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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 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 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 88 111 78 71 60 408
ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL COMPAGNIE GENERALE D'OPTIQUE 10 12 21 27 22 92
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA 6 5 13 17 33 74
NIDEK CO., LTD. 15 19 13 8 12 67
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOPCON 25 18 5 5 3 56
CARL ZEISS MEDITEC AG 4 15 8 10 12 49
JOHNSON & JOHNSON VISION CARE, INC. 6 9 7 8 8 38
AMO MANUFACTURING USA, LLC 8 9 11 3 3 34
NIKE, INC. 3 3 7 9 6 28
NOVARTIS AG (FORMERLY SANDOZ LTD.) 6 6 4 3 8 27
OAKLEY, INC. 2 4 8 5 7 26
PIXELOPTICS INC. 4 2 7 5 6 24
HOYA CORPORATION 2 2 4 7 7 22
OPHTHONIX, INC. 5 5 9 1 1 21
ABBOTT MEDICAL OPTICS INC. 0 2 5 7 6 20
BAUSCH & LOMB, INC. 3 7 5 5 0 20
KOWA COMPANY LTD. 4 7 3 4 2 20
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION 2 3 4 7 1 17
AMO DEVELOPMENT, LLC 1 4 5 1 4 15
AMO GRONINGEN B.V. 1 2 3 2 7 15
CLARITY MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. 2 1 2 3 6 14
IPVENTURE, INC. 6 3 1 2 2 14
RODENSTOCK GMBH 3 3 1 4 3 14
E-VISION LLC 5 3 4 1 0 13
AMO WAVEFRONT SCIENCES, LLC 1 0 7 2 2 12
ALCON RESEARCH, LTD. 0 0 0 2 9 11
CARL ZEISS VISION GMBH 2 2 4 1 2 11
CARL ZEISS MEDITEC, INC. 1 1 2 3 2 9
CRT TECHNOLOGY, INC. 1 1 3 4 0 9
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY 1 2 1 1 3 8
BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA 3 1 2 1 1 8
HEIDELBERG ENGINEERING GMBH 1 2 3 1 1 8
HIGH RAINBOW ENT. CO., LTD. 2 3 0 2 1 8
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. 4 3 0 0 1 8
NEUROPTICS, INC. 1 2 2 1 2 8
PANASONIC CORPORATION 0 1 0 2 5 8
TEARSCIENCE, INC. 0 1 1 3 3 8
YAMAMOTO KOGAKU CO., LTD. 2 0 3 2 1 8
ADLENS BEACON, INC. 0 0 0 2 5 7
CARL ZEISS VISION AUSTRALIA HOLDINGS LTD 0 0 4 2 1 7
COOPERVISION INTERNATIONAL HOLDING COMPANY, LP 4 1 1 1 0 7
MEI 3D, LLC 0 0 2 3 2 7
NEURO KINETICS, INC. 1 4 1 1 0 7
OCULUS-OPTIKGERATE G.M.B.H. 1 1 0 1 4 7
PHYSICAL SCIENCES INC. 0 2 3 1 1 7
WELCH ALLYN INC. 2 2 1 1 1 7
ALCON, INC. 2 2 2 0 0 6
HIGH PERFORMANCE OPTICS, INC. 2 0 0 1 3 6
LEICA MICROSYSTEMS (SCHWEIZ) AG 0 0 2 1 3 6
NOVAVISION, INC. 1 4 1 0 0 6
SCIENTIFIC OPTICS, INC. 0 1 3 2 0 6
SIS AG SURGICAL INSTRUMENT SYSTEMS 1 0 2 1 2 6
TOBII TECHNOLOGY AB 1 0 2 1 2 6
UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER 1 1 0 1 3 6
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 1 0 3 1 1 6
ALCON REFRACTIVEHORIZONS, INC. 0 3 2 0 0 5
ALL-LOGIC INT. CO., LTD. 1 0 0 2 2 5
CARL ZEISS SURGICAL GMBH 0 4 1 0 0 5
M.S. TECHNOLOGIES, LLC 0 0 1 1 3 5
MENICON CO., LTD. 1 1 2 1 0 5
METAIO GMBH 0 1 2 1 1 5
OLYMPUS CORPORATION 1 0 1 3 0 5
QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF KINGSTON 0 1 1 3 0 5
SAFILO SOCIETA' AZIONARIA FABBRICA ITALIANA LAVORAZIONE OCCHIALI S.P.A. 3 1 1 0 0 5
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON 0 1 1 1 2 5
WAVETEC VISION SYSTEMS, INC. 0 0 1 2 2 5



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