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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

Corvallis, 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
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 42 58 77 66 42 51 42 18 23 33 34 39 525
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 11 13 14 17 25 27 31 48 32 26 25 16 285
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 12 9 13 12 23 33 29 37 30 32 22 13 265
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 6 9 10 10 18 23 20 20 14 11 4 3 148
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 1 0 0 1 3 21 24 23 13 10 7 3 106
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 8 7 5 7 7 1 8 5 8 6 12 5 79
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 1 4 2 5 4 3 12 7 9 5 13 2 67
353 Optics: Image Projectors 0 0 0 0 2 4 18 13 12 12 3 1 65
348 Television 0 0 2 0 3 2 5 5 7 5 14 9 52
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 0 3 5 6 14 5 3 3 0 3 42
029 Metal Working 0 0 1 3 5 5 6 4 2 7 3 2 38
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 1 0 4 3 10 4 3 5 3 2 3 0 38
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 2 1 1 2 5 4 2 4 3 5 4 5 38
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 4 1 3 0 6 2 3 2 1 3 4 8 37
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 5 4 4 9 6 3 2 1 2 0 0 0 36
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 2 3 3 1 0 3 3 4 5 7 2 3 36
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 2 7 2 0 0 2 1 3 7 0 6 3 33
326 Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry 1 1 7 6 2 5 1 4 0 2 1 0 30
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 0 0 1 0 1 4 9 2 1 1 2 7 28
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 2 5 3 5 1 3 2 1 0 1 1 2 26
463 Amusement Devices: Games 1 6 5 2 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 0 24
385 Optical Waveguides 0 1 0 1 1 3 2 2 6 5 1 1 23
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 1 1 1 1 3 2 0 0 1 4 9 23
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 1 1 1 1 1 2 4 3 4 2 2 0 22
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 2 4 3 3 3 2 2 1 0 20
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 3 6 5 20
427 Coating Processes 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 3 3 5 2 19
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 1 2 3 1 2 1 3 2 0 1 0 3 19
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 1 0 0 2 3 2 4 3 2 0 2 0 19
330 Amplifiers 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 4 4 2 1 0 18
362 Illumination 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 4 4 1 0 0 18
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 3 5 0 17
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 1 1 1 0 4 2 2 2 0 4 17
369 Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 3 2 4 1 17
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 1 1 1 2 1 3 3 2 3 0 17
382 Image Analysis 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 1 3 0 4 3 16
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 2 3 1 1 3 1 2 0 0 13
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 13
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 2 1 0 1 2 12
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 1 1 3 2 2 1 0 1 1 12
445 Electric Lamp or Space Discharge Component or Device Manufacturing 0 0 0 2 4 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 12
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 4 4 12
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 3 1 1 1 11
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 1 2 2 11
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 3 2 1 1 0 11
455 Telecommunications 1 2 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 2 11
219 Electric Heating 0 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 10
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 3 10
070 Locks 1 0 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 9
331 Oscillators 2 1 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 9
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 3 0 0 1 9
400 Typewriting Machines 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 8
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 3 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 8
503 Record Receiver Having Plural Interactive Leaves or a Colorless Color Former, Method of Use, or Developer Therefor 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 1 0 8
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 8
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 7
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 7
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 7
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 7
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 7
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 6
349 Liquid Crystal Cells, Elements and Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 1 6
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 6
451 Abrading 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 1 6
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 6
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 5
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 5
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 5
380 Cryptography 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 5
396 Photography 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 5
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 5
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 5
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 5
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 5
720 Dynamic Optical Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 5
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
417 Pumps 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 4
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4
048 Gas: Heating and Illuminating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 3
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
165 Heat Exchange 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
337 Electricity: Electrothermally or Thermally Actuated Switches 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 3
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
414 Material or Article Handling 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
726 Information Security 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
062 Refrigeration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
083 Cutting 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
119 Animal Husbandry 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
252 Compositions 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
372 Coherent Light Generators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
399 Electrophotography 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
501 Compositions: Ceramic 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
716 Computer-Aided Design and Analysis of Circuits and Semiconductor Masks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
002 Apparel 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
047 Plant Husbandry 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
065 Glass Manufacturing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
101 Printing 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
117 Single-Crystal, Oriented-Crystal, and Epitaxy Growth Processes; Non-Coating Apparatus Therefor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
144 Woodworking 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
148 Metal Treatment 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
271 Sheet Feeding or Delivering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
273 Amusement Devices: Games 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
283 Printed Matter 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
322 Electricity: Single Generator Systems 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
332 Modulators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
336 Inductor Devices 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
338 Electrical Resistors 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 1
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
352 Optics: Motion Pictures 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
360 Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
386 Motion Video Signal Processing for Recording or Reproducing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
398 Optical Communications 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
419 Powder Metallurgy Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
431 Combustion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
433 Dentistry 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
712 Processing Architectures and Instruction Processing, e.g., Processors (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
718 Virtual Machine Task or Process Management or Task Management/Control (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
719 Interprogram Communication or Interprocess Communication (Ipc) (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 131 155 198 211 247 259 323 290 265 229 250 202 2760


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