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


Medical Devices

All Classified Utility Patents (OR/XR)

PARTS A1, A2, B
Granted: 01/01/1994 - 12/31/2013
A Patent Technology Monitoring Team Report


Parts of the Report

Description of the Report
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PART A1 -
Number of Patents Granted As Distributed By Year Of Patent Grant

Percent of Patents Granted As Distributed By Year Of Patent Grant

PART A2 -
Number of Patents Granted As Distributed By Year Of Patent Application

Percent of Patents Granted As Distributed By Year Of Patent Application

PART B
Organizational Patentees With 50 or More Patents Granted During the Period, As Distributed By Year Of Patent Grant and/or As Distributed By Year Of Patent Application

CONTACT INFORMATION -

Medical Devices
PARTS A1, A2, B
Granted: 01/01/1994 - 12/31/2013
A Patent Technology Monitoring Team Report


Description of the Report

This report counts only documents of the following type(s):
utility patents (i.e., "patents for invention")
granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office during the period 01/01/1994 - 12/31/2013. These profiled documents hereafter will be referred to as "patents".


PATENTS INCLUDED IN THIS REPORT

This report provides a very generalized profile of U.S. patent activity in the medical and health industries.

This Patent Technology Monitoring Team (PTMT) Report profiles patent activity for U.S. patents granted between 01/01/1994 and 12/31/2013. The source of the data used for this report is the TAF database maintained by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Utility patents in this profile relate to the following technologies:

Subject matter covered by this profile includes:

Major classification areas in the U.S. Patent Classification System which pertain to Medical Devices have been identified and the patents classified in those areas have been selected for this profile. However, while this technology profile includes the majority of patents pertaining to the profiled subject matter, the profile neither includes all patents relating to that subject matter nor does it exclude all patents that are not related to that subject matter.

For further information regarding the patents contained in this profile, the U.S. PATENT MANUAL OF CLASSIFICATION and CLASSIFICATION DEFINITIONS should be consulted.

NOTE: As a result of reclassification efforts which continually update the U.S. Patent Classification System and the classifications of patents within the system, this report may present a slightly different annual patent counts as compared to previous PTMT technology profile reports on Medical Devices.


PARTS A1 AND A2 (IF INCLUDED)

Parts A1 and A2, if included, present tables which profile, by number and percent, the activity of the specified patents. Annual totals may be provided for some years and a consolidated year total also may be provided. Part A1 presents data by year of patent grant ("Patents Granted As Distributed By Year of Patent Grant"). Part A2 redistributes patent grant data by year of patent application, i.e., the year in which each patent application was filed ("Patents Granted As Distributed By Year of Patent Application"). Patent data as shown in the "Pre YYYY" column (where "YYYY" is a four-digit year) correspond to activity in the specified period prior to "YYYY".

In Tables A1-1a and A2-1a, the totals are broken down by origin (patent origin is determined by the residence of the first-named inventor), either U.S. or foreign. Separate counts are displayed for many of the foreign countries receiving the most granted patents during the period. In Tables A1-1b and A2-1b, patent counts are displayed according to general category of ownership, e.g., corporate-owned, government-owned, or individual-owned.

Patent ownership information reflects ownership at the time of patent grant and does not include subsequent changes in ownership. If more than one assignee (owner entity) was declared at the time of grant, the patent is attributed to the first-named assignee. The U.S. and Foreign Corporations ownership categories count predominantly corporate patents; however, patents assigned to other organizations such as small businesses, nonprofit organizations, universities, etc. are also included in this category. While U.S. Government patent ownership includes only patents granted to the Federal Government, no such distinction is made for Foreign Government ownership patents.

Please note that U.S. origin patents may have foreign category ownership and that foreign origin patents may have U.S. category ownership. Therefore, the patents having U.S.category ownership (or foreign category ownership) do not necessarily correspond to the patents having U.S. origin (or foreign origin) and the sum of U.S. category ownership patents (or foreign category ownership patents) will not equal the sum of U.S. origin patents (or foreign origin patents).

Also, please note that patent documents in the TAF database are limited to utility patents granted no earlier than January 1963 and to other document types (i.e., design, plant, and reissue patents, statutory invention registrations, and defensive publications) granted no earlier than 1977.


PART B (IF INCLUDED)

Part B is a listing of national and international organizations (i.e., corporations, universities, government agencies, etc.) that have received U.S. patents during the profiled time period. The availability of assigned ownership data in the TAF database, as displayed in Part B, begins in 1969 for utility patent grants and in 1977 for design, plant, and reissue patents, statutory invention registrations, and defensive publications. The listing is limited to organizations receiving 50 or more patents during the period. This minimum number is identified in the title heading of the table. Part B ranks these organizations in terms of total patents granted for the period and displays their annual patent activity for the most recent period. Patent grants may be distributed in two ways, by year of grant and/or by year of patent application. Data lines for each listed organization may distribute the counts of patent grants by the year of grant and/or by the year in which the patented applications were filed. Please note that in some reports, only one of these two data lines may be displayed. Information regarding patent ownership reflects ownership at the time of patent grant. Although a substantial effort has been made to combine name variations into a single organizational name, many organizations continue to have patents listed under more than one name.

Patent data, as shown in the "Pre YYYY" column (where "YYYY" is a four-digit year), correspond to activity in the specified period prior to "YYYY".


DATA DISTRIBUTION BY YEAR OF GRANT AND BY YEAR OF APPLICATION

Other Considerations

DATA FOR THOSE APPLICATIONS WHICH WERE FILED BUT NEVER ISSUED (HISTORICALLY, ABOUT 35% OF TOTAL FILINGS) ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THIS REPORT.

Since the average time period between filing for a patent and the issuing of the patent (i.e., the patent's "pendency") is now about 29 months (for utility patents), the patent grant data, as distributed by year of application, are incomplete for the most recent years that are displayed in the report.* This is because a significant number of those applications which ultimately will become patents were still pending as of these most recent years that are displayed.

Patented application data are of significant value since the date an application was filed more accurately reflects when the technology was developed. Additionally, fluctuations in data based on application date are much more likely to reflect changes in technological activity since, for the most part, such fluctuations would be immune from changes in U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) processing such as occurred in years such as 1986 and 2005 when the USPTO issued fewer patents than would have normally been expected due to administrative reasons. Note that a patent's "pendency" can be quite variable from one patent to another, thereby affecting the date of patent grant. Such variation in pendency is determined by many factors, including PTO workload (which varies between technologies), budget and manpower levels, patent printing schedules, etc. Please note that other types of patent documents such as design patents, plant patents, reissue patents, statutory invention registrations, and defensive publications may have average pendency periods that differ somewhat from the pendency period for utility patents.

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* For example, in a report profiling utility patents granted through December 2013, patent grant data, as distributed by year of application are approximately 96% complete for utility patent applications filed in 2004, 92% complete for applications filed in 2005, 84% complete for applications filed in 2006, 74% complete for applications filed in 2007, 59% complete for applications filed in 2008, 50% complete for applications filed in 2009, 39% complete for applications filed in 2010, and 24% complete for applications filed in 2011; data are essentially complete for applications filed prior to 2004. About 90% of all patent documents granted by USPTO (i.e., including utility, design, plant, and reissue patents, statutory invention registrations, and defensive publications) are utility patent grants.


Report Printing and the Use of Spreadsheet Software

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Medical Devices
PARTS A1, A2, B
Granted: 01/01/1994 - 12/31/2013
A Patent Technology Monitoring Team Report


Part A1
Tables A1-1a and A1-1b

Number of Patents Granted as Distributed by Year of Patent Grant,
Breakout by Country of Origin (Table A1-1a) and by Ownership Category (Table A1-1b)

