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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

Mount Airy, NC

( 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
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 1 7
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 5
439 Electrical Connectors 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 0 5
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 4
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
181 Acoustics 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
042 Firearms 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
433 Dentistry 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
028 Textiles: Manufacturing 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
057 Textiles: Spinning, Twisting, and Twining 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
431 Combustion 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 6 5 1 4 3 9 4 2 5 4 6 10 8 6 73



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