Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha Patent Portfolio Statistics

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

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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 Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha look like?

Total Applications: 15,172
Granted Patents: 13,468
Grant Index 93.66 %
Abandoned/Rejected Applications: 911 (6.34%)
In-Process Applications: 750
Average Grant Time: 2.49 Years
Average Office Actions: 1.27

Which Technology Area Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha is filing most patents in? (Last 10 years)

Art Unit Definition Total Applications
2853 Printing/Measuring and Testing 2,732
2852 Printing/Measuring and Testing 2,689
2861 Printing/Measuring and Testing 818
3653 Material and Article Handling 574
2854 Printing/Measuring and Testing 546

How many patents are Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha filing every year?

Year Total Applications
2022 0*
2021 550*
2020 670
2019 629
2018 684

*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 Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha in USPTO?

Publication number: US20220024236A1
Application number: 17/499,293

Abstract:
A printer configured to perform a printing operation on a printing medium, including: a cylindrically shaped housing including a bottom surface and a cylindrical surface on which an outlet is formed, the housing being configured to be placed on a horizontal table in any of a first posture in which the bottom surface is opposed to the table and a second posture in which a specific portion of the cylindrical surface is opposed to the table, the outlet being formed at a position of the cylindrical surface at which the printing medium stored in the housing is dischargeable from the outlet irrespective of whether the housing takes the first posture or the second posture on the table; and a second-posture keeping structure to keep the housing in the second posture in a state in which the cylindrical surface is opposed to the table.

Publication date: 2022-01-27
Applicant: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
Inventors: Furuyama Toshiyuki


Publication number: US20220027106A1
Application number: 17/496,248

Abstract:
When a general-use printing program receives a print instruction to cause a printer to execute printing of an image, a supporting program obtains status information of the printer from the printer and determines, based on the status information, whether a display condition is satisfied. The display condition is a condition to display a message based on the status information. When it is determined that the display condition is satisfied, the supporting program display the massage on a UI of a PC.

Publication date: 2022-01-27
Applicant: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
Inventors: Kakitsuba Ryota


Publication number: US20220024210A1
Application number: 17/494,382

Abstract:
There is provide a liquid discharge head including: a supply manifold; a feedback manifold; and a plurality of individual flow channels having: a supply portion, a descender portion, and a feedback portion. The supply manifold has a plurality of supply ports, and the feedback manifold has a plurality of feedback ports. At least part of the supply manifold overlaps with the feedback manifold in the second direction. The plurality of pressure chambers have first pressure chambers forming a first pressure chamber array and second pressure chambers forming a second pressure chamber array. The first pressure chamber array is arranged at one side, of the supply manifold, in a third direction and the second pressure chamber array is arranged at the other side, of the supply manifold, in the third direction. The first pressure chamber array and the second pressure chamber array are connected to the supply manifold.

Publication date: 2022-01-27
Applicant: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
Inventors: Hirai Keita


How are Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha’s applications performing in USPTO?

Application Number Title Status Art Unit Examiner
17/499,293 Printer OPAP Central, Docket
17/496,248 Non-Transitory Computer-Readable Recording Medium, Information Processing Apparatus And Printing Method OPAP Central, Docket
17/494,382 Liquid Discharge Head OPAP Central, Docket
17/493,899 Terminal Device And Non-Transitory Computer-Readable Recording Medium Storing Computer Readable Instructions For Terminal Device OPAP Central, Docket
17/494,354 Liquid Discharge Head OPAP Central, Docket