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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 - 2013 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 2012 2013 Total
250 Radiant Energy 0 1 2 3 2 2 2 2 1 4 8 2 3 6 38
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 2 6 2 4 2 2 5 1 0 2 0 0 1 3 30
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 2 2 3 3 0 2 2 0 2 3 1 3 1 5 29
073 Measuring and Testing 2 3 2 2 0 2 2 2 2 0 3 1 4 1 26
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 2 1 3 1 3 2 1 3 0 4 2 1 1 1 25
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 2 2 6 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 1 2 1 21
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 2 2 1 5 1 3 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 21
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 1 1 0 3 2 1 1 0 3 1 3 0 2 2 20
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 4 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 2 2 3 2 19
252 Compositions 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 2 3 3 2 2 17
505 Superconductor Technology: Apparatus, Material, Process 0 1 2 2 1 2 1 0 0 2 5 1 0 0 17
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 2 1 1 1 1 3 14
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 1 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 11
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 2 2 0 11
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 1 0 10
427 Coating Processes 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 1 2 0 0 1 0 10
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 1 0 10
060 Power Plants 0 1 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 9
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 9
431 Combustion 0 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 9
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 0 1 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 8
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 2 8
149 Explosive and Thermic Compositions or Charges 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 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 0 0 7
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 3 7
219 Electric Heating 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 6
340 Communications: Electrical 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 6
382 Image Analysis 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 6
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 6
455 Telecommunications 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 6
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 5
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 5
372 Coherent Light Generators 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 5
376 Induced Nuclear Reactions: Processes, Systems, and Elements 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4
148 Metal Treatment 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
273 Amusement Devices: Games 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 4
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 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 0 0 4
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
203 Distillation: Processes, Separatory 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3
385 Optical Waveguides 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
417 Pumps 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
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 1 0 3
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 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 0 0 3
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
002 Apparel 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
116 Signals and Indicators 0 0 1 1 0 0 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 0 0 2
137 Fluid Handling 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
181 Acoustics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
348 Television 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 2
380 Cryptography 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
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 0 2
726 Information Security 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
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 0 0 1
029 Metal Working 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
042 Firearms 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
062 Refrigeration 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
082 Turning (e.g., for metal working) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
118 Coating Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
132 Toilet 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
169 Fire Extinguishers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 0 0 1
267 Spring Devices 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 0 0 1
398 Optical Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
406 Conveyors: Fluid Current 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
501 Compositions: Ceramic 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
507 Earth Boring, Well Treating, and Oil Field Chemistry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 0 0 1
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 1 0 0 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 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 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 34 43 53 55 44 33 42 28 30 39 58 40 50 54 603



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