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

Patenting In Technology Classes,
Breakout By Organization

Count of 2009 - 2013 Utility Patent Grants,
By Calendar Year of Grant
With Patent Counts Based on Primary Patent Classification

- Explanation of Data -

Rank Ordered Listing of Organizations Receiving 5 or More Utility Patents During the Period
Having Primary Classification In

Class 015, Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning

( technology class is determined by the primary classification assigned to the patent- see 'Explanation of Data' )
( patent ownership is determined by the first-named assignee listed on a patent )

The following table displays first-named assignees and counts of their associated patents, as distributed by the year of patent grant.
First-Named Assignee 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 104 152 122 147 177 702
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH 16 15 16 24 21 92
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY 10 17 20 16 19 82
DYSON TECHNOLOGY LIMITED 7 3 11 15 39 75
LG ELECTRONICS INC. 15 21 14 8 12 70
BISSELL HOMECARE, INC. 6 17 10 11 15 59
BRAUN GMBH 3 11 8 9 17 48
PROCTER + GAMBLE COMPANY 9 14 10 9 5 47
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 1 4 9 8 22 44
SAMSUNG KWANG-JU ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 13 13 14 0 0 40
BLACK & DECKER INC. 3 6 10 7 9 35
TECHTRONIC FLOOR CARE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED 0 6 8 3 13 30
G.B.D. CORP. 0 0 2 7 20 29
ASMO CO., LTD. 4 7 7 6 4 28
PANASONIC CORPORATION OF NORTH AMERICA 6 11 4 2 5 28
MIELE & CIE. GMBH & CO. 3 2 3 10 9 27
S. C. JOHNSON + SON, INC. 5 12 5 1 2 25
FEDERAL-MOGUL S.A. 2 1 1 5 14 23
TRISA HOLDING, AG 2 3 6 4 6 21
AKTIEBOLAGET ELECTROLUX 0 0 4 5 11 20
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. 2 1 5 8 4 20
ALFRED KAERCHER GMBH & CO. KG 2 0 5 5 7 19
UNI-CHARM CORPORATION 2 6 4 4 3 19
IROBOT CORPORATION 2 1 0 3 12 18
ZODIAC POOL CARE EUROPE SAS 0 0 2 0 16 18
EURO-PRO OPERATING, LLC 3 3 4 5 2 17
TENNANT COMPANY 1 3 4 3 6 17
TRICO PRODUCTS CORPORATION 0 5 3 3 6 17
CARL FREUDENBERG KG 1 0 4 6 5 16
ELECTROLUX HOME CARE PRODUCTS, INC. 0 2 4 6 4 16
VALEO SYSTEMES D'ESSUYAGE 2 5 0 5 4 16
GLAXOSMITHKLINE CONSUMER HEALTHCARE GMBH & CO. KG 3 4 3 3 2 15
SHOP-VAC CORPORATION 3 2 2 3 5 15
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY 3 4 1 1 5 14
DIVERSEY, INC. 0 3 3 4 4 14
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. 7 4 3 0 0 14
GILLETTE COMPANY 1 1 3 3 5 13
ROYAL APPLIANCE MANUFACTURING CO., INC. 5 2 5 1 0 13
ANDREAS STIHL AG & CO KG 2 7 2 1 0 12
MITSUBA CORPORATION 1 3 3 4 1 12
ADM 21 CO., LTD. 0 0 2 5 3 10
EMERSON ELECTRIC CO. 1 3 3 1 2 10
HONDA GIKEN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.) 4 0 1 3 2 10
PANASONIC CORPORATION 0 2 1 2 5 10
THE SCOTT FETZER COMPANY 3 5 1 1 0 10
BUTLER HOME PRODUCTS LLC 1 1 1 3 3 9
GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC 1 0 3 2 3 9
LIBMAN COMPANY 2 2 3 1 1 9
ORECK HOLDINGS LLC 1 2 1 5 0 9
APPLIED MATERIALS, INC. 0 1 2 3 2 8
BELANGER INC. 2 3 1 1 1 8
BOSCH SIEMENS HAUSGERATE GMBH 2 1 4 1 0 8
KARCHER NORTH AMERICA, INC. 1 1 0 2 4 8
AQUA PRODUCTS, INC. 0 2 1 1 3 7
CUBE INVESTMENTS LIMITED 0 3 2 1 1 7
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. 2 2 1 1 1 7
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. 0 0 0 0 7 7
L'OREAL S.A. 1 0 4 0 2 7
ALBEREE PRODUCTS, INC. 1 1 1 2 1 6
DAINIPPON SCREEN MFG. CO., LTD. 0 0 4 2 0 6
FEDERAL-MOGUL WORLD WIDE, INC. 1 0 5 0 0 6
FUJIKURA LTD. 0 0 1 2 3 6
KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND MINERALS 0 0 0 2 4 6
OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD. 0 0 1 1 4 6
TACONY CORPORATION 2 1 2 0 1 6
TUO SHEN INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION LIMITED 0 0 0 4 2 6
VALEO WISCHERSYSTEME GMBH 0 1 3 2 0 6
CONTEC, INC. OF SPARTANBURG 1 0 3 0 1 5
CRA LABS, INC. 0 4 1 0 0 5
DULEVO INTERNATIONAL S.P.A. 1 2 1 1 0 5
FIRST QUALITY RETAIL SERVICES LLC 0 4 1 0 0 5
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 0 2 0 3 0 5
H-P PRODUCTS, INC. 0 2 1 1 1 5
KAO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (KAO CORPORATION) 1 0 0 2 2 5
LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION 0 3 0 1 1 5
NILFISK-ADVANCE, INC. 0 1 1 3 0 5
WOOSTER BRUSH COMPANY 0 1 0 1 3 5
WORLDWIDE INTEGRATED RESOURCES, INC. 4 0 1 0 0 5
ZIBRA, LLC 1 2 0 1 1 5



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