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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

Willimantic, CT

( 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
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 1 3 3 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 3 2 2 23
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 2 4 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 1 16
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 4 1 2 14
427 Coating Processes 0 4 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 12
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 0 5 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 9
164 Metal Founding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 2 2 0 8
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 8
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 3 8
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 7
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 5
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5
385 Optical Waveguides 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 5
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 4
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 4
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 4
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 2 0 4
002 Apparel 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 3
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 3
273 Amusement Devices: Games 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 3
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
030 Cutlery 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
252 Compositions 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
280 Land Vehicles 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
360 Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
398 Optical Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
400 Typewriting Machines 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
451 Abrading 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
042 Firearms 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
047 Plant Husbandry 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
053 Package Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
055 Gas Separation 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
062 Refrigeration 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
083 Cutting 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
101 Printing 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 1 0 0 0 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 0 0 1
148 Metal Treatment 0 1 0 0 0 0 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 0 1 1
177 Weighing Scales 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
188 Brakes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
384 Bearings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
417 Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 17 28 16 23 15 17 9 21 10 14 24 25 26 33 275



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