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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

Sterling, IL

( 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
030 Cutlery 2 0 0 2 1 2 2 0 1 1 1 1 13
337 Electricity: Electrothermally or Thermally Actuated Switches 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 4
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 3
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
056 Harvesters 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
338 Electrical Resistors 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
029 Metal Working 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
037 Excavating 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
081 Tools 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
116 Signals and Indicators 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
193 Conveyors, Chutes, Skids, Guides, and Ways 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
281 Books, Strips, and Leaves 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
336 Inductor Devices 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 4 9 6 11 6 9 11 4 5 4 8 5 82


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