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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 239, Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing

( 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
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 56 90 77 57 85 365
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH 12 8 16 16 10 62
DENSO CORPORATION 3 15 6 5 11 40
CATERPILLAR INC. 5 1 8 5 15 34
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. 7 10 8 2 3 30
RAIN BIRD CORPORATION 5 9 4 4 3 25
S. C. JOHNSON + SON, INC. 7 5 2 7 3 24
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 1 2 4 7 7 21
CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS US, INC. 8 6 3 2 1 20
CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH 0 7 3 7 2 19
NORDSON CORPORATION 2 6 4 4 3 19
NEOPERL GMBH 0 4 3 4 7 18
TELEDYNE INDUSTRIES, INC., TELEDYNE WATER PIK 1 3 4 4 5 17
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY 2 8 1 0 5 16
HUNTER INDUSTRIES, INC. 3 3 1 5 4 16
NELSON IRRIGATION CORPORATION 5 3 3 1 4 16
PANASONIC CORPORATION 0 1 0 6 9 16
PANASONIC ELECTRIC WORKS CO., LTD. 2 5 6 1 2 16
DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 7 3 0 2 3 15
PROCTER + GAMBLE COMPANY 3 2 3 6 0 14
SPRAYING SYSTEMS CO. 4 2 2 2 2 12
DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES HOLDING S.ARL 0 1 6 1 3 11
GLOBE UNION INDUSTRIAL CORPORATION 0 0 2 7 2 11
KEIHIN CORPORATION 4 6 1 0 0 11
MITSUBISHI DENKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA 0 3 3 4 1 11
DELAVAN INC. 0 1 2 4 3 10
HITACHI, LTD 2 4 1 2 1 10
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 4 3 1 0 2 10
HOMAX PRODUCTS, INC. 3 1 2 0 3 9
MEADWESTVACO CALMAR, INC. 2 4 0 2 1 9
TOYOTA JIDOSHA K.K. 2 2 0 3 2 9
WAGNER SPRAY TECH CORPORATION 0 1 3 3 2 9
BOWLES FLUIDICS CORPORATION 2 4 0 2 0 8
C.R.F. SOCIETA CONSORTILE PER AZIONI 2 4 1 0 1 8
DURR SYSTEMS, INC. 0 3 2 1 2 8
GRACO INC. 0 2 3 1 2 8
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. 1 5 2 0 0 8
MASCO CORP. OF INDIANA 1 1 1 3 2 8
NETAFIM, LTD. 1 2 1 2 2 8
REXAM DISPENSING SYSTEMS S.A.S. 0 3 2 0 3 8
SBR INVESTMENTS COMPANY LLC 1 3 1 3 0 8
TORO COMPANY 2 0 1 1 4 8
XIAMEN SOLEX HIGH TECH INDUSTRIES CO LTD 0 0 0 2 6 8
ABB K.K. 1 3 2 1 0 7
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE 0 2 4 1 0 7
DEERE + COMPANY 1 2 1 1 2 7
EP SYSTEMS SA 0 1 3 1 2 7
KOHLER CO. 2 1 2 0 2 7
DIAL CORPORATION 2 3 0 1 0 6
GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC 0 1 1 1 3 6
K-RAIN MANUFACTURING CORPORATION 1 3 0 1 1 6
PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA CORP. 0 2 1 2 1 6
SATA GMBH & CO. KG. 1 3 1 0 1 6
BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM INTERNATIONAL GMBH 1 3 1 0 0 5
DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC. 0 1 2 0 2 5
FUJIFILM CORPORATION 0 3 1 0 1 5
INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, TAIWAN 1 3 1 0 0 5
MAGNETI MARELLI POWERTRAIN S.P.A. 2 1 1 0 1 5
SAMES TECHNOLOGIES 0 2 1 1 1 5
STONEAGE, INC. 1 0 1 1 2 5
STURMAN DIGITAL SYSTEMS, LLC 2 2 0 0 1 5
TECHTRONIC OUTDOOR PRODUCTS TECHNOLOGY LIMITED 0 1 2 1 1 5
YUAN MEI CORP. 1 0 0 2 2 5



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