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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 623, Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor

( 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 91 97 118 134 172 612
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. 94 116 84 82 87 463
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. 48 64 59 60 37 268
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC 0 35 53 62 71 221
BIOMET MANUFACTURING CORP. 15 26 28 34 33 136
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC. 0 0 0 49 65 114
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC 26 19 24 19 24 112
MEDTRONIC INC. 8 20 15 29 24 96
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORP. 10 17 16 25 25 93
ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. 3 18 14 24 26 85
DEPUY PRODUCTS, INC. 16 25 28 10 0 79
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. 11 15 16 21 5 68
ZIMMER, INC. 5 5 14 14 26 64
CORDIS CORPORATION 11 8 17 9 11 56
GLOBUS MEDICAL INC. 4 2 12 18 19 55
OSSUR HF 9 13 8 8 17 55
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. 6 8 4 18 18 54
ABBOTT MEDICAL OPTICS INC. 5 11 5 18 8 47
C. R. BARD, INC. 5 6 9 9 15 44
HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. 8 5 10 6 11 40
DEPUY SPINE, INC. 11 6 16 5 1 39
THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION 5 7 6 6 14 38
W. L. GORE & ASSSOCIATES, INC. 0 0 12 6 17 35
COOK INC. 26 8 0 0 0 34
SYNTHES (U.S.A.) 8 9 11 6 0 34
ARTHREX INC. 2 6 7 9 9 33
NUVASIVE, INC. 4 5 6 6 12 33
COVIDIEN LP 0 0 2 18 12 32
ABBOTT LABORATORIES VASCULAR ENTERPRISES LIMITED 10 9 6 4 2 31
SPINECORE, INC 6 6 5 7 7 31
NOVARTIS AG (FORMERLY SANDOZ LTD.) 0 5 10 6 9 30
SADRA MEDICAL, INC. 3 5 6 4 8 26
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. 4 7 7 6 2 26
OTTO BOCK HEALTHCARE GMBH 2 4 7 2 10 25
BAUSCH & LOMB, INC. 1 7 3 9 4 24
LINARES MEDICAL DEVICES, LLC 0 3 6 2 13 24
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 4 5 5 7 2 23
SPINEWAVE, INC. 6 4 3 3 7 23
TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (TERUMO CORPORATION) 5 1 2 9 6 23
AESCULAP-WERKE AG 2 4 8 5 3 22
ANULEX TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 6 10 3 2 1 22
BIOTRONIK VI PATENT AG 1 3 6 3 9 22
DEPUY MITEK, INC. 0 2 6 7 6 21
ENDOLOGIX, INC. 1 3 7 5 5 21
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. 3 2 1 6 9 21
CONFORMIS, INC 2 1 0 12 5 20
K2M, INC. 0 0 3 6 11 20
KYPHON SARL 5 5 7 2 1 20
SPINALMOTION, INC. 2 3 4 5 6 20
ENDOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 5 5 8 1 0 19
TITAN SPINE, LLC 1 0 1 13 4 19
WILLIAM A. COOK AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD. 3 11 3 2 0 19
DEPUY (IRELAND) LIMITED 0 0 1 4 13 18
MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. 2 6 6 2 2 18
ALLERGAN, INC. 0 3 2 6 6 17
AMO GRONINGEN B.V. 1 3 3 3 7 17
BENVENUE MEDICAL INC. 5 5 0 4 3 17
BIOSENSORS INTERNATIONAL GROUP, LTD. 2 3 5 3 4 17
INTRINSIC THERAPEUTICS, INC. 3 7 4 3 0 17
LDR MEDICAL 4 1 4 3 5 17
MEDINOL LTD. 5 5 2 3 2 17
TRIVASCULAR INC. 1 2 7 2 5 17
TRYTON MEDICAL, INC. 3 3 4 3 4 17
COOK BIOTECH INCORPORATED 1 1 2 2 10 16
MEDTRONIC COREVALVE LLC 0 4 2 2 8 16
ORBUSNEICH MEDICAL, INC. 4 2 1 7 2 16
THEKEN SPINE, LLC 5 1 5 3 2 16
