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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 439, Electrical Connectors

( 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
HON HAI PRECISION IND. CO., LTD. 320 413 331 240 159 1463
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 117 130 130 111 94 582
TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION 95 122 147 97 108 569
CHENG UEI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD. 47 72 76 57 38 290
SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD. 58 57 35 64 67 281
YAZAKI CORP. 67 68 42 28 44 249
MOLEX INCORPORATED 21 41 55 31 63 211
JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY LTD. 26 34 30 28 27 145
HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD. 14 22 30 26 43 135
JOHN MEZZALLINGUA ASSOCIATES, LLC 11 20 38 35 19 123
APPLE, INC. 10 19 19 24 39 111
PANDUIT CORPORATION 22 16 24 27 12 101
FCI AMERICAS TECHNOLOGY, INC. 33 25 10 17 12 97
ADC GMBH 12 23 27 23 3 88
LOTES CO., LTD. 16 14 20 19 16 85
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION 31 19 11 9 12 82
FCI 10 20 16 15 7 68
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY 9 20 19 6 13 67
AMPHENOL CORPORATION 12 19 11 12 13 67
DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 12 21 11 11 6 61
HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD. 15 11 8 12 14 60
FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED 10 14 15 13 4 56
ADVANCED-CONNECTEK INC. 18 19 11 3 3 54
PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG 5 10 12 12 15 54
COOPER TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY 11 12 19 5 6 53
TYCO ELECTRONICS JAPAN G.K. 0 8 18 14 11 51
ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC. 13 13 9 6 8 49
FUJITSU LIMITED 11 3 15 13 7 49
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 6 12 13 11 7 49
HITACHI CABLE, LTD. 4 11 7 19 7 48
HUBBELL INCORPORATED 7 9 16 8 8 48
LEVITON MANUFACTURING CO. INC. 5 9 18 8 6 46
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH 10 11 11 7 7 46
COMMSCOPE, INC. OF NORTH CAROLINA 15 7 12 4 6 44
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. 12 4 16 5 6 43
THOMAS & BETTS INTERNATIONAL, INC. 14 11 5 4 7 41
HOSIDEN CORPORATION 5 9 8 12 5 39
YAMAICHI ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 9 4 12 5 8 38
AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD. 5 7 13 9 3 37
ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC. 10 17 7 1 1 36
WEIDMULLER INTERFACE GMBH & CO. KG 11 11 4 7 3 36
ANDREW CORPORATION 3 14 5 3 10 35
JAPAN SOLDERLESS TERMINAL MFG. CO., LTD. 15 6 8 4 2 35
TYCO ELECTRONICS AMP GMBH 9 5 7 10 4 35
CORNING GILBERT INC. 6 7 9 8 4 34
ALLTOP ELECTRONICS (SU ZHOU) CO., LTD. 0 5 8 5 15 33
DELTA ELECTRONICS INC. 7 6 5 9 6 33
INTEL CORPORATION 16 8 6 1 2 33
LEAR CORPORATION 4 5 7 6 11 33
SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD. 1 14 11 6 1 33
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 10 7 8 1 7 33
PPC BROADBAND, INC. 0 0 0 0 32 32
DDK LTD. 14 7 4 1 2 28
OMRON CORPORATION 8 7 3 7 3 28
GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC 5 6 8 2 6 27
PANASONIC CORPORATION 4 5 5 8 5 27
MEDTRONIC INC. 8 6 5 4 3 26
SONY CORPORATION 7 4 5 4 5 25
SUPER TALENT ELECTRONICS, INC. 9 8 3 3 2 25
BELDEN, INC. 0 0 7 7 10 24
DENSO CORPORATION 9 6 2 3 4 24
