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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 - 2013 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

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

( 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 2012 2013 Total
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 1 4 10 3 7 5 3 5 4 12 7 8 5 74
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 3 12 4 7 2 5 9 5 2 4 8 5 5 3 74
439 Electrical Connectors 3 3 2 0 0 4 0 3 3 1 2 2 3 7 33
062 Refrigeration 12 2 4 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 24
033 Geometrical Instruments 3 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 2 2 2 2 1 2 20
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 0 0 1 1 0 1 5 2 0 3 1 0 3 1 18
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 1 4 2 0 1 3 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 17
283 Printed Matter 4 3 2 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 13
606 Surgery (instruments) 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 2 0 12
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 4 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 11
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 2 3 1 0 11
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 2 2 11
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 10
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 1 10
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 3 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
073 Measuring and Testing 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 8
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 2 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 2 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 8
252 Compositions 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 7
340 Communications: Electrical 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 7
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 7
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 6
219 Electric Heating 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 6
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6
029 Metal Working 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 5
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
119 Animal Husbandry 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 4
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 4
362 Illumination 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
369 Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
417 Pumps 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 4
427 Coating Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 4
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 4
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
047 Plant Husbandry 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
149 Explosive and Thermic Compositions or Charges 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
172 Earth Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 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 0 0 2 0 1 0 3
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
382 Image Analysis 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3
482 Exercise Devices 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
002 Apparel 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 0 0 0 1 1 2
081 Tools 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
114 Ships 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
132 Toilet 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
187 Elevator, Industrial Lift Truck, or Stationary Lift for Vehicle 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
194 Check-Actuated Control Mechanisms 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
433 Dentistry 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
451 Abrading 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
501 Compositions: Ceramic 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
518 Chemistry: Fischer-Tropsch Processes; or Purification or Recovery of Products Thereof 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
005 Beds 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
016 Miscellaneous Hardware (e.g., Bushing, Carpet Fastener, Caster, Door Closer, Panel Hanger, Attachable or Adjunct Handle, Hinge, Window Sash Balance, Etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
028 Textiles: Manufacturing 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
053 Package Making 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
066 Textiles: Knitting 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
084 Music 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
086 Ammunition and Explosive-Charge Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
110 Furnaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
112 Sewing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
116 Signals and Indicators 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
144 Woodworking 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
150 Purses, Wallets, and Protective Covers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 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 1 0 0 0 0 1
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
208 Mineral Oils: Processes and Products 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 1 0 0 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
250 Radiant Energy 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
269 Work Holders 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
279 Chucks or Sockets 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
322 Electricity: Single Generator Systems 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
383 Flexible Bags 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
406 Conveyors: Fluid Current 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 0 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 0 1 0 0 1
450 Foundation Garments 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
507 Earth Boring, Well Treating, and Oil Field Chemistry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 75 73 48 37 37 49 46 36 30 36 58 48 54 52 679



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