XTENT, INC., 0 12 4 0 0 16
BIOMET SPORTS MEDICINE, LLC 3 2 3 1 6 15
CARDIAC DIMENSIONS, INC. 9 3 2 1 0 15
ETHICON, INC. 3 4 0 3 5 15
PIONEER SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. 0 1 6 5 3 15
REVA MEDICAL, INC. 3 3 3 6 0 15
VALTECH CARDIO, LTD. 0 1 4 4 6 15
ZIMMER GMBH 2 2 1 4 6 15
HOYA CORPORATION 0 2 0 5 7 14
MEDTRONIC VENTOR TECHNOLOGIES LTD. 0 1 2 4 7 14
CAYENNE MEDICAL, INC. 1 2 3 4 3 13
DEPUY INTERNATIONAL LTD. 3 0 3 3 4 13
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES AG 4 3 2 2 2 13
INNOVATIONAL HOLDINGS, LLC 6 3 2 2 0 13
J.W. MEDICAL SYSTEMS, LTD. 0 0 3 6 4 13
MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH 3 2 2 1 5 13
MOXIMED, INC. 3 0 3 3 4 13
SORIN GROUP ITALIA S.R.L. 0 0 0 7 6 13
TORNIER SAS 1 3 5 0 4 13
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP 0 4 9 0 0 13
VISIOGEN, INC. 3 1 3 5 1 13
BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG 0 0 0 5 7 12
EXACTECH, INC. 2 1 4 3 2 12
FLEXUSPINE, INC. 2 2 5 3 0 12
JENAVALVE TECHNOLOGY, INC. 0 4 2 5 1 12
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, CARDIOLOGY DIVISION, INC. 0 0 1 1 10 12
ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. 8 3 1 0 0 12
ADVANCED BIO PROSTHETIC SURFACES, LTD. 3 0 4 3 1 11
AESCULAP IMPLANT SYSTEMS, INC. 2 1 3 4 1 11
AMEDICA CORPORATION 6 1 3 1 0 11
ANGIOMED GMBH & CO. MEDIZINTECHNIK KG 0 4 2 2 3 11
CARDIOSOLUTIONS, INC. 0 0 2 5 4 11
CERVITECH, INC. 1 4 3 2 1 11
CORMATRIX CARDIOVASCULAR, INC. 0 0 1 3 7 11
GORE ENTERPRISE HOLDINGS, INC. 5 6 0 0 0 11
HEINZ KURZ GMBH MEDIZINTECHNIK 1 1 4 1 4 11
IMDS, INC. 1 0 0 6 4 11
LABORATOIRES PEROUSE 3 1 5 1 1 11
REX MEDICAL, LP 4 1 3 0 3 11
RTI BIOLOGICS, INC. 4 2 3 2 0 11
SPINAL KINETICS, INC. 2 3 1 3 2 11
BOLTON MEDICAL INC. 1 3 2 2 2 10
COALIGN INNOVATIONS, INC. 1 2 1 4 2 10
GMEDELAWARE 2 LLC 0 4 2 1 3 10
JMEA CORPORATION 0 2 5 2 1 10
ACTIVE IMPLANTS CORPORATION 3 1 1 1 3 9
CARDIOKINETIX, INC. 0 0 3 4 2 9
INBONE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 1 3 1 2 2 9
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC 0 0 0 5 4 9
NOVOSTENT CORPORATION 3 3 0 2 1 9
OHIO WILLOW WOOD COMPANY, INC. 1 3 2 1 2 9
POWERVISION, INC. 1 1 2 3 2 9
SCI-MED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. 3 4 1 1 0 9
STANFORD UNIVERSITY 3 2 2 0 2 9
WRIGHT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. 3 2 1 3 0 9
BLATCHFORD PRODUCTS LIMITED 0 0 1 3 4 8
C& C VISION INTERNATIONAL LIMITED 2 3 3 0 0 8
CARDINAL SPINE, LLC 0 4 3 1 0 8
CODMAN + SHURTLEFF, INC. 1 2 4 1 0 8
CUSTOM SPINE, INC. 2 3 1 0 2 8
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES, LLC 2 3 2 1 0 8
FREEDOM INNOVATIONS, LLC 5 1 0 2 0 8
IMPLIANT LTD. 8 0 0 0 0 8
JOTEC GMBH 0 3 1 1 3 8
KENSEY NASH BVF TECHNOLOGY, LLC 1 2 1 3 1 8
KENSEY NASH CORPORATION 2 2 1 2 1 8
LIFE SPINE, LLC 1 0 2 4 1 8
MAKO SURGICAL CORP. 2 0 0 3 3 8
MUSCULOSKELETAL TRANSPLANT FOUNDATION 1 3 3 0 1 8
NULENS, LTD., 3 1 1 2 1 8
OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP. 0 3 2 0 3 8
PROSTHETIC DESIGN, INC. 1 2 3 2 0 8
SEASPINE, INC. 3 0 2 1 2 8
SORIN BIOMEDICA CARDIO S.R.L. 1 4 2 1 0 8
STRYKER CORPORATION 0 1 3 4 0 8
SYNERGY DISC REPLACEMENT, INC. 0 2 4 1 1 8
ABBOTT VASCULAR SOLUTIONS, INC. 5 0 1 1 0 7
AGA MEDICAL CORPORATION 0 1 1 2 3 7
