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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 194, Check-Actuated Control Mechanisms

( 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 19 16 21 10 21 13 18 17 11 11 16 16 10 13 16 9 13 12 7 12 9 7 14 12 14 9 18 15 7 7 15 5 8 5 9 7 1 4 6 1 4 4 0 2 2 466
MARS INCORPORATED 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 3 1 2 1 2 1 2 3 1 4 2 1 2 1 3 0 2 5 9 11 6 7 7 11 5 3 3 2 2 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 121
CUMMINS-ALLISON CORPORATION 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 1 1 2 1 3 5 2 4 0 14 3 3 2 2 10 5 3 7 69
KABUSHIKI KAISHA NIPPON CONLUX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 5 3 3 3 2 4 1 1 3 7 3 7 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 54
COINSTAR, 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 1 2 4 6 2 2 2 3 3 4 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 35
COIN ACCEPTORS, INC. 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 32
ASAHI SEIKO KABUSHIKI KAISHA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 2 5 1 3 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 3 1 2 0 0 1 31
GLORY 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 0 0 0 6 5 9 9 30
NIPPON COINCO CO., LTD. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 5 0 0 0 3 5 0 3 2 2 1 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 27
UNIDYNAMICS CORPORATION 1 0 0 0 1 3 1 2 1 0 0 2 2 2 2 1 4 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 0 25
LAUREL BANK MACHINE CO., LTD. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 3 0 2 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22
NIPPON CONLUX CO., LTD. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 3 5 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 22
JAPAN CASH MACHINE 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 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 5 3 1 2 20
ASAHI SEIKO CO., 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 3 1 2 0 18
COIN CONTROLS LIMITED 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17
GIESECKE & DEVRIENT GMBH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 2 4 1 5 3 17
ROWE INTERNATIONAL INC. 2 0 3 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17
H. R. ELECTRONICS COMPANY 0 2 1 1 1 3 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 2 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 16
MEI, 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 1 1 2 2 4 4 16
GLORY KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 15
NATIONAL REJECTORS INC., GMBH 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 15
VENDO COMPANY 3 3 2 3 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 15
INTERNATIONAL CURRENCY TECHNOLOGIES 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 1 1 3 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 14
MONARCH TOOL AND MANUFACTURING COMPANY 0 0 3 0 1 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 14
POM INCORPORATED 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14
ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCTS COMPANY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13
KIDDE, INC. 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 1 2 2 1 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 0 0 0 0 0 13
MAYTAG CORPORATION 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13
AZKOYEN INDUSTRIAL, S.A. 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 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
SANDEN CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
AUTELCA AG 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 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 11
KIENZLE APPARATE GMBH 1 2 0 1 0 0 3 2 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
KASPAR WIRE WORKS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
NAUTILUS HYOSUNG 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 1 0 3 2 2 2 10
QONAAR CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 2 1 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
TOSHIBA CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 10
BALLY MANUFACTURING CORPORATION 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
GREENWALD INDUSTRIES, INC. (NEW YORK) 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
K JACK ENGINEERING COMPANY, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 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 9
KABUSHIKI KAISHA ACE DENKEN 0 0 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 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
OMRON TETEISI ELECTRONICS CO. 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 3 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 9
ARDAC, INC. 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
EQUIPMENT SYSTEMS & DEVICES, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
LAUREL PRECISION MACHINE 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 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 8
MACHINE-O-MATIC 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 1 0 2 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
NORTHWESTERN CORPORATION 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
WALTER HANKE MECHANISCHE WERKSTATTEN 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 8
CASHCODE COMPANY 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 1 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
DUNCAN INDUSTRIES PARKING CONTROL SYSTEMS CORP. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
HITACHI, 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 1 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 7
IDX, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
IMONEX SERVICES 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 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 7
JCM AMERICAN 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 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 7
MICROSYSTEM CONTROLS PTY 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 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
OKI ELECTRIC INDUSTRY CO., LTD. 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7
SCHULTE-SCHLAGBAUM AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7
SMARTE CARTE, INC. 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 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
WURLITZER COMPANY 0 2 0 0 1 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 0 0 0 0 7
AMERICAN LOCKER SECURITY SYSTEMS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
ARUZE 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 1 0 4 1 0 0 0 6
BANK OF AMERICA 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 0 0 1 5 0 6
CAN & BOTTLE SYSTEMS INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
COIN MECHANISMS, INC. 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 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
FAWN ENGINEERING CORPORATION 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 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 6
FUJITSU LIMITED 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 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
INTERNATIONAL GAME TECHNOLOGY (IGT) 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 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6
LUCENT 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 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
MONEY CONTROLS 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 0 6
NCR 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 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 6
NSM 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 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
PAN-NOVA, INC. 0 1 1 0 2 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 0 0 0 6
ROYAL VENDORS, 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 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
SCAN COIN INDUSTRIES AB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 0 3 0 0 0 0 6
SEEBURG CORPORATION 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
SEEBURG CORPORATION OF DELAWARE 0 0 0 1 3 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 6
AUTHENTICATION 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 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
CORNELIUS COMPANY 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 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 0 0 0 0 0 5
GAMEMAX 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 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY 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 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5
KABUSHIKI KAISHA UNIVERSAL 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 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
NOVA RESOLUTION 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
SCAN COIN AB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 2 0 5
TALARIS 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 2 3 0 5
UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT 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 0 1 0 2 2 5



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