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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 232, Deposit and Collection Receptacles

( 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 119100 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 0 1 0 3 2 0 1 1 0 1 4 3 16
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116980 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 2 3 1 3 2 15
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135620 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 3 1 0 3 1 14
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113780 Binghamton, NY 0 0 0 0 1 3 3 3 2 1 0 0 13
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112060 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 125860 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 0 0 1 0 1 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114860 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 2 0 0 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147900 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119820 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140140 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117460 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133100 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142660 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112580 Baltimore-Towson, MD 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114460 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131100 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133460 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137980 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138300 Pittsburgh, PA 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141180 St. Louis, MO-IL 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141740 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 143780 South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 143900 Spartanburg, SC 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145300 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116740 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122420 Flint, MI 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126900 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114500 Boulder, CO 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 118140 Columbus, OH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126420 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131540 Madison, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133700 Modesto, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135840 North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138860 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141620 Salt Lake City, UT 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110580 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110740 Albuquerque, NM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110900 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112100 Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112420 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114020 Bloomington, IN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115940 Canton-Massillon, OH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117140 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117900 Columbia, SC 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119340 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119380 Dayton, OH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119740 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119780 Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 120260 Duluth, MN-WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121300 Elmira, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122180 Fayetteville, NC 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122220 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 125420 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 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 126580 Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127260 Jacksonville, FL 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128140 Kansas City, MO-KS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128740 Kingston, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128940 Knoxville, TN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129460 Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131420 Macon, GA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 132820 Memphis, TN-MS-AR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133340 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 134740 Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135300 New Haven-Milford, CT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 136740 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137100 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137340 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137860 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138060 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138900 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1 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 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139540 Racine, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139580 Raleigh-Cary, NC 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139900 Reno-Sparks, NV 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140060 Richmond, VA 0 1 0 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 141700 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141860 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142220 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142540 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145220 Tallahassee, FL 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145500 Texarkana, TX-Texarkana, AR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147260 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 148620 Wichita, KS 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149420 Yakima, WA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149660 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114740 Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 11 19 15 12 19 19 31 42 32 17 15 13 245
Micropolitan Statistical Area 244380 Statesville-Mooresville, NC 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 245900 Traverse City, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 246100 Tullahoma, TN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 210620 Albemarle, NC 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 211780 Ashtabula, OH 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 215220 Brownwood, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 215460 Burlington, IA-IL 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 215660 Calhoun, GA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 218460 Cornelia, GA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 220660 Easton, MD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 226480 Humboldt, TN 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 229580 Lancaster, SC 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 229860 Laurel, MS 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 231940 Marinette, WI-MI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 233220 Midland, MI 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 235500 Newton, IA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 236460 Olean, NY 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 242820 Selma, AL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 0 0 1 4 2 3 3 2 4 1 0 1 21
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900926 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, MI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 4
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900919 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, IA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900912 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, FL 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900913 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, GA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900918 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, IN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900920 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, KS 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900921 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, KY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900922 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900929 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, MO 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900936 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, NY 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900937 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, NC 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900947 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, TN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900953 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, WA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900978 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, VI 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 2 1 1 3 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 1 18
ALL AREAS --- TOTAL, ALL AREAS 13 20 17 19 22 23 36 46 37 20 16 15 284


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