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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, MT

( 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
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 2 0 4 5 1 2 3 0 0 2 4 1 24
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 2 3 0 1 1 11
414 Material or Article Handling 0 2 1 1 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 11
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 1 1 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 9
005 Beds 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 8
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 7
119 Animal Husbandry 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 6
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 6
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 6
297 Chairs and Seats 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 5
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 5
037 Excavating 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4
144 Woodworking 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
362 Illumination 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 4
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 4
482 Exercise Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 4
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 3
042 Firearms 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
081 Tools 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 3
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
002 Apparel 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
084 Music 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
279 Chucks or Sockets 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
454 Ventilation 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
007 Compound Hand Tools 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
083 Cutting 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
086 Ammunition and Explosive-Charge Making 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
122 Liquid Heaters and Vaporizers 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
149 Explosive and Thermic Compositions or Charges 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
152 Resilient Tires and Wheels 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 1 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 1 0 0 1
172 Earth Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
221 Article Dispensing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
238 Railways: Surface Track 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
256 Fences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
293 Vehicle Fenders 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
417 Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
433 Dentistry 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
451 Abrading 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
460 Crop Threshing or Separating 0 0 1 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 1
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 21 28 21 24 22 15 32 19 15 14 21 18 250


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