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U.S. PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
Patent Technology Monitoring Team (PTMT)

Patenting In U.S. Metropolitan and Micropolitan Areas
Breakout By Technology Class

Count of 2000 - 2011 Utility Patent Grants
As Distributed By Calendar Year of Grant

- Explanation of Data -

Rank Ordered Listing of Technology Classes Receiving 1 or More Utility Patents During the Period
Originating From

Baton Rouge, LA

( Metropolitan Statistical Area )

( patent origin is determined by the residence of the first-named inventor )
( technology class is determined by the primary classification assigned to a patent- see 'Explanation of Data' )
( some classes have been combined together under a single class identifier )
( patent counts may not sum exactly due to rounding - see the Explanation of Data )
( regional areas are based on U.S. Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA) )

The following table displays technology classes and counts of utility patents classified in them; patents are distributed by year of patent grant.
Class Class Title 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Total
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 20 25 11 11 9 6 8 7 4 2 5 10 118
208 Mineral Oils: Processes and Products 9 12 5 18 8 8 3 8 4 1 3 2 81
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 7 13 5 8 7 4 4 5 6 6 7 6 78
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 5 7 8 11 4 6 1 4 3 2 2 2 55
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 6 8 2 5 2 5 4 3 6 0 0 2 43
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 9 4 3 4 8 0 2 2 0 4 0 1 37
518 Chemistry: Fischer-Tropsch Processes; or Purification or Recovery of Products Thereof 6 3 1 5 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 22
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 3 2 3 3 1 1 0 0 4 1 2 2 22
073 Measuring and Testing 0 1 1 0 2 2 3 1 2 5 2 2 21
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 5 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 16
137 Fluid Handling 5 5 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 16
252 Compositions 4 1 0 4 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 16
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 5 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 2 1 16
340 Communications: Electrical 1 2 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 3 3 14
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 3 1 11
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 1 0 3 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 10
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 4 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 10
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 9
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 9
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 8
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 8
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 4 0 8
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 7
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 7
280 Land Vehicles 1 0 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 7
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 7
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 3 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 7
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 6
060 Power Plants 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6
062 Refrigeration 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 6
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 6
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 6
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 6
452 Butchering 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 6
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 6
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 5
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
127 Sugar, Starch, and Carbohydrates 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 5
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 5
417 Pumps 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 5
508 Solid Anti-Friction Devices, Materials Therefor, Lubricant or Separant Compositions for Moving Solid Surfaces, and Miscellaneous Mineral Oil Compositions 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 5
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 5
002 Apparel 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
005 Beds 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
029 Metal Working 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 4
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 4
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
119 Animal Husbandry 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
203 Distillation: Processes, Separatory 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
260 Chemistry of Carbon Compounds 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 4
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
431 Combustion 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 4
507 Earth Boring, Well Treating, and Oil Field Chemistry 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 4
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
042 Firearms 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
049 Movable or Removable Closures 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
070 Locks 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
102 Ammunition and Explosives 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
172 Earth Working 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
180 Motor Vehicles 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
211 Supports: Racks 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
219 Electric Heating 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3
220 Receptacles 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3
362 Illumination 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
406 Conveyors: Fluid Current 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
516 Colloid Systems and Wetting Agents, Subcombinations Thereof, Processes of Making, Stabilizing, Breaking, or Inhibiting 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
037 Excavating 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
048 Gas: Heating and Illuminating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
084 Music 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
132 Toilet 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
206 Special Receptacle or Package 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
368 Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
385 Optical Waveguides 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
014 Bridges 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
053 Package Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
055 Gas Separation 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
059 Chain, Staple, and Horseshoe Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
063 Jewelry 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
105 Railway Rolling Stock 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
111 Planting 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
116 Signals and Indicators 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
131 Tobacco 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
152 Resilient Tires and Wheels 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
181 Acoustics 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
190 Trunks and Hand-Carried Luggage 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
202 Distillation: Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
221 Article Dispensing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
223 Apparel Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
305 Wheel Substitutes for Land Vehicles 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
355 Photocopying 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
384 Bearings 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
398 Optical Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
418 Rotary Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
433 Dentistry 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
464 Rotary Shafts, Gudgeons, Housings, and Flexible Couplings for Rotary Shafts 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 167 147 103 115 85 73 59 68 61 45 51 64 1038


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