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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

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 Total
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 54 56 44 40 42 18 10 12 11 7 23 29 346
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 21 17 21 12 12 6 6 4 6 7 8 8 128
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 9 7 9 11 13 5 9 2 1 5 7 6 84
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 3 6 7 4 4 2 2 2 3 0 4 3 40
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 6 7 4 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 5 35
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 3 7 2 1 6 2 0 1 2 1 3 2 30
427 Coating Processes 3 4 2 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 2 3 20
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 1 2 0 1 3 2 1 2 0 3 0 1 16
383 Flexible Bags 0 2 1 2 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 3 14
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 2 3 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 3 0 13
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 4 1 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 13
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 5 2 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 12
073 Measuring and Testing 1 0 1 0 1 1 2 1 1 1 0 2 11
252 Compositions 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 1 2 11
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 3 2 1 10
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 10
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 3 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 2 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 9
220 Receptacles 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 8
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 1 1 0 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 8
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 8
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 7
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 3 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 7
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 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 7
482 Exercise Devices 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 7
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 7
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 3 6
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 6
507 Earth Boring, Well Treating, and Oil Field Chemistry 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 6
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 5
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5
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 5
029 Metal Working 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 4
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4
184 Lubrication 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 4
305 Wheel Substitutes for Land Vehicles 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 4
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
451 Abrading 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 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 4
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 3
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
419 Powder Metallurgy Processes 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 2
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
053 Package Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
100 Presses 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 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 2
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 1 0 1 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 2
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
256 Fences 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
417 Pumps 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 2
501 Compositions: Ceramic 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
002 Apparel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 0 1 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 1
056 Harvesters 1 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 1
068 Textiles: Fluid Treating Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
082 Turning (e.g., for metal working) 0 0 0 1 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 1
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 1 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 1
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
164 Metal Founding 0 1 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 1
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 1 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 1
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
221 Article Dispensing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
232 Deposit and Collection Receptacles 0 0 0 0 1 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 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
382 Image Analysis 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 1
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 1 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 1
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 0 1 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 1
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 1 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 1
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 1 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 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 148 149 121 110 120 60 51 42 43 43 83 97 1067


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