ASCENSION ORTHOPEDICS, INC. 3 1 0 2 1 7
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 1 1 1 1 3 7
DIRECT FLOW MEDICAL, INC. 2 2 1 2 0 7
ELWHA LLC 0 0 0 0 7 7
INVENTION SCIENCE FUND I, LLC 0 0 3 3 1 7
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 1 1 0 2 3 7
MED INSTITUTE, INC. 6 1 0 0 0 7
MOIRAI ORTHOPEDICS, LLC 0 1 3 1 2 7
MVRX, INC. 1 2 2 0 2 7
ORTHOCARE INNOVATIONS LLC 0 2 2 2 1 7
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 1 0 3 2 1 7
SPIRATION, INC. 1 2 0 3 1 7
STRYKER SPINE 1 0 1 3 2 7
TAEWOONG MEDICAL CO., LTD. 0 2 1 3 1 7
VICTHOM HUMAN BIONICS INC. 2 2 2 1 0 7
VISIONCARE OPHTHALMIC TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 4 1 2 0 0 7
X-SPINE SYSTEMS, INC. 1 1 3 1 1 7
ACUFOCUS, INC. 0 1 1 2 2 6
ALPHATEC SPINE, INC. 1 2 1 2 0 6
ALPS SOUTH, LLC 1 0 3 0 2 6
APTIS MEDICAL, LLC 1 2 1 1 1 6
ARTHROSURFACE, INCORPORATED 2 0 2 1 1 6
ATLAS SPINE, INC. 1 1 3 1 0 6
BARD PERIPHERAL VASCULAR, INC. 0 3 2 0 1 6
BARONOVA, INC. 0 2 0 1 3 6
BAROSENSE, INC. 1 1 4 0 0 6
BIEDERMANN MOTECH GMBH 3 2 1 0 0 6
BIOMEDFLEX, LLC 0 4 1 1 0 6
BIOQUEST PROSTHETICS, LLC 1 2 1 1 1 6
BLACKSTONE MEDICAL, INC. 1 0 0 3 2 6
CARDIAQ VALVE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 1 2 3 6
CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER CORPORATION 2 2 2 0 0 6
DC DEVICES, INC. 0 1 3 1 1 6
DEKA PRODUCTS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP 0 0 0 1 5 6
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES PVT, INC. 2 2 0 1 1 6
GI DYNAMICS, INC. 1 1 1 1 2 6
ICON INTERVENTIONAL SYSTEMS, INC. 1 3 1 1 0 6
KOWA COMPANY LTD. 0 2 3 0 1 6
MINVASYS, SA 4 0 0 0 2 6
MITRALIGN, INC. 0 0 2 2 2 6
NEW YORK SOCIETY FOR THE RUPTURED AND CRIPPLED MAINTAINING THE HOSPITAL FOR SPECIAL SURGERY 0 3 0 1 2 6
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY 0 0 5 1 0 6
OTTO BOCK HEALTHCARE LP 1 1 1 2 1 6
SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN 0 1 3 0 2 6
SPINAL GENERATIONS, LLC 3 1 1 1 0 6
SPINELOGIK, INC. 0 0 2 4 0 6
VERTIFLEX, INC. 0 1 1 1 3 6
VERYAN MEDICAL LIMITED 0 1 2 0 3 6
AMENDIA, INC. 0 0 0 2 3 5
ANOVA CORP. 0 2 0 1 2 5
APTUS ENDOSYSTEMS, INC. 1 3 1 0 0 5
AQUESYS, INC. 0 0 0 0 5 5
ARTICULINX, INC. 0 0 3 1 1 5
CARMAT 2 2 0 0 1 5
COLIBRI HEART VALVE LLC 0 0 2 1 2 5
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY 1 0 0 2 2 5
CONCEPT MATRIX, LLC 2 1 1 1 0 5
ENDOSPAN LTD. 0 0 1 2 2 5
ENDOSPHERE, INC. 0 1 1 2 1 5
ENTEROPTYX 0 1 1 2 1 5
FINSBURY (DEVELOPMENT) LIMITED 0 0 0 3 2 5
GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION 0 0 1 2 2 5
GUIDED DELIVERY SYSTEMS, INC. 1 3 0 1 0 5
KAWASUMI LABORATORIES, INC. 2 1 1 0 1 5
KIPS BAY MEDICAL, INC. 0 2 0 1 2 5
MEDICREA INTERNATIONAL 0 0 1 2 2 5
MEDTENTIA INTERNATIONAL LTD. OY 0 1 1 0 3 5
MICARDIA CORPORATION 2 0 0 2 1 5
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY 0 0 0 2 3 5
PACESETTER, INC. 3 2 0 0 0 5
POLY-MED, INC. 0 2 1 1 1 5
PULMONX, INC. 3 0 1 1 0 5
THORATEC CORPORATION 1 1 1 0 2 5
TOUCH EMAS LIMITED 0 0 1 0 4 5
TRANSCEND MEDICAL, INC. 0 0 3 2 0 5
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA 0 0 1 2 2 5
VASCUTEK LIMITED 0 1 3 1 0 5
VYSERA BIOMEDICAL LIMITED 0 1 0 3 1 5
WALDEMAR LINK GMBH & CO. 0 2 0 0 3 5
ZIMMER SPINE 2 0 2 1 0 5



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