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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, OH

( 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
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 2 11 2 6 4 5 4 34
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 11
062 Refrigeration 4 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
402 Binder Device Releasably Engaging Aperture or Notch of Sheet 1 0 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
065 Glass Manufacturing 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 2 3 9
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 1 1 2 0 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 9
439 Electrical Connectors 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 8
137 Fluid Handling 0 1 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 8
029 Metal Working 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 7
417 Pumps 0 2 0 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 7
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 6
059 Chain, Staple, and Horseshoe Making 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 6
073 Measuring and Testing 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 6
280 Land Vehicles 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 6
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 6
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 5
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
164 Metal Founding 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
219 Electric Heating 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 4
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
427 Coating Processes 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 4
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
047 Plant Husbandry 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
056 Harvesters 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3
172 Earth Working 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
215 Bottles and Jars 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3
281 Books, Strips, and Leaves 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
414 Material or Article Handling 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 3
027 Undertaking 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 3
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
068 Textiles: Fluid Treating Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
083 Cutting 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
084 Music 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
091 Motors: Expansible Chamber Type 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
217 Wooden Receptacles 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
221 Article Dispensing 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
372 Coherent Light Generators 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
454 Ventilation 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
403 Joints and Connections 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
002 Apparel 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
037 Excavating 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
053 Package Making 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
081 Tools 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
131 Tobacco 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
181 Acoustics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
190 Trunks and Hand-Carried Luggage 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
223 Apparel Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
238 Railways: Surface Track 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
246 Railway Switches and Signals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
256 Fences 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
299 Mining or In Situ Disintegration of Hard Material 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
379 Telephonic Communications 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
380 Cryptography 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
383 Flexible Bags 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
431 Combustion 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 0 0 0 1 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 40 34 35 34 27 23 34 25 24 25 25 29 351


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