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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, ND

( 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
180 Motor Vehicles 0 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 0 1 2 2 15
414 Material or Article Handling 0 1 3 0 2 2 0 1 2 2 0 0 13
037 Excavating 2 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 9
172 Earth Working 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 8
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 8
280 Land Vehicles 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 5
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
305 Wheel Substitutes for Land Vehicles 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 4
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
111 Planting 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
299 Mining or In Situ Disintegration of Hard Material 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
081 Tools 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
165 Heat Exchange 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
171 Unearthing Plants or Buried Objects 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
269 Work Holders 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
460 Crop Threshing or Separating 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
477 Interrelated Power Delivery Controls, Including Engine Control 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
002 Apparel 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
054 Harness for Working Animal 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
059 Chain, Staple, and Horseshoe Making 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
091 Motors: Expansible Chamber Type 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
144 Woodworking 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
164 Metal Founding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
219 Electric Heating 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
273 Amusement Devices: Games 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
292 Closure Fasteners 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 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 1
440 Marine Propulsion 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
454 Ventilation 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 1
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 18 24 12 17 17 14 10 20 8 10 11 8 169


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