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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

Thomasville-Lexington, 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
297 Chairs and Seats 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 1 1 1 3 14
005 Beds 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 9
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 8
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 6
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 6
439 Electrical Connectors 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
083 Cutting 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
414 Material or Article Handling 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 3
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
056 Harvesters 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
002 Apparel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
007 Compound Hand Tools 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
028 Textiles: Manufacturing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
037 Excavating 0 0 0 0 1 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 0 0 1
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
055 Gas Separation 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
066 Textiles: Knitting 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
131 Tobacco 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
139 Textiles: Weaving 0 1 0 0 0 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
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
193 Conveyors, Chutes, Skids, Guides, and Ways 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
221 Article Dispensing 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
237 Heating Systems 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
330 Amplifiers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 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
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
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 0 0 1 1
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 12 5 5 7 12 5 10 8 13 10 13 4 6 10 120



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