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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

Memphis, TN-MS-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 Total
606 Surgery (instruments) 14 22 17 19 16 7 24 22 14 52 95 100 402
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 7 5 8 17 16 12 15 24 17 25 44 45 235
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 14 14 20 11 9 11 9 11 9 13 15 24 160
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 2 4 4 5 7 5 14 18 12 18 9 9 107
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 4 7 5 5 4 6 8 5 3 1 5 8 61
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 8 6 3 7 3 1 4 6 0 5 7 11 61
439 Electrical Connectors 7 9 2 1 2 2 7 8 6 3 5 2 54
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 9 1 0 0 1 6 6 4 0 4 5 7 43
362 Illumination 4 5 4 2 0 1 5 1 3 3 3 4 35
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 2 3 6 2 0 2 1 1 1 1 4 9 32
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 2 1 0 1 1 4 2 0 2 10 6 29
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 1 1 3 0 3 1 5 4 1 2 0 5 26
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 1 1 0 2 4 9 1 0 1 3 1 2 25
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 1 5 2 4 3 0 0 2 2 1 3 1 24
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 6 0 2 1 1 3 0 2 2 1 2 2 22
340 Communications: Electrical 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 5 6 3 2 22
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 1 0 0 3 3 0 2 0 3 3 3 1 19
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 3 0 2 3 1 2 0 1 1 1 3 17
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 6 4 16
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 1 2 1 2 0 1 1 2 0 1 3 1 15
206 Special Receptacle or Package 1 0 4 1 0 1 3 0 0 1 3 1 15
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 1 6 0 4 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 15
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 1 2 2 2 3 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 15
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 3 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 2 13
081 Tools 3 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 12
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 1 1 0 4 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 12
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 0 0 2 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 2 1 12
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 2 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 12
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 0 1 3 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 11
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 3 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 11
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 3 2 11
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 1 3 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 10
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 2 2 10
382 Image Analysis 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 2 1 0 1 1 10
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 3 10
140 Wireworking 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 10
187 Elevator, Industrial Lift Truck, or Stationary Lift for Vehicle 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 2 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 9
002 Apparel 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 8
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 1 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 8
073 Measuring and Testing 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 8
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 8
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 8
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 3 1 8
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 2 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 7
403 Joints and Connections 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 7
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 7
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 2 7
137 Fluid Handling 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 7
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 6
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 6
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 6
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 6
427 Coating Processes 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 6
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 6
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 1 6
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 5
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 5
220 Receptacles 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 5
280 Land Vehicles 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 5
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 5
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 5
417 Pumps 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 5
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 5
005 Beds 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
055 Gas Separation 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
062 Refrigeration 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
084 Music 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 4
116 Signals and Indicators 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
181 Acoustics 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 4
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 4
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4
433 Dentistry 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 4
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 3
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3
030 Cutlery 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
060 Power Plants 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
083 Cutting 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
132 Toilet 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3
164 Metal Founding 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
169 Fire Extinguishers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 3
252 Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 3
273 Amusement Devices: Games 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
297 Chairs and Seats 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 3
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
379 Telephonic Communications 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
385 Optical Waveguides 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 3
503 Record Receiver Having Plural Interactive Leaves or a Colorless Color Former, Method of Use, or Developer Therefor 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
038 Textiles: Ironing or Smoothing 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
053 Package Making 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
070 Locks 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
072 Metal Deforming 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
095 Gas Separation: Processes 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
104 Railways 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
177 Weighing Scales 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
396 Photography 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
454 Ventilation 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
019 Textiles: Fiber Preparation 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
054 Harness for Working Animal 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
071 Chemistry: Fertilizers 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
091 Motors: Expansible Chamber Type 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
100 Presses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
112 Sewing 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
144 Woodworking 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
148 Metal Treatment 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
149 Explosive and Thermic Compositions or Charges 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
157 Wheelwright Machines 0 0 0 0 1 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 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
168 Farriery 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
215 Bottles and Jars 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
221 Article Dispensing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
223 Apparel Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
232 Deposit and Collection Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
269 Work Holders 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 0 0 1 1
283 Printed Matter 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
360 Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
383 Flexible Bags 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
399 Electrophotography 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
400 Typewriting Machines 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
406 Conveyors: Fluid Current 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
452 Butchering 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 1
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
726 Information Security 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 153 144 142 141 133 107 161 159 130 185 296 302 2052


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