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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 422, Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing

( 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 85 86 108 96 96 471
ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS, INC. 23 27 28 34 24 136
UOP 28 29 31 11 25 124
SYSMEX CORPORATION 8 22 20 11 38 99
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 13 17 16 11 16 73
HITACHI HIGH-TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION 10 7 13 13 29 72
IBIDEN CO., LTD. 7 14 13 13 10 57
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY 12 9 11 6 12 50
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 6 9 13 10 10 48
ABBOTT DIABETES CARE INC. 6 7 15 10 7 45
BAYER HEALTHCARE, LLC 7 7 10 12 5 41
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. 9 5 9 7 10 40
BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY 8 9 4 7 7 35
NGK INSULATORS LTD. 11 5 5 9 5 35
AMERICAN STERILIZER COMPANY 6 11 3 6 8 34
CORNING INCORPORATED 3 8 12 6 5 34
PANASONIC CORPORATION 7 5 9 9 4 34
ARKRAY, INC. 8 4 9 7 5 33
BECKMAN COULTER, INC. 7 6 6 5 8 32
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 6 1 5 7 9 28
HITACHI, LTD 12 6 8 0 2 28
EXXONMOBIL CHEMICAL PATENTS INC. 11 4 3 4 5 27
INVENTION SCIENCE FUND I, LLC 2 4 6 6 9 27
INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, TAIWAN 6 7 3 4 6 26
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. 4 5 5 5 7 26
LEICA BIOSYSTEMS NUSSLOCH GMBH 2 4 6 11 2 25
TOYOTA JIDOSHA K.K. 2 3 4 6 10 25
CHEVRON U.S.A. INC. 2 3 6 5 8 24
FLUIDIGM CORPORATION 5 5 4 7 3 24
AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 1 7 5 2 8 23
BASF SE 7 6 0 3 7 23
ECOLAB USA INC. 1 6 6 5 5 23
GEN-PROBE INCORPORATED 5 7 6 2 3 23
APPLIED BIOSYSTEMS, LLC. 3 3 5 4 7 22
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA 5 6 4 4 3 22
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ARMY 4 6 5 4 3 22
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 3 5 3 8 2 21
EMITEC GESELLSCHAFT FUR EMISSIONSTECHNOLOGIE MBH 3 5 4 5 3 20
LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC 7 7 1 2 3 20
LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION 2 1 3 3 10 19
PROCTER + GAMBLE COMPANY 4 2 3 5 5 19
ETHICON, INC. 9 1 2 4 2 18
FUJIFILM CORPORATION 6 5 2 4 1 18
EPPENDORF AG 3 1 4 4 5 17
HANDYLAB, INC. 3 1 6 2 5 17
SIEMENS HEALTHCARE DIAGNOSTICS INC. 6 5 5 0 1 17
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, NAVY 2 5 1 7 1 16
UNIVERSAL BIO RESEARCH CO., LTD. 1 4 2 5 4 16
BASF CORPORATION 1 7 4 1 2 15
EMD MILLIPORE CORPORATION 0 0 5 4 6 15
INTEL CORPORATION 5 4 2 2 2 15
METHANOL CASALE, S.A. 7 3 0 3 2 15
MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION 1 3 7 3 1 15
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, THE REGENTS OF 0 2 3 8 2 15
VELOCYS, INC. 4 4 2 3 2 15
ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. 0 2 5 2 5 14
HRD CORP. 0 3 5 4 2 14
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. 0 4 2 8 0 14
MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD. 1 1 2 5 5 14
SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD. 9 2 1 1 1 14
SHIMADZU CORPORATION 0 4 4 4 2 14
UNIFRAX I LLC 1 5 2 3 3 14
CHEVRON PHILLIPS CHEMICAL COMPANY LP 3 0 4 3 3 13
EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY 3 4 1 3 2 13
GENO LLC 0 4 4 2 3 13
IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES 0 2 3 2 6 13
ORTHO CLINICAL DIAGNOSTICS, INC. 3 3 6 1 0 13
ROCHE MOLECULAR SYSTEMS, INC. 2 5 2 1 3 13
SILVERBROOK RESEARCH PTY. LTD 1 6 1 5 0 13
STERIS INC. 3 3 5 1 1 13
TOSHIBA CORPORATION 2 1 0 4 6 13
ABBOTT POINT OF CARE INC. 0 1 3 3 5 12
CALIPER LIFE SCIENCES, INC. 4 2 2 3 1 12
E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY 5 3 3 1 0 12
GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC 5 1 1 2 3 12
KRONES AG 0 0 1 3 8 12
ROHM CO., LTD. 0 2 1 7 2 12
S. C. JOHNSON + SON, INC. 6 1 3 1 1 12
SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA (SHARP CORPORATION) 3 3 1 1 4 12
SHELL OIL COMPANY 1 3 3 2 3 12
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 3 1 2 3 3 12
TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (TERUMO CORPORATION) 1 2 1 4 4 12
WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION 6 1 1 2 2 12
ADVANCED LIQUID LOGIC, INC. 1 3 2 3 2 11
APPLIED MATERIALS, INC. 5 1 1 2 2 11
BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. 4 2 0 5 0 11
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE 0 5 4 2 0 11
DAKO/AS 2 3 3 1 2 11
ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE 2 1 2 4 2 11
FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C. 3 3 4 1 0 11
HONDA GIKEN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.) 1 4 1 2 3 11
LG CHEM, LTD. 4 4 1 0 2 11
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 1 3 1 3 3 11
MILLIPORE CORPORATION 4 6 1 0 0 11
SANDIA CORPORATION 2 1 3 3 2 11
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS 2 1 2 3 3 11
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE 3 4 3 0 0 10
BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM MICROPARTS GMBH 4 1 1 1 3 10
CASIO COMPUTER CO. LTD. 5 3 1 0 1 10
CEPHEID 0 2 2 2 4 10
CYTYC CORPORATION 4 3 2 1 0 10
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. 2 4 1 0 3 10
HITACHI PLANT TECHNOLOGIES,LTD. 5 1 2 2 0 10
ILLUMINA, INC. 0 3 3 2 2 10
INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH, CHINESE ATOMIC ENERGY COUNCIL, TAIWAN 0 1 4 3 2 10
KELLOGG BROWN & ROOT LLC 3 1 3 2 1 10
MEDTRONIC INC. 4 0 2 1 3 10
PANASONIC HEALTHCARE CO., LTD. 0 0 0 1 9 10
RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK 1 2 3 4 0 10
COMPACTGTL PLC 3 2 1 2 1 9
DREXEL UNIVERSITY 0 1 4 3 1 9
ERRCIVE, INC. 0 1 4 1 3 9
GRUPO PETROTEMEX, S.A. DE C.V. 0 2 3 2 2 9
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION 3 1 2 0 3 9
LUMMUS TECHNOLOGY INC. 0 3 2 2 2 9
PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER INCORPORATED 4 2 1 1 1 9
TOYO SEIKAN KAISHA LIMITED 0 1 5 2 1 9
ALERE SWITZERLAND GMBH 1 1 1 2 3 8
AMERICAN COVERS, INC. 3 0 1 2 2 8
BIO-RAD LABORATORIES, INC. 1 2 0 2 3 8
BIOPATH AUTOMATION LLC. 2 1 1 1 3 8
CUMMINS FILTRATION IP, INC. 2 3 2 1 0 8
FUJITSU LIMITED 1 3 3 1 0 8
GE HEALTHCARE BIO-SCIENCES AB 2 1 0 3 2 8
GYROS AB 2 3 2 1 0 8
HON HAI PRECISION IND. CO., LTD. 2 0 2 1 3 8
HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY 0 1 3 2 2 8
INTEGRA BIOSCIENCES CORP. 0 1 2 5 0 8
JOHNSON MATTHEY PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY 1 1 0 2 4 8
NALCO COMPANY 1 0 1 2 4 8
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 1 2 0 2 3 8
NIPPON TELEGRAPH & TELEPHONE CORP. 1 2 2 1 2 8
OPKO DIAGNOSTICS, LLC 0 0 2 4 2 8
SHARPER IMAGE ACQUISITION LLC 4 4 0 0 0 8
SIEMENS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS USA, INC. 1 2 3 1 1 8
SONY CORPORATION 1 0 2 3 2 8
SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED 3 3 2 0 0 8
TECAN TRADING AG 1 2 4 1 0 8
TOTAL PETROCHEMICALS RESEARCH FELUY 1 3 3 1 0 8
XEROX CORPORATION 2 0 1 2 3 8
ACCURI CYTOMETERS, INC. 2 0 2 1 2 7
BIOKIT S.A. 1 0 2 1 3 7
CAPITALBIO CORPORATION 0 2 2 1 2 7
CARRIER CORPORATION 2 1 1 1 2 7
CATERPILLAR INC. 2 1 0 3 1 7
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE - CNRS 0 3 0 2 2 7
CITIZEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD. 2 1 2 2 0 7
DENSO CORPORATION 2 1 2 0 2 7
ECOLAB INC. 3 1 2 1 0 7
FUMAKILLA LIMITED 0 2 1 4 0 7
HARVARD COLLEGE, PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS 1 1 1 0 4 7
HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD. 0 1 0 4 2 7
KONICA MINOLTA MEDICAL & GRAPHIC, INC. 3 1 1 1 1 7
MESO SCLAE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC. 1 1 0 1 4 7
NEC CORPORATION 1 0 0 2 4 7
OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP. 1 2 2 1 1 7
PETROLEO BRASILEIRO S.A. PETROBRAS 1 2 2 2 0 7
RHEONIX, INC. 0 2 1 3 1 7
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION 0 2 2 2 1 7
TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE S.A. 1 1 1 2 2 7
WATERS TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION 1 1 2 0 3 7
YOKOGAWA ELECTRIC CORP. 5 1 1 0 0 7
AGAMATRIX, INC. 1 1 1 1 2 6
AGENCY FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH 0 0 1 3 2 6
AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC. 2 2 0 2 0 6
ALLOSOURCE, INC. 3 1 1 1 0 6
ALSTOM TECHNOLOGY LTD 0 2 2 1 1 6
ATRION MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC. 0 1 4 1 0 6
BOEING COMPANY 1 2 0 1 2 6
COVARIS, INC. 3 1 1 0 1 6
COVIDIEN LP 0 0 0 3 3 6
DIONEX CORPORATION 0 0 1 1 4 6
EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC 0 0 2 3 1 6
ENPLAS CORPORATION 5 1 0 0 0 6
EVONIK DEGUSSA GMBH 1 3 1 1 0 6
GENEASYS PTY LTD 0 0 0 6 0 6
HACH COMPANY 0 0 2 1 3 6
HALDOR TOPSOE A/S 4 0 0 2 0 6
HUSSMANN CORPORATION 0 0 3 0 3 6
IDEXX LABORATORIES, INC. 1 2 1 2 0 6
INEOS MANUFACTURING BELGIUM NV 3 0 2 1 0 6
INFOPIA CO., LTD. 0 1 3 1 1 6
INTERCAT EQUIPMENT, INC. 2 0 3 0 1 6
J. EBERSPACHER GMBH & CO. KG 2 0 2 2 0 6
JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY 3 0 0 2 1 6
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY 1 0 3 1 1 6
KHS GMBH 0 0 0 1 5 6
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. 0 0 0 0 6 6
KOREA INSTITUTE OF ENERGY RESEARCH 0 1 1 1 3 6
L'AIR LIQUIDE, SOCIETE ANONYME A DIRECTOIRE ET CONSEIL DE SURVEILLANCE POUR L'ETUDE ET L'EXPLOITATION DES PROCEDES GEORGES CLAUDE 0 1 2 2 1 6
LG ELECTRONICS INC. 0 2 1 2 1 6
MEDTRONIC MINIMED INC. 1 0 2 0 3 6
MITSUBISHI DENKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA 1 1 1 2 1 6
MITSUI CHEMICALS, INCORPORATED 2 1 3 0 0 6
PARAH, LLC 0 2 2 2 0 6
PRINCETON BIOCHEMICALS, INC. 0 2 2 0 2 6
SAKURA SEIKI CO., LTD. 2 1 2 0 1 6
THE CLOROX COMPANY 3 0 0 1 2 6
THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC. 2 1 0 0 3 6
THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC OY 1 0 2 2 1 6
UCHICAGO ARGONNE LLC 0 3 1 1 1 6
UHDE GMBH 2 1 3 0 0 6
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INCORPORATED 1 1 1 3 0 6
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA 1 1 0 4 0 6
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA 1 2 0 2 1 6
VENTANA MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. 0 1 3 1 1 6
ALCATEL LUCENT 0 2 1 2 0 5
APEX BIOTECHNOLOGY CORPORATION 0 0 0 2 3 5
BATTELLE ENERGY ALLIANCE, LLC 1 1 2 1 0 5
BIOQUELL UK LIMITED 4 0 0 0 1 5
CANON U.S. LIFE SCIENCES, INC. 0 0 1 1 3 5
CEM CORPORATION 1 0 1 1 2 5
CYBIO AG 2 1 0 1 1 5
DAKO INSTRUMEC AS 1 1 1 1 1 5
DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC 0 0 2 1 2 5
EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY 2 3 0 0 0 5
FINA TECHNOLOGY, INC. 0 2 2 0 1 5
FLUOR TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION 2 0 0 1 2 5
HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. 0 2 1 0 2 5
HINO JIDOSHA KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (HINO MOTORS, LTD.) 0 0 2 3 0 5
HOFFMANN-LA ROCHE, F., + CO. AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT, MESNE 0 2 2 1 0 5
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DU PETROLE 5 0 0 0 0 5
KOREA INSTITUTE OF MACHINERY & MATERIALS 0 0 0 3 2 5
MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION 1 1 2 0 1 5
MITSUI ENGINEERING AND SHIPBUILDING CO., LTD. 0 1 2 2 0 5
NANOENTEK, INC. 0 0 0 1 4 5
NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY 0 2 0 1 2 5
NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY 0 0 2 0 3 5
NDK, NIHON DEMPA KOGYO COMPANY, LTD. 0 1 2 2 0 5
NIKKISO CO., LTD. 0 0 3 1 1 5
NOXILIZER, INC. 0 1 0 1 3 5
OMEGA OPTICS, INC. 0 0 0 3 2 5
OUTOTEC OYJ 0 1 2 1 1 5
QIAGEN GAITHERSBURG, INC. 0 1 2 1 1 5
QIAGEN GMBH 0 0 0 2 3 5
SABAN VENTURES PTY LIMITED 0 0 0 3 2 5
SAKURA FINETEK U.S.A., INC. 3 0 0 1 1 5
SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION 1 3 0 1 0 5
STANFORD UNIVERSITY 0 1 2 1 1 5
TRISTELPLC 1 1 0 2 1 5
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 0 1 2 1 1 5
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 0 2 2 0 1 5
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION 2 3 0 0 0 5
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA 0 2 2 0 1 5
UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE RESEARCH FOUNDATION INCORPORATED 0 1 2 0 2 5
VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. 0 0 3 1 1 5



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