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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

Idaho Falls, ID

( 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 1 4 6 5 5 4 7 4 2 1 0 0 39
250 Radiant Energy 1 3 1 0 2 2 4 5 2 4 7 5 36
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 1 0 0 0 1 3 2 3 3 2 6 2 23
148 Metal Treatment 1 1 0 0 3 0 1 1 2 1 1 3 14
376 Induced Nuclear Reactions: Processes, Systems, and Elements 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 3 1 1 0 3 13
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 2 1 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 4 1 13
062 Refrigeration 2 0 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 3 1 0 12
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 2 1 1 3 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 12
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 1 0 2 2 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 12
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 1 0 1 2 2 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 11
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 2 2 1 1 11
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 2 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 10
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 2 1 2 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 10
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 3 1 10
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 2 2 10
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 1 1 1 9
427 Coating Processes 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 3 1 1 1 0 9
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 2 9
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 1 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 9
340 Communications: Electrical 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 2 0 8
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 8
053 Package Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 1 0 7
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 7
219 Electric Heating 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 7
252 Compositions 1 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7
280 Land Vehicles 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 7
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 6
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
181 Acoustics 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 6
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 6
588 Hazardous or Toxic Waste Destruction or Containment 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 6
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 5
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 5
180 Motor Vehicles 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 5
414 Material or Article Handling 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 5
060 Power Plants 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 4
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 4
373 Industrial Electric Heating Furnaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 4
460 Crop Threshing or Separating 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 4
002 Apparel 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 3
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
451 Abrading 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
055 Gas Separation 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
111 Planting 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
119 Animal Husbandry 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
164 Metal Founding 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
382 Image Analysis 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
433 Dentistry 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
518 Chemistry: Fischer-Tropsch Processes; or Purification or Recovery of Products Thereof 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
047 Plant Husbandry 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
048 Gas: Heating and Illuminating 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
100 Presses 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
104 Railways 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
110 Furnaces 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
149 Explosive and Thermic Compositions or Charges 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
152 Resilient Tires and Wheels 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
172 Earth Working 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
188 Brakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
194 Check-Actuated Control Mechanisms 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
202 Distillation: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
208 Mineral Oils: Processes and Products 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
221 Article Dispensing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
231 Whips and Whip Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
237 Heating Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
256 Fences 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
273 Amusement Devices: Games 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
298 Land Vehicles: Dumping 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
326 Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
396 Photography 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
417 Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
419 Powder Metallurgy Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
494 Imperforate Bowl: Centrifugal Separators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
501 Compositions: Ceramic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 37 38 44 35 39 43 61 61 32 36 69 51 546


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