Olympus 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 Olympus Corporation look like?

Total Applications: 13,162
Granted Patents: 9,411
Grant Index 77.41 %
Abandoned/Rejected Applications: 2,746 (22.59%)
In-Process Applications: 980
Average Grant Time: 2.76 Years
Average Office Actions: 1.35

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

Art Unit Definition Total Applications
2872 Optics 1,159
3779 Medical Instruments, Diagnostic Equipment, and Treatment Devices 1,019
3795 Medical Instruments, Diagnostic Equipment, and Treatment Devices 762
2873 620
3739 Medical Instruments, Diagnostic Equipment, and Treatment Devices 590

How many patents are Olympus Corporation filing every year?

Year Total Applications
2022 0*
2021 332*
2020 423
2019 629
2018 779

*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 Olympus Corporation in USPTO?

Publication number: US20220030199A1
Application number: 17/496,316

Abstract:
A connection detection unit detects that a receiver is connected that is capable of recording an image data group captured by a capsule endoscope. A provision unit provides a plurality of pieces of subject information to a plurality of receivers detected to be connected.

Publication date: 2022-01-27
Applicant: Olympus Corporation
Inventors: Nagata Takashi


Publication number: US20220026702A1
Application number: 17/495,834

Abstract:
An endoscope objective optical system includes in order from an object side, a front group having a positive refractive power, an aperture stop, and a rear group having a positive refractive power. The front group includes a negative lens which nearest to object, a rear group includes a positive lens which is nearest to image, and the endoscope objective optical system satisfies following conditional expressions (1″′), (2) and (3″′).−15.0<ff/f1<−4.2  (1″′)−1.70<f1/f<−0.95  (2)0.6<g1/g2<1.20  (3″′)where,ff denotes a focal length of the positive lens,f1 denotes a focal length of the negative lens,f denotes a focal length of the overall endoscope objective optical system,g1 denotes a focal length of the front group, andg2 denotes a focal length of the rear group.

Publication date: 2022-01-27
Applicant: Olympus Corporation
Inventors: Takahashi Yoshihiro


Publication number: US20220022733A1
Application number: 17/495,204

Abstract:
A distal end unit for endoscope is provided in a distal end portion of an insertion portion and includes: an electronic module including an optical system and an electrode; a substrate including a connection portion electrically connected to the electrode of the electronic module, and including a connection land on which an electronic component is mounted; a holding member holding the electronic module and the substrate connected to the electrode; and a distal end frame body made of resin, on which the electronic module, the substrate and the holding member are integrally mounted via insert molding by loading the holding member holding the electronic module and the substrate in a mold such that an entrance surface of the optical system is exposed at an outer surface of the distal end frame body and the connection portion extends to a proximal end side.

Publication date: 2022-01-27
Applicant: Olympus Corporation
Inventors: Hiroyuki Motohara


How are Olympus Corporation’s applications performing in USPTO?

Application Number Title Status Art Unit Examiner
17/496,316 Endoscope System, Information Provision Method, And Receiver OPAP Central, Docket
17/495,834 Endoscope Objective Optical System And Endoscope OPAP Central, Docket
17/495,204 Distal End Unit For Endoscope And Endoscope OPAP Central, Docket
17/494,290 Endoscope Snare OPAP Central, Docket
17/494,096 Endoscope Control Device, Method Of Changing Wavelength Characteristics Of Illumination Light, And Information Storage Medium OPAP Central, Docket