Industrial Innovation: Pollution & Treatment Controls Industry

Updated Time: 6 Sep 2018

The Pollution & Treatment Controls Industry has a total of 9,440 granted patents and 18,679 patent applications distributed into 15,588 patent families. Based on the countries of patent applications, the key markets are South Korea, Japan and USA. The main technology areas are treatment of water, waste water, sewage, or sludge, separation and semiconductor devices; electric solid state devices. The top companies in this industry are KURITA WATER INDUSTRIES LTD., KAIST and KOREA INST OF SCI & TECH.

21,340Total Patents

9,440 Grants

18,679 Applications

The Pollution & Treatment Controls Industry has a grant to application ratio of 0.505, which is approximately 1 patent granted for every 1.979 patent applications.

Pollution & Treatment Controls

Geographic Breakdown

By showing the geographic breakdown of the patents in this technology field, it is possible to determine the territorial markets in which the technology field is prominent or which markets have opportunities for development.

TOP 3 Countries

  • South Korea
    South Korea

    South Korea is the top country/region for patent coverage with a total of 6,979 patents.

  • Japan
    Japan

    Japan comes in 2nd with a total of 6,881 patents.

  • USA
    USA

    USA rounds up the top 3 with a total of 2,633patents.

Key Technologies

Through grouping the patents in the technology field into their various technology areas, it is possible to identify the core technology areas of this field.

NEC Key Technologies

Valuable Patents

The ranking below shows some of the most valuable and important patents in this industry.

Rank Patent Title
1 US20110202526A1 SEMANTIC SEARCH SYSTEM USING SEMANTIC RANKING SCHEME
2 EP2138512B8 Humanized anti-NGF antibodies
3 FR2815413B1 Determination of characteristics of distillation of liquid petroleum products, comprises distilling small sample with continuous measurements of temperatures and pressures in liquid and vapor phases
4 US20110210061A1 COMPRESSED NANOFIBER COMPOSITE MEDIA
5 JP5122467B2 メタデータを用いるマルチメディアミドルウェア装置とその制御方法及び記憶媒体

Main Companies

This shows the top companies in this industry based on their patent output, providing an approximation of each their innovation rate.

Main Companies

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