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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

Las Cruces, NM

( 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
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 6
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 6
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 6
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 6
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 6
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 5
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 5
202 Distillation: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 4
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
060 Power Plants 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
073 Measuring and Testing 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
082 Turning (e.g., for metal working) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3
340 Communications: Electrical 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
062 Refrigeration 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
084 Music 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
177 Weighing Scales 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
718 Virtual Machine Task or Process Management or Task Management/Control (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
056 Harvesters 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
071 Chemistry: Fertilizers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
081 Tools 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
190 Trunks and Hand-Carried Luggage 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
203 Distillation: Processes, Separatory 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
269 Work Holders 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
384 Bearings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
385 Optical Waveguides 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
406 Conveyors: Fluid Current 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
508 Solid Anti-Friction Devices, Materials Therefor, Lubricant or Separant Compositions for Moving Solid Surfaces, and Miscellaneous Mineral Oil Compositions 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 1 0 0 0 0 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
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 1 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 1 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 9 16 11 9 8 9 11 16 5 11 21 15 141


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