PART A1- Table A1-1a, Breakout by Country of Origin
Number of Patents Granted as Distributed by Year of Patent Grant.
Granted: 01/01/1994 - 12/31/2013
    Pre 2000 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 All Years
Total, U.S. And Foreign Origin   43101 8941 9119 8907 10235 8082 6603 7836 7076 6434 7443 12337 13699 16538 19034 185385
-- Subtotal -- U.S. Origin   31817 6434 6429 6100 7067 5633 4674 5512 4881 4355 5139 8645 9688 11428 12969 130771
-- Subtotal -- Foreign Origin   11284 2507 2690 2807 3168 2449 1929 2324 2195 2079 2304 3692 4011 5110 6065 54614
ALABAMA   167 25 26 22 33 28 13 21 11 10 14 23 21 21 29 464
ALASKA   24 1 7 2 3 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 4 48
ARIZONA   376 88 77 86 59 67 46 61 42 46 44 94 127 162 169 1544
ARKANSAS   46 13 16 17 12 6 10 8 4 3 3 11 5 12 7 173
CALIFORNIA   7254 1672 1720 1641 1945 1612 1310 1586 1370 1222 1345 2217 2677 3040 3451 34062
COLORADO   561 99 112 127 132 89 78 90 104 89 92 155 174 270 369 2541
CONNECTICUT   913 133 122 99 103 79 80 100 105 85 119 192 263 368 373 3134
DELAWARE   85 8 12 9 9 12 4 6 3 12 14 11 24 24 22 255
FLORIDA   1501 287 315 264 324 262 211 259 226 156 167 326 375 470 537 5680
GEORGIA   473 106 101 108 112 111 86 86 70 57 74 124 151 162 199 2020
HAWAII   39 10 12 7 7 7 4 8 6 2 6 13 7 21 18 167
IDAHO   29 6 4 9 10 5 5 7 6 9 8 8 12 7 15 140
ILLINOIS   1033 211 174 148 169 150 129 151 109 112 115 182 248 288 297 3516
INDIANA   491 91 100 78 97 96 91 94 111 89 137 270 269 390 392 2796
IOWA   106 19 27 24 12 13 8 14 7 8 12 11 17 19 19 316
KANSAS   154 37 22 29 29 24 18 13 19 22 23 34 49 58 83 614
KENTUCKY   142 21 23 27 22 20 23 11 17 12 15 28 29 39 41 470
LOUISIANA   162 26 42 34 37 21 17 23 11 16 12 18 15 29 30 493
MAINE   19 4 11 11 16 5 6 3 5 7 3 11 10 6 16 133
MARYLAND   710 131 127 120 121 90 91 73 77 77 88 107 113 142 173 2240
MASSACHUSETTS   2078 428 436 412 518 411 355 383 318 296 335 620 701 771 905 8967
MICHIGAN   672 112 101 109 105 85 69 77 51 74 69 100 153 178 195 2150
MINNESOTA   2236 601 563 534 639 455 422 564 551 438 553 911 1012 1092 1238 11809
MISSISSIPPI   55 12 6 13 9 6 8 6 8 7 11 17 16 19 21 214
MISSOURI   451 80 82 66 84 62 55 54 48 40 49 98 99 130 136 1534
MONTANA   34 5 14 16 14 5 6 4 9 2 5 6 5 11 7 143
NEBRASKA   79 8 11 9 9 5 3 12 7 7 4 13 11 20 13 211
NEVADA   110 19 29 21 13 11 11 15 17 18 20 26 24 36 40 410
NEW HAMPSHIRE   218 42 47 47 60 48 28 33 25 23 27 52 56 69 92 867
NEW JERSEY   1525 269 267 213 323 218 194 226 196 169 221 351 363 428 491 5454
NEW MEXICO   103 22 19 20 19 18 9 18 17 14 13 21 26 26 29 374
NEW YORK   2037 341 324 300 339 301 249 272 223 223 224 383 357 449 489 6511
NORTH CAROLINA   408 102 95 84 104 88 71 79 60 57 86 125 143 196 202 1900
NORTH DAKOTA   8 2 2 3 2 5 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 3 1 31
OHIO   1473 273 217 230 251 203 133 178 174 163 207 436 409 438 535 5320
OKLAHOMA   172 31 24 16 16 18 13 20 12 11 5 18 20 20 28 424
OREGON   310 54 45 36 58 41 23 44 43 35 44 56 70 101 110 1070
PENNSYLVANIA   1064 180 190 206 234 178 155 169 158 160 208 320 349 420 472 4463
RHODE ISLAND   97 23 20 13 13 16 7 12 12 12 10 24 26 30 41 356
SOUTH CAROLINA   104 24 21 27 28 18 15 21 18 16 20 27 24 46 52 461
SOUTH DAKOTA   17 4 4 3 3 1 2 0 2 0 1 3 2 5 12 59
TENNESSEE   421 59 78 73 83 69 53 77 82 61 112 216 230 225 260 2099
TEXAS   1390 270 252 234 260 183 148 172 155 152 155 260 305 354 475 4765
UTAH   524 97 109 98 120 104 99 95 72 69 94 150 154 189 190 2164
VERMONT   59 8 12 12 8 10 7 11 8 5 9 10 9 5 12 185
VIRGINIA   283 61 71 66 73 60 46 48 37 31 55 96 77 100 83 1187
WASHINGTON   799 133 172 168 208 127 121 145 135 93 136 222 220 295 290 3264
WEST VIRGINIA   20 6 5 6 7 5 2 1 2 5 3 14 10 11 19 116
WISCONSIN   706 174 153 194 198 168 126 142 126 124 160 218 202 209 256 3156
WYOMING   14 1 1 4 5 3 1 6 2 5 2 7 14 7 8 80
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA   42 4 6 4 8 8 8 8 4 8 7 5 8 14 17 151
GUAM   0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 4
PUERTO RICO   19 1 0 1 4 4 3 4 4 1 1 3 6 3 3 57
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS   1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
U.S. UNSPECIFIED REGION   3 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7
JAPAN   2879 535 590 652 779 570 464 558 569 588 560 881 977 1279 1413 13294
GERMANY   1934 474 481 482 496 432 285 357 380 319 446 735 696 958 1113 9588
UNITED KINGDOM   896 202 193 190 186 178 141 161 151 125 130 226 212 323 402 3716
FRANCE   881 178 184 182 216 141 119 135 124 130 136 217 213 274 288 3418
ISRAEL   396 103 167 185 201 152 112 150 135 136 169 252 282 318 413 3171
CANADA   683 131 175 159 190 125 108 130 100 94 108 167 204 214 278 2866
SWEDEN   639 153 164 146 162 119 108 113 79 73 66 95 142 186 194 2439
SWITZERLAND   433 97 110 110 103 100 73 90 75 97 108 154 171 207 270 2198
AUSTRALIA   276 64 56 76 94 63 70 98 76 66 82 114 163 127 213 1638
ITALY   371 87 86 89 106 84 57 51 75 62 61 91 96 115 156 1587
TAIWAN   270 68 65 94 87 84 75 97 75 68 55 94 100 157 163 1552
NETHERLANDS   349 80 79 83 71 59 40 55 60 36 39 84 78 118 135 1366
KOREA, SOUTH   100 31 50 50 82 55 38 60 45 51 53 94 109 141 169 1128
DENMARK   176 38 41 44 61 40 32 38 26 30 36 57 75 88 103 885
FINLAND   130 33 38 30 38 38 30 25 25 24 26 46 37 29 47 596
AUSTRIA   96 28 19 28 39 36 24 20 16 19 29 45 41 57 70 567
BELGIUM   94 31 24 31 25 13 10 28 19 22 34 34 46 40 68 519
NORWAY   81 23 30 24 34 20 15 15 19 11 13 39 34 39 39 436
IRELAND   42 17 10 7 27 15 25 21 20 11 19 48 51 54 68 435
CHINA, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF   26 5 3 2 9 5 8 10 13 13 18 56 66 92 84 410
SPAIN   64 18 5 11 16 8 8 7 16 8 6 5 11 26 38 247
RUSSIAN FEDERATION   51 16 16 17 16 8 9 9 17 11 9 8 15 17 23 242
NEW ZEALAND   25 8 8 15 18 21 11 21 11 7 9 17 14 21 24 230
INDIA   14 4 6 5 9 6 4 7 7 9 11 11 21 35 53 202
ARGENTINA   59 11 17 16 16 13 8 0 6 2 10 5 4 9 10 186
SOUTH AFRICA   46 10 5 3 8 5 3 10 5 3 7 9 14 18 14 160
CHINA, HONG KONG S.A.R.   10 7 4 9 7 10 4 4 5 6 7 16 13 23 31 156
SINGAPORE   11 3 4 4 6 8 4 6 5 8 12 20 16 24 25 156
BRAZIL   42 8 10 8 12 2 6 5 2 5 3 9 12 14 12 150
ICELAND   5 2 0 1 4 1 6 4 9 12 9 13 16 9 9 100
HUNGARY   21 0 5 3 7 2 4 4 4 4 1 4 7 9 11 86
MEXICO   14 5 3 2 2 7 3 5 3 3 3 3 8 5 13 79
GREECE   16 0 4 4 2 4 1 4 3 2 3 4 3 8 9 67
LIECHTENSTEIN   15 5 5 0 2 0 1 4 0 1 3 2 4 2 8 52
MALAYSIA   2 3 2 7 7 2 1 2 1 5 0 2 2 4 3 43
CROATIA   10 0 1 4 4 5 2 2 0 2 2 2 1 4 2 41
POLAND   7 2 2 0 3 1 1 1 2 1 0 2 3 7 6 38
COLOMBIA   6 2 5 4 4 5 2 1 0 2 0 2 1 0 3 37
THE BAHAMAS   17 8 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 36
SAUDI ARABIA   7 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 2 13 29
TURKEY   0 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 3 0 0 1 2 1 10 26
URUGUAY   1 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 2 0 3 2 2 3 7 25
KUWAIT   2 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 2 12 23
VENEZUELA   4 1 2 3 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 3 5 23
UKRAINE   5 1 0 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 0 21
CZECH REPUBLIC   4 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 4 4 19
LUXEMBOURG   0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 4 1 6 3 19
PORTUGAL   3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 4 2 4 19
CHILE   2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 5 2 4 18
SLOVENIA   5 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 1 4 0 0 16
THAILAND   5 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 14
COSTA RICA   3 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 1 13
IRAN   1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 5 13
PHILIPPINES   1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 5 0 13
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES   0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 1 3 2 13
ESTONIA   0 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 1 12
ROMANIA   3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 12
EGYPT   1 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 11
LITHUANIA   2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 9
MONACO   5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 9
NIGERIA   0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 9
YUGOSLAVIA / SERBIA-MONTENEGRO   7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
SERBIA   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 3 0 0 0 7
SLOVAKIA   2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 7
U.S.S.R.   7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 6
BELARUS   0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 5
BERMUDA   2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
CUBA   3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
CYPRUS   1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 5
CZECHOSLOVAKIA   5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
LATVIA   0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO   1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 5
ARMENIA   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 4
ECUADOR   2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
PAKISTAN   1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 4
GEORGIA (REPUBLIC OF)   1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
GUERNSEY   1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
JAMAICA   0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
SEYCHELLES   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
ANDORRA   0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
BULGARIA   0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
CAYMAN ISLANDS   1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
CHINA, MACAU S.A.R.   0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
GUATEMALA   2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
HAITI   2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
ISLE OF MAN   2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
JERSEY   1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
JORDAN   0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
LEBANON   0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
MOROCCO   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
PANAMA   0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
AZERBAIJAN   0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
BOLIVIA   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
CAMEROON   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
EL SALVADOR   0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
INDONESIA   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
MACEDONIA   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
MALTA   0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES   0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
PERU   0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
SRI LANKA   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
SYRIA   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
UZBEKISTAN   0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

PART A1- Table A1-1b, Breakout by Ownership Category
Number of Patents Granted as Distributed by Year of Patent Grant.
Granted: 01/01/1994 - 12/31/2013
    Pre 2000 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 All Years
U.S. CORPORATION   23344 5060 5148 4864 5787 4690 3866 4665 4247 3824 4644 7843 8785 10315 11777 108859
U.S. GOVERNMENT   218 33 36 43 34 41 27 35 20 23 21 31 35 38 35 670
U.S. INDIVIDUAL   9174 1581 1450 1319 1340 1006 855 927 730 637 593 956 1017 1225 1376 24186
FOREIGN CORPORATION   7912 1815 1998 2177 2559 1968 1582 1876 1803 1721 1962 3179 3585 4540 5414 44091
FOREIGN GOVERNMENT   45 1 3 7 2 1 2 2 2 1 4 9 3 3 4 89
FOREIGN INDIVIDUAL   2408 451 484 497 513 376 271 331 274 228 219 319 274 417 428 7490

Medical Devices
PARTS A1, A2, B
Granted: 01/01/1994 - 12/31/2013
A Patent Technology Monitoring Team Report


Part A1
Tables A1-2a and A1-2b

Percent of Patents Granted as Distributed by Year of Patent Grant,
Breakout by Country of Origin (Table A1-2a) and by Ownership Category (Table A1-2b)

