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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, IA

( 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
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 6 8 2 2 9 7 7 17 13 10 13 14 108
280 Land Vehicles 1 9 4 3 4 4 2 3 2 1 4 6 43
414 Material or Article Handling 4 5 0 2 4 2 4 0 1 6 1 3 32
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 2 2 3 1 5 3 4 2 4 1 2 0 29
292 Closure Fasteners 0 1 3 2 3 1 2 5 2 2 1 4 26
119 Animal Husbandry 2 5 0 1 3 3 1 3 3 1 0 2 24
062 Refrigeration 0 2 0 3 6 0 4 1 1 2 1 2 22
081 Tools 4 0 2 5 2 2 1 3 1 0 1 0 21
029 Metal Working 0 1 1 2 2 2 4 1 2 2 2 1 20
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 4 2 5 0 0 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 20
056 Harvesters 0 1 1 0 1 0 3 1 3 3 2 3 18
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 1 0 1 4 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 4 16
172 Earth Working 1 0 1 0 1 2 1 1 1 0 5 2 15
482 Exercise Devices 2 3 6 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 15
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 1 1 2 0 1 1 3 1 2 2 0 0 14
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 2 3 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 14
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 1 0 1 3 1 2 2 1 0 2 13
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 2 2 0 13
042 Firearms 0 3 2 1 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 12
340 Communications: Electrical 1 2 1 0 2 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 12
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 1 3 1 1 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 12
111 Planting 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 3 11
137 Fluid Handling 1 4 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 11
219 Electric Heating 2 0 0 1 2 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 11
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 3 1 10
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 1 0 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 10
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 2 0 2 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 1 10
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 1 10
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 3 9
070 Locks 1 3 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 9
005 Beds 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 1 8
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 8
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 8
297 Chairs and Seats 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 8
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 1 1 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 2 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
060 Power Plants 2 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 7
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 7
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 7
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 0 1 7
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 7
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 1 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 6
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 6
037 Excavating 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 6
132 Toilet 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 6
451 Abrading 0 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 6
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 6
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 0 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 2 0 6
002 Apparel 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5
030 Cutlery 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 5
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 5
150 Purses, Wallets, and Protective Covers 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 5
184 Lubrication 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
206 Special Receptacle or Package 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 5
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
298 Land Vehicles: Dumping 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 5
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 5
403 Joints and Connections 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 5
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 5
073 Measuring and Testing 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
091 Motors: Expansible Chamber Type 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 4
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 4
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 4
221 Article Dispensing 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 4
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 4
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 4
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
417 Pumps 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 4
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 4
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
053 Package Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 3
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 3
100 Presses 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3
157 Wheelwright Machines 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3
220 Receptacles 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
224 Package and Article Carriers 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
305 Wheel Substitutes for Land Vehicles 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
454 Ventilation 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
464 Rotary Shafts, Gudgeons, Housings, and Flexible Couplings for Rotary Shafts 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
114 Ships 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
116 Signals and Indicators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
122 Liquid Heaters and Vaporizers 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
126 Stoves and Furnaces 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
144 Woodworking 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
177 Weighing Scales 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
181 Acoustics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
232 Deposit and Collection Receptacles 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
250 Radiant Energy 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
267 Spring Devices 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
279 Chucks or Sockets 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
452 Butchering 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
719 Interprogram Communication or Interprocess Communication (Ipc) (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
014 Bridges 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
072 Metal Deforming 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
083 Cutting 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
084 Music 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
104 Railways 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
112 Sewing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
131 Tobacco 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
152 Resilient Tires and Wheels 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
171 Unearthing Plants or Buried Objects 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
212 Traversing Hoists 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
237 Heating Systems 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
238 Railways: Surface Track 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
249 Static Molds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
269 Work Holders 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
348 Television 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
398 Optical Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
402 Binder Device Releasably Engaging Aperture or Notch of Sheet 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
420 Alloys or Metallic Compositions 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 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
431 Combustion 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
433 Dentistry 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
460 Crop Threshing or Separating 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 1 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 1 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
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
726 Information Security 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 89 112 81 82 101 73 98 86 75 65 87 89 1038


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