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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

Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, 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 2012 2013 Total
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 161 202 197 242 294 203 324 276 299 290 424 347 429 442 4130
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 114 137 135 98 89 91 114 85 70 99 115 125 106 140 1518
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 74 80 73 80 63 57 94 78 92 80 137 141 132 123 1304
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 48 42 52 36 69 57 53 53 56 37 55 78 82 83 801
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 64 58 51 43 47 33 41 41 41 34 59 39 65 52 668
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 33 34 72 36 26 26 48 39 24 27 47 67 78 105 662
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 33 34 39 61 41 39 41 41 58 41 66 43 54 59 650
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 28 29 37 26 33 25 53 63 52 42 56 57 52 62 615
073 Measuring and Testing 26 28 31 38 35 41 38 45 39 44 52 51 57 50 575
507 Earth Boring, Well Treating, and Oil Field Chemistry 31 25 10 21 22 20 34 30 22 48 52 76 44 40 475
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 38 18 19 21 19 20 24 27 24 37 54 48 43 67 459
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 34 27 23 32 47 42 19 40 37 18 27 31 28 27 432
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 31 20 41 30 28 32 34 37 25 27 34 17 27 30 413
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 32 21 35 28 34 14 29 22 34 26 27 22 19 27 370
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 18 32 24 22 26 32 26 18 22 14 16 25 30 49 354
208 Mineral Oils: Processes and Products 20 18 25 15 15 12 20 19 26 28 42 37 28 46 351
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems) 66 54 34 24 30 21 32 5 9 7 9 5 5 9 310
340 Communications: Electrical 14 14 22 18 23 27 35 23 19 15 16 20 35 28 309
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 25 22 17 18 10 14 30 19 21 16 29 21 30 26 298
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 26 24 23 27 24 14 9 16 16 11 17 24 22 23 276
137 Fluid Handling 33 34 22 27 12 16 16 18 9 11 10 13 19 29 269
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 14 12 21 20 11 10 14 15 19 15 19 28 16 24 238
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 2 1 1 4 8 11 17 10 16 21 32 24 34 49 230
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 12 10 12 10 6 5 11 14 16 12 25 20 39 29 221
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 3 4 3 4 4 11 8 6 13 22 37 33 37 35 220
062 Refrigeration 23 24 17 20 17 18 16 26 13 13 5 9 6 11 218
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 22 23 21 21 19 13 16 10 14 10 11 13 6 18 217
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 17 5 17 19 22 12 12 11 14 20 13 17 18 19 216
250 Radiant Energy 8 9 8 11 12 15 12 19 17 26 11 18 12 36 214
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 6 9 3 10 18 13 24 10 20 18 25 17 14 20 207
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 16 15 24 18 17 15 10 6 15 20 18 11 7 10 202
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 19 18 13 14 13 10 4 12 6 10 22 14 16 20 191
114 Ships 11 11 17 10 14 11 16 10 14 5 11 14 16 17 177
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 19 18 9 22 10 5 4 4 4 8 18 16 13 26 176
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 17 11 14 15 7 14 19 12 9 6 10 5 10 17 166
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 8 10 20 10 10 9 12 10 9 11 13 14 12 15 163
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 9 24 9 17 17 15 13 6 5 2 4 11 19 12 163
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 3 7 9 7 7 4 7 8 11 18 16 19 21 23 160
439 Electrical Connectors 8 5 7 9 13 10 11 14 13 10 10 17 6 9 142
482 Exercise Devices 17 11 9 12 12 9 12 8 8 13 12 5 7 4 139
029 Metal Working 4 2 7 10 9 12 6 10 4 12 13 17 12 13 131
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 11 16 10 9 7 9 11 5 6 7 5 11 11 12 130
095 Gas Separation: Processes 5 4 1 5 7 8 4 6 3 12 11 14 20 25 125
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 4 4 1 3 2 4 10 12 5 14 15 8 11 16 109
382 Image Analysis 1 1 2 2 4 3 6 6 4 8 10 21 24 17 109
417 Pumps 11 18 9 8 4 2 7 4 2 3 4 4 11 22 109
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 5 8 6 10 5 5 8 5 4 9 4 8 26 103
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 11 4 11 8 5 5 2 8 3 7 3 9 8 14 98
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 8 12 13 5 5 12 4 3 3 2 7 9 8 5 96
060 Power Plants 2 8 9 8 7 9 7 3 8 4 7 4 6 11 93
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 7 10 1 7 5 7 7 8 11 8 7 8 4 3 93
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 6 7 9 8 5 6 3 6 4 8 3 5 8 8 86
370 Multiplex Communications 2 9 4 3 2 2 5 5 6 5 4 11 11 17 86
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 2 8 5 11 6 4 3 4 5 3 8 11 5 9 84
606 Surgery (instruments) 8 5 6 7 8 4 8 5 3 0 0 9 10 11 84
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 3 9 5 6 1 11 6 8 9 8 6 5 1 5 83
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 8 10 7 3 4 2 3 3 3 4 3 16 6 5 77
726 Information Security 8 6 5 5 2 4 3 5 2 9 7 4 10 7 77
048 Gas: Heating and Illuminating 1 0 0 2 2 2 6 2 2 5 9 11 14 19 75
385 Optical Waveguides 1 1 1 4 3 2 3 9 8 14 9 7 4 9 75
252 Compositions 7 8 4 9 4 5 7 1 4 1 6 5 5 8 74
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 6 9 8 8 6 7 4 3 4 4 2 4 5 1 71
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 7 7 1 2 5 4 6 4 7 3 4 5 6 9 70
181 Acoustics 5 6 6 6 3 6 2 8 4 3 4 7 5 3 68
362 Illumination 6 6 4 6 2 2 5 6 4 2 8 6 2 5 64
427 Coating Processes 3 3 2 8 6 4 1 4 3 1 5 6 7 10 63
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 7 1 5 6 1 3 3 6 2 2 5 8 7 5 61
