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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

Los Alamos, NM

( Micropolitan 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
250 Radiant Energy 0 1 2 3 2 2 2 2 1 4 8 2 29
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 2 6 2 4 2 2 5 1 0 2 0 0 26
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 2 1 3 1 3 2 1 3 0 4 2 1 23
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 2 2 3 3 0 2 2 0 2 3 1 3 23
073 Measuring and Testing 2 3 2 2 0 2 2 2 2 0 3 1 21
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 2 2 1 5 1 3 2 2 0 1 0 0 19
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 2 2 6 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 1 18
505 Superconductor Technology: Apparatus, Material, Process 0 1 2 2 1 2 1 0 0 2 5 1 17
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 1 1 0 3 2 1 1 0 3 1 3 0 16
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 4 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 2 2 14
252 Compositions 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 2 3 3 13
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 1 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 3 1 0 0 10
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 2 1 1 1 10
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 4 9
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 9
427 Coating Processes 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 1 2 0 0 9
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 9
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 2 9
060 Power Plants 0 1 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 8
431 Combustion 0 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 8
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 0 1 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 7
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 7
149 Explosive and Thermic Compositions or Charges 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 6
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 5
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 5
376 Induced Nuclear Reactions: Processes, Systems, and Elements 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 5
455 Telecommunications 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 5
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4
148 Metal Treatment 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
219 Electric Heating 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
273 Amusement Devices: Games 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 4
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 4
340 Communications: Electrical 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
372 Coherent Light Generators 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
382 Image Analysis 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 4
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 4
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
203 Distillation: Processes, Separatory 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
116 Signals and Indicators 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
117 Single-Crystal, Oriented-Crystal, and Epitaxy Growth Processes; Non-Coating Apparatus Therefor 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
137 Fluid Handling 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
377 Electrical Pulse Counters, Pulse Dividers, or Shift Registers: Circuits and Systems 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
417 Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
516 Colloid Systems and Wetting Agents, Subcombinations Thereof, Processes of Making, Stabilizing, Breaking, or Inhibiting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
726 Information Security 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
002 Apparel 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
029 Metal Working 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
042 Firearms 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
048 Gas: Heating and Illuminating 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
062 Refrigeration 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
072 Metal Deforming 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
082 Turning (e.g., for metal working) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
267 Spring Devices 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
348 Television 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
380 Cryptography 0 0 0 0 1 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
398 Optical Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
406 Conveyors: Fluid Current 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
501 Compositions: Ceramic 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
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 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
712 Processing Architectures and Instruction Processing, e.g., Processors (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 1 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 34 43 53 55 44 33 42 28 30 39 58 40 499


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