PART A1- Table A1-2a, Breakout by Country of Origin
Percent of Patents Granted as Distributed by Year of Patent Grant.
Granted: 01/01/1994 - 12/31/2013
    Pre 2000 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 All Years
Total, U.S. And Foreign Origin   100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
-- Subtotal -- U.S. Origin   73.8 72.0 70.5 68.5 69.0 69.7 70.8 70.3 69.0 67.7 69.0 70.1 70.7 69.1 68.1 70.5
-- Subtotal -- Foreign Origin   26.2 28.0 29.5 31.5 31.0 30.3 29.2 29.7 31.0 32.3 31.0 29.9 29.3 30.9 31.9 29.5
ALABAMA   0.4 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.3
ALASKA   0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
ARIZONA   0.9 1.0 0.8 1.0 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.9 1.0 0.9 0.8
ARKANSAS   0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
CALIFORNIA   16.8 18.7 18.9 18.4 19.0 19.9 19.8 20.2 19.4 19.0 18.1 18.0 19.5 18.4 18.1 18.4
COLORADO   1.3 1.1 1.2 1.4 1.3 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.5 1.4 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.6 1.9 1.4
CONNECTICUT   2.1 1.5 1.3 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.2 1.3 1.5 1.3 1.6 1.6 1.9 2.2 2.0 1.7
DELAWARE   0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1
FLORIDA   3.5 3.2 3.5 3.0 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.3 3.2 2.4 2.2 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.8 3.1
GEORGIA   1.1 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.4 1.3 1.1 1.0 0.9 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.1
HAWAII   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
IDAHO   0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1
ILLINOIS   2.4 2.4 1.9 1.7 1.7 1.9 2.0 1.9 1.5 1.7 1.5 1.5 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.9
INDIANA   1.1 1.0 1.1 0.9 0.9 1.2 1.4 1.2 1.6 1.4 1.8 2.2 2.0 2.4 2.1 1.5
IOWA   0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2
KANSAS   0.4 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3
KENTUCKY   0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3
LOUISIANA   0.4 0.3 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.3
MAINE   0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1
MARYLAND   1.6 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.4 0.9 1.1 1.2 1.2 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.9 1.2
MASSACHUSETTS   4.8 4.8 4.8 4.6 5.1 5.1 5.4 4.9 4.5 4.6 4.5 5.0 5.1 4.7 4.8 4.8
MICHIGAN   1.6 1.3 1.1 1.2 1.0 1.1 1.0 1.0 0.7 1.2 0.9 0.8 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.2
MINNESOTA   5.2 6.7 6.2 6.0 6.2 5.6 6.4 7.2 7.8 6.8 7.4 7.4 7.4 6.6 6.5 6.4
MISSISSIPPI   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
MISSOURI   1.0 0.9 0.9 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.8
MONTANA   0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
NEBRASKA   0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
NEVADA   0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
NEW HAMPSHIRE   0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.5
NEW JERSEY   3.5 3.0 2.9 2.4 3.2 2.7 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.6 3.0 2.8 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.9
NEW MEXICO   0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
NEW YORK   4.7 3.8 3.6 3.4 3.3 3.7 3.8 3.5 3.2 3.5 3.0 3.1 2.6 2.7 2.6 3.5
NORTH CAROLINA   0.9 1.1 1.0 0.9 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.0 0.8 0.9 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.2 1.1 1.0
NORTH DAKOTA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
OHIO   3.4 3.1 2.4 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.0 2.3 2.5 2.5 2.8 3.5 3.0 2.6 2.8 2.9
OKLAHOMA   0.4 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2
OREGON   0.7 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.3 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6
PENNSYLVANIA   2.5 2.0 2.1 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.5 2.8 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.4
RHODE ISLAND   0.2 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
SOUTH CAROLINA   0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2
SOUTH DAKOTA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0
TENNESSEE   1.0 0.7 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.8 1.0 1.2 0.9 1.5 1.8 1.7 1.4 1.4 1.1
TEXAS   3.2 3.0 2.8 2.6 2.5 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.4 2.1 2.1 2.2 2.1 2.5 2.6
UTAH   1.2 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.5 1.2 1.0 1.1 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.2
VERMONT   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1
VIRGINIA   0.7 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.6
WASHINGTON   1.9 1.5 1.9 1.9 2.0 1.6 1.8 1.9 1.9 1.4 1.8 1.8 1.6 1.8 1.5 1.8
WEST VIRGINIA   0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
WISCONSIN   1.6 1.9 1.7 2.2 1.9 2.1 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.9 2.1 1.8 1.5 1.3 1.3 1.7
WYOMING   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA   0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
GUAM   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
PUERTO RICO   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
U.S. UNSPECIFIED REGION   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
JAPAN   6.7 6.0 6.5 7.3 7.6 7.1 7.0 7.1 8.0 9.1 7.5 7.1 7.1 7.7 7.4 7.2
GERMANY   4.5 5.3 5.3 5.4 4.8 5.3 4.3 4.6 5.4 5.0 6.0 6.0 5.1 5.8 5.8 5.2
UNITED KINGDOM   2.1 2.3 2.1 2.1 1.8 2.2 2.1 2.1 2.1 1.9 1.7 1.8 1.5 2.0 2.1 2.0
FRANCE   2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.1 1.7 1.8 1.7 1.8 2.0 1.8 1.8 1.6 1.7 1.5 1.8
ISRAEL   0.9 1.2 1.8 2.1 2.0 1.9 1.7 1.9 1.9 2.1 2.3 2.0 2.1 1.9 2.2 1.7
CANADA   1.6 1.5 1.9 1.8 1.9 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.5 1.3 1.5 1.5
SWEDEN   1.5 1.7 1.8 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.4 1.1 1.1 0.9 0.8 1.0 1.1 1.0 1.3
SWITZERLAND   1.0 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.0 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.5 1.5 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.2
AUSTRALIA   0.6 0.7 0.6 0.9 0.9 0.8 1.1 1.3 1.1 1.0 1.1 0.9 1.2 0.8 1.1 0.9
ITALY   0.9 1.0 0.9 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.9 0.7 1.1 1.0 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.9
TAIWAN   0.6 0.8 0.7 1.1 0.9 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.1 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.9 0.9 0.8
NETHERLANDS   0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7
KOREA, SOUTH   0.2 0.3 0.5 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.6
DENMARK   0.4 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
FINLAND   0.3 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3
AUSTRIA   0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.3
BELGIUM   0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.3
NORWAY   0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
IRELAND   0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.2
CHINA, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF   0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.2
SPAIN   0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1
RUSSIAN FEDERATION   0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
NEW ZEALAND   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
INDIA   0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.1
ARGENTINA   0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
SOUTH AFRICA   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
CHINA, HONG KONG S.A.R.   0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1
SINGAPORE   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
BRAZIL   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
ICELAND   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1
HUNGARY   0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0
MEXICO   0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
GREECE   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
LIECHTENSTEIN   0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
MALAYSIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
CROATIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
POLAND   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
COLOMBIA   0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
THE BAHAMAS   0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
SAUDI ARABIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0
TURKEY   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0
URUGUAY   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
KUWAIT   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0
VENEZUELA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
UKRAINE   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
CZECH REPUBLIC   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
LUXEMBOURG   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
PORTUGAL   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
CHILE   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
SLOVENIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
THAILAND   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
COSTA RICA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
IRAN   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
PHILIPPINES   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
ESTONIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
ROMANIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
EGYPT   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
LITHUANIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
MONACO   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
NIGERIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
YUGOSLAVIA / SERBIA-MONTENEGRO   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
SERBIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
SLOVAKIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
U.S.S.R.   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
BELARUS   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
BERMUDA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
CUBA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
CYPRUS   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
CZECHOSLOVAKIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
LATVIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
ARMENIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
ECUADOR   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
PAKISTAN   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
GEORGIA (REPUBLIC OF)   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
GUERNSEY   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
JAMAICA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
SEYCHELLES   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
ANDORRA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
BULGARIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
CAYMAN ISLANDS   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
CHINA, MACAU S.A.R.   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
GUATEMALA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
HAITI   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
ISLE OF MAN   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
JERSEY   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
JORDAN   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
LEBANON   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
MOROCCO   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
PANAMA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
AZERBAIJAN   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
BOLIVIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
CAMEROON   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
EL SALVADOR   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
INDONESIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
MACEDONIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
MALTA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
PERU   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
SRI LANKA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
SYRIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
UZBEKISTAN   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

PART A1- Table A1-2b, Breakout by Ownership Category
Percent of Patents Granted as Distributed by Year of Patent Grant.
Granted: 01/01/1994 - 12/31/2013
    Pre 2000 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 All Years
U.S. CORPORATION   54.2 56.6 56.5 54.6 56.5 58.0 58.5 59.5 60.0 59.4 62.4 63.6 64.1 62.4 61.9 58.7
U.S. GOVERNMENT   0.5 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.4
U.S. INDIVIDUAL   21.3 17.7 15.9 14.8 13.1 12.4 12.9 11.8 10.3 9.9 8.0 7.7 7.4 7.4 7.2 13.0
FOREIGN CORPORATION   18.4 20.3 21.9 24.4 25.0 24.4 24.0 23.9 25.5 26.7 26.4 25.8 26.2 27.5 28.4 23.8
FOREIGN GOVERNMENT   0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
FOREIGN INDIVIDUAL   5.6 5.0 5.3 5.6 5.0 4.7 4.1 4.2 3.9 3.5 2.9 2.6 2.0 2.5 2.2 4.0

Medical Devices
PARTS A1, A2, B
Granted: 01/01/1994 - 12/31/2013
A Patent Technology Monitoring Team Report


Part A2
Tables A2-1a and A2-1b

Number of Patents Granted as Distributed by Year of Patent Application,
Breakout by Country of Origin (Table A2-1a) and by Ownership Category (Table A2-1b)

PART A2- Table A2-1a, Breakout by Country of Origin
Number of Patents Granted as Distributed by Year of Patent Application.
Granted: 01/01/1994 - 12/31/2013
    Pre 2000 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 All Years
Total, U.S. And Foreign Origin   65609 11459 11950 11744 11381 10422 10312 10716 10476 8926 8318 7056 4654 2197 165 185385
-- Subtotal -- U.S. Origin   47817 7807 7969 7929 7984 7187 7095 7357 7090 5969 5869 5292 3486 1779 141 130771
-- Subtotal -- Foreign Origin   17792 3652 3981 3815 3397 3235 3217 3359 3386 2957 2449 1764 1168 418 24 54614
ALABAMA   228 28 39 35 20 23 11 21 13 14 15 9 7 1 0 464
ALASKA   31 4 1 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 48
ARIZONA   572 97 72 99 74 75 78 70 83 73 91 77 52 30 1 1544
ARKANSAS   85 13 12 9 11 6 6 7 6 2 6 9 1 0 0 173
CALIFORNIA   11680 2042 2213 2142 2165 2016 1899 2031 1939 1512 1540 1329 975 533 46 34062
COLORADO   827 135 136 133 142 113 122 170 142 144 214 139 73 45 6 2541
CONNECTICUT   1207 118 158 125 154 90 160 142 164 131 200 213 165 97 10 3134
DELAWARE   107 7 18 9 7 16 15 19 18 11 13 5 9 1 0 255
FLORIDA   2173 360 348 357 368 302 259 295 269 241 250 228 147 78 5 5680
GEORGIA   769 152 113 112 128 101 86 107 114 93 73 77 50 44 1 2020
HAWAII   63 10 6 8 11 10 5 8 10 14 11 3 4 3 1 167
IDAHO   42 7 12 6 12 10 10 7 9 7 4 7 6 1 0 140
ILLINOIS   1494 206 197 191 192 162 155 174 160 167 170 128 83 32 5 3516
INDIANA   708 97 128 168 198 219 196 192 208 220 165 165 100 32 0 2796
IOWA   167 16 17 14 12 13 20 9 10 15 14 6 1 2 0 316
KANSAS   221 40 25 26 34 49 30 30 25 40 32 28 19 15 0 614
KENTUCKY   200 24 30 20 26 28 25 17 12 30 30 16 6 6 0 470
LOUISIANA   246 45 31 30 20 17 24 10 16 15 14 12 7 6 0 493
MAINE   39 14 9 10 6 8 9 6 14 1 6 6 3 2 0 133
MARYLAND   1012 168 160 112 132 92 103 88 110 80 72 50 42 16 3 2240
MASSACHUSETTS   3199 568 561 603 644 515 512 473 431 391 353 344 237 119 17 8967
MICHIGAN   933 104 115 124 117 98 93 103 105 96 87 94 59 19 3 2150
MINNESOTA   3672 745 745 741 830 743 770 784 701 474 565 512 355 159 13 11809
MISSISSIPPI   74 18 8 9 12 11 14 16 16 9 11 11 3 2 0 214
MISSOURI   639 111 89 79 74 63 70 89 81 78 54 60 27 20 0 1534
MONTANA   61 9 18 8 7 7 5 3 7 9 5 2 1 1 0 143
NEBRASKA   101 15 6 9 7 4 5 16 16 11 7 7 4 3 0 211
NEVADA   153 34 17 19 16 26 23 27 16 13 20 26 9 11 0 410
NEW HAMPSHIRE   343 56 57 63 57 44 32 31 43 59 28 23 22 9 0 867
NEW JERSEY   2151 311 356 349 294 288 267 303 261 252 220 219 118 61 4 5454
NEW MEXICO   156 24 21 22 15 18 22 16 21 18 18 8 9 5 1 374
NEW YORK   2844 372 395 423 359 332 280 308 321 272 233 201 111 56 4 6511
NORTH CAROLINA   630 126 123 118 118 95 89 108 117 84 103 93 61 33 2 1900
NORTH DAKOTA   13 2 3 4 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 31
OHIO   2071 251 326 250 265 234 347 355 366 263 214 213 118 45 2 5320
OKLAHOMA   231 18 23 20 23 20 13 11 19 10 11 16 7 2 0 424
OREGON   423 51 59 47 71 42 47 60 58 55 69 40 28 20 0 1070
PENNSYLVANIA   1534 260 245 292 276 268 261 233 247 261 209 192 119 62 4 4463
RHODE ISLAND   144 15 16 23 17 24 22 13 22 15 13 15 10 7 0 356
SOUTH CAROLINA   159 33 32 24 30 22 29 30 24 16 23 19 14 5 1 461
SOUTH DAKOTA   26 3 2 2 1 3 1 2 4 2 5 4 4 0 0 59
TENNESSEE   590 91 80 120 128 132 154 248 123 98 90 146 77 21 1 2099
TEXAS   2021 313 249 264 261 206 214 201 236 181 236 165 138 78 2 4765
UTAH   771 132 134 151 134 134 139 99 116 117 83 100 38 14 2 2164
VERMONT   83 11 7 16 9 13 14 9 9 3 4 3 2 2 0 185
VIRGINIA   436 80 83 86 67 58 74 63 59 59 48 44 24 6 0 1187
WASHINGTON   1188 206 228 203 192 194 178 169 182 163 119 128 83 29 2 3264
WEST VIRGINIA   29 11 8 4 6 7 6 4 9 11 5 11 2 2 1 116
WISCONSIN   1170 236 221 222 221 212 189 156 142 129 102 74 39 40 3 3156
WYOMING   17 8 3 2 8 6 2 10 10 3 2 2 7 0 0 80
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA   57 9 8 14 5 13 5 8 4 4 9 9 3 2 1 151
GUAM   1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4
PUERTO RICO   21 0 4 7 6 4 2 3 2 3 1 2 1 1 0 57
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS   1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
U.S. UNSPECIFIED REGION   4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 7
JAPAN   4241 841 939 858 819 828 809 831 849 840 615 442 295 86 1 13294
GERMANY   3121 646 653 587 547 572 629 662 637 524 437 303 204 63 3 9588
UNITED KINGDOM   1445 257 259 282 255 196 169 151 178 180 137 97 89 17 4 3716
FRANCE   1326 249 263 284 211 189 152 161 170 150 131 71 46 15 0 3418
ISRAEL   773 247 270 233 205 211 231 229 223 179 154 104 81 29 2 3171
CANADA   1071 220 199 172 157 142 156 160 157 150 110 86 52 33 1 2866
SWEDEN   1048 176 215 203 137 111 110 106 136 70 60 37 15 15 0 2439
SWITZERLAND   674 144 154 154 158 124 146 159 141 104 93 74 53 20 0 2198
AUSTRALIA   464 106 125 124 127 124 113 107 100 74 58 44 42 26 4 1638
ITALY   582 93 142 128 97 108 89 83 86 47 53 41 27 11 0 1587
TAIWAN   388 92 88 111 116 114 75 83 83 105 122 110 49 16 0 1552
NETHERLANDS   537 103 109 88 80 72 76 79 68 49 47 30 24 4 0 1366
KOREA, SOUTH   186 66 86 93 76 79 77 97 95 90 73 69 30 11 0 1128
DENMARK   291 56 78 64 63 43 64 57 59 33 31 22 15 9 0 885
FINLAND   224 36 47 58 30 44 31 35 30 25 14 17 5 0 0 596
AUSTRIA   148 47 42 51 36 39 30 32 40 36 26 16 18 5 1 567
BELGIUM   167 27 31 38 34 26 35 49 31 22 28 12 9 10 0 519
NORWAY   145 34 33 41 39 21 21 33 18 25 15 4 2 5 0 436
IRELAND   74 14 41 39 35 25 30 32 37 32 34 29 8 5 0 435
CHINA, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF   36 6 13 12 15 18 32 43 62 60 53 37 13 8 2 410
SPAIN   89 17 16 20 9 11 14 17 15 10 7 13 7 1 1 247
RUSSIAN FEDERATION   91 22 25 16 12 7 8 15 10 11 10 4 7 3 1 242
NEW ZEALAND   52 22 19 33 25 16 9 9 15 7 9 7 6 1 0 230
INDIA   28 7 7 11 15 10 13 13 20 25 21 17 11 4 0 202
ARGENTINA   92 21 18 13 5 5 8 7 2 4 3 6 1 1 0 186
SOUTH AFRICA   64 7 15 10 2 11 8 7 11 7 11 4 3 0 0 160
CHINA, HONG KONG S.A.R.   21 10 9 11 8 10 8 6 20 15 18 10 6 4 0 156
SINGAPORE   22 9 8 9 13 18 11 21 16 11 10 6 1 1 0 156
BRAZIL   65 10 11 9 4 6 5 10 4 8 5 9 4 0 0 150
ICELAND   7 3 3 3 19 6 14 10 9 6 7 5 7 1 0 100
HUNGARY   28 6 6 4 5 6 4 7 4 4 9 1 1 1 0 86
MEXICO   25 2 5 5 5 7 2 7 6 6 2 2 3 2 0 79
GREECE   24 5 5 4 2 6 1 2 7 2 2 3 3 0 1 67
LIECHTENSTEIN   25 1 1 2 2 4 2 2 5 1 2 4 1 0 0 52
MALAYSIA   12 5 5 5 1 2 4 1 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 43
CROATIA   11 6 7 5 5 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 41
POLAND   11 2 2 4 1 1 0 4 3 3 1 1 4 1 0 38
COLOMBIA   14 6 5 3 2 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 37
THE BAHAMAS   29 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 36
SAUDI ARABIA   9 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 7 3 5 0 0 29
TURKEY   2 2 1 3 3 2 0 2 1 3 3 2 2 0 0 26
URUGUAY   3 2 0 2 0 2 5 1 1 1 3 3 1 1 0 25
KUWAIT   2 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 1 1 8 3 23
VENEZUELA   6 5 0 1 0 0 2 1 3 0 4 1 0 0 0 23
UKRAINE   7 3 1 4 1 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 21
CZECH REPUBLIC   7 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 2 1 2 2 0 0 0 19
LUXEMBOURG   1 0 1 2 2 0 3 1 4 3 0 1 1 0 0 19
PORTUGAL   5 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 3 3 2 0 1 0 0 19
CHILE   2 0 0 1 1 2 1 2 1 4 2 1 1 0 0 18
SLOVENIA   7 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 16
THAILAND   6 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 14
COSTA RICA   5 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 13
IRAN   1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 1 1 4 0 0 13
PHILIPPINES   2 0 2 1 0 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 13
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES   1 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 2 3 2 0 0 0 13
ESTONIA   1 0 2 2 1 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 12
ROMANIA   4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 2 0 0 12
EGYPT   3 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 11
LITHUANIA   2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 9
MONACO   7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9
NIGERIA   0 1 1 3 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
YUGOSLAVIA / SERBIA-MONTENEGRO   8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
SERBIA   0 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 7
SLOVAKIA   2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 7
U.S.S.R.   7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   3 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
BELARUS   0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 5
BERMUDA   3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
CUBA   4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
CYPRUS   1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 5
CZECHOSLOVAKIA   5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
LATVIA   1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO   1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 5
ARMENIA   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
ECUADOR   2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
PAKISTAN   1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4
GEORGIA (REPUBLIC OF)   2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
GUERNSEY   1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
JAMAICA   1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
SEYCHELLES   0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
ANDORRA   0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
BULGARIA   0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
CAYMAN ISLANDS   2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
CHINA, MACAU S.A.R.   1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
GUATEMALA   2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
HAITI   2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
ISLE OF MAN   2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
JERSEY   2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
JORDAN   1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
LEBANON   1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
MOROCCO   0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
PANAMA   1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
AZERBAIJAN   0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
BOLIVIA   0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
CAMEROON   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
EL SALVADOR   0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
INDONESIA   0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
MACEDONIA   0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
MALTA   0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES   1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
PERU   0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
SRI LANKA   0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
SYRIA   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS   0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
UZBEKISTAN   1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

