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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

Stockton, 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
280 Land Vehicles 1 3 6 5 1 1 0 1 0 0 3 3 24
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 5 10 21
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 2 0 2 3 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 3 20
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 5 1 1 1 15
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 1 0 1 1 0 1 3 1 1 1 4 0 14
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 5 1 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 14
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 14
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 1 10
414 Material or Article Handling 3 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 10
029 Metal Working 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 9
073 Measuring and Testing 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 9
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 9
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 9
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 2 0 8
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 8
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 8
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 5 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
606 Surgery (instruments) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 8
114 Ships 0 2 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 1 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 7
360 Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 7
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 7
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6
382 Image Analysis 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 6
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 6
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
331 Oscillators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 5
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 5
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 5
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4
252 Compositions 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 4
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 4
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 4
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 4
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4
718 Virtual Machine Task or Process Management or Task Management/Control (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 4
005 Beds 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
047 Plant Husbandry 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
355 Photocopying 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 3
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
427 Coating Processes 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 3
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
053 Package Making 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
062 Refrigeration 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
148 Metal Treatment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
149 Explosive and Thermic Compositions or Charges 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
172 Earth Working 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
187 Elevator, Industrial Lift Truck, or Stationary Lift for Vehicle 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
219 Electric Heating 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
348 Television 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
362 Illumination 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
417 Pumps 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
451 Abrading 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
483 Tool Changing 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
720 Dynamic Optical Information Storage or Retrieval 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
002 Apparel 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
007 Compound Hand Tools 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
014 Bridges 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
030 Cutlery 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 0 1 0 0 0 1
037 Excavating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
081 Tools 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
083 Cutting 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
084 Music 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
101 Printing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
132 Toilet 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
188 Brakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
190 Trunks and Hand-Carried Luggage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
208 Mineral Oils: Processes and Products 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
215 Bottles and Jars 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
249 Static Molds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
256 Fences 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
292 Closure Fasteners 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 1 0 0 0 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
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
372 Coherent Light Generators 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
398 Optical Communications 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
434 Education and Demonstration 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
445 Electric Lamp or Space Discharge Component or Device Manufacturing 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
516 Colloid Systems and Wetting Agents, Subcombinations Thereof, Processes of Making, Stabilizing, Breaking, or Inhibiting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
588 Hazardous or Toxic Waste Destruction or Containment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 56 51 58 52 40 36 46 41 32 34 54 62 562


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