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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 181, Acoustics

( 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 29 39 33 37 43 181
HONDA GIKEN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.) 6 10 5 5 5 31
RGB SYSTEMS, INC. 0 2 6 5 4 17
BOEING COMPANY 1 4 3 3 5 16
J. EBERSPACHER GMBH & CO. KG 3 4 5 1 3 16
TOYOTA JIDOSHA K.K. 5 4 2 5 0 16
YAMAHA CORPORATION 1 3 3 3 6 16
HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY 2 1 4 3 5 15
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 0 1 4 6 3 14
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY 3 0 3 5 2 13
BOSE CORPORATION 1 3 4 4 1 13
YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA, YAMAHA MOTOR CO., LTD. 4 6 3 0 0 13
AIRBUS OPERATIONS S.A.S. 0 6 2 2 2 12
HEXCEL CORPORATION 1 1 0 3 6 11
E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY 0 2 2 6 0 10
AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH 0 2 3 1 3 9
AIRCELLE 0 1 1 3 4 9
PANASONIC CORPORATION 3 1 5 0 0 9
ROHR, INC. 1 4 2 1 1 9
SONY CORPORATION 5 1 1 0 1 8
CONOCOPHILLIPS COMPANY 0 0 2 2 3 7
GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC 5 1 0 1 0 7
MANN & HUMMEL GMBH 1 2 2 1 1 7
ROLLS-ROYCE DEUTSCHLAND LTD & CO KG 0 0 2 1 4 7
SOUNDBLAST TECHNOLOGIES LLC. 0 2 4 0 1 7
SUREFIRE, LLC 0 0 1 6 0 7
WESTERNGECO, LLC 1 1 3 1 1 7
EBERSPACHER EXHAUST TECHNOLOGY GMBH & CO. KG 0 0 0 2 4 6
HARMAN INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIES, INC. 0 0 1 3 2 6
SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION 0 2 1 2 1 6
AIRBUS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH 4 0 0 1 0 5
ALSTOM TECHNOLOGY LTD 1 0 1 1 2 5
FAURECIA EMISSIONS CONTROL TECHNOLOGIES USA LLC 0 0 0 1 4 5
FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C. 0 1 2 0 2 5
KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.) 1 0 1 2 1 5
KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA 0 1 2 0 2 5
SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION 1 2 0 0 2 5



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