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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

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, 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
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7
383 Flexible Bags 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
062 Refrigeration 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
002 Apparel 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
051 Abrasive Tool Making Process, Material, or Composition 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
060 Power Plants 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
068 Textiles: Fluid Treating Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
081 Tools 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
249 Static Molds 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
281 Books, Strips, and Leaves 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
299 Mining or In Situ Disintegration of Hard Material 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
368 Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
382 Image Analysis 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
412 Bookbinding: Process and Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
414 Material or Article Handling 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
434 Education and Demonstration 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 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 1 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 17 6 6 9 7 3 7 5 4 7 3 1 75


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