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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, OR

( 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
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 3 0 2 4 2 2 3 3 5 3 1 3 31
280 Land Vehicles 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 5
353 Optics: Image Projectors 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 5
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 5
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 5
019 Textiles: Fiber Preparation 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
084 Music 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
414 Material or Article Handling 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
114 Ships 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
181 Acoustics 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
269 Work Holders 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
331 Oscillators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
396 Photography 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
002 Apparel 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
007 Compound Hand Tools 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
029 Metal Working 0 1 0 0 0 0 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
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
056 Harvesters 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
083 Cutting 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
091 Motors: Expansible Chamber Type 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
137 Fluid Handling 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
140 Wireworking 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
169 Fire Extinguishers 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
215 Bottles and Jars 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
433 Dentistry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 1 0 0 0 1
716 Computer-Aided Design and Analysis of Circuits and Semiconductor Masks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 13 12 14 13 7 9 13 7 14 13 13 13 141


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