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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

Lafayette, 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 Total
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 11 14 12 10 6 11 9 12 16 15 12 20 148
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 8 10 6 5 5 4 3 6 6 7 2 2 64
073 Measuring and Testing 0 1 1 2 3 4 2 4 2 1 1 3 24
081 Tools 4 3 2 2 2 1 3 3 0 1 0 2 23
507 Earth Boring, Well Treating, and Oil Field Chemistry 2 2 3 5 3 2 0 2 1 1 1 1 23
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 4 3 2 2 1 1 0 1 1 2 1 3 21
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 3 2 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 14
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 10
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 2 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 9
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 8
137 Fluid Handling 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7
029 Metal Working 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 6
119 Animal Husbandry 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 6
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 6
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 6
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 2 6
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
100 Presses 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
188 Brakes 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 4
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 4
464 Rotary Shafts, Gudgeons, Housings, and Flexible Couplings for Rotary Shafts 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
606 Surgery (instruments) 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
037 Excavating 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
084 Music 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
211 Supports: Racks 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 3
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 3
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 3
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
030 Cutlery 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
340 Communications: Electrical 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
362 Illumination 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
427 Coating Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
440 Marine Propulsion 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
002 Apparel 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
014 Bridges 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
042 Firearms 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
053 Package Making 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
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 0 0 1 1
083 Cutting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
172 Earth Working 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
177 Weighing Scales 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
208 Mineral Oils: Processes and Products 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
212 Traversing Hoists 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
219 Electric Heating 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
223 Apparel Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
252 Compositions 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 0 0 1 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
368 Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
379 Telephonic Communications 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
383 Flexible Bags 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
451 Abrading 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
452 Butchering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
454 Ventilation 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
501 Compositions: Ceramic 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (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 1 0 0 1
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 56 56 51 53 46 41 40 43 39 44 38 54 561


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