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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: 01/01/1995 - 12/31/2014
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: 01/01/1995 - 12/31/2014
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 01/01/1995 - 12/31/2014. 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 01/01/1995 and 12/31/2014. 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 27 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 2014, patent grant data, as distributed by year of application, are approximately 98% complete for applications filed in 2006, 97% complete for applications filed in 2007, 95% complete for applications filed in 2008, 93% complete for applications filed in 2009, 90% complete for applications filed in 2010, 80% complete for applications filed in 2011, 63% complete for applications filed in 2012, 41% complete for applications filed in 2013, and 31% complete for applications filed in 2014; data are essentially complete for applications filed prior to 2006.


Report Printing and the Use of Spreadsheet Software

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Medical Devices
PARTS A1, A2, B
Granted: 01/01/1995 - 12/31/2014
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: 01/01/1995 - 12/31/2014
    Pre 2001 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 All Years
Total, U.S. And Foreign Origin   45995 9119 8907 10235 8082 6603 7836 7076 6434 7443 12337 13699 16538 19035 19992 199331
-- Subtotal -- U.S. Origin   33693 6429 6100 7067 5633 4674 5512 4881 4355 5139 8645 9688 11428 12969 13522 139735
-- Subtotal -- Foreign Origin   12302 2690 2807 3168 2449 1929 2324 2195 2079 2304 3692 4011 5110 6066 6470 59596
ALABAMA   164 26 22 33 28 13 21 11 10 14 23 21 21 29 28 464
ALASKA   22 7 2 3 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 4 3 48
ARIZONA   410 77 86 59 67 46 61 42 46 44 94 127 162 169 215 1705
ARKANSAS   55 16 17 12 6 10 8 4 3 3 11 5 12 7 10 179
CALIFORNIA   7972 1720 1641 1945 1612 1310 1586 1370 1222 1345 2217 2677 3040 3451 3566 36674
COLORADO   581 112 127 132 89 78 90 104 89 92 155 174 270 369 376 2838
CONNECTICUT   893 122 99 103 79 80 100 105 85 119 192 263 368 373 342 3323
DELAWARE   83 12 9 9 12 4 6 3 12 14 11 24 24 22 16 261
FLORIDA   1558 315 264 324 262 211 259 226 156 167 326 375 470 537 580 6030
GEORGIA   519 101 108 112 111 86 86 70 57 74 124 151 162 199 235 2195
HAWAII   42 12 7 7 7 4 8 6 2 6 13 7 21 18 16 176
IDAHO   31 4 9 10 5 5 7 6 9 8 8 12 7 15 9 145
ILLINOIS   1086 174 148 169 150 129 151 109 112 115 182 248 288 297 339 3697
INDIANA   490 100 78 97 96 91 94 111 89 137 270 269 390 392 439 3143
IOWA   116 27 24 12 13 8 14 7 8 12 11 17 19 19 20 327
KANSAS   172 22 29 29 24 18 13 19 22 23 34 49 58 83 67 662
KENTUCKY   137 23 27 22 20 23 11 17 12 15 28 29 39 41 52 496
LOUISIANA   166 42 34 37 21 17 23 11 16 12 18 15 29 30 28 499
MAINE   19 11 11 16 5 6 3 5 7 3 11 10 6 16 19 148
MARYLAND   743 127 120 121 90 91 73 77 77 88 107 113 142 173 187 2329
MASSACHUSETTS   2213 436 412 518 411 355 383 318 296 335 620 701 771 905 921 9595
MICHIGAN   661 101 109 105 85 69 77 51 74 69 100 153 178 195 220 2247
MINNESOTA   2522 563 534 639 455 422 564 551 438 553 911 1012 1092 1238 1319 12813
MISSISSIPPI   54 6 13 9 6 8 6 8 7 11 17 16 19 21 29 230
MISSOURI   454 82 66 84 62 55 54 48 40 49 98 99 130 136 136 1593
MONTANA   35 14 16 14 5 6 4 9 2 5 6 5 11 7 4 143
NEBRASKA   76 11 9 9 5 3 12 7 7 4 13 11 20 13 31 231
NEVADA   116 29 21 13 11 11 15 17 18 20 26 24 36 40 47 444
NEW HAMPSHIRE   233 47 47 60 48 28 33 25 23 27 52 56 69 92 97 937
NEW JERSEY   1588 267 213 323 218 194 226 196 169 221 351 363 428 491 502 5750
NEW MEXICO   114 19 20 19 18 9 18 17 14 13 21 26 26 29 35 398
NEW YORK   2031 324 300 339 301 249 272 223 223 224 383 357 449 489 496 6660
NORTH CAROLINA   452 95 84 104 88 71 79 60 57 86 125 143 196 202 221 2063
NORTH DAKOTA   8 2 3 2 5 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 3 1 1 30
OHIO   1556 217 230 251 203 133 178 174 163 207 436 409 438 535 556 5686
OKLAHOMA   175 24 16 16 18 13 20 12 11 5 18 20 20 28 23 419
OREGON   313 45 36 58 41 23 44 43 35 44 56 70 101 110 106 1125
PENNSYLVANIA   1086 190 206 234 178 155 169 158 160 208 320 349 420 472 489 4794
RHODE ISLAND   108 20 13 13 16 7 12 12 12 10 24 26 30 41 44 388
SOUTH CAROLINA   118 21 27 28 18 15 21 18 16 20 27 24 46 52 43 494
SOUTH DAKOTA   15 4 3 3 1 2 0 2 0 1 3 2 5 12 15 68
TENNESSEE   421 78 73 83 69 53 77 82 61 112 216 230 225 260 231 2271
TEXAS   1474 252 234 260 183 148 172 155 152 155 260 305 354 475 483 5062
UTAH   544 109 98 120 104 99 95 72 69 94 150 154 189 190 199 2286
VERMONT   58 12 12 8 10 7 11 8 5 9 10 9 5 12 23 199
VIRGINIA   300 71 66 73 60 46 48 37 31 55 96 77 100 83 118 1261
WASHINGTON   834 172 168 208 127 121 145 135 93 136 222 220 295 290 295 3461
WEST VIRGINIA   21 5 6 7 5 2 1 2 5 3 14 10 11 19 17 128
WISCONSIN   784 153 194 198 168 126 142 126 124 160 218 202 209 256 241 3301
WYOMING   15 1 4 5 3 1 6 2 5 2 7 14 7 8 4 84
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA   36 6 4 8 8 8 8 4 8 7 5 8 14 17 24 165
GUAM   0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 4
PUERTO RICO   15 0 1 4 4 3 4 4 1 1 3 6 3 3 5 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   3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7
JAPAN   2994 590 652 779 570 464 558 569 588 560 881 977 1279 1413 1385 14259
GERMANY   2135 481 482 496 432 285 357 380 319 446 735 696 958 1113 1097 10412
UNITED KINGDOM   1005 193 190 186 178 141 161 151 125 130 226 212 323 402 453 4076
FRANCE   945 184 182 216 141 119 135 124 130 136 217 213 274 288 370 3674
ISRAEL   470 167 185 201 152 112 150 135 136 169 252 282 318 413 476 3618
CANADA   712 175 159 190 125 108 130 100 94 108 167 204 214 278 290 3054
SWEDEN   717 164 146 162 119 108 113 79 73 66 95 142 186 194 217 2581
SWITZERLAND   467 110 110 103 100 73 90 75 97 108 154 171 207 270 309 2444
AUSTRALIA   297 56 76 94 63 70 98 76 66 82 114 163 127 213 200 1795
ITALY   398 86 89 106 84 57 51 75 62 61 91 96 115 156 159 1686
TAIWAN   303 65 94 87 84 75 97 75 68 55 94 100 157 163 158 1675
NETHERLANDS   391 79 83 71 59 40 55 60 36 39 84 78 118 135 192 1520
KOREA, SOUTH   125 50 50 82 55 38 60 45 51 53 94 109 141 169 234 1356
DENMARK   193 41 44 61 40 32 38 26 30 36 57 75 88 103 135 999
AUSTRIA   113 19 28 39 36 24 20 16 19 29 45 41 57 70 76 632
FINLAND   148 38 30 38 38 30 25 25 24 26 46 37 29 47 44 625
BELGIUM   114 24 31 25 13 10 28 19 22 34 34 46 40 68 89 597
IRELAND   56 10 7 27 15 25 21 20 11 19 48 51 54 68 79 511
CHINA, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF   28 3 2 9 5 8 10 13 13 18 56 66 92 85 92 500
NORWAY   97 30 24 34 20 15 15 19 11 13 39 34 39 39 36 465
SPAIN   73 5 11 16 8 8 7 16 8 6 5 11 26 38 43 281
RUSSIAN FEDERATION   64 16 17 16 8 9 9 17 11 9 8 15 17 23 25 264
INDIA   16 6 5 9 6 4 7 7 9 11 11 21 35 53 62 262
NEW ZEALAND   31 8 15 18 21 11 21 11 7 9 17 14 21 24 25 253
SINGAPORE   13 4 4 6 8 4 6 5 8 12 20 16 24 25 39 194
ARGENTINA   66 17 16 16 13 8 0 6 2 10 5 4 9 10 8 190
CHINA, HONG KONG S.A.R.   15 4 9 7 10 4 4 5 6 7 16 13 23 31 18 172
SOUTH AFRICA   47 5 3 8 5 3 10 5 3 7 9 14 18 14 14 165
BRAZIL   43 10 8 12 2 6 5 2 5 3 9 12 14 12 17 160
ICELAND   7 0 1 4 1 6 4 9 12 9 13 16 9 9 17 117
HUNGARY   18 5 3 7 2 4 4 4 4 1 4 7 9 11 10 93
MEXICO   18 3 2 2 7 3 5 3 3 3 3 8 5 13 7 85
GREECE   15 4 4 2 4 1 4 3 2 3 4 3 8 9 4 70
LIECHTENSTEIN   18 5 0 2 0 1 4 0 1 3 2 4 2 8 5 55
MALAYSIA   5 2 7 7 2 1 2 1 5 0 2 2 4 3 5 48
POLAND   8 2 0 3 1 1 1 2 1 0 2 3 7 6 9 46
CROATIA   10 1 4 4 5 2 2 0 2 2 2 1 4 2 0 41
COLOMBIA   8 5 4 4 5 2 1 0 2 0 2 1 0 3 1 38
THE BAHAMAS   25 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 36
KUWAIT   2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 2 12 13 36
SAUDI ARABIA   6 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 2 13 3 31
TURKEY   1 1 2 1 1 1 2 3 0 0 1 2 1 10 1 27
URUGUAY   1 0 3 1 0 1 0 2 0 3 2 2 3 7 2 27
CZECH REPUBLIC   5 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 4 4 5 24
VENEZUELA   5 2 3 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 3 5 1 24
PORTUGAL   5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 4 2 4 3 22
CHILE   1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 5 2 4 4 21
LUXEMBOURG   1 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 4 1 6 3 1 20
UKRAINE   4 0 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 0 0 19
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES   1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 1 3 2 6 19
THAILAND   5 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 4 18
IRAN   1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 5 4 17
SLOVENIA   5 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 16
EGYPT   2 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 3 14
PHILIPPINES   1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 5 0 1 14
ROMANIA   3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 2 14
COSTA RICA   3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 1 1 13
ESTONIA   1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 1 1 13
LITHUANIA   2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 9
MONACO   5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 9
NIGERIA   0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 9
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 7
SERBIA   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 7
SLOVAKIA   2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 7
BELARUS   0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 5
LATVIA   0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5
SEYCHELLES   0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 5
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO   1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 5
YUGOSLAVIA / SERBIA-MONTENEGRO   5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
ARMENIA   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 4
BERMUDA   1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
CYPRUS   0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 4
GEORGIA (REPUBLIC OF)   1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
PAKISTAN   1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 4
ANDORRA   0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
BULGARIA   0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
CUBA   2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
CZECHOSLOVAKIA   3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
ECUADOR   1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
GUERNSEY   1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
ISLE OF MAN   2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
JAMAICA   1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
JERSEY   2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
U.S.S.R.   3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
BOLIVIA   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
CAYMAN ISLANDS   1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
CHINA, MACAU S.A.R.   0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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
JORDAN   0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
LEBANON   0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
MOROCCO   0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
PANAMA   0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