POWERTECH INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. 6 0 8 5 5 24
CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. 7 0 6 2 8 23
ITT MANUFACTURING ENTERPRISES, INC. 5 6 3 5 4 23
ROSENBERGER HOCHFREQUENZTECHNIK GMBH & CO. KG 5 1 6 8 2 22
WAGO VERWALTUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH 0 7 2 5 8 22
BELKIN INTERNATIONAL, INC. 3 5 6 4 3 21
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 4 2 5 3 7 21
IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC 4 6 4 3 4 21
WISTRON CORPORATION 4 5 0 0 12 21
SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB 7 5 6 2 0 20
TOSHIBA CORPORATION 5 7 3 5 0 20
ORTRONICS INC. 8 6 2 2 1 19
TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO K.K. 4 3 0 3 9 19
DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD. 0 0 0 6 12 18
DELL PRODUCTS, L.P. 6 6 4 1 1 18
FUJIKURA LTD. 2 1 6 6 3 18
RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED 2 1 5 3 7 18
EZCONN CORPORATION 2 4 4 5 2 17
PROCONN TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. 0 0 2 2 13 17
JST CORPORATION 3 5 6 1 1 16
TYCO ELECTRONICS AMP, K.K. 9 6 1 0 0 16
BAL SEAL ENGINEERING COMPANY, INC. 0 1 4 5 5 15
CHI MEI COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, INC. 1 7 6 0 1 15
CONCRAFT HOLDING CO., LTD. 0 2 8 2 3 15
ENPLAS CORPORATION 4 2 2 1 6 15
FCI AUTOMOTIVE HOLDING 0 0 3 11 1 15
FINISAR CORPORATION 8 6 1 0 0 15
GROUP DEKKO INC 7 4 2 2 0 15
HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY 5 4 4 2 0 15
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. 3 4 2 2 4 15
BOEING COMPANY 4 5 3 1 1 14
FORM FACTOR, INC. 5 7 2 0 0 14
KABUSHIKI KAISHA NIHON MICRONICS 2 6 3 0 3 14
RADIALL 4 1 4 2 3 14
WELL SHIN TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. 3 3 4 3 1 14
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION 2 7 3 0 2 14
AVX CORPORATION 0 4 4 3 2 13
FU TAI HUA INDUSTRY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD. 0 0 4 4 5 13
HARTING ELECTRONICS GMBH & CO. KG 4 4 2 3 0 13
HUIZHOU LIGHT ENGINE LTD. 0 0 0 2 11 13
K.S. TERMINALS INC. 1 3 7 1 1 13
MITSUMI ELECTRIC CO., LTD. 1 1 6 3 2 13
RAYTHEON COMPANY 0 3 5 3 2 13
TOYOTA JIDOSHA K.K. 1 6 3 2 1 13
EATON CORPORATION 5 3 1 1 2 12
ERNI ELECTRONICS GMBH & CO. KG 7 3 1 1 0 12
MC TECHNOLOGY GMBH 2 7 2 0 1 12
NHK SPRING CO., LTD. 0 5 4 3 0 12
PANASONIC ELECTRIC WORKS CO., LTD. 4 5 2 1 0 12
SMK CORPORATION 3 3 5 0 1 12
SOUTHWIRE COMPANY 1 2 4 3 2 12
YAZAKI NORTH AMERICA, INC. 6 0 0 1 5 12
ALPS ELECTRIC CO., LTD. 5 5 1 0 0 11
BRIDGEPORT FITTINGS, INC. 1 0 5 3 2 11
CENTIPEDE SYSTEMS, INC. 3 3 4 0 1 11
GOOGLE, INC. 1 0 1 2 7 11
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. 4 3 0 3 1 11
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. 4 2 1 4 0 11
PASS + SEYMOUR, INC. 2 6 1 1 1 11
SANDISK CORPORATION 2 7 2 0 0 11
SIEMON COMPANY 2 5 1 3 0 11
TYCO ELECTRONICS AMP KOREA LTD. 4 2 2 1 2 11
U.D. ELECTRONIC CORP. 2 2 2 1 4 11
ABBOTT DIABETES CARE INC. 0 0 9 1 0 10
AMPHENOL-TUCHEL ELECTRONICS GMBH 1 0 6 1 2 10
FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C. 3 2 2 0 3 10
FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD. 4 0 2 1 3 10
GIGA-BYTE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. 1 1 3 3 2 10
I-PEX CO., LTD. 1 4 3 2 0 10
INVENTEC CORPORATION 3 1 1 1 4 10
LEGRAND FRANCE 1 3 5 1 0 10
LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION 2 1 4 3 0 10
MITSUBISHI DENKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA 1 4 2 1 2 10
MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD. 2 2 5 1 0 10
PHOENIX CONTACT DEVELOPMENT & MANUFACTURING, INC. 2 1 1 2 4 10
SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION 1 5 1 1 2 10
SOURIAU 2 2 2 2 2 10
YOKOWO CO., LTD. 4 2 3 1 0 10
BELDEN CDT (CANADA) INC. 2 3 3 1 0 9
CHANT SINCERE CO., LTD. 1 1 2 1 4 9
HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION 1 3 1 3 1 9
HARTING ELECTRIC GMBH & CO. KG 0 2 4 3 0 9
HITACHI, LTD 5 2 1 1 0 9
HONDA GIKEN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.) 2 1 2 3 1 9
HUAWEI DEVICE CO., LTD. 0 1 2 3 3 9
JOHN FLUKE MFG. CO., INC. 1 5 3 0 0 9
LG CHEMICAL LTD. 4 3 0 1 1 9
NEXANS 0 1 2 3 3 9
P-TWO INDUSTRIES INC. 5 3 0 1 0 9
PULSE ELECTRONICS, INC. 0 0 0 4 5 9
ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 1 1 1 3 3 9
SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD. 5 0 0 3 1 9
SANDISK IL LTD. 3 2 1 1 2 9
SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY, LLC 3 3 2 0 1 9
TAI-SOL ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 4 2 1 0 2 9
AU OPTRONICS CORP. 2 1 2 3 0 8
BURNDY TECHNOLOGY LLC 0 8 0 0 0 8
HTC CORPORATION 1 3 3 0 1 8
INTERCONNECT PORTFOLIO, LLC 0 3 2 3 0 8
KINGSTON TECHNOLOGY COMPANY 0 3 3 0 2 8
LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD 3 1 2 1 1 8
MICROSOFT CORPORATION 0 5 3 0 0 8
NOKIA CORPORATION 2 2 1 2 1 8
OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP. 0 2 3 0 3 8
TYCO ELECTRONICS (SHANGHAI) CO. LTD. 0 0 1 2 5 8
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, NAVY 1 3 0 2 2 8
AMERICAN POWER CONVERSION CORPORATION 2 2 2 1 0 7
CONINVERS GMBH 1 4 1 1 0 7
ESCHA BAUELEMENTE GMBH 0 0 2 5 0 7
HAWORTH, INC. 1 2 2 2 0 7
HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. 1 2 1 3 0 7
HUBER & SUHNER AG 0 2 0 2 3 7
IRISO ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 1 1 0 3 2 7
KABUSHIKI KAISHA AUDIO-TECHNICA 3 0 2 0 2 7
KOSTAL KONTAKT SYSTEME GMBH 1 3 0 3 0 7
LG ELECTRONICS INC. 3 1 2 1 0 7
METHODE ELECTRONICS, INC. 1 5 1 0 0 7
MITSUBISHI CABLE INDUSTRIES, LTD. 0 0 6 1 0 7
MOSAID TECHNOLOGIES INC. 0 2 1 2 2 7
NVIDIA CORPORATION 4 0 3 0 0 7
PULSE ENGINEERING INC. 1 4 2 0 0 7
TAIWAN ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 2 2 2 0 1 7
TYCO ELECTRONICS BRASIL LTDA. 2 1 1 1 2 7
TYCO ELECTRONICS NEDERLAND B.V. 2 0 2 2 1 7
WINCHESTER ELECTRONICS CORPORATION 2 1 2 2 0 7
ABB AG 1 1 3 1 0 6
AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 1 2 3 6
CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC. 0 3 0 0 3 6
CINCH CONNECTORS, INC. 3 0 1 2 0 6
CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH 0 2 3 0 1 6
HARRIS CORP. 2 2 1 0 1 6
HIRSCHMANN AUTOMOTIVE GMBH 4 1 1 0 0 6
HONDA TSUSHIN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA 2 3 1 0 0 6
HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (WUHAN) CO., LTD. 0 0 0 0 6 6
JESS-LINK PRODUCTS CO., LTD. 4 0 1 1 0 6
JUNIPER NETWORKS, INC. 2 1 2 1 0 6
JYH ENG TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. 0 0 2 2 2 6
LAIRD TECHNOLOGIES INC. 3 0 2 1 0 6
LUMBERG CONNECT GMBH & CO. KG 1 1 4 0 0 6
MECHANICAL ANSWERS LLC 2 2 1 0 1 6
MORSETTITALIA S.P.A. 0 1 3 0 2 6
NEC CORPORATION 0 3 1 2 0 6
