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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

Modesto, CA

( 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
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 7 7 11 32
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 5 6 2 1 3 1 2 1 1 2 0 2 1 1 28
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 1 1 0 1 0 1 4 2 1 1 0 6 2 4 24
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 4 2 7 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 17
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 5 1 3 1 0 16
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 1 0 3 1 3 0 16
414 Material or Article Handling 1 5 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 12
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 1 3 0 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 11
029 Metal Working 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 10
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 1 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9
014 Bridges 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 3 9
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 8
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 8
056 Harvesters 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 7
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 7
002 Apparel 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 6
206 Special Receptacle or Package 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 6
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 1 6
047 Plant Husbandry 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 5
071 Chemistry: Fertilizers 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 5
084 Music 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
116 Signals and Indicators 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 5
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 5
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 5
119 Animal Husbandry 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 4
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 4
340 Communications: Electrical 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 4
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
111 Planting 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
280 Land Vehicles 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
382 Image Analysis 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
452 Butchering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
030 Cutlery 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
070 Locks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
101 Printing 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
118 Coating Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
137 Fluid Handling 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
220 Receptacles 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
224 Package and Article Carriers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
232 Deposit and Collection Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
297 Chairs and Seats 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
427 Coating Processes 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
433 Dentistry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
454 Ventilation 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
718 Virtual Machine Task or Process Management or Task Management/Control (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
012 Boot and Shoe Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 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 0 0 1 0 1
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
055 Gas Separation 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
063 Jewelry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
091 Motors: Expansible Chamber Type 0 0 0 0 1 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
122 Liquid Heaters and Vaporizers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
139 Textiles: Weaving 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
172 Earth Working 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
180 Motor Vehicles 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
181 Acoustics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
188 Brakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
215 Bottles and Jars 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
219 Electric Heating 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
221 Article Dispensing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
225 Severing by Tearing or Breaking 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
298 Land Vehicles: Dumping 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
326 Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
362 Illumination 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
460 Crop Threshing or Separating 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
472 Amusement Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
501 Compositions: Ceramic 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
516 Colloid Systems and Wetting Agents, Subcombinations Thereof, Processes of Making, Stabilizing, Breaking, or Inhibiting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
712 Processing Architectures and Instruction Processing, e.g., Processors (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
719 Interprogram Communication or Interprocess Communication (Ipc) (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
720 Dynamic Optical Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
726 Information Security 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 42 54 35 32 32 14 37 30 23 19 34 43 43 45 483



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