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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 406, Conveyors: Fluid Current

( 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 1 0 0 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 3 4 0 1 20
Metropolitan Statistical Area 148700 Williamsport, PA 0 2 2 0 4 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 13
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119740 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 4 12
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117140 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 10
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131100 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 0 1 1 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 10
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137980 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 10
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141180 St. Louis, MO-IL 2 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119820 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 0 2 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119100 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117460 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141940 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110580 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114460 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115940 Canton-Massillon, OH 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112580 Baltimore-Towson, MD 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 118140 Columbus, OH 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121660 Eugene-Springfield, OR 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128140 Kansas City, MO-KS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133460 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142660 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112940 Baton Rouge, LA 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119340 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128700 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128940 Knoxville, TN 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133100 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146140 Tulsa, OK 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110500 Albany, GA 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110900 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112060 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119380 Dayton, OH 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124020 Glens Falls, NY 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126420 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131140 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136420 Oklahoma City, OK 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138900 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141860 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142220 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147900 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122660 Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111460 Ann Arbor, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112260 Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112980 Battle Creek, MI 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113140 Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114260 Boise City-Nampa, ID 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117860 Columbia, MO 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122020 Fargo, ND-MN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122220 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128420 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129460 Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129740 Las Cruces, NM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 130780 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131540 Madison, WI 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 132820 Memphis, TN-MS-AR 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133780 Monroe, MI 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135620 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135840 North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139100 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139900 Reno-Sparks, NV 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140060 Richmond, VA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140140 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140580 Rocky Mount, NC 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140900 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141620 Salt Lake City, UT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 143900 Spartanburg, SC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 144140 Springfield, MA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 144180 Springfield, MO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145060 Syracuse, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145300 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145780 Toledo, OH 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146060 Tucson, AZ 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147260 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149180 Winston-Salem, NC 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149340 Worcester, MA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124540 Greeley, CO 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 23 24 34 24 19 4 20 10 7 10 12 15 10 19 231
 
Micropolitan Statistical Area 220620 East Liverpool-Salem, OH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 5 1 2 0 0 0 15
Micropolitan Statistical Area 216500 Centralia, WA 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 234180 Moses Lake, WA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 249300 Wooster, OH 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 211940 Athens, TN 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 220340 Duncan, OK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 246020 Truckee-Grass Valley, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 222100 Farmington, MO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 223620 Gainesville, TX 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 230260 Lewisburg, PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 231060 Los Alamos, NM 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 231260 Lufkin, TX 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 235740 Norfolk, NE 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 236340 Oil City, PA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 237140 Paducah, KY-IL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 243460 Sikeston, MO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 245740 Toccoa, GA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 245900 Traverse City, MI 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 3 2 2 1 2 1 2 8 6 2 5 2 3 2 41
 
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900926 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, MI 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900948 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900905 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, AR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900908 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, CO 0 0 0 0 1 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 0 0 1 0 0 0 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 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 10
 
ALL AREAS --- TOTAL, ALL AREAS 26 26 38 25 22 6 23 19 13 13 18 18 13 22 282



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