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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, WI

( 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
219 Electric Heating 3 3 2 4 4 2 6 2 3 2 2 1 34
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 6 2 2 3 4 2 2 0 2 0 0 8 31
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 1 3 3 4 2 1 0 2 2 3 7 2 30
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 2 1 2 2 4 1 0 2 2 0 2 6 24
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 2 6 2 2 1 3 0 2 2 1 0 3 24
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 3 2 3 4 1 1 1 1 0 3 2 3 24
280 Land Vehicles 3 2 2 0 3 1 0 3 1 1 2 3 21
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 1 2 1 2 3 1 1 3 1 1 2 1 19
083 Cutting 3 2 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 16
029 Metal Working 0 1 2 2 1 0 2 0 2 0 1 4 15
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 2 0 1 1 0 2 4 2 2 1 0 15
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 0 2 1 15
053 Package Making 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 2 3 1 13
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 3 2 2 0 0 13
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 4 2 1 0 1 12
119 Animal Husbandry 3 0 2 1 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 12
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 0 2 0 0 3 4 0 1 2 0 0 12
042 Firearms 0 0 0 2 1 0 5 0 1 0 1 1 11
084 Music 1 0 0 0 2 3 0 2 0 0 2 1 11
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 4 11
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 2 11
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 3 2 11
005 Beds 2 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 10
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 3 2 1 0 10
180 Motor Vehicles 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 2 10
292 Closure Fasteners 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 3 1 1 10
414 Material or Article Handling 1 1 1 0 3 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 10
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 9
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 2 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 9
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 1 2 1 0 9
037 Excavating 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 2 8
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 1 0 8
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 1 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 8
212 Traversing Hoists 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 2 8
297 Chairs and Seats 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 8
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 7
362 Illumination 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 7
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 7
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 6
081 Tools 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 6
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 6
126 Stoves and Furnaces 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 6
451 Abrading 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 6
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 6
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 5
062 Refrigeration 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 5
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 5
164 Metal Founding 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5
221 Article Dispensing 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 5
271 Sheet Feeding or Delivering 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 5
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 5
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 5
440 Marine Propulsion 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 5
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 5
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 5
002 Apparel 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 4
056 Harvesters 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 4
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 4
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 4
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
340 Communications: Electrical 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 4
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 4
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
070 Locks 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
073 Measuring and Testing 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3
114 Ships 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
144 Woodworking 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 3
148 Metal Treatment 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
224 Package and Article Carriers 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 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 0 0 1 2 3
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
267 Spring Devices 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3
298 Land Vehicles: Dumping 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
305 Wheel Substitutes for Land Vehicles 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
383 Flexible Bags 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 3
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 3
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
027 Undertaking 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
030 Cutlery 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
060 Power Plants 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
168 Farriery 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
188 Brakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
226 Advancing Material of Indeterminate Length 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
249 Static Molds 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
252 Compositions 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
269 Work Holders 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
417 Pumps 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
427 Coating Processes 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
606 Surgery (instruments) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
014 Bridges 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
019 Textiles: Fiber Preparation 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
082 Turning (e.g., for metal working) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
091 Motors: Expansible Chamber Type 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
101 Printing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
104 Railways 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
110 Furnaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
111 Planting 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
122 Liquid Heaters and Vaporizers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
125 Stone Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
150 Purses, Wallets, and Protective Covers 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
165 Heat Exchange 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
169 Fire Extinguishers 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
171 Unearthing Plants or Buried Objects 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
172 Earth Working 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
193 Conveyors, Chutes, Skids, Guides, and Ways 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
256 Fences 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
270 Sheet-Material Associating 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
293 Vehicle Fenders 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
299 Mining or In Situ Disintegration of Hard Material 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
384 Bearings 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
406 Conveyors: Fluid Current 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
420 Alloys or Metallic Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
433 Dentistry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
452 Butchering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
454 Ventilation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 84 79 79 80 86 58 72 74 65 73 76 95 920


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