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

Patenting By NAICS Industry Classification
Breakout By Ownership Category
-- Whole Counts --

- this report was created with support from the National Science Foundation -

Count (*) of 1963 - 2012 Utility Patent Grants,
As Distributed By Calendar Year of Grant

- Explanation of Data -

Listing of Ownership Categories For 0.5 or More Utility Patents During the Period
Having Primary Classification Corresponding To

NAICS Classification 3391
Medical Equipment and Supplies

( North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) classification is determined by
the primary U.S. Patent Classification System (USPC) patent classification and a USPC to NAICS concordance - see 'Explanation of Data' )
( this Whole Counts report allocates a patent to each matched industry -- see 'Explanation of Data' )

The following table displays Ownership Categories and WHOLE counts of utility patents associated with each of them; patents are distributed by year of patent grant.
Counts Sequence ID NAICS Classification Classification Title (U.S. or Foreign) Assignment ID Ownership Category PRE_1964 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 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 Total
Whol / YoG 29 3391 Medical Equipment and Supplies (U.S. Ownership) 2 U.S. CORPORATION 244 213 255 322 350 320 415 425 524 466 513 596 643 579 521 452 391 547 567 504 497 652 736 783 983 934 1209 1171 1392 1550 1576 1985 1983 2072 2261 3013 3040 3120 3030 2811 3533 2833 2201 2580 2291 2116 2629 4541 5249 5995 77613
Whol / YoG 29 3391 Medical Equipment and Supplies (U.S. Ownership) 4 U.S. INDIVIDUAL 409 291 361 355 432 397 473 508 574 457 590 635 615 502 500 424 342 559 579 465 454 555 606 740 839 768 1006 996 1142 1102 1097 1263 1129 1290 1229 1585 1409 1332 1184 1089 1086 882 768 788 604 568 503 813 814 1001 38110
Whol / YoG 29 3391 Medical Equipment and Supplies (U.S. Ownership) 6 U.S. GOVERNMENT 12 11 10 16 20 19 22 30 18 23 28 21 28 22 22 10 9 14 14 10 16 15 19 19 8 5 10 11 21 15 16 16 14 13 14 22 13 16 9 19 11 20 15 12 6 12 5 21 19 18 789
Whol / YoG 29 3391 Medical Equipment and Supplies (U.S. Ownership)   -- Subtotal -- 665 515 626 693 802 736 910 963 1116 946 1131 1252 1286 1103 1043 886 742 1120 1160 979 967 1222 1361 1542 1830 1707 2225 2178 2555 2667 2689 3264 3126 3375 3504 4620 4462 4468 4223 3919 4630 3735 2984 3380 2901 2696 3137 5375 6082 7014 116512
 
Whol / YoG 29 3391 Medical Equipment and Supplies (Foreign Ownership) 3 FOREIGN CORPORATION 38 35 49 46 57 58 96 106 110 130 122 166 200 177 183 166 164 271 300 246 248 335 389 427 580 445 575 610 636 610 568 619 642 665 758 1034 1103 1156 1223 1241 1413 1152 928 1064 996 988 1140 1812 2061 2573 30711
Whol / YoG 29 3391 Medical Equipment and Supplies (Foreign Ownership) 5 FOREIGN INDIVIDUAL 58 32 49 41 72 58 84 85 109 111 87 128 146 111 125 102 95 169 169 154 120 141 145 197 244 260 306 262 297 342 260 313 331 284 346 427 431 396 436 391 418 334 239 286 244 197 165 271 232 345 10645
Whol / YoG 29 3391 Medical Equipment and Supplies (Foreign Ownership) 7 FOREIGN GOVERNMENT 0 0 1 0 0 3 2 0 0 4 2 1 3 2 3 2 4 3 4 6 2 10 1 6 8 9 9 9 8 10 5 3 3 7 3 0 1 1 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 5 151
Whol / YoG 29 3391 Medical Equipment and Supplies (Foreign Ownership)   -- Subtotal -- 96 67 99 87 129 119 182 191 219 245 211 295 349 290 311 270 263 443 473 406 370 486 535 630 832 714 890 881 941 962 833 935 976 956 1107 1461 1535 1553 1662 1635 1832 1487 1167 1350 1240 1185 1308 2083 2293 2923 41507
 
Whol / YoG 29 3391 Medical Equipment and Supplies (ALL Ownership) A All Ownership Categories 761 582 725 780 931 855 1092 1154 1335 1191 1342 1547 1635 1393 1354 1156 1005 1563 1633 1385 1337 1708 1896 2172 2662 2421 3115 3059 3496 3629 3522 4199 4102 4331 4611 6081 5997 6021 5885 5554 6462 5222 4151 4730 4141 3881 4445 7458 8375 9937 158019



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