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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 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 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 97 192 172 238 234 933
PROCTER + GAMBLE COMPANY 23 73 68 92 107 363
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. 44 81 62 62 56 305
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. 35 58 52 74 61 280
BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY 21 37 42 34 59 193
UNI-CHARM CORPORATION 34 42 24 41 46 187
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP 7 30 57 71 1 166
MEDTRONIC MINIMED INC. 11 27 19 29 46 132
MEDTRONIC INC. 12 23 25 37 33 130
BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. 10 14 33 30 37 124
SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB 11 23 23 35 19 111
KCI LICENSING, INC. 3 10 8 28 43 92
C. R. BARD, INC. 13 6 21 26 25 91
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC 0 0 24 26 29 79
TECPHARMA LICENSING AG 9 25 17 8 15 74
COVIDIEN LP 0 0 0 2 70 72
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. 8 19 16 10 18 71
MEDRAD, INC. 13 10 6 17 18 64
ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. 4 5 15 11 27 62
MEDICAL COMPONENTS, INC. 2 12 15 17 13 59
NOVO NORDISK A/S 5 8 8 18 20 59
INVENTION SCIENCE FUND I, LLC 0 2 7 22 27 58
ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS INTERNATIONAL AG 0 8 12 17 19 56
TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (TERUMO CORPORATION) 5 5 13 17 16 56
VENETEC INTERNATIONAL, INC. 6 11 16 15 8 56
COLOPLAST A/S 3 13 12 9 18 55
SMITHS MEDICAL ASD, INC. 7 12 10 12 14 55
ICU MEDICAL, INC. 9 22 8 6 8 53
MCNEIL-PPC, INC. 11 11 6 12 13 53
GAMBRO LUNDIA AB 6 13 7 6 18 50
ASANTE SOLUTIONS, INC. 0 7 15 13 14 49
B. BRAUN MELSUNGEN AG 10 3 7 8 19 47
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC 3 10 16 7 10 46
MEDELA HOLDING AG 0 7 10 12 13 42
DAIO PAPER CORPORATION 2 6 12 12 7 39
ALCON RESEARCH, LTD. 0 5 8 10 15 38
APPLIED MEDICAL RESOURCES CORPORATION 1 5 7 16 9 38
FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH 4 6 4 6 16 36
CAREFUSION 303 INC. 0 4 12 10 9 35
COVIDIEN AG 3 12 7 3 9 34
DEKA PRODUCTS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP 1 4 3 9 16 33
BIOSENSE WEBSTER, INC. 4 6 7 6 9 32
ANGIODYNAMICS, INC. 2 6 6 6 11 31
FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE HOLDINGS, INC. 1 3 10 8 8 30
SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH 0 1 2 8 19 30
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. 3 12 4 8 2 29
ALCON, INC. 8 15 6 0 0 29
CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC. 5 6 7 6 5 29
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, ATRIAL FIBRILLATION DIVISION, INC. 1 4 5 8 11 29
ABBOTT DIABETES CARE INC. 0 5 10 2 11 28
CALIBRA MEDICAL, INC. 1 4 7 10 5 27
MALLINCKRODT, INC. 2 2 2 6 15 27
HOSPIRA, INC. 6 3 7 5 5 26
NAVILYST MEDICAL, INC. 3 4 8 4 7 26
CODMAN + SHURTLEFF, INC. 1 7 8 5 4 25
SHL GROUP AB 1 1 5 6 12 25
JMS CO., LTD. 1 5 1 11 6 24
MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. 7 6 5 2 4 24
