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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 227, Elongated-Member-Driving 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
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP 29 44 86 112 1 272
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. 20 46 22 28 63 179
COVIDIEN LP 0 0 0 16 112 128
MAX CO., LTD. 9 17 17 10 16 69
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 11 12 14 6 8 51
BLACK & DECKER INC. 5 9 12 7 10 43
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. 9 8 11 9 6 43
HILTI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 8 5 11 4 7 35
HITACHI KOKI COMPANY, LIMITED 6 7 5 7 6 31
CARDICA, INC. 1 1 8 8 11 29
DE POAN PNEUMATIC CORPORATION 7 4 3 3 1 18
BASSO INDUSTRY CORP. 2 2 5 1 7 17
MAKITA CORPORATION 3 1 2 5 5 16
WORKTOOLS, INC. 2 4 2 2 3 13
CHERVON LIMITED 0 1 3 1 6 11
ISABERG RAPID AB 4 1 3 1 2 11
APEX MFG. CO., LTD. 1 3 3 3 0 10
INVENTION SCIENCE FUND I, LLC 0 4 3 2 1 10
ARROW FASTENER COMPANY, LLC. 2 2 0 2 3 9
BAROSENSE, INC. 0 2 7 0 0 9
STANLEY FASTENING SYSTEMS, L.P. 1 2 3 1 2 9
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. 2 0 3 1 2 8
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH 0 1 4 3 0 8
ACCO BRANDS, INC. 2 2 1 0 0 5
OLYMPUS CORPORATION 0 1 4 0 0 5
SENCO BRANDS, INC. 0 1 1 2 1 5
SOCIETE DE PROSPECTION ET D'INVENTIONS TECHNIQUES SPIT 1 1 2 0 1 5



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