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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 604, Surgery (Medicators and Receptors)

( 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 192 172 238 234 226 1062
PROCTER + GAMBLE COMPANY 73 68 92 107 96 436
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. 81 62 62 56 52 313
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. 58 52 74 61 54 299
BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY 37 42 34 59 54 226
UNI-CHARM CORPORATION 42 24 41 46 30 183
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP 30 57 71 1 0 159
MEDTRONIC MINIMED INC. 27 19 29 46 37 158
MEDTRONIC INC. 23 25 37 33 33 151
BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. 14 33 30 37 34 148
KCI LICENSING, INC. 10 8 28 43 47 136
SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB 23 23 35 19 23 123
COVIDIEN LP 0 0 2 70 43 115
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC 0 24 26 29 31 110
C. R. BARD, INC. 6 21 26 25 30 108
INVENTION SCIENCE FUND I, LLC 2 7 22 27 22 80
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. 19 16 10 18 16 79
ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. 5 15 11 27 20 78
COLOPLAST A/S 13 12 9 18 25 77
NOVO NORDISK A/S 8 8 18 20 23 77
TECPHARMA LICENSING AG 25 17 8 15 12 77
ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS INTERNATIONAL AG 8 12 17 19 19 75
SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH 1 2 8 19 42 72
ASANTE SOLUTIONS, INC. 7 15 13 14 19 68
TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (TERUMO CORPORATION) 5 13 17 16 15 66
MEDICAL COMPONENTS, INC. 12 15 17 13 8 65
GAMBRO LUNDIA AB 13 7 6 18 18 62
VENETEC INTERNATIONAL, INC. 11 16 15 8 12 62
SMITHS MEDICAL ASD, INC. 12 10 12 14 12 60
ALCON RESEARCH, LTD. 5 8 10 15 20 58
CAREFUSION 303 INC. 4 12 10 9 19 54
ICU MEDICAL, INC. 22 8 6 8 9 53
MEDRAD, INC. 10 6 17 18 1 52
MEDELA HOLDING AG 7 10 12 13 8 50
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC 10 16 7 10 6 49
B. BRAUN MELSUNGEN AG 3 7 8 19 11 48
DEKA PRODUCTS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP 4 3 9 16 16 48
FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH 6 4 6 16 16 48
MCNEIL-PPC, INC. 11 6 12 13 6 48
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, ATRIAL FIBRILLATION DIVISION, INC. 4 5 8 11 20 48
DAIO PAPER CORPORATION 6 12 12 7 10 47
APPLIED MEDICAL RESOURCES CORPORATION 5 7 16 9 5 42
FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE HOLDINGS, INC. 3 10 8 8 11 40
ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS, INC. 4 2 8 5 21 40
SHL GROUP AB 1 5 6 12 15 39
MALLINCKRODT, INC. 2 2 6 15 11 36
ABBOTT DIABETES CARE INC. 5 10 2 11 6 34
ABBOTT MEDICAL OPTICS INC. 5 4 6 7 12 34
ANGIODYNAMICS, INC. 6 6 6 11 5 34
