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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 - 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 187, Elevator, Industrial Lift Truck, or Stationary Lift for Vehicle

( 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 2014 Total
OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY 4 3 8 6 3 1 0 1 1 4 1 1 12 17 8 6 7 6 6 6 8 7 35 23 44 46 31 40 40 63 64 24 28 43 15 9 5 9 11 16 25 23 27 30 21 25 813
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 8 5 14 11 11 8 10 13 11 15 7 9 6 10 5 18 10 6 11 9 7 8 17 14 14 20 12 22 16 16 27 17 16 14 11 10 6 15 18 11 10 6 6 14 6 12 542
MITSUBISHI DENKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 4 9 6 8 5 8 11 20 29 21 22 23 9 8 22 25 8 8 9 6 5 2 7 2 15 37 14 3 4 7 9 20 25 33 26 24 19 11 527
INVENTIO AG 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 2 3 4 1 0 1 3 5 5 7 11 7 6 7 9 9 7 13 11 22 16 15 24 15 15 18 27 25 38 23 32 21 16 29 34 487
WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP. 3 13 14 5 15 19 11 3 24 19 10 2 6 11 5 16 13 5 16 17 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 0 229
KONE 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 1 2 2 10 8 5 3 8 8 9 13 28 19 18 21 25 23 203
HITACHI, LTD 1 0 1 5 3 6 4 6 8 7 3 0 4 5 3 2 2 1 2 4 5 2 6 2 6 5 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 1 1 1 3 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 113
TOSHIBA CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 6 2 0 2 1 4 3 5 12 5 1 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 60
KONE OSAKEYHTIO 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 0 6 10 8 12 11 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 54
KONE ELEVATOR GMBH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 5 2 6 6 4 5 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40
RELIANCE ELECTRIC CO. 9 10 5 1 5 4 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 37
TOSHIBA ELEVATOR KABUSHIKI KAISHA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 5 4 4 2 3 6 5 1 2 36
LG INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS 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 1 3 1 2 12 6 6 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33
TOWMOTOR CORPORATION 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 4 5 0 0 1 3 3 3 5 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 31
CLARK EQUIPMENT COMPANY, INC. 3 2 2 1 0 1 2 0 1 1 1 0 2 3 3 1 0 2 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 27
THYSSENKRUPP ELEVATOR CAPITAL 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 1 3 1 3 3 3 3 1 1 2 5 1 0 27
TOYODA JIDOSHOKKI SEISAKUSHO KABUSHIKI KAISHA 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 23
DELAWARE CAPITAL FORMATION, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 1 1 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 1 0 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21
RAYMOND CORPORATION 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 2 1 1 2 19
JUNGHEINRICH AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 1 0 0 3 3 0 1 0 2 2 2 17
CROWN EQUIPMENT CORPORATION, INC. 0 0 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 1 1 2 2 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 16
MONTGOMERY ELEVATOR COMPANY 1 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16
DOVER CORPORATION 1 2 1 1 1 0 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 0 14
SUGIYASU INDUSTRIES CO., LTD. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 3 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14
ARMOR ELEVATOR COMPANY, INC. 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 7 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 12
LINDE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
CATERPILLAR INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 0 1 2 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 11
LINDEN ALIMAK AB 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 1 1 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 11
ALLIS-CHALMERS CORPORATION 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 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 0 0 0 0 10
AUTOQUIP CORPORATION 0 3 0 0 1 2 2 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
EATON CORPORATION 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 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 0 10
THYSSENKRUPP ELEVATOR 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 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 10
ELEVATOR GMBH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 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 9
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC RESEARCH LABORATORIES, 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 2 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 9
STANNAH STAIRLIFTS 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 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 9
CROWN CONTROLS CORPORATION 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
FUJITEC CO., LTD. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 8
NISSAN MOTOR COMPANY, LIMITED 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 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 0 0 0 8
DAIFUKU 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 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
PFLOW INDUSTRIES, 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 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7
UNITED STATES ELEVATOR CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 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 7
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
ADVANTAGE LIFT SYSTEMS, 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 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
AGM CONTAINER CONTROLS, 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 6
BUCHER HYDRAULICS 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 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6
CAPTIVATE NETWORK, 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 1 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
CEDES 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 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 6
GANNETT SATELLITE INFORMATION NETWORK, 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 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 6
HARNISCHFEGER ENGINEERS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
MASCHINENBAU HALDENWANG GMBH & CO. KG 0 0 0 0 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 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6
MURATA KIKAI KABUSHIKI KAISHA 0 0 0 0 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 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
SKY CLIMBER 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 3 6
ELEVATORS PTY. LIMITED 0 1 0 0 1 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 0 0 0 5
GEBRUDER HOFMANN GMBH & CO. KG MASCHINENFABRIK 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 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 5
GENIE INDUSTRIES, INC. 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 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
HUNTER ENGINEERING COMPANY 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5
MANNESMANN AG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
OTTO NUSSBAUM GMBH & CO. KG 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 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
RICON CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
SIECOR CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 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
STERTIL B.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 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 5
THE PEELLE 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
WITTUR 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 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5



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