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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

Gainesville, FL

( 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
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 25 31 22 19 12 11 11 10 6 14 13 12 186
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 15 7 6 9 10 12 13 9 3 10 6 10 110
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 5 3 6 6 6 4 10 5 6 2 6 5 64
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 2 3 3 2 4 3 10 4 2 2 13 14 62
073 Measuring and Testing 3 1 9 5 4 4 4 3 2 8 6 2 51
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 3 5 2 6 3 1 2 4 6 4 4 6 46
250 Radiant Energy 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 3 8 6 1 24
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 1 1 0 1 1 3 6 2 1 1 4 21
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 1 1 5 3 1 1 0 1 1 2 5 0 21
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 4 1 2 5 1 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 20
606 Surgery (instruments) 2 3 3 2 1 0 1 2 0 1 2 0 17
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 1 4 1 0 1 2 1 4 0 2 0 1 17
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 1 1 1 5 2 15
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 1 1 3 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 2 3 15
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 2 6 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 14
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 2 4 2 0 0 0 2 3 0 1 0 0 14
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 0 2 2 2 12
340 Communications: Electrical 0 2 0 0 1 2 2 0 2 0 2 1 12
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 1 0 2 1 1 0 3 1 1 2 0 0 12
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 1 0 3 0 0 2 0 2 2 1 1 12
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 1 1 2 0 1 11
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 1 1 1 3 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 11
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 2 10
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 3 1 10
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 2 0 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 9
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 2 1 1 0 1 9
119 Animal Husbandry 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 8
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 3 8
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 2 0 0 8
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 8
029 Metal Working 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 7
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 1 1 0 7
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 7
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 1 1 0 7
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 1 0 7
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 1 1 7
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 6
385 Optical Waveguides 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 6
434 Education and Demonstration 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
501 Compositions: Ceramic 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5
062 Refrigeration 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 5
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 5
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 5
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 5
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 5
427 Coating Processes 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 5
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 4
053 Package Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 4
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4
219 Electric Heating 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 4
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4
326 Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 4
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 4
362 Illumination 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 4
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 4
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 4
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 4
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 3
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
084 Music 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
330 Amplifiers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 3
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
348 Television 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
482 Exercise Devices 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
505 Superconductor Technology: Apparatus, Material, Process 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 3
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 3
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
726 Information Security 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
002 Apparel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
048 Gas: Heating and Illuminating 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
220 Receptacles 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
252 Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
269 Work Holders 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
329 Demodulators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
372 Coherent Light Generators 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
376 Induced Nuclear Reactions: Processes, Systems, and Elements 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
398 Optical Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
412 Bookbinding: Process and Apparatus 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
418 Rotary Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
433 Dentistry 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
508 Solid Anti-Friction Devices, Materials Therefor, Lubricant or Separant Compositions for Moving Solid Surfaces, and Miscellaneous Mineral Oil Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
516 Colloid Systems and Wetting Agents, Subcombinations Thereof, Processes of Making, Stabilizing, Breaking, or Inhibiting 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 1 0 0 1
030 Cutlery 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
051 Abrasive Tool Making Process, Material, or Composition 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
071 Chemistry: Fertilizers 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
082 Turning (e.g., for metal working) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
111 Planting 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
112 Sewing 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
116 Signals and Indicators 0 0 1 0 0 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 1 0 0 0 1
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
177 Weighing Scales 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
181 Acoustics 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
201 Distillation: Processes, Thermolytic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
202 Distillation: Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
203 Distillation: Processes, Separatory 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
256 Fences 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
380 Cryptography 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
388 Electricity: Motor Control Systems 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
431 Combustion 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
432 Heating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
449 Bee Culture (propagating, raising, caring for bees) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
512 Perfume Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
588 Hazardous or Toxic Waste Destruction or Containment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
716 Computer-Aided Design and Analysis of Circuits and Semiconductor Masks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 101 118 95 101 84 96 114 85 77 114 110 108 1203


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