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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

El Paso, 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
073 Measuring and Testing 0 2 4 7 7 7 1 1 2 0 1 0 32
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 2 5 3 8 5 5 0 2 0 1 0 31
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 3 1 0 4 1 0 1 2 0 1 3 1 17
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 2 2 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 1 1 12
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 1 1 3 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 11
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 3 10
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 2 2 9
336 Inductor Devices 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 1 2 9
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 1 1 1 1 9
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 1 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 8
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 1 0 1 1 8
137 Fluid Handling 1 0 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 6
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 6
083 Cutting 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 5
362 Illumination 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 5
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 5
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 5
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 5
029 Metal Working 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
280 Land Vehicles 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 4
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 4
053 Package Making 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
066 Textiles: Knitting 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
071 Chemistry: Fertilizers 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3
516 Colloid Systems and Wetting Agents, Subcombinations Thereof, Processes of Making, Stabilizing, Breaking, or Inhibiting 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
002 Apparel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
005 Beds 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
062 Refrigeration 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
116 Signals and Indicators 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
219 Electric Heating 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
348 Television 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
383 Flexible Bags 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
450 Foundation Garments 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
455 Telecommunications 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
012 Boot and Shoe Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 1 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 1 0 1
054 Harness for Working Animal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
081 Tools 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
084 Music 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
105 Railway Rolling Stock 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
126 Stoves and Furnaces 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
132 Toilet 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
188 Brakes 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
256 Fences 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
269 Work Holders 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
337 Electricity: Electrothermally or Thermally Actuated Switches 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
353 Optics: Image Projectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 1 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 1
384 Bearings 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
398 Optical Communications 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
414 Material or Article Handling 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
464 Rotary Shafts, Gudgeons, Housings, and Flexible Couplings for Rotary Shafts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 29 32 46 45 51 36 39 33 25 16 23 23 398


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