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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

Traverse City, 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
062 Refrigeration 1 3 0 4 3 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 16
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 4 4 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 14
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 1 9
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 0 1 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 8
340 Communications: Electrical 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 7
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
073 Measuring and Testing 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 6
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 1 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 6
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 5
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 4
188 Brakes 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 4
002 Apparel 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
063 Jewelry 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
065 Glass Manufacturing 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
070 Locks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
084 Music 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
221 Article Dispensing 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
232 Deposit and Collection Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
279 Chucks or Sockets 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
482 Exercise Devices 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
056 Harvesters 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
132 Toilet 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
215 Bottles and Jars 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
220 Receptacles 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
225 Severing by Tearing or Breaking 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
299 Mining or In Situ Disintegration of Hard Material 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
406 Conveyors: Fluid Current 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
418 Rotary Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 20 23 19 26 23 18 19 15 12 13 14 12 214


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