BECTON DICKINSON FRANCE S.A. 2 2 3 9 17 33
COVIDIEN AG 12 7 3 9 1 32
PAUL HARTMANN AG 1 6 8 4 13 32
BIOSENSE WEBSTER, INC. 6 7 6 9 3 31
CALIBRA MEDICAL, INC. 4 7 10 5 5 31
HOSPIRA, INC. 3 7 5 5 9 29
LTS LOHMANN THERAPIE-SYSTEME AG 1 3 10 8 7 29
ACCLARENT, INC. 8 1 6 3 10 28
SMITH & NEPHEW PLC 3 1 5 6 13 28
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. 12 4 8 2 1 27
CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC. 6 7 6 5 3 27
JMS CO., LTD. 5 1 11 6 4 27
NAVILYST MEDICAL, INC. 4 8 4 7 4 27
CONVATEC TECHNOLOGIES INC.. 2 4 7 7 6 26
ALLERGAN, INC. 3 9 1 8 4 25
LIVEDO CORPORATION 3 3 7 4 8 25
NIPRO CORPORATION 8 6 2 2 7 25
STRYKER CORPORATION 4 3 8 4 6 25
ACIST MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. 4 4 4 6 6 24
CODMAN + SHURTLEFF, INC. 7 8 5 4 0 24
PLAYTEX PRODUCTS, INC. 12 5 5 2 0 24
BIOQUIDDITY, INC. 5 4 8 4 2 23
BLUE SKY MEDICAL GROUP INCORPORATED 3 4 6 3 7 23
GI DYNAMICS, INC. 10 3 3 1 6 23
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. 3 9 5 0 6 23
HANSEN MEDICAL, INC. 3 6 4 5 4 22
OLYMPUS CORPORATION 3 7 3 6 3 22
ALCON, INC. 15 6 0 0 0 21
GLAUKOS CORPORATION 3 6 4 4 4 21
HOLLISTER INCORPORATED 3 5 3 3 7 21
INTERRAD MEDICAL, INC. 2 5 5 5 4 21
MEDIMOP MEDICAL PROJECTS LTD. 0 6 3 7 5 21
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 4 4 5 4 2 19
COOK INC. 15 3 1 0 0 19
INTELLIJECT, INC. 5 4 6 3 1 19
MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. 6 5 2 4 2 19
NXSTAGE MEDICAL, INC. 4 1 4 7 3 19
ALFRED E. MANN FOUNDATION FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH 2 3 8 4 1 18
KAO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (KAO CORPORATION) 4 6 1 6 1 18
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 3 3 5 2 5 18
MEDINGO LTD. 0 3 5 10 0 18
SPIRACUR, INC. 0 0 5 7 6 18
UNOMEDICAL A/S 1 5 8 3 1 18
ZOLL CIRCULATION, INC. 2 0 7 3 6 18
CORDIS CORPORATION 6 1 2 6 2 17
OWEN MUMFORD LIMITED 2 0 3 6 6 17
TRANSCEND MEDICAL, INC. 2 0 1 6 8 17
DCA DESIGN INTERNATIONAL LIMITED 4 6 0 4 2 16
HYPROTEK, INC. 7 3 4 2 0 16
THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION 1 3 3 6 3 16
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY 2 1 3 4 5 15
ANTARES PHARMA, INC. 2 1 2 6 4 15
CARMEL PHARMA AB 1 3 2 5 4 15
MICRUS CORPORATION 0 4 3 8 0 15
NOVARTIS AG (FORMERLY SANDOZ LTD.) 0 2 4 8 1 15
PALYON MEDICAL (BVI) LIMITED 1 3 4 3 4 15
VALERITAS, INC. 2 3 1 4 5 15
ELI LILLY AND COMPANY 5 4 1 1 3 14
FENWAL, INC. 2 1 5 3 3 14
MEDINDICA-PAK, INC. 1 1 2 4 6 14
PORTAERO, INC. 4 5 3 2 0 14
SAFETY SYRINGES, INC. 2 2 4 2 4 14
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. 1 0 2 3 8 14
TANDEM DIABETES CARE, INC. 0 0 2 3 9 14
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, THE REGENTS OF 6 0 3 4 1 14
ZOGENIX, INC. 1 2 5 2 4 14
ABBOTT LABORATORIES VASCULAR ENTERPRISES LIMITED 1 4 5 2 1 13
