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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 068, Textiles: Fluid Treating Apparatus

( 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
LG ELECTRONICS INC. 45 42 46 59 45 237
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION 14 10 8 5 20 57
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 5 7 11 14 12 49
BOSCH SIEMENS HAUSGERATE GMBH 1 3 6 4 13 27
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 5 8 3 1 4 21
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 5 4 3 5 3 20
MIELE & CIE. GMBH & CO. 1 4 2 4 3 14
ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS CORPORATION N.V. 2 4 1 2 2 11
SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA (SHARP CORPORATION) 4 0 5 0 1 10
TOSHIBA CORPORATION 1 2 0 3 3 9
ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS, INC. 0 0 3 3 1 7
BSH HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION 1 1 1 0 2 5



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