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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 356, Optics: Measuring and Testing

( 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 64 70 60 58 78 330
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA 36 36 39 32 51 194
HITACHI HIGH-TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION 20 38 37 42 35 172
KLA-TENCOR CORPORATION 29 36 23 13 24 125
ASML NETHERLANDS B.V. 32 25 21 19 21 118
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. 27 19 22 16 13 97
FUJIFILM CORPORATION 20 22 21 12 8 83
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. 15 6 11 19 23 74
BOEING COMPANY 16 14 11 14 13 68
NIKON CORPORATION 9 10 16 10 22 67
KLA-TENCOR TECHNOLOGIES CORP. 29 22 8 2 5 66
MITUTOYO CORPORATION 14 6 14 10 20 64
TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED 29 11 11 6 2 59
ZYGO CORPORATION 22 10 17 6 2 57
CHEMIMAGE CORPORATION 20 15 8 5 8 56
J. A. WOOLLAM CO. INC. 16 11 7 9 13 56
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOPCON 19 9 11 8 7 54
LEICA GEOSYSTEMS AG 8 13 9 12 6 48
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 10 13 4 13 8 48
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. 8 5 15 9 10 47
TOSHIBA CORPORATION 11 12 11 7 6 47
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 13 4 9 6 13 45
LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION 12 16 10 2 5 45
INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, TAIWAN 10 11 11 9 3 44
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION 15 12 5 3 9 44
OLYMPUS CORPORATION 12 8 5 10 8 43
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH 11 9 11 7 5 43
CORNING INCORPORATED 5 8 10 10 9 42
GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION 5 9 16 5 5 40
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, NAVY 6 8 7 6 13 40
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 5 10 7 8 9 39
RAYTHEON COMPANY 1 7 6 13 12 39
HITACHI, LTD 7 7 10 7 6 37
HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS KABUSHIKI KAISHA 3 1 14 7 11 36
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION 5 5 4 2 20 36
HON HAI PRECISION IND. CO., LTD. 8 11 5 3 7 34
APPLIED MATERIALS, INC. 3 11 9 7 2 32
HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. 2 4 7 7 12 32
KONICA MINOLTA SENSING, INC. 5 16 4 4 3 32
PANASONIC CORPORATION 2 6 6 10 7 31
THALES 8 3 3 4 13 31
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 3 6 9 7 5 30
FARO TECHNOLOGIES INC. 3 3 5 2 16 29
SHIMADZU CORPORATION 7 5 3 10 4 29
XEROX CORPORATION 5 9 10 2 3 29
SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION 7 8 5 2 6 28
SONY CORPORATION 1 2 10 7 7 27
VISTEC SEMICONDUCTOR SYSTEMS GMBH 8 4 10 4 1 27
YOKOGAWA ELECTRIC CORP. 6 5 5 6 4 26
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 4 3 3 7 8 25
SICK AG 5 4 4 4 7 24
STANFORD UNIVERSITY 4 2 6 7 5 24
BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED 4 9 3 0 7 23
ITT MANUFACTURING ENTERPRISES, INC. 10 9 3 0 0 22
JOHANNES HEIDENHAIN GMBH 3 5 5 2 7 22
LEICA MICROSYSTEMS CMS GMBH 7 8 3 2 2 22
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, THE REGENTS OF 3 6 4 5 4 22
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 2 4 5 6 5 22
AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 7 9 3 2 0 21
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V. 5 3 3 6 4 21
NANOMETRICS INC. 6 5 2 3 5 21
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ARMY 6 3 4 6 2 21
CARL ZEISS SMT GMBH 0 0 3 9 8 20
FUJITSU LIMITED 8 3 4 3 2 20
NOVA MEASURING INSTRUMENTS, LTD. 5 4 5 1 5 20
RICOH COMPANY, LTD. 1 3 1 3 12 20
APPLIED MATERIALS ISRAEL LTD. 7 4 4 2 2 19
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE 3 7 8 1 0 19