PLAYTEX PRODUCTS, INC. 0 12 5 5 2 24
LTS LOHMANN THERAPIE-SYSTEME AG 1 1 3 10 8 23
PAUL HARTMANN AG 4 1 6 8 4 23
STRYKER CORPORATION 4 4 3 8 4 23
ABBOTT MEDICAL OPTICS INC. 0 5 4 6 7 22
ALLERGAN, INC. 1 3 9 1 8 22
KAO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (KAO CORPORATION) 5 4 6 1 6 22
BIOQUIDDITY, INC. 0 5 4 8 4 21
COOK INC. 2 15 3 1 0 21
OLYMPUS CORPORATION 2 3 7 3 6 21
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 3 4 4 5 4 20
ACCLARENT, INC. 2 8 1 6 3 20
ACIST MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. 2 4 4 4 6 20
CONVATEC TECHNOLOGIES INC.. 0 2 4 7 7 20
ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS, INC. 1 4 2 8 5 20
GLAUKOS CORPORATION 2 3 6 4 4 19
INTELLIJECT, INC. 1 5 4 6 3 19
NIPRO CORPORATION 1 8 6 2 2 19
UNOMEDICAL A/S 2 1 5 8 3 19
HANSEN MEDICAL, INC. 0 3 6 4 5 18
INTERRAD MEDICAL, INC. 1 2 5 5 5 18
LIVEDO CORPORATION 1 3 3 7 4 18
MEDINGO LTD. 0 0 3 5 10 18
ALFRED E. MANN FOUNDATION FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH 0 2 3 8 4 17
BECTON DICKINSON FRANCE S.A. 1 2 2 3 9 17
GI DYNAMICS, INC. 0 10 3 3 1 17
HOLLISTER INCORPORATED 3 3 5 3 3 17
HYPROTEK, INC. 1 7 3 4 2 17
MEDIMOP MEDICAL PROJECTS LTD. 1 0 6 3 7 17
MICROCHIPS, INC. 9 1 2 3 2 17
MICRUS CORPORATION 2 0 4 3 8 17
NXSTAGE MEDICAL, INC. 1 4 1 4 7 17
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. 0 3 9 5 0 17
BLUE SKY MEDICAL GROUP INCORPORATED 0 3 4 6 3 16
DCA DESIGN INTERNATIONAL LIMITED 2 4 6 0 4 16
MERIDIAN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 6 5 2 1 2 16
SMITH & NEPHEW PLC 1 3 1 5 6 16
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, THE REGENTS OF 3 6 0 3 4 16
B. BRAUN MEDICAL, INC. 5 3 1 3 3 15
CORDIS CORPORATION 0 6 1 2 6 15
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 2 3 3 5 2 15
NOVARTIS AG (FORMERLY SANDOZ LTD.) 0 0 2 4 8 14
PORTAERO, INC. 0 4 5 3 2 14
THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION 1 1 3 3 6 14
ANTARES PHARMA, INC. 2 2 1 2 6 13
CARIDIANBCT, INC. 3 7 0 3 0 13
FENWAL, INC. 2 2 1 5 3 13
JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONSUMER COMPANIES, INC. 10 0 1 2 0 13
NEMOTO KYORINDO CO., LTD. 2 4 3 3 1 13
ABBOTT LABORATORIES VASCULAR ENTERPRISES LIMITED 0 1 4 5 2 12
ALZA CORPORATION 1 6 1 2 2 12
BAUSCH & LOMB, INC. 1 1 1 5 4 12
ELI LILLY AND COMPANY 1 5 4 1 1 12
FRESENIUS KABI DEUTSCHLAND GMBH 0 3 2 5 2 12
I-FLOW CORPORATION 4 5 3 0 0 12
OWEN MUMFORD LIMITED 1 2 0 3 6 12
PALYON MEDICAL (BVI) LIMITED 1 1 3 4 3 12
PATTON MEDICAL DEVICES, LP 1 2 1 6 2 12
SAFESHOT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC 1 1 3 4 3 12
SPIRACUR, INC. 0 0 0 5 7 12
VALERITAS, INC. 2 2 3 1 4 12
ZOLL CIRCULATION, INC. 0 2 0 7 3 12
ALLEGIANCE CORPORATION 0 1 1 3 6 11
CARMEL PHARMA AB 0 1 3 2 5 11
GREATBATCH LTD. 1 0 5 2 3 11
INTERSECT ENT, INC. 0 2 7 2 0 11
KYPHON SARL 0 2 4 5 0 11
LEXION MEDICAL, LLC 0 2 1 3 5 11
RUSL, LLC 2 4 1 2 2 11
SAFETY SYRINGES, INC. 1 2 2 4 2 11
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN 1 1 1 3 5 11
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY 0 2 1 3 4 10
BARD PERIPHERAL VASCULAR, INC. 0 0 3 2 5 10
