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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, NC

( 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
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 1 2 0 0 2 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 10
005 Beds 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 8
029 Metal Working 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 8
439 Electrical Connectors 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 8
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 2 2 8
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 7
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 2 7
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 7
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 7
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 6
056 Harvesters 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 6
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 6
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 6
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
062 Refrigeration 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
081 Tools 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
114 Ships 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 4
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 4
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 4
066 Textiles: Knitting 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
084 Music 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
131 Tobacco 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
417 Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
427 Coating Processes 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
451 Abrading 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 3
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
028 Textiles: Manufacturing 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
042 Firearms 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
060 Power Plants 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
083 Cutting 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
100 Presses 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
172 Earth Working 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
181 Acoustics 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
232 Deposit and Collection Receptacles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
297 Chairs and Seats 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
409 Gear Cutting, Milling, or Planing 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
002 Apparel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
007 Compound Hand Tools 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
095 Gas Separation: Processes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
104 Railways 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
110 Furnaces 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
139 Textiles: Weaving 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
164 Metal Founding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
191 Electricity: Transmission To Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
267 Spring Devices 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
269 Work Holders 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
337 Electricity: Electrothermally or Thermally Actuated Switches 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
348 Television 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
379 Telephonic Communications 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
402 Binder Device Releasably Engaging Aperture or Notch of Sheet 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
431 Combustion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
433 Dentistry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
434 Education and Demonstration 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
452 Butchering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
454 Ventilation 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 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 1 0 0 0 1
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
726 Information Security 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
118 Coating Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
201 Distillation: Processes, Thermolytic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 25 26 20 29 30 19 21 14 25 14 30 28 29 22 330



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