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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 292, Closure Fasteners

( 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 25 26 27 26 36 140
AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA 4 4 10 7 11 36
GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC 3 5 1 5 10 24
HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD. 2 5 3 4 7 21
I-TEK METAL MFG., CO., LTD. 1 1 5 5 9 21
MITSUI MINING + SMELTING CO., LTD. 9 7 2 1 2 21
SOUTHCO INC. 2 9 2 2 3 18
KIEKERT AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 2 3 3 1 5 14
FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C. 2 1 0 3 6 12
VISION INDUSTRIES GROUP, INC. 2 2 1 2 4 11
HUF HULSBECK & FURST GMBH & CO KG 0 2 1 2 5 10
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. 3 3 1 2 1 10
MAGNA CLOSURES INC. 0 2 1 4 3 10
SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD. 0 3 0 6 1 10
TERAHOP NETWORKS, INC. 0 5 5 0 0 10
HANCHETT ENTRY SYSTEMS, INC. 0 0 3 2 4 9
MITSUI KINZOKU ACT CORPORATION 0 0 3 4 2 9
HONDA GIKEN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.) 0 2 0 3 3 8
HON HAI PRECISION IND. CO., LTD. 1 1 3 1 1 7
INVENTEC CORPORATION 2 0 0 2 3 7
NEWELL OPERATING COMPANY 2 0 2 2 1 7
QUANTA COMPUTER INC. 1 1 1 3 1 7
SARGENT MANUFACTURING COMPANY 2 1 3 0 1 7
HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY 0 1 1 2 2 6
NEWFREY LLC 2 1 0 2 1 6
TRI/MARK CORPORATION 1 1 2 1 1 6
ADAMS RITE MANUFACTURING CO. 0 0 0 2 3 5
BROSE SCHLIESSSYSTEME GMBH & CO. KG 2 1 1 0 1 5
INTIER AUTOMOTIVE CLOSURES S.P.A. 3 1 1 0 0 5
PIOLAX, INC. 1 2 1 0 1 5
THASE ENTERPRISE CO., LTD. 0 1 1 2 1 5
TONG LUNG METAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD. 0 2 0 2 1 5
VALEO SECURITE HABITACLE 2 1 0 1 1 5
VON DUPRIN LLC 0 2 0 2 1 5



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