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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

Newton, IA

( 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
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 1 2 2 10 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 20
068 Textiles: Fluid Treating Apparatus 2 3 2 2 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 15
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 2 1 1 1 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 12
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
056 Harvesters 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
219 Electric Heating 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
292 Closure Fasteners 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
053 Package Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
062 Refrigeration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
073 Measuring and Testing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
100 Presses 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
194 Check-Actuated Control Mechanisms 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
221 Article Dispensing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
226 Advancing Material of Indeterminate Length 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
232 Deposit and Collection Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 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 0 1 1
280 Land Vehicles 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
460 Crop Threshing or Separating 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 13 10 14 17 12 7 8 4 7 6 5 3 106


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