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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

Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, LA

( 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 2012 2013 Total
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 4
033 Geometrical Instruments 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
042 Firearms 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
224 Package and Article Carriers 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
280 Land Vehicles 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
002 Apparel 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
056 Harvesters 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
081 Tools 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
362 Illumination 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
452 Butchering 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
482 Exercise Devices 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
037 Excavating 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
073 Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
119 Animal Husbandry 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
172 Earth Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
202 Distillation: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
203 Distillation: Processes, Separatory 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
221 Article Dispensing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
232 Deposit and Collection Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
297 Chairs and Seats 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
417 Pumps 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
451 Abrading 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
464 Rotary Shafts, Gudgeons, Housings, and Flexible Couplings for Rotary Shafts 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 18 13 9 6 5 4 2 2 3 3 3 5 3 4 80



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