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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 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 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 90 77 57 85 89 398
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH 8 16 16 10 16 66
DENSO CORPORATION 15 6 5 11 6 43
CATERPILLAR INC. 1 8 5 15 4 33
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 2 4 7 7 13 33
RAIN BIRD CORPORATION 9 4 4 3 11 31
S. C. JOHNSON + SON, INC. 5 2 7 3 10 27
CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH 7 3 7 2 6 25
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. 10 8 2 3 2 25
NEOPERL GMBH 4 3 4 7 7 25
HUNTER INDUSTRIES, INC. 3 1 5 4 9 22
NORDSON CORPORATION 6 4 4 3 4 21
TELEDYNE INDUSTRIES, INC., TELEDYNE WATER PIK 3 4 4 5 4 20
MITSUBISHI DENKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA 3 3 4 1 5 16
PANASONIC CORPORATION 1 0 6 9 0 16
TOYOTA JIDOSHA K.K. 2 0 3 2 9 16
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY 8 1 0 5 1 15
PANASONIC ELECTRIC WORKS CO., LTD. 5 6 1 2 0 14
DELAVAN INC. 1 2 4 3 3 13
NELSON IRRIGATION CORPORATION 3 3 1 4 2 13
PROCTER + GAMBLE COMPANY 2 3 6 0 2 13
CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS US, INC. 6 3 2 1 0 12
FINISHING BRANDS HOLDINGS INC. 0 0 0 1 11 12
GLOBE UNION INDUSTRIAL CORPORATION 0 2 7 2 1 12
WAGNER SPRAY TECH CORPORATION 1 3 3 2 3 12
DEERE + COMPANY 2 1 1 2 5 11
DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES HOLDING S.ARL 1 6 1 3 0 11
GRACO INC. 2 3 1 2 2 10
LINDSAY CORPORATION 0 1 0 3 6 10
MASCO CORP. OF INDIANA 1 1 3 2 3 10
SPRAYING SYSTEMS CO. 2 2 2 2 2 10
XIAMEN SOLEX HIGH TECH INDUSTRIES CO LTD 0 0 2 6 2 10
DURR SYSTEMS, INC. 3 2 1 2 1 9
KEIHIN CORPORATION 6 1 0 0 2 9
NETAFIM, LTD. 2 1 2 2 2 9
REXAM DISPENSING SYSTEMS S.A.S. 3 2 0 3 1 9
SAMES TECHNOLOGIES 2 1 1 1 4 9
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 3 1 0 2 3 9
TORO COMPANY 0 1 1 4 3 9
BOWLES FLUIDICS CORPORATION 4 0 2 0 2 8
DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 3 0 2 3 0 8
EP SYSTEMS SA 1 3 1 2 1 8
HITACHI, LTD 4 1 2 1 0 8
HONDA GIKEN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.) 0 1 2 1 4 8
MEADWESTVACO CALMAR, INC. 4 0 2 1 1 8
OMS INVESTMENTS, INC. 1 0 1 1 5 8
ABB K.K. 3 2 1 0 1 7
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE 2 4 1 0 0 7
BLACK & DECKER INC. 1 1 0 2 3 7
GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC 1 1 1 3 1 7
HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD. 0 0 1 2 4 7
HOMAX PRODUCTS, INC. 1 2 0 3 1 7
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. 5 2 0 0 0 7
KOHLER CO. 1 2 0 2 2 7
SATA GMBH & CO. KG. 3 1 0 1 2 7
SBR INVESTMENTS COMPANY LLC 3 1 3 0 0 7
C.R.F. SOCIETA CONSORTILE PER AZIONI 4 1 0 1 0 6
DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC. 1 2 0 2 1 6
DL TECHNOLOGY LLC 2 1 0 1 2 6
PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA CORP. 2 1 2 1 0 6
CONFLUENT SURGICAL, INC. 0 1 1 2 1 5
CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, INC. 0 0 0 2 3 5
ELKHART BRASS MFG. CO., INC. 1 2 1 0 1 5
FUJIFILM CORPORATION 3 1 0 1 0 5
HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY 0 2 1 0 2 5
K-RAIN MANUFACTURING CORPORATION 3 0 1 1 0 5
STONEAGE, INC. 0 1 1 2 1 5
TECHTRONIC OUTDOOR PRODUCTS TECHNOLOGY LIMITED 1 2 1 1 0 5
YUAN MEI CORP. 0 0 2 2 1 5



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