PART A2- Table A2-1b, Breakout by Ownership Category
Number of Patents Granted as Distributed by Year of Patent Application.
Granted: 01/01/1994 - 12/31/2013
    Pre 2000 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 All Years
U.S. CORPORATION   36464 6310 6704 6675 7026 6301 6345 6651 6330 5322 5192 4669 3130 1615 125 108859
U.S. GOVERNMENT   308 50 51 59 35 29 26 19 19 22 26 11 10 5 0 670
U.S. INDIVIDUAL   12497 1616 1382 1367 1144 975 889 781 838 717 722 644 423 180 11 24186
FOREIGN CORPORATION   12814 2865 3210 3116 2763 2775 2761 2972 2997 2642 2172 1596 1016 368 24 44091
FOREIGN GOVERNMENT   50 10 1 1 4 4 4 4 5 1 4 1 0 0 0 89
FOREIGN INDIVIDUAL   3476 608 602 526 409 338 287 289 287 222 202 135 75 29 5 7490

Medical Devices
PARTS A1, A2, B
Granted: 01/01/1994 - 12/31/2013
A Patent Technology Monitoring Team Report


Part A2
Tables A2-2a and A2-2b

Percent of Patents Granted as Distributed by Year of Patent Application,
Breakout by Country of Origin (Table A2-2a) and by Ownership Category (Table A2-2b)

PART A2- Table A2-2a, Breakout by Country of Origin
Percent of Patents Granted as Distributed by Year of Patent Application.
Granted: 01/01/1994 - 12/31/2013
    Pre 2000 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 All Years
Total, U.S. And Foreign Origin   100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
-- Subtotal -- U.S. Origin   72.9 68.1 66.7 67.5 70.2 69.0 68.8 68.7 67.7 66.9 70.6 75.0 74.9 81.0 85.5 70.5
-- Subtotal -- Foreign Origin   27.1 31.9 33.3 32.5 29.8 31.0 31.2 31.3 32.3 33.1 29.4 25.0 25.1 19.0 14.5 29.5
ALABAMA   0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.3
ALASKA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
ARIZONA   0.9 0.8 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.8 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.4 0.6 0.8
ARKANSAS   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
CALIFORNIA   17.8 17.8 18.5 18.2 19.0 19.3 18.4 19.0 18.5 16.9 18.5 18.8 20.9 24.3 27.9 18.4
COLORADO   1.3 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.6 1.4 1.6 2.6 2.0 1.6 2.0 3.6 1.4
CONNECTICUT   1.8 1.0 1.3 1.1 1.4 0.9 1.6 1.3 1.6 1.5 2.4 3.0 3.5 4.4 6.1 1.7
DELAWARE   0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.1
FLORIDA   3.3 3.1 2.9 3.0 3.2 2.9 2.5 2.8 2.6 2.7 3.0 3.2 3.2 3.6 3.0 3.1
GEORGIA   1.2 1.3 0.9 1.0 1.1 1.0 0.8 1.0 1.1 1.0 0.9 1.1 1.1 2.0 0.6 1.1
HAWAII   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.6 0.1
IDAHO   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
ILLINOIS   2.3 1.8 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.9 2.0 1.8 1.8 1.5 3.0 1.9
INDIANA   1.1 0.8 1.1 1.4 1.7 2.1 1.9 1.8 2.0 2.5 2.0 2.3 2.1 1.5 0.0 1.5
IOWA   0.3 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.2
KANSAS   0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.7 0.0 0.3
KENTUCKY   0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.0 0.3
LOUISIANA   0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.3
MAINE   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1
MARYLAND   1.5 1.5 1.3 1.0 1.2 0.9 1.0 0.8 1.1 0.9 0.9 0.7 0.9 0.7 1.8 1.2
MASSACHUSETTS   4.9 5.0 4.7 5.1 5.7 4.9 5.0 4.4 4.1 4.4 4.2 4.9 5.1 5.4 10.3 4.8
MICHIGAN   1.4 0.9 1.0 1.1 1.0 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.0 1.3 1.3 0.9 1.8 1.2
MINNESOTA   5.6 6.5 6.2 6.3 7.3 7.1 7.5 7.3 6.7 5.3 6.8 7.3 7.6 7.2 7.9 6.4
MISSISSIPPI   0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1
MISSOURI   1.0 1.0 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.6 0.9 0.6 0.9 0.0 0.8
MONTANA   0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
NEBRASKA   0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1
NEVADA   0.2 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.5 0.0 0.2
NEW HAMPSHIRE   0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.7 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.4 0.0 0.5
NEW JERSEY   3.3 2.7 3.0 3.0 2.6 2.8 2.6 2.8 2.5 2.8 2.6 3.1 2.5 2.8 2.4 2.9
NEW MEXICO   0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.6 0.2
NEW YORK   4.3 3.2 3.3 3.6 3.2 3.2 2.7 2.9 3.1 3.0 2.8 2.8 2.4 2.5 2.4 3.5
NORTH CAROLINA   1.0 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.1 0.9 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.5 1.2 1.0
NORTH DAKOTA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
OHIO   3.2 2.2 2.7 2.1 2.3 2.2 3.4 3.3 3.5 2.9 2.6 3.0 2.5 2.0 1.2 2.9
OKLAHOMA   0.4 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.2
OREGON   0.6 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.9 0.0 0.6
PENNSYLVANIA   2.3 2.3 2.1 2.5 2.4 2.6 2.5 2.2 2.4 2.9 2.5 2.7 2.6 2.8 2.4 2.4
RHODE ISLAND   0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.2
SOUTH CAROLINA   0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.6 0.2
SOUTH DAKOTA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
TENNESSEE   0.9 0.8 0.7 1.0 1.1 1.3 1.5 2.3 1.2 1.1 1.1 2.1 1.7 1.0 0.6 1.1
TEXAS   3.1 2.7 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.0 2.1 1.9 2.3 2.0 2.8 2.3 3.0 3.6 1.2 2.6
UTAH   1.2 1.2 1.1 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.3 0.9 1.1 1.3 1.0 1.4 0.8 0.6 1.2 1.2
VERMONT   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
VIRGINIA   0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.3 0.0 0.6
WASHINGTON   1.8 1.8 1.9 1.7 1.7 1.9 1.7 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.4 1.8 1.8 1.3 1.2 1.8
WEST VIRGINIA   0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.6 0.1
WISCONSIN   1.8 2.1 1.8 1.9 1.9 2.0 1.8 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.2 1.0 0.8 1.8 1.8 1.7
WYOMING   0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.6 0.1
GUAM   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
PUERTO RICO   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
U.S. UNSPECIFIED REGION   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
JAPAN   6.5 7.3 7.9 7.3 7.2 7.9 7.8 7.8 8.1 9.4 7.4 6.3 6.3 3.9 0.6 7.2
GERMANY   4.8 5.6 5.5 5.0 4.8 5.5 6.1 6.2 6.1 5.9 5.3 4.3 4.4 2.9 1.8 5.2
UNITED KINGDOM   2.2 2.2 2.2 2.4 2.2 1.9 1.6 1.4 1.7 2.0 1.6 1.4 1.9 0.8 2.4 2.0
FRANCE   2.0 2.2 2.2 2.4 1.9 1.8 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.6 1.0 1.0 0.7 0.0 1.8
ISRAEL   1.2 2.2 2.3 2.0 1.8 2.0 2.2 2.1 2.1 2.0 1.9 1.5 1.7 1.3 1.2 1.7
CANADA   1.6 1.9 1.7 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.7 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.5 0.6 1.5
SWEDEN   1.6 1.5 1.8 1.7 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.3 0.8 0.7 0.5 0.3 0.7 0.0 1.3
SWITZERLAND   1.0 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.2 1.4 1.5 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.0 1.1 0.9 0.0 1.2
AUSTRALIA   0.7 0.9 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.0 1.0 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.9 1.2 2.4 0.9
ITALY   0.9 0.8 1.2 1.1 0.9 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.0 0.9
TAIWAN   0.6 0.8 0.7 0.9 1.0 1.1 0.7 0.8 0.8 1.2 1.5 1.6 1.1 0.7 0.0 0.8
NETHERLANDS   0.8 0.9 0.9 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.7
KOREA, SOUTH   0.3 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.9 0.9 1.0 0.9 1.0 0.6 0.5 0.0 0.6
DENMARK   0.4 0.5 0.7 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.0 0.5
FINLAND   0.3 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.3
AUSTRIA   0.2 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.6 0.3
BELGIUM   0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.5 0.0 0.3
NORWAY   0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
IRELAND   0.1 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.2
CHINA, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.3 0.4 1.2 0.2
SPAIN   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.6 0.1
RUSSIAN FEDERATION   0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.6 0.1
NEW ZEALAND   0.1 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
INDIA   0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.1
ARGENTINA   0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
SOUTH AFRICA   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
CHINA, HONG KONG S.A.R.   0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.1
SINGAPORE   0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
BRAZIL   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
ICELAND   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.1
HUNGARY   0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
MEXICO   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0
GREECE   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.6 0.0
LIECHTENSTEIN   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
MALAYSIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
CROATIA   0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
POLAND   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
COLOMBIA   0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
THE BAHAMAS   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
SAUDI ARABIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
TURKEY   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
URUGUAY   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
KUWAIT   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 1.8 0.0
VENEZUELA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
UKRAINE   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
CZECH REPUBLIC   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
LUXEMBOURG   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
PORTUGAL   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
CHILE   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
SLOVENIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
THAILAND   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
COSTA RICA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
IRAN   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
PHILIPPINES   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
ESTONIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
ROMANIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
EGYPT   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
LITHUANIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
MONACO   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
NIGERIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
YUGOSLAVIA / SERBIA-MONTENEGRO   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
SERBIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
SLOVAKIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
U.S.S.R.   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
BELARUS   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
BERMUDA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
CUBA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
CYPRUS   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
CZECHOSLOVAKIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
LATVIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
ARMENIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
ECUADOR   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
PAKISTAN   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
GEORGIA (REPUBLIC OF)   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
GUERNSEY   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
JAMAICA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
SEYCHELLES   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
ANDORRA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
BULGARIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
CAYMAN ISLANDS   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
CHINA, MACAU S.A.R.   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
GUATEMALA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
HAITI   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
ISLE OF MAN   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
JERSEY   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
JORDAN   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
LEBANON   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
MOROCCO   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
PANAMA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
AZERBAIJAN   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
BOLIVIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
CAMEROON   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
EL SALVADOR   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
INDONESIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
MACEDONIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
MALTA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
PERU   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
SRI LANKA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
SYRIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
UZBEKISTAN   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

