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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 850, Scanning-Probe Techniques or Apparatus; Applications of Scanning-Probe Techniques, e.g., Scanning Probe Microscopy [Spm]

( 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
HITACHI, LTD 0 0 1 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 2 8 10 5 2 5 1 2 2 2 1 3 3 12 15 20 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 111
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 2 1 2 1 6 3 3 2 1 1 0 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 3 50
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 2 4 3 2 2 1 0 0 4 2 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 4 44
SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 0 0 3 1 0 1 3 4 9 5 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 39
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 5 4 1 1 2 1 2 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 32
JEOL LTD. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 3 1 5 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 30
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 4 1 5 1 0 0 2 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26
KLA-TENCOR TECHNOLOGIES CORP. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, THE REGENTS OF 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 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 17
SII NANOTECHNOLOGY 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 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 3 4 15
NIKON 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 3 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14
STANFORD UNIVERSITY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 13
APPLIED MATERIALS, 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 2 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, 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 4 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
DIGITAL INSTRUMENTS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 1 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
FEI 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 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
HITACHI HIGH-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 0 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 11
SHIMADZU 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 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 11
AGILENT 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 3 8
MITSUBISHI DENKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
EUROPEAN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY (EMBL) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.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 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 6
JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 2 6
KLA-TENCOR 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 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6
MOLECULAR IMAGING 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 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
NANOINK, 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 0 5 1 6
PARK SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS 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 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
SCHLUMBERGER 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 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
TWIN CITY INTERNATIONAL, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 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
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 0 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
VEECO INSTRUMENTS 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 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6
BRUKER NANO, 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 1 1 3 5
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 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 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5
CAMECA 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 5
GENERAL NANOTECHNOLOGY, L.L.C. 0 0 0 0 0 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 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 5
GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH CORP. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 1 5
ICT INTEGRATED CIRCUIT TESTING GESELLSCHAFT FUR HALBLEITERPRUFTECHNIK MBH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
MICRON TECHNOLOGY, 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 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
MINNESOTA MINING AND MANUFACTURING COMPANY 1 0 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
MULTIBEAM 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION KANAZAWA UNIVERSITY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 0 1 5
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY 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 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 5
TOSHIBA CORPORATION 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 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5



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