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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

Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, GA

( 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 Total
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 1 0 1 1 1 4 1 3 3 0 0 1 16
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 13
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 5 12
385 Optical Waveguides 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 2 3 0 12
137 Fluid Handling 1 1 1 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 1 2 11
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 3 3 10
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 9
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 1 4 1 0 1 1 1 0 9
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 1 2 1 9
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 6
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 6
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 6
398 Optical Communications 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 6
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 5
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 5
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
451 Abrading 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 5
482 Exercise Devices 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 5
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 4
030 Cutlery 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
047 Plant Husbandry 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
056 Harvesters 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4
073 Measuring and Testing 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
084 Music 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 4
100 Presses 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
112 Sewing 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4
180 Motor Vehicles 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
211 Supports: Racks 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 4
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 4
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 4
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 4
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
452 Butchering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 4
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
062 Refrigeration 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 3
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
293 Vehicle Fenders 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 3
383 Flexible Bags 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 3
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
002 Apparel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
005 Beds 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
037 Excavating 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
042 Firearms 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
053 Package Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
111 Planting 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
184 Lubrication 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
220 Receptacles 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
256 Fences 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
331 Oscillators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
417 Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
427 Coating Processes 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
019 Textiles: Fiber Preparation 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
028 Textiles: Manufacturing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
048 Gas: Heating and Illuminating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
101 Printing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
110 Furnaces 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
126 Stoves and Furnaces 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
132 Toilet 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
172 Earth Working 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
181 Acoustics 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
219 Electric Heating 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
221 Article Dispensing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
232 Deposit and Collection Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
368 Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
396 Photography 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
431 Combustion 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
440 Marine Propulsion 1 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 0 1 0 1
454 Ventilation 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
516 Colloid Systems and Wetting Agents, Subcombinations Thereof, Processes of Making, Stabilizing, Breaking, or Inhibiting 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 30 34 35 34 23 38 35 35 25 31 53 42 415


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