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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 148, Metal Treatment

( 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
NIPPON STEEL CORP. 32 31 26 5 0 94
NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION 0 0 0 24 53 77
JFE STEEL CORPORATION 10 13 9 17 23 72
KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.) 9 5 17 21 11 63
HITACHI METALS LTD. 10 10 20 3 5 48
SUMITOMO METAL INDUSTRIES CO., LTD. 14 11 15 3 1 44
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 6 4 8 17 5 40
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 10 8 6 6 7 37
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION 10 10 2 6 4 32
GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC 1 4 7 9 7 28
ATI PROPERTIES, INC. 2 5 2 8 3 20
JX NIPPON MINING & METALS CORPORATION 0 7 5 3 4 19
HONDA GIKEN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.) 6 2 5 1 4 18
SHIN ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD. 2 8 5 3 0 18
NTN CORPORATION 1 3 5 5 3 17
VACUUMSCHMELZE GMBH & CO. KG 1 7 4 3 2 17
SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD. 5 4 3 1 3 16
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 2 4 0 7 2 15
POSCO 1 0 3 4 7 15
THE NANOSTEEL COMPANY, INC. 0 3 5 1 5 14
ALCOA INC. 1 1 5 1 5 13
BOEING COMPANY 3 1 3 3 3 13
HENKEL KOMMANDITGESELLSCHAFT AUF AKTIEN (HENKEL KGAA) 2 1 3 2 3 11
HITACHI, LTD 1 3 2 2 3 11
NIPPON LIGHT METAL COMPANY LIMITED 1 2 3 2 2 10
TDK CORPORATION 3 2 3 2 0 10
TOYOTA JIDOSHA K.K. 2 1 4 0 3 10
NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN STAINLESS STEEL CORPORATION 0 1 4 2 2 9
ULVAC, INC. 0 0 7 2 0 9
ALERIS ALUMINUM KOBLENZ GMBH 2 3 2 1 0 8
FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD. 2 1 1 1 3 8
JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY 1 2 1 3 1 8
KOMATSU LTD. 3 3 1 1 0 8
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MATERIALS SCIENCE 2 3 0 1 2 8
NITTO DENKO CORPORATION 0 0 1 7 0 8
NUCOR CORPORATION 0 3 1 4 0 8
TOSHIBA CORPORATION 4 2 1 1 0 8
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. 5 0 2 0 0 7
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION 3 0 3 1 0 7
NIPPON PAINT CO., LTD. 0 1 2 1 3 7
ROLLS-ROYCE PLC 2 1 3 0 1 7
SENJU METAL INDUSTRY CO. LTD. 1 0 2 1 3 7
ALCAN RHENALU 5 1 0 0 0 6
ARCELORMITTAL FRANCE 1 1 2 2 0 6
BASF SE 1 2 0 2 1 6
BULK CHEMICALS, INC. 0 0 1 4 1 6
BYD COMPANY LIMITED 0 0 3 2 1 6
CRUCIBLE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, LLC 0 2 1 0 3 6
EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY 1 0 2 3 0 6
FEDERAL-MOGUL BURSCHEID GMBH 0 0 2 2 2 6
GLOBAL ADVANCED METALS, USA, INC. 0 0 3 3 0 6
MITSUBISHI STEEL MFG. CO., LTD. 1 1 3 0 1 6
NGK INSULATORS LTD. 1 1 2 1 1 6
TENARIS CONNECTIONS LIMITED 1 3 2 0 0 6
THYSSENKRUPP STEEL AG 1 1 1 1 2 6
AISIN AW CO., LTD. 0 3 1 1 0 5
BOHLER EDELSTAHL GMBH & CO. KG 2 1 0 2 0 5
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC 0 0 3 1 1 5
DAIDO STEEL COMPANY LIMITED 2 2 0 1 0 5
DAIDO TOKUSHUKO, K.K. 0 2 0 1 2 5
ETHICON, INC. 0 1 1 1 2 5
HITACHI CABLE, LTD. 1 0 3 1 0 5
HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD. 0 1 1 2 1 5
HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY 0 0 1 2 2 5
NIPPON MINING & METALS CO., LIMITED 5 0 0 0 0 5
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY 1 1 3 0 0 5
PPG INDUSTRIES OHIO INC. 0 0 1 0 4 5
QUESTEK INNOVATIONS LLC 0 2 0 1 2 5
SHOWA DENKO KABUSHIKI KAISHA 2 0 2 0 1 5
THYSSENKRUPP STEEL EUROPE AG 0 0 1 3 1 5
TITANIUM METALS CORPORATION 1 1 0 3 0 5
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, THE REGENTS OF 1 0 1 1 2 5



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