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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 472, Amusement 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 131100 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 9 3 3 2 7 5 4 2 3 1 8 9 56
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141700 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 3 2 3 15 4 32
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115380 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 1 0 3 2 2 5 0 1 1 1 3 0 19
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135620 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 2 1 2 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 2 4 17
Metropolitan Statistical Area 144100 Springfield, IL 2 5 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 15
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141740 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1 1 1 2 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 13
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116980 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 4 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136740 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 3 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 11
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129540 Lancaster, PA 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 1 2 0 1 0 10
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139300 Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 2 1 0 1 9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141620 Salt Lake City, UT 0 1 1 2 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127500 Janesville, WI 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139740 Reading, PA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 2 1 8
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112060 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133100 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133460 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117460 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137980 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137100 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119100 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119740 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 130860 Logan, UT-ID 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137340 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114460 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126420 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110420 Akron, OH 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111100 Amarillo, TX 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116740 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121500 Erie, PA 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 127260 Jacksonville, FL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135840 North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137460 Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, FL 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139340 Provo-Orem, UT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140140 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141180 St. Louis, MO-IL 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141860 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142660 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146060 Tucson, AZ 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147900 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112420 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119820 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 120020 Dothan, AL 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128940 Knoxville, TN 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129820 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135300 New Haven-Milford, CT 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136540 Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138060 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139100 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141940 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142540 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114500 Boulder, CO 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110740 Albuquerque, NM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111460 Ann Arbor, MI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 111700 Asheville, NC 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112540 Bakersfield-Delano, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112580 Baltimore-Towson, MD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113780 Binghamton, NY 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115540 Burlington-South Burlington, VT 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116700 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 117900 Columbia, SC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 118880 Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119660 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 121780 Evansville, IN-KY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122020 Fargo, ND-MN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 123580 Gainesville, GA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124660 Greensboro-High Point, NC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 125540 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126380 Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131180 Lubbock, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131340 Lynchburg, VA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136140 Ocean City, NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 136260 Ogden-Clearfield, UT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138300 Pittsburgh, PA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138860 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139900 Reno-Sparks, NV 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140060 Richmond, VA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140380 Rochester, NY 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140900 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140980 Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141980 San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo, PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142100 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 144140 Springfield, MA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 144300 State College, PA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145060 Syracuse, NY 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145300 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146700 Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149620 York-Hanover, PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 149660 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124540 Greeley, CO 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 39 28 32 37 32 32 26 22 23 17 53 49 390
Micropolitan Statistical Area 210880 Allegan, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 218460 Cornelia, GA 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 222840 Fort Payne, AL 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 227980 Kahului-Wailuku, HI 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 232300 Martinsville, VA 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 243860 Southern Pines-Pinehurst, NC 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 214380 Boone, NC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 215060 Brookings, OR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 227460 Jamestown-Dunkirk-Fredonia, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 236300 Ogdensburg-Massena, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 236380 Okeechobee, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 238380 Plainview, TX 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 239980 Richmond, IN 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 240500 Rockland, ME 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 242940 Sevierville, TN 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 248500 West Point, MS 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 1 2 6 0 3 1 1 3 2 3 1 4 27
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900942 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, PA 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900908 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, CO 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 3
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900936 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, NY 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
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 900926 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
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 900930 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, MT 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900931 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, NE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900940 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, OK 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 1 0 4 1 0 4 1 0 1 1 2 1 16
ALL AREAS --- TOTAL, ALL AREAS 41 30 42 38 35 37 28 25 26 21 56 54 433


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