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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

Sturgis, MI

( 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
280 Land Vehicles 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 4
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 4
042 Firearms 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
060 Power Plants 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
431 Combustion 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
029 Metal Working 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
030 Cutlery 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
122 Liquid Heaters and Vaporizers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
152 Resilient Tires and Wheels 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
226 Advancing Material of Indeterminate Length 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
384 Bearings 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
417 Pumps 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
427 Coating Processes 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
454 Ventilation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
464 Rotary Shafts, Gudgeons, Housings, and Flexible Couplings for Rotary Shafts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 8 5 7 5 6 3 5 7 6 3 1 3 59


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