The Farm & Construction Machinery Industry has a total of 45,110 granted patents and 79,674 patent applications distributed into 67,155 patent families. Based on the countries of patent applications, the key markets are Japan, USA and Canada. The main technology areas are dredging; soil-shifting, Harvesting, mowing and motor vehicles; trailers. The top companies in this industry are KUBOTA, HITACHI CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY and CATERPILLAR INC..
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.
Japan is the top country/region for patent coverage with a total of 47,601 patents.
USA comes in 2nd with a total of 17,594 patents.
Canada rounds up the top 3 with a total of 6,170patents.
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.
The ranking below shows some of the most valuable and important patents in this industry.
|1||CN100449578C||Method for locating construction machine, position plotting system, and construction machine|
|2||EP2186668B1||COOLING DEVICE AND CONSTRUCTION MACHINE OR WORKING MACHINE EQUIPPED WITH THE SAME|
|3||US8157997||Canister filter system with drain that cooperates with filter element|
|4||CN100389254C||Control device for working vehicle|
|5||CA2667186C||GROUND ENGAGING TOOL SYSTEM|
This shows the top companies in this industry based on their patent output, providing an approximation of each their innovation rate.