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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

Shelby, 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
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 2 1 0 8
057 Textiles: Spinning, Twisting, and Twining 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
073 Measuring and Testing 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
137 Fluid Handling 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
002 Apparel 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
029 Metal Working 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
427 Coating Processes 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
451 Abrading 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
028 Textiles: Manufacturing 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
065 Glass Manufacturing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
140 Wireworking 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
181 Acoustics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
252 Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
336 Inductor Devices 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
362 Illumination 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
417 Pumps 0 0 0 0 1 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 1 0 0 0 0 1
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
454 Ventilation 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
477 Interrelated Power Delivery Controls, Including Engine Control 0 1 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
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 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 1
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 11 8 4 5 12 7 4 6 3 9 3 6 78


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