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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, NE

( 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
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 6 2 2 0 4 7 3 8 6 1 6 3 10 17 75
119 Animal Husbandry 3 0 2 4 0 2 3 5 1 3 2 4 1 0 30
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 1 2 2 1 0 1 5 2 6 3 2 1 2 28
280 Land Vehicles 0 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 0 2 4 1 0 18
111 Planting 1 2 1 0 2 0 2 0 1 2 1 2 2 1 17
056 Harvesters 2 4 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 15
414 Material or Article Handling 1 0 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 1 14
172 Earth Working 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 9
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 9
256 Fences 0 1 2 0 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 3 1 0 0 0 9
002 Apparel 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 7
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7
029 Metal Working 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
360 Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
460 Crop Threshing or Separating 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 4
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
005 Beds 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
014 Bridges 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3
269 Work Holders 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
298 Land Vehicles: Dumping 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
369 Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
033 Geometrical Instruments 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
042 Firearms 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
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 1 0 0 0 2
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
338 Electrical Resistors 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
362 Illumination 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
007 Compound Hand Tools 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
026 Textiles: Cloth Finishing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
037 Excavating 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
053 Package Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
081 Tools 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
083 Cutting 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
091 Motors: Expansible Chamber Type 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
105 Railway Rolling Stock 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
110 Furnaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
116 Signals and Indicators 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
220 Receptacles 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
250 Radiant Energy 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
376 Induced Nuclear Reactions: Processes, Systems, and Elements 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 1 0 0 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
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
452 Butchering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
472 Amusement Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 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 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 27 31 27 25 29 33 31 27 22 33 26 26 28 29 394



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