PART A2- Table A2-2b, Breakout by Ownership Category
Percent of Patents Granted as Distributed by Year of Patent Application.
Granted: 01/01/1994 - 12/31/2013
    Pre 2000 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 All Years
U.S. CORPORATION   55.6 55.1 56.1 56.8 61.7 60.5 61.5 62.1 60.4 59.6 62.4 66.2 67.3 73.5 75.8 58.7
U.S. GOVERNMENT   0.5 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.4
U.S. INDIVIDUAL   19.0 14.1 11.6 11.6 10.1 9.4 8.6 7.3 8.0 8.0 8.7 9.1 9.1 8.2 6.7 13.0
FOREIGN CORPORATION   19.5 25.0 26.9 26.5 24.3 26.6 26.8 27.7 28.6 29.6 26.1 22.6 21.8 16.8 14.5 23.8
FOREIGN GOVERNMENT   0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
FOREIGN INDIVIDUAL   5.3 5.3 5.0 4.5 3.6 3.2 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.5 2.4 1.9 1.6 1.3 3.0 4.0

Medical Devices
PARTS A1, A2, B
Granted: 01/01/1994 - 12/31/2013
A Patent Technology Monitoring Team Report


Part B

Ranked List of Organizations with 50 or More Patents Granted During the Period,
as Distributed Either or Both
by the Year of Patent Grant and by the Year Of Patent Application Filing