PERU   0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
SYRIA   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
AZERBAIJAN   0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
BARBADOS   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 1 0 0 1
CURACAO   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
EL SALVADOR   0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
INDONESIA   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
MACEDONIA   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
MADAGASCAR   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
MALTA   0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES   0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
SRI LANKA   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS   0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
UZBEKISTAN   0 0 1 0 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: 01/01/1995 - 12/31/2014
    Pre 2001 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 All Years
U.S. CORPORATION   25219 5148 4864 5787 4690 3866 4665 4247 3824 4644 7843 8785 10315 11775 12418 118090
U.S. GOVERNMENT   213 36 43 34 41 27 35 20 23 21 31 35 38 37 29 663
U.S. INDIVIDUAL   9326 1450 1319 1340 1006 855 927 730 637 593 956 1017 1225 1376 1354 24111
FOREIGN CORPORATION   8693 1998 2177 2559 1968 1582 1876 1803 1721 1962 3179 3585 4540 5415 5736 48794
FOREIGN GOVERNMENT   42 3 7 2 1 2 2 2 1 4 9 3 3 4 16 101
FOREIGN INDIVIDUAL   2502 484 497 513 376 271 331 274 228 219 319 274 417 428 439 7572

Medical Devices
PARTS A1, A2, B
Granted: 01/01/1995 - 12/31/2014
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: 01/01/1995 - 12/31/2014
    Pre 2001 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 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   73.3 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 67.6 70.1
-- Subtotal -- Foreign Origin   26.7 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 32.4 29.9
ALABAMA   0.4 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 0.1 0.2
ALASKA   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
ARIZONA   0.9 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 1.1 0.9
ARKANSAS   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 0.1
CALIFORNIA   17.3 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 17.8 18.4
COLORADO   1.3 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 1.9 1.4
CONNECTICUT   1.9 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 1.7
DELAWARE   0.2 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 0.1
FLORIDA   3.4 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 2.9 3.0
GEORGIA   1.1 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 1.2 1.1
HAWAII   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 0.1
IDAHO   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 0.0 0.1
ILLINOIS   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 1.7 1.9
INDIANA   1.1 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 2.2 1.6
IOWA   0.3 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 0.1 0.2
KANSAS   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 0.3
KENTUCKY   0.3 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 0.2
LOUISIANA   0.4 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 0.1 0.3
MAINE   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 0.1
MARYLAND   1.6 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 0.9 1.2
MASSACHUSETTS   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 4.6 4.8
MICHIGAN   1.4 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 1.1 1.1
MINNESOTA   5.5 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 6.6 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 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.8
MONTANA   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 0.0 0.1
NEBRASKA   0.2 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 0.2 0.1
NEVADA   0.3 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 0.2
NEW HAMPSHIRE   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 0.5
NEW JERSEY   3.5 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 2.5 2.9
NEW MEXICO   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 0.2
NEW YORK   4.4 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 2.5 3.3
NORTH CAROLINA   1.0 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 1.1 1.0
NORTH DAKOTA   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 0.0
OHIO   3.4 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 2.8 2.9
OKLAHOMA   0.4 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 0.1 0.2
OREGON   0.7 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 0.5 0.6
PENNSYLVANIA   2.4 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 2.4
RHODE ISLAND   0.2 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 0.2
SOUTH CAROLINA   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 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 0.1 0.1 0.0
TENNESSEE   0.9 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 1.2 1.1
TEXAS   3.2 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 2.4 2.5
UTAH   1.2 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 1.0 1.1
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 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
VIRGINIA   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 0.6
WASHINGTON   1.8 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 1.5 1.7
WEST VIRGINIA   0.0 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 0.1
WISCONSIN   1.7 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 1.2 1.7
WYOMING   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 0.0
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA   0.1 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 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 0.1 0.1 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 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 6.9 7.2
GERMANY   4.6 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 5.5 5.2
UNITED KINGDOM   2.2 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 2.3 2.0
FRANCE   2.1 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 1.9 1.8
ISRAEL   1.0 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 2.4 1.8
CANADA   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 1.5
SWEDEN   1.6 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 1.1 1.3
SWITZERLAND   1.0 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 1.5 1.2
AUSTRALIA   0.6 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 1.0 0.9
ITALY   0.9 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 0.8 0.8
TAIWAN   0.7 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 0.8
NETHERLANDS   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 1.0 0.8
KOREA, SOUTH   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 1.2 0.7
DENMARK   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 0.7 0.5
AUSTRIA   0.2 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 0.4 0.3
FINLAND   0.3 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 0.2 0.3
BELGIUM   0.2 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 0.4 0.3
IRELAND   0.1 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 0.4 0.3
CHINA, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF   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 0.5 0.3
NORWAY   0.2 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 0.2
SPAIN   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 0.2 0.1
RUSSIAN FEDERATION   0.1 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 0.1
INDIA   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 0.3 0.1
NEW ZEALAND   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 0.1
SINGAPORE   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 0.2 0.1
ARGENTINA   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 0.0 0.1
CHINA, HONG KONG S.A.R.   0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1
SOUTH AFRICA   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 0.1
BRAZIL   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 0.1
ICELAND   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 0.1
HUNGARY   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 0.1 0.0
MEXICO   0.0 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 0.0
GREECE   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 0.0
LIECHTENSTEIN   0.0 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 0.0
MALAYSIA   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 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
CROATIA   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 0.0
COLOMBIA   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 0.0
THE BAHAMAS   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 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 0.1 0.1 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 0.1 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 0.1 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
BARBADOS   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 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
CURACAO   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 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
MADAGASCAR   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 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
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
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: 01/01/1995 - 12/31/2014
    Pre 2001 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 All Years
U.S. CORPORATION   54.8 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 62.1 59.2
U.S. GOVERNMENT   0.5 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 0.1 0.3
U.S. INDIVIDUAL   20.3 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 6.8 12.1
FOREIGN CORPORATION   18.9 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 28.7 24.5
FOREIGN GOVERNMENT   0.1 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 0.1 0.1
FOREIGN INDIVIDUAL   5.4 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 2.2 3.8

Medical Devices
PARTS A1, A2, B
Granted: 01/01/1995 - 12/31/2014
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: 01/01/1995 - 12/31/2014
    Pre 2001 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 All Years
Total, U.S. And Foreign Origin   71029 11965 11789 11475 10621 10730 11549 11676 10473 10652 10257 8421 6036 2434 224 199331
-- Subtotal -- U.S. Origin   51071 7982 7952 8046 7311 7330 7889 7848 6886 7235 7317 6133 4628 1909 198 139735
-- Subtotal -- Foreign Origin   19958 3983 3837 3429 3310 3400 3660 3828 3587 3417 2940 2288 1408 525 26 59596
ALABAMA   228 39 35 20 23 13 22 20 19 15 12 8 4 6 0 464
ALASKA   32 1 5 1 0 0 2 0 1 3 1 1 1 0 0 48
ARIZONA   615 72 99 74 77 79 76 99 83 107 104 107 82 27 4 1705
ARKANSAS   94 12 9 11 7 7 8 8 3 6 10 2 1 1 0 179
CALIFORNIA   12771 2218 2149 2180 2046 1947 2163 2145 1753 1881 1836 1630 1297 583 75 36674
COLORADO   883 136 133 143 116 124 183 159 171 255 216 146 110 61 2 2838
CONNECTICUT   1172 158 125 155 97 166 150 178 151 224 259 234 180 61 13 3323
DELAWARE   104 18 9 7 16 16 19 20 14 15 8 11 4 0 0 261
FLORIDA   2303 348 358 369 305 266 318 305 280 312 310 254 215 77 10 6030
GEORGIA   861 113 112 128 101 88 115 131 106 94 107 100 101 35 3 2195
HAWAII   66 6 8 11 10 6 8 12 15 16 6 6 4 2 0 176
IDAHO   45 12 6 12 10 10 8 9 8 6 10 7 2 0 0 145
ILLINOIS   1542 197 191 195 165 163 191 177 189 201 176 158 103 45 4 3697