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 7 3 3 8 3 2 4 3 2 3 6 4 7 6 61
102 Ammunition and Explosives 1 1 11 6 1 0 1 5 3 4 8 6 6 7 60
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 5 6 8 5 8 4 2 2 2 2 5 3 3 4 59
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 3 4 3 13 5 4 6 4 4 2 3 2 2 2 57
002 Apparel 7 6 9 2 7 4 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 2 56
348 Television 4 11 4 4 3 0 2 1 1 0 2 4 7 13 56
455 Telecommunications 2 3 6 2 5 3 7 1 1 5 4 6 3 8 56
219 Electric Heating 12 11 4 2 1 2 4 4 1 2 1 1 1 8 54
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 1 2 2 3 3 4 6 9 5 8 6 3 1 1 54
508 Solid Anti-Friction Devices, Materials Therefor, Lubricant or Separant Compositions for Moving Solid Surfaces, and Miscellaneous Mineral Oil Compositions 7 4 6 3 2 2 5 3 1 2 5 3 3 8 54
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 1 2 2 1 8 6 7 2 5 2 7 3 1 6 53
280 Land Vehicles 3 3 3 3 0 6 2 3 4 4 6 3 8 4 52
033 Geometrical Instruments 7 0 4 2 4 5 5 1 3 3 4 3 4 5 50
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 2 1 2 2 4 3 1 2 3 2 7 3 6 11 49
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 3 4 4 3 2 2 4 5 3 4 3 4 3 4 48
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 2 5 4 6 2 4 3 1 5 2 6 0 5 1 46
414 Material or Article Handling 2 2 1 1 1 3 1 3 3 0 2 5 12 9 45
431 Combustion 0 1 0 2 1 16 4 2 4 3 2 7 1 2 45
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 3 1 1 2 1 12 5 5 8 6 45
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 6 4 2 1 2 2 4 1 4 2 3 3 5 6 45
379 Telephonic Communications 2 8 2 5 3 2 7 2 3 3 2 1 1 3 44
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 6 3 2 0 1 2 2 1 3 0 7 5 7 4 43
220 Receptacles 6 2 4 1 1 1 7 2 1 0 6 4 3 5 43
518 Chemistry: Fischer-Tropsch Processes; or Purification or Recovery of Products Thereof 2 2 4 2 1 4 3 1 2 2 2 5 7 6 43
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 2 5 4 0 1 3 0 1 0 1 3 6 6 10 42
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 7 1 3 0 0 1 1 5 2 5 6 4 4 3 42
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 14 4 4 2 1 0 1 2 2 1 2 3 4 2 42
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 7 5 4 4 1 2 5 3 2 0 1 2 1 4 41
165 Heat Exchange 6 6 3 5 2 5 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 3 41
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 2 2 3 1 2 6 6 3 1 2 2 6 4 1 41
206 Special Receptacle or Package 3 2 4 3 5 8 0 2 0 2 0 3 5 4 41
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 6 3 1 8 1 2 4 4 1 1 1 6 2 40
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 1 2 0 1 2 0 4 6 4 1 3 7 2 7 40
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 2 4 5 3 1 1 1 3 4 3 0 5 3 5 40
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 4 4 3 2 5 3 2 2 0 3 5 3 3 39
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 3 3 1 0 0 0 3 0 2 5 3 6 5 8 39
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 2 1 2 0 3 4 8 5 4 3 2 2 2 38
712 Processing Architectures and Instruction Processing, e.g., Processors (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 17 7 3 0 2 2 2 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 38
180 Motor Vehicles 1 2 1 2 3 2 3 1 1 3 9 6 2 1 37
089 Ordnance 1 0 3 4 0 2 1 2 4 1 4 2 8 4 36
119 Animal Husbandry 5 5 0 0 2 2 0 4 2 0 3 6 3 4 36
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 1 3 1 4 5 3 1 1 2 2 4 6 0 3 36
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 3 3 3 1 3 1 1 0 1 2 5 6 3 4 36
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 4 4 2 4 0 0 2 3 1 4 2 2 3 5 36
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 1 4 1 2 3 2 3 2 1 4 5 2 3 2 35
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 2 2 3 1 2 0 2 1 2 1 5 9 5 35
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 3 1 1 1 1 4 1 7 5 4 2 1 3 34
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 7 1 2 2 3 6 0 2 0 1 3 3 2 1 33
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 3 0 3 4 3 0 2 3 1 1 2 3 4 4 33
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 3 2 1 1 1 4 1 4 4 2 3 1 6 0 33
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 2 6 5 3 3 0 0 3 1 2 1 1 5 0 32
403 Joints and Connections 4 4 4 6 4 2 1 0 0 1 3 1 0 2 32
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 2 0 3 0 8 1 0 0 0 1 4 5 4 3 31
203 Distillation: Processes, Separatory 4 3 3 0 1 3 1 2 2 0 2 2 5 3 31
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 2 3 3 2 3 2 0 1 1 1 7 1 2 2 30
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 1 6 2 2 3 3 1 1 2 3 1 3 1 1 30
005 Beds 2 5 2 2 3 0 0 0 3 2 5 2 1 2 29
076 Metal Tools and Implements, Making 0 0 1 3 3 1 1 3 1 1 6 2 6 1 29
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 4 3 3 2 4 0 5 1 0 0 4 0 2 1 29
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 3 0 4 3 2 2 1 2 3 1 1 1 2 4 29
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 1 4 3 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 0 6 7 28
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 1 2 5 3 3 5 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 28
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 5 3 3 2 4 1 3 2 0 1 0 3 0 1 28
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 4 3 0 2 2 1 2 2 3 0 2 2 4 1 28
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 5 5 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 2 3 5 28
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 4 3 2 2 2 0 3 2 1 1 2 1 2 2 27
211 Supports: Racks 3 3 1 2 0 1 5 2 1 2 4 1 1 1 27
433 Dentistry 6 3 2 2 1 3 2 1 1 1 2 1 0 2 27
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 3 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 4 6 1 3 27
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 2 3 2 3 3 0 1 1 4 2 1 2 1 1 26
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 2 2 0 1 1 3 4 4 5 0 0 2 2 26
081 Tools 0 5 1 3 0 2 2 2 0 0 3 1 3 3 25
