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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 475, Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components

( 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
GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC 48 120 149 114 128 559
ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, AG 30 23 18 38 40 149
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 16 19 14 25 39 113
HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY 15 24 19 20 29 107
TOYOTA JIDOSHA K.K. 15 16 13 22 14 80
FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C. 5 9 8 11 24 57
AISIN AW CO., LTD. 8 5 20 12 10 55
AMERICAN AXLE & MANUFACTURING, INC. 8 13 16 5 12 54
HONDA GIKEN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.) 4 0 5 14 15 38
JATCO LTD. 3 7 8 8 9 35
JTEKT CORPORATION 3 4 7 8 9 31
NABTESCO CORPORATION 3 1 8 7 7 26
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 2 3 3 8 6 22
EATON CORPORATION 3 1 4 5 4 17
CATERPILLAR INC. 2 1 3 2 8 16
GKN DRIVELINE INTERNATIONAL GMBH 3 6 1 3 3 16
MAGNA POWERTRAIN USA, INC. 6 1 3 4 2 16
SCHAEFFLER TECHNOLOGIES AG & CO. KG 0 0 0 8 8 16
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION 1 3 3 4 5 16
CHRYSLER GROUP LLC 2 2 2 3 6 15
SHIMANO INC. 2 5 4 1 3 15
FALLBROOK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY COMPANY LLC 0 0 0 3 10 13
DEERE + COMPANY 3 1 2 2 4 12
GKN DRIVELINE TORQUE TECHNOLOGY KK 0 5 3 3 1 12
KOMATSU LTD. 2 1 3 5 1 12
BORGWARNER INC. 2 0 2 5 2 11
FALLBROOK TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 3 6 1 1 0 11
LUK LAMELLEN UND KUPPLUNGSBAU BETEILIGUNGS KG 3 6 2 0 0 11
SUMITOMO HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD. 2 2 4 1 2 11
HYDRO-GEAR LIMITED PARTNERSHIP 2 0 2 4 2 10
ARVINMERITOR TECHNOLOGY, LLC 2 0 0 4 3 9
MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION 2 2 1 4 0 9
ALLISON TRANSMISSION, INC. 0 0 3 2 3 8
AUDI AG 0 0 2 2 4 8
MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD. 1 0 1 3 3 8
TOROTRAK (DEVELOPMENT) LTD 1 0 1 2 4 8
VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS A/S 0 1 0 2 5 8
DAIMLER AG 1 2 2 0 2 7
HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION 0 1 0 3 3 7
KUBOTA CORPORATION 0 0 2 4 1 7
TIMKEN COMPANY 1 1 0 3 2 7
EPI - ENERGY, LTD. 1 2 2 1 0 6
GATES CORPORATION 0 3 0 0 3 6
GETRAG DRIVELINE SYSTEMS GMBH 2 1 2 0 1 6
HANSEN TRANSMISSIONS INTERNATIONAL NV 2 2 1 0 1 6
MAGNA POWERTRAIN AG & CO KG 0 3 2 1 0 6
NTN CORPORATION 1 0 2 1 2 6
REMY TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C. 0 1 0 0 5 6
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH 1 0 0 0 5 6
YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA, YAMAHA MOTOR CO., LTD. 0 1 0 4 1 6
AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA 2 0 0 2 1 5
FUJI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA 1 0 3 0 1 5
KEIPER GMBH & CO. 3 0 0 1 1 5
MITSUBISHI JIDOSHA KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA 1 0 0 1 3 5
NATIONAL SUN YAT-SEN UNIVERSITY 0 0 0 1 4 5
NISSAN MOTOR COMPANY, LIMITED 1 1 0 1 2 5
ORBITAL 2 LTD 1 0 1 2 1 5



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