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

Patenting In Technology Classes,
Breakout By Organization

Count of 2010 - 2014 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 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 55 55 41 64 60 275
HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD. 9 17 21 6 3 56
SHIN ZU SHING CO., LTD. 11 12 8 5 3 39
SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD. 4 7 6 9 1 27
HON HAI PRECISION IND. CO., LTD. 1 15 5 2 2 25
JULIUS BLUM GMBH 2 4 1 6 7 20
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 3 5 3 5 2 18
JARLLYTEC CO., LTD. 8 3 2 0 3 16
GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC 0 4 3 4 4 15
LG ELECTRONICS INC. 9 2 4 0 0 15
HONDA GIKEN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.) 2 3 4 0 4 13
ARTURO SALICE S.P.A. 4 3 1 3 1 12
CALDWELL MANUFACTURING COMPANY NORTH AMERICA, LLC 0 4 2 4 2 12
DORMA GMBH & CO. KG. 2 0 1 3 6 12
NIFCO INC. 2 4 2 1 2 11
SIMONSWERK GMBH 0 1 1 4 5 11
SUGATSUNE KOGYO CO., LTD. 1 0 3 3 4 11
FIRST DOME CORP. 0 1 0 0 8 9
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 1 1 4 1 2 9
APPLE, INC. 0 2 3 2 1 8
MITSUBISHI DENKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA 0 1 1 4 2 8
NUOVA STAR S.P.A. 2 0 2 2 2 8
SOUTHCO INC. 2 0 2 3 1 8
CHENG UEI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD. 6 0 1 0 0 7
LIANHONG ART CO., LTD. 1 0 4 1 1 7
LIBERTY HARDWARE MANUFACTURING CORP. 2 2 1 2 0 7
KASON INDUSTRIES, INC. 0 2 0 2 2 6
MITSUBISHI STEEL MFG. CO., LTD. 0 2 0 1 3 6
NEWFREY LLC 2 0 1 1 2 6
NOKIA CORPORATION 1 2 0 3 0 6
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION 2 1 1 1 1 6
YALE SECURITY INC. 0 4 0 0 2 6
AMESBURY GROUP INC. 1 1 1 2 0 5
BLACK & DECKER INC. 2 0 2 0 1 5
EDSCHA AG 1 3 0 1 0 5
HILTI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 1 0 3 1 0 5
HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY 0 0 2 1 2 5
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. 0 2 0 1 2 5
LEOHAB ENTERPRISE CO., LTD. 1 1 3 0 0 5
QUANTA COMPUTER INC. 3 1 0 0 1 5
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH 1 1 2 1 0 5
SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB 3 1 1 0 0 5
SUB-ZERO, INC. 1 0 1 2 1 5
SUNNY CASTORS CO., LTD. 0 1 0 3 1 5
WISTRON CORPORATION 0 0 0 3 2 5



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