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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

Sanford, 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
399 Electrophotography 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 4 2 4 2 5 23
180 Motor Vehicles 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
414 Material or Article Handling 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
060 Power Plants 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 4
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
340 Communications: Electrical 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
029 Metal Working 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
172 Earth Working 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
005 Beds 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
053 Package Making 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
070 Locks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
073 Measuring and Testing 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
082 Turning (e.g., for metal working) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
110 Furnaces 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
114 Ships 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
220 Receptacles 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
223 Apparel Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
299 Mining or In Situ Disintegration of Hard Material 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
386 Motion Video Signal Processing for Recording or Reproducing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
454 Ventilation 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
726 Information Security 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 10 7 4 10 2 9 6 8 4 9 11 10 90


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