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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

Midland, 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 2012 2013 Total
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 7 7 1 2 0 0 3 4 3 3 4 3 3 4 44
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 5 1 1 1 2 3 4 4 2 4 28
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 1 1 1 0 0 2 2 0 1 2 3 2 1 0 16
062 Refrigeration 0 1 0 1 1 3 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 13
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 2 10
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 9
137 Fluid Handling 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 7
417 Pumps 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 7
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 5
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 5
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
081 Tools 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
102 Ammunition and Explosives 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
184 Lubrication 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
273 Amusement Devices: Games 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
433 Dentistry 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
507 Earth Boring, Well Treating, and Oil Field Chemistry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
027 Undertaking 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
029 Metal Working 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
042 Firearms 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
048 Gas: Heating and Illuminating 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
056 Harvesters 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
116 Signals and Indicators 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 0 0 1
169 Fire Extinguishers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
188 Brakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
380 Cryptography 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 0 0 0 1 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 0 0 1
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
439 Electrical Connectors 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
477 Interrelated Power Delivery Controls, Including Engine Control 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 16 16 11 8 12 10 19 13 15 18 21 18 14 30 221



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