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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, IL

( 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
060 Power Plants 3 7 5 6 8 9 16 16 13 8 4 6 6 7 114
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 2 1 1 1 3 1 3 1 1 2 0 2 4 2 24
180 Motor Vehicles 1 2 1 2 2 3 5 1 0 2 0 1 1 1 22
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 2 2 3 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 3 19
137 Fluid Handling 0 1 0 0 3 1 3 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 15
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 4 2 1 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 14
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 2 3 13
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 2 0 0 3 1 2 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 13
439 Electrical Connectors 6 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 13
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 1 2 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 10
417 Pumps 0 1 0 0 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 10
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 9
414 Material or Article Handling 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 3 0 0 9
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 5 9
172 Earth Working 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 2 8
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 2 0 0 8
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 3 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 1 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
029 Metal Working 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 7
056 Harvesters 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 7
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 7
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 7
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 7
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 7
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 6
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 6
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 1 6
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 5
037 Excavating 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 5
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 5
053 Package Making 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
091 Motors: Expansible Chamber Type 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 5
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
340 Communications: Electrical 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5
072 Metal Deforming 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
110 Furnaces 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
451 Abrading 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 4
452 Butchering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 4
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 4
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
005 Beds 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
016 Miscellaneous Hardware (e.g., Bushing, Carpet Fastener, Caster, Door Closer, Panel Hanger, Attachable or Adjunct Handle, Hinge, Window Sash Balance, Etc.) 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
062 Refrigeration 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
083 Cutting 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
084 Music 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
100 Presses 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
111 Planting 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 3
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
298 Land Vehicles: Dumping 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
305 Wheel Substitutes for Land Vehicles 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
482 Exercise Devices 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
002 Apparel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
007 Compound Hand Tools 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
042 Firearms 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
047 Plant Husbandry 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
086 Ammunition and Explosive-Charge Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
152 Resilient Tires and Wheels 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
164 Metal Founding 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
184 Lubrication 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
223 Apparel Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
337 Electricity: Electrothermally or Thermally Actuated Switches 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
418 Rotary Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
454 Ventilation 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
460 Crop Threshing or Separating 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
030 Cutlery 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
051 Abrasive Tool Making Process, Material, or Composition 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
054 Harness for Working Animal 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
065 Glass Manufacturing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
081 Tools 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
105 Railway Rolling Stock 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
132 Toilet 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
165 Heat Exchange 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
188 Brakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
208 Mineral Oils: Processes and Products 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
219 Electric Heating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
221 Article Dispensing 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
226 Advancing Material of Indeterminate Length 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
237 Heating Systems 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
267 Spring Devices 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 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 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
427 Coating Processes 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
431 Combustion 0 0 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
440 Marine Propulsion 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
472 Amusement Devices 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
477 Interrelated Power Delivery Controls, Including Engine Control 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
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 0 0 0 1
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 50 42 54 42 56 56 63 44 46 43 49 46 41 43 675



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