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Analysis of patent publications from 2009 to September, 2014.

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  • 1. Sarap & Putk Patent AgencySeptember 12, 2014Top 10 patent & technology trendsAnalysis of patent publications from 2009 to September, 2014

2. Introduction2In the present patent search we studied the most active technology fields based on patent publications since 2009 to September, 2014.The patent search is conducted in world-wide patent database PatentInspiration according to CPC patent classifications.CPC patent classification system covers over 250 000 technology fields and there are over 41 million patent documents published that are indexed with CPC technology classification codes.NB! This is an experimental search and it does not reflect 100% accurate results. 3. 90619843999410904115661207112877147122197929637010000200003000010. Energy efficient lighting technologies in streetlighting9. Mixtures of Medicinal preparations containing activeingredients without chemical characterisation, e.g.8. Heat exchange systems of Solar thermal energy7. Techniques for reducing energy-consumption inwireless communication networks6. Arched shaped wire connectors connecting ordisconnecting semiconductor or solid-state bodies and5. Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells4. Point-like miniature light sources, e.g. LEDs3. Marketing, e.g. market research and analysis,surveying, promotions, advertising, buyer profiling,2. Lithium-ion batteries1. Photovoltaic energyNumber of Patent familiesTop 10 technology fields3Patent publications from 2009 to September, 2014 by technology fields 4. 1. Photovoltaic [PV] energy (Y02E10/50)Photovoltaics (PV) is a method of generating electrical power by converting sunlight into direct current electricity using semiconducting materials that exhibit the photovoltaic effect. A photovoltaic system employs solar panels composed of a number of solar cells to supply usable solar power. Power generation from solar PV has long been seen as a clean sustainable[1] energy technology which draws upon the planets most plentiful and widely distributed renewable energy source the sun. The direct conversion of sunlight to electricity occurs without any moving parts or environmental emissions during operation.4 5. 51. Photovoltaic [PV] energy related technologies 6. PatentTitleFamily SizeForward CitationsUS2009194165A1Ultra-high current density cadmium telluride photovoltaic modules133US2010065108A1Method and Apparatus for Forming and Mounting a Photovoltaic Array331US2009065043A1Method of coupling photovoltaic cells and film for implementing it928US7592537B1Method and apparatus for mounting photovoltaic modules125EP2023402A1Profile and device for assembling photovoltaic panels within a building structure, and in particular a roof, and building structure integrating these elements22161. Photovoltaic energy most cited patents1. Photovoltaic energy top patent regions & publications per year 7. 1. Photovoltaic energy - Technology evolution7 8. 1. Photovoltaic energy - Top companies8 9. 2. Lithium-ion batteries (Y02E60/122 & Y02T10/7011)A lithium-ion batteries are common in consumer electronics. They are one of the most popular types of rechargeable batteries for portable electronics, with a high energy density, no memory effect, and only a slow loss of charge when not in use. Beyond consumer electronics, LIBs are also growing in popularity for military, electric vehicle and aerospace applications.9 10. 102. Lithium-ion batteries related technologies 11. PatentTitleFamily SizeForward CitationsUS2009305135A1Conductive nanocomposite-based electrodes for lithium batteries124US2010176337A1Process for producing nano graphene reinforced composite particles for lithium battery electrodes123US2009286414A1Electric vehicle control device321DE102008034869A1Battery for use in motor vehicle with hybrid drive, has heat conducting elements including heat transfer surfaces such that inner temperatures of battery cells are approximately same under operating conditions provided for battery121US2010136402A1Sealed battery enclosure120112. Lithium-ion batteries most cited patent publications2. Lithium-ion batteries top patent regions & publications per year 12. 2. Lithium-ion batteries - Technology evolution12 13. 2. Lithium-ion batteries - Top companies13 14. .E-commerce is trading in products or services using the Internet. E-commerce draws on technologies such as mobile commerce, electronic funds transfer, supply chain management, Internet marketing, online transaction processing, electronic data interchange, inventory management systems, and automated data collection systems, document automation in supply chain, logistics; payment systems; content management; group buying; newsgroups; online shopping, order tracking; online banking; shopping cart software; yeleconferencing; electronic tickets; social networking; instant messaging.143. Marketing, e.g. market research and analysis, surveying, promotions, advertising, buyer profiling, customer management or rewards; Price estimation or determination regarding Commerce, e.g. shopping or e-commerce (G06Q30/02) 15. 153. Marketing related technologies 16. PatentTitleFamily SizeForward CitationsUS2010274815A1System and method for indexing, correlating, managing, referencing and syndicating identities and relationships across systems174US2011276396A1System and method for dynamically monitoring, recording, processing, attaching dynamic, contextual and accessible active links and presenting of physical or digital activities, actions, locations, logs, life stream, behavior and status162US2010306249A1Social network systems and methods159US2009132347A1Systems And Methods For Aggregating And Utilizing Retail Transaction Records At The Customer Level148US2011213664A1Local advertising content on an interactive head-mounted eyepiece140163. Marketing most cited patent publications3. Marketing top patent regions & publications per year 17. 3. Marketing - Technology evolution17 18. 3. Marketing - Top companies18 19. 4. Point-like miniature light sources, e.g. emitting diodes (LEDs) (F21Y2101/02)A light-emitting diode (LED) is a two-lead semiconductor light source. When a fitting voltage is applied to the leads, electrons are able to recombine with electron holes within the device, releasing energy in the form of photons. This effect is called electroluminescence, and the color of the light (corresponding to the energy of the photon) is determined by the energy band gap of the semiconductor.19 20. 204. LEDs related technologies 21. PatentTitleFamily SizeForward CitationsJP2009004130AIlluminating device150US2009175041A1High efficiency low cost safety light emitting diode illumination device149US2009116233A1Led lamp236JP2009037995ABulb type led lamp and illuminating device135214. LEDs most cited patent publications4. LEDs top patent regions & publications per year 22. 4. LEDs - Technology evolution22 23. 4. LEDs - Top companies23 24. 5. Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells [PEMFC] (Y02E60/521)Proton exchange membrane fuel cells are a type of fuel cell being developed for transport applications as well as for stationary fuel cell applications and portable fuel cell applications. Their distinguishing features include lower temperature/pressure ranges (50 to 100 C) and a special polymer electrolyte membrane. PEMFCs operate on a similar principle to their younger sister technology PEM electrolysis.24 25. 255. Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells related technologies 26. PatentTitleFamily SizeForward CitationsJP2009004151AFuel cell system114JP2009226311ACatalyst, its manufacