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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

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 2012 2013 Total
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 3 4 6 7 3 3 4 5 1 2 4 3 2 4 51
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 10 4 1 1 3 0 21
370 Multiplex Communications 3 1 1 0 5 1 2 2 1 2 2 1 0 0 21
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 1 0 0 0 0 4 7 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 18
348 Television 1 4 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 18
382 Image Analysis 0 10 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 16
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 5 1 0 1 0 0 13
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 3 11
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 10
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems) 0 1 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 10
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 1 1 10
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 9
379 Telephonic Communications 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 9
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 8
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 8
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 8
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 8
084 Music 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 2 0 7
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 1 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 7
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 6
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 6
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 5
340 Communications: Electrical 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 5
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 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 0 0 5
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 5
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 5
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 4
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 4
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 4
455 Telecommunications 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 4
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 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 0 0 4
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
081 Tools 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
181 Acoustics 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 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 0 0 3
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 2 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 3
386 Motion Video Signal Processing for Recording or Reproducing 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
398 Optical Communications 0 0 0 1 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 0 0 3
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3
002 Apparel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
005 Beds 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
053 Package Making 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 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 0 0 2
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 1 1 0 0 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 0 0 2
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
280 Land Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
326 Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
380 Cryptography 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
383 Flexible Bags 2 0 0 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 0 0 2
406 Conveyors: Fluid Current 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
016 Miscellaneous Hardware (e.g., Bushing, Carpet Fastener, Caster, Door Closer, Panel Hanger, Attachable or Adjunct Handle, Hinge, Window Sash Balance, Etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
019 Textiles: Fiber Preparation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
063 Jewelry 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
073 Measuring and Testing 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
116 Signals and Indicators 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
215 Bottles and Jars 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
221 Article Dispensing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
223 Apparel Apparatus 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
238 Railways: Surface Track 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
246 Railway Switches and Signals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
249 Static Molds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 0 0 1
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
329 Demodulators 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
330 Amplifiers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 0 0 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 0 0 1
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 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 0 0 1
362 Illumination 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
372 Coherent Light Generators 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
409 Gear Cutting, Milling, or Planing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 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 0 0 1
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 0 0 1 0 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 0 0 1
451 Abrading 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
501 Compositions: Ceramic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 0 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 0 0 1
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 37 48 37 39 26 24 33 32 36 29 46 35 29 51 502



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