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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 351, Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting

( 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 111 78 71 60 90 410
ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL COMPAGNIE GENERALE D'OPTIQUE 12 21 27 22 39 121
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA 5 13 17 33 50 118
NIDEK CO., LTD. 19 13 8 12 17 69
CARL ZEISS MEDITEC AG 15 8 10 12 11 56
JOHNSON & JOHNSON VISION CARE, INC. 9 7 8 8 20 52
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOPCON 18 5 5 3 5 36
AMO MANUFACTURING USA, LLC 9 11 3 3 5 31
NIKE, INC. 3 7 9 6 6 31
NOVARTIS AG (FORMERLY SANDOZ LTD.) 6 4 3 8 10 31
OAKLEY, INC. 4 8 5 7 5 29
ABBOTT MEDICAL OPTICS INC. 2 5 7 6 4 24
PIXELOPTICS INC. 2 7 5 6 4 24
HOYA CORPORATION 2 4 7 7 3 23
BAUSCH & LOMB, INC. 7 5 5 0 5 22
CLARITY MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. 1 2 3 6 8 20
KOWA COMPANY LTD. 7 3 4 2 3 19
AMO GRONINGEN B.V. 2 3 2 7 3 17
CARL ZEISS MEDITEC, INC. 1 2 3 2 9 17
RODENSTOCK GMBH 3 1 4 3 6 17
AMO DEVELOPMENT, LLC 4 5 1 4 2 16
OPHTHONIX, INC. 5 9 1 1 0 16
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION 3 4 7 1 0 15
ALCON RESEARCH, LTD. 0 0 2 9 3 14
AMO WAVEFRONT SCIENCES, LLC 0 7 2 2 3 14
COOPERVISION INTERNATIONAL HOLDING COMPANY, LP 1 1 1 0 11 14
CARL ZEISS VISION GMBH 2 4 1 2 2 11
CRT TECHNOLOGY, INC. 1 3 4 0 3 11
GOOGLE, INC. 0 0 2 1 8 11
PANASONIC CORPORATION 1 0 2 5 3 11
TEARSCIENCE, INC. 1 1 3 3 3 11
BIOPTIGEN, INC. 0 0 1 3 6 10
E-VISION LLC 3 4 1 0 2 10
ADLENS BEACON, INC. 0 0 2 5 2 9
HOYA LENS MANUFACTURING PHILIPPINES INC. 0 0 0 2 7 9
PHYSICAL SCIENCES INC. 2 3 1 1 2 9
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY 2 1 1 3 1 8
IPVENTURE, INC. 3 1 2 2 0 8
NEUROPTICS, INC. 2 2 1 2 1 8
OCULUS-OPTIKGERATE G.M.B.H. 1 0 1 4 2 8
WAVETEC VISION SYSTEMS, INC. 0 1 2 2 3 8
CARL ZEISS VISION AUSTRALIA HOLDINGS LTD 0 4 2 1 0 7
HEIDELBERG ENGINEERING GMBH 2 3 1 1 0 7
HIGH RAINBOW ENT. CO., LTD. 3 0 2 1 1 7
LEICA MICROSYSTEMS (SCHWEIZ) AG 0 2 1 3 1 7
MEI 3D, LLC 0 2 3 2 0 7
MENICON CO., LTD. 1 2 1 0 3 7
NEURO KINETICS, INC. 4 1 1 0 1 7
YAMAMOTO KOGAKU CO., LTD. 0 3 2 1 1 7
NOVAVISION, INC. 4 1 0 0 1 6
OLYMPUS CORPORATION 0 1 3 0 2 6
QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF KINGSTON 1 1 3 0 1 6
SCIENTIFIC OPTICS, INC. 1 3 2 0 0 6
SIS AG SURGICAL INSTRUMENT SYSTEMS 0 2 1 2 1 6
UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER 1 0 1 3 1 6
WELCH ALLYN INC. 2 1 1 1 1 6
ALCON REFRACTIVEHORIZONS, INC. 3 2 0 0 0 5
BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA 1 2 1 1 0 5
CARL ZEISS SURGICAL GMBH 4 1 0 0 0 5
DIGITAL VISION, INC. 1 2 0 0 2 5
HIGH PERFORMANCE OPTICS, INC. 0 0 1 3 1 5
HON HAI PRECISION IND. CO., LTD. 0 0 1 3 1 5
M.S. TECHNOLOGIES, LLC 0 1 1 3 0 5
METAIO GMBH 1 2 1 1 0 5
OPTOVUE, INC. 1 0 1 0 3 5
SONY CORPORATION 0 0 1 3 1 5
TOBII TECHNOLOGY AB 0 2 1 2 0 5
TOKAI OPTICAL CO., LTD. 0 2 1 0 2 5
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 0 3 1 1 0 5
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON 1 1 1 2 0 5
VICOH, LLC 0 0 0 3 2 5
VISION CRC LIMITED 1 0 1 1 2 5
WAVELIGHT GMBH 0 0 2 2 1 5



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