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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 116, Signals and Indicators

( 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 48 57 57 58 47 69 48 55 54 41 44 36 20 19 19 24 19 37 19 26 45 49 62 34 34 49 38 35 28 23 31 41 37 42 32 44 33 28 27 27 24 33 17 22 23 1655
GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION 3 2 4 1 3 4 3 5 0 0 2 4 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 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 37
YAZAKI CORP. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 5 4 6 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 2 35
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, NAVY 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16
NISSAN MOTOR COMPANY, LIMITED 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 15
MINNESOTA MINING AND MANUFACTURING COMPANY 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 3 1 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 14
HONEYWELL INC. 3 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 13
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. 0 0 0 0 1 5 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 12
HONDA GIKEN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 11
DELCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION 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 1 1 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
MANNESMANN VDO AG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
RAYMOND LEE ORGANIZATION 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
ROBERTSHAW CONTROLS COMPANY 1 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 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 10
NIPPON SEIKI 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 3 9
DENSO 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 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 8
DENSO INTERNATIONAL AMERICA, 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 2 2 0 2 1 1 0 8
PALL CORPORATION 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 0 8
VDO ADOLF SCHINDLING AG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
DRAGERWERK AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 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 7
FORD MOTOR COMPANY 2 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 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7
NIPPONDENSO 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 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
TEMPTIME 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 1 3 0 1 1 1 7
YAZAKI NORTH AMERICA, 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 1 1 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 7
AKTIEBOLAGET ELECTROLUX 0 0 2 0 1 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 0 0 6
FLEXSTAKE, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
GTE PRODUCTS CORPORATION 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
ORTHO PHARMACEUTICAL CORPORATION 0 1 3 1 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ARMY 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
AKZONA INCORPORATED 0 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 5
CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS US, 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 3 1 0 1 0 5
DETECTORS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 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 5
FALCON SAFETY PRODUCTS, INC. 0 0 0 1 2 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 0 0 0 0 0 5
FIGGIE INTERNATIONAL INC. 0 1 1 0 0 1 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
ITT CORPORATION 1 2 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 0 0 0 5
JOHNSON CONTROLS TECHNOLOGY COMPANY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 2 1 0 5
KOCKUMS MEKANISKA VERKSTADS AB 2 0 1 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
OAK INDUSTRIES INC. 0 0 1 2 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 0 5
RICOH COMPANY, LTD. 0 0 0 0 0 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 5
TRUDELL MEDICAL INTERNATIONAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 5
VOLK ENTERPRISES, 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 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5



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