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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 - 2013 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

Chico, CA

( 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 2012 2013 Total
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 9
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 2 3 9
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 4
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 4
463 Amusement Devices: Games 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
280 Land Vehicles 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
451 Abrading 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
169 Fire Extinguishers 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
172 Earth Working 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
219 Electric Heating 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
016 Miscellaneous Hardware (e.g., Bushing, Carpet Fastener, Caster, Door Closer, Panel Hanger, Attachable or Adjunct Handle, Hinge, Window Sash Balance, Etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
221 Article Dispensing 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
338 Electrical Resistors 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
398 Optical Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
086 Ammunition and Explosive-Charge Making 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
211 Supports: Racks 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
414 Material or Article Handling 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
007 Compound Hand Tools 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
062 Refrigeration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
083 Cutting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
132 Toilet 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
144 Woodworking 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
187 Elevator, Industrial Lift Truck, or Stationary Lift for Vehicle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
249 Static Molds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
417 Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
431 Combustion 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
432 Heating 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
720 Dynamic Optical Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
383 Flexible Bags 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 15 13 16 6 8 7 15 7 7 11 15 12 20 20 169



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