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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, MI

( 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
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 3 4 5 4 1 5 7 9 4 6 4 2 1 0 55
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 2 1 8 8 7 1 4 5 3 0 1 0 0 2 42
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 1 5 0 4 6 2 1 3 1 3 2 4 2 5 39
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 0 4 4 2 4 32
362 Illumination 4 3 3 2 3 3 3 1 2 0 2 0 2 1 29
280 Land Vehicles 2 4 2 3 1 1 1 1 3 0 5 1 0 3 27
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 1 2 3 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 3 2 4 1 23
029 Metal Working 2 0 1 3 2 3 2 1 2 2 1 2 0 1 22
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 3 9 21
002 Apparel 7 5 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 20
073 Measuring and Testing 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 0 1 3 2 20
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 3 4 2 1 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 19
137 Fluid Handling 3 3 0 1 1 2 1 2 1 0 2 0 0 2 18
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 1 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 4 2 3 2 18
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 2 0 1 2 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 2 16
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 2 0 3 1 1 3 15
180 Motor Vehicles 0 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 15
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 4 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 15
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 3 3 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 14
414 Material or Article Handling 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 2 1 2 3 1 14
417 Pumps 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 13
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 1 2 1 1 1 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 12
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 1 1 1 1 12
297 Chairs and Seats 1 1 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 12
439 Electrical Connectors 1 0 0 0 1 2 3 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 12
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 1 1 3 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 12
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 2 0 0 3 1 0 1 11
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 2 0 2 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 11
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 2 2 0 3 0 11
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 1 1 11
340 Communications: Electrical 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 9
403 Joints and Connections 1 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 9
164 Metal Founding 1 0 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 8
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 3 2 8
292 Closure Fasteners 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 8
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 8
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 2 0 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
083 Cutting 0 2 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 1 1 7
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 7
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 6
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 6
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 6
451 Abrading 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 6
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 2 0 6
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
062 Refrigeration 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
072 Metal Deforming 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
119 Animal Husbandry 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
188 Brakes 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 5
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
211 Supports: Racks 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
219 Electric Heating 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 5
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 5
454 Ventilation 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
030 Cutlery 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
048 Gas: Heating and Illuminating 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 4
060 Power Plants 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 4
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
232 Deposit and Collection Receptacles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 4
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4
267 Spring Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
406 Conveyors: Fluid Current 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 4
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 4
482 Exercise Devices 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 4
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
037 Excavating 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 3
084 Music 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
104 Railways 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
144 Woodworking 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
224 Package and Article Carriers 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
249 Static Molds 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
279 Chucks or Sockets 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 3
298 Land Vehicles: Dumping 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
383 Flexible Bags 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3
427 Coating Processes 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
056 Harvesters 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
081 Tools 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
100 Presses 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
110 Furnaces 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
237 Heating Systems 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
269 Work Holders 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
299 Mining or In Situ Disintegration of Hard Material 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
348 Television 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
407 Cutters, for Shaping 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
418 Rotary Expansible Chamber Devices 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
434 Education and Demonstration 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
464 Rotary Shafts, Gudgeons, Housings, and Flexible Couplings for Rotary Shafts 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
472 Amusement Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
606 Surgery (instruments) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
014 Bridges 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
016 Miscellaneous Hardware (e.g., Bushing, Carpet Fastener, Caster, Door Closer, Panel Hanger, Attachable or Adjunct Handle, Hinge, Window Sash Balance, Etc.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
051 Abrasive Tool Making Process, Material, or Composition 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
053 Package Making 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
070 Locks 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
082 Turning (e.g., for metal working) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
091 Motors: Expansible Chamber Type 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
105 Railway Rolling Stock 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
118 Coating Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
122 Liquid Heaters and Vaporizers 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
125 Stone Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
148 Metal Treatment 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
184 Lubrication 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
193 Conveyors, Chutes, Skids, Guides, and Ways 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
221 Article Dispensing 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
223 Apparel Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
252 Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
271 Sheet Feeding or Delivering 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
293 Vehicle Fenders 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
332 Modulators 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 1 0 0 0 0 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 1 0 0 0 1
349 Liquid Crystal Cells, Elements and Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
353 Optics: Image Projectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
384 Bearings 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
400 Typewriting Machines 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
431 Combustion 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
452 Butchering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
518 Chemistry: Fischer-Tropsch Processes; or Purification or Recovery of Products Thereof 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 95 83 84 91 86 64 86 64 59 57 84 68 71 77 1069



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