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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

Wichita, KS

( 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
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 3 5 4 10 12 7 12 2 4 1 3 6 69
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 5 3 2 2 4 4 6 3 7 8 3 8 55
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 4 3 4 1 6 6 11 6 2 1 2 3 49
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 8 1 3 3 12 4 2 0 2 2 3 3 43
056 Harvesters 5 1 3 0 2 1 3 0 1 2 7 15 40
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 5 14 2 24
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 2 2 1 0 4 3 1 4 3 3 23
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 2 0 2 1 2 0 1 1 0 3 5 3 20
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 2 2 1 1 0 0 3 0 3 3 2 1 18
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 1 1 4 4 4 2 1 0 1 0 18
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 2 1 0 4 2 2 1 0 1 0 1 3 17
452 Butchering 0 1 3 1 2 0 3 0 2 1 2 2 17
005 Beds 0 0 2 1 0 4 6 1 1 1 0 0 16
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 1 0 0 2 4 0 1 2 2 1 1 2 16
072 Metal Deforming 1 1 0 1 2 1 3 3 1 2 0 1 16
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 1 0 1 1 1 5 1 1 1 0 4 16
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 2 1 4 0 1 0 1 1 1 4 15
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 15
073 Measuring and Testing 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 3 1 2 1 1 14
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 1 2 2 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 14
460 Crop Threshing or Separating 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 1 4 3 0 0 14
062 Refrigeration 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 2 1 1 2 2 13
280 Land Vehicles 0 2 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 12
362 Illumination 5 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 12
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 2 4 12
439 Electrical Connectors 1 2 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 11
060 Power Plants 2 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 10
126 Stoves and Furnaces 1 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 10
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 1 10
297 Chairs and Seats 0 1 1 0 1 1 2 0 2 1 1 0 10
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 2 9
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 0 3 9
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 0 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 9
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 1 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 9
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 1 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 9
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 2 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 9
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 8
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 8
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 1 2 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 8
219 Electric Heating 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 3 0 1 0 0 8
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 8
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 7
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 7
370 Multiplex Communications 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 7
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 7
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 1 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7
055 Gas Separation 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6
100 Presses 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 6
137 Fluid Handling 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 6
181 Acoustics 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 6
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 6
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 6
431 Combustion 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 5
042 Firearms 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 5
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 5
053 Package Making 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 5
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
180 Motor Vehicles 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 5
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 5
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 5
299 Mining or In Situ Disintegration of Hard Material 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 5
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 5
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 5
084 Music 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 4
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
101 Printing 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
111 Planting 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
165 Heat Exchange 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
211 Supports: Racks 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 4
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 4
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 4
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 4
403 Joints and Connections 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
409 Gear Cutting, Milling, or Planing 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
427 Coating Processes 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 4
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 4
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 4
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
030 Cutlery 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
066 Textiles: Knitting 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 3
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 3
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
206 Special Receptacle or Package 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
256 Fences 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
283 Printed Matter 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
451 Abrading 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3
719 Interprogram Communication or Interprocess Communication (Ipc) (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
726 Information Security 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
002 Apparel 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
007 Compound Hand Tools 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
047 Plant Husbandry 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
059 Chain, Staple, and Horseshoe Making 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
081 Tools 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
116 Signals and Indicators 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
122 Liquid Heaters and Vaporizers 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
172 Earth Working 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
184 Lubrication 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
220 Receptacles 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
252 Compositions 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
271 Sheet Feeding or Delivering 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
292 Closure Fasteners 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
417 Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
418 Rotary Expansible Chamber Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
718 Virtual Machine Task or Process Management or Task Management/Control (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
037 Excavating 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
083 Cutting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
089 Ordnance 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
110 Furnaces 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
132 Toilet 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
140 Wireworking 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
144 Woodworking 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
164 Metal Founding 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
187 Elevator, Industrial Lift Truck, or Stationary Lift for Vehicle 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
188 Brakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
202 Distillation: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
203 Distillation: Processes, Separatory 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
212 Traversing Hoists 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
232 Deposit and Collection Receptacles 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
246 Railway Switches and Signals 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
267 Spring Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
269 Work Holders 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
273 Amusement Devices: Games 1 0 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 0 0 1 0 1
305 Wheel Substitutes for Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
360 Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
369 Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
380 Cryptography 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
384 Bearings 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
396 Photography 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
414 Material or Article Handling 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
432 Heating 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
434 Education and Demonstration 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
454 Ventilation 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
455 Telecommunications 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
472 Amusement Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
476 Friction Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
712 Processing Architectures and Instruction Processing, e.g., Processors (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
716 Computer-Aided Design and Analysis of Circuits and Semiconductor Masks 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 97 74 94 107 110 88 120 73 73 88 105 105 1134


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