Caterpillar Inc Patent Portfolio Statistics

Caterpillar 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 Caterpillar Inc. look like?

Assignee Art Units
Total Applications: 8,637 2,410,473
Granted Patents: 5,703 1,532,722
Grant Index 69.18% 76.59%
Abandoned/Rejected Applications: 2,541 (30.82%) 468,517 (23.41%)
In-Process Applications: 374 409,234
Average Grant Time: 2.64 Years 2.58 Years
Average Office Actions: 1.25 1.46

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

Art Unit Definition Total Applications
3747 Thermal & Combustion Technology, Motive & Fluid Power Systems 1,164
3748 Thermal & Combustion Technology, Motive & Fluid Power Systems 502
3745 Thermal & Combustion Technology, Motive & Fluid Power Systems 474
3671 Wells, Earth Boring/Moving/Working, Excavating, Mining, Harvesters, Bridges, Roads, Petroleum, Closures, Connections, and Hardware 464
3746 Thermal & Combustion Technology, Motive & Fluid Power Systems 271

How many patents are Caterpillar Inc. filing every year?

Year Total Applications Predicted
2022 0* 653
2021 38* 581
2020 253 550
2019 373 373
2018 254
2017 278
2016 702
2015 836
2014 652
2013 416

*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: US20190389660A1
Application number: 16/018,634

Some examples described herein include a flexible hopper for a conveyor system. The flexible hopper may include a hopper weldment attached to a frame of the conveyor, wherein the hopper weldment surrounds a charge cud of the conveyor, a flexible frame configured to enable an opening of the flexible hopper to expand or contract, and/or a skirt attached to the flexible frame and configured to form an enclosure between the flexible frame and the hopper weldment.

Publication date: 2019-12-26
Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
Inventors: Mashek Nathan

Publication number: US20190366521A1
Application number: 15/995,420

A bit removal device may include a support, an extractor coupled to the support, and an actuator. The support is configured to engage a bit holder from a front side of the bit holder. The extractor is configured to engage a bit from the front side of the bit holder. The actuator is configured to move the extractor relative to the support to extract the bit from the bit holder.

Publication date: 2019-12-05
Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
Inventors: Prasad S Virgi

Publication number: 2018111546
Application number: PCT/US17/63587


Publication date: 2018-06-21
Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
Inventors: Aaron Brown M

How are Caterpillar Inc.’s applications performing in USPTO?

Application Number Title Status Art Unit Examiner
16/018,634 Flexible Hopper For A Conveyor System Patented Case 3651 Dillon Jr, Joseph A
15/995,420 Rotor Bit Removal Device Patented Case 3723 Quann, Abbie E
PCT/US17/63587 Pump Plunger For A Linearly Actuated Pump RO PROCESSING COMPLETED-PLACED IN STORAGE 2827
14/887,330 Hopper Assembly For Paving Machines Patented Case 3671 Chu, Katherine J