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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 - 2013 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 194, Check-Actuated Control Mechanisms

( 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 2012 2013 Total
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116980 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 7 5 2 4 0 11 3 2 3 4 9 5 3 8 66
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137980 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 4 3 1 2 1 3 2 0 0 2 6 1 3 4 32
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142660 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 6 1 1 2 3 3 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 2 24
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129820 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 3 2 1 0 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 14
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135620 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 2 2 1 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141740 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116740 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119100 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133460 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141860 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114860 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131100 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139900 Reno-Sparks, NV 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119820 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126900 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141180 St. Louis, MO-IL 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141940 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110420 Akron, OH 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116580 Champaign-Urbana, IL 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117460 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 118140 Columbus, OH 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 125420 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133100 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138900 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147900 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149180 Winston-Salem, NC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112060 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114460 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126300 Hot Springs, AR 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126420 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128140 Kansas City, MO-KS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 130780 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131180 Lubbock, TX 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133340 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112100 Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112580 Baltimore-Towson, MD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113380 Bellingham, WA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114740 Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117140 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119740 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 120940 El Centro, CA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124340 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124860 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 125060 Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126620 Huntsville, AL 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126820 Idaho Falls, ID 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133860 Montgomery, AL 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 134740 Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 134980 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135980 Norwich-New London, CT 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138940 Port St. Lucie, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139580 Raleigh-Cary, NC 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140220 Roanoke, VA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141420 Salem, OR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141620 Salt Lake City, UT 0 0 0 1 0 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145300 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146140 Tulsa, OK 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149660 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116180 Carson City, NV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 44 34 13 20 18 25 14 11 6 11 22 14 20 26 277
 
Micropolitan Statistical Area 213180 Beaver Dam, WI 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4
Micropolitan Statistical Area 214700 Branson, MO 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 218500 Corning, NY 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 223820 Gardnerville Ranchos, NV 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 248020 Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 211620 Ardmore, OK 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 213700 Big Spring, TX 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 221740 Evanston, WY 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 235500 Newton, IA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 240780 Russellville, AR 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 242500 Scottsburg, IN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 1 1 2 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 17
 
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900953 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, WA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
 
ALL AREAS --- TOTAL, ALL AREAS 45 35 15 25 20 25 16 11 6 11 22 15 22 27 295



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