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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 384, Bearings

( 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 5 5 6 7 5 6 5 3 6 2 3 2 55
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142100 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 2 3 1 3 7 2 13 5 5 0 2 2 45
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131100 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 1 6 5 4 5 1 3 0 4 4 3 3 39
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141940 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 2 5 4 3 2 4 1 1 3 3 0 2 30
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115940 Canton-Massillon, OH 1 3 3 7 3 0 1 1 1 1 3 1 25
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116980 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 2 3 5 4 1 3 1 3 0 2 0 1 25
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124860 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 3 2 3 3 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 3 19
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135620 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 5 3 1 2 1 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 18
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138060 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2 0 0 2 3 1 2 1 1 0 5 1 18
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137980 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 3 0 0 2 1 15
Metropolitan Statistical Area 125540 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 1 1 2 2 1 1 3 1 0 1 0 1 14
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117140 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 1 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 13
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133100 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 4 1 0 1 13
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110420 Akron, OH 0 1 3 4 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 12
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114460 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 2 0 5 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 12
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133340 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 12
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149340 Worcester, MA 3 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 12
Metropolitan Statistical Area 123060 Fort Wayne, IN 1 1 4 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126420 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 10
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116740 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 2 4 0 9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141180 St. Louis, MO-IL 0 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141860 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 1 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133460 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139340 Provo-Orem, UT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111460 Ann Arbor, MI 0 0 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137100 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145780 Toledo, OH 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110580 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126900 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140380 Rochester, NY 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140420 Rockford, IL 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114860 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115380 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135980 Norwich-New London, CT 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140060 Richmond, VA 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141740 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 143780 South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112060 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 118020 Columbus, IN 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 118140 Columbus, OH 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136420 Oklahoma City, OK 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138300 Pittsburgh, PA 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145060 Syracuse, NY 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112580 Baltimore-Towson, MD 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121300 Elmira, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129140 Lafayette, IN 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135300 New Haven-Milford, CT 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140900 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140980 Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, MI 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 144140 Springfield, MA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146060 Tucson, AZ 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110900 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111540 Appleton, WI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111700 Asheville, NC 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114500 Boulder, CO 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117460 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117820 Colorado Springs, CO 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119780 Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 125860 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128020 Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128140 Kansas City, MO-KS 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136220 Odessa, TX 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138940 Port St. Lucie, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139300 Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140140 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142660 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 143100 Sheboygan, WI 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 146540 Utica-Rome, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147940 Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111020 Altoona, PA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111180 Ames, IA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111260 Anchorage, AK 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112020 Athens-Clarke County, GA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112940 Baton Rouge, LA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113020 Bay City, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117900 Columbia, SC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119340 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119380 Dayton, OH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121060 Elizabethtown, KY 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121340 El Paso, TX 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121500 Erie, PA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 123580 Gainesville, GA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126580 Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126620 Huntsville, AL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127620 Jefferson City, MO 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128100 Kankakee-Bradley, IL 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129740 Las Cruces, NM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 130460 Lexington-Fayette, KY 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131140 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131340 Lynchburg, VA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131540 Madison, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131700 Manchester-Nashua, NH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133140 Michigan City-La Porte, IN 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136500 Olympia, WA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136740 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137340 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137900 Peoria, IL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138900 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139540 Racine, WI 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139580 Raleigh-Cary, NC 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140220 Roanoke, VA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141420 Salem, OR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141500 Salinas, CA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141620 Salt Lake City, UT 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141780 Sandusky, OH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 143580 Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 143620 Sioux Falls, SD 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 143900 Spartanburg, SC 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 144060 Spokane, WA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146140 Tulsa, OK 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147900 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 148620 Wichita, KS 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141060 St. Cloud, MN 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116180 Carson City, NV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139900 Reno-Sparks, NV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Metropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 62 79 74 71 51 51 51 39 46 42 42 40 647
Micropolitan Statistical Area 245860 Torrington, CT 2 6 3 4 2 2 3 0 1 0 1 0 24
Micropolitan Statistical Area 235420 New Philadelphia-Dover, OH 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Micropolitan Statistical Area 235940 Norwalk, OH 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
Micropolitan Statistical Area 238620 Ponca City, OK 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Micropolitan Statistical Area 249300 Wooster, OH 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 4
Micropolitan Statistical Area 211220 Amsterdam, NY 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 228300 Keene, NH 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 236860 Ottawa-Streator, IL 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 236900 Ottumwa, IA 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 243860 Southern Pines-Pinehurst, NC 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 244380 Statesville-Mooresville, NC 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 223820 Gardnerville Ranchos, NV 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 212780 Bartlesville, OK 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 213100 Beatrice, NE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 216540 Chambersburg, PA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 220420 Durango, CO 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 221260 Ellensburg, WA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 223300 Freeport, IL 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 224700 Greensburg, IN 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 227420 Jamestown, ND 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 229580 Lancaster, SC 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 229900 Laurinburg, NC 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 235260 New Castle, PA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 239980 Richmond, IN 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 240760 Ruidoso, NM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 241260 St. Marys, PA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 244500 Stephenville, TX 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 244660 Stillwater, OK 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 244780 Sturgis, MI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 247700 Warsaw, IN 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 6 18 9 11 10 3 6 0 4 2 4 1 73
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900936 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, NY 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900918 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, IN 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900920 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, KS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900926 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, MI 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900927 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, MN 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900950 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, VT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900953 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, WA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900955 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, WI 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900956 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, WY 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 0 2 2 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 10
ALL AREAS --- TOTAL, ALL AREAS 68 99 85 83 60 56 58 39 51 44 45 42 730


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