Konica Minolta, Inc Patent Portfolio Statistics

Konica Minolta, 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 Konica Minolta, Inc. look like?

Total Applications: 5,768
Granted Patents: 4,031
Grant Index 77.98 %
Abandoned/Rejected Applications: 1,138 (22.02%)
In-Process Applications: 560
Average Grant Time: 2.22 Years
Average Office Actions: 1.49

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

Art Unit Definition Total Applications
2852 Printing/Measuring and Testing 976
2853 Printing/Measuring and Testing 306
2675 Facsimile; Printer; Color; Halftone; Scanner 291
2672 Facsimile; Printer; Color; Halftone; Scanner 255
Opap Parked GAU 211

How many patents are Konica Minolta, Inc. filing every year?

Year Total Applications
2022 0*
2021 285*
2020 381
2019 615
2018 676

*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 Konica Minolta, Inc. in USPTO?

Publication number: US20220030137A1
Application number: 17/495,146

An image forming apparatus that prints an adjustment pattern on a sheet includes a generator and an image former. The adjustment pattern is for correcting a color value obtained by reading a second patch region on the sheet with a second reader based on a color value obtained by reading a first patch region on the sheet with a first reader. The generator generates image data of the adjustment pattern, and the image former performs printing based on the image data. The adjustment pattern includes a first patch printed in the first patch region and a second patch printed in a region other than the first patch region in the second patch region. The second patch includes a common color patch in a same color as a color of the first patch, and a size of the first patch is larger than a size of the second patch.

Publication date: 2022-01-27
Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
Inventors: Masanori Yoshizawa

Publication number: US20220014637A1
Application number: 17/482,516

An inspection system includes: an inspection part that compares a scanned image obtained by scanning a sheet on which an image is formed on the basis of a job with a reference image prepared in advance and thereby performs inspection of the scanned image; and a hardware processor that sets an inspection target page to be a target of inspection and a non-inspection target page to be excluded from inspection, for the job, wherein the hardware processor causes the inspection part to perform inspection for the inspection target page and not to perform inspection for the non-inspection target page on the basis of the setting of the hardware processor, and the hardware processor creates an inspection report including scanned images of all pages of the job including the non-inspection target page.

Publication date: 2022-01-13
Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
Inventors: Kurohata Takao

Publication number: US20220005176A1
Application number: 17/481,428

An inspection device includes an image reader that generates a scan image, an inspector that inspects an inspection target image formed on a storage medium, by comparing a scan image with a reference image, a storage that stores the reference image, and a hardware processor that stores into the storage the reference image generated as the scan image by reading with the image reader an image formed on a recording medium by the image former on a basis of a second print job for generating the reference image, determines whether the reference image stored in the storage satisfies a predetermined condition when a data amount of the reference image stored in the storage becomes equal to or larger than a predetermined amount, and deletes the reference image determined to satisfy the predetermined condition from the storage.

Publication date: 2022-01-06
Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
Inventors: Nakano Tatsuya

How are Konica Minolta, Inc.’s applications performing in USPTO?

Application Number Title Status Art Unit Examiner
17/495,146 Image Forming System, Image Reading Apparatus, And Image Processing Method For High-Accuracy Colorimetry OPAP Central, Docket
17/482,516 Inspection System, Inspection Method, And Inspection Program 2675 Washington, Jamares
17/481,428 Inspection Device, Image Forming Apparatus, And Program For Inspection Device Special New 2672 Wait, Christopher
17/469,225 Tissue Staining Method, Tissue Evaluation Method And Biosubstance Detection Method Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
17/435,945 Spectral Device