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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

Seneca, SC

( 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
279 Chucks or Sockets 2 2 3 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 14
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 1 3 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 10
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 8
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 1 0 1 1 8
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 8
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 6
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 5
219 Electric Heating 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 5
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 4
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
065 Glass Manufacturing 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
119 Animal Husbandry 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
137 Fluid Handling 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
169 Fire Extinguishers 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
454 Ventilation 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
030 Cutlery 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
070 Locks 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
091 Motors: Expansible Chamber Type 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
298 Land Vehicles: Dumping 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
370 Multiplex Communications 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
409 Gear Cutting, Milling, or Planing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
414 Material or Article Handling 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
427 Coating Processes 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
508 Solid Anti-Friction Devices, Materials Therefor, Lubricant or Separant Compositions for Moving Solid Surfaces, and Miscellaneous Mineral Oil Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 14 17 15 15 14 9 10 13 10 6 17 11 151


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