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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

Tyler, TX

( 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
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 2 1 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 10
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 4 1 10
482 Exercise Devices 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 2 0 8
062 Refrigeration 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 7
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 7
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 1 7
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 1 0 0 6
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 5
165 Heat Exchange 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 5
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 5
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4
433 Dentistry 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
029 Metal Working 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
055 Gas Separation 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
081 Tools 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 3
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 3
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 3
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
132 Toilet 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
137 Fluid Handling 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
164 Metal Founding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
340 Communications: Electrical 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
417 Pumps 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
037 Excavating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
110 Furnaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
181 Acoustics 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
202 Distillation: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
427 Coating Processes 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
431 Combustion 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
434 Education and Demonstration 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
507 Earth Boring, Well Treating, and Oil Field Chemistry 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 10 21 13 11 10 13 9 19 18 20 27 14 185


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