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U.S. PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
Patent Technology Monitoring Team (PTMT)

EXTENDED YEAR SET - Patenting In Technology Classes,
Breakout By Organization

Count of 1969 - 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 068, Textiles: Fluid Treating Apparatus

( 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 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 17 22 25 26 21 9 22 16 7 23 16 9 9 6 6 8 14 3 5 13 6 6 9 10 9 9 12 11 7 15 15 10 8 15 14 2 2 2 2 11 5 4 3 5 3 472
LG ELECTRONICS INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 3 2 2 1 8 4 4 5 9 29 48 45 42 46 59 45 359
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION 4 6 5 6 5 6 4 5 3 6 8 2 4 3 7 6 2 2 5 7 8 5 5 4 6 4 4 2 2 5 3 1 4 2 3 2 2 1 4 7 14 10 8 5 20 227
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 9 7 9 3 4 3 1 10 3 2 3 5 6 8 2 7 0 0 4 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 1 13 7 2 2 2 1 2 3 0 1 0 2 6 5 8 3 1 4 157
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 6 7 11 16 26 5 5 1 1 1 1 4 5 5 5 7 11 14 12 150
TOSHIBA CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 1 5 2 2 5 2 4 2 1 4 5 6 1 3 2 4 3 2 2 2 6 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 3 3 81
BOSCH SIEMENS HAUSGERATE GMBH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 6 4 0 5 3 5 4 3 5 0 1 3 6 4 13 69
MAYTAG CORPORATION 0 1 2 2 3 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 2 4 9 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 59
SANDO IRON WORKS, CO. LTD. 0 1 1 2 2 0 1 0 4 8 2 8 3 3 3 7 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 56
DAEWOO ELECTRONICS COMPANY, LTD. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 8 19 14 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 55
VEPA AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 1 9 4 7 6 4 3 3 2 1 1 0 2 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 52
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 4 2 1 0 1 0 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 35
GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION 1 2 7 2 5 4 1 0 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30
MILLIKEN RESEARCH CORPORATION 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 5 4 2 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30
SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 1 2 0 3 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 28
HITACHI, LTD 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 0 2 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27
WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP. 3 8 4 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24
GASTON COUNTY DYEING MACHINE COMPANY 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22
MCGRAW-EDISON COMPANY 1 3 3 3 6 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22
SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA (SHARP CORPORATION) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 4 0 5 0 1 22
PROCTER + GAMBLE COMPANY 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 1 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 21
MIELE & CIE. GMBH & CO. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 2 4 3 20
GOLDSTAR COMPANY, LTD. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 7 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19
WHITE CONSOLIDATED INDUSTRIES, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 2 1 1 2 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19
EDUARD KUSTERS MASCHINENFABRIK GMBH & CO. KG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18
ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS CORPORATION N.V. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 2 4 1 2 2 16
BRUCKNER APPARATEBAU GMBH 0 0 1 3 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14
ELLIS CORPORATION 0 0 1 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14
FISHER + PAYKEL LIMITED 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14
BORG-WARNER CORPORATION 3 4 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13
AKTIEBOLAGET ELECTROLUX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 12
KLEINEWEFERS INDUSTRIE COMPANIE GMBH 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
PELLERIN MILNOR CORPORATION 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
RAYTHEON COMPANY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
BURLINGTON INDUSTRIES, INC. 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
U.S. PHILIPS CORPORATION 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
YOSHIDA KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
EMERSON ELECTRIC CO. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 10
MITSUBISHI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
RIGGS + LOMBARD INC. 0 2 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
ZANUSSI ELETTRODOMESTICI S.P.A. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
KAMYR AKTIEBOLAG 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
UNITED MERCHANTS AND MANUFACTURES, INC. 4 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
ELETROLUX ZANUSSI ELETTRODOMESTICI S.P.A. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
FIGGIE INTERNATIONAL INC. 0 0 0 1 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
HOECHST AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
INDUSTRIE ZANUSSI S.P.A. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
KLEINEWEFERS, JOH. SOHNE MASCHINENFABRIK 4 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
BLACKSTONE CORPORATION 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 7
FLEISSNER GMBH & CO., MASCHINENFABRIK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
G. A. BRAUN INC. 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
KUSTERS, EDUARD, MASCHINENFABRIK 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
MICELL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
SPEED QUEEN COMPANY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
ARGELICH, TERMES Y CIA., S.A. 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
ARTOS DR.-ING. MEIER-WINDHORST KG (GMBH & CO.) 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
BARRIQUAND SOCIETE ANONYME 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
DYSON LIMITED 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
EATON CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
H. KRANTZ GMBH & CO. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
HUNT, RODNEY COMPANY 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
KANEBO LTD. 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
MONSANTO COMPANY, INC. 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 6
ALLIANCE LAUNDRY SYSTEMS LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 5
ARCELIK ANONIM SIRKETI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5
BSH HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 5
COTTON INCORPORATED 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
ECOLAB INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
FLEISSNER GMBH 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
GERBER + CO., G.M.B.H. 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
HEBERLEIN + CO. AG 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
IMPERIAL CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES PLC 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
KVAERNER PULPING AKTIEBOLAG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
LEVER BROTHERS COMPANY, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
SENKINGWERK GMBH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
SPEROTTO RIMAR S.P.A. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
THE HOOVER COMPANY 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
UNIVERSAL TOWEL COMPANY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
VALD. HENRIKSEN A/S 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
WEST POINT-PEPPERELL, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5



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