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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

Southern Pines-Pinehurst, 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 2012 2013 Total
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 0 1 2 0 6 4 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 19
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 2 1 2 9
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 8
188 Brakes 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 8
362 Illumination 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
016 Miscellaneous Hardware (e.g., Bushing, Carpet Fastener, Caster, Door Closer, Panel Hanger, Attachable or Adjunct Handle, Hinge, Window Sash Balance, Etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 4
066 Textiles: Knitting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 4
070 Locks 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 4
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
184 Lubrication 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
219 Electric Heating 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
384 Bearings 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
472 Amusement Devices 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
477 Interrelated Power Delivery Controls, Including Engine Control 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
002 Apparel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
028 Textiles: Manufacturing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
071 Chemistry: Fertilizers 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
105 Railway Rolling Stock 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
116 Signals and Indicators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
119 Animal Husbandry 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
148 Metal Treatment 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 0 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 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
427 Coating Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
606 Surgery (instruments) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 10 16 8 7 14 11 6 6 11 5 14 8 8 11 135



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