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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

Salinas, 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
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 0 4 3 4 3 2 2 8 4 0 5 35
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 1 2 3 2 4 1 0 2 2 3 1 21
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 1 1 7 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 18
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 3 4 2 1 0 0 0 1 3 4 18
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 1 5 3 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 18
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 2 1 4 0 1 0 2 1 3 2 1 17
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 1 3 5 0 16
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 1 2 2 3 1 2 1 2 0 0 1 0 15
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 1 2 2 0 4 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 13
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 3 0 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 2 2 13
326 Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry 1 0 0 1 0 4 3 2 0 0 1 0 12
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 1 2 1 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 11
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 1 1 2 1 1 11
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 2 0 1 2 0 10
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 1 3 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 10
379 Telephonic Communications 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 10
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 1 3 10
056 Harvesters 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 9
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 9
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 9
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 3 2 9
053 Package Making 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 8
083 Cutting 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 7
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 1 1 7
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 1 7
455 Telecommunications 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 7
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 4 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
005 Beds 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 6
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 6
081 Tools 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 6
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 6
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 6
368 Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices 1 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 2 6
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 6
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 6
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 6
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 2 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 6
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
047 Plant Husbandry 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
114 Ships 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 5
206 Special Receptacle or Package 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 5
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 5
340 Communications: Electrical 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 5
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 5
370 Multiplex Communications 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5
434 Education and Demonstration 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 5
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5
726 Information Security 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 5
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4
177 Weighing Scales 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
219 Electric Heating 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 4
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 4
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
360 Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 4
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4
716 Computer-Aided Design and Analysis of Circuits and Semiconductor Masks 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 4
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
055 Gas Separation 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
137 Fluid Handling 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
211 Supports: Racks 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
355 Photocopying 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
452 Butchering 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 3
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 3
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
042 Firearms 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
062 Refrigeration 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
071 Chemistry: Fertilizers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
119 Animal Husbandry 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
348 Television 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
362 Illumination 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
383 Flexible Bags 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
002 Apparel 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
014 Bridges 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
027 Undertaking 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
063 Jewelry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
072 Metal Deforming 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
076 Metal Tools and Implements, Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
132 Toilet 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
188 Brakes 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
223 Apparel Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
281 Books, Strips, and Leaves 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
329 Demodulators 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
331 Oscillators 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
369 Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
380 Cryptography 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
384 Bearings 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
396 Photography 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
417 Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
427 Coating Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
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 1 0 1
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
719 Interprogram Communication or Interprocess Communication (Ipc) (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 54 57 68 51 59 64 55 54 47 45 57 73 684


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