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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 607, Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application

( 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
CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC. 158 214 211 259 254 1096
MEDTRONIC INC. 184 174 194 237 259 1048
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC NEUROMODULATION CORPORATION 43 51 62 108 149 413
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 40 57 76 108 94 375
PACESETTER, INC. 86 66 87 73 54 366
COCHLEAR LIMITED 15 26 26 43 42 152
ADVANCED NEUROMODULATION SYSTEMS, INC. 17 30 48 34 22 151
SECOND SIGHT MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC. 12 31 36 42 20 141
GREATBATCH LTD. 13 12 27 27 42 121
ADVANCED BIONICS, LLC 20 21 31 20 8 100
BIOTRONIK CRM PATENT AG 17 16 20 20 21 94
CYBERONICS, INC. 14 16 10 22 29 91
ST. JUDE MEDICAL AB 5 13 18 18 25 79
MED-EL ELEKTROMEDIZINISCHE GERAETE GMBH 3 9 12 20 20 64
CAMERON HEALTH, INC. 11 7 14 13 17 62
PHYSIO-CONTROL, INC. 5 10 10 7 16 48
ZOLL MEDICAL CORPORATION 6 3 8 5 26 48
NEVRO CORPORATION 0 0 5 12 27 44
SORIN CRM S.A.S.. 0 1 6 15 20 42
CVRX, INC. 5 4 8 11 10 38
INVENTION SCIENCE FUND I, LLC 0 4 18 6 9 37
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. 8 8 7 7 5 35
THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION 7 4 6 8 9 34
ZOLL CIRCULATION, INC. 4 8 7 7 8 34
ADVANCED BIONICS AG 0 0 0 10 23 33
BIOCONTROL MEDICAL BCM LTD. 6 12 4 7 4 33
BIOTRONIK SE & CO. KG 0 0 0 13 18 31
ELECTROCORE LLC 3 5 4 5 14 31
NEUROPACE, INC. 6 4 7 7 6 30
ARIZANT HEALTHCARE INC. 5 9 9 6 0 29
EBR SYSTEMS, INC. 5 9 1 8 2 25
ENTEROMEDICS INC. 6 5 3 7 3 24
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. 10 4 6 4 0 24
LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION 1 2 2 5 11 21
IMPULSE DYNAMICS N.V. 2 3 7 2 3 17
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. 0 0 0 11 6 17
METACURE LTD. 2 2 5 3 5 17
NYXOAH SA 0 0 0 8 9 17
TEARSCIENCE, INC. 0 7 5 2 2 16
ARDIAN, INC. 5 1 8 1 0 15
INTELECT MEDICAL,INC. 1 4 2 1 7 15
MEDTRONIC ARDIAN LUXEMBOURG S.A.R.L. 0 0 0 3 12 15
STANFORD UNIVERSITY 1 2 4 2 6 15
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS 1 1 1 9 3 15
ALFRED E. MANN FOUNDATION FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH 1 5 3 3 2 14
INTRAPACE, INC. 6 4 3 1 0 14
RMX, LLC 0 2 9 3 0 14
SYNECOR, LLC 3 3 6 2 0 14
DEFIBTECH LLC 0 4 5 3 1 13
INNERCOOL THERAPIES, INC. 3 6 3 1 0 13
ELA MEDICAL S.A. 6 4 2 0 0 12
ETHICON, INC. 1 2 4 3 2 12
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH 0 3 1 6 2 12
NOVOCURE LTD. 0 2 4 4 2 12
THERMOTEK, INC. 0 1 3 3 5 12
CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY 1 1 1 2 6 11
ERCHONIA CORPORATION 0 5 1 4 1 11
PROTEUS BIOMEDICAL, INC. 2 7 2 0 0 11
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, THE REGENTS OF 2 2 1 3 3 11
ENDOSTIM, INC. 1 0 1 4 4 10
IMRICOR MEDICAL SYSTEMS INC. 0 0 0 2 8 10
KENERGY, INC. 4 2 3 1 0 10
BIONESS INC. 0 1 1 5 2 9
BRAINSGATE LTD. 3 4 1 1 0 9
COVIDIEN LP 0 0 1 5 3 9
MEDTRONICS, INC. 2 2 2 2 1 9
NEUROTHERM, INC. 1 3 3 1 1 9
NIDEK CO., LTD. 1 2 4 1 1 9
OLYMPUS CORPORATION 0 1 0 4 4 9
SPINAL MODULATION, INC. 0 1 2 2 4 9
AMS RESEARCH CORPORATION 3 0 3 1 1 8
BENECHILL, INC. 2 1 3 1 1 8
NANOSTIM, INC. 0 3 1 4 0 8
OSCOR INC. 0 1 4 0 3 8
PALO ALTO INVESTORS 2 2 1 1 2 8
RAINBOW MEDICAL LTD. 0 0 1 2 5 8
SMITHS MEDICAL ASD, INC. 2 1 4 1 0 8