PART B -
Ranked List of Organizations with 50 or More Patents, as Distributed by
the Year of Patent Grant and/or the Year Of Patent Application Filing
Granted: 01/01/1994 - 12/31/2013
    Pre 2000 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 All Years
MEDTRONIC INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 731 208 167 161 175 149 153 214 226 129 186 331 336 375 423 3964
Patents By Year of Application: 1184 215 259 238 356 246 250 291 245 142 210 171 121 32 4 3964
CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 96 62 67 88 102 82 101 129 143 130 168 222 307 283 329 2309
Patents By Year of Application: 258 129 155 160 187 214 219 191 164 123 148 162 133 62 4 2309
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 3 7 5 75 112 131 146 219 372 410 357 356 2193
Patents By Year of Application: 14 27 61 181 312 307 305 235 170 164 139 153 86 34 5 2193
SCI-MED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 271 140 171 206 289 217 120 106 53 26 17 9 13 8 4 1650
Patents By Year of Application: 700 263 308 187 112 43 19 5 5 4 0 2 2 0 0 1650
PROCTER + GAMBLE COMPANY Patents By Year of Grant: 438 92 83 94 87 61 44 38 38 34 28 87 90 113 126 1453
Patents By Year of Application: 683 106 78 60 72 56 78 76 71 48 33 44 36 11 1 1453
PACESETTER, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 222 30 43 73 71 76 74 94 111 76 74 132 110 142 104 1432
Patents By Year of Application: 317 64 139 119 84 113 112 128 125 70 62 48 34 17 0 1432
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY Patents By Year of Grant: 197 73 60 36 28 27 32 54 62 74 89 164 172 173 175 1416
Patents By Year of Application: 373 31 45 43 75 123 143 150 140 124 71 56 35 6 1 1416
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT Patents By Year of Grant: 180 20 36 27 23 29 23 39 46 69 98 151 146 201 227 1315
Patents By Year of Application: 253 26 39 64 53 70 117 165 136 168 107 68 44 5 0 1315
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 203 32 29 29 34 14 15 44 38 62 85 188 141 164 209 1287
Patents By Year of Application: 269 31 53 23 70 73 153 153 174 103 68 62 41 14 0 1287
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 155 74 69 88 128 94 74 58 44 36 53 91 72 108 83 1227
Patents By Year of Application: 406 136 125 113 88 76 68 50 40 50 30 26 4 15 0 1227
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 155 50 73 85 160 92 65 56 56 49 44 72 61 53 50 1121
Patents By Year of Application: 364 144 144 98 90 63 46 56 26 28 20 27 11 4 0 1121
Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 48 49 104 184 236 200 202 1029
Patents By Year of Application: 6 5 8 28 89 106 131 229 88 61 77 124 64 13 0 1029
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 90 147 99 43 59 45 45 48 87 102 156 101 1022
Patents By Year of Application: 27 124 167 140 72 96 101 92 105 42 49 6 1 0 0 1022
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP Patents By Year of Grant: 0 1 1 7 6 8 12 16 36 42 61 132 258 409 5 994
Patents By Year of Application: 6 14 13 26 60 36 73 92 124 149 192 127 76 6 0 994
BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY Patents By Year of Grant: 321 50 44 36 60 42 35 37 25 34 25 48 49 44 71 921
Patents By Year of Application: 437 47 48 56 81 37 33 20 55 29 37 27 12 2 0 921
OLYMPUS CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 44 50 57 51 45 75 108 134 108 97 769
Patents By Year of Application: 1 5 25 85 103 116 89 130 78 40 36 35 19 7 0 769
Covidien LP Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 54 687 742
Patents By Year of Application: 0 0 0 1 4 5 5 25 36 66 138 192 141 120 9 742
BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 292 46 36 26 32 21 25 30 16 11 14 23 50 60 56 738
Patents By Year of Application: 407 23 33 50 28 8 10 24 50 31 19 18 28 8 1 738
SIEMENS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS USA, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 10 11 19 15 20 18 53 91 151 129 121 91 729
Patents By Year of Application: 6 14 18 40 48 76 107 118 112 86 55 31 15 3 0 729
UNITED STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 565 35 29 15 14 14 6 10 10 5 2 2 0 1 0 708
Patents By Year of Application: 635 15 22 8 11 3 6 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 708
ETHICON, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 219 32 44 33 63 38 29 47 32 12 23 30 24 33 36 695
Patents By Year of Application: 301 48 86 62 55 29 31 14 14 18 15 10 7 5 0 695
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, THE REGENTS OF Patents By Year of Grant: 196 35 32 55 46 35 28 33 22 23 18 34 31 33 55 676
Patents By Year of Application: 303 46 55 47 45 25 22 36 26 16 21 16 12 6 0 676
UNI-CHARM CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 83 19 21 71 78 48 18 43 42 33 35 47 26 44 49 657
Patents By Year of Application: 162 69 89 46 34 54 51 41 49 34 19 7 2 0 0 657
TOSHIBA CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 160 18 15 18 21 14 18 16 21 19 37 57 44 75 107 640
Patents By Year of Application: 204 17 25 23 30 34 57 39 46 78 29 37 16 5 0 640
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY Patents By Year of Grant: 14 55 47 32 46 35 37 39 38 21 20 55 47 34 67 587
Patents By Year of Application: 140 51 53 50 46 46 41 51 34 22 22 16 8 5 2 587
C. R. BARD, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 148 15 27 20 18 24 16 13 12 14 20 28 51 76 60 542
Patents By Year of Application: 218 19 27 23 24 41 26 31 33 29 28 18 14 9 2 542
CORDIS CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 213 23 23 18 27 19 21 13 28 15 13 21 16 31 27 508
Patents By Year of Application: 264 35 33 30 36 27 27 17 8 15 2 10 2 2 0 508
OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 42 73 167 190 476
Patents By Year of Application: 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 77 79 122 60 59 44 28 0 476
TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (TERUMO CORPORATION) Patents By Year of Grant: 91 7 13 18 20 14 8 15 20 18 22 35 45 61 74 461
Patents By Year of Application: 121 25 21 18 31 27 27 34 42 43 24 24 16 8 0 461
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. Patents By Year of Grant: 227 47 29 42 66 12 4 10 6 3 0 3 0 0 0 449
Patents By Year of Application: 332 42 45 15 12 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 449
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA Patents By Year of Grant: 68 12 14 10 12 25 12 22 19 31 29 20 40 55 69 438
Patents By Year of Application: 107 16 23 23 21 32 34 18 20 24 43 49 23 5 0 438
SYNTHES (U.S.A.) Patents By Year of Grant: 47 14 24 18 28 18 11 14 18 15 44 43 47 61 34 436
Patents By Year of Application: 83 30 39 28 28 47 51 47 23 11 22 20 5 2 0 436
ABBOTT LABORATORIES Patents By Year of Grant: 166 19 16 13 23 13 6 12 10 13 10 20 27 44 36 428
Patents By Year of Application: 212 23 23 14 16 14 9 35 23 18 11 18 5 7 0 428
GE MEDICAL SYSTEMS GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY COMPANY, LLC Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 11 50 47 56 39 43 26 37 18 21 16 18 24 406
Patents By Year of Application: 29 53 68 89 66 27 6 16 13 14 10 8 7 0 0 406
Cook Medical Technologies LLC Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 87 150 160 397
Patents By Year of Application: 0 0 0 0 5 13 23 48 64 74 69 54 26 19 2 397
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KIMBERLY-CLARK CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 169 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 172
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Panasonic Corporation Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 11 26 26 44 63 171
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SIEMENS MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 110 10 11 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 136
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GORE ENTERPRISE HOLDINGS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 13 8 8 6 9 4 11 9 3 1 6 13 18 2 0 111
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KENSEY NASH CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 29 8 4 2 6 3 10 3 6 5 4 11 6 7 7 111
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JOHNSON & JOHNSON PROFESSIONAL INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 86 17 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 110
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STEREOTAXIS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 1 5 8 7 9 7 5 7 8 3 10 18 8 10 4 110
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TANITA CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 2 0 3 17 19 11 5 14 9 7 3 4 6 3 7 110
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INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 3 1 4 13 10 15 16 18 6 12 7 4 0 0 0 109
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KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 109 109
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, NAVY Patents By Year of Grant: 42 4 2 9 6 6 4 8 3 3 0 6 4 6 5 108
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BIOSENSE, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 17 7 18 13 16 9 3 7 6 1 4 3 3 0 0 107
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ORMCO CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 45 4 11 7 3 3 2 2 4 5 3 3 3 4 8 107
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VENETEC INTERNATIONAL, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 12 2 4 6 3 5 7 3 2 2 8 11 18 16 8 107
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ABBOTT MEDICAL OPTICS INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 30 22 38 106
Patents By Year of Application: 0 0 0 1 5 3 12 15 9 12 14 15 17 3 0 106
BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 30 7 6 8 12 4 7 4 6 2 4 3 2 5 6 106
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DEPUY MITEK, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 6 4 2 3 7 3 1 19 28 33 106
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HEALTH HERO NETWORK, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 11 7 7 5 0 0 1 0 8 3 10 19 32 2 1 106
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INNERCOOL THERAPIES, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 3 11 13 14 17 8 10 9 5 1 3 7 4 1 106
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UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, THE REGENTS OF Patents By Year of Grant: 34 10 6 3 6 8 3 3 2 5 1 3 4 5 13 106
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REX MEDICAL, LP Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 3 0 10 8 9 10 5 7 3 12 12 12 13 104
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UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH Patents By Year of Grant: 24 5 8 3 3 3 2 3 6 4 4 6 8 10 15 104
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ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 1 15 12 11 12 5 8 24 11 5 0 104
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AESCULAP-WERKE AG Patents By Year of Grant: 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 14 21 25 24 103
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ANGEION CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 96 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 103
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DEKA PRODUCTS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP Patents By Year of Grant: 16 4 3 6 6 3 1 3 3 1 4 7 4 15 27 103
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ICU MEDICAL, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 17 4 3 1 4 5 3 1 6 5 9 22 8 6 9 103
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EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY Patents By Year of Grant: 36 6 10 7 10 5 5 7 5 2 1 0 6 1 1 102
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CARDIOTHORACIC SYSTEMS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 26 15 20 9 8 9 2 4 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 101
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DATEX-OHMEDA, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 3 14 10 20 14 17 9 8 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 101
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MEDISON CO., LTD. Patents By Year of Grant: 8 3 6 6 9 7 1 2 1 1 4 11 12 15 15 101
Patents By Year of Application: 18 5 7 9 5 1 5 8 10 10 11 11 1 0 0 101
CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 32 12 9 9 8 3 1 2 1 2 4 5 5 3 3 99
Patents By Year of Application: 62 6 6 5 2 0 5 3 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 99
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 6 17 22 13 21 15 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 99
Patents By Year of Application: 63 11 15 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 99
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INCORPORATED Patents By Year of Grant: 12 3 1 0 1 2 3 11 9 10 8 5 9 15 10 99
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MICRO THERAPEUTICS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 25 13 11 7 16 3 5 6 1 4 2 0 5 0 0 98
Patents By Year of Application: 54 12 10 10 7 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 98
INSTRUMENTARIUM CORP. Patents By Year of Grant: 27 9 12 3 7 11 8 8 3 4 3 0 0 1 1 97
Patents By Year of Application: 49 9 6 12 10 9 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 97
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 15 13 9 4 4 4 2 4 2 3 3 1 8 10 15 97
Patents By Year of Application: 38 6 4 2 6 6 1 2 8 8 4 3 8 1 0 97
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Patents By Year of Grant: 5 2 5 4 8 6 6 7 5 6 3 14 6 10 9 96
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MEDICAL COMPONENTS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 5 1 1 0 1 5 5 3 2 6 3 14 16 18 16 96
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B. BRAUN MELSUNGEN AG Patents By Year of Grant: 12 3 5 6 3 5 1 2 4 3 10 4 7 10 20 95
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BIOMET SPORTS MEDICINE, LLC Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 11 21 15 24 17 95
Patents By Year of Application: 0 0 0 0 7 14 8 12 13 8 11 12 10 0 0 95
BIOMET, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 32 8 4 15 8 11 6 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 95
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MEDTRONIC XOMED, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 5 15 7 2 3 1 5 2 1 10 7 18 19 95
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NEW YORK UNIVERSITY Patents By Year of Grant: 17 6 4 2 7 3 2 5 4 3 4 8 9 12 9 95
Patents By Year of Application: 30 3 7 6 6 4 8 10 2 3 7 6 1 2 0 95
GLOBUS MEDICAL INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 4 8 17 22 40 94
Patents By Year of Application: 0 0 0 0 2 7 9 10 3 10 14 22 11 6 0 94
HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 1 5 11 15 3 9 2 8 6 6 9 11 8 94
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ADVANCED MEDICAL OPTICS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 7 28 17 9 13 7 5 7 0 0 0 0 93
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CYBERONICS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 10 0 0 1 6 1 0 0 1 4 6 14 16 11 23 93
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HONDA GIKEN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.) Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 8 8 5 17 12 21 17 93
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NIPRO CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 2 9 8 2 9 9 10 14 3 11 6 7 3 93
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SONY CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 12 1 0 2 5 2 3 1 2 2 7 12 11 14 19 93
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AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 19 34 8 2 6 3 3 7 5 0 1 1 2 0 91
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CERNER INNOVATION, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 4 9 25 24 25 91
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IVOCLAR VIVADENT AG Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 2 1 6 10 9 13 2 5 6 8 10 5 14 91
Patents By Year of Application: 2 0 9 20 8 10 5 6 8 14 5 3 1 0 0 91
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH RESEARCH FOUNDATION Patents By Year of Grant: 22 2 5 1 2 1 1 4 2 2 4 9 3 17 16 91
Patents By Year of Application: 30 2 5 4 1 5 5 4 10 4 7 7 6 1 0 91
AKTIEBOLAGET ASTRA Patents By Year of Grant: 43 13 18 10 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
Patents By Year of Application: 89 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
ANGIODYNAMICS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 2 3 3 0 3 1 5 3 5 7 6 10 9 11 22 90
Patents By Year of Application: 8 3 5 7 11 6 8 8 9 6 8 3 5 2 1 90
ARADIGM CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 45 10 6 7 5 6 2 3 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 89
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION Patents By Year of Grant: 26 10 7 6 8 9 4 3 1 3 3 2 2 0 5 89
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HISAMITSU PHARMACEUTICAL CO., INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 16 5 5 5 9 4 8 3 2 0 5 4 7 5 10 88
