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U.S. PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
Patent Technology Monitoring Team (PTMT)

Patenting In Technology Classes
Breakout by Origin,
U.S. Metropolitan and Micropolitan Areas

Count of 2000 - 2011 Utility Patent Grants,
As Distributed By Calendar Year of Grant
With Patent Counts Based on the Primary Patent Classification

- Explanation of Data -

Ranked Listing of U.S. Metropolitan and Micropolitan Areas
From Which Utility Patents Originated During the Period
Having Primary Classification In

Class 048, Gas: Heating and Illuminating

( patent origin is determined by the residence of the first-named inventor )
( regional areas are based on U.S. Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA) )
( patent counts may not sum exactly due to rounding - see the Explanation of Data )

The following table displays U.S. metropolitan followed by U.S. micropolitan regional areas and counts of utility patents originating from them; patents are distributed by year of patent grant.
U.S. Regional Level ID Code U.S. Regional Title 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Total
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126420 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1 0 0 2 2 2 6 2 2 5 9 11 42
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140380 Rochester, NY 0 0 0 0 3 4 1 5 5 4 1 2 25
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135620 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 0 0 1 3 1 3 1 4 1 2 0 0 16
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113460 Bend, OR 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 3 4 14
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116980 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 2 1 2 3 0 14
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131100 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 3 2 3 0 13
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114460 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 4 1 0 3 12
Metropolitan Statistical Area 125540 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 2 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141860 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 2 1 2 10
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110900 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 2 1 0 9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112580 Baltimore-Towson, MD 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128420 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133340 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 1 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 118140 Columbus, OH 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119820 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139340 Provo-Orem, UT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110740 Albuquerque, NM 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119740 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137340 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114860 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 118700 Corvallis, OR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128700 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128940 Knoxville, TN 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135300 New Haven-Milford, CT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137980 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138060 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140140 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149340 Worcester, MA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112060 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112940 Baton Rouge, LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115380 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116580 Champaign-Urbana, IL 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117460 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122420 Flint, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 123540 Gainesville, FL 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129100 La Crosse, WI-MN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138900 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139100 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141180 St. Louis, MO-IL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 144140 Springfield, MA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145780 Toledo, OH 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145940 Trenton-Ewing, NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146140 Tulsa, OK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137460 Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, FL 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142660 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110420 Akron, OH 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110580 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113740 Billings, MT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115940 Canton-Massillon, OH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117140 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117860 Columbia, MO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 118020 Columbus, IN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 125620 Hattiesburg, MS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 125860 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126180 Honolulu, HI 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126300 Hot Springs, AR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126580 Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126820 Idaho Falls, ID 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131540 Madison, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133260 Midland, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133460 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137100 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138300 Pittsburgh, PA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139660 Rapid City, SD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139900 Reno-Sparks, NV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141100 St. George, UT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141620 Salt Lake City, UT 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141740 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141940 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 144060 Spokane, WA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146700 Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147900 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 148900 Wilmington, NC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114740 Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136740 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 12 9 2 15 19 15 23 30 35 43 42 57 302
Micropolitan Statistical Area 236300 Ogdensburg-Massena, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 244660 Stillwater, OK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 216060 Carbondale, IL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 231060 Los Alamos, NM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 239060 Pottsville, PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 243260 Sheridan, WY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 246460 Union City, TN-KY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 2 9
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900921 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, KY 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900926 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, MI 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900928 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, MS 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900913 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, GA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900948 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900912 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, FL 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 2 2 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 1 1 1 12
ALL AREAS --- TOTAL, ALL AREAS 15 11 2 15 20 15 24 33 36 45 46 60 322


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