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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

Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA

( 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
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 1 4 1 3 4 6 5 11 1 8 13 2 15 9 83
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 3 1 1 0 3 0 3 0 0 2 3 1 3 0 20
056 Harvesters 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 2 2 12
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 11
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 6
137 Fluid Handling 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 5
340 Communications: Electrical 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 5
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
084 Music 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 4
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
452 Butchering 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 4
081 Tools 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
114 Ships 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
037 Excavating 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
062 Refrigeration 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
002 Apparel 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
014 Bridges 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
053 Package Making 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
059 Chain, Staple, and Horseshoe Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
070 Locks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
083 Cutting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
110 Furnaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
116 Signals and Indicators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
180 Motor Vehicles 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
181 Acoustics 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
223 Apparel Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
297 Chairs and Seats 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
305 Wheel Substitutes for Land Vehicles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
433 Dentistry 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
460 Crop Threshing or Separating 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
472 Amusement Devices 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
507 Earth Boring, Well Treating, and Oil Field Chemistry 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
516 Colloid Systems and Wetting Agents, Subcombinations Thereof, Processes of Making, Stabilizing, Breaking, or Inhibiting 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
588 Hazardous or Toxic Waste Destruction or Containment 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 17 23 14 15 15 23 25 21 10 22 22 7 27 25 266



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