Eaton Corporation Patent Portfolio Statistics

Eaton Corporation

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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 Eaton Corporation look like?

Assignee Art Units
Total Applications: 4,564 2,461,115
Granted Patents: 3,911 1,600,906
Grant Index 86.72% 77.58%
Abandoned/Rejected Applications: 599 (13.28%) 462,621 (22.42%)
In-Process Applications: 54 397,588
Average Grant Time: 2.42 Years 2.52 Years
Average Office Actions: 1.23 1.4

Which Technology Area Eaton Corporation is filing most patents in? (Last 10 years)

Art Unit Definition Total Applications
2836 Electrical Circuits and Systems 392
2832 375
2833 Electrical Circuits and Systems 296
2835 Electrical Circuits and Systems 250
3681 Business Methods – Incentive Programs, Coupons; Electronic Shopping; Business Cryptography, Voting; Health Care; Point of Sale, Inventory, Accounting; Business Processing, Electronic Negotiation 237

How many patents are Eaton Corporation filing every year?

Year Total Applications Predicted
2022 0* 440
2021 7* 369
2020 32 417
2019 43 43
2018 115
2017 301
2016 255
2015 218
2014 255
2013 236

*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 Eaton Corporation in USPTO?

Publication number: US20220149528A1
Application number: 17/519,381

An antenna module includes a hollow cylindrical conductor structure. The hollow cylindrical conductor structure includes a cylinder wall, at least one first slot, and a first feed point. The at least one first slot and the first feed point are located on the cylinder wall. The cylinder wall includes a first end edge and a second end edge opposite to each other. The at least one first slot extends from an internal position of the cylinder wall to the first end edge, and forms a first closed path together with the first end edge. The first feed point is located beside the at least one first slot. The antenna module is adapted to excite a first frequency band through the first closed path.

Publication date: 2022-05-12
Applicant: Eaton Corporation
Inventors: Hsi-Kai Hung

Publication number: US20220154757A1
Application number: 17/510,431

A tamper-proof screw includes a main body, a pin body, a ball, and at least one abutting member. A through hole is provided in the main body. The pin body is movably disposed in the through hole. The ball is located in the through hole. The abutting member is located in the through hole and has a connecting end and a free end opposite to each other. The connecting end is disposed on an inner wall of the main body and located between the ball and the free end. The ball is located between the pin body and the abutting member. When the pin body moves in the through hole to push the ball to press against the connecting end of the abutting member, the abutting member pivots around the connecting end to allow the free end to extend outwards from the main body.

Publication date: 2022-05-19
Applicant: Eaton Corporation
Inventors: Chang-Lin Zhang

Publication number: US20220187426A1
Application number: 17/510,159

The disclosure provides a distance detection method and a distance detection system. The distance detection method includes: capturing multiple image frames at multiple timing points based on a field of view, in which the field of view includes an object, and each image frame includes a pixel corresponding to the object; obtaining a first and a second modulation presented by the pixel at the timing points; finding a first specific light-emitting unit and a second specific light-emitting unit based on the first modulation and the second modulation, respectively; and estimating a specific distance between the distance detection system and the object based on the first specific light-emitting unit and the second specific light-emitting unit.

Publication date: 2022-06-16
Applicant: Eaton Corporation
Inventors: Hsu Po-Ching

How are Eaton Corporation’s applications performing in USPTO?

Application Number Title Status Art Unit Examiner
17/519,381 Antenna Module Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
17/510,431 Tamper-Proof Screw OPAP Central, Docket
17/510,159 Distance Detection System And Distance Detection Method OPAP Central, Docket
17/496,619 Fan Module OPAP Central, Docket
17/483,544 Electronic Device OPAP Central, Docket