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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, SC

( 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
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 4
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
029 Metal Working 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
180 Motor Vehicles 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
362 Illumination 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
002 Apparel 0 0 0 0 1 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 0 0 1 0 0 1
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
066 Textiles: Knitting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
084 Music 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
100 Presses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
114 Ships 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
131 Tobacco 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
132 Toilet 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
139 Textiles: Weaving 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
148 Metal Treatment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
187 Elevator, Industrial Lift Truck, or Stationary Lift for Vehicle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 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 0 0 1 0 1
219 Electric Heating 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 0 0 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
348 Television 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 7 9 3 5 10 1 7 1 8 4 8 4 5 5 77



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