INDIANA   713 128 169 200 222 209 209 232 252 201 227 194 140 45 2 3143
IOWA   174 17 14 12 14 20 9 10 17 14 7 7 11 1 0 327
KANSAS   242 25 26 34 49 31 30 27 46 37 36 32 29 17 1 662
KENTUCKY   198 30 21 26 28 25 18 20 33 34 26 16 17 4 0 496
LOUISIANA   269 31 30 20 17 25 11 19 18 15 16 16 11 1 0 499
MAINE   49 9 10 6 8 10 6 14 3 7 11 9 5 0 1 148
MARYLAND   1082 160 112 132 94 107 92 119 95 93 69 80 64 27 3 2329
MASSACHUSETTS   3474 562 604 653 526 530 509 486 451 448 463 419 329 135 6 9595
MICHIGAN   914 115 124 117 100 93 108 115 113 123 124 104 66 31 0 2247
MINNESOTA   4103 747 742 842 751 796 848 762 547 725 713 601 411 209 16 12813
MISSISSIPPI   79 8 9 12 11 14 19 16 11 14 18 12 5 2 0 230
MISSOURI   673 89 80 76 66 74 92 86 81 68 87 56 49 14 2 1593
MONTANA   66 18 8 7 7 5 3 8 9 6 2 1 3 0 0 143
NEBRASKA   105 6 9 7 4 6 19 21 14 10 9 13 5 2 1 231
NEVADA   174 17 19 16 27 25 29 19 16 25 38 16 16 7 0 444
NEW HAMPSHIRE   372 57 63 57 45 35 32 46 70 39 39 42 27 11 2 937
NEW JERSEY   2256 356 351 298 301 279 321 289 282 266 303 210 162 71 5 5750
NEW MEXICO   169 21 22 15 18 22 19 23 20 26 17 11 12 3 0 398
NEW YORK   2869 396 425 360 336 287 329 349 312 269 279 220 167 60 2 6660
NORTH CAROLINA   698 123 119 118 97 90 116 128 96 124 132 105 75 38 4 2063
NORTH DAKOTA   13 3 4 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 30
OHIO   2132 326 250 266 239 359 381 408 301 272 339 235 133 44 1 5686
OKLAHOMA   221 23 21 23 20 13 11 19 10 13 22 11 3 8 1 419
OREGON   424 59 47 72 42 50 65 65 61 75 56 54 41 11 3 1125
PENNSYLVANIA   1636 245 295 278 276 268 263 271 295 273 266 197 177 49 5 4794
RHODE ISLAND   147 16 23 17 24 24 13 24 18 17 19 18 20 8 0 388
SOUTH CAROLINA   182 32 24 30 22 29 32 28 19 31 26 21 16 2 0 494
SOUTH DAKOTA   23 2 2 1 3 1 2 4 2 6 6 6 7 3 0 68
TENNESSEE   622 81 120 128 135 158 267 137 112 113 179 126 62 27 4 2271
TEXAS   2148 250 265 261 210 227 212 257 222 284 228 233 181 64 20 5062
UTAH   826 134 151 134 134 143 109 128 129 106 133 77 56 25 1 2286
VERMONT   85 7 16 9 13 16 10 11 4 7 9 4 6 2 0 199
VIRGINIA   472 83 86 70 58 80 67 63 65 62 68 47 30 9 1 1261
WASHINGTON   1296 228 203 192 197 183 179 203 192 152 156 149 85 43 3 3461
WEST VIRGINIA   35 8 4 6 7 7 4 9 11 5 16 4 9 2 1 128
WISCONSIN   1310 223 222 224 213 192 166 151 152 126 107 98 86 30 1 3301
WYOMING   25 3 2 8 6 2 12 11 3 2 2 8 0 0 0 84
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA   56 8 14 5 13 5 9 5 8 10 11 10 4 6 1 165
GUAM   1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4
PUERTO RICO   16 4 7 7 4 2 4 2 3 2 2 2 2 0 0 57
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS   2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
U.S. UNSPECIFIED REGION   4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7
JAPAN   4662 939 860 821 840 838 876 908 971 813 723 559 322 125 2 14259
GERMANY   3495 653 593 551 590 659 717 734 630 609 510 396 210 62 3 10412
UNITED KINGDOM   1609 260 284 259 205 182 177 214 241 213 173 158 73 27 1 4076
FRANCE   1461 263 285 214 192 163 171 207 193 200 139 108 55 21 2 3674
ISRAEL   991 271 235 210 216 252 243 252 215 215 193 147 110 64 4 3618
CANADA   1189 199 172 157 144 163 174 168 184 141 147 105 84 27 0 3054
SWEDEN   1150 215 206 139 113 118 123 170 96 101 58 40 41 11 0 2581
SWITZERLAND   756 154 154 158 127 156 178 163 125 150 130 111 60 21 1 2444
AUSTRALIA   527 125 127 129 128 124 125 118 90 93 70 65 50 23 1 1795
ITALY   615 142 128 98 109 96 99 101 66 77 57 53 28 14 3 1686
TAIWAN   445 88 111 116 114 75 86 83 110 128 131 89 76 23 0 1675
NETHERLANDS   602 109 88 82 76 83 91 84 84 68 71 44 26 12 0 1520
KOREA, SOUTH   246 86 93 77 79 79 103 109 102 110 121 87 51 13 0 1356
DENMARK   326 78 66 64 45 71 64 76 47 51 39 32 29 11 0 999
AUSTRIA   184 42 51 36 39 32 36 41 43 40 30 31 18 9 0 632
FINLAND   245 47 58 30 44 32 35 34 29 21 25 12 8 5 0 625
BELGIUM   183 31 38 34 27 40 56 37 31 39 23 31 22 5 0 597
IRELAND   85 41 39 36 27 34 32 38 40 44 47 25 18 4 1 511
CHINA, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF   39 13 12 16 20 32 48 68 63 68 62 33 19 7 0 500
NORWAY   172 33 41 40 23 21 35 20 30 20 12 5 12 0 1 465
SPAIN   97 16 20 9 11 15 17 18 18 11 20 16 10 3 0 281
RUSSIAN FEDERATION   110 25 16 12 7 8 17 11 12 18 5 11 7 4 1 264
INDIA   33 7 11 15 11 14 14 21 29 28 31 28 14 5 1 262
NEW ZEALAND   72 19 33 25 18 10 13 18 12 9 8 7 5 4 0 253
SINGAPORE   30 8 9 14 18 13 22 16 15 16 16 7 7 3 0 194
ARGENTINA   109 18 13 5 5 8 7 2 4 7 7 2 2 1 0 190
CHINA, HONG KONG S.A.R.   29 9 11 8 10 8 6 22 16 21 13 10 6 3 0 172
SOUTH AFRICA   62 15 11 2 11 9 8 12 7 16 5 3 2 2 0 165
BRAZIL   68 11 9 5 6 5 12 5 9 8 13 5 4 0 0 160
ICELAND   10 3 3 19 6 14 12 10 7 8 7 11 5 1 1 117
HUNGARY   31 6 4 5 6 4 8 4 5 11 2 2 5 0 0 93
MEXICO   26 5 5 5 7 2 7 6 6 3 2 4 4 2 1 85
GREECE   28 5 4 2 6 1 3 7 3 2 4 3 1 1 0 70
LIECHTENSTEIN   24 1 2 2 4 2 2 5 2 2 4 4 0 1 0 55
MALAYSIA   17 5 5 1 2 4 1 4 4 1 1 2 0 1 0 48
POLAND   12 2 4 1 1 0 4 4 4 2 2 5 4 1 0 46
CROATIA   17 7 5 5 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 41
COLOMBIA   20 5 3 2 1 0 1 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 38
THE BAHAMAS   31 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 36
KUWAIT   3 1 1 0 0 1 3 1 0 1 2 2 9 9 3 36
SAUDI ARABIA   9 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 7 4 6 1 0 0 31
TURKEY   4 1 3 3 2 0 2 2 3 3 2 2 0 0 0 27
URUGUAY   5 0 2 0 2 5 2 1 1 3 4 1 1 0 0 27
CZECH REPUBLIC   7 1 0 1 0 0 4 2 1 2 4 1 1 0 0 24
VENEZUELA   11 0 1 0 0 2 1 3 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 24
PORTUGAL   5 0 0 2 0 2 2 3 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 22
CHILE   1 0 1 1 2 2 2 2 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 21
LUXEMBOURG   1 1 2 2 0 3 2 4 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 20
UKRAINE   8 1 4 1 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 19
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES   1 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 3 3 6 0 1 0 0 19
THAILAND   7 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 18
IRAN   2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 2 2 5 1 0 0 17
SLOVENIA   7 0 0 3 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 16
EGYPT   6 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 14
PHILIPPINES   2 2 1 0 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 14
ROMANIA   5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 4 0 0 0 14
COSTA RICA   5 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 13
ESTONIA   1 2 2 1 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 13
LITHUANIA   3 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 9
MONACO   6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
NIGERIA   1 1 3 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   3 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7
SERBIA   0 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
SLOVAKIA   2 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7
BELARUS   1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5
LATVIA   1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
SEYCHELLES   0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 5
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO   1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5
YUGOSLAVIA / SERBIA-MONTENEGRO   5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
ARMENIA   0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
BERMUDA   3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
CYPRUS   0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4
GEORGIA (REPUBLIC OF)   2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
PAKISTAN   1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
ANDORRA   1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
BULGARIA   0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
CUBA   2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
CZECHOSLOVAKIA   3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
ECUADOR   1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
GUERNSEY   2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
ISLE OF MAN   2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
JAMAICA   2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
JERSEY   2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
U.S.S.R.   3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
BOLIVIA   0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 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 1 0 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
JORDAN   1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
LEBANON   1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
MOROCCO   0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
PANAMA   1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
PERU   0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
SYRIA   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
AZERBAIJAN   0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
BARBADOS   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
CAMEROON   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
CURACAO   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
EL SALVADOR   0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
INDONESIA   0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
MACEDONIA   0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
MADAGASCAR   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
MALTA   0 0 1 0 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
SRI LANKA   1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS   0 0 1 0 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: 01/01/1995 - 12/31/2014
    Pre 2001 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 All Years
U.S. CORPORATION   39594 6717 6697 7083 6427 6595 7164 7049 6178 6498 6515 5516 4123 1758 176 118090
U.S. GOVERNMENT   320 51 59 35 29 27 22 20 22 33 14 15 11 5 0 663
U.S. INDIVIDUAL   12684 1382 1367 1146 979 905 809 890 792 816 854 746 546 177 18 24111
FOREIGN CORPORATION   14648 3212 3137 2796 2840 2902 3240 3390 3215 3015 2649 2006 1260 459 25 48794
FOREIGN GOVERNMENT   56 1 1 5 4 4 5 5 2 6 7 3 1 1 0 101
FOREIGN INDIVIDUAL   3727 602 528 410 342 297 309 322 264 284 218 135 95 34 5 7572

Medical Devices
PARTS A1, A2, B
Granted: 01/01/1995 - 12/31/2014
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: 01/01/1995 - 12/31/2014
    Pre 2001 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 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   71.9 66.7 67.5 70.1 68.8 68.3 68.3 67.2 65.8 67.9 71.3 72.8 76.7 78.4 88.4 70.1
-- Subtotal -- Foreign Origin   28.1 33.3 32.5 29.9 31.2 31.7 31.7 32.8 34.2 32.1 28.7 27.2 23.3 21.6 11.6 29.9
ALABAMA   0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.2
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 0.6 0.8 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.8 1.0 1.0 1.3 1.4 1.1 1.8 0.9
ARKANSAS   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 0.0 0.1
CALIFORNIA   18.0 18.5 18.2 19.0 19.3 18.1 18.7 18.4 16.7 17.7 17.9 19.4 21.5 24.0 33.5 18.4
COLORADO   1.2 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.6 1.4 1.6 2.4 2.1 1.7 1.8 2.5 0.9 1.4
CONNECTICUT   1.7 1.3 1.1 1.4 0.9 1.5 1.3 1.5 1.4 2.1 2.5 2.8 3.0 2.5 5.8 1.7
DELAWARE   0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
FLORIDA   3.2 2.9 3.0 3.2 2.9 2.5 2.8 2.6 2.7 2.9 3.0 3.0 3.6 3.2 4.5 3.0