ALLEGIANCE CORPORATION 1 1 3 6 2 13
ALZA CORPORATION 6 1 2 2 2 13
AMS RESEARCH CORPORATION 1 0 3 3 6 13
BARD PERIPHERAL VASCULAR, INC. 0 3 2 5 3 13
CVDEVICES, LLC 0 1 5 3 4 13
EKOS CORPORATION 3 2 3 0 5 13
FRESENIUS KABI DEUTSCHLAND GMBH 3 2 5 2 1 13
INTERSECT ENT, INC. 2 7 2 0 2 13
B. BRAUN MEDICAL, INC. 3 1 3 3 2 12
BAUSCH & LOMB, INC. 1 1 5 4 1 12
E2 LLC 0 0 3 7 2 12
GREATBATCH LTD. 0 5 2 4 1 12
HAEMONETICS CORPORATION 0 0 2 3 7 12
LEXION MEDICAL, LLC 2 1 3 5 1 12
MERIDIAN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 5 2 1 2 2 12
NEMOTO KYORINDO CO., LTD. 4 3 3 1 1 12
PANASONIC CORPORATION 0 1 4 3 4 12
SILK ROAD MEDICAL, INC. 0 3 2 3 4 12
UNITRACT SYRINGE PTY LTD 0 4 2 2 4 12
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN 1 1 3 5 2 12
ADAPTA MEDICAL, INC. 0 1 4 2 4 11
CUSTOM MEDICAL APPLICATIONS, INC. 1 2 3 3 2 11
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC. 0 0 0 3 8 11
FLOWCARDIA, INC. 0 2 3 2 4 11
IVANTIS, INC. 1 0 2 4 4 11
KENSEY NASH CORPORATION 3 2 2 1 3 11
KYPHON SARL 2 4 5 0 0 11
MEDLINE INDUSTRIES, INC. 1 1 2 4 3 11
ONSET MEDICAL CORPORATION 1 2 1 3 4 11
PATTON MEDICAL DEVICES, LP 2 1 6 2 0 11
SAFESHOT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC 1 3 4 3 0 11
VALENTX, INC. 3 4 3 0 1 11
ZEVEX, INC. 2 2 0 5 2 11
ACP JAPAN CO., LTD. 0 0 0 2 8 10
ARTHREX INC. 0 1 2 2 5 10
ASTRA-TECH AKTIEBOLAG 0 1 3 2 4 10
BAYER MEDICAL CARE INC. 0 0 0 0 10 10
CARIDIANBCT, INC. 7 0 3 0 0 10
CILAG GMBH INTERNATIONAL 0 1 5 2 2 10
HISAMITSU PHARMACEUTICAL CO., INC. 0 2 2 2 4 10
MEDTRONIC XOMED, INC. 0 0 5 1 4 10
NIKKISO CO., LTD. 1 2 1 2 4 10
ACCESS SCIENTIFIC, INC. 0 1 3 1 4 9
AJINOMOTO COMPANY INCORPORATED 1 3 1 2 2 9
BARD ACCESS SYSTEMS, INC. 1 1 2 4 1 9
BRACCO DIAGNOSTICS, INC. 2 2 3 1 1 9
DSG TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LTD 1 0 3 2 3 9
EMORY UNIVERSITY 2 1 1 2 3 9
EYEGATE PHARMA S.A.S. 3 1 2 2 1 9
FIRST QUALITY RETAIL SERVICES LLC 3 5 1 0 0 9
INCUBE LABS, LLC 0 0 2 5 2 9
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. 0 0 0 2 7 9
MICROCHIPS, INC. 1 2 3 2 1 9
NEXUS MEDICAL, LLC 0 3 2 1 3 9
NYPRO, INC. 3 4 2 0 0 9
PLC MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. 5 3 0 1 0 9
REX MEDICAL, LP 2 2 1 4 0 9
RUSL, LLC 4 1 2 2 0 9
STANFORD UNIVERSITY 1 3 0 4 1 9
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ARMY 3 1 1 3 1 9
VOLCANO CORPORATION 1 3 2 2 1 9
ARTHROCARE CORPORATION 2 0 0 1 5 8
BIOMET BIOLOGICS, LLC 2 1 0 4 1 8
CATHETER CONNECTIONS, INC. 0 0 2 3 3 8
DEXCOM, INC. 0 1 0 3 4 8
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 3 1 1 2 1 8
I-FLOW CORPORATION 5 3 0 0 0 8
JOHNSON & JOHNSON VISION CARE, INC. 1 0 0 3 4 8
LUTONIX, INC. 0 0 2 6 0 8
MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH 1 1 1 3 2 8
MINIPUMPS, LLC 0 0 2 3 3 8
