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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 267, Spring 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 119820 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 7 9 11 8 3 4 3 7 9 5 0 4 70
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126900 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 5 2 2 2 3 3 0 4 5 5 4 5 40
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116980 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 2 5 4 1 1 0 4 3 4 2 3 1 30
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121500 Erie, PA 4 6 6 2 4 0 2 1 1 0 0 3 29
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131100 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 7 6 3 4 2 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 29
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119380 Dayton, OH 4 2 9 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 21
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133460 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2 1 3 7 3 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 21
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110420 Akron, OH 2 1 4 2 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 13
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114460 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 2 1 0 2 0 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115380 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 1 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124340 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 1 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138060 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117460 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 10
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126100 Holland-Grand Haven, MI 0 2 1 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111460 Ann Arbor, MI 0 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117140 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138900 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 2 1 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119740 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139580 Raleigh-Cary, NC 1 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141780 Sandusky, OH 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141860 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145780 Toledo, OH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141940 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 1 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126420 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133340 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135300 New Haven-Milford, CT 1 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 123060 Fort Wayne, IN 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135620 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142660 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 118140 Columbus, OH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119100 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 134740 Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 148700 Williamsport, PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112060 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115940 Canton-Massillon, OH 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124660 Greensboro-High Point, NC 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127900 Joplin, MO 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140140 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141740 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147260 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147900 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111300 Anderson, IN 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 134580 Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136420 Oklahoma City, OK 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137100 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137900 Peoria, IL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137980 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140900 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146060 Tucson, AZ 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149180 Winston-Salem, NC 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110740 Albuquerque, NM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111180 Ames, IA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111540 Appleton, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111700 Asheville, NC 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112540 Bakersfield-Delano, CA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113140 Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113780 Binghamton, NY 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113900 Bismarck, ND 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114060 Bloomington-Normal, IL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114500 Boulder, CO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114740 Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114860 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116740 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117820 Colorado Springs, CO 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117860 Columbia, MO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121140 Elkhart-Goshen, IN 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122420 Flint, MI 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124300 Grand Junction, CO 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 125860 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127060 Ithaca, NY 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128100 Kankakee-Bradley, IL 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128940 Knoxville, TN 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129540 Lancaster, PA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129620 Lansing-East Lansing, MI 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129820 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131140 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131700 Manchester-Nashua, NH 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 132780 Medford, OR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133100 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133780 Monroe, MI 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133860 Montgomery, AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 134820 Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 134940 Naples-Marco Island, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136260 Ogden-Clearfield, UT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136740 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138300 Pittsburgh, PA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138860 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139340 Provo-Orem, UT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139900 Reno-Sparks, NV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140380 Rochester, NY 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141100 St. George, UT 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141180 St. Louis, MO-IL 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142020 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 143780 South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145300 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147940 Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 148620 Wichita, KS 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149340 Worcester, MA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142100 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 63 68 83 51 42 31 31 29 38 25 25 36 521
Micropolitan Statistical Area 245860 Torrington, CT 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4
Micropolitan Statistical Area 211220 Amsterdam, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 226860 Indiana, PA 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 227540 Jasper, IN 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 210880 Allegan, MI 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 211420 Angola, IN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 213180 Beaver Dam, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 224820 Greenville, OH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 243380 Sidney, OH 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 246180 Tupelo, MS 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 247540 Wapakoneta, OH 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 247620 Warren, PA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 214580 Bozeman, MT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 216380 Celina, OH 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 218180 Concord, NH 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 218220 Connersville, IN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 220460 Durant, OK 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 220580 Eagle Pass, TX 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 222300 Findlay, OH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 228340 Kendallville, IN 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 230100 Lebanon, NH-VT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 230900 Logansport, IN 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 231060 Los Alamos, NM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 233620 Moberly, MO 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 236860 Ottawa-Streator, IL 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 236940 Owatonna, MN 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 243740 Somerset, PA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 247340 Wabash, IN 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 249300 Wooster, OH 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 5 5 5 9 1 4 3 3 1 1 4 4 46
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900926 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 4
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900955 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, WI 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900908 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, CO 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900919 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, IA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900916 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, ID 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900917 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, IL 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900929 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, MO 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900937 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, NC 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900950 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, VT 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 3 0 1 3 1 1 3 2 1 0 0 1 16
ALL AREAS --- TOTAL, ALL AREAS 71 73 89 63 44 36 37 34 40 26 29 41 583


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