Fanuc Corporation Patent Portfolio Statistics

Fanuc 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 Fanuc Corporation look like?

Assignee Art Units
Total Applications: 4,053 2,149,797
Granted Patents: 2,959 1,397,345
Grant Index 88.28% 79.58%
Abandoned/Rejected Applications: 393 (11.72%) 358,602 (20.42%)
In-Process Applications: 700 393,850
Average Grant Time: 2.15 Years 2.62 Years
Average Office Actions: 1.22 1.44

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

Art Unit Definition Total Applications
2837 Electrical Circuits and Systems 376
3664 Computerized Vehicle Controls and Navigation, Radio Wave, Optical and Acoustic Wave Communication, Robotics, and Nuclear Systems 362
2116 Computer Error Control, Reliability, & Control Systems 176
Opap Parked GAU 174
2834 Electrical Circuits and Systems 168

How many patents are Fanuc Corporation filing every year?

Year Total Applications Predicted
2022 0* 1357
2021 11* 1308
2020 618 1243
2019 616 616
2018 724
2017 566
2016 517
2015 415
2014 245
2013 158

*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 Fanuc Corporation in USPTO?

Publication number: US20220037847A1
Application number: 17/506,936

An optical fiber for a fiber laser includes a core to which a rare-earth element is added, a first cladding formed around the core; and a second cladding formed around the first cladding, and excitation light is guided from at least one end of the first cladding to excite the rare-earth element to output a laser oscillation light. An addition concentration of the rare-earth element to the core is different in a longitudinal direction of the optical fiber for a fiber laser, and a core diameter and a numerical aperture of the optical fiber for a fiber laser are constant in the longitudinal direction of the optical fiber for a fiber laser.

Publication date: 2022-02-03
Applicant: Fanuc Corporation
Inventors: Hiroshi Takigawa

Publication number: US20220080581A1
Application number: 17/502,636

A method for dual arm robot teaching from dual hand detection in human demonstration. A camera image of the demonstrator's hands and workpieces is provided to a first neural network which determines the identity of the left and right hand from the image, and also provides cropped sub-images of the identified hands. The cropped sub-images are provided to a second neural network which detects the poses of both the left and right hand from the images. The dual hand pose data for an entire operation is converted to robot gripper pose data and used for teaching two robot arms to perform the operation on the workpieces, where each hand's motion is assigned to one robot arm. Edge detection from camera images may be used to refine robot motions in order to improve part localization for tasks requiring precision, such as inserting a part into an aperture.

Publication date: 2022-03-17
Applicant: Fanuc Corporation
Inventors: Kato Tetsuaki

Publication number: US20220024043A1
Application number: 17/498,524

A robot includes a wrist unit that has a tool attached to a distal end face thereof and that changes the orientation of the tool, the tool performing work on a work target device secured to an installation surface; and a movable unit that changes the three-dimensional position of the wrist unit. The movable unit includes an arm that has a longitudinal axis and the wrist unit is attached to the distal end thereof, and a visual sensor that has a field of view oriented in a direction intersecting the longitudinal axis of the arm is attached to the a positon closer to the base end than the distal end face of the wrist unit is.

Publication date: 2022-01-27
Applicant: Fanuc Corporation
Inventors: Keita Suyama

How are Fanuc Corporation’s applications performing in USPTO?

Application Number Title Status Art Unit Examiner
17/506,936 Optical Fiber For A Fiber Laser, Fiber Laser, And Production Method For Optical Fiber For A Fiber Laser Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
17/502,636 Dual Arm Robot Teaching From Dual Hand Human Demonstration Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
17/498,524 Robot And Robot System OPAP Central, Docket
17/437,558 Food Providing System, Food Providing Method, And Program Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
17/436,074 Cell Production System Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket