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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

Norfolk, NE

( 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
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 5
172 Earth Working 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 5
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 3
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
081 Tools 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
338 Electrical Resistors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
042 Firearms 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
144 Woodworking 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
336 Inductor Devices 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
406 Conveyors: Fluid Current 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 1 3 2 5 1 4 5 4 3 4 5 2 39


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