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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

Spokane, WA

( 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
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 2 2 1 2 3 5 1 0 12 9 37
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 2 1 4 2 7 2 4 0 3 0 2 2 29
340 Communications: Electrical 3 2 0 0 0 0 3 3 4 2 0 4 21
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 2 0 1 1 2 6 2 5 1 0 20
164 Metal Founding 1 1 1 2 1 1 4 2 0 2 2 2 19
273 Amusement Devices: Games 4 3 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 19
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 0 0 2 2 0 1 3 5 2 2 1 1 19
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 2 3 4 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 17
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 2 3 3 1 0 2 3 2 0 0 16
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 3 0 1 1 1 0 5 0 1 2 0 2 16
362 Illumination 1 1 0 2 2 0 1 3 3 1 1 0 15
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 3 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 2 2 0 3 15
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 7 5 15
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 2 1 0 2 3 2 0 1 3 1 15
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 1 1 2 0 0 3 0 1 2 1 0 3 14
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 1 1 4 0 1 4 1 1 0 0 13
455 Telecommunications 0 1 1 1 0 2 2 4 2 0 0 0 13
414 Material or Article Handling 0 1 1 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 11
463 Amusement Devices: Games 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 3 11
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 0 1 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 10
073 Measuring and Testing 1 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 8
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 8
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 8
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 2 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 8
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 7
148 Metal Treatment 0 1 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 7
432 Heating 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 7
029 Metal Working 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 6
062 Refrigeration 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 6
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 6
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 6
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 6
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 5
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 5
111 Planting 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5
219 Electric Heating 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 5
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 5
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 5
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 5
726 Information Security 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 5
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 4
072 Metal Deforming 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4
084 Music 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 4
181 Acoustics 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
206 Special Receptacle or Package 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 4
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
252 Compositions 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
280 Land Vehicles 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4
330 Amplifiers 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 4
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 4
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 4
379 Telephonic Communications 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 4
382 Image Analysis 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 4
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
606 Surgery (instruments) 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
005 Beds 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 3
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 3
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3
427 Coating Processes 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
433 Dentistry 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 3
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
053 Package Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
070 Locks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
081 Tools 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
168 Farriery 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
221 Article Dispensing 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
331 Oscillators 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
002 Apparel 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 0 0 1 1
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
037 Excavating 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
048 Gas: Heating and Illuminating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 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
083 Cutting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
089 Ordnance 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
091 Motors: Expansible Chamber Type 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
114 Ships 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
116 Signals and Indicators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
132 Toilet 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
172 Earth Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
180 Motor Vehicles 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
187 Elevator, Industrial Lift Truck, or Stationary Lift for Vehicle 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
188 Brakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
225 Severing by Tearing or Breaking 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
238 Railways: Surface Track 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
256 Fences 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
270 Sheet-Material Associating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
283 Printed Matter 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
289 Knots and Knot Tying 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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
305 Wheel Substitutes for Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
348 Television 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
368 Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
377 Electrical Pulse Counters, Pulse Dividers, or Shift Registers: Circuits and Systems 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
384 Bearings 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 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
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
420 Alloys or Metallic Compositions 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
454 Ventilation 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 1 0 0 1
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
712 Processing Architectures and Instruction Processing, e.g., Processors (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 53 56 72 62 72 56 79 68 59 49 73 73 772


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