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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

Truckee-Grass Valley, CA

( 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
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 3 4 6 7 3 3 4 5 1 2 4 3 45
370 Multiplex Communications 3 1 1 0 5 1 2 2 1 2 2 1 21
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 10 4 1 1 18
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 1 0 0 0 0 4 7 3 2 0 0 0 17
382 Image Analysis 0 10 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 16
348 Television 1 4 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 14
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 5 1 0 1 13
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 9
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 1 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 1 0 9
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 8
379 Telephonic Communications 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 8
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 8
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 8
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 7
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 1 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 7
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 7
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 7
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 6
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 6
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 5
084 Music 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 5
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 5
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 4
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 4
340 Communications: Electrical 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 4
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
081 Tools 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 3
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
297 Chairs and Seats 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
386 Motion Video Signal Processing for Recording or Reproducing 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
455 Telecommunications 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
053 Package Making 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
181 Acoustics 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
326 Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
383 Flexible Bags 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
396 Photography 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
002 Apparel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
063 Jewelry 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
073 Measuring and Testing 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
116 Signals and Indicators 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
215 Bottles and Jars 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
221 Article Dispensing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
223 Apparel Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
246 Railway Switches and Signals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
249 Static Molds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
329 Demodulators 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
330 Amplifiers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 1 0 1
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
362 Illumination 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
372 Coherent Light Generators 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
373 Industrial Electric Heating Furnaces 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
380 Cryptography 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
398 Optical Communications 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
406 Conveyors: Fluid Current 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
409 Gear Cutting, Milling, or Planing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
431 Combustion 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 0 0 1 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
451 Abrading 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
719 Interprogram Communication or Interprocess Communication (Ipc) (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 37 48 37 39 26 24 33 32 36 29 46 35 422


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