GEORGIA   1.2 0.9 1.0 1.1 1.0 0.8 1.0 1.1 1.0 0.9 1.0 1.2 1.7 1.4 1.3 1.1
HAWAII   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1
IDAHO   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 0.0 0.0 0.1
ILLINOIS   2.2 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.7 1.5 1.8 1.9 1.7 1.9 1.7 1.8 1.8 1.9
INDIANA   1.0 1.1 1.4 1.7 2.1 1.9 1.8 2.0 2.4 1.9 2.2 2.3 2.3 1.8 0.9 1.6
IOWA   0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2
KANSAS   0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.7 0.4 0.3
KENTUCKY   0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.2
LOUISIANA   0.4 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.3
MAINE   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 0.4 0.1
MARYLAND   1.5 1.3 1.0 1.2 0.9 1.0 0.8 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.7 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.3 1.2
MASSACHUSETTS   4.9 4.7 5.1 5.7 5.0 4.9 4.4 4.2 4.3 4.2 4.5 5.0 5.5 5.5 2.7 4.8
MICHIGAN   1.3 1.0 1.1 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.3 0.0 1.1
MINNESOTA   5.8 6.2 6.3 7.3 7.1 7.4 7.3 6.5 5.2 6.8 7.0 7.1 6.8 8.6 7.1 6.4
MISSISSIPPI   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1
MISSOURI   0.9 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.9 0.8
MONTANA   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 0.0 0.1
NEBRASKA   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.1
NEVADA   0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.2
NEW HAMPSHIRE   0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.7 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.9 0.5
NEW JERSEY   3.2 3.0 3.0 2.6 2.8 2.6 2.8 2.5 2.7 2.5 3.0 2.5 2.7 2.9 2.2 2.9
NEW MEXICO   0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.2
NEW YORK   4.0 3.3 3.6 3.1 3.2 2.7 2.8 3.0 3.0 2.5 2.7 2.6 2.8 2.5 0.9 3.3
NORTH CAROLINA   1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.9 0.8 1.0 1.1 0.9 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.6 1.8 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   3.0 2.7 2.1 2.3 2.3 3.3 3.3 3.5 2.9 2.6 3.3 2.8 2.2 1.8 0.4 2.9
OKLAHOMA   0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.3 0.4 0.2
OREGON   0.6 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.5 1.3 0.6
PENNSYLVANIA   2.3 2.0 2.5 2.4 2.6 2.5 2.3 2.3 2.8 2.6 2.6 2.3 2.9 2.0 2.2 2.4
RHODE ISLAND   0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.2
SOUTH CAROLINA   0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.2
SOUTH DAKOTA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0
TENNESSEE   0.9 0.7 1.0 1.1 1.3 1.5 2.3 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.7 1.5 1.0 1.1 1.8 1.1
TEXAS   3.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.0 2.1 1.8 2.2 2.1 2.7 2.2 2.8 3.0 2.6 8.9 2.5
UTAH   1.2 1.1 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.3 0.9 1.1 1.2 1.0 1.3 0.9 0.9 1.0 0.4 1.1
VERMONT   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1
VIRGINIA   0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.6
WASHINGTON   1.8 1.9 1.7 1.7 1.9 1.7 1.5 1.7 1.8 1.4 1.5 1.8 1.4 1.8 1.3 1.7
WEST VIRGINIA   0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.1
WISCONSIN   1.8 1.9 1.9 2.0 2.0 1.8 1.4 1.3 1.5 1.2 1.0 1.2 1.4 1.2 0.4 1.7
WYOMING   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.4 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 0.1 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
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   6.6 7.8 7.3 7.2 7.9 7.8 7.6 7.8 9.3 7.6 7.0 6.6 5.3 5.1 0.9 7.2
GERMANY   4.9 5.5 5.0 4.8 5.6 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.0 5.7 5.0 4.7 3.5 2.5 1.3 5.2
UNITED KINGDOM   2.3 2.2 2.4 2.3 1.9 1.7 1.5 1.8 2.3 2.0 1.7 1.9 1.2 1.1 0.4 2.0
FRANCE   2.1 2.2 2.4 1.9 1.8 1.5 1.5 1.8 1.8 1.9 1.4 1.3 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.8
ISRAEL   1.4 2.3 2.0 1.8 2.0 2.3 2.1 2.2 2.1 2.0 1.9 1.7 1.8 2.6 1.8 1.8
CANADA   1.7 1.7 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.8 1.3 1.4 1.2 1.4 1.1 0.0 1.5
SWEDEN   1.6 1.8 1.7 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.5 0.9 0.9 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.5 0.0 1.3
SWITZERLAND   1.1 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.2 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.2 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.0 0.9 0.4 1.2
AUSTRALIA   0.7 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.4 0.9
ITALY   0.9 1.2 1.1 0.9 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.6 1.3 0.8
TAIWAN   0.6 0.7 0.9 1.0 1.1 0.7 0.7 0.7 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.1 1.3 0.9 0.0 0.8
NETHERLANDS   0.8 0.9 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.0 0.8
KOREA, SOUTH   0.3 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.0 1.2 1.0 0.8 0.5 0.0 0.7
DENMARK   0.5 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.5
AUSTRIA   0.3 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.0 0.3
FINLAND   0.3 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.3
BELGIUM   0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.0 0.3
IRELAND   0.1 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.3
CHINA, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.3
NORWAY   0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.4 0.2
SPAIN   0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.1
RUSSIAN FEDERATION   0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.1
INDIA   0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.1
NEW ZEALAND   0.1 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.1
SINGAPORE   0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1
ARGENTINA   0.2 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 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 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1
SOUTH AFRICA   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
BRAZIL   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
ICELAND   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.4 0.1
HUNGARY   0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
MEXICO   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.0
GREECE   0.0 0.0 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
LIECHTENSTEIN   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 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
POLAND   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
CROATIA   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
COLOMBIA   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 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
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 0.1 0.4 1.3 0.0
SAUDI ARABIA   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 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
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
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
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
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
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
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES   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 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
IRAN   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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
BARBADOS   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 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
CURACAO   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 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
MADAGASCAR   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 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
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
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: 01/01/1995 - 12/31/2014
    Pre 2001 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 All Years
U.S. CORPORATION   55.7 56.1 56.8 61.7 60.5 61.5 62.0 60.4 59.0 61.0 63.5 65.5 68.3 72.2 78.6 59.2
U.S. GOVERNMENT   0.5 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.3
U.S. INDIVIDUAL   17.9 11.6 11.6 10.0 9.2 8.4 7.0 7.6 7.6 7.7 8.3 8.9 9.0 7.3 8.0 12.1
FOREIGN CORPORATION   20.6 26.8 26.6 24.4 26.7 27.0 28.1 29.0 30.7 28.3 25.8 23.8 20.9 18.9 11.2 24.5
FOREIGN GOVERNMENT   0.1 0.0 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 0.1
FOREIGN INDIVIDUAL   5.2 5.0 4.5 3.6 3.2 2.8 2.7 2.8 2.5 2.7 2.1 1.6 1.6 1.4 2.2 3.8

Medical Devices
PARTS A1, A2, B
Granted: 01/01/1995 - 12/31/2014
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: 01/01/1995 - 12/31/2014
    Pre 2001 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 All Years
MEDTRONIC INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 839 167 161 175 149 153 214 226 129 186 331 336 375 423 443 4307
Patents By Year of Application: 1300 259 239 361 252 264 309 269 166 264 253 210 98 61 2 4307
CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 140 67 88 102 82 101 129 143 130 168 222 307 283 329 337 2628
Patents By Year of Application: 369 155 160 187 217 223 209 179 139 188 212 183 129 73 5 2628
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 3 7 5 75 112 131 146 219 372 410 357 356 378 2571
Patents By Year of Application: 41 62 183 322 315 316 254 194 193 172 197 145 119 56 2 2571
SCI-MED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 389 171 206 289 217 120 106 53 26 17 9 13 8 4 0 1628
Patents By Year of Application: 941 308 187 112 43 19 5 5 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 1628
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY Patents By Year of Grant: 237 60 36 28 27 32 54 62 74 89 164 172 173 175 206 1589
Patents By Year of Application: 371 45 43 75 124 146 161 152 144 94 85 92 49 8 0 1589
PACESETTER, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 252 43 73 71 76 74 94 111 76 74 132 110 142 104 87 1519
Patents By Year of Application: 381 139 119 84 114 113 130 131 72 71 60 48 38 15 4 1519
PROCTER + GAMBLE COMPANY Patents By Year of Grant: 491 83 94 87 61 44 38 38 34 28 87 90 113 126 105 1519
Patents By Year of Application: 750 78 60 72 59 85 81 84 50 43 60 57 25 15 0 1519
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 232 29 29 34 14 15 44 38 62 85 188 141 164 209 205 1489
Patents By Year of Application: 297 53 23 70 74 157 163 194 121 85 125 85 34 8 0 1489
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT Patents By Year of Grant: 155 36 27 23 29 23 39 46 69 98 151 146 201 227 204 1474
Patents By Year of Application: 234 39 65 53 70 119 166 143 178 124 111 106 63 3 0 1474
Covidien LP Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 54 687 597 1339
Patents By Year of Application: 0 0 2 7 9 10 37 53 112 200 297 274 238 85 15 1339
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 229 69 88 128 94 74 58 44 36 53 91 72 108 83 82 1309
Patents By Year of Application: 543 126 113 88 77 72 52 44 54 41 38 23 31 7 0 1309
Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 48 49 104 184 236 200 202 159 1188
Patents By Year of Application: 12 10 28 92 109 136 249 103 73 91 144 97 33 11 0 1188
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 187 73 85 160 92 65 56 56 49 44 72 61 53 50 30 1133
Patents By Year of Application: 490 144 99 90 65 47 61 26 30 22 34 12 9 4 0 1133
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 90 147 99 43 59 45 46 48 87 102 156 101 3 1026
Patents By Year of Application: 151 167 141 72 96 101 92 105 42 49 6 1 3 0 0 1026
