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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

Waco, 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
029 Metal Working 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 11
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 1 1 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 8
482 Exercise Devices 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 7
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 4
280 Land Vehicles 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4
455 Telecommunications 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3
053 Package Making 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
433 Dentistry 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3
005 Beds 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
062 Refrigeration 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
116 Signals and Indicators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
298 Land Vehicles: Dumping 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
369 Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
398 Optical Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
002 Apparel 0 0 0 0 0 1 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
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
081 Tools 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
119 Animal Husbandry 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 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
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
172 Earth Working 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
283 Printed Matter 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
348 Television 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
386 Motion Video Signal Processing for Recording or Reproducing 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
450 Foundation Garments 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
454 Ventilation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
516 Colloid Systems and Wetting Agents, Subcombinations Thereof, Processes of Making, Stabilizing, Breaking, or Inhibiting 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 13 11 17 11 12 11 8 10 10 6 6 19 134


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