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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, ME

( 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
084 Music 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 12
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 1 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 9
280 Land Vehicles 1 0 1 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 8
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 1 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7
114 Ships 0 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 6
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5
119 Animal Husbandry 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 5
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 5
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
002 Apparel 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 4
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
482 Exercise Devices 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
029 Metal Working 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
081 Tools 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 3
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
042 Firearms 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
082 Turning (e.g., for metal working) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
219 Electric Heating 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
348 Television 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
451 Abrading 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
014 Bridges 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
054 Harness for Working Animal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
056 Harvesters 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
070 Locks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
083 Cutting 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
148 Metal Treatment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
169 Fire Extinguishers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
188 Brakes 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
215 Bottles and Jars 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
330 Amplifiers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
331 Oscillators 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
336 Inductor Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
417 Pumps 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
716 Computer-Aided Design and Analysis of Circuits and Semiconductor Masks 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
726 Information Security 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 25 25 22 20 20 17 18 10 19 10 15 19 220


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