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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

Lubbock, TX

( 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
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 1 0 2 2 2 1 2 4 1 3 18
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 1 3 4 0 2 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 15
606 Surgery (instruments) 4 1 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 13
385 Optical Waveguides 1 1 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 10
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 9
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 4 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 8
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 8
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 8
038 Textiles: Ironing or Smoothing 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 7
362 Illumination 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 7
382 Image Analysis 1 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 7
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 1 7
062 Refrigeration 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 6
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 6
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 6
019 Textiles: Fiber Preparation 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 4
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
137 Fluid Handling 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
172 Earth Working 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
340 Communications: Electrical 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
037 Excavating 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
188 Brakes 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
194 Check-Actuated Control Mechanisms 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
219 Electric Heating 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
221 Article Dispensing 0 1 0 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 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
252 Compositions 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
414 Material or Article Handling 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
028 Textiles: Manufacturing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
056 Harvesters 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
070 Locks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
071 Chemistry: Fertilizers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
086 Ammunition and Explosive-Charge Making 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
119 Animal Husbandry 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
169 Fire Extinguishers 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
177 Weighing Scales 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
223 Apparel Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
280 Land Vehicles 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
318 Electricity: Motive Power 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 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
368 Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
417 Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
433 Dentistry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
462 Books, Strips, and Leaves for Manifolding 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
472 Amusement Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
588 Hazardous or Toxic Waste Destruction or Containment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 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 1 0 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
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 31 32 38 28 15 17 29 18 20 21 14 11 274


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