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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

Odessa, 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
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 3 0 1 1 2 15
081 Tools 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 7
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 6
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 6
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5
037 Excavating 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 4
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 4
417 Pumps 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 3
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 3
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3
002 Apparel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
384 Bearings 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
047 Plant Husbandry 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
062 Refrigeration 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
063 Jewelry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
208 Mineral Oils: Processes and Products 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
223 Apparel Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
299 Mining or In Situ Disintegration of Hard Material 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
362 Illumination 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
454 Ventilation 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 0 0 0 0 1 1
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 17 5 8 12 10 6 8 12 6 12 13 16 125


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