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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, VI

( 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
114 Ships 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
362 Illumination 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
063 Jewelry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
232 Deposit and Collection Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
433 Dentistry 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
450 Foundation Garments 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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
ALL ALL CLASSES 3 3 1 2 2 4 1 2 2 1 2 3 26


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