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, ATRIAL FIBRILLATION DIVISION, INC. 1 1 2 2 2 8
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH RESEARCH FOUNDATION 2 0 2 3 1 8
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY 0 1 1 3 3 8
AUTONOMIC TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 1 3 3 7
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 2 1 1 0 3 7
INCUBE LABS, LLC 0 0 1 2 4 7
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. 3 2 1 1 0 7
KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 0 0 1 1 5 7
LIFE RECOVERY SYSTEMS HD, LLC 3 1 1 2 0 7
NUVASIVE, INC. 0 4 0 2 1 7
RIC INVESTMENTS, LLC 4 1 0 2 0 7
SAPIENS STEERING BRAIN STIMULATION B.V. 0 0 0 1 6 7
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 5 0 0 2 0 7
SYNAPSE BIOMEDICAL, INC. 1 1 0 3 2 7
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH 1 1 2 2 1 7
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY 1 4 0 1 1 7
ZELTIQ AESTHETICS, INC. 1 0 3 1 2 7
ANGEL MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. 0 0 1 2 3 6
APNEX MEDICAL, INC. 1 0 1 4 0 6
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY 1 0 1 1 3 6
AXELGAARD MANUFACTURING CO., LTD. 3 0 0 2 1 6
BIONESS NEUROMODULATION LTD. 0 1 2 0 3 6
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 2 0 2 0 2 6
CATHOLIC HEALTHCARE WEST 0 0 3 1 2 6
CODMAN NEURO SCIENCES SARL 2 0 3 1 0 6
CUSTOMKYNETICS, INC. 0 1 3 0 2 6
FUNCTIONAL NEUROMODULATION INC. 0 1 0 4 1 6
GALVANI, LTD. 0 0 0 2 4 6
GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION 1 0 1 3 1 6
HIGHLAND INSTRUMENTS, INC. 0 0 0 1 5 6
MASSACHUSETTS EYE AND EAR INFIRMARY 0 3 0 3 0 6
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 0 0 1 2 3 6
MEDTRONIC URINARY SOLUTIONS, INC. 1 2 2 0 1 6
NATIONAL CHIAO TUNG UNIVERSITY 0 0 2 2 2 6
NEUROSTREAM TECHNOLOGIES GENERAL PARTNERSHIP 0 0 1 2 3 6
NIVEUS MEDICAL, INC. 0 0 2 2 2 6
SCION NEUROSTIM LLC 0 0 3 2 1 6
SPR THERAPEUTICS, LLC 0 0 1 0 5 6
STANDEN LTD. 3 3 0 0 0 6
STRYKER CORPORATION 0 0 1 4 1 6
SYNERON MEDICAL LTD. 1 0 2 1 2 6
THERMAGE, INC. 0 1 4 1 0 6
TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY 0 0 0 2 4 6
ACCELERATED CARE PLUS CORP. 1 1 0 1 2 5
ANGIODYNAMICS, INC. 2 0 1 0 2 5
BACKBEAT MEDICAL, INC. 0 0 2 3 0 5
BIOLITEC PHARMA MARKETING LTD 0 0 2 0 3 5
BIOSENSE WEBSTER, INC. 0 2 1 1 1 5
CARDIAC SCIENCE CORPORATION 0 3 1 1 0 5
CODMAN + SHURTLEFF, INC. 0 2 2 0 1 5
ENCORE MEDICAL ASSET CORPORATION 1 1 2 1 0 5
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. 1 0 2 0 2 5
FLINT HILLS SCIENTIFIC, L.L.C. 1 1 0 2 1 5
IMTHERA MEDICAL, INC. 1 1 0 1 2 5
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY 1 0 1 1 2 5
KAO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (KAO CORPORATION) 0 0 2 3 0 5
MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH 0 0 2 2 1 5
MIRAMAR LABS, INC. 0 1 0 2 2 5
NANO-RETINA, INC. 0 0 1 3 1 5
NASOPHLEX B.V. 0 0 0 1 4 5
NATIONAL CEREBRAL AND CARDIOVASCULAR CENTER 0 5 0 0 0 5
NDI MEDICAL, INC. 1 2 0 1 1 5
NEUROVISTA CORPORATION 2 1 1 1 0 5
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY 1 1 1 2 0 5
PROTEUS DIGITAL HEALTH, INC. 0 0 0 2 3 5
REMON MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, LTD. 1 2 0 1 1 5
SETPOINT MEDICAL CORPORATION 0 0 0 2 3 5
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA 0 3 1 1 0 5
VOMARIS INNOVATIONS, INC. 3 1 1 0 0 5
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. 1 2 1 0 1 5



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