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Caterpillar Inc Patent Portfolio Statistics

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Caterpillar Inc`s Profile

This article summarizes the perfomance of the assignee in the recent years. The overall statistics for this portfolio help to analyze the areas where the assignee is performing well. The filing trend, perfomance across the tech centers and the perfomance of the recent applications has been mentioned below. All the stats are calculated based on the perfomance in USPTO.

How does the overall patent portfolio of Caterpillar Inc look like?

Total Applications: 165
Granted Patents: 89
Grant Index 76.07 %
Abandoned/Rejected Applications: 28 (23.93%)
In-Process Applications: 46
Average Grant Time: 2.42 Years
Average Office Actions: 1.16

Which Technology Area Caterpillar Inc is filing most patents in? (Last 10 years)

Art Unit Definition Total Applications
3671 Wells, Earth Boring/Moving/Working, Excavating, Mining, Harvesters, Bridges, Roads, Petroleum, Closures, Connections, and Hardware 26
3747 Thermal & Combustion Technology, Motive & Fluid Power Systems 26
Opap Parked GAU 23
3617 Surface Transportation 14
1778 Chemical Apparatus, Separation and Purification, Liquid and Gas Contact Apparatus 11

How many patents are Caterpillar Inc filing every year?

Year Total Applications
2022 0*
2021 10*
2020 32
2019 42
2018 25

*The drop in the number of applications filed in last two years compared to previous years is because applications can take up to 18 months to get published

Recently filed patent applications of Caterpillar Inc in USPTO?

Publication number: US20220023781A1

A filter pulsation dampening device has a replaceable filter element including a plurality of baffles disposed next to each other or a flexible valve that is disposed proximate a baffle.

Publication date: 2022-01-27
Applicant: Caterpillar Inc
Inventors: Immel Jon T

Publication number: US20220009569A1

A track link includes an elongate link body formed of a link body material that varies in hardness to form a first lower hardness zone, a second lower hardness zone, and a higher hardness zone. The higher hardness zone includes an upper rail surface of the elongate link body and extends substantially throughout the elongate link body outside of the first and second lower hardness zones, which surround the track pin bores. Related methodology for making a track link is also disclosed.

Publication date: 2022-01-13
Applicant: Caterpillar Inc
Inventors: Kevin Steiner

Publication number: US20210381206A1

An adapter includes a first leg, a second leg, and a throat portion that define a slot defining a direction of assembly onto a work implement assembly, a lateral direction that is perpendicular to the direction of assembly, and a vertical direction that is perpendicular to the direction of assembly and the lateral direction. The throat portion further includes a first throat side surface disposed along the lateral direction and a second throat side surface disposed on the opposite side of the throat portion along the lateral direction. The first throat side surface defines a first adapter cover receiving recess.

Publication date: 2021-12-09
Applicant: Caterpillar Inc
Inventors: Eric Sinn T

How are Caterpillar Inc’s applications performing in USPTO?

Application Number Title Status Art Unit Examiner
17495099 Filter Pulsation Dampening Device OPAP Central, Docket
17484788 Scallop-Resistant Track Link And Method Of Making Same OPAP Central, Docket
17412856 Work Implement Assembly Using A Center Adapter Mating With A Notched Base Edge Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
17399609 Methods And Systems For Determiing Part Wear Using A Bounding Model Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
17399506 Localization System For Underground Mining Applications Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket