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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, TN

( 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
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 5 5 2 1 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 18
340 Communications: Electrical 0 1 7 1 0 1 1 0 2 2 1 1 17
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 0 1 0 5 1 5 2 0 0 1 0 0 15
215 Bottles and Jars 1 0 1 1 1 1 4 0 0 1 0 2 12
219 Electric Heating 1 3 0 1 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 12
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 12
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 10
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 2 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 8
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 1 2 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 7
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 6
062 Refrigeration 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 6
455 Telecommunications 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 6
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 6
005 Beds 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 5
409 Gear Cutting, Milling, or Planing 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 5
280 Land Vehicles 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 4
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
414 Material or Article Handling 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
427 Coating Processes 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 4
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
029 Metal Working 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3
053 Package Making 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
083 Cutting 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 3
084 Music 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 3
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
454 Ventilation 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
028 Textiles: Manufacturing 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
042 Firearms 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
054 Harness for Working Animal 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
081 Tools 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
148 Metal Treatment 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
433 Dentistry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 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
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
119 Animal Husbandry 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
057 Textiles: Spinning, Twisting, and Twining 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
070 Locks 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
072 Metal Deforming 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
104 Railways 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
164 Metal Founding 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
181 Acoustics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
187 Elevator, Industrial Lift Truck, or Stationary Lift for Vehicle 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
188 Brakes 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
223 Apparel Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
232 Deposit and Collection Receptacles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
256 Fences 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
269 Work Holders 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
293 Vehicle Fenders 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
370 Multiplex Communications 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
383 Flexible Bags 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
417 Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
476 Friction Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 1 0 0 0 0 1
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
140 Wireworking 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 22 42 36 41 18 38 30 15 18 30 24 27 340


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