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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, NH

( 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
280 Land Vehicles 2 2 1 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 10
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 7
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 7
250 Radiant Energy 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
037 Excavating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
101 Printing 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
348 Television 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
033 Geometrical Instruments 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 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
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
188 Brakes 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
219 Electric Heating 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
269 Work Holders 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
370 Multiplex Communications 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
377 Electrical Pulse Counters, Pulse Dividers, or Shift Registers: Circuits and Systems 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
398 Optical Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
451 Abrading 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
453 Coin Handling 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 10 8 13 7 10 9 5 5 5 2 10 5 89


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