The Recreational Goods Industry (limited to goods not covered in other industries) has a total of 37,928 granted patents and 92,874 patent applications distributed into 67,294 patent families. Based on the countries of patent applications, the key markets are Japan, USA and European Patent Office. The main technology areas are apparatus or arrangements for taking photographs or for projecting or viewing them, optical elements, systems, or apparatus and semiconductor devices; electric solid state devices. The top companies in this industry are NIKON, YAMAHA CORPORATION and YAMAHA MOTOR COMPANY.
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 61,070 patents.
USA comes in 2nd with a total of 18,878 patents.
European Patent Office rounds up the top 3 with a total of 5,698 patents.
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.
|2||EP1713113B1||STAGE DRIVE METHOD AND STAGE DRIVE APPARATUS, EXPOSURE APPARATUS, AND DEVICE PRODUCING METHOD|
|3||KR101235523B1||STAGE DRIVE METHOD AND STAGE DRIVE APPARATUS, EXPOSURE APPARATUS, AND DEVICE PRODUCING METHOD|
|4||KR101225884B1||APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MAINTAINING IMMERSION FLUID IN THE GAP UNDER THE PROJECTION LENS DURING WAFER EXCHANGE IN AN IMMERSION LITHOGRAPHY MACHINE|
This shows the top companies in this industry based on their patent output, providing an approximation of each their innovation rate.