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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

College Station-Bryan, 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 2012 2013 Total
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 4 5 5 4 3 1 2 4 0 2 6 1 5 4 46
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 3 1 3 2 2 1 4 4 1 3 2 2 3 4 35
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 3 2 2 2 0 1 2 6 0 1 3 1 7 2 32
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 5 6 3 2 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 24
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 1 2 4 0 1 0 1 1 2 2 3 2 3 1 23
256 Fences 1 0 1 1 2 3 0 3 1 2 1 1 0 2 18
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 1 1 2 0 2 2 2 3 1 0 0 1 1 2 18
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 1 0 1 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 1 3 16
297 Chairs and Seats 1 3 0 2 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 14
439 Electrical Connectors 3 2 2 2 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 14
073 Measuring and Testing 1 1 2 2 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 13
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 3 0 1 3 0 2 13
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 2 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 3 2 13
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 2 2 0 1 2 0 2 13
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 1 2 0 0 1 3 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 13
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 1 3 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 2 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 10
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 4 0 0 0 10
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 1 0 1 1 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 10
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 2 0 9
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 2 0 9
062 Refrigeration 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 8
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 1 2 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 2 1 8
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 8
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 7
060 Power Plants 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 6
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 6
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 6
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 6
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 6
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 2 0 6
252 Compositions 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 5
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
398 Optical Communications 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 5
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 5
716 Computer-Aided Design and Analysis of Circuits and Semiconductor Masks 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 5
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
418 Rotary Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 4
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 4
518 Chemistry: Fischer-Tropsch Processes; or Purification or Recovery of Products Thereof 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 4
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 3
081 Tools 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
104 Railways 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 3
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 3
330 Amplifiers 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
380 Cryptography 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 3
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 3
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 3
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3
712 Processing Architectures and Instruction Processing, e.g., Processors (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 3
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
027 Undertaking 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
246 Railway Switches and Signals 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
326 Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
331 Oscillators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
340 Communications: Electrical 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
427 Coating Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
434 Education and Demonstration 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
047 Plant Husbandry 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
082 Turning (e.g., for metal working) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
110 Furnaces 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
117 Single-Crystal, Oriented-Crystal, and Epitaxy Growth Processes; Non-Coating Apparatus Therefor 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
132 Toilet 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
149 Explosive and Thermic Compositions or Charges 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
184 Lubrication 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
188 Brakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
203 Distillation: Processes, Separatory 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
208 Mineral Oils: Processes and Products 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
221 Article Dispensing 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
226 Advancing Material of Indeterminate Length 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
362 Illumination 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
369 Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
370 Multiplex Communications 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
372 Coherent Light Generators 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
501 Compositions: Ceramic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
505 Superconductor Technology: Apparatus, Material, Process 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
507 Earth Boring, Well Treating, and Oil Field Chemistry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
588 Hazardous or Toxic Waste Destruction or Containment 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 0 0 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 0 1 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 44 46 63 51 46 37 48 53 29 33 50 45 65 60 670



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