Shimano Inc 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 Shimano Inc. look like?

Total Applications: 2,192
Granted Patents: 1,852
Grant Index 92.19 %
Abandoned/Rejected Applications: 157 (7.81%)
In-Process Applications: 177
Average Grant Time: 2.78 Years
Average Office Actions: 1.91

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

Art Unit Definition Total Applications
3654 Material and Article Handling 606
3656 Material and Article Handling 290
3657 Material and Article Handling 205
3611 Surface Transportation 123
3617 Surface Transportation 117

How many patents are Shimano Inc. filing every year?

Year Total Applications
2022 0*
2021 31*
2020 83
2019 142
2018 153

*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 Shimano Inc. in USPTO?

Publication number: US20210394850A1
Application number: 17/465,874

Abstract:
A bicycle telescopic apparatus includes a first tube having a receiving space, a second tube telescopically received in the receiving space of the first tube, a position detector configured to detect a relative position between the first tube and the second tube in a longitudinal direction of the bicycle telescopic apparatus, and an output device configured to output a signal based on a detected result of the position detector. The signal can control a bicycle component other than the bicycle telescopic apparatus. A detecting point of the position detector is located in the receiving space of the first tube.

Publication date: 2021-12-23
Applicant: Shimano Inc.
Inventors: Shirai Toyoto


Publication number: US20210339826A1
Application number: 17/373,777

Abstract:
A sprocket support body comprises at least ten external spline teeth including a plurality of external-spline driving surfaces. The plurality of external-spline driving surfaces each includes a radially outermost edge, a radially innermost edge, and a radial length. A total of the radial lengths of the plurality of external-spline driving surfaces is equal to or larger than 7 mm. At least one external-spline driving surface has a first external-spline-surface angle. The first external-spline-surface angle ranges from 0 degree to 10 degrees. One tooth of the at least ten external spline teeth having a first circumferential spline size. The other teeth of the at least ten external spline teeth each have a second circumferential spline size that is smaller than the first circumferential spline size. A total number of the other teeth of the at least ten external spline teeth being equal to or larger than nine.

Publication date: 2021-11-04
Applicant: Shimano Inc.
Inventors: Nakanishi Takashi


Publication number: US20220001955A1
Application number: 17/360,175

Abstract:
A communication system includes a first communication device, a second communication device and a third communication device. The first communication device is configured to be connected to an operating device mounted on a human-powered vehicle. The second communication device is configured to be connected to a transmission device of the human-powered vehicle. The third communication device is configured to be connected to a component that is mounted on the human-powered vehicle and that differs from the operating device and the transmission device. The second communication device is configured to receive first information that is sent from the first communication device in response to operation of the operating device. The third communication device of the component is configured to receive second information that includes at least some of the first information sent from the second communication device.

Publication date: 2022-01-06
Applicant: Shimano Inc.
Inventors: Kasai Yoshiyuki


How are Shimano Inc.’s applications performing in USPTO?

Application Number Title Status Art Unit Examiner
17/465,874 Bicycle Telescopic Apparatus Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
17/373,777 Sprocket Support Body Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
17/360,175 Communication System And Control System Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
17/359,640 Bicycle Chain Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
17/344,200 Bicycle Controller And Bicycle Control System Including Bicycle Controller Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket