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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, WY

( 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
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 0 0 1 1 0 3 2 0 0 1 2 1 10
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 3 2 0 9
280 Land Vehicles 0 1 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 6
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 5
042 Firearms 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 4
005 Beds 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
137 Fluid Handling 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
206 Special Receptacle or Package 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
053 Package Making 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
070 Locks 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
054 Harness for Working Animal 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
060 Power Plants 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
452 Butchering 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
002 Apparel 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
037 Excavating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
073 Measuring and Testing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
081 Tools 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
083 Cutting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
086 Ammunition and Explosive-Charge Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
169 Fire Extinguishers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
219 Electric Heating 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 1 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 1
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
298 Land Vehicles: Dumping 0 0 0 1 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
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
362 Illumination 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
384 Bearings 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
472 Amusement Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
188 Brakes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 1
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
360 Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
494 Imperforate Bowl: Centrifugal Separators 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 12 14 10 18 10 10 14 13 6 13 13 8 138


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