OMRON CORPORATION 3 6 3 6 1 19
PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER INCORPORATED 5 7 4 1 2 19
APPLIED BIOSYSTEMS, LLC. 4 5 1 3 5 18
HORIBA LTD. 2 3 4 4 5 18
X-RITE, INCORPORATED 7 3 3 3 2 18
DUKE UNIVERSITY 6 3 4 1 3 17
GII ACQUISITION, LLC 2 7 4 1 3 17
ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS, INC. 3 4 4 2 4 17
SYSMEX CORPORATION 2 5 7 3 0 17
CARL ZEISS SMT AG 4 11 1 0 0 16
TRIMBLE NAVIGATION, LTD. 1 4 2 3 6 16
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY 1 2 5 2 5 15
BAE SYSTEMS INFORMATION AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS INTEGRATION, INC. 0 2 5 4 4 15
CARL ZEISS MICROIMAGING GMBH 2 6 1 6 0 15
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 1 4 4 4 2 15
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS 2 3 2 1 7 15
ABBOTT POINT OF CARE INC. 0 0 7 5 2 14
ASIA OPTICAL CO., INC. 2 5 3 3 1 14
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE - CNRS 2 5 1 4 2 14
INTEL CORPORATION 4 5 3 1 1 14
SANDIA CORPORATION 3 4 3 1 3 14
ASML HOLDING N.V. 5 3 3 1 1 13
AXSUN TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 1 3 3 3 3 13
BECKMAN COULTER, INC. 3 1 4 5 0 13
BIOPTIGEN, INC. 3 4 3 3 0 13
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY 3 1 1 4 4 13
UT-BATTELLE, LLC 0 1 6 5 1 13
X-RITE EUROPE GMBH 4 4 1 3 1 13
BYK-GARDNER GMBH 5 3 2 1 1 12
DENSO CORPORATION 3 4 1 3 1 12
MICROSOFT CORPORATION 0 0 3 5 4 12
RENISHAW PLC 1 2 2 3 4 12
SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA (SHARP CORPORATION) 2 3 4 2 1 12
SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD. 1 2 3 4 2 12
TOYOTA JIDOSHA K.K. 0 1 6 3 2 12
APPLIED MATERIALS SOUTH EAST ASIA PTE, LTD. 0 7 3 1 0 11
BAYER HEALTHCARE, LLC 1 3 4 2 1 11
CADENT LTD. 3 2 2 2 2 11
CARL ZEISS MEDITEC, INC. 3 2 2 2 2 11
ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL COMPAGNIE GENERALE D'OPTIQUE 3 4 2 1 1 11
FUJI XEROX CO., LTD. 5 2 2 0 2 11
HUNTER ENGINEERING COMPANY 4 2 1 2 2 11
LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC 1 4 3 3 0 11
LG DISPLAY CO., LTD. 4 4 0 3 0 11
MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD. 1 2 2 2 4 11
NEC CORPORATION 0 4 3 1 3 11
OTSUKA ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 1 3 0 3 4 11
SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD. 2 1 2 2 4 11
TRIMBLE JENA GMBH 1 3 3 1 3 11
ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE 0 5 1 2 2 10
EXELIS INC. 0 0 0 5 5 10
FUJINON CORPORATION (FORMERLY FUJI PHOTO OPTICAL CO. LTD.) 3 2 5 0 0 10
GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH CORP. 2 4 0 3 1 10
JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY 3 3 0 3 1 10
KOREA RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND SCIENCE 0 2 3 4 1 10
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V 1 4 2 2 1 10
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD. 2 3 0 3 2 10
TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY 0 2 4 2 2 10
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA 2 3 2 1 2 10
VITA ZAHNFABRIK H. RAUTER GMBH & CO. KG 3 1 3 2 1 10
AT& T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. 0 1 1 1 6 9
AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES ECBU IP (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD. 4 5 0 0 0 9
HACH COMPANY 5 0 0 1 3 9
LUNA INNOVATIONS, INC. 4 0 2 0 3 9
NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY 0 2 2 1 4 9
OPTO TRACE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 1 1 5 1 1 9
PACIFIC BIOSCIENCES OF CALIFORNIA, INC. 2 2 2 2 1 9
PARTICLE MEASURING SYSTEMS, INC. 1 2 3 2 1 9
QINETIQ LIMITED 2 3 1 1 2 9
QUALCOMM MEMS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 1 4 4 0 0 9
