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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, ID

( 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
033 Geometrical Instruments 1 2 0 1 3 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 16
002 Apparel 4 0 2 0 4 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 14
280 Land Vehicles 0 2 2 0 0 2 0 1 2 1 0 1 11
220 Receptacles 1 1 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 9
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 1 2 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 9
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 2 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 9
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 1 1 8
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 8
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 0 1 1 0 7
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
139 Textiles: Weaving 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 6
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 1 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 5
119 Animal Husbandry 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 5
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 5
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 5
029 Metal Working 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 4
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
071 Chemistry: Fertilizers 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 4
083 Cutting 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
211 Supports: Racks 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 4
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 4
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
042 Firearms 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
054 Harness for Working Animal 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3
224 Package and Article Carriers 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
331 Oscillators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
362 Illumination 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
414 Material or Article Handling 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
028 Textiles: Manufacturing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
056 Harvesters 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
144 Woodworking 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
169 Fire Extinguishers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
188 Brakes 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 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 2 2
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
726 Information Security 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
007 Compound Hand Tools 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
026 Textiles: Cloth Finishing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
070 Locks 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
084 Music 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
110 Furnaces 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
116 Signals and Indicators 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
148 Metal Treatment 0 1 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 1 0 0 1
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
172 Earth Working 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
184 Lubrication 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
215 Bottles and Jars 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
221 Article Dispensing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
267 Spring Devices 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
289 Knots and Knot Tying 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
299 Mining or In Situ Disintegration of Hard Material 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
336 Inductor Devices 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 0 0 1 0 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
399 Electrophotography 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
431 Combustion 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
451 Abrading 1 0 0 0 0 0 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 31 29 29 34 28 23 30 20 22 17 20 25 308


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