MOLNLYCKE HEALTH CARE AB 0 0 0 6 2 8
NORDSON CORPORATION 0 1 4 3 0 8
OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP. 0 1 2 3 2 8
PACESETTER, INC. 2 5 1 0 0 8
SEDAT 3 3 1 1 0 8
W. L. GORE & ASSSOCIATES, INC. 0 0 3 2 3 8
WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION 1 1 2 0 4 8
ANIMAS CORPORATION 1 0 1 4 1 7
APOLLO ENDOSURGERY, INC. 0 1 2 0 4 7
ARES-TRADING S.A. 1 2 3 1 0 7
ASAHI INTECC CO., LTD. 0 1 1 1 4 7
BASF SE 1 2 0 1 3 7
BOEHRINGER TECHNOLOGIES, L.P. 2 3 1 0 1 7
BRIDGEPOINT MEDICAL, INC. 0 3 2 1 1 7
CARTICEPT MEDICAL INC. 0 3 1 3 0 7
COEUR, INC. 3 2 0 2 0 7
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY 2 2 0 3 0 7
DAIKYO SEIKO, LTD. 1 3 1 0 2 7
ENCORE MEDICAL ASSET CORPORATION 0 2 1 2 2 7
FIRST QUALITY PRODUCTS, INC. 1 2 1 2 1 7
GAMBRO UF SOLUTIONS, INC. 0 0 2 4 1 7
INDUSTRIE BORLA S.P.A. 2 1 1 2 1 7
MEDPRO SAFETY PRODUCTS, INC. 0 0 3 4 0 7
NEXEON MEDSYSTEMS, INC. 2 2 1 2 0 7
OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL FACTORY, INC. 0 1 2 2 2 7
POLY MEDICURE LTD. 0 1 1 1 4 7
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION 0 1 2 3 1 7
SEQUANA MEDICAL AG 0 0 1 4 2 7
SORIN GROUP ITALIA S.R.L. 0 0 0 4 3 7
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, CARDIOLOGY DIVISION, INC. 2 3 1 1 0 7
SURGIQUEST, INCORPORATED 3 0 1 0 3 7
THE MEDICAL HOUSE LIMITED 2 0 2 0 3 7
VIDACARE CORPORATION 2 1 1 2 1 7
WEST PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES, INC. 2 1 0 1 3 7
APPLIED DIABETES RESEARCH, INC. 1 1 0 3 1 6
BIOJECT, INC. 3 1 1 1 0 6
BRAINLAB AG 1 2 2 1 0 6
CARDIAC SCIENCE CORPORATION 0 0 2 4 0 6
CARL ZEISS MEDITEC AG 0 1 2 0 3 6
CENTURION MEDICAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION 3 1 1 1 0 6
DEBIOTEC S.A. 0 1 2 1 2 6
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORP. 3 2 1 0 0 6
EVONIK STOCKHAUSEN, INC. 2 0 2 1 1 6
FISCHELL INNOVATIONS, LLC 0 0 2 4 0 6
HENRY FORD HEALTH SYSTEM 1 1 2 1 1 6
HITACHI, LTD 3 1 0 1 1 6
IRADIMED CORPORATION 1 0 2 2 1 6
JOHNSON & JOHNSON G.M.B.H. 2 0 0 2 2 6
KCI MEDICAL RESOURCES 0 2 1 2 1 6
LIEBEL-FLARSHEIM COMPANY 3 2 1 0 0 6
LIFESCAN, INC. 1 0 1 4 0 6
MEDTRONIC CRYOCATH LP 1 2 1 1 1 6
NESTEC, S.A. 0 0 1 5 0 6
NORTHGATE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 2 1 2 1 0 6
OJI NEPIA CO., LTD. 2 1 2 1 0 6
OSPREY MEDICAL INC. 1 0 2 2 1 6
PATENTED MEDICAL SOLUTIONS, LLC 1 0 0 1 4 6
PIGEON CORP. 3 0 2 1 0 6
PULMONX, INC. 1 0 2 2 1 6
SANOFI-AVENTIS 1 1 3 1 0 6
SANOVAS, INC. 0 0 1 3 2 6
SMISSON-CARTLEDGE BIOMEDICAL, LLC 2 1 2 1 0 6
STD MED, INC. 3 0 1 2 0 6
TELEDYNE INDUSTRIES, INC., TELEDYNE WATER PIK 0 0 0 2 4 6
THERMOPEUTIX INC. 2 0 2 0 2 6
TREDEGAR FILM PRODUCTS CORPORATION 1 0 1 3 1 6
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH 0 0 0 2 4 6