RUDOLPH TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 3 2 1 2 1 9
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA 3 2 2 2 0 9
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON 2 2 1 2 2 9
AT& T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P. 0 3 4 1 0 8
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE 3 0 1 0 4 8
CARL ZEISS MEDITEC AG 1 2 2 1 2 8
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES 0 0 0 1 7 8
FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD. 0 1 3 2 2 8
HARVARD COLLEGE, PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS 1 1 3 1 2 8
HONDA GIKEN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.) 2 1 2 1 2 8
HOYA CORPORATION 4 1 1 1 1 8
KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.) 1 3 1 2 1 8
LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION 3 0 3 1 1 8
LI-COR, INC. 0 0 2 4 2 8
LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC 1 3 1 1 2 8
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 1 4 1 1 1 8
NIDEK CO., LTD. 3 3 2 0 0 8
ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 4 2 1 0 1 8
THE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL 1 1 2 4 0 8
WILLIAM MARSH RICE UNIVERSITY 0 0 2 5 1 8
YAMATAKE CORPORATION 1 2 5 0 0 8
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 1 1 1 3 1 7
AGENCY FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH 1 1 2 2 1 7
ATTOFEMTO, INC. 0 3 1 1 2 7
C8 MEDISENSORS INC. 0 1 3 0 3 7
CAMTEK LTD. 0 0 0 3 4 7
DAINIPPON SCREEN MFG. CO., LTD. 3 1 3 0 0 7
EMHART GLASS S.A. 0 2 3 2 0 7
HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD. 0 4 1 1 1 7
HORIBA JOBIN YVON SAS 1 1 0 3 2 7
JASCO CORPORATION 2 1 2 1 1 7
KEYENCE CORPORATION 3 2 0 2 0 7
KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 3 0 1 2 1 7
MACRONIX INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD. 2 1 2 1 1 7
MORI SEIKI CO., LTD. 0 3 2 0 2 7
N & K TECHNOLOGY, INC. 3 2 1 1 0 7
NATIONAL FORMOSA UNIVERSITY 1 2 0 2 2 7
PERCEPTRON, INC. 0 0 3 2 2 7
PLEXERA, LLC 0 0 2 4 1 7
QUALITY VISION INTERNATIONAL, INC. 0 4 0 2 1 7
RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORP. 0 0 3 2 2 7
SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD. 1 0 3 3 0 7
SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY, LLC 1 3 2 1 0 7
SPECTRASENSOR, INC,. 2 1 1 1 2 7
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS, INCORPORATED 4 1 0 2 0 7
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC. 1 2 3 1 0 7
VEECO INSTRUMENTS INC. 3 1 2 0 1 7
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING, INC. 0 1 0 3 3 7
WATERS TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION 0 3 1 3 0 7
ACCURI CYTOMETERS, INC. 0 1 3 1 1 6
AGFA HEALTHCARE, N.V. 0 0 0 3 3 6
AHURA SCIENTIFIC INC. 0 2 2 2 0 6
BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATION, PLC 0 3 3 0 0 6
BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA 3 1 2 0 0 6
CARL MAHR HOLDING GMBH 4 1 1 0 0 6
CHEMOMETEC AS 0 0 1 3 2 6
DCG SYSTEMS, INC. 3 2 1 0 0 6
E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY 3 2 1 0 0 6
EXFO INC. 0 2 1 0 3 6
HRL LABORATORIES, LLC 0 1 3 1 1 6
IEE INTERNATIONAL ELECTRONICS & ENGINEERING S.A. 1 1 3 0 1 6
ILLUMINA, INC. 0 2 1 0 3 6
INDIANA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION 0 2 2 1 1 6
INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG 1 3 1 0 1 6
KOH YOUNG TECHNOLOGY INC 1 1 2 2 0 6
LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION 0 1 0 3 2 6
MALVERN INSTRUMENTS LIMITED 0 0 2 1 3 6
MICHIGAN AEROSPACE CORPORATION 5 0 0 0 1 6
MITSUBISHI DENKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA 1 3 0 0 2 6
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA 2 1 1 1 1 6
