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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

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 2012 2013 Total
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 2 2 14
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 3 3 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 14
385 Optical Waveguides 0 1 1 3 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 13
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 11
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 1 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 11
002 Apparel 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 7
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 1 0 7
005 Beds 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
144 Woodworking 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 6
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 6
028 Textiles: Manufacturing 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
211 Supports: Racks 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 5
417 Pumps 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
269 Work Holders 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 4
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 4
427 Coating Processes 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4
454 Ventilation 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 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 0 0 3
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
062 Refrigeration 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 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 0 0 3
083 Cutting 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
180 Motor Vehicles 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 3
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3
418 Rotary Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 2 0 0 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 0 0 2
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
152 Resilient Tires and Wheels 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
187 Elevator, Industrial Lift Truck, or Stationary Lift for Vehicle 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 2
249 Static Molds 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 2
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
384 Bearings 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
398 Optical Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
431 Combustion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
053 Package Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
066 Textiles: Knitting 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
087 Textiles: Braiding, Netting, and Lace Making 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
104 Railways 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
110 Furnaces 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
116 Signals and Indicators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
181 Acoustics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
188 Brakes 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
220 Receptacles 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
237 Heating Systems 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
362 Illumination 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
400 Typewriting Machines 0 0 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 0 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 0 0 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 0 0 1
450 Foundation Garments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
451 Abrading 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
464 Rotary Shafts, Gudgeons, Housings, and Flexible Couplings for Rotary Shafts 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 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 0 0 1
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 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 1 0 0 0 0 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
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 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 22 27 24 27 20 20 17 18 15 16 30 27 22 21 306



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