Synaptics Incorporated Patent Portfolio Statistics

Synaptics Incorporated

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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 Synaptics Incorporated look like?

Assignee Art Units
Total Applications: 2,126 1,789,222
Granted Patents: 1,897 1,159,932
Grant Index 93.17% 81.32%
Abandoned/Rejected Applications: 139 (6.83%) 266,409 (18.68%)
In-Process Applications: 85 362,881
Average Grant Time: 2.85 Years 2.73 Years
Average Office Actions: 1.63 1.53

Which Technology Area Synaptics Incorporated is filing most patents in? (Last 10 years)

Art Unit Definition Total Applications
2624 Selective Visual Display Systems 96
2625 Selective Visual Display Systems 74
2628 Selective Visual Display Systems 68
2693 Selective Visual Display Systems 64
2629 60

How many patents are Synaptics Incorporated filing every year?

Year Total Applications Predicted
2022 0* 377
2021 36* 294
2020 89 369
2019 111 111
2018 108
2017 137
2016 140
2015 192
2014 168
2013 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 Synaptics Incorporated in USPTO?

Publication number: US20220191001A1
Application number: 17/536,410

Disclosed herein are systems and methods for improved performance of phase-locked loop based clock generators, particularly in the context of wireless audio. A PLL clock generator includes a PLL core configured to receive a module reference clock provided by a communications module and generate a subsystem data clock corresponding to a module data clock of the communications module; and a data clock tracker module configured to receive the module data and subsystem data clocks and determine a corresponding data clock correction factor. The bandwidth of the PLL core may be dynamically changed thereby enabling both fast and very precise settling. The PLL core may use a low jitter frequency reference for the phase detector while an a synchronous and jitter-prone audio sample clock is used to ensure a mean frequency of the PLL core tracks the audio sample clock.

Publication date: 2022-06-16
Applicant: Synaptics Incorporated
Inventors: Jens Kristian Poulsen

Publication number: US20220043522A1
Application number: 17/510,074

An electronic device incudes a rotatable interface configured to be placed on an input device, the rotatable interface including a conductor region and an adjacent patterned region. The rotatable device further includes a first set of coupling electrodes configured to be electrically coupled to the conductor region and to receive a reference signal from a first electrode of the input device, and a second set of coupling electrodes configured to be electrically coupled to the patterned region and to be electrically coupled to a second electrode of the input device, the second electrode configured to receive a resulting signal modified by the rotatable interface. In embodiments, at least a portion of each electrode of the first set of coupling electrodes and the second set of coupling electrodes is respectively provided underneath the conductor and patterned regions, and is configured to abut the input device.

Publication date: 2022-02-10
Applicant: Synaptics Incorporated
Inventors: Petr Shepelev

Publication number: US20220147147A1
Application number: 17/507,602

The present implementations relate to a support structure for an input device that supports deflection of an input surface responsive to input forces exerted thereon and vibration of the input surface responsive to haptic feedback generated by a haptic actuator. The support structure includes one or more fixed structures mounted to a housing and a dynamic surface mounted to a sensor layer of the input device. A number of first deformable segments cantilever from the one or more fixed surfaces and deflect in a vertical direction when an input force is exerted on the sensor layer, where the input force is orthogonal to the input surface. A number of second deformable segments connect the plurality of first deformable segments to the dynamic surface and deflect in a horizontal direction when shear forces are exerted on the dynamic surface, where the shear forces are parallel to the input surface.

Publication date: 2022-05-12
Applicant: Synaptics Incorporated
Inventors: Chang Yi-Yun

How are Synaptics Incorporated’s applications performing in USPTO?

Application Number Title Status Art Unit Examiner
17/536,410 Phase-Locked Loop With Dual Input Reference And Dynamic Bandwidth Control OPAP Central, Docket
17/510,074 Automotive Knob Sensing Device 2692 Shah, Priyank J
17/507,602 Single-Bracket Support Structure For Force Sensing And Haptic Feedback Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
17/504,934 Protection Of Speaker From Excess Excursion OPAP Central, Docket
17/486,505 Excitation Schemes For An Input Device Non Final Action Mailed 2626 Landis, Lisa S