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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

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 Total
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 1 3 3 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 3 19
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 2 4 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 2 16
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 4 11
427 Coating Processes 0 4 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 10
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 0 5 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 8
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 7
164 Metal Founding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 2 6
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 6
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 5
385 Optical Waveguides 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 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 5
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 4
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
273 Amusement Devices: Games 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 3
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 3
002 Apparel 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
252 Compositions 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 1 0 0 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 2
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
360 Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
398 Optical Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
400 Typewriting Machines 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
451 Abrading 0 0 0 0 0 2 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 2
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 1 0 0 0 1 0 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 2
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 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 2
030 Cutlery 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
042 Firearms 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
047 Plant Husbandry 0 1 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 1
055 Gas Separation 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
062 Refrigeration 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
083 Cutting 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
101 Printing 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 1 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 1
148 Metal Treatment 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 1 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 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 1 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 1
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 1 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 1
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 1 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 1
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 0 1 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 1
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 1 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 1
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 0 1 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 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 1 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 1
417 Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 1
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 17 28 16 23 15 17 9 21 10 14 24 25 216


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