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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 353, Optics: Image Projectors

( 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 138900 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 4 5 7 7 7 5 29 18 18 7 4 4 115
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141940 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 3 0 4 4 9 3 5 9 19 10 8 14 87
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135620 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 3 5 4 13 4 9 5 6 8 6 6 10 79
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140380 Rochester, NY 2 0 6 7 17 15 4 5 2 4 0 12 74
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119100 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1 3 3 5 10 9 6 8 5 3 5 14 72
Metropolitan Statistical Area 118700 Corvallis, OR 0 0 0 0 2 4 18 13 12 12 3 1 65
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112420 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 3 1 4 12 6 5 10 6 6 2 4 3 62
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131100 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 3 5 7 4 5 6 3 2 2 5 2 10 53
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141860 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 0 1 3 1 2 2 2 7 10 3 6 4 41
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114460 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 0 1 1 5 10 1 6 3 1 2 2 2 34
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133460 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 0 0 1 2 3 3 2 4 3 3 4 2 27
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141740 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1 1 0 0 5 5 3 3 4 1 1 1 25
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142660 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 0 2 0 1 1 1 1 4 2 1 2 8 22
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137100 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 0 3 0 1 3 6 3 1 1 3 0 0 20
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117140 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 0 0 1 0 2 3 3 2 3 0 1 2 17
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142220 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 0 0 2 0 2 4 5 1 3 0 0 0 17
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126900 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 3 3 1 3 2 15
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138060 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 0 5 1 2 1 1 1 0 2 2 0 0 15
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146060 Tucson, AZ 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 3 3 1 2 1 15
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116980 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 120500 Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126420 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141420 Salem, OR 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 0 0 1 0 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114500 Boulder, CO 0 3 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137980 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139340 Provo-Orem, UT 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145940 Trenton-Ewing, NJ 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112060 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114260 Boise City-Nampa, ID 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116300 Cedar Rapids, IA 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117460 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119740 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119820 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127060 Ithaca, NY 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 130460 Lexington-Fayette, KY 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133100 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139100 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139580 Raleigh-Cary, NC 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124540 Greeley, CO 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112580 Baltimore-Towson, MD 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128940 Knoxville, TN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135300 New Haven-Milford, CT 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140060 Richmond, VA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111180 Ames, IA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113780 Binghamton, NY 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114740 Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115380 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119660 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121660 Eugene-Springfield, OR 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126620 Huntsville, AL 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129020 Kokomo, IN 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133340 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139300 Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141180 St. Louis, MO-IL 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141620 Salt Lake City, UT 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145300 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146140 Tulsa, OK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147900 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136740 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137340 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142100 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110420 Akron, OH 0 0 0 1 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 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113460 Bend, OR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119340 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 1 0 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 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122660 Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124860 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126980 Iowa City, IA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 131700 Manchester-Nashua, NH 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138300 Pittsburgh, PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139660 Rapid City, SD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 143580 Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 143900 Spartanburg, SC 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145820 Topeka, KS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 22 43 58 84 104 98 128 113 121 79 62 111 1023
Micropolitan Statistical Area 210540 Albany-Lebanon, OR 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 4 1 1 1 2 12
Micropolitan Statistical Area 218180 Concord, NH 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 5
Micropolitan Statistical Area 212780 Bartlesville, OK 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 218500 Corning, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 220700 East Stroudsburg, PA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 232260 Marshalltown, IA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 236020 Oak Harbor, WA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 239420 Pullman, WA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 1 0 0 3 1 2 2 5 1 1 2 7 25
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900941 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, OR 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 5
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900918 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, IN 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900925 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, MA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900926 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900954 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, WV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 11
ALL AREAS --- TOTAL, ALL AREAS 23 43 58 88 107 101 131 119 123 81 66 119 1059


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