E2 LLC 0 0 0 3 7 10
EYEGATE PHARMA S.A.S. 2 3 1 2 2 10
FIRST QUALITY RETAIL SERVICES LLC 1 3 5 1 0 10
FLOWCARDIA, INC. 3 0 2 3 2 10
REX MEDICAL, LP 1 2 2 1 4 10
STANFORD UNIVERSITY 2 1 3 0 4 10
VALENTX, INC. 0 3 4 3 0 10
ZOGENIX, INC. 0 1 2 5 2 10
CILAG GMBH INTERNATIONAL 1 0 1 5 2 9
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY 2 2 2 0 3 9
CUSTOM MEDICAL APPLICATIONS, INC. 0 1 2 3 3 9
CVDEVICES, LLC 0 0 1 5 3 9
DISETRONIC LICENSING AG 8 1 0 0 0 9
KENSEY NASH CORPORATION 1 3 2 2 1 9
NYPRO, INC. 0 3 4 2 0 9
PACESETTER, INC. 1 2 5 1 0 9
PLC MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. 0 5 3 0 1 9
TRANSCEND MEDICAL, INC. 0 2 0 1 6 9
ZEVEX, INC. 0 2 2 0 5 9
AJINOMOTO COMPANY INCORPORATED 1 1 3 1 2 8
BARD ACCESS SYSTEMS, INC. 0 1 1 2 4 8
BOEHRINGER TECHNOLOGIES, L.P. 2 2 3 1 0 8
BRACCO DIAGNOSTICS, INC. 0 2 2 3 1 8
CROSSJECT COMPANY 4 1 2 1 0 8
EKOS CORPORATION 0 3 2 3 0 8
FIRST QUALITY PRODUCTS, INC. 2 1 2 1 2 8
INDUSTRIE BORLA S.P.A. 2 2 1 1 2 8
LIEBEL-FLARSHEIM COMPANY 2 3 2 1 0 8
LUTONIX, INC. 0 0 0 2 6 8
MEDINDICA-PAK, INC. 0 1 1 2 4 8
MEDLINE INDUSTRIES, INC. 0 1 1 2 4 8
NEXEON MEDSYSTEMS, INC. 1 2 2 1 2 8
NORDSON CORPORATION 0 0 1 4 3 8
PANASONIC CORPORATION 0 0 1 4 3 8
SEDAT 0 3 3 1 1 8
SILK ROAD MEDICAL, INC. 0 0 3 2 3 8
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, CARDIOLOGY DIVISION, INC. 1 2 3 1 1 8
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ARMY 0 3 1 1 3 8
UNITRACT SYRINGE PTY LTD 0 0 4 2 2 8
VOLCANO CORPORATION 0 1 3 2 2 8
ADAPTA MEDICAL, INC. 0 0 1 4 2 7
AMS RESEARCH CORPORATION 0 1 0 3 3 7
ARES-TRADING S.A. 0 1 2 3 1 7
BIOJECT, INC. 1 3 1 1 1 7
BIOMET BIOLOGICS, LLC 0 2 1 0 4 7
CARTICEPT MEDICAL INC. 0 0 3 1 3 7
CHF SOLUTIONS, INC. 3 1 3 0 0 7
COEUR, INC. 0 3 2 0 2 7
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 0 3 1 1 2 7
HISAMITSU PHARMACEUTICAL CO., INC. 1 0 2 2 2 7
INCUBE LABS, LLC 0 0 0 2 5 7
IVANTIS, INC. 0 1 0 2 4 7
M2 GROUP HOLDINGS, INC. 2 4 0 1 0 7
MDC INVESTMENT HOLDINGS INC. 3 2 1 1 0 7
MEDPRO SAFETY PRODUCTS, INC. 0 0 0 3 4 7
NEXUS MEDICAL, LLC 1 0 3 2 1 7
NIKKISO CO., LTD. 1 1 2 1 2 7
OJI NEPIA CO., LTD. 1 2 1 2 1 7
ONSET MEDICAL CORPORATION 0 1 2 1 3 7
PHARMACO KINESIS CORPORATION 3 2 0 2 0 7
PIGEON CORP. 1 3 0 2 1 7
SMISSON-CARTLEDGE BIOMEDICAL, LLC 1 2 1 2 1 7
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. 1 1 0 2 3 7
TTI ELLEBEAU, INC. 2 2 1 1 1 7
ANIMAS CORPORATION 0 1 0 1 4 6
ASTRA-TECH AKTIEBOLAG 0 0 1 3 2 6
ATRIUM MEDICAL CORPORATION 2 1 2 1 0 6
AVANT MEDICAL CORP. 1 0 2 2 1 6
BAXA CORPORATION 1 1 3 0 1 6
BIOCARDIA, INC. 2 1 1 0 2 6
BRAINLAB AG 0 1 2 2 1 6
BRIDGEPOINT MEDICAL, INC. 0 0 3 2 1 6
CARDIAC SCIENCE CORPORATION 0 0 0 2 4 6
CENTURION MEDICAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION 0 3 1 1 1 6
DSG TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LTD 0 1 0 3 2 6
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORP. 0 3 2 1 0 6
EMORY UNIVERSITY 0 2 1 1 2 6
FISCHELL INNOVATIONS, LLC 0 0 0 2 4 6
GAMBRO UF SOLUTIONS, INC. 0 0 0 2 4 6
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. 2 2 1 1 0 6
IRADIMED CORPORATION 1 1 0 2 2 6