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LTS LOHMANN THERAPIE-SYSTEME AG Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 6 3 9 10 6 5 2 6 3 6 8 15 9 88
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VISX, INCORPORATED Patents By Year of Grant: 12 4 13 6 12 9 6 11 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 88
Patents By Year of Application: 37 9 6 11 12 6 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 88
DRAGER MEDICAL AG & CO. KG Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 6 13 17 25 21 86
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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA Patents By Year of Grant: 14 2 5 7 3 5 3 3 1 4 1 5 11 9 13 86
Patents By Year of Application: 21 8 7 1 6 6 8 6 4 4 5 7 1 2 0 86
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA RESEARCH FOUNDATION Patents By Year of Grant: 26 6 5 4 6 2 1 3 2 4 5 2 6 7 6 85
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SIEMENS CORPORATE RESEARCH, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 19 7 4 4 7 11 7 10 11 2 2 0 0 0 0 84
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ALCON LABORATORIES, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 59 13 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 83
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Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 43 1 12 14 2 6 3 2 83
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CORNELL RESEARCH FOUNDATION INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 16 1 6 0 9 6 6 5 3 2 5 11 4 5 4 83
Patents By Year of Application: 25 3 11 10 5 3 6 4 8 3 2 2 0 1 0 83
Devicor Medical Products, Inc. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 20 31 21 83
Patents By Year of Application: 0 0 1 2 1 3 3 4 16 16 17 14 4 2 0 83
FUJITSU LIMITED Patents By Year of Grant: 46 4 3 2 2 0 2 3 2 2 0 2 4 3 8 83
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GYRUS MEDICAL LIMITED Patents By Year of Grant: 7 8 10 7 7 4 6 6 6 2 1 2 4 6 7 83
Patents By Year of Application: 28 9 5 6 8 4 5 0 5 1 9 1 1 0 1 83
MED-EL ELEKTROMEDIZINISCHE GERAETE GMBH Patents By Year of Grant: 5 0 1 2 3 0 1 2 3 1 4 7 13 16 25 83
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NOBEL BIOCARE AB Patents By Year of Grant: 23 1 14 8 11 5 6 4 2 2 1 2 0 4 0 83
Patents By Year of Application: 39 13 17 8 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 83
ARCH DEVELOPMENT CORP. Patents By Year of Grant: 39 14 7 6 5 5 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 82
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GENZYME CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 12 8 8 16 9 4 2 7 3 0 1 2 2 4 4 82
Patents By Year of Application: 32 21 6 5 3 1 3 3 1 0 1 3 2 1 0 82
HOLLISTER INCORPORATED Patents By Year of Grant: 34 3 3 0 3 5 3 1 3 3 3 6 8 4 3 82
Patents By Year of Application: 40 1 4 6 3 7 2 3 4 5 4 2 1 0 0 82
INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, TAIWAN Patents By Year of Grant: 2 1 1 5 1 2 1 2 4 1 6 6 15 15 20 82
Patents By Year of Application: 4 4 2 5 3 2 7 6 9 8 17 9 3 3 0 82
AESCULAP AG & CO. KG Patents By Year of Grant: 13 11 8 5 6 9 5 3 6 6 2 4 0 2 1 81
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RADI MEDICAL SYSTEMS AB Patents By Year of Grant: 8 4 4 4 7 5 5 6 3 5 2 6 7 9 6 81
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ALCON RESEARCH, LTD. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 9 24 41 80
Patents By Year of Application: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 8 16 29 14 4 0 80
CEDARS SINAI MEDICAL CENTER Patents By Year of Grant: 27 7 2 6 1 4 0 6 3 1 4 5 5 4 5 80
Patents By Year of Application: 38 6 4 4 4 3 3 7 4 1 2 2 1 0 1 80
MEDINOL LTD. Patents By Year of Grant: 13 6 3 9 8 10 3 5 2 3 2 5 5 2 4 80
Patents By Year of Application: 28 11 8 11 5 3 0 7 0 2 2 3 0 0 0 80
PELIKAN TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 10 6 11 18 23 7 0 80
Patents By Year of Application: 0 0 2 36 4 4 7 6 15 5 0 1 0 0 0 80
SCIENCE INCORPORATED Patents By Year of Grant: 51 11 9 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 80
Patents By Year of Application: 69 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 80
CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY Patents By Year of Grant: 19 2 1 1 2 3 3 3 1 3 8 9 10 5 9 79
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OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 9 11 10 4 7 6 7 22 79
Patents By Year of Application: 0 0 1 1 7 14 12 13 7 4 6 1 10 3 0 79
DEPUY ACROMED, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 1 6 3 6 12 13 6 9 7 5 2 3 3 1 1 78
Patents By Year of Application: 13 8 13 23 17 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 78
DRAGERWERK AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT Patents By Year of Grant: 66 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 1 0 1 78
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PICKER INTERNATIONAL, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 49 15 11 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 78
Patents By Year of Application: 78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 78
STRYKER SPINE Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 1 1 13 6 5 1 2 3 5 9 6 14 12 78
Patents By Year of Application: 3 5 12 8 6 6 9 5 5 6 3 5 1 4 0 78
UAB RESEARCH FOUNDATION Patents By Year of Grant: 19 3 9 4 11 9 2 7 4 2 2 3 0 1 2 78
Patents By Year of Application: 33 8 13 11 6 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 78
Zoll Circulation, Inc. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 3 6 8 11 13 18 12 78
Patents By Year of Application: 0 1 1 1 10 8 7 12 13 5 4 3 10 3 0 78
HANSEN MEDICAL, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 4 14 22 12 19 77
Patents By Year of Application: 0 0 4 3 1 6 7 6 20 10 6 1 10 3 0 77
KALTENBACH & VOIGT GMBH Patents By Year of Grant: 28 11 8 4 7 2 0 2 2 3 1 4 1 2 2 77
Patents By Year of Application: 45 5 7 4 3 0 4 4 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 77
MICRUS CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 0 7 11 8 7 4 6 4 0 0 4 5 5 6 10 77
Patents By Year of Application: 19 8 10 5 4 2 1 5 2 6 4 3 4 4 0 77
UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER Patents By Year of Grant: 11 2 5 5 3 2 3 5 2 7 4 4 6 8 10 77
Patents By Year of Application: 20 5 3 4 9 4 5 5 6 5 2 4 4 1 0 77
PLAYTEX PRODUCTS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 7 5 3 2 9 7 3 4 2 2 1 14 8 6 3 76
Patents By Year of Application: 17 4 12 9 9 8 3 2 7 1 1 2 1 0 0 76
POLAR ELECTRO OY Patents By Year of Grant: 10 2 7 9 13 6 0 3 3 3 2 2 7 4 5 76
Patents By Year of Application: 22 9 15 5 3 5 2 1 4 2 5 1 1 1 0 76
SMITH & NEPHEW RICHARDS INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 76 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 76
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DATASCOPE INVESTMENT CORP. Patents By Year of Grant: 36 3 13 4 5 1 2 2 3 0 0 2 3 1 0 75
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EMBOL-X, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 15 25 19 11 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 75
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MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC WORKS, LTD. Patents By Year of Grant: 20 10 8 5 7 3 3 4 5 8 2 0 0 0 0 75
Patents By Year of Application: 39 8 5 8 3 5 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 75
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY Patents By Year of Grant: 11 3 2 3 4 0 5 4 2 2 2 5 14 6 12 75
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JOHNSON & JOHNSON MEDICAL, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 65 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 74
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KOWA COMPANY LTD. Patents By Year of Grant: 16 1 2 2 3 2 1 0 8 6 4 8 6 10 5 74
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MALLINCKRODT MEDICAL, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 73 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 74
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NEUROPACE, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 2 5 1 8 9 2 1 1 4 2 2 9 7 11 10 74
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SHENZHEN MINDRAY BIO-MEDICAL ELECTRONICS CO. LTD. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 14 23 21 7 74
Patents By Year of Application: 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 11 17 15 10 7 0 1 0 74
STERLING WINTHROP INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 73 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 74
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ASTRAZENECA AB Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 2 4 9 9 7 9 4 3 4 5 4 4 9 73
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ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS INTERNATIONAL AG Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 17 20 24 73
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VIVANT MEDICAL, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 2 1 4 3 1 1 2 3 2 2 2 7 29 14 73
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ALSIUS CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 0 4 3 17 16 15 5 7 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 72
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ARIZANT HEALTHCARE INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 2 5 4 8 5 5 3 10 11 11 8 72
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CYTYC CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 6 12 12 9 10 10 8 72
Patents By Year of Application: 3 0 1 0 13 9 10 8 12 3 4 7 1 1 0 72
LTS LOHMANN THERAPIE-SYSTEME GMBH & CO. KG Patents By Year of Grant: 44 14 11 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 72
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OMRON CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 21 0 5 4 12 9 6 9 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 71
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ORAMETRIX, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 3 5 8 2 5 7 8 6 4 9 3 7 4 71
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OSTEOTECH, INC. (A DELAWARE CORP.) Patents By Year of Grant: 20 3 5 7 8 6 5 0 4 2 0 9 2 0 0 71
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DISETRONIC LICENSING AG Patents By Year of Grant: 3 9 9 7 6 5 4 6 4 6 9 2 0 0 0 70
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GC CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 14 1 10 6 8 3 2 3 3 3 0 3 6 2 6 70
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L'OREAL S.A. Patents By Year of Grant: 12 3 5 7 5 4 3 4 1 3 3 4 8 4 4 70
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MEADOX MEDICALS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 44 10 9 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 70
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MEDELA HOLDING AG Patents By Year of Grant: 2 2 1 3 3 6 1 3 2 2 0 7 11 12 15 70
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Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 2 2 23 39 70
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TRUDELL MEDICAL INTERNATIONAL Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 1 3 2 4 5 8 3 3 10 4 12 7 8 70
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AMO Manufacturing USA, LLC Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 10 14 16 10 6 69
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BIEDERMANN MOTECH GMBH Patents By Year of Grant: 11 4 2 1 0 6 3 2 6 1 7 12 10 4 0 69
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BRACCO INTERNATIONAL B.V. Patents By Year of Grant: 31 4 2 2 6 2 3 4 4 4 1 4 1 0 1 69
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FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE LIMITED Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 4 7 4 13 3 2 4 6 6 11 9 69
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HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 5 8 4 4 7 9 7 12 4 6 3 69
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SPINEWAVE, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 2 0 3 17 7 15 20 69
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UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA ALUMNI PATENTS FOUNDATION Patents By Year of Grant: 12 2 5 1 3 4 2 1 2 3 1 9 6 9 9 69
Patents By Year of Application: 18 3 7 6 2 7 6 2 4 6 4 3 1 0 0 69
JMS CO., LTD. Patents By Year of Grant: 1 1 2 4 5 3 3 4 5 5 3 5 3 16 8 68
Patents By Year of Application: 3 7 11 2 9 6 2 7 7 7 5 0 2 0 0 68
NITTO DENKO CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 23 6 4 4 2 3 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 6 9 68
Patents By Year of Application: 34 3 5 3 1 2 4 6 2 1 3 2 2 0 0 68
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS Patents By Year of Grant: 9 1 6 2 3 3 1 3 3 5 4 7 3 8 10 68
Patents By Year of Application: 16 5 3 1 6 10 4 3 2 5 7 4 0 2 0 68
EMORY UNIVERSITY Patents By Year of Grant: 22 6 4 3 4 7 3 2 0 0 0 7 2 3 4 67
Patents By Year of Application: 35 10 2 4 1 1 1 4 2 2 1 4 0 0 0 67
K2M, Inc. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 5 13 21 26 67
Patents By Year of Application: 0 0 1 0 1 2 3 16 8 8 13 3 8 4 0 67
SMITH & NEPHEW PLC Patents By Year of Grant: 32 3 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 3 4 6 9 67
Patents By Year of Application: 38 4 0 1 2 4 3 3 3 3 1 4 1 0 0 67
ACORN CARDIOVASCULAR, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 7 7 5 10 6 8 4 8 3 3 5 0 0 0 66
Patents By Year of Application: 14 14 3 9 8 10 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 66
DENTSPLY RESEARCH + DEVELOPMENT CORP. Patents By Year of Grant: 30 3 9 10 6 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 66
Patents By Year of Application: 44 9 5 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 66
EBI, L.P. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 1 3 3 3 5 2 8 4 8 8 14 7 66
Patents By Year of Application: 1 0 5 4 10 6 6 6 9 6 4 7 1 1 0 66
GLAXO GROUP LIMITED Patents By Year of Grant: 10 1 0 1 3 1 1 6 10 5 4 8 2 9 5 66
Patents By Year of Application: 14 4 7 8 12 4 8 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 66
SPARTEK MEDICAL, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 32 28 5 66
Patents By Year of Application: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 17 20 2 2 2 0 66
BEIERSDORF AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT Patents By Year of Grant: 10 8 4 6 11 6 1 5 2 3 1 3 1 2 2 65
Patents By Year of Application: 32 12 6 2 1 5 2 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 65
WILSON-COOK MEDICAL, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 16 1 1 1 5 5 2 5 3 2 8 10 6 0 0 65
Patents By Year of Application: 19 4 6 4 7 3 5 8 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 65
COBE LABORATORIES, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 62 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 64
Patents By Year of Application: 64 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 64
IMPLANT INNOVATIONS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 33 6 9 5 5 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 64
Patents By Year of Application: 50 7 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 64
IMPULSE DYNAMICS N.V. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 1 13 11 8 4 2 3 6 1 0 2 3 7 3 64
Patents By Year of Application: 22 15 9 3 0 3 1 3 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 64
SALVIAC LIMITED Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 1 2 4 2 3 5 1 0 3 17 14 10 2 64
Patents By Year of Application: 2 3 6 11 5 2 5 9 14 6 0 0 1 0 0 64
AMERICAN CYANAMID COMPANY Patents By Year of Grant: 61 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 63
Patents By Year of Application: 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 63
B. BRAUN MEDICAL, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 24 3 2 0 5 3 2 1 2 2 6 3 1 5 4 63
Patents By Year of Application: 30 4 1 4 2 3 6 4 2 3 3 0 1 0 0 63
ELI LILLY AND COMPANY Patents By Year of Grant: 39 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 6 5 1 2 63
Patents By Year of Application: 43 0 0 4 1 2 3 2 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 63
MICROSOFT CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 12 13 14 13 63
Patents By Year of Application: 3 2 0 1 1 3 6 10 17 4 7 8 1 0 0 63
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Patents By Year of Grant: 12 5 2 0 5 2 2 4 4 0 4 2 9 4 8 63
Patents By Year of Application: 21 5 3 2 5 2 6 5 4 4 3 3 0 0 0 63
CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING SYSTEMS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 50 2 4 2 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 62
Patents By Year of Application: 56 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 62
CYGNUS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 26 4 9 6 8 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 62
Patents By Year of Application: 38 6 12 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 62
NIKON CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 45 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 1 4 6 62
