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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

Pella, 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 2012 2013 Total
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 1 5 6 6 5 2 1 0 1 1 3 1 3 1 36
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 1 1 2 0 0 3 4 3 3 5 4 2 4 3 35
056 Harvesters 0 1 0 1 2 4 1 1 1 1 3 3 4 1 23
037 Excavating 1 0 1 0 4 1 1 0 2 2 1 2 1 1 17
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 6
100 Presses 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 6
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 6
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 5
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 4
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3
144 Woodworking 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 3
062 Refrigeration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
068 Textiles: Fluid Treating Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
081 Tools 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
016 Miscellaneous Hardware (e.g., Bushing, Carpet Fastener, Caster, Door Closer, Panel Hanger, Attachable or Adjunct Handle, Hinge, Window Sash Balance, Etc.) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
070 Locks 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
105 Railway Rolling Stock 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
184 Lubrication 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
238 Railways: Surface Track 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
396 Photography 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 0 1 0 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 0 0 0 1 1
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
482 Exercise Devices 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
718 Virtual Machine Task or Process Management or Task Management/Control (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 7 13 16 16 16 13 15 7 10 14 21 18 19 17 202



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