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 1 0 3 0 2 4 3 2 0 2 1 3 4 25
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 4 2 5 0 1 2 0 2 1 0 2 2 2 2 25
055 Gas Separation 0 0 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 3 2 5 4 24
148 Metal Treatment 2 2 5 2 2 2 2 0 1 1 2 0 2 1 24
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 5 3 5 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3 24
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 2 3 2 3 0 1 2 0 3 1 2 1 0 4 24
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 2 0 1 0 1 3 6 2 2 1 1 3 2 24
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 3 6 5 24
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 1 2 1 2 2 3 3 1 3 0 2 1 0 3 24
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 7 1 2 4 0 3 2 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 24
506 Combinatorial Chemistry Technology: Method, Library, Apparatus 2 4 2 8 0 1 0 0 1 3 1 1 1 0 24
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 3 5 1 1 23
454 Ventilation 1 1 3 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 3 1 0 4 23
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 6 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 6 3 23
418 Rotary Expansible Chamber Devices 1 5 1 3 0 2 1 0 2 1 1 1 4 0 22
419 Powder Metallurgy Processes 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 3 2 4 1 22
516 Colloid Systems and Wetting Agents, Subcombinations Thereof, Processes of Making, Stabilizing, Breaking, or Inhibiting 0 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 0 5 3 1 2 0 22
718 Virtual Machine Task or Process Management or Task Management/Control (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 4 3 0 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 4 22
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 4 3 3 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 1 21
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 1 5 3 1 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 2 2 1 21
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 2 6 2 2 2 0 21
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 21
202 Distillation: Apparatus 2 3 3 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 3 1 3 20
273 Amusement Devices: Games 2 1 1 1 4 0 2 1 2 0 2 2 0 2 20
326 Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry 0 3 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 3 6 1 3 20
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 1 1 1 5 1 0 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 4 20
372 Coherent Light Generators 0 0 1 6 6 1 2 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 20
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 1 3 1 1 3 3 1 0 3 2 1 1 0 20
084 Music 4 1 4 1 1 0 1 1 1 3 1 0 0 1 19
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 2 7 3 19
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 4 2 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 2 0 1 19
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 3 4 4 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 3 19
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 4 3 1 1 1 4 1 19
110 Furnaces 3 4 2 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 3 0 18
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 4 2 3 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 1 18
434 Education and Demonstration 3 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 5 18
719 Interprogram Communication or Interprocess Communication (Ipc) (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 2 1 4 4 18
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 1 2 3 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 5 17
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 5 1 0 2 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 17
716 Computer-Aided Design and Analysis of Circuits and Semiconductor Masks 1 1 2 2 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 1 1 3 17
053 Package Making 3 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 4 2 16
070 Locks 1 1 3 4 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 16
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 1 0 0 3 2 4 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 16
132 Toilet 2 1 1 1 3 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 16
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 5 4 16
047 Plant Husbandry 2 2 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 1 15
384 Bearings 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 4 15
398 Optical Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 4 15
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 5 1 0 15
451 Abrading 1 4 2 0 1 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 15
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 0 3 14
030 Cutlery 3 3 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 14
049 Movable or Removable Closures 3 1 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 14
083 Cutting 3 1 0 2 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 14
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 2 1 3 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 14
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 2 0 2 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 3 0 14
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 1 2 13
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 2 3 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 13
164 Metal Founding 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 2 4 2 0 13
269 Work Holders 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 13
494 Imperforate Bowl: Centrifugal Separators 3 0 0 1 2 0 2 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 13
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 3 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 13