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP Patents By Year of Grant: 1 1 7 6 8 12 16 36 42 61 132 258 409 5 0 994
Patents By Year of Application: 20 13 26 60 36 73 92 124 149 192 127 76 6 0 0 994
BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY Patents By Year of Grant: 325 44 36 60 42 35 37 25 34 25 48 49 44 71 71 946
Patents By Year of Application: 438 48 56 81 38 35 24 59 35 50 38 29 12 3 0 946
OLYMPUS CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 44 50 57 51 45 75 108 134 108 97 101 870
Patents By Year of Application: 6 25 85 103 118 95 134 81 53 45 56 36 23 10 0 870
SIEMENS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS USA, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 10 11 19 15 20 18 53 91 151 129 121 91 76 805
Patents By Year of Application: 20 18 41 48 76 109 122 120 89 59 48 33 18 4 0 805
BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 285 36 26 32 21 25 30 16 11 14 23 50 60 56 51 736
Patents By Year of Application: 377 33 50 29 8 10 25 54 33 22 25 40 20 10 0 736
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, THE REGENTS OF Patents By Year of Grant: 214 32 55 46 35 28 33 22 23 18 34 31 33 55 54 713
Patents By Year of Application: 332 55 47 46 25 23 40 31 22 28 25 20 12 6 1 713
TOSHIBA CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 145 15 18 21 14 18 16 21 19 37 57 44 75 107 105 712
Patents By Year of Application: 188 25 23 30 35 58 42 52 85 47 56 41 29 1 0 712
ETHICON, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 199 44 33 63 38 29 47 32 12 23 30 24 33 36 68 711
Patents By Year of Application: 297 86 63 55 29 32 18 20 32 27 26 12 9 5 0 711
UNI-CHARM CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 93 21 71 78 48 18 43 42 33 35 47 26 44 49 32 680
Patents By Year of Application: 222 89 46 34 54 51 41 49 43 32 14 5 0 0 0 680
OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 42 73 167 190 182 658
Patents By Year of Application: 0 0 0 0 0 10 83 90 149 75 65 68 72 45 1 658
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY Patents By Year of Grant: 69 47 32 46 35 37 39 38 21 20 55 47 34 67 65 652
Patents By Year of Application: 191 53 50 48 47 43 53 37 28 38 30 18 9 7 0 652
UNITED STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 514 29 15 14 14 6 10 10 5 2 2 0 1 0 0 622
Patents By Year of Application: 564 22 8 11 3 6 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 622
C. R. BARD, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 133 27 20 18 24 16 13 12 14 20 28 51 76 60 73 585
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Cook Medical Technologies LLC Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 87 150 160 183 580
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CORDIS CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 206 23 18 27 19 21 13 28 15 13 21 16 31 27 29 507
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Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 22 45 54 68 113 163 478
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SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 112 12 10 15 13 9 12 17 9 22 24 34 21 62 99 471
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RESMED LIMITED Patents By Year of Grant: 15 12 18 24 23 21 28 17 11 19 21 50 38 79 70 446
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Fujifilm Corporation Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 29 23 34 38 91 109 89 431
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OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. Patents By Year of Grant: 249 29 42 66 12 4 10 6 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 424
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GE MEDICAL SYSTEMS GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY COMPANY, LLC Patents By Year of Grant: 0 11 50 47 56 39 43 26 37 18 21 16 18 24 6 412
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MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 5 27 34 27 31 25 59 56 54 42 48 408
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Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 9 8 17 79 55 101 126 402
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DePuy Synthes Products, LLC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 160 232 392
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NIDEK CO., LTD. Patents By Year of Grant: 103 23 13 32 17 10 19 34 33 14 27 18 13 19 17 392
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UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS Patents By Year of Grant: 119 18 20 23 18 13 19 8 8 13 21 21 15 35 31 382
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MEDTRONIC MINIMED INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 11 23 21 15 16 11 15 17 39 27 38 66 54 353
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ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 1 6 5 18 10 19 43 42 58 61 87 350
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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 220 42 22 10 10 4 10 6 1 2 5 2 7 1 0 342
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DEPUY PRODUCTS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 4 7 15 20 30 21 30 54 62 74 23 0 340
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NELLCOR PURITAN BENNETT INCORPORATED Patents By Year of Grant: 85 5 7 5 11 3 13 17 19 18 39 40 68 0 0 330
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SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 65 38 27 46 41 17 60 21 8 1 1 1 1 0 0 327
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STANFORD UNIVERSITY Patents By Year of Grant: 41 5 10 13 13 19 13 12 18 11 24 29 40 41 38 327
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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 0 109 209 318
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ACUSON CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 156 54 40 41 16 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 316
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MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Patents By Year of Grant: 109 7 12 7 17 17 9 8 13 9 13 8 26 24 33 312
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ALLERGAN, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 68 8 7 5 7 3 10 15 14 4 28 30 21 42 49 311
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GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 76 12 13 26 6 10 10 9 14 10 25 25 28 28 17 309
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Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 2 8 23 42 69 83 73 305
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St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 12 13 6 32 35 54 66 67 292
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MINNESOTA MINING AND MANUFACTURING COMPANY Patents By Year of Grant: 288 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 291
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BIOMET MANUFACTURING CORP. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 12 9 22 33 33 50 62 64 289
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ALZA CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 149 38 8 15 7 10 17 10 8 3 6 2 2 3 7 285
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Covidien AG Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 35 64 48 53 49 23 285
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KARL STORZ GMBH & CO. KG Patents By Year of Grant: 11 23 29 29 18 14 13 7 3 12 22 21 26 22 32 282
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STRYKER CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 61 10 9 13 5 7 5 6 7 10 13 29 35 44 28 282
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COCHLEAR LIMITED Patents By Year of Grant: 12 3 4 6 6 2 5 11 10 14 17 29 33 61 65 278
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HITACHI MEDICAL CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 35 3 3 8 6 8 5 11 14 10 24 31 32 45 41 276
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THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION Patents By Year of Grant: 22 4 11 13 11 3 10 7 10 16 30 29 29 35 45 275
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Invention Science Fund I, LLC Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 30 82 67 72 267
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JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY Patents By Year of Grant: 64 12 10 16 10 14 14 6 8 8 13 12 13 20 42 262
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KCI LICENSING, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 1 1 5 2 8 7 6 6 8 9 18 20 48 58 63 260
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ZIMMER, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 86 1 6 7 0 0 2 3 4 4 13 9 29 33 63 260
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ARTHREX INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 34 3 4 16 4 5 10 9 7 8 8 33 26 42 50 259
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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 41 17 13 17 2 7 7 8 6 13 17 11 27 37 36 259
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DEPUY SPINE, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 5 6 8 16 7 14 45 57 59 33 8 258
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MASIMO CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 22 6 8 13 16 8 15 15 18 15 5 25 18 26 38 248
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Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 27 45 65 92 246
Patents By Year of Application: 0 0 0 2 7 14 20 36 28 35 36 29 24 15 0 246
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Patents By Year of Grant: 80 9 14 5 13 8 12 9 11 11 13 17 14 16 14 246
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AMS RESEARCH CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 3 16 11 8 15 16 16 11 18 30 24 26 49 243
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BIOSENSE WEBSTER, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 3 12 15 7 11 14 13 13 18 26 36 28 32 15 243
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COOK INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 43 10 11 12 11 8 6 11 11 31 66 22 1 0 0 243
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ADVANCED NEUROMODULATION SYSTEMS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 3 1 0 3 3 5 8 9 13 20 21 38 54 37 26 241
Patents By Year of Application: 7 3 9 12 16 22 17 23 24 26 26 21 26 9 0 241
APPLIED MEDICAL RESOURCES CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 51 4 3 7 4 7 7 4 8 10 20 20 39 31 23 238
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ALIGN TECHNOLOGY, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 1 7 17 13 18 5 18 11 15 9 20 32 21 21 27 235
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EP TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 163 20 21 12 4 2 6 1 2 0 3 0 1 0 0 235
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DEXCOM, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 1 2 1 4 4 7 11 19 34 42 53 56 234
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ARTHROCARE CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 32 22 13 14 14 13 11 15 16 12 18 11 13 11 18 233
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HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. Patents By Year of Grant: 2 3 4 14 10 8 9 11 13 18 25 27 28 27 32 231
