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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

Vallejo-Fairfield, 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
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 3 8 7 5 3 3 6 4 3 2 3 3 50
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 2 3 3 4 3 3 2 3 2 1 0 3 28
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 6 3 3 3 4 21
250 Radiant Energy 0 4 0 1 3 2 3 0 5 1 0 0 19
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 8 2 2 17
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 12 2 16
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 2 1 2 2 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 13
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 0 3 0 2 0 1 2 1 1 1 0 11
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 2 0 4 0 1 11
208 Mineral Oils: Processes and Products 1 0 0 2 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 10
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 1 4 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 10
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 0 2 3 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 10
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 2 1 0 1 8
518 Chemistry: Fischer-Tropsch Processes; or Purification or Recovery of Products Thereof 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 8
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 8
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 7
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 2 1 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 7
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 7
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 1 6
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 6
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6
362 Illumination 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 6
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 5
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 5
433 Dentistry 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 5
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 5
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 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 5
029 Metal Working 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 5
206 Special Receptacle or Package 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 5
220 Receptacles 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 5
084 Music 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 4
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 4
137 Fluid Handling 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 4
418 Rotary Expansible Chamber Devices 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 4
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 4
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 4
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 4
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
002 Apparel 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
081 Tools 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 3
463 Amusement Devices: Games 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3
005 Beds 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
062 Refrigeration 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
118 Coating Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
190 Trunks and Hand-Carried Luggage 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
271 Sheet Feeding or Delivering 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
348 Television 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 2
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
417 Pumps 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
439 Electrical Connectors 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 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 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
712 Processing Architectures and Instruction Processing, e.g., Processors (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
219 Electric Heating 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 2
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
455 Telecommunications 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
007 Compound Hand Tools 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
014 Bridges 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
048 Gas: Heating and Illuminating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
082 Turning (e.g., for metal working) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
091 Motors: Expansible Chamber Type 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
132 Toilet 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
180 Motor Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
193 Conveyors, Chutes, Skids, Guides, and Ways 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
215 Bottles and Jars 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
252 Compositions 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
256 Fences 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
297 Chairs and Seats 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 0 1 1
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
338 Electrical Resistors 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
440 Marine Propulsion 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
451 Abrading 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
454 Ventilation 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
472 Amusement Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 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
716 Computer-Aided Design and Analysis of Circuits and Semiconductor Masks 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
718 Virtual Machine Task or Process Management or Task Management/Control (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 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
726 Information Security 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
850 Scanning-Probe Techniques or Apparatus; Applications of Scanning-Probe Techniques, e.g., Scanning Probe Microscopy [Spm] 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
117 Single-Crystal, Oriented-Crystal, and Epitaxy Growth Processes; Non-Coating Apparatus Therefor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
221 Article Dispensing 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
349 Liquid Crystal Cells, Elements and Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
368 Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
427 Coating Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
450 Foundation Garments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
720 Dynamic Optical Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 37 48 38 42 45 38 44 38 45 45 60 50 529


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