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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 238, Railways: Surface Track

( 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 2 0 1 1 0 0 3 1 0 1 1 3 13
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135620 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 0 0 1 2 1 0 3 1 0 1 1 1 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116980 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117460 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131100 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136540 Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137980 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117140 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129340 Lake Charles, LA 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119100 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119740 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119820 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126580 Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138900 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141860 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112540 Bakersfield-Delano, CA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136260 Ogden-Clearfield, UT 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140060 Richmond, VA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141140 St. Joseph, MO-KS 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147900 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112060 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113820 Birmingham-Hoover, AL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114500 Boulder, CO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114860 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115380 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 120500 Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121500 Erie, PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121660 Eugene-Springfield, OR 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 123060 Fort Wayne, IN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124340 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 125540 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126420 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127260 Jacksonville, FL 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128140 Kansas City, MO-KS 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128660 Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 130340 Lewiston-Auburn, ME 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133140 Michigan City-La Porte, IN 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133460 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135380 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135840 North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139380 Pueblo, CO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140140 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140900 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141940 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 143580 Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 144060 Spokane, WA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145060 Syracuse, NY 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145780 Toledo, OH 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114740 Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142660 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 10 9 17 10 12 6 11 5 9 6 13 11 119
Micropolitan Statistical Area 211780 Ashtabula, OH 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 211860 Atchison, KS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 228340 Kendallville, IN 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 237800 Pella, IA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 4
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900929 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, MO 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900919 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, IA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900930 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, MT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900936 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, NY 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900939 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, OH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 6
ALL AREAS --- TOTAL, ALL AREAS 12 10 17 10 13 6 12 6 10 6 14 13 129


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