Nikon Corporation Patent Portfolio Statistics

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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 Nikon Corporation look like?

Assignee Art Units
Total Applications: 6,140 2,155,056
Granted Patents: 4,366 1,413,076
Grant Index 74.26% 79.82%
Abandoned/Rejected Applications: 1,513 (25.74%) 357,338 (20.18%)
In-Process Applications: 261 384,642
Average Grant Time: 2.93 Years 2.61 Years
Average Office Actions: 1.49 1.45

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

Art Unit Definition Total Applications
2882 Optics 697
2851 Printing/Measuring and Testing 669
2872 Optics 623
2873 338
2622 Selective Visual Display Systems 275

How many patents are Nikon Corporation filing every year?

Year Total Applications Predicted
2022 0* 513
2021 80* 388
2020 111 362
2019 153 153
2018 156
2017 124
2016 123
2015 141
2014 163
2013 148

*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 Nikon Corporation in USPTO?

Publication number: US20210181458A1
Application number: 17/256,471

A lens barrel capable of increasing the moving range of a lens includes: a lens retainer frame for holding a lens; a drive unit for driving the lens retainer frame along the optical axis direction; a first cylinder that holds the drive unit and has a cam follower; a second cylinder that has a cam groove for engaging the cam follower; and a bias part for biasing the first cylinder along the optical axis.

Publication date: 2021-06-17
Applicant: Nikon Corporation
Inventors: Kunihiko Shimizu

Publication number: US20200096872A1
Application number: 16/555,489

Lithographic exposure tool and method for operating thereof are provided that includes modification of the tool (assessed based on the measurements of geometrical distortions caused, in the tool, by the exposure process and used to train the exposure tool) to ensure that such geometrical distortions are reduced for any chosen exposure process. The method includes processing first data (representing distortions caused by initial exposure run(s)) to estimate second data (representing distortions that would occur for another exposure run); and forming a modified exposure tool by changing at least one of a) a geometrical path or a path along which the workpiece stage is repositioned during the operation of the exposure tool; b) one or more of a presence, position, orientation, size and shape of an optical component of an optical projection sub-system of the optical system of the exposure tool; and c) a parameter of scanning synchronization of the exposure tool.

Publication date: 2020-03-26
Applicant: Nikon Corporation
Inventors: Bow Travis

Publication number: US20190339479A1
Application number: 16/442,262

A mirror assembly (32) for directing a beam (28) includes a base (450), and an optical element (454) that includes (i) a mirror (460), (ii) a stage (462) that retains the mirror (460), (iii) a mover assembly (464) that moves the stage (462) and the mirror (460) relative to the base (450), and (v) a thermally conductive medium (466) that is positioned between the stage (462) and the base (450) to transfer heat between the stage (462) and the base (450). The thermally conductive medium (466) has a thermal conductivity that is greater than the thermal conductivity of air. The thermally conductive medium (466) can include an ionic fluid or a liquid metal.

Publication date: 2019-11-07
Applicant: Nikon Corporation
Inventors: Christopher Margeson

How are Nikon Corporation’s applications performing in USPTO?

Application Number Title Status Art Unit Examiner
17/256,471 Lens Barrel Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
16/555,489 Lithographic Thermal Distortion Compensation With The Use Of Machine Learning Patented Case 2882 Kreutzer, Colin Wright
16/442,262 Mirror Assembly With Heat Transfer Mechanism Abandoned — Failure to Pay Issue Fee 2872 Oestreich, Mitchell T
16/117,872 Power Minimizing Controller For A Stage Assembly Patented Case 2846 Laughlin, Charles S
16/011,291 Motor With Force Constant Modeling And Identification For Flexible Mode Control Patented Case 2882 Persaud, Deoram