Amazon Technologies, Inc Patent Portfolio Statistics

Amazon Technologies, Inc.

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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 Amazon Technologies, Inc. look like?

Assignee Art Units
Total Applications: 15,610 1,321,973
Granted Patents: 14,654 722,799
Grant Index 97.59% 75.93%
Abandoned/Rejected Applications: 362 (2.41%) 229,156 (24.07%)
In-Process Applications: 567 370,018
Average Grant Time: 3.14 Years 3.01 Years
Average Office Actions: 2.06 1.84

Which Technology Area Amazon Technologies, Inc. is filing most patents in? (Last 10 years)

Art Unit Definition Total Applications
3625 Electronic Commerce 401
3651 Material and Article Handling 312
2454 Computer Networks 221
2457 Computer Networks 218
2872 Optics 201

How many patents are Amazon Technologies, Inc. filing every year?

Year Total Applications Predicted
2022 0* 1953
2021 88* 1916
2020 527 1838
2019 1,120 1120
2018 1,479
2017 1,697
2016 1,713
2015 1,911
2014 1,876
2013 1,531

*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 Amazon Technologies, Inc. in USPTO?

Publication number: US10789483B1
Application number: 16/195,016

Described is a system for counting stacked items using image analysis. In one implementation, an image of an inventory location with stacked items is obtained and processed to determine the number of items stacked at the inventory location. In some instances, the item closest to the camera that obtains the image may be the only item viewable in the image. Using image analysis, such as depth mapping or Histogram of Oriented Gradients (HOG) algorithms, the distance of the item from the camera and the shelf of the inventory location can be determined. Using this information, and known dimension information for the item, a count of the number of items stacked at an inventory location may be determined.

Publication date:
Applicant: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
Inventors: Ren Xiaofeng

Publication number: US10302452B1
Application number: 15/789,310

This disclosure describes systems, methods, and apparatus for automating the verification of aerial vehicle sensors as part of a pre-flight, flight departure, in-transit flight, and/or delivery destination calibration verification process. At different stages, aerial vehicle sensors may obtain sensor measurements about objects within an environment, the obtained measurements may be processed to determine information about the object, as presented in the measurements, and the processed information may be compared with the actual information about the object to determine a variation or difference between the information. If the variation is within a tolerance range, the sensor may be auto adjusted and operation of the aerial vehicle may continue. If the variation exceeds a correction range, flight of the aerial vehicle may be aborted and the aerial vehicle routed for a full sensor calibration.

Publication date:
Applicant: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
Inventors: Michael Scott Wilcox

Publication number: US10896398B1
Application number: 15/383,666

Inactive areas of interest to a merchant delivery service may be identified and customers within those areas may be utilized to recruit eligible merchants to participate with a merchant delivery service so that the merchant delivery service can deliver customer ordered products on behalf of participating merchants to the customers within the area. In some implementations, the merchant delivery service may provide incentives to customer to incent the customers to recruit eligible merchants to participate with the merchant delivery service. Likewise, incentives may be provided to merchants to incent merchants to participate in the merchant delivery service. When an eligible merchant becomes a participating merchant, the merchant delivery service provides a reward to the customers that recruited the merchant.

Publication date:
Applicant: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
Inventors: Eduardo Gustavo Lopez

How are Amazon Technologies, Inc.’s applications performing in USPTO?

Application Number Title Status Art Unit Examiner
16/195,016 Image Based Inventory Item Counting Patented Case 2667 Shin, Soo Jung
15/789,310 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Sensor Calibration Via Sensor Channel Patented Case 3661 Paige, Tyler D
15/383,666 Customer Driven Activation Of Merchant Delivery Service Areas Patented Case 3621 Kim, Patrick
15/181,254 Replaceable Power Modules On Aerial Vehicles Patented Case 3647 Green, Richard R