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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 164, Metal Founding

( 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 3 7 6 10 0 7 6 3 3 1 4 3 53
Metropolitan Statistical Area 125540 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 0 0 0 2 0 4 4 13 4 2 7 7 43
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138300 Pittsburgh, PA 1 3 8 6 5 2 7 4 3 1 1 2 43
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126900 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 0 1 0 4 3 5 1 5 7 4 4 5 39
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117460 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 1 4 6 4 4 3 2 2 2 1 2 4 35
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110580 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 2 1 9 3 0 2 1 4 1 3 2 2 30
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133460 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1 2 5 4 3 4 2 2 0 1 4 1 29
Metropolitan Statistical Area 134740 Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 3 7 4 4 2 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 26
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116980 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 1 1 4 3 0 3 1 1 0 4 3 1 22
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131100 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 1 1 4 0 2 2 3 2 1 4 0 1 21
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135620 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 4 1 4 5 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 20
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114460 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 4 5 4 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 19
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117140 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 1 2 4 3 1 0 2 1 1 1 2 1 19
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141180 St. Louis, MO-IL 0 3 0 5 2 1 1 2 3 1 1 0 19
Metropolitan Statistical Area 144060 Spokane, WA 1 1 1 2 1 1 4 2 0 2 2 2 19
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111460 Ann Arbor, MI 1 0 1 1 5 4 1 2 0 0 2 0 17
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138060 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 0 1 0 4 5 1 2 0 2 1 1 0 17
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112060 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 5 2 0 0 1 16
Metropolitan Statistical Area 118140 Columbus, OH 0 1 1 2 0 1 2 2 1 1 1 2 14
Metropolitan Statistical Area 134940 Naples-Marco Island, FL 2 1 0 3 2 0 3 1 1 1 0 0 14
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131700 Manchester-Nashua, NH 0 2 2 0 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 1 12
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141860 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 3 0 1 2 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 12
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116740 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 3 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126420 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 2 4 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137980 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1 2 0 1 1 0 4 0 1 0 0 1 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122540 Fond du Lac, WI 1 0 2 0 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138900 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113820 Birmingham-Hoover, AL 0 2 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133340 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119380 Dayton, OH 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145780 Toledo, OH 0 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147900 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115940 Canton-Massillon, OH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119100 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122220 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139100 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149340 Worcester, MA 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110740 Albuquerque, NM 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115540 Burlington-South Burlington, VT 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119340 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 123060 Fort Wayne, IN 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126100 Holland-Grand Haven, MI 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135300 New Haven-Milford, CT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140980 Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, MI 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 148660 Wichita Falls, TX 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121780 Evansville, IN-KY 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128020 Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128940 Knoxville, TN 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147260 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149660 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110420 Akron, OH 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115380 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119180 Danville, IL 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124860 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127180 Jackson, TN 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129140 Lafayette, IN 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131540 Madison, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 132820 Memphis, TN-MS-AR 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 134100 Morristown, TN 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137900 Peoria, IL 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140420 Rockford, IL 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141620 Salt Lake City, UT 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141940 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146060 Tucson, AZ 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111500 Anniston-Oxford, AL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111700 Asheville, NC 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114260 Boise City-Nampa, ID 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117660 Coeur d'Alene, ID 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 118020 Columbus, IN 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119740 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124340 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126820 Idaho Falls, ID 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127060 Ithaca, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127100 Jackson, MI 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127260 Jacksonville, FL 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128740 Kingston, NY 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 134620 Muncie, IN 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 134900 Napa, CA 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 134980 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138860 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139300 Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140140 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141740 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142220 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142540 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145300 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146140 Tulsa, OK 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146340 Tyler, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147940 Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 148540 Wheeling, WV-OH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112020 Athens-Clarke County, GA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112260 Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112580 Baltimore-Towson, MD 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114020 Bloomington, IN 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115500 Burlington, NC 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116860 Chattanooga, TN-GA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 120100 Dover, DE 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 120500 Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121140 Elkhart-Goshen, IN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122420 Flint, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126300 Hot Springs, AR 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126620 Huntsville, AL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128140 Kansas City, MO-KS 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 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 129540 Lancaster, PA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 130860 Logan, UT-ID 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131140 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133780 Monroe, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135840 North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136740 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136780 Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137340 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137860 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138940 Port St. Lucie, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139140 Prescott, AZ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139340 Provo-Orem, UT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 139580 Raleigh-Cary, NC 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139740 Reading, PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141700 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142060 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145060 Syracuse, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145220 Tallahassee, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145940 Trenton-Ewing, NJ 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146220 Tuscaloosa, AL 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 148620 Wichita, KS 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149180 Winston-Salem, NC 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 50 76 99 113 70 75 78 81 46 42 53 66 849
Micropolitan Statistical Area 219580 Defiance, OH 0 0 0 5 0 1 7 2 2 0 0 1 18
Micropolitan Statistical Area 218820 Crawfordsville, IN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 7 11
Micropolitan Statistical Area 248740 Willimantic, CT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 2 6
Micropolitan Statistical Area 212380 Austin, MN 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5
Micropolitan Statistical Area 225460 Harrison, AR 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 4
Micropolitan Statistical Area 243380 Sidney, OH 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Micropolitan Statistical Area 226340 Houghton, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 210540 Albany-Lebanon, OR 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 213340 Bellefontaine, OH 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 215620 Cadillac, MI 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 220540 Dyersburg, TN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 245660 Tiffin, OH 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 210700 Albertville, AL 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 211660 Arkadelphia, AR 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 212140 Auburn, IN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 213540 Bennington, VT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 213660 Big Rapids, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 214180 Blytheville, AR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 216380 Celina, OH 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 218180 Concord, NH 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 220420 Durango, CO 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 223860 Georgetown, SC 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 226540 Huntington, IN 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 228300 Keene, NH 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 233220 Midland, MI 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 235420 New Philadelphia-Dover, OH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 243540 Silverthorne, CO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 246100 Tullahoma, TN 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 224820 Greenville, OH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 3 4 5 9 2 7 12 9 3 3 5 15 77
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900926 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, MI 1 0 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 8
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900908 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, CO 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 3 0 0 7
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900955 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, WI 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900939 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, OH 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900918 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, IN 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900917 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, IL 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900938 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, ND 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900947 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, TN 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900954 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, WV 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 2 0 8 5 3 3 1 2 1 3 4 0 32
ALL AREAS --- TOTAL, ALL AREAS 55 80 112 127 75 85 91 92 50 48 62 81 958


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