NATIONAL TAIPEI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY 0 3 0 1 2 6
NIPPON TELEGRAPH & TELEPHONE CORP. 0 2 0 2 2 6
NITTO DENKO CORPORATION 0 1 2 1 2 6
NORTHROP GRUMMAN GUIDANCE AND ELECTRONICS COMPANY, INC. 1 2 1 2 0 6
NOVARTIS AG (FORMERLY SANDOZ LTD.) 0 3 1 1 1 6
OPTISCAN BIOMEDICAL CORPORATION 2 1 2 1 0 6
POLYTEC GMBH & CO. 0 3 0 3 0 6
RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK 1 0 3 0 2 6
ROLLS-ROYCE PLC 2 1 2 1 0 6
SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO., LTD. 1 1 2 2 0 6
SIEMENS ENERGY, INC. 1 0 1 2 2 6
SIEMENS HEALTHCARE DIAGNOSTICS INC. 2 2 0 1 1 6
SYMPHONY ACOUSTICS, INC. 5 0 0 1 0 6
THERMO ELECTRON SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION 3 1 0 1 1 6
TRIMBLE AB 1 0 1 4 0 6
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 0 1 2 1 2 6
UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER 2 0 2 0 2 6
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY 1 1 1 2 1 6
WEYERHAEUSER NR COMPANY 2 2 0 0 2 6
WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION 2 2 0 2 0 6
4D TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION 1 2 0 0 2 5
ADVANTEST CORP. 1 2 1 1 0 5
AMO WAVEFRONT SCIENCES, LLC 4 0 1 0 0 5
APPLE, INC. 1 0 2 0 2 5
ARKRAY, INC. 1 0 1 2 1 5
BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY 0 2 0 2 1 5
BIO-RAD LABORATORIES, INC. 1 0 1 1 2 5
BOSSA NOVA TECHNOLOGIES, LLC 0 0 4 1 0 5
CARESTREAM HEALTH, INC. 1 0 1 1 2 5
CEDES AG 0 3 0 1 1 5
CELIGHT, INC. 1 0 3 1 0 5
CHERVON LIMITED 2 1 0 1 1 5
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY 0 2 1 0 2 5
CUMMINS-ALLISON CORPORATION 1 0 0 3 1 5
DEKA PRODUCTS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP 1 2 0 0 2 5
DIMENSIONAL PHOTONICS INTERNATIONAL, INC. 2 1 0 0 2 5
DISCO CORPORATION 3 1 1 0 0 5
GE HOMELAND PROTECTION, INC. 5 0 0 0 0 5
GIESECKE & DEVRIENT GMBH 1 1 1 1 1 5
HESTZIG LLC 0 2 1 0 2 5
HILTI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 1 1 2 0 1 5
HISTORX, INC. 0 0 2 2 1 5
IMALUX CORPORATION 2 2 0 1 0 5
INSTITUT NATIONAL D'OPTIQUE 2 1 1 1 0 5
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELEKTRONICA CENTRUM (IMEC VZW) 0 1 1 1 2 5
JMAR LLC 1 1 1 2 0 5
JORDAN VALLEY SEMICONDUCTORS LTD. 0 0 4 0 1 5
KRONES AG 0 1 3 1 0 5
KWANGJU INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 0 1 2 1 1 5
LIFESCAN SCOTLAND LIMITED 5 0 0 0 0 5
LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER 1 0 2 2 0 5
LUMENCOR, INC. 0 0 1 2 2 5
MKS INSTRUMENTS, INC. 2 0 1 1 1 5
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY 0 1 1 1 2 5
NIKON VISION CO., LTD. 0 0 2 0 3 5
NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION 4 1 0 0 0 5
NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION 1 0 1 3 0 5
NU ECO ENGINEERING CO., LTD. 0 3 0 1 1 5
OPHIR CORPORATION 1 1 3 0 0 5
ORBOTECH LTD. 1 0 2 0 2 5
PD-LD, INC. 0 0 1 2 2 5
PEPPERL + FUCHS GMBH 0 0 2 3 0 5
PERKINELMER HEALTH SCIENCES, INC. 0 1 0 1 3 5
PICARRO, INC. 1 2 0 1 1 5
PURDUE RESEARCH FOUNDATION 1 2 1 1 0 5
ROHM CO., LTD. 0 1 2 2 0 5
ROSEMOUNT AEROSPACE, INC. 0 2 2 1 0 5
SHIBAURA MECHATRONICS KABUSHIKI KAISHA 0 1 1 2 1 5
SNAP-ON EQUIPMENT S.R.L. 0 4 0 1 0 5
SOLUM, INC. 0 0 0 2 3 5
STEINBICHLER OPTOTECHNIK GMBH 1 0 0 3 1 5
SUMCO CORPORATION 0 0 0 3 2 5
SUMCO TECHXIV CORPORATION 2 0 1 2 0 5
THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC. 0 1 0 2 2 5
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES 0 2 2 0 1 5
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN 1 1 1 1 1 5
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI 0 1 4 0 0 5
USHIO DENKI KABUSHIKI KAISYA 1 2 0 0 2 5
WYATT TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION 0 1 2 0 2 5



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