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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 396, Photography

( 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
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA 65 71 53 84 70 343
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 33 46 46 39 59 223
SONY CORPORATION 58 44 23 16 13 154
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 22 35 30 28 18 133
PANASONIC CORPORATION 20 29 32 24 24 129
NIKON CORPORATION 35 28 16 17 21 117
FUJIFILM CORPORATION 55 17 9 4 9 94
HON HAI PRECISION IND. CO., LTD. 22 31 22 9 4 88
HOYA CORPORATION 41 27 2 7 3 80
TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED 16 10 7 13 3 49
OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. 21 9 6 7 3 46
SEIKO PRECISION INC. 9 9 4 14 3 39
RICOH COMPANY, LTD. 13 9 6 6 4 38
SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD. 12 6 1 8 0 27
CASIO COMPUTER CO. LTD. 12 5 4 3 1 25
OLYMPUS CORPORATION 13 4 5 2 1 25
APPLE, INC. 0 5 4 6 8 23
FUJINON CORPORATION (FORMERLY FUJI PHOTO OPTICAL CO. LTD.) 15 5 3 0 0 23
NIDEC COPAL CORPORATION 8 3 3 6 3 23
LAB PARTNERS ASSOCIATES, INC. 3 2 6 8 3 22
ALTEK CORPORATION 7 2 4 6 2 21
SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB 13 7 1 0 0 21
PENTAX RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. 0 0 12 2 6 20
DIGITALOPTICS CORPORATION MEMS 0 0 5 10 4 19
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY 12 2 4 1 0 19
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION 11 3 2 0 1 17
NOKIA CORPORATION 7 3 0 2 2 14
CHAPMAN/LEONARD STUDIO EQUIPMENT, INC. 1 1 3 3 4 12
FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC 3 3 2 1 2 11
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. 3 2 1 3 2 11
MICROSCAN SYSTEMS INCORPORATED 3 4 2 1 1 11
RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED 3 2 4 2 0 11
SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD. 2 2 5 2 0 11
SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD. 2 7 1 0 1 11
SIIMPEL CORPORATION 11 0 0 0 0 11
TOSHIBA CORPORATION 5 0 2 1 3 11
VA. INC. 1 1 5 1 3 11
ABILITY ENTERPRISE CO., LTD. 0 1 4 3 2 10
ASIA OPTICAL CO., INC. 5 4 0 0 1 10
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. 5 1 2 1 1 10
KONICA MINOLTA OPTO, INC 3 4 2 1 0 10
LG INNOTEK CO., LTD 2 2 1 1 4 10
NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION 0 2 2 3 3 10
ADOBE SYSTEMS, INC. 0 3 5 1 0 9
MICROSOFT CORPORATION 6 2 0 0 1 9
SOKUDO CO., LTD. 6 0 0 1 2 9
ELMO COMPANY LIMITED 2 3 1 1 1 8
FUJITSU LIMITED 5 3 0 0 0 8
TESSERA MEMS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 5 3 0 0 0 8
DIGITAL OPTICS CORPORATION 0 0 1 3 3 7
LG ELECTRONICS INC. 3 2 0 1 1 7
NAUTICAM INTERNATIONAL LIMITED 0 2 3 0 2 7
RAYTHEON COMPANY 1 1 2 2 1 7
TAMRON CO., LTD. 2 3 1 0 1 7
CUTTING EDGE VISION LLC 0 0 0 0 6 6
DIGITAL IMAGING SYSTEMS GMBH 2 2 2 0 0 6
HITACHI, LTD 2 2 0 1 1 6
LEICA CAMERA AG 2 0 0 2 2 6
SAMSUNG TECHWIN CO., LTD. 0 4 0 2 0 6
SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA (SHARP CORPORATION) 4 0 1 1 0 6
THE TIFFEN COMPANY LLC 1 2 1 1 1 6
BRANDEBURY TOOL COMPANY, INC. 1 2 1 1 0 5
FU ZHUN PRECISION INDUSTRY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD. 5 0 0 0 0 5
GOOGLE, INC. 0 0 0 4 1 5
HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD. 1 1 1 2 0 5
HONG KONG APPLIED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE CO. LTD. 1 0 1 1 2 5
KYOCERA CORPORATION 3 2 0 0 0 5
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC RESEARCH LABORATORIES, INC. 3 1 1 0 0 5
NVIDIA CORPORATION 0 0 2 1 2 5
PREMIER IMAGE TECHNOLOGY(CHINA) LTD. 4 0 0 1 0 5
PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD. 0 5 0 0 0 5
QUALCOMM, INC. 2 0 1 1 1 5
ROHM CO., LTD. 1 1 0 2 1 5
TDK TAIWAN CORP. 0 2 2 1 0 5



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