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MALLINCKRODT, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 10 18 28 34 15 7 5 12 7 11 14 14 12 21 18 226
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HITACHI, LTD Patents By Year of Grant: 36 14 9 21 7 13 16 23 14 5 14 13 18 8 11 222
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MCNEIL-PPC, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 69 13 19 15 9 4 3 4 1 12 14 8 19 19 13 222
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ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 48 17 22 18 12 12 23 21 7 6 7 10 5 8 4 220
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ST. JUDE MEDICAL AB Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 2 9 14 22 21 17 8 3 7 17 28 28 38 214
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ZIMMER SPINE, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 1 2 8 6 3 14 40 51 40 20 29 214
Patents By Year of Application: 0 4 6 20 30 15 32 38 18 13 6 14 15 3 0 214
FUJINON CORPORATION (FORMERLY FUJI PHOTO OPTICAL CO. LTD.) Patents By Year of Grant: 62 12 27 24 11 11 3 5 5 10 17 16 6 3 1 213
Patents By Year of Application: 99 27 14 11 8 20 17 11 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 213
RIC INVESTMENTS, LLC Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 1 2 9 17 13 14 19 40 23 30 25 20 213
Patents By Year of Application: 2 2 9 22 26 29 41 30 21 6 10 5 10 0 0 213
MEDRAD, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 35 8 18 7 16 10 13 7 8 15 13 14 23 24 1 212
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KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOPCON Patents By Year of Grant: 60 7 7 8 12 7 10 21 14 26 18 5 6 3 7 211
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Panasonic Corporation Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 11 26 26 44 63 39 210
Patents By Year of Application: 0 0 4 5 19 17 15 24 36 20 40 17 11 2 0 210
FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD Patents By Year of Grant: 66 13 15 29 32 14 27 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 209
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ADVANCED BIONICS CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 29 28 12 21 16 20 42 33 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 208
Patents By Year of Application: 75 36 33 39 21 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 208
MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH Patents By Year of Grant: 38 10 8 14 9 12 7 7 7 4 10 11 22 19 29 207
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SHERWOOD SERVICES AG Patents By Year of Grant: 21 34 28 24 10 13 30 36 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 206
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BAUSCH & LOMB, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 4 4 11 22 21 13 15 14 10 8 12 18 19 25 9 205
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NUVASIVE, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 1 6 8 4 5 5 3 5 2 6 14 27 33 39 39 197
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NOVO NORDISK A/S Patents By Year of Grant: 44 10 6 19 6 6 5 4 5 5 10 12 18 23 23 196
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OSSUR HF Patents By Year of Grant: 4 0 0 3 1 4 8 15 19 18 18 33 25 19 28 195
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SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. Patents By Year of Grant: 9 3 2 2 5 2 3 10 11 16 22 13 19 26 52 195
Patents By Year of Application: 15 3 4 12 12 22 24 26 15 12 14 21 12 3 0 195
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY Patents By Year of Grant: 190 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 194
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WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION Patents By Year of Grant: 21 6 11 7 6 6 7 8 10 16 17 15 17 27 18 192
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UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN Patents By Year of Grant: 39 8 11 9 7 9 6 2 13 9 9 17 16 16 19 190
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UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA Patents By Year of Grant: 52 8 8 5 7 9 9 7 12 5 10 15 13 14 15 189
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NOVARTIS AG (FORMERLY SANDOZ LTD.) Patents By Year of Grant: 6 6 7 5 5 4 4 3 4 3 9 24 39 40 29 188
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Greatbatch Ltd. Patents By Year of Grant: 7 0 1 1 1 1 2 0 2 7 13 22 36 37 55 185
Patents By Year of Application: 9 1 2 1 3 6 9 14 6 25 30 41 18 16 4 185
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON Patents By Year of Grant: 47 7 9 6 2 1 4 8 6 17 15 9 14 22 11 178
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COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY Patents By Year of Grant: 39 11 11 14 6 12 4 9 5 5 14 7 12 13 14 176
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SECOND SIGHT MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 1 3 6 6 2 12 13 33 37 43 20 176
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HEARTPORT, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 97 16 16 15 8 8 8 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 174
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ALCON, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 4 22 15 12 12 12 13 24 39 19 0 0 0 172
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TARGET THERAPEUTICS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 126 17 8 6 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 166
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Kyphon SARL Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 21 25 48 52 12 4 165
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BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB COMPANY Patents By Year of Grant: 84 26 7 11 10 7 5 9 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 164
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W. L. GORE & ASSSOCIATES, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 54 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 29 38 41 164
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BIOTRONIK CRM PATENT AG Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 19 21 32 32 28 29 162
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HOYA CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 7 1 0 2 1 1 3 0 12 20 27 28 20 24 15 161
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ORIGIN MEDSYSTEMS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 88 13 11 11 13 8 2 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 158
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WELCH ALLYN INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 48 4 5 4 4 2 4 4 10 8 12 8 15 12 16 156
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Carestream Health, Inc. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 15 17 24 25 25 23 19 154
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SIEMENS ELEMA AB Patents By Year of Grant: 103 20 13 10 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 154
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GENERAL SURGICAL INNOVATIONS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 76 16 14 13 7 6 3 6 2 4 4 2 0 0 0 153
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BRAINLAB AG Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 2 5 11 8 3 8 2 10 21 22 29 17 14 152
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CAMERON HEALTH, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 1 5 9 16 11 12 11 13 11 18 19 25 151
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DUKE UNIVERSITY Patents By Year of Grant: 55 13 9 10 7 8 6 5 6 4 4 5 3 7 9 151
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HOLOGIC, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 13 4 1 2 1 1 1 2 6 13 17 17 19 28 26 151
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ELA MEDICAL S.A. Patents By Year of Grant: 53 4 12 12 7 6 11 4 11 7 10 9 4 0 0 150
Patents By Year of Application: 74 14 13 15 10 8 8 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 150
NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 56 11 6 11 3 2 5 5 11 3 6 2 2 7 20 150
Patents By Year of Application: 78 8 8 5 7 7 8 2 5 6 7 1 5 3 0 150
GLOBUS MEDICAL INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 4 8 17 22 40 54 148
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SCHERING AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT Patents By Year of Grant: 85 16 12 6 6 8 3 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 146
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CARL ZEISS MEDITEC AG Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 1 0 2 0 5 4 9 6 17 16 24 33 28 145
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ENDOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 28 14 11 22 18 5 10 8 3 3 5 7 9 1 0 144
Patents By Year of Application: 69 20 21 13 8 0 4 1 3 0 3 2 0 0 0 144
BIOTRONIK MESS- UND THERAPIEGERAETE GMBH & CO. INGENIEURBUERO BERLIN Patents By Year of Grant: 32 16 24 32 11 11 7 6 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 143
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CARDICA, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 9 5 7 8 14 12 12 6 12 13 13 19 13 143
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KIMBERLY-CLARK CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 140 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 143
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GIVEN IMAGING LTD. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 1 3 2 9 7 7 5 18 23 14 14 21 18 142
Patents By Year of Application: 3 3 18 18 25 19 14 8 7 4 10 4 5 4 0 142
FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH Patents By Year of Grant: 3 3 3 9 12 4 6 3 3 4 10 7 18 26 30 141
Patents By Year of Application: 26 9 7 9 10 8 6 17 10 14 10 4 9 1 1 141
KAO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (KAO CORPORATION) Patents By Year of Grant: 33 12 6 14 6 10 6 8 4 6 9 7 5 12 3 141
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ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 43 16 10 7 11 3 1 1 6 6 3 3 4 11 16 141
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DEPUY MITEK, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 6 4 2 3 7 3 1 19 28 33 32 138
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GAMBRO LUNDIA AB Patents By Year of Grant: 0 2 0 1 0 1 4 11 9 15 17 18 10 23 27 138
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CODMAN + SHURTLEFF, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 4 1 1 4 4 12 5 6 8 8 28 23 22 9 2 137
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SENORX, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 1 4 6 12 8 6 4 8 10 7 6 13 21 13 18 137
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INTERMEDICS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 83 21 10 12 3 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 136
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ARMY Patents By Year of Grant: 30 10 7 11 10 7 9 6 4 3 7 7 9 8 8 136
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SPINECORE, INC Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 9 6 15 20 15 7 10 13 7 9 12 11 134
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ABBOTT MEDICAL OPTICS INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 30 22 38 27 133
