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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 337, Electricity: Electrothermally or Thermally Actuated Switches

( 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 141180 St. Louis, MO-IL 3 1 2 8 2 4 1 2 4 4 3 3 37
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116980 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 3 0 4 2 6 4 0 0 1 4 3 7 34
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138300 Pittsburgh, PA 4 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 17
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135620 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 1 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 2 2 1 2 15
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139300 Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 0 1 1 2 5 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 13
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142660 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2 0 1 1 5 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 12
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133340 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131100 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 1 1 1 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133460 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 0 0 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112060 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114460 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141940 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110420 Akron, OH 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110740 Albuquerque, NM 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117460 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119100 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119820 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131900 Mansfield, OH 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138940 Port St. Lucie, FL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141740 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111460 Ann Arbor, MI 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116300 Cedar Rapids, IA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 118700 Corvallis, OR 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 125860 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139900 Reno-Sparks, NV 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141860 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147900 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149340 Worcester, MA 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137100 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115940 Canton-Massillon, OH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117860 Columbia, MO 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 125540 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135840 North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137980 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139100 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139140 Prescott, AZ 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139580 Raleigh-Cary, NC 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140380 Rochester, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142060 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145060 Syracuse, NY 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147260 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110900 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112020 Athens-Clarke County, GA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112420 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112580 Baltimore-Towson, MD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113380 Bellingham, WA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113460 Bend, OR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 114860 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115380 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115540 Burlington-South Burlington, VT 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117420 Cleveland, TN 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119740 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121060 Elizabethtown, KY 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121340 El Paso, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121500 Erie, PA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122180 Fayetteville, NC 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 123580 Gainesville, GA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124140 Goldsboro, NC 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124860 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 125420 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127100 Jackson, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127180 Jackson, TN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127740 Johnson City, TN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128700 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129020 Kokomo, IN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 134940 Naples-Marco Island, FL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135660 Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 1 0 0 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 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142340 Savannah, GA 0 0 0 1 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 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136740 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137340 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 31 15 24 45 35 22 7 13 20 24 24 23 283
Micropolitan Statistical Area 244580 Sterling, IL 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Micropolitan Statistical Area 224940 Greenwood, SC 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 235940 Norwalk, OH 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 223300 Freeport, IL 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 233020 Mexico, MO 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 245620 Thomasville, GA 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 249300 Wooster, OH 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 212140 Auburn, IN 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 228340 Kendallville, IN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 236460 Olean, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 241580 Salisbury, NC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 247080 Vidalia, GA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 3 2 4 4 4 0 1 0 3 0 1 1 23
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900917 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, IL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900929 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, MO 0 0 1 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 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 4
ALL AREAS --- TOTAL, ALL AREAS 34 17 29 49 39 23 8 13 24 25 25 24 310


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