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA 2 0 1 2 1 6
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 0 1 2 2 1 6
VASCULAR SOLUTIONS, INC. 0 2 3 1 0 6
WEST PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES OF DELAWARE, INC. 3 1 1 0 1 6
AARDVARK MEDICAL, LLC 0 1 0 2 2 5
ABBVIE BIOTECHNOLOGY LTD. 0 0 0 0 5 5
ADVANCED POLYMERS, INCORPORATED 1 0 3 0 1 5
ALEEVA MEDICAL INC. 0 0 1 3 1 5
AQUESYS, INC. 0 0 1 1 3 5
ARROW INTERNATIONAL, INC. 1 1 1 2 0 5
ARZNEIMITTEL GMBH APOTHEKER VETTER & CO. RAVENSBURG 1 0 4 0 0 5
AVANT MEDICAL CORP. 0 2 2 1 0 5
BAXA CORPORATION 1 3 0 1 0 5
BETA-O2 TECHNOLOGIES LTD. 0 2 0 1 2 5
CANNUFLOW, INC. 0 2 0 1 2 5
CERAMATEC, INC. 0 2 1 1 1 5
CHARLES STARK DRAPER LABORATORY, INC. 1 2 0 1 1 5
CODAN US CORPORATION 0 1 2 1 1 5
CONTROL MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, LLC 1 1 1 1 1 5
CROSSJECT COMPANY 1 2 1 0 1 5
ETHICON, INC. 2 1 0 0 2 5
H & M INNOVATIONS, LLC 0 0 0 1 4 5
INCUMED LLC, A NEVADA LIMITED LIABILITY CO. 2 1 2 0 0 5
INDIAN WELLS MEDICAL, INC. 2 1 1 1 0 5
ISCIENCE INTERVENTIONAL CORPORATION 0 1 2 2 0 5
J & J SOLUTIONS, INC. 0 0 0 4 1 5
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY 0 0 2 1 2 5
JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONSUMER COMPANIES, INC. 0 1 2 0 2 5
JOHNSON & JOHNSON INDUSTRIA E. COMERCIO LTDA 0 2 2 0 1 5
KARL STORZ GMBH & CO. KG 3 1 0 0 1 5
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. 0 2 0 3 0 5
M2 GROUP HOLDINGS, INC. 4 0 1 0 0 5
MEDICAL DEVICE ENGINEERING, LLC 1 0 0 2 2 5
MEDICAL SOLUTIONS, INC. 0 1 2 0 2 5
MEDMIX SYSTEMS AG 0 2 1 1 1 5
MERCATOR MEDSYSTEMS, INC. 2 1 0 0 2 5
MIDLAND MEDICAL DEVICES HOLDINGS, LLC 2 0 0 2 1 5
OLYMPUS ENDO TECHNOLOGY AMERICA INC. 0 0 1 4 0 5
ONTEX HYGIENEARTIKEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH 0 1 0 1 3 5
OPTONOL LTD 1 2 2 0 0 5
ORAPHARMA, INC. 0 4 0 1 0 5
PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER INCORPORATED 0 0 2 2 1 5
PHARMACO KINESIS CORPORATION 2 0 2 0 1 5
PHARMEDIUM SERVICES, LLC 0 1 0 2 2 5
POLYZEN, INC. 0 1 2 1 1 5
RANI THERAPEUTICS, LLC 0 0 0 1 4 5
ROX MEDICAL, INC. 0 2 1 2 0 5
SAGE PRODUCTS INC. 1 2 1 1 0 5
SPECIALIZED HEALTH PRODUCTS, INC. 1 0 3 0 1 5
STEALTH THERAPEUTICS, INC. 1 1 1 1 1 5
STIMATIX GI LTD. 0 0 0 0 5 5
SUNLESS, INC. 0 0 0 2 3 5
TECH GROUP EUROPE LIMITED 1 0 2 0 2 5
TTI ELLEBEAU, INC. 2 1 1 1 0 5
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, THE REGENTS OF 1 1 0 2 1 5
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH RESEARCH FOUNDATION 0 0 2 2 1 5
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA ALUMNI PATENTS FOUNDATION 1 1 1 1 1 5
VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V. 0 1 1 3 0 5
ZOLL LIFEBRIDGE GMBH 0 0 0 2 3 5
ZUIKO CORPORATION 3 1 0 1 0 5



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