Black & Decker Inc Patent Portfolio Statistics

Black & Decker 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 Black & Decker Inc. look like?

Total Applications: 2,635
Granted Patents: 1,840
Grant Index 79.31 %
Abandoned/Rejected Applications: 480 (20.69%)
In-Process Applications: 310
Average Grant Time: 2.89 Years
Average Office Actions: 1.79

Which Technology Area Black & Decker Inc. is filing most patents in? (Last 10 years)

Art Unit Definition Total Applications
3724 Manufacturing Devices & Processes, Machine Tools & Hand Tools 365
3721 Sheet Container Making, Package Making, Receptacles, Shoes, Apparel, and Tool Driving or Impacting 290
3723 Manufacturing Devices & Processes, Machine Tools & Hand Tools 214
3722 Manufacturing Devices & Processes, Machine Tools & Hand Tools 154
3731 Sheet Container Making, Package Making, Receptacles, Shoes, Apparel, and Tool Driving or Impacting 114

How many patents are Black & Decker Inc. filing every year?

Year Total Applications
2022 0*
2021 11*
2020 35
2019 65
2018 73

*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 Black & Decker Inc. in USPTO?

Publication number: US20220024017A1
Application number: 17/495,533

Abstract:
A brushless DC motor includes a stator, a rotor, and motor terminals mounted on the stator. Each motor terminal includes a planar portion extending circumferentially from the end insulator, a wire-receiving member extending from a first end of the planar portion and folded over an outer surface of the planar portion away from the center axis of the stator at an angle of less than 90 degrees, and a tab portion extending from a second end of the planar portion parallel to the center axis of the stator. A circuit board is disposed adjacent the motor including power switches mounted thereon for energizing the stator windings. Slots are formed in the circuit board to align with and securely receive the tab portions of the motor terminals, thus electrically connecting the motor terminals to the power switches.

Publication date: 2022-01-27
Applicant: Black & Decker Inc.
Inventors: J Seeley Timothy


Publication number: US20220024016A1
Application number: 17/495,517

Abstract:
A stator for a brushless DC (BLDC) motor includes a stator core having stator teeth extending radially inwardly towards a center bore, stator windings respectively wound around the stator teeth, and insulating inserts having substantially the same longitudinal length as the stator core. The insulating inserts are longitudinally received between adjacent stator windings at or near inner tips of the adjacent stator teeth to substantially seal the center bore of the stator assembly from the stator windings.

Publication date: 2022-01-27
Applicant: Black & Decker Inc.
Inventors: A Craig Oktavec


Publication number: US20220014071A1
Application number: 17/486,450

Abstract:
A brushless motor includes a stator and a rotor rotatably received within the stator, the rotor including a rotor shaft, a rotor body mounted on the rotor shaft and including axial slots, permanent magnets disposed within the axial slots, and a rotor end cap provided at an end of the rotor body to axially retain the permanent magnets within the slots. The rotor end cap includes an outer planar portion that is in contact with the end of the rotor body, and ribs angularly extending from the outer planar portion towards a center portion forming openings therebetween to allow passage of air between adjacent openings in thermal contact with the end of the rotor body.

Publication date: 2022-01-13
Applicant: Black & Decker Inc.
Inventors: F Ryan Schroeder


How are Black & Decker Inc.’s applications performing in USPTO?

Application Number Title Status Art Unit Examiner
17/495,533 Brushless Motor System For Power Tools OPAP Central, Docket
17/495,517 Brushless Motor System For Power Tools OPAP Central, Docket
17/486,450 Brushless Motor For A Power Tool OPAP Central, Docket
17/484,595 Stator Assembly For A Brushless Motor In A Power Tool OPAP Central, Docket
17/461,840 Tile Saw OPAP Central, Docket