
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 2 3 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 3 0 8 3 24
383 Flexible Bags 0 2 1 2 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 3 4 4 22
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 4 1 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 2 3 18
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 1 2 0 1 3 2 1 2 0 3 0 1 0 2 18
252 Compositions 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 1 2 2 3 16
073 Measuring and Testing 1 0 1 0 1 1 2 1 1 1 0 2 1 1 13
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 3 2 1 2 1 13
507 Earth Boring, Well Treating, and Oil Field Chemistry 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 2 5 13
220 Receptacles 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 4 0 12
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 5 2 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
516 Colloid Systems and Wetting Agents, Subcombinations Thereof, Processes of Making, Stabilizing, Breaking, or Inhibiting 2 1 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 12
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 3 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 11
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 3 2 11
482 Exercise Devices 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 3 1 11
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 10
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 1 1 0 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 10
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 3 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 2 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 1 8
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 8
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 1 7
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 7
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 7
029 Metal Working 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 6
508 Solid Anti-Friction Devices, Materials Therefor, Lubricant or Separant Compositions for Moving Solid Surfaces, and Miscellaneous Mineral Oil Compositions 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 6
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 5
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 4
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
184 Lubrication 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 4
305 Wheel Substitutes for Land Vehicles 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 4
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 4
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
451 Abrading 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
117 Single-Crystal, Oriented-Crystal, and Epitaxy Growth Processes; Non-Coating Apparatus Therefor 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3
203 Distillation: Processes, Separatory 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
417 Pumps 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
419 Powder Metallurgy Processes 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
053 Package Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
100 Presses 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
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 0 2 0 0 2
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
256 Fences 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
501 Compositions: Ceramic 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
002 Apparel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
051 Abrasive Tool Making Process, Material, or Composition 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
056 Harvesters 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
062 Refrigeration 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
068 Textiles: Fluid Treating Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
082 Turning (e.g., for metal working) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
164 Metal Founding 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
208 Mineral Oils: Processes and Products 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
221 Article Dispensing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
232 Deposit and Collection Receptacles 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
349 Liquid Crystal Cells, Elements and Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
368 Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
407 Cutters, for Shaping 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
418 Rotary Expansible Chamber Devices 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1 0 0 1
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
476 Friction Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
506 Combinatorial Chemistry Technology: Method, Library, Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 148 149 121 110 120 60 51 42 43 43 83 97 137 139 1343



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