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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

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

( 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
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 6 4 6 3 5 4 6 7 6 6 6 4 63
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 10 9 7 5 6 2 4 5 4 2 3 3 60
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 1 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 6 5 14 20 54
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 2 1 1 3 6 3 1 0 7 3 5 6 38
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 1 0 0 1 5 2 3 9 6 2 2 0 31
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 10 2 0 1 2 1 2 3 3 0 1 1 26
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 2 4 1 2 4 3 1 3 2 2 2 26
379 Telephonic Communications 1 1 1 2 2 3 1 0 1 4 1 4 21
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 0 0 2 1 0 4 1 3 6 3 0 20
340 Communications: Electrical 4 1 1 1 0 1 1 3 1 3 1 1 18
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 2 3 0 1 3 1 2 0 2 0 0 4 18
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 5 7 2 18
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 1 1 3 2 1 1 0 1 3 2 2 0 17
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 4 1 1 4 4 17
280 Land Vehicles 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 3 1 1 1 2 16
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 1 1 1 1 0 4 1 0 0 1 3 2 15
455 Telecommunications 5 2 1 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 15
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 3 2 1 2 1 14
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 0 3 2 0 0 1 1 1 4 2 0 14
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 2 2 4 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 13
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 4 3 0 13
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 1 6 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 12
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 2 2 1 2 12
463 Amusement Devices: Games 2 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 2 0 11
726 Information Security 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 2 11
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 0 0 1 1 10
062 Refrigeration 1 0 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 9
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 1 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 9
482 Exercise Devices 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 9
029 Metal Working 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 8
119 Animal Husbandry 0 2 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 8
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 8
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 8
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 8
056 Harvesters 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 1 7
137 Fluid Handling 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7
206 Special Receptacle or Package 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 7
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 2 7
439 Electrical Connectors 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 7
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 6
211 Supports: Racks 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 6
238 Railways: Surface Track 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 6
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 6
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 6
380 Cryptography 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 6
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 6
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 6
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 6
005 Beds 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 5
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5
072 Metal Deforming 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 5
270 Sheet-Material Associating 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 5
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
382 Image Analysis 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 5
385 Optical Waveguides 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 5
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
414 Material or Article Handling 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
427 Coating Processes 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 5
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4
055 Gas Separation 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 4
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
223 Apparel Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4
271 Sheet Feeding or Delivering 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 4
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 4
362 Illumination 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
451 Abrading 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
452 Butchering 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
454 Ventilation 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 4
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 4
014 Bridges 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 3
081 Tools 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
116 Signals and Indicators 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
188 Brakes 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
219 Electric Heating 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 3
221 Article Dispensing 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
246 Railway Switches and Signals 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
297 Chairs and Seats 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
417 Pumps 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
037 Excavating 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
054 Harness for Working Animal 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
084 Music 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
105 Railway Rolling Stock 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
144 Woodworking 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
256 Fences 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
409 Gear Cutting, Milling, or Planing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
472 Amusement Devices 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
718 Virtual Machine Task or Process Management or Task Management/Control (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
002 Apparel 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
063 Jewelry 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
070 Locks 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
071 Chemistry: Fertilizers 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
076 Metal Tools and Implements, Making 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
089 Ordnance 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
100 Presses 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
109 Safes, Bank Protection, or a Related Device 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
122 Liquid Heaters and Vaporizers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
125 Stone Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
150 Purses, Wallets, and Protective Covers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
169 Fire Extinguishers 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
177 Weighing Scales 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
191 Electricity: Transmission To Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
202 Distillation: Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
212 Traversing Hoists 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
217 Wooden Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
225 Severing by Tearing or Breaking 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
252 Compositions 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
269 Work Holders 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
298 Land Vehicles: Dumping 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
299 Mining or In Situ Disintegration of Hard Material 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
400 Typewriting Machines 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
433 Dentistry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
450 Foundation Garments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
719 Interprogram Communication or Interprocess Communication (Ipc) (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 95 88 88 93 88 70 79 79 102 89 103 98 1072


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