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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, VA

( 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
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 1 0 2 2 6 0 0 1 5 1 18
102 Ammunition and Explosives 2 1 1 4 1 0 0 2 1 0 2 2 16
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 2 3 1 1 3 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 15
340 Communications: Electrical 1 2 2 0 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 1 12
029 Metal Working 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 10
089 Ordnance 3 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 10
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 2 0 0 1 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 10
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 9
114 Ships 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 1 1 8
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 1 0 0 1 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 8
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 8
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 7
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 7
002 Apparel 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 6
062 Refrigeration 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 6
065 Glass Manufacturing 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 6
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 6
336 Inductor Devices 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 3 0 6
362 Illumination 0 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6
005 Beds 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
042 Firearms 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5
206 Special Receptacle or Package 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
297 Chairs and Seats 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 5
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 5
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 4
081 Tools 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4
083 Cutting 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4
084 Music 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 4
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 4
451 Abrading 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 4
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 4
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 4
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
066 Textiles: Knitting 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
073 Measuring and Testing 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
149 Explosive and Thermic Compositions or Charges 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
414 Material or Article Handling 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
116 Signals and Indicators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
144 Woodworking 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
180 Motor Vehicles 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
202 Distillation: Apparatus 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
203 Distillation: Processes, Separatory 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
219 Electric Heating 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
252 Compositions 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
256 Fences 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
270 Sheet-Material Associating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
372 Coherent Light Generators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
417 Pumps 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
431 Combustion 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
454 Ventilation 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
718 Virtual Machine Task or Process Management or Task Management/Control (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
053 Package Making 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
056 Harvesters 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
060 Power Plants 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
071 Chemistry: Fertilizers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
076 Metal Tools and Implements, Making 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 1 0 0 1
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
112 Sewing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
118 Coating Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
139 Textiles: Weaving 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
148 Metal Treatment 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
150 Purses, Wallets, and Protective Covers 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
152 Resilient Tires and Wheels 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
159 Concentrating Evaporators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
172 Earth Working 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
177 Weighing Scales 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
187 Elevator, Industrial Lift Truck, or Stationary Lift for Vehicle 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
220 Receptacles 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
283 Printed Matter 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
298 Land Vehicles: Dumping 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
348 Television 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
355 Photocopying 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
368 Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
376 Induced Nuclear Reactions: Processes, Systems, and Elements 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
380 Cryptography 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
382 Image Analysis 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
402 Binder Device Releasably Engaging Aperture or Notch of Sheet 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
407 Cutters, for Shaping 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
427 Coating Processes 1 0 0 0 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
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
452 Butchering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
460 Crop Threshing or Separating 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
464 Rotary Shafts, Gudgeons, Housings, and Flexible Couplings for Rotary Shafts 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
492 Roll or Roller 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
501 Compositions: Ceramic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 1 0 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 55 54 45 33 48 41 37 24 24 35 45 44 485


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