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. 1 0 2 0 3 6
LIFESCAN, INC. 0 1 0 1 4 6
MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH 0 1 1 1 3 6
MEDTRONIC XOMED, INC. 0 0 0 5 1 6
MOLNLYCKE HEALTH CARE AB 0 0 0 0 6 6
NESTEC, S.A. 0 0 0 1 5 6
NORTHGATE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 2 1 2 1 6
OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP. 0 0 1 2 3 6
ROX MEDICAL, INC. 1 0 2 1 2 6
SANOFI-AVENTIS 0 1 1 3 1 6
SCI-MED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. 3 2 0 1 0 6
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION 0 0 1 2 3 6
STD MED, INC. 0 3 0 1 2 6
TREDEGAR FILM PRODUCTS CORPORATION 1 1 0 1 3 6
VASCULAR SOLUTIONS, INC. 0 0 2 3 1 6
VIDACARE CORPORATION 0 2 1 1 2 6
WILSON-COOK MEDICAL, INC. 2 3 1 0 0 6
WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION 2 1 1 2 0 6
ACCESS SCIENTIFIC, INC. 0 0 1 3 1 5
APPLIED DIABETES RESEARCH, INC. 0 1 1 0 3 5
ARROW INTERNATIONAL, INC. 0 1 1 1 2 5
ARTHREX INC. 0 0 1 2 2 5
ARTHROCARE CORPORATION 2 2 0 0 1 5
ARZNEIMITTEL GMBH APOTHEKER VETTER & CO. RAVENSBURG 0 1 0 4 0 5
BASF AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 2 1 2 0 0 5
CATHETER CONNECTIONS, INC. 0 0 0 2 3 5
DAIKYO SEIKO, LTD. 0 1 3 1 0 5
DEBIOTEC S.A. 1 0 1 2 1 5
DEXCOM, INC. 1 0 1 0 3 5
ENCORE MEDICAL ASSET CORPORATION 0 0 2 1 2 5
EVONIK STOCKHAUSEN, INC. 0 2 0 2 1 5
HAEMONETICS CORPORATION 0 0 0 2 3 5
HENRY FORD HEALTH SYSTEM 0 1 1 2 1 5
HITACHI, LTD 0 3 1 0 1 5
INCUMED LLC, A NEVADA LIMITED LIABILITY CO. 0 2 1 2 0 5
INDIAN WELLS MEDICAL, INC. 0 2 1 1 1 5
ISCIENCE INTERVENTIONAL CORPORATION 0 0 1 2 2 5
KARL STORZ GMBH & CO. KG 1 3 1 0 0 5
KCI MEDICAL RESOURCES 0 0 2 1 2 5
MACO PHARMA 2 1 1 0 1 5
MEDTRONIC CRYOCATH LP 0 1 2 1 1 5
MINIPUMPS, LLC 0 0 0 2 3 5
NANO PASS TECHNOLOGIES LTD. 1 2 2 0 0 5
OLYMPUS ENDO TECHNOLOGY AMERICA INC. 0 0 0 1 4 5
OPTISCAN BIOMEDICAL CORPORATION 1 0 2 0 2 5
OPTONOL LTD 0 1 2 2 0 5
ORAPHARMA, INC. 0 0 4 0 1 5
OSPREY MEDICAL INC. 0 1 0 2 2 5
OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL FACTORY, INC. 0 0 1 2 2 5
PULMONX, INC. 0 1 0 2 2 5
SAGE PRODUCTS INC. 0 1 2 1 1 5
SEQUANA MEDICAL AG 0 0 0 1 4 5
SORIN GROUP ITALIA S.R.L. 1 0 0 0 4 5
SPECIALIZED HEALTH PRODUCTS, INC. 1 1 0 3 0 5
TANDEM DIABETES CARE, INC. 0 0 0 2 3 5
TERUMO CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS CORPORATION 1 2 0 0 2 5
THE MEDICAL HOUSE LIMITED 1 2 0 2 0 5
ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC. 1 1 1 0 2 5
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA 0 2 0 1 2 5
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 0 0 1 2 2 5
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH RESEARCH FOUNDATION 1 0 0 2 2 5
VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V. 0 0 1 1 3 5
W. L. GORE & ASSSOCIATES, INC. 0 0 0 3 2 5
WASHINGTON BIOTECH CORPORATION 1 0 2 1 1 5
WEST PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES OF DELAWARE, INC. 0 3 1 1 0 5
WEST PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES, INC. 1 2 1 0 1 5
ZUIKO CORPORATION 0 3 1 0 1 5



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