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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, MD

( 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
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 4
144 Woodworking 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
414 Material or Article Handling 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
016 Miscellaneous Hardware (e.g., Bushing, Carpet Fastener, Caster, Door Closer, Panel Hanger, Attachable or Adjunct Handle, Hinge, Window Sash Balance, Etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
037 Excavating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
137 Fluid Handling 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
208 Mineral Oils: Processes and Products 0 0 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 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 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 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
427 Coating Processes 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
432 Heating 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
454 Ventilation 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
054 Harness for Working Animal 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 2 3 7 3 2 0 4 1 3 3 2 3 2 3 36



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