Patents By Year of Application: 0 0 1 5 3 13 16 10 15 17 18 26 8 1 0 133
MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 43 4 2 4 2 1 0 2 1 11 11 16 9 14 13 133
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SIEMENS MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 117 11 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 133
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ALCON RESEARCH, LTD. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 9 24 41 52 132
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COLIN CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 56 12 21 26 13 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 131
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PENTAX CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 1 36 21 25 18 19 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 131
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SMITHS MEDICAL ASD, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 9 1 11 18 16 28 23 18 131
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BIOMET SPORTS MEDICINE, LLC Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 11 21 15 24 17 25 120
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CERNER INNOVATION, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 4 9 25 24 25 28 119
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VENETEC INTERNATIONAL, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 14 4 6 3 5 7 3 2 2 8 11 18 16 8 12 119
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OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 3 9 11 10 4 7 6 7 22 36 115
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AUGUSTINE MEDICAL, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 53 27 18 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 114
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RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK Patents By Year of Grant: 31 4 3 6 6 5 4 5 6 13 7 2 4 12 5 113
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GORE ENTERPRISE HOLDINGS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 21 8 6 9 4 11 9 3 1 6 13 18 2 0 0 111
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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INCORPORATED Patents By Year of Grant: 12 1 0 1 2 3 11 9 10 8 5 9 15 10 15 111
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JOHNSON & JOHNSON PROFESSIONAL INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 103 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 110
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UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, THE REGENTS OF Patents By Year of Grant: 36 6 3 6 8 3 3 2 5 1 3 4 5 13 12 110
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ICU MEDICAL, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 18 3 1 4 5 3 1 6 5 9 22 8 6 9 9 109
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INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 4 4 13 10 15 16 18 6 12 7 4 0 0 0 0 109
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MEDTRONIC XOMED, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 5 15 7 2 3 1 5 2 1 10 7 18 19 14 109
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UNIVERSITY OF UTAH RESEARCH FOUNDATION Patents By Year of Grant: 17 5 1 2 1 1 4 2 2 4 9 3 17 16 25 109
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ANGIODYNAMICS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 5 3 0 3 1 5 3 5 7 6 10 9 11 22 18 108
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CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Patents By Year of Grant: 5 5 4 8 6 6 7 5 6 3 14 6 10 9 14 108
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Devicor Medical Products, Inc. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 20 31 21 25 108
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HEALTH HERO NETWORK, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 18 7 5 0 0 1 0 8 3 10 19 32 2 1 2 108
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BIOSENSE, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 24 18 13 16 9 3 7 6 1 4 3 3 0 0 0 107
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INNERCOOL THERAPIES, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 3 11 13 14 17 8 10 9 5 1 3 7 4 1 0 106
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LTS LOHMANN THERAPIE-SYSTEME AG Patents By Year of Grant: 0 6 3 9 10 6 5 2 6 3 6 8 15 9 18 106
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MEDICAL COMPONENTS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 6 1 0 1 5 5 3 2 6 3 14 16 18 16 9 105
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ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 1 15 12 11 12 5 8 24 11 5 0 1 105
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DRAGER MEDICAL AG & CO. KG Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 6 13 17 25 21 18 104
Patents By Year of Application: 0 0 0 0 2 11 17 20 28 12 9 4 1 0 0 104
HONDA GIKEN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.) Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 8 8 5 17 12 21 17 11 104
Patents By Year of Application: 0 0 6 8 9 10 15 10 14 18 6 7 1 0 0 104
SCHNEIDER (USA) INC., A PFIZER COMPANY Patents By Year of Grant: 78 15 4 2 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 104
Patents By Year of Application: 98 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 104
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY Patents By Year of Grant: 42 10 7 10 5 5 7 5 2 1 0 6 1 1 1 103
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HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 1 5 11 15 3 9 2 8 6 6 9 11 8 9 103
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MEDISON CO., LTD. Patents By Year of Grant: 11 6 6 9 7 1 2 1 1 4 11 12 15 15 2 103
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HISAMITSU PHARMACEUTICAL CO., INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 21 5 5 9 4 8 3 2 0 5 4 7 5 10 14 102
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NIPRO CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 0 2 9 8 2 9 9 10 14 3 11 6 7 3 9 102
Patents By Year of Application: 13 9 15 10 14 8 6 13 2 2 5 4 1 0 0 102
ORMCO CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 40 11 7 3 3 2 2 4 5 3 3 3 4 8 4 102
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RICHARD WOLF GMBH Patents By Year of Grant: 53 4 6 3 8 3 2 2 1 0 1 4 6 7 2 102
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ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS INTERNATIONAL AG Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 17 20 24 29 102
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, NAVY Patents By Year of Grant: 39 2 9 6 6 4 8 3 3 0 6 4 6 5 1 102
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BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 27 6 8 12 4 7 4 6 2 4 3 2 5 6 5 101
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CARDIOTHORACIC SYSTEMS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 41 20 9 8 9 2 4 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 101
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DATEX-OHMEDA, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 17 10 20 14 17 9 8 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 101
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CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 42 9 9 8 3 1 2 1 2 4 5 5 3 3 3 100
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K2M, Inc. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 5 13 21 26 33 100
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NEW YORK UNIVERSITY Patents By Year of Grant: 19 4 2 7 3 2 5 4 3 4 8 9 12 9 9 100
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IVOCLAR VIVADENT AG Patents By Year of Grant: 0 2 1 6 10 9 13 2 5 6 8 10 5 14 8 99
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MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 23 22 13 21 15 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 99
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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA Patents By Year of Grant: 16 5 7 3 5 3 3 1 4 1 5 11 9 13 13 99
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Zoll Circulation, Inc. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 3 6 8 11 13 18 12 21 99
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MICRO THERAPEUTICS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 37 11 7 16 3 5 6 1 4 2 0 5 0 0 1 98
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INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, TAIWAN Patents By Year of Grant: 3 1 5 1 2 1 2 4 1 6 6 15 15 20 15 97
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ADVANCED MEDICAL OPTICS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 7 28 17 9 13 7 5 7 0 0 0 0 0 93
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AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 19 34 8 2 6 3 3 7 5 0 1 1 2 0 0 91
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INSTRUMENTARIUM CORP. Patents By Year of Grant: 30 12 3 7 11 8 8 3 4 3 0 0 1 1 0 91
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AKTIEBOLAGET ASTRA Patents By Year of Grant: 56 18 10 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
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ARADIGM CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 55 6 7 5 6 2 3 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 90
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BIOMET, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 35 4 15 8 11 6 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
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CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY Patents By Year of Grant: 19 1 1 2 3 3 3 1 3 8 9 10 5 9 13 90
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UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER Patents By Year of Grant: 13 5 5 3 2 3 5 2 7 4 4 6 8 10 13 90
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GYRUS MEDICAL LIMITED Patents By Year of Grant: 15 10 7 7 4 6 6 6 2 1 2 4 6 7 5 88
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FUJITSU LIMITED Patents By Year of Grant: 38 3 2 2 0 2 3 2 2 0 2 4 3 8 16 87
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SPINEWAVE, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 2 0 3 17 7 15 20 18 87
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UNIVERSITY OF IOWA RESEARCH FOUNDATION Patents By Year of Grant: 30 5 4 6 2 1 3 2 4 5 2 6 7 6 4 87
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VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY Patents By Year of Grant: 14 2 3 4 0 5 4 2 2 2 5 14 6 12 12 87
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SHENZHEN MINDRAY BIO-MEDICAL ELECTRONICS CO. LTD. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 14 23 21 7 12 86
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VISX, INCORPORATED Patents By Year of Grant: 14 13 6 12 9 6 11 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 86
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HANSEN MEDICAL, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 4 14 22 12 19 8 85
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ZOLL MEDICAL CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 8 1 4 8 3 11 7 36 84
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Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 43 1 12 14 2 6 3 2 0 83
