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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

Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, AL

( Non Metro/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
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 5 2 1 2 17
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 6
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
056 Harvesters 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 6
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 5
172 Earth Working 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 5
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 5
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
219 Electric Heating 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 3
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
362 Illumination 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
029 Metal Working 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
030 Cutlery 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
081 Tools 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
100 Presses 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
042 Firearms 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
070 Locks 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
084 Music 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
101 Printing 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
111 Planting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
125 Stone Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
144 Woodworking 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
184 Lubrication 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
252 Compositions 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
427 Coating Processes 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
451 Abrading 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
454 Ventilation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
463 Amusement Devices: Games 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
492 Roll or Roller 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
588 Hazardous or Toxic Waste Destruction or Containment 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 17 12 16 14 16 8 8 11 8 5 18 13 12 10 167



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