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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

Watertown, SD

( 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
336 Inductor Devices 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
042 Firearms 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
219 Electric Heating 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
083 Cutting 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
111 Planting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
180 Motor Vehicles 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
431 Combustion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
119 Animal Husbandry 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
212 Traversing Hoists 0 1 0 0 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
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
379 Telephonic Communications 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
414 Material or Article Handling 1 0 0 0 0 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 0 0 1
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
508 Solid Anti-Friction Devices, Materials Therefor, Lubricant or Separant Compositions for Moving Solid Surfaces, and Miscellaneous Mineral Oil Compositions 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 4 6 5 7 7 3 4 1 3 3 2 3 2 6 56



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