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ANGEION CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 78 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 82
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MEDINOL LTD. Patents By Year of Grant: 19 3 9 8 10 3 5 2 3 2 5 5 2 4 2 82
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CORNELL RESEARCH FOUNDATION INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 13 6 0 9 6 6 5 3 2 5 11 4 5 4 1 80
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MEDELA HOLDING AG Patents By Year of Grant: 4 1 3 3 6 1 3 2 2 0 7 11 12 15 10 80
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PELIKAN TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 10 6 11 18 23 7 0 0 80
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SMITH & NEPHEW PLC Patents By Year of Grant: 33 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 3 4 6 9 15 80
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UAB RESEARCH FOUNDATION Patents By Year of Grant: 20 9 4 11 9 2 7 4 2 2 3 0 1 2 4 80
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UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA ALUMNI PATENTS FOUNDATION Patents By Year of Grant: 12 5 1 3 4 2 1 2 3 1 9 6 9 9 13 80
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ALCON LABORATORIES, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 68 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 79
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FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE LIMITED Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 4 7 4 13 3 2 4 6 6 11 9 10 79
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VOLCANO CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 0 1 10 10 17 15 20 79
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CEDARS SINAI MEDICAL CENTER Patents By Year of Grant: 30 2 6 1 4 0 6 3 1 4 5 5 4 5 2 78
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DEPUY ACROMED, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 7 3 6 12 13 6 9 7 5 2 3 3 1 1 0 78
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HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 5 8 4 4 7 9 7 12 4 6 3 8 77
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MICRUS CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 7 11 8 7 4 6 4 0 0 4 5 5 6 10 0 77
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COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY Patents By Year of Grant: 9 0 5 3 2 2 4 0 3 3 3 6 4 13 19 76
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GC CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 14 10 6 8 3 2 3 3 3 0 3 6 2 6 7 76
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L'OREAL S.A. Patents By Year of Grant: 15 5 7 5 4 3 4 1 3 3 4 8 4 4 6 76
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PLAYTEX PRODUCTS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 12 3 2 9 7 3 4 2 2 1 14 8 6 3 0 76
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ARCH DEVELOPMENT CORP. Patents By Year of Grant: 46 7 6 5 5 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 75
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CareFusion 303 Inc. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 17 11 13 27 75
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EMBOL-X, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 40 19 11 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 75
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TRUDELL MEDICAL INTERNATIONAL Patents By Year of Grant: 0 1 3 2 4 5 8 3 3 10 4 12 7 8 5 75
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AMO Manufacturing USA, LLC Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 10 14 16 10 6 5 74
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JMS CO., LTD. Patents By Year of Grant: 2 2 4 5 3 3 4 5 5 3 5 3 16 8 6 74
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KALTENBACH & VOIGT GMBH Patents By Year of Grant: 31 8 4 7 2 0 2 2 3 1 4 1 2 2 5 74
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DATASCOPE INVESTMENT CORP. Patents By Year of Grant: 37 13 4 5 1 2 2 3 0 0 2 3 1 0 0 73
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VIVANT MEDICAL, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 2 1 4 3 1 1 2 3 2 2 2 7 29 14 0 73
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WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Patents By Year of Grant: 16 2 0 5 2 2 4 4 0 4 2 9 4 8 11 73
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ALSIUS CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 4 3 17 16 15 5 7 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 72
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ARIZANT HEALTHCARE INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 2 5 4 8 5 5 3 10 11 11 8 0 72
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Asante Solutions, Inc. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 16 14 15 19 72
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OMRON CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 18 5 4 12 9 6 9 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 69
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PHYSIO-CONTROL, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 10 16 12 25 69
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HOSPIRA, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 2 6 4 11 8 10 20 67
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PIONEER SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 10 15 19 16 66
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MEADOX MEDICALS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 49 9 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 65
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PICKER INTERNATIONAL, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 50 11 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 64
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BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS MEDICAL CENTER, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 23 6 1 2 0 2 0 3 3 3 3 3 4 6 4 63
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CYGNUS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 30 9 6 8 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 62
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B. BRAUN MEDICAL, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 23 2 0 5 3 2 1 2 2 6 3 1 5 4 2 61
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HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 3 2 2 5 3 4 2 5 5 12 10 8 61
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WILSON-COOK MEDICAL, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 13 1 1 5 5 2 5 3 2 8 10 6 0 0 0 61
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BIOLASE TECHNOLOGY, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 4 3 1 6 1 1 2 6 9 4 8 14 1 0 0 60
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COBE LABORATORIES, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 60
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IMPLANT INNOVATIONS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 35 9 5 5 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 60
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VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 2 3 5 1 2 0 0 0 2 11 3 9 13 9 60
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CORDIS NEUROVASCULAR, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 3 3 4 9 5 9 18 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 59
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IMMUNOMEDICS INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 25 3 2 1 0 3 4 2 3 4 3 2 2 1 4 59
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INCEPT LLC Patents By Year of Grant: 3 5 1 9 4 1 1 2 3 2 5 9 4 7 3 59
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ACCURAY, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 7 8 5 9 7 8 4 6 58
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IMARX PHARMACEUTICAL CORP. Patents By Year of Grant: 55 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 58
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NXSTAGE MEDICAL, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 1 0 9 3 3 4 4 4 3 6 2 5 10 4 58
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SULZER INTERMEDICS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 58
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CONFORMIS, INC Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3 5 6 26 13 57
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CRYOCATH TECHNOLOGIES INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 3 7 4 16 8 5 3 3 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 57
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FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V. Patents By Year of Grant: 9 2 3 2 1 3 0 3 1 2 3 5 7 7 8 56
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ARKRAY, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 0 0 1 3 3 3 3 4 2 3 4 6 11 7 5 55
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STAAR SURGICAL COMPANY, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 38 4 2 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 52
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UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI Patents By Year of Grant: 10 2 3 2 2 1 3 1 2 2 3 4 6 6 4 51
Patents By Year of Application: 20 2 1 2 1 1 1 4 6 5 4 2 2 0 0 51
ALARIS MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 23 4 6 7 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
Patents By Year of Application: 36 7 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE - CNRS Patents By Year of Grant: 13 0 3 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 3 5 0 7 7 50
Patents By Year of Application: 17 2 4 3 2 6 3 2 4 3 3 1 0 0 0 50
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Patents By Year of Grant: 9 3 1 0 2 1 0 3 1 1 3 3 5 8 10 50
Patents By Year of Application: 12 3 1 3 2 3 1 5 5 4 1 5 4 1 0 50
OPTISCAN BIOMEDICAL CORPORATION Patents By Year of Grant: 1 1 0 7 3 4 5 1 2 3 5 5 3 7 3 50
Patents By Year of Application: 7 3 8 3 1 8 2 2 4 2 4 5 1 0 0 50
PARAGON TRADE BRANDS, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 19 3 3 9 9 3 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 50
Patents By Year of Application: 30 13 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
PHARMACIA AKTIEBOLAG Patents By Year of Grant: 19 9 4 6 9 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
Patents By Year of Application: 39 7 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
POLY-MED, INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 3 1 4 2 3 0 6 3 4 0 2 5 3 7 7 50
Patents By Year of Application: 8 3 7 7 4 4 4 4 3 2 1 2 1 0 0 50
SULZER CARBOMEDICS INC. Patents By Year of Grant: 16 22 11 0 1 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
Other Organizations (21625) Patents By Year of Grant: 18348 3727 3589 4022 3312 2703 3137 2761 2458 2850 4533 5003 6201 7415 8276 78335
Patents By Year of Application: 28709 4742 4786 4491 4062 4013 4162 4365 4008 4141 3918 3286 2477 1050 125 78335

Medical Devices
PARTS A1, A2, B
Granted: 01/01/1995 - 12/31/2014
A Patent Technology Monitoring Team Report


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