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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 218, High-Voltage Switches with Arc Preventing or Extinguishing 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 138300 Pittsburgh, PA 1 6 7 2 4 1 9 5 1 4 2 3 45
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133340 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 2 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 0 2 4 0 16
Metropolitan Statistical Area 125540 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 0 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 10
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112060 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 0 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116980 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117860 Columbia, MO 0 3 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135620 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110420 Akron, OH 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116300 Cedar Rapids, IA 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121300 Elmira, NY 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110580 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117460 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119100 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 143100 Sheboygan, WI 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110900 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111700 Asheville, NC 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114460 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 120500 Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127060 Ithaca, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127180 Jackson, TN 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127620 Jefferson City, MO 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128700 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133460 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135300 New Haven-Milford, CT 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139580 Raleigh-Cary, NC 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 144940 Sumter, SC 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147900 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 8 28 14 7 16 8 13 8 3 12 8 7 132
Micropolitan Statistical Area 245860 Torrington, CT 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Micropolitan Statistical Area 213340 Bellefontaine, OH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900905 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, AR 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900942 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, PA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
ALL AREAS --- TOTAL, ALL AREAS 10 30 14 8 17 9 13 8 4 12 8 7 140


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