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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 092, Expansible Chamber Devices

( 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 119820 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 1 2 10 7 1 2 6 3 3 4 2 3 44
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133460 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 0 3 3 2 4 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 17
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111180 Ames, IA 0 6 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 16
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116980 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 2 2 2 1 2 1 0 1 2 1 1 1 16
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111460 Ann Arbor, MI 0 0 2 5 0 2 3 0 0 2 0 1 15
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131100 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 1 0 3 3 1 1 1 2 1 0 1 1 15
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126420 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1 2 3 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 12
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119100 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 0 1 1 0 1 3 1 3 1 0 0 0 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128140 Kansas City, MO-KS 1 0 1 2 0 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135620 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 0 3 0 1 1 0 2 2 1 0 1 0 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 123060 Fort Wayne, IN 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 3 0 1 0 1 10
Metropolitan Statistical Area 134740 Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 2 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 10
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137900 Peoria, IL 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 10
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116740 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 0 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117460 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 0 2 0 0 0 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 143780 South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 3 1 0 0 9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119380 Dayton, OH 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117140 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 123420 Fresno, CA 2 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129140 Lafayette, IN 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133340 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 1 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141860 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115380 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 125540 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 143100 Sheboygan, WI 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146140 Tulsa, OK 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142660 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126900 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128940 Knoxville, TN 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138300 Pittsburgh, PA 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140420 Rockford, IL 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145300 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114460 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119740 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127180 Jackson, TN 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138900 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141620 Salt Lake City, UT 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112060 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112420 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113380 Bellingham, WA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119340 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122420 Flint, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126100 Holland-Grand Haven, MI 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127100 Jackson, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128020 Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129020 Kokomo, IN 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129620 Lansing-East Lansing, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129820 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 132820 Memphis, TN-MS-AR 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133140 Michigan City-La Porte, IN 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135300 New Haven-Milford, CT 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137100 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138060 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138340 Pittsfield, MA 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139580 Raleigh-Cary, NC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140900 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141180 St. Louis, MO-IL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141740 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 143580 Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110420 Akron, OH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110580 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112580 Baltimore-Towson, MD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112940 Baton Rouge, LA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113140 Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113820 Birmingham-Hoover, AL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114500 Boulder, CO 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114860 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115940 Canton-Massillon, OH 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116580 Champaign-Urbana, IL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117300 Clarksville, TN-KY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117860 Columbia, MO 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 118020 Columbus, IN 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119660 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 120260 Duluth, MN-WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121140 Elkhart-Goshen, IN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121340 El Paso, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121500 Erie, PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122020 Fargo, ND-MN 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 123540 Gainesville, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124340 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124540 Greeley, CO 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124860 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 125420 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126620 Huntsville, AL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126820 Idaho Falls, ID 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128100 Kankakee-Bradley, IL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128700 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 130860 Logan, UT-ID 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131140 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131540 Madison, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131700 Manchester-Nashua, NH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131900 Mansfield, OH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133100 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133540 Missoula, MT 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 134100 Morristown, TN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 134940 Naples-Marco Island, FL 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135840 North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135980 Norwich-New London, CT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136780 Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137980 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139300 Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139540 Racine, WI 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140060 Richmond, VA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140140 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140980 Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, MI 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141060 St. Cloud, MN 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141940 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 143340 Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 144060 Spokane, WA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 144140 Springfield, MA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147260 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147380 Waco, TX 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114740 Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116180 Carson City, NV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139900 Reno-Sparks, NV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Metropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 26 48 58 48 31 33 38 41 34 24 20 23 424
Micropolitan Statistical Area 211900 Athens, OH 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
Micropolitan Statistical Area 215460 Burlington, IA-IL 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Micropolitan Statistical Area 216660 Charleston-Mattoon, IL 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 220340 Duncan, OK 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 226480 Humboldt, TN 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 230100 Lebanon, NH-VT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 232540 McAlester, OK 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 224820 Greenville, OH 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 210300 Adrian, MI 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 210820 Alexandria, MN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 210860 Alice, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 210880 Allegan, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 214140 Bluefield, WV-VA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 214780 Brenham, TX 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 217940 Columbia, TN 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 219580 Defiance, OH 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 224180 Granbury, TX 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 224620 Greeneville, TN 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 228380 Kennett, MO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 232020 Marion, OH 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 232260 Marshalltown, IA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 233220 Midland, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 236700 Orangeburg, SC 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 238420 Platteville, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 240760 Ruidoso, NM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 242860 Seneca, SC 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 244380 Statesville-Mooresville, NC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 244500 Stephenville, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 244740 Storm Lake, IA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 245860 Torrington, CT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 247340 Wabash, IN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 223820 Gardnerville Ranchos, NV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 2 2 1 5 5 6 2 5 5 5 4 1 43
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900919 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, IA 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 7
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900917 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, IL 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 5
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900938 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, ND 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900926 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, MI 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900939 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, OH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900951 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, VA 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900912 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900927 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, MN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900929 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, MO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900936 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, NY 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900940 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, OK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 4 3 0 2 4 2 3 2 1 0 2 3 26
ALL AREAS --- TOTAL, ALL AREAS 32 53 59 55 40 41 43 48 40 29 26 27 493


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