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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

Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, CA

( Non Metro/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
280 Land Vehicles 5 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 14
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 1 3 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 11
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 8
712 Processing Architectures and Instruction Processing, e.g., Processors (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 8
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 1 8
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 7
137 Fluid Handling 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 6
084 Music 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 5
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 4
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 4
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 4
370 Multiplex Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 4
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 4
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 4
029 Metal Working 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
073 Measuring and Testing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
119 Animal Husbandry 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
250 Radiant Energy 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 3
360 Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3
719 Interprogram Communication or Interprocess Communication (Ipc) (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
451 Abrading 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
070 Locks 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
072 Metal Deforming 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
221 Article Dispensing 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
363 Electric Power Conversion Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
379 Telephonic Communications 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
455 Telecommunications 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
606 Surgery (instruments) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
211 Supports: Racks 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
220 Receptacles 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
414 Material or Article Handling 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
439 Electrical Connectors 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
002 Apparel 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
037 Excavating 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
062 Refrigeration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
086 Ammunition and Explosive-Charge Making 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
116 Signals and Indicators 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
149 Explosive and Thermic Compositions or Charges 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
150 Purses, Wallets, and Protective Covers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
188 Brakes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
223 Apparel Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 0 0 0 1 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
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
297 Chairs and Seats 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
348 Television 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
362 Illumination 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
482 Exercise Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 0 0 0 0 1 1
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
713 Support (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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
726 Information Security 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
383 Flexible Bags 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
431 Combustion 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 39 29 24 21 12 16 12 20 13 22 24 32 261


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