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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

Wooster, OH

( 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
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 1 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 9 12 30
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 10 2 0 3 5 21
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 1 0 0 0 1 4 2 0 1 2 0 2 13
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 1 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 11
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 3 2 2 1 2 1 0 0 11
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 2 0 2 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 1 0 10
060 Power Plants 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 8
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 1 0 1 8
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 8
280 Land Vehicles 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 7
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7
451 Abrading 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 7
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
501 Compositions: Ceramic 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 6
110 Furnaces 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 5
172 Earth Working 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 5
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 5
417 Pumps 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 5
477 Interrelated Power Delivery Controls, Including Engine Control 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5
029 Metal Working 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 4
206 Special Receptacle or Package 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 4
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 4
362 Illumination 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 4
384 Bearings 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 4
464 Rotary Shafts, Gudgeons, Housings, and Flexible Couplings for Rotary Shafts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 4
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
144 Woodworking 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
406 Conveyors: Fluid Current 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 3
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
455 Telecommunications 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
005 Beds 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
042 Firearms 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
056 Harvesters 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
137 Fluid Handling 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
152 Resilient Tires and Wheels 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
221 Article Dispensing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
337 Electricity: Electrothermally or Thermally Actuated Switches 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
002 Apparel 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
053 Package Making 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
081 Tools 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 1 0 0 1
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
190 Trunks and Hand-Carried Luggage 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
208 Mineral Oils: Processes and Products 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
215 Bottles and Jars 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
252 Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
267 Spring Devices 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
293 Vehicle Fenders 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
340 Communications: Electrical 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
431 Combustion 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
452 Butchering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 1 0 0 0 0 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 1 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 26 22 23 23 27 24 32 23 25 19 42 49 335


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