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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

Corpus Christi, 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
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 10 5 4 3 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 29
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 2 4 4 17
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 2 0 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 15
440 Marine Propulsion 1 2 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 8
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 2 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 5
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 4
152 Resilient Tires and Wheels 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 4
362 Illumination 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
070 Locks 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
081 Tools 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
005 Beds 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
019 Textiles: Fiber Preparation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
062 Refrigeration 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
073 Measuring and Testing 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
132 Toilet 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
208 Mineral Oils: Processes and Products 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
220 Receptacles 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
014 Bridges 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
056 Harvesters 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
072 Metal Deforming 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
084 Music 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
089 Ordnance 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
112 Sewing 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
122 Liquid Heaters and Vaporizers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
172 Earth Working 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
202 Distillation: Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
281 Books, Strips, and Leaves 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
417 Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
452 Butchering 1 0 0 0 0 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 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 1 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 0 1 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 29 31 23 21 22 17 16 12 14 17 19 18 239


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