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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 016, Miscellaneous Hardware (e.g., Bushing, Carpet Fastener, Caster, Door Closer, Panel Hanger, Attachable or Adjunct Handle, Hinge, Window Sash Balance, Etc.)

( 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 36 55 55 41 64 251
SHIN ZU SHING CO., LTD. 28 11 12 8 5 64
HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD. 2 9 17 21 6 55
SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD. 14 4 7 6 9 40
HON HAI PRECISION IND. CO., LTD. 0 1 15 5 2 23
JARLLYTEC CO., LTD. 5 8 3 2 0 18
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 2 3 5 3 5 18
LG ELECTRONICS INC. 2 9 2 4 0 17
GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC 4 0 4 3 4 15
JULIUS BLUM GMBH 2 2 4 1 6 15
CHENG UEI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD. 6 6 0 1 0 13
ARTURO SALICE S.P.A. 1 4 3 1 3 12
CALDWELL MANUFACTURING COMPANY NORTH AMERICA, LLC 0 0 4 2 4 10
HONDA GIKEN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.) 1 2 3 4 0 10
NIFCO INC. 0 2 4 2 1 9
SUGATSUNE KOGYO CO., LTD. 2 1 0 3 3 9
APPLE, INC. 1 0 2 3 2 8
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION 3 2 1 1 1 8
DORMA GMBH & CO. KG. 1 2 0 1 3 7
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 0 1 1 4 1 7
LEOHAB ENTERPRISE CO., LTD. 2 1 1 3 0 7
LIANHONG ART CO., LTD. 1 1 0 4 1 7
LIBERTY HARDWARE MANUFACTURING CORP. 0 2 2 1 2 7
NOKIA CORPORATION 1 1 2 0 3 7
NUOVA STAR S.P.A. 1 2 0 2 2 7
SIMONSWERK GMBH 1 0 1 1 4 7
SOUTHCO INC. 0 2 0 2 3 7
EDSCHA AG 1 1 3 0 1 6
MITSUBISHI DENKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA 0 0 1 1 4 6
QUANTA COMPUTER INC. 2 3 1 0 0 6
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH 1 1 1 2 1 6
AGOSTINO FERRARI S.P.A. 1 2 2 0 0 5
AMESBURY GROUP INC. 0 1 1 1 2 5
BLACK & DECKER INC. 1 2 0 2 0 5
HILTI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 0 1 0 3 1 5
KASON INDUSTRIES, INC. 1 0 2 0 2 5
NEWELL OPERATING COMPANY 2 3 0 0 0 5
PANASONIC CORPORATION 1 3 0 0 1 5
SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB 0 3 1 1 0 5



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