152 Resilient Tires and Wheels 0 2 2 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 12
196 Mineral Oils: Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 1 3 12
292 Closure Fasteners 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 2 0 1 1 12
299 Mining or In Situ Disintegration of Hard Material 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 0 4 2 12
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 0 5 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 12
440 Marine Propulsion 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 4 1 2 12
505 Superconductor Technology: Apparatus, Material, Process 1 4 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 12
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 11
369 Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval 3 0 1 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 11
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 11
588 Hazardous or Toxic Waste Destruction or Containment 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 11
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 2 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 11
037 Excavating 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 0 1 10
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 10
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 10
336 Inductor Devices 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 10
380 Cryptography 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 2 10
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 3 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 10
042 Firearms 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 9
051 Abrasive Tool Making Process, Material, or Composition 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 6 9
054 Harness for Working Animal 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 1 9
111 Planting 2 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 9
116 Signals and Indicators 0 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 9
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 9
184 Lubrication 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 2 9
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 9
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 3 0 9
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 1 0 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 9
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 9
016 Miscellaneous Hardware (e.g., Bushing, Carpet Fastener, Caster, Door Closer, Panel Hanger, Attachable or Adjunct Handle, Hinge, Window Sash Balance, Etc.) 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 8
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 8
072 Metal Deforming 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 8
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 8
104 Railways 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 3 0 8
122 Liquid Heaters and Vaporizers 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 8
172 Earth Working 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 8
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 1 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8
267 Spring Devices 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 8
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 8
353 Optics: Image Projectors 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 8
360 Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 2 0 1 1 0 8
407 Cutters, for Shaping 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 8
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 8
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 8
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 7
063 Jewelry 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 7
126 Stoves and Furnaces 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 7
169 Fire Extinguishers 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 7
188 Brakes 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 7
223 Apparel Apparatus 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 7
331 Oscillators 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 7
396 Photography 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 7
409 Gear Cutting, Milling, or Planing 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 7
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
432 Heating 2 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
082 Turning (e.g., for metal working) 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 6
101 Printing 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 6
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 6
256 Fences 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 6
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
383 Flexible Bags 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6
056 Harvesters 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5
144 Woodworking 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 5
159 Concentrating Evaporators 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 5
221 Article Dispensing 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 5
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 5
376 Induced Nuclear Reactions: Processes, Systems, and Elements 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 5
400 Typewriting Machines 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5
472 Amusement Devices 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 5
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5
057 Textiles: Spinning, Twisting, and Twining 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
059 Chain, Staple, and Horseshoe Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 4
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 4