NELLCOR PURITAN BENNETT INCORPORATED 1 2 2 1 0 6
NEOCONIX, INC. 3 2 1 0 0 6
NILES CO., LTD. 2 3 1 0 0 6
PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER INCORPORATED 0 2 2 2 0 6
PHYSICAL OPTICS CORPORATION 1 3 0 1 1 6
RICHARDS MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. (NEW JERSEY) 2 0 2 2 0 6
SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD. 2 0 2 0 2 6
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC SA 1 1 0 1 3 6
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC USA, INC. 0 0 0 2 4 6
SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA (SHARP CORPORATION) 2 0 1 3 0 6
SIEMENS ENERGY & AUTOMATION, INC. 6 0 0 0 0 6
SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC. 0 3 1 2 0 6
SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD. 3 2 0 0 1 6
SUN LITE SOCKETS INDUSTRY, INC. 4 1 1 0 0 6
SURTEC INDUSTRIES INC. 2 3 0 1 0 6
TAIWAN SUNCAGEY INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. 0 1 4 1 0 6
TYCO ELECTRONICS AMP ESPANA, S.A. 2 2 1 0 1 6
XYZ SCIENCE CO., LTD. 1 1 0 4 0 6
A-DATA TECHNOLOGY (SUZHOU) CO, LTD. 0 1 3 1 0 5
ADVANCED FLEXIBLE CIRCUITS CO., LTD. 0 0 2 2 1 5
ALL BEST ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 2 1 0 0 2 5
ALLIED PRECISION INDUSTRIES, INC. 0 1 1 3 0 5
AMPHENOL EAST ASIA ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) LTD. 1 0 3 0 1 5
AT& T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. 1 3 0 0 1 5
AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES FIBER IP(SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD. 3 0 1 0 1 5
BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED 1 1 0 0 3 5
BJB GMBH & CO. KG 0 4 1 0 0 5
CATERPILLAR INC. 1 3 1 0 0 5
CHIEF LAND ELECTRONIC CO., LTD. 2 0 2 1 0 5
DELAWARE CAPITAL FORMATION, INC. 0 1 1 2 1 5
DERINGER-NEY, INC. 0 1 1 3 0 5
EMC CORPORATION 3 1 1 0 0 5
ENSKY TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD. 0 1 4 0 0 5
FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC 1 0 0 1 3 5
FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD. 2 1 1 1 0 5
INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, TAIWAN 3 1 0 1 0 5
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. 1 2 1 1 0 5
LG DISPLAY CO., LTD. 3 1 1 0 0 5
LIGHT SOURCES, INC. 2 1 1 1 0 5
MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC. 2 3 0 0 0 5
NGK INSULATORS LTD. 0 1 0 3 1 5
POLYMATECH CO., LTD. 2 1 0 0 2 5
PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD. 3 1 0 0 1 5
SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD. 2 1 1 1 0 5
SAMTEC, INC. 3 2 0 0 0 5
SCOSCHE INDUSTRIES, INC. 1 0 2 1 1 5
SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES CO., LTD. 0 0 2 2 1 5
SOCIETE D'EXPLOITATION DES PROCEDES MARECHAL SEPM 1 0 1 3 0 5
SPEED TECH CORP. 3 1 0 1 0 5
SPX CORPORATION 1 0 3 1 0 5
T-CONN PRECISION CORP. 2 0 1 2 0 5
TAIWAN LINE TEK ELECTRONIC CO., LTD. 2 3 0 0 0 5
THE PATENT STORE LLC 0 0 4 1 0 5
THOMSON LICENSING S.A. 1 3 0 1 0 5
TING SHEN INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. 0 2 2 1 0 5
TRONIC LIMITED 1 1 1 2 0 5
TYCO ELECTRONICS FRANCE SAS 2 1 1 0 1 5
TYCO ELECTRONICS HOLDINGS (BERMUDA) NO. 7 LIMITED 1 0 1 1 2 5
UTILX CORPORATION 2 2 1 0 0 5
VIVANT MEDICAL, INC. 0 4 1 0 0 5
YFC-BONEAGLE ELECTRIC CO., LTD. 0 1 1 1 2 5



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