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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 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 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
NIPPON STEEL CORP. 12 32 31 26 5 106
JFE STEEL CORPORATION 12 10 13 9 17 61
KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.) 4 9 5 17 21 56
HITACHI METALS LTD. 10 10 10 20 3 53
SUMITOMO METAL INDUSTRIES CO., LTD. 4 14 11 15 3 47
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 10 6 4 8 17 45
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 6 10 8 6 6 36
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION 2 10 10 2 6 30
SHIN ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD. 7 2 8 5 3 25
ATI PROPERTIES, INC. 7 2 5 2 8 24
NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 24 24
GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC 2 1 4 7 9 23
SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD. 5 5 4 3 1 18
VACUUMSCHMELZE GMBH & CO. KG 3 1 7 4 3 18
HONDA GIKEN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.) 2 6 2 5 1 16
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 2 2 4 0 7 15
JX NIPPON MINING & METALS CORPORATION 0 0 7 5 3 15
NTN CORPORATION 1 1 3 5 5 15
NUCOR CORPORATION 4 0 3 1 4 12
ALCOA INC. 3 1 1 5 1 11
ALERIS ALUMINUM KOBLENZ GMBH 3 2 3 2 1 11
KOMATSU LTD. 3 3 3 1 1 11
TDK CORPORATION 1 3 2 3 2 11
BOEING COMPANY 0 3 1 3 3 10
HENKEL KOMMANDITGESELLSCHAFT AUF AKTIEN (HENKEL KGAA) 2 2 1 3 2 10
HITACHI, LTD 2 1 3 2 2 10
THE NANOSTEEL COMPANY, INC. 1 0 3 5 1 10
TOSHIBA CORPORATION 2 4 2 1 1 10
ULVAC, INC. 0 0 0 7 2 9
ALCAN RHENALU 2 5 1 0 0 8
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. 1 5 0 2 0 8
JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY 1 1 2 1 3 8
NIPPON LIGHT METAL COMPANY LIMITED 0 1 2 3 2 8
NITTO DENKO CORPORATION 0 0 0 1 7 8
POSCO 0 1 0 3 4 8
TOYOTA JIDOSHA K.K. 1 2 1 4 0 8
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION 0 3 0 3 1 7
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MATERIALS SCIENCE 1 2 3 0 1 7
NIPPON MINING & METALS CO., LIMITED 2 5 0 0 0 7
NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN STAINLESS STEEL CORPORATION 0 0 1 4 2 7
ARCELORMITTAL FRANCE 0 1 1 2 2 6
DAIDO STEEL COMPANY LIMITED 1 2 2 0 1 6
EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY 0 1 0 2 3 6
GLOBAL ADVANCED METALS, USA, INC. 0 0 0 3 3 6
NGK INSULATORS LTD. 1 1 1 2 1 6
ROLLS-ROYCE PLC 0 2 1 3 0 6
TENARIS CONNECTIONS LIMITED 0 1 3 2 0 6
AISIN AW CO., LTD. 0 0 3 1 1 5
BOHLER EDELSTAHL GMBH & CO. KG 0 2 1 0 2 5
BULK CHEMICALS, INC. 0 0 0 1 4 5
BYD COMPANY LIMITED 0 0 0 3 2 5
CABOT CORPORATION 3 1 1 0 0 5
FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD. 0 2 1 1 1 5
HITACHI CABLE, LTD. 0 1 0 3 1 5
MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD. 1 0 1 2 1 5
MITSUBISHI SHINDOH CO., LTD. 2 0 2 0 1 5
MITSUBISHI STEEL MFG. CO., LTD. 0 1 1 3 0 5
NHK SPRING CO., LTD. 1 1 1 1 1 5
NIPPON PAINT CO., LTD. 1 0 1 2 1 5
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY 0 1 1 3 0 5
SHOWA DENKO KABUSHIKI KAISHA 1 2 0 2 0 5
THYSSENKRUPP STEEL AG 1 1 1 1 1 5
TITANIUM METALS CORPORATION 0 1 1 0 3 5



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