149 Explosive and Thermic Compositions or Charges 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
177 Weighing Scales 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
201 Distillation: Processes, Thermolytic 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4
215 Bottles and Jars 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 4
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4
349 Liquid Crystal Cells, Elements and Systems 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
386 Motion Video Signal Processing for Recording or Reproducing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 4
452 Butchering 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
501 Compositions: Ceramic 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4
091 Motors: Expansible Chamber Type 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
125 Stone Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3
140 Wireworking 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
187 Elevator, Industrial Lift Truck, or Stationary Lift for Vehicle 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
190 Trunks and Hand-Carried Luggage 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3
193 Conveyors, Chutes, Skids, Guides, and Ways 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
212 Traversing Hoists 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
249 Static Molds 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3
368 Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
464 Rotary Shafts, Gudgeons, Housings, and Flexible Couplings for Rotary Shafts 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
477 Interrelated Power Delivery Controls, Including Engine Control 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
850 Scanning-Probe Techniques or Apparatus; Applications of Scanning-Probe Techniques, e.g., Scanning Probe Microscopy [Spm] 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3
007 Compound Hand Tools 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
027 Undertaking 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
065 Glass Manufacturing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
071 Chemistry: Fertilizers 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
112 Sewing 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
194 Check-Actuated Control Mechanisms 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
232 Deposit and Collection Receptacles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
279 Chucks or Sockets 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
283 Printed Matter 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
289 Knots and Knot Tying 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
298 Land Vehicles: Dumping 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
355 Photocopying 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
388 Electricity: Motor Control Systems 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
406 Conveyors: Fluid Current 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
450 Foundation Garments 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
012 Boot and Shoe Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
028 Textiles: Manufacturing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
068 Textiles: Fluid Treating Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
086 Ammunition and Explosive-Charge Making 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
100 Presses 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
105 Railway Rolling Stock 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
109 Safes, Bank Protection, or a Related Device 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 1 0 0 0 1
127 Sugar, Starch, and Carbohydrates 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
131 Tobacco 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
150 Purses, Wallets, and Protective Covers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
168 Farriery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
186 Merchandising 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
191 Electricity: Transmission To Vehicles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
225 Severing by Tearing or Breaking 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
231 Whips and Whip Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
238 Railways: Surface Track 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
246 Railway Switches and Signals 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
260 Chemistry of Carbon Compounds 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
293 Vehicle Fenders 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
322 Electricity: Single Generator Systems 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
330 Amplifiers 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
338 Electrical Resistors 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
352 Optics: Motion Pictures 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
373 Industrial Electric Heating Furnaces 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
399 Electrophotography 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
420 Alloys or Metallic Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
445 Electric Lamp or Space Discharge Component or Device Manufacturing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
462 Books, Strips, and Leaves for Manifolding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
492 Roll or Roller 0 0 0 0 1 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 0 0 1
720 Dynamic Optical Information Storage or Retrieval 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 1767 1778 1734 1678 1628 1460 1781 1611 1616 1619 2190 2173 2349 2655 26039



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