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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

Bend, OR

( 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
482 Exercise Devices 2 0 0 0 2 6 11 4 3 11 2 6 47
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 1 1 6 1 3 6 2 4 3 3 7 6 43
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 1 1 4 6 5 1 2 2 1 0 2 1 26
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 2 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 0 1 3 1 16
048 Gas: Heating and Illuminating 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 3 4 14
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 3 3 12
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 0 0 1 0 3 3 1 1 0 0 1 10
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 1 1 1 1 9
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 2 8
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 2 1 8
095 Gas Separation: Processes 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 7
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 7
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 2 7
280 Land Vehicles 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 1 6
340 Communications: Electrical 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 6
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 6
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 6
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 5
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 5
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 5
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 5
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 5
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 5
029 Metal Working 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 4
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 4
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 4
144 Woodworking 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 4
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
104 Railways 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
119 Animal Husbandry 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
252 Compositions 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 3
005 Beds 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
042 Firearms 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
081 Tools 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
331 Oscillators 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
427 Coating Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
037 Excavating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
071 Chemistry: Fertilizers 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
084 Music 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
116 Signals and Indicators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
148 Metal Treatment 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
152 Resilient Tires and Wheels 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 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 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
256 Fences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
297 Chairs and Seats 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
298 Land Vehicles: Dumping 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
337 Electricity: Electrothermally or Thermally Actuated Switches 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
353 Optics: Image Projectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
369 Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
379 Telephonic Communications 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
398 Optical Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
433 Dentistry 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
451 Abrading 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 1 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
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 31 31 24 21 29 44 46 39 37 49 46 61 458


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