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U.S. PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
Patent Technology Monitoring Team (PTMT)

Patenting In Technology Classes
Breakout by Origin,
U.S. Metropolitan and Micropolitan Areas

Count of 2000 - 2011 Utility Patent Grants,
As Distributed By Calendar Year of Grant
With Patent Counts Based on the Primary Patent Classification

- Explanation of Data -

Ranked Listing of U.S. Metropolitan and Micropolitan Areas
From Which Utility Patents Originated During the Period
Having Primary Classification In

Class 203, Distillation: Processes, Separatory

( patent origin is determined by the residence of the first-named inventor )
( regional areas are based on U.S. Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA) )
( patent counts may not sum exactly due to rounding - see the Explanation of Data )

The following table displays U.S. metropolitan followed by U.S. micropolitan regional areas and counts of utility patents originating from them; patents are distributed by year of patent grant.
U.S. Regional Level ID Code U.S. Regional Title 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Total
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126420 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4 3 3 0 1 3 1 2 2 0 2 2 23
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137980 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3 2 4 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 2 0 17
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115380 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 116980 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 6
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112420 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131100 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141860 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 5
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110900 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112060 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 112940 Baton Rouge, LA 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117460 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119100 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128700 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135620 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141180 St. Louis, MO-IL 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147900 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131540 Madison, WI 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 131700 Manchester-Nashua, NH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133100 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137860 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138060 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141740 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 142660 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110740 Albuquerque, NM 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 113140 Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114460 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117140 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 133340 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Metropolitan Statistical Area 110580 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 114860 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 115980 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 117780 College Station-Bryan, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 119740 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122140 Farmington, NM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 122220 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 123540 Gainesville, FL 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 124540 Greeley, CO 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 125060 Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 126900 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 128140 Kansas City, MO-KS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 129740 Las Cruces, NM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 134980 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135300 New Haven-Milford, CT 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 135380 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137620 Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138300 Pittsburgh, PA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 138900 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139100 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 139740 Reading, PA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140140 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 140380 Rochester, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 141940 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 145300 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 146140 Tulsa, OK 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 147260 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 148620 Wichita, KS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area 137460 Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, FL 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Metropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 22 18 26 12 7 15 9 8 13 9 12 13 164
Micropolitan Statistical Area 214580 Bozeman, MT 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
Micropolitan Statistical Area 212780 Bartlesville, OK 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 231060 Los Alamos, NM 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
Micropolitan Statistical Area 237420 Pampa, TX 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 245860 Torrington, CT 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micropolitan Statistical Area 220700 East Stroudsburg, PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 225100 Guymon, OK 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 226140 Homosassa Springs, FL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 231500 Madison, IN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area 231620 Magnolia, AR 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 10 2 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 22
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900951 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, VA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900936 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, NY 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900948 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area 900912 Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas, FL 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Non Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Area   -- Subtotal -- 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 5
ALL AREAS --- TOTAL, ALL AREAS 32 20 29 12 9 16 11 9 13 10 13 16 190


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