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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

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

( 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
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 1 4 0 1 2 4 3 8 3 5 31
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 4 2 2 1 1 0 1 4 1 1 2 3 22
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 3 1 2 0 2 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 13
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 3 12
169 Fire Extinguishers 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 7
119 Animal Husbandry 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 5
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 5
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5
362 Illumination 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
414 Material or Article Handling 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 5
280 Land Vehicles 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 4
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
137 Fluid Handling 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
047 Plant Husbandry 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
062 Refrigeration 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
203 Distillation: Processes, Separatory 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
208 Mineral Oils: Processes and Products 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
219 Electric Heating 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
252 Compositions 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
427 Coating Processes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
029 Metal Working 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
030 Cutlery 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
053 Package Making 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
076 Metal Tools and Implements, Making 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
081 Tools 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
084 Music 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
114 Ships 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
165 Heat Exchange 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
201 Distillation: Processes, Thermolytic 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
267 Spring Devices 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 1 0 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
368 Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
406 Conveyors: Fluid Current 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
417 Pumps 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
418 Rotary Expansible Chamber Devices 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
452 Butchering 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
454 Ventilation 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
455 Telecommunications 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
518 Chemistry: Fischer-Tropsch Processes; or Purification or Recovery of Products Thereof 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 30 29 14 23 14 13 16 22 12 14 22 23 232


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