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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

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 Total
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 1 5 6 6 5 2 1 0 1 1 3 1 32
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 1 1 2 0 0 3 4 3 3 5 4 2 28
056 Harvesters 0 1 0 1 2 4 1 1 1 1 3 3 18
037 Excavating 1 0 1 0 4 1 1 0 2 2 1 2 15
100 Presses 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 6
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 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 4
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 4
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 3
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3
062 Refrigeration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
068 Textiles: Fluid Treating Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
081 Tools 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
144 Woodworking 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
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 0 0 1 0 1
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 0 1 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 1
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
070 Locks 0 1 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 1
105 Railway Rolling Stock 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
184 Lubrication 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 1 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 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
238 Railways: Surface Track 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 1 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 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 1
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 0 1 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 0 1 1
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 1 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 1
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 1
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 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 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 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 7 13 16 16 16 13 15 7 10 14 21 18 166


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