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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 024, Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, 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 64 65 86 99 87 401
YKK CORPORATION 20 16 8 22 30 96
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. 5 6 4 9 14 38
NEWFREY LLC 4 4 2 6 2 18
PANDUIT CORPORATION 2 3 5 0 3 13
VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V. 0 5 1 4 2 12
PROCTER + GAMBLE COMPANY 1 4 2 3 1 11
GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC 2 1 1 3 3 10
PIOLAX, INC. 1 1 2 3 3 10
AUTOLIV DEVELOPMENT AB 2 0 1 2 3 8
BOA TECHNOLOGY, INC. 0 3 1 4 0 8
ETABLISSEMENTS CAILLAU 0 1 3 2 2 8
AMSAFE COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS, INC. 0 1 2 0 4 7
DAIWA KASEI KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA 0 0 1 2 4 7
FIDLOCK GMBH 0 0 0 4 3 7
GOTTLIEB BINDER GMBH & CO. KG 0 1 0 1 5 7
NITE IZE, INC. 1 2 0 2 2 7
S. C. JOHNSON + SON, INC. 2 0 4 1 0 7
A. RAYMOND ET CIE. 0 1 1 2 2 6
ZEDEL 0 1 1 3 1 6
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY 3 1 1 0 0 5
K.S. TERMINALS INC. 1 0 0 2 2 5
NIFCO INC. 0 0 1 1 3 5
NIKE, INC. 0 1 2 0 2 5
TERMAX CORPORATION 3 0 0 1 1 5
TK HOLDINGS, INC. 2 1 1 1 0 5



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