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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, TX

( 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
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 11 3 3 4 3 0 2 1 5 9 5 5 51
119 Animal Husbandry 2 2 0 1 2 2 2 3 2 2 1 0 19
280 Land Vehicles 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 1 1 2 0 4 17
062 Refrigeration 0 2 3 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 10
073 Measuring and Testing 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 10
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 7 0 10
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 1 1 1 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 10
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 0 1 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 1 0 2 10
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 9
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 9
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 1 0 2 1 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 9
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 0 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 8
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 1 0 3 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 8
417 Pumps 1 1 2 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 8
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 8
507 Earth Boring, Well Treating, and Oil Field Chemistry 0 0 1 0 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 8
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 3 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 8
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 7
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 7
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 6
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 6
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 2 6
037 Excavating 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 6
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 6
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5
114 Ships 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 5
137 Fluid Handling 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 5
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 5
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 5
250 Radiant Energy 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 5
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 5
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 5
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 4
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 4
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 4
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
126 Stoves and Furnaces 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 4
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 4
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
297 Chairs and Seats 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 4
482 Exercise Devices 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 4
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
005 Beds 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
029 Metal Working 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
054 Harness for Working Animal 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3
056 Harvesters 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
068 Textiles: Fluid Treating Apparatus 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
081 Tools 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
089 Ordnance 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
223 Apparel Apparatus 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
246 Railway Switches and Signals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 3
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3
340 Communications: Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 3
365 Static Information Storage and Retrieval 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
427 Coating Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 3
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
060 Power Plants 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
256 Fences 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3
002 Apparel 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
047 Plant Husbandry 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
053 Package Making 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
102 Ammunition and Explosives 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
110 Furnaces 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
122 Liquid Heaters and Vaporizers 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
144 Woodworking 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
220 Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
292 Closure Fasteners 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
379 Telephonic Communications 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
406 Conveyors: Fluid Current 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
433 Dentistry 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
452 Butchering 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
382 Image Analysis 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
439 Electrical Connectors 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
007 Compound Hand Tools 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
019 Textiles: Fiber Preparation 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
038 Textiles: Ironing or Smoothing 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
048 Gas: Heating and Illuminating 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
055 Gas Separation 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
084 Music 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
095 Gas Separation: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
100 Presses 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
116 Signals and Indicators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
118 Coating Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
132 Toilet 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
140 Wireworking 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
152 Resilient Tires and Wheels 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
169 Fire Extinguishers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
187 Elevator, Industrial Lift Truck, or Stationary Lift for Vehicle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
203 Distillation: Processes, Separatory 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
206 Special Receptacle or Package 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
211 Supports: Racks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
221 Article Dispensing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
283 Printed Matter 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 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 1 0 1
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
362 Illumination 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
373 Industrial Electric Heating Furnaces 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
434 Education and Demonstration 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
440 Marine Propulsion 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 0 0 1 0 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
450 Foundation Garments 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
451 Abrading 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
453 Coin Handling 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
454 Ventilation 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
219 Electric Heating 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 73 61 58 50 58 42 37 44 43 49 39 49 598


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