Patents By Year of Application: 46 0 0 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 5 1 0 0 62
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF Patents By Year of Grant: 24 3 3 4 1 2 2 4 3 3 1 4 1 2 5 62
Patents By Year of Application: 33 3 1 3 1 3 1 5 5 1 2 1 2 1 0 62
BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM INTERNATIONAL GMBH Patents By Year of Grant: 3 1 0 2 1 0 3 1 2 1 4 8 9 12 14 61
Patents By Year of Application: 7 2 0 1 3 6 9 8 9 11 3 1 0 1 0 61
HABLEY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 61
Patents By Year of Application: 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 61
PURDUE RESEARCH FOUNDATION Patents By Year of Grant: 17 3 1 1 2 2 3 1 4 4 2 8 4 3 6 61
Patents By Year of Application: 23 4 1 5 7 4 4 1 3 3 5 0 0 1 0 61
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS Patents By Year of Grant: 10 6 6 4 5 2 5 2 2 1 1 6 2 6 3 61
Patents By Year of Application: 24 8 3 3 3 4 2 2 5 2 3 2 0 0 0 61
USGI MEDICAL, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 3 1 4 7 10 9 12 10 61
Patents By Year of Application: 0 1 0 7 8 18 12 3 1 3 4 2 1 1 0 61
ALLEGIANCE CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 8 5 6 6 5 4 2 2 2 3 4 1 3 3 6 60
Patents By Year of Application: 22 5 6 7 2 1 3 2 3 1 1 6 0 1 0 60
BIOLASE TECHNOLOGY, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 3 1 3 1 6 1 1 2 6 9 4 8 14 1 0 60
Patents By Year of Application: 10 2 2 3 5 1 6 7 12 10 2 0 0 0 0 60
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY Patents By Year of Grant: 11 1 0 5 3 2 2 4 0 3 3 3 6 4 13 60
Patents By Year of Application: 12 2 4 6 2 8 3 4 3 7 4 2 2 1 0 60
LIFESCAN, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 1 2 2 1 4 8 9 8 5 2 4 4 1 1 8 60
Patents By Year of Application: 6 3 8 15 6 5 3 3 3 0 1 6 1 0 0 60
OHMEDA INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 58 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 60
Patents By Year of Application: 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 60
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Patents By Year of Grant: 13 1 0 1 1 3 2 1 0 2 2 5 9 10 10 60
Patents By Year of Application: 15 3 1 2 3 1 2 2 9 9 5 8 0 0 0 60
WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY Patents By Year of Grant: 7 2 5 2 2 7 1 2 2 3 1 9 3 7 7 60
Patents By Year of Application: 18 4 7 1 3 2 3 3 6 3 2 5 3 0 0 60
ABBOTT LABORATORIES VASCULAR ENTERPRISES LIMITED Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 2 1 13 14 16 9 59
Patents By Year of Application: 0 0 2 1 14 8 2 6 11 4 3 5 2 1 0 59
BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS MEDICAL CENTER, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 18 5 6 1 2 0 2 0 3 3 3 3 3 4 6 59
Patents By Year of Application: 32 2 0 0 6 3 2 4 2 3 3 2 0 0 0 59
CORDIS NEUROVASCULAR, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 3 3 4 9 5 9 18 6 1 1 0 0 0 59
Patents By Year of Application: 3 8 7 8 11 8 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 59
HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS KABUSHIKI KAISHA Patents By Year of Grant: 19 2 4 1 3 5 2 2 3 1 2 2 4 7 2 59
Patents By Year of Application: 25 1 6 6 4 3 1 5 2 3 1 1 1 0 0 59
IMARX PHARMACEUTICAL CORP. Patents By Year of Grant: 41 15 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 59
Patents By Year of Application: 58 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 59
J. MORITA MANUFACTURING CORP. Patents By Year of Grant: 10 6 3 4 2 1 2 3 2 3 4 3 5 4 7 59
Patents By Year of Application: 22 2 3 4 3 5 1 6 1 6 3 2 1 0 0 59
OWEN MUMFORD LIMITED Patents By Year of Grant: 7 6 0 2 2 3 3 5 3 1 2 3 3 6 13 59
Patents By Year of Application: 14 5 5 7 5 5 2 4 5 3 2 1 0 1 0 59
VIDAMED, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 47 3 3 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 59
Patents By Year of Application: 57 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 59
VOLCANO CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 0 1 10 10 17 15 59
Patents By Year of Application: 1 0 2 4 2 3 9 7 8 3 4 4 8 4 0 59
NISSHO CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 43 10 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 58
Patents By Year of Application: 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 58
SCHNEIDER (EUROPE) A.G. Patents By Year of Grant: 34 6 4 3 7 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 58
Patents By Year of Application: 48 1 5 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 58
SULZER INTERMEDICS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 55 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 58
Patents By Year of Application: 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 58
CONMED CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 21 0 1 2 1 2 6 5 1 3 2 5 7 1 0 57
Patents By Year of Application: 23 2 3 8 5 3 3 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 57
CRYOCATH TECHNOLOGIES INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 2 1 7 4 16 8 5 3 3 6 2 0 0 0 0 57
Patents By Year of Application: 12 9 10 9 9 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 57
GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH CORP. Patents By Year of Grant: 7 1 1 5 8 2 3 4 5 3 0 3 4 4 7 57
Patents By Year of Application: 18 5 5 2 7 1 4 3 4 3 2 1 0 2 0 57
IMMUNOMEDICS INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 21 6 3 2 1 0 3 4 2 3 4 3 2 2 1 57
Patents By Year of Application: 33 1 1 6 2 2 2 1 3 0 2 1 2 0 1 57
MINIMED INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 35 4 7 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 57
Patents By Year of Application: 49 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 57
Medtronic Navigation, Inc. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 14 11 12 11 57
Patents By Year of Application: 0 0 0 4 6 6 6 5 5 5 7 8 4 1 0 57
PARAGON TRADE BRANDS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 22 4 3 3 9 9 3 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 57
Patents By Year of Application: 33 4 13 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 57
ALLIANCE PHARMACEUTICAL CORP. Patents By Year of Grant: 35 7 8 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 56
Patents By Year of Application: 52 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 56
BARD PERIPHERAL VASCULAR, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 1 2 2 3 1 11 13 15 56
Patents By Year of Application: 0 0 5 3 5 5 5 6 4 4 7 3 7 2 0 56
CARDIAC PATHWAYS CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 45 5 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 56
Patents By Year of Application: 55 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 56
FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE HOLDINGS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 13 20 18 56
Patents By Year of Application: 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 9 11 11 12 5 3 0 56
GENETRONICS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 16 7 8 3 5 6 4 1 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 56
Patents By Year of Application: 35 4 5 6 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 56
INCEPT LLC Patents By Year of Grant: 0 3 5 1 9 4 1 1 2 3 2 5 9 4 7 56
Patents By Year of Application: 14 5 5 3 2 1 5 4 5 3 0 3 4 1 1 56
ORATEC INTERVENTIONS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 7 8 8 9 6 8 2 2 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 56
Patents By Year of Application: 29 7 10 3 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 56
SYSMEX CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 0 4 2 3 2 1 2 0 3 2 2 4 16 6 9 56
Patents By Year of Application: 9 2 2 2 0 4 5 6 5 11 4 5 1 0 0 56
VENTRITEX, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 56
Patents By Year of Application: 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 56
CONCEPTUS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 11 2 2 0 2 5 1 0 1 0 2 3 7 7 12 55
Patents By Year of Application: 17 4 1 1 1 4 2 5 3 2 5 1 6 3 0 55
ECLIPSE SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 24 16 12 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 55
Patents By Year of Application: 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 55
JENERIC/PENTRON INCORPORATED Patents By Year of Grant: 11 13 7 12 7 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 55
Patents By Year of Application: 37 10 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 55
OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH Patents By Year of Grant: 11 3 2 7 8 8 3 0 3 0 2 2 2 4 0 55
Patents By Year of Application: 17 8 7 8 3 2 3 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 55
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY Patents By Year of Grant: 17 4 2 7 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 8 3 55
Patents By Year of Application: 25 5 4 1 4 2 1 2 4 1 2 1 2 1 0 55
SHIMADZU CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 18 3 0 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 5 18 55
Patents By Year of Application: 23 2 1 2 0 1 0 3 5 8 3 3 4 0 0 55
STRYKER TRAUMA GMBH Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 2 3 5 0 1 4 4 1 3 4 9 8 11 55
Patents By Year of Application: 4 2 6 0 8 8 2 5 9 4 2 3 2 0 0 55
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA Patents By Year of Grant: 12 1 2 4 6 1 4 1 2 0 0 2 2 8 10 55
Patents By Year of Application: 15 6 4 6 2 2 2 2 6 3 1 2 1 2 1 55
DAIG CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 33 7 7 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 54
Patents By Year of Application: 48 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 54
DENTSPLY INTERNATIONAL INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 5 1 1 1 0 3 0 5 2 2 1 3 13 8 9 54
Patents By Year of Application: 7 1 1 1 8 2 2 3 6 8 11 2 2 0 0 54
ERBE ELEKTROMEDIZIN GMBH Patents By Year of Grant: 2 1 3 5 2 1 0 1 3 5 2 6 7 11 5 54
Patents By Year of Application: 11 2 3 3 3 3 12 5 8 3 0 0 1 0 0 54
EV3, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 4 5 5 3 4 9 9 12 2 1 0 54
Patents By Year of Application: 1 3 2 15 5 7 14 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 54
NXSTAGE MEDICAL, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 1 0 9 3 3 4 4 4 3 6 2 5 10 54
Patents By Year of Application: 2 9 5 2 6 9 2 0 4 3 3 4 3 2 0 54
SMITHKLINE BEECHAM CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 11 2 2 7 16 5 3 3 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 54
Patents By Year of Application: 17 16 12 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 54
ATL ULTRASOUND, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 11 13 21 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 53
Patents By Year of Application: 45 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 53
Asante Solutions, Inc. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 16 14 15 53
Patents By Year of Application: 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 20 3 2 8 10 5 0 53
ENDOCARE, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 5 8 3 4 6 5 3 1 4 4 5 0 1 1 3 53
Patents By Year of Application: 16 5 6 7 4 2 2 4 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 53
ESAOTE, S.P.A Patents By Year of Grant: 3 1 0 2 3 1 5 1 4 2 2 8 8 8 5 53
Patents By Year of Application: 6 0 4 7 7 9 3 5 6 2 1 2 1 0 0 53
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 3 2 2 5 3 4 2 5 5 12 10 53
Patents By Year of Application: 0 2 4 4 3 3 7 4 4 8 6 6 2 0 0 53
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 18 6 13 7 5 53
Patents By Year of Application: 2 2 0 4 10 13 4 3 3 6 0 4 2 0 0 53
MOLNLYCKE AB Patents By Year of Grant: 49 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 53
Patents By Year of Application: 53 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 53
RADIANT MEDICAL, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 3 3 3 3 11 11 4 4 8 1 0 2 0 0 0 53
Patents By Year of Application: 11 7 12 9 10 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 53
ACCURAY, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 7 8 5 9 7 8 4 52
Patents By Year of Application: 2 2 1 2 3 6 16 4 6 4 2 2 2 0 0 52
ATRIUM MEDICAL CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 14 2 5 5 1 3 2 2 1 1 3 3 2 4 4 52
Patents By Year of Application: 26 2 3 4 4 3 3 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 52
INCONTROL, INC. (WASHINGTON) Patents By Year of Grant: 51 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 52
Patents By Year of Application: 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 52
JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONSUMER COMPANIES, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 1 4 2 2 4 6 4 0 1 11 3 4 7 3 52
Patents By Year of Application: 5 5 9 3 7 8 2 0 3 4 2 3 1 0 0 52
PHARMACIA AKTIEBOLAG Patents By Year of Grant: 21 0 9 4 6 9 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 52
Patents By Year of Application: 35 6 7 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 52
SHERWOOD MEDICAL COMPANY Patents By Year of Grant: 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 52
Patents By Year of Application: 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 52
STAAR SURGICAL COMPANY, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 29 9 4 2 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 52
Patents By Year of Application: 44 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 52
ALOKA CO., LTD. Patents By Year of Grant: 20 2 1 2 2 5 2 0 3 1 4 6 2 1 0 51
Patents By Year of Application: 24 1 3 3 5 7 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 51
BAYER HEALTHCARE, LLC Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 2 1 7 7 13 16 51
Patents By Year of Application: 0 1 1 0 2 5 7 11 8 5 1 3 4 3 0 51
CARDIAC INTELLIGENCE CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 8 7 1 7 15 7 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 51
Patents By Year of Application: 11 2 11 8 14 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 51
DANEK MEDICAL, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 51
Patents By Year of Application: 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 51
PENN STATE RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 11 3 3 7 4 5 2 1 3 1 1 2 3 2 3 51
Patents By Year of Application: 17 12 2 2 6 0 1 2 4 1 1 2 1 0 0 51
TAKEDA CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. Patents By Year of Grant: 28 6 8 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 51
Patents By Year of Application: 43 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 51
THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY Patents By Year of Grant: 26 4 6 3 3 1 3 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 51
Patents By Year of Application: 40 2 2 3 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 51
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS Patents By Year of Grant: 9 2 2 2 3 2 0 0 0 1 8 6 7 5 4 51
Patents By Year of Application: 13 2 2 3 2 4 8 3 4 5 1 1 2 1 0 51
VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 2 3 5 1 2 0 0 0 2 11 3 9 13 51
Patents By Year of Application: 5 5 2 1 5 1 7 3 4 6 4 5 2 1 0 51
ACUMED, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 4 6 5 1 0 0 0 4 3 1 4 4 7 4 7 50
Patents By Year of Application: 13 3 0 2 7 2 2 7 3 3 2 1 5 0 0 50
ALARIS MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 20 3 4 6 7 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
Patents By Year of Application: 33 3 7 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
ARKRAY, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 1 3 3 3 3 4 2 3 4 6 11 7 50
Patents By Year of Application: 0 1 5 14 7 3 3 3 1 7 3 1 0 2 0 50
BRITISH TECHNOLOGY GROUP LIMITED Patents By Year of Grant: 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
Patents By Year of Application: 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
I-FLOW CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 9 1 2 4 2 2 2 4 0 7 6 7 4 0 0 50
Patents By Year of Application: 15 4 2 7 8 3 3 1 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 50
MASSACHUSETTS EYE AND EAR INFIRMARY Patents By Year of Grant: 1 1 2 0 2 4 1 5 6 4 2 5 5 6 6 50
Patents By Year of Application: 5 1 4 5 3 7 6 6 2 4 1 1 4 1 0 50
PIONEER SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 10 15 19 50
Patents By Year of Application: 1 0 1 0 2 4 3 4 16 4 8 5 2 0 0 50
SMITHS INDUSTRIES LIMITED Patents By Year of Grant: 34 12 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
Patents By Year of Application: 49 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
SULZER CARBOMEDICS INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 5 11 22 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
Patents By Year of Application: 48 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
Other Organizations (20560) Patents By Year of Grant: 16631 3647 3736 3612 4067 3350 2741 3189 2805 2516 2921 4705 5239 6486 7783 73428
Patents By Year of Application: 25934 4772 4796 4837 4547 4101 4004 3967 4031 3555 3247 2723 1879 959 76 73428

Medical Devices
PARTS A1, A2, B
Granted: 01/01/1994 - 12/31/2013
A Patent Technology Monitoring Team Report


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