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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

Seaford, DE

( 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
119 Animal Husbandry 1 1 4 1 1 1 3 1 2 1 0 1 3 1 21
362 Illumination 0 1 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 9
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 8
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 5
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 5
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
340 Communications: Electrical 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 3
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 3
452 Butchering 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
055 Gas Separation 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
433 Dentistry 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
445 Electric Lamp or Space Discharge Component or Device Manufacturing 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
002 Apparel 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
028 Textiles: Manufacturing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
062 Refrigeration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
100 Presses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
215 Bottles and Jars 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
219 Electric Heating 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
225 Severing by Tearing or Breaking 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
292 Closure Fasteners 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 1 0 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 0 0 1 1
348 Television 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
376 Induced Nuclear Reactions: Processes, Systems, and Elements 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
396 Photography 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
432 Heating 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
451 Abrading 1 0 0 0 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
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 12 13 15 10 7 4 13 4 10 9 13 12 7 11 140



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