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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

Lawrence, KS

( 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
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 5 1 2 1 0 2 1 2 1 7 8 2 32
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 2 1 5 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 2 2 21
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 2 8
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 8
056 Harvesters 2 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 7
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 6
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6
370 Multiplex Communications 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 5
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5
340 Communications: Electrical 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 4
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 4
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 4
101 Printing 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
297 Chairs and Seats 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
382 Image Analysis 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 3
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
219 Electric Heating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
505 Superconductor Technology: Apparatus, Material, Process 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
030 Cutlery 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
062 Refrigeration 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
070 Locks 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
081 Tools 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
091 Motors: Expansible Chamber Type 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
152 Resilient Tires and Wheels 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
208 Mineral Oils: Processes and Products 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
221 Article Dispensing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
368 Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
396 Photography 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
398 Optical Communications 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
433 Dentistry 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 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
ALL ALL CLASSES 24 10 30 18 11 16 17 18 14 20 23 25 226


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