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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 246, Railway Switches and Signals

( 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 4 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 1 0 19
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138300 Pittsburgh, PA 4 2 4 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 18
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128140 Kansas City, MO-KS 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 2 5 0 2 3 16
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135620 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110580 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 3 1 0 10
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137340 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 2 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 10
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112060 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 0 2 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140380 Rochester, NY 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138900 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112580 Baltimore-Towson, MD 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121500 Erie, PA 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133460 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 2 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141180 St. Louis, MO-IL 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113820 Birmingham-Hoover, AL 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117460 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117900 Columbia, SC 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127260 Jacksonville, FL 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147900 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114460 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119820 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131540 Madison, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141860 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115380 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115540 Burlington-South Burlington, VT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131100 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136540 Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 143300 Sherman-Denison, TX 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141940 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117780 College Station-Bryan, TX 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 125420 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131140 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135840 North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136740 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137460 Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137980 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139380 Pueblo, CO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147260 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110740 Albuquerque, NM 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110900 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111700 Asheville, NC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113140 Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113780 Binghamton, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116300 Cedar Rapids, IA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117820 Colorado Springs, CO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 118140 Columbus, OH 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119100 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 0 0 1 0 0 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 124860 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126420 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133100 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133340 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137860 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 140140 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 143580 Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 144180 Springfield, MO 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146140 Tulsa, OK 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 148620 Wichita, KS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142100 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 20 20 21 25 16 9 16 10 12 10 21 14 22 18 234
 
Micropolitan Statistical Area 215100 Brookings, SD 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 248060 Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 223340 Fremont, NE 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 211980 Athens, TX 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 227020 Iron Mountain, MI-WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 228260 Kearney, NE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 239980 Richmond, IN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 246020 Truckee-Grass Valley, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 2 0 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 13
 
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900948 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 3
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900939 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, OH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 4
 
ALL AREAS --- TOTAL, ALL AREAS 22 20 24 25 16 9 17 12 15 11 22 16 23 19 251



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