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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

Napa, 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 Total
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 1 2 1 6 5 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 20
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 2 2 4 4 17
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 1 2 1 4 3 16
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 1 3 2 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 14
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 3 1 3 1 0 11
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 1 8
206 Special Receptacle or Package 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 8
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 7
250 Radiant Energy 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 6
348 Television 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 2 1 6
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 6
386 Motion Video Signal Processing for Recording or Reproducing 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 5
002 Apparel 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 5
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 4
215 Bottles and Jars 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 4
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 4
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 4
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 4
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 4
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 3
220 Receptacles 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
164 Metal Founding 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
202 Distillation: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
414 Material or Article Handling 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
508 Solid Anti-Friction Devices, Materials Therefor, Lubricant or Separant Compositions for Moving Solid Surfaces, and Miscellaneous Mineral Oil Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
219 Electric Heating 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 2
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
427 Coating Processes 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
014 Bridges 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
073 Measuring and Testing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
084 Music 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
114 Ships 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
116 Signals and Indicators 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
152 Resilient Tires and Wheels 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
191 Electricity: Transmission To Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
223 Apparel Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 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 1
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
432 Heating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
451 Abrading 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
452 Butchering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 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 1 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
081 Tools 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
117 Single-Crystal, Oriented-Crystal, and Epitaxy Growth Processes; Non-Coating Apparatus Therefor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
221 Article Dispensing 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
349 Liquid Crystal Cells, Elements and Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
368 Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
450 Foundation Garments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 1 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
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 0 1 1
720 Dynamic Optical Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 21 29 17 29 28 20 26 25 15 27 31 32 299


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