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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

Statesville-Mooresville, 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
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 3 3 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 14
385 Optical Waveguides 0 1 1 3 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 12
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 1 1 1 1 11
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 1 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 11
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 10
005 Beds 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 6
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 6
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 6
002 Apparel 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 5
028 Textiles: Manufacturing 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5
144 Woodworking 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 5
211 Supports: Racks 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 4
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4
269 Work Holders 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 4
417 Pumps 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
427 Coating Processes 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 4
454 Ventilation 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
083 Cutting 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
180 Motor Vehicles 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
418 Rotary Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
062 Refrigeration 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
187 Elevator, Industrial Lift Truck, or Stationary Lift for Vehicle 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
232 Deposit and Collection Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
249 Static Molds 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
384 Bearings 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
431 Combustion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
053 Package Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
066 Textiles: Knitting 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
087 Textiles: Braiding, Netting, and Lace Making 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
104 Railways 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
110 Furnaces 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
152 Resilient Tires and Wheels 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
181 Acoustics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
188 Brakes 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
215 Bottles and Jars 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
220 Receptacles 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
237 Heating Systems 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
362 Illumination 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 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 1
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
433 Dentistry 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
450 Foundation Garments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
451 Abrading 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
464 Rotary Shafts, Gudgeons, Housings, and Flexible Couplings for Rotary Shafts 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
503 Record Receiver Having Plural Interactive Leaves or a Colorless Color Former, Method of Use, or Developer Therefor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 1 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
712 Processing Architectures and Instruction Processing, e.g., Processors (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 22 27 24 27 20 20 17 18 15 16 30 27 263


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