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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

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, 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
451 Abrading 1 8 10 15 11 12 16 3 2 1 0 3 82
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 2 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 0 1 0 0 19
280 Land Vehicles 2 1 1 4 2 0 1 3 2 2 0 1 19
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 1 4 1 9 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 0 5 8 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 16
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 2 0 1 3 3 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 15
042 Firearms 1 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 1 14
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 1 0 1 0 0 1 3 1 1 0 3 3 14
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 2 3 1 2 1 3 0 1 0 0 13
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 1 2 4 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 1 13
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 2 1 2 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 13
433 Dentistry 0 3 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 3 1 0 12
439 Electrical Connectors 0 1 1 2 1 1 3 1 1 0 0 1 12
482 Exercise Devices 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 2 2 12
084 Music 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 1 2 1 1 0 11
137 Fluid Handling 1 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 9
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 1 0 1 0 2 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 9
606 Surgery (instruments) 1 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 9
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 4 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 9
062 Refrigeration 0 1 1 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 8
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 3 8
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 7
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 7
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 7
427 Coating Processes 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 7
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 7
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 1 1 7
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 6
119 Animal Husbandry 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 6
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6
250 Radiant Energy 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 6
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 6
414 Material or Article Handling 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 6
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 6
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 6
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 5
029 Metal Working 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 5
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 5
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 5
360 Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 5
396 Photography 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 5
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 5
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 5
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 5
070 Locks 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
073 Measuring and Testing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 4
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
172 Earth Working 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 4
206 Special Receptacle or Package 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4
224 Package and Article Carriers 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 4
283 Printed Matter 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 4
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 4
330 Amplifiers 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4
417 Pumps 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
455 Telecommunications 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 4
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 4
005 Beds 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
054 Harness for Working Animal 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
063 Jewelry 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
072 Metal Deforming 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
081 Tools 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 3
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 3
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
252 Compositions 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
299 Mining or In Situ Disintegration of Hard Material 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
336 Inductor Devices 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3
362 Illumination 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 3
002 Apparel 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
066 Textiles: Knitting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
111 Planting 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
125 Stone Working 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
168 Farriery 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
215 Bottles and Jars 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
269 Work Holders 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
326 Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
349 Liquid Crystal Cells, Elements and Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
380 Cryptography 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
850 Scanning-Probe Techniques or Apparatus; Applications of Scanning-Probe Techniques, e.g., Scanning Probe Microscopy [Spm] 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
007 Compound Hand Tools 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
053 Package Making 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
056 Harvesters 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
083 Cutting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
101 Printing 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
104 Railways 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
109 Safes, Bank Protection, or a Related Device 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
132 Toilet 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
150 Purses, Wallets, and Protective Covers 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
152 Resilient Tires and Wheels 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
169 Fire Extinguishers 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
187 Elevator, Industrial Lift Truck, or Stationary Lift for Vehicle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
188 Brakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
219 Electric Heating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
221 Article Dispensing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
256 Fences 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
267 Spring Devices 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
348 Television 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
352 Optics: Motion Pictures 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
377 Electrical Pulse Counters, Pulse Dividers, or Shift Registers: Circuits and Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
398 Optical Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
431 Combustion 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
440 Marine Propulsion 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
503 Record Receiver Having Plural Interactive Leaves or a Colorless Color Former, Method of Use, or Developer Therefor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
508 Solid Anti-Friction Devices, Materials Therefor, Lubricant or Separant Compositions for Moving Solid Surfaces, and Miscellaneous Mineral Oil Compositions 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 0 0 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 1 0 0 0 1
726 Information Security 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 73 59 56 99 85 69 77 43 52 56 68 64 801


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