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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 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 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP 44 86 112 1 0 243
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. 46 22 28 63 70 229
COVIDIEN LP 0 0 16 112 79 207
MAX CO., LTD. 17 17 10 16 3 63
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 12 14 6 8 15 55
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. 8 11 9 6 13 47
BLACK & DECKER INC. 9 12 7 10 4 42
CARDICA, INC. 1 8 8 11 8 36
HITACHI KOKI COMPANY, LIMITED 7 5 7 6 6 31
HILTI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 5 11 4 7 3 30
BASSO INDUSTRY CORP. 2 5 1 7 3 18
MAKITA CORPORATION 1 2 5 5 2 15
DE POAN PNEUMATIC CORPORATION 4 3 3 1 2 13
WORKTOOLS, INC. 4 2 2 3 1 12
CHERVON LIMITED 1 3 1 6 0 11
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH 1 4 3 0 3 11
STANLEY FASTENING SYSTEMS, L.P. 2 3 1 2 3 11
APEX MFG. CO., LTD. 3 3 3 0 1 10
INVENTION SCIENCE FUND I, LLC 4 3 2 1 0 10
BAROSENSE, INC. 2 7 0 0 0 9
ARROW FASTENER COMPANY, LLC. 2 0 2 3 0 7
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. 0 3 1 2 1 7
ISABERG RAPID AB 1 3 1 2 0 7
AVERY DENNISON CORPORATION 1 0 0 2 3 6
MEDIGUS LTD. 2 2 0 0 2 6
SENCO BRANDS, INC. 1 1 2 1 1 6
SOCIETE DE PROSPECTION ET D'INVENTIONS TECHNIQUES SPIT 1 2 0 1 2 6
TRICORD SOLUTIONS, INC. 1 1 0 1 3 6
CHERVON (HK) LIMITED 0 0 0 2 3 5
OLYMPUS CORPORATION 1 4 0 0 0 5



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