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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

Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA

( 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
250 Radiant Energy 1 3 2 4 7 4 2 4 5 6 3 4 45
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 3 3 1 5 3 2 5 2 2 6 3 6 41
073 Measuring and Testing 5 3 3 2 5 6 3 1 4 0 2 3 37
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 2 10 1 2 4 1 2 2 7 3 34
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 1 4 4 0 0 5 1 1 3 8 2 29
427 Coating Processes 1 8 2 4 5 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 25
340 Communications: Electrical 0 1 0 3 2 3 8 0 3 0 3 1 24
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 3 2 3 2 4 1 4 1 0 1 0 0 21
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 1 4 2 3 4 2 1 0 1 2 1 21
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 1 3 4 3 2 2 0 1 0 2 2 0 20
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 3 3 0 2 2 3 2 1 1 0 0 2 19
376 Induced Nuclear Reactions: Processes, Systems, and Elements 3 3 5 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 18
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 0 1 3 1 3 1 2 1 1 0 3 1 17
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 1 1 4 0 1 1 0 2 1 4 15
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 1 2 1 1 0 3 3 2 0 0 0 1 14
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 3 1 1 2 1 0 2 0 0 2 2 0 14
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 13
095 Gas Separation: Processes 1 1 1 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 12
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 3 0 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 12
518 Chemistry: Fischer-Tropsch Processes; or Purification or Recovery of Products Thereof 0 1 1 0 2 0 3 1 1 1 2 0 12
060 Power Plants 2 1 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 2 11
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 1 3 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 10
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 4 0 10
588 Hazardous or Toxic Waste Destruction or Containment 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 10
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 1 0 3 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 8
048 Gas: Heating and Illuminating 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 7
219 Electric Heating 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 7
252 Compositions 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 7
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 7
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 3 6
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 6
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 6
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 6
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 6
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 5
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 5
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 5
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 5
055 Gas Separation 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
083 Cutting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 4
111 Planting 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 4
280 Land Vehicles 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 4
029 Metal Working 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
062 Refrigeration 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
065 Glass Manufacturing 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
086 Ammunition and Explosive-Charge Making 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
372 Coherent Light Generators 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 3
373 Industrial Electric Heating Furnaces 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 3
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
148 Metal Treatment 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
202 Distillation: Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
208 Mineral Oils: Processes and Products 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
445 Electric Lamp or Space Discharge Component or Device Manufacturing 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
516 Colloid Systems and Wetting Agents, Subcombinations Thereof, Processes of Making, Stabilizing, Breaking, or Inhibiting 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
002 Apparel 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
042 Firearms 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
071 Chemistry: Fertilizers 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
110 Furnaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
117 Single-Crystal, Oriented-Crystal, and Epitaxy Growth Processes; Non-Coating Apparatus Therefor 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
127 Sugar, Starch, and Carbohydrates 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
180 Motor Vehicles 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 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 1 0 0 1
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
369 Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
383 Flexible Bags 0 0 0 0 0 1 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
398 Optical Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
406 Conveyors: Fluid Current 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
419 Powder Metallurgy Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
420 Alloys or Metallic Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
431 Combustion 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
434 Education and Demonstration 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
472 Amusement Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
501 Compositions: Ceramic 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 0 1 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 1 0 0 0 1
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
726 Information Security 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 59 56 65 93 74 64 79 40 48 51 74 69 772


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