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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

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

( 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
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 4 5 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 1 3 0 20
030 Cutlery 2 4 7 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 17
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 7
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 6
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 6
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 5
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 4
139 Textiles: Weaving 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
206 Special Receptacle or Package 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
400 Typewriting Machines 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
414 Material or Article Handling 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
451 Abrading 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
002 Apparel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
053 Package Making 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
062 Refrigeration 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
083 Cutting 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
168 Farriery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
187 Elevator, Industrial Lift Truck, or Stationary Lift for Vehicle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 0 0 0 1 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 1
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
516 Colloid Systems and Wetting Agents, Subcombinations Thereof, Processes of Making, Stabilizing, Breaking, or Inhibiting 0 0 0 1 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 1 0 0 1
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 11 14 17 11 8 13 9 7 6 6 11 11 124


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