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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 Falls, 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
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 1 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 9
297 Chairs and Seats 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 7
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 6
164 Metal Founding 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
188 Brakes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 5
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 5
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
037 Excavating 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
137 Fluid Handling 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
042 Firearms 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
062 Refrigeration 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
068 Textiles: Fluid Treating Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
081 Tools 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
091 Motors: Expansible Chamber Type 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
112 Sewing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
382 Image Analysis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
427 Coating Processes 0 0 0 0 0 1 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
451 Abrading 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
454 Ventilation 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 14 11 15 15 5 4 7 5 8 7 7 5 103


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