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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

Plymouth, IN

( 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
219 Electric Heating 4 6 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 15
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 11
606 Surgery (instruments) 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 1 2 11
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 5
056 Harvesters 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
091 Motors: Expansible Chamber Type 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
169 Fire Extinguishers 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
188 Brakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
237 Heating Systems 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
340 Communications: Electrical 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
362 Illumination 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
418 Rotary Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 15 16 8 6 3 9 5 6 7 4 3 6 88


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