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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, SD

( 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
119 Animal Husbandry 2 0 0 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 8
280 Land Vehicles 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 7
269 Work Holders 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 6
414 Material or Article Handling 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6
056 Harvesters 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 4
111 Planting 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
172 Earth Working 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
083 Cutting 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
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 0 0 0 0 1 1
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
037 Excavating 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
049 Movable or Removable Closures 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
053 Package Making 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
072 Metal Deforming 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
081 Tools 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
086 Ammunition and Explosive-Charge Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
144 Woodworking 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
177 Weighing Scales 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
219 Electric Heating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
305 Wheel Substitutes for Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
427 Coating Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
449 Bee Culture (propagating, raising, caring for bees) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
454 Ventilation 0 0 0 0 1 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 1
726 Information Security 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 11 7 7 10 13 9 10 4 7 6 8 10 102


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