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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 177, Weighing Scales

( 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 135620 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 1 4 4 4 5 3 5 3 1 3 2 2 37
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116980 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 2 1 5 9 4 4 1 2 1 3 2 0 34
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119820 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 2 2 2 2 3 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 18
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133460 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 0 1 2 0 3 0 1 1 3 0 2 0 13
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135300 New Haven-Milford, CT 2 1 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 2 1 1 12
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114860 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 0 0 0 1 5 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131100 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 2 1 0 1 2 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142660 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2 0 1 1 1 0 2 1 0 2 1 0 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112060 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1 3 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 10
Metropolitan Statistical Area 118140 Columbus, OH 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 2 10
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117460 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 2 0 1 1 9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114460 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 1 2 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133100 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 0 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137980 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116740 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119380 Dayton, OH 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112420 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117140 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141180 St. Louis, MO-IL 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141940 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112580 Baltimore-Towson, MD 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119100 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126420 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128140 Kansas City, MO-KS 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141500 Salinas, CA 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147900 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111020 Altoona, PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121140 Elkhart-Goshen, IN 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126620 Huntsville, AL 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126900 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127060 Ithaca, NY 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129020 Kokomo, IN 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133340 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135840 North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137900 Peoria, IL 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138900 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141860 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110900 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115380 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115540 Burlington-South Burlington, VT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119340 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119740 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127900 Joplin, MO 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128940 Knoxville, TN 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129540 Lancaster, PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129740 Las Cruces, NM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 130860 Logan, UT-ID 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131540 Madison, WI 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 132820 Memphis, TN-MS-AR 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136740 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137340 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138060 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139300 Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140060 Richmond, VA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140900 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 143900 Spartanburg, SC 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149340 Worcester, MA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110420 Akron, OH 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110580 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111100 Amarillo, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111180 Ames, IA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111540 Appleton, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113380 Bellingham, WA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114060 Bloomington-Normal, IL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114260 Boise City-Nampa, ID 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114500 Boulder, CO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115260 Brunswick, GA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115940 Canton-Massillon, OH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115980 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 120500 Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 123060 Fort Wayne, IN 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 123540 Gainesville, FL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 123580 Gainesville, GA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124500 Great Falls, MT 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124540 Greeley, CO 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124860 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 125420 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 125540 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127140 Jackson, MS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127260 Jacksonville, FL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127740 Johnson City, TN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129180 Lafayette, LA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131180 Lubbock, TX 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133780 Monroe, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135380 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136420 Oklahoma City, OK 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136540 Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137100 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139540 Racine, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139580 Raleigh-Cary, NC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139900 Reno-Sparks, NV 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140380 Rochester, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142060 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142100 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142220 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142680 Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147260 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147300 Visalia-Porterville, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149660 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 118880 Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 27 32 43 37 42 27 31 40 21 30 22 18 370
Micropolitan Statistical Area 225700 Hays, KS 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 211820 Astoria, OR 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 213940 Blackfoot, ID 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 216100 Carlsbad-Artesia, NM 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 218300 Coos Bay, OR 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 220340 Duncan, OK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 221420 Enid, OK 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 221860 Fairmont, MN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 224100 Gloversville, NY 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 225900 Hilo, HI 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 226740 Hutchinson, KS 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 235900 North Wilkesboro, NC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 238420 Platteville, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 240080 Richmond-Berea, KY 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 240540 Rock Springs, WY 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 240780 Russellville, AR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 244740 Storm Lake, IA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 245700 Tifton, GA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 248580 Whitewater, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 248940 Wilmington, OH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 1 1 3 2 3 2 1 1 0 5 1 1 21
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900918 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, IN 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 1 0 7
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900927 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, MN 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900905 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, AR 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900919 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, IA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900920 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, KS 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900936 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900946 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, SD 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900951 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, VA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
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   -- Subtotal -- 0 2 0 3 3 2 2 4 3 0 1 1 21
ALL AREAS --- TOTAL, ALL AREAS 28 35 46 42 48 31 34 45 24 35 24 19 411


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