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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

Salisbury, NC

( 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
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 5
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 4
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
220 Receptacles 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
280 Land Vehicles 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
492 Roll or Roller 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 0 0 0 0 1 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
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
083 Cutting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
337 Electricity: Electrothermally or Thermally Actuated Switches 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
427 Coating Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 4 2 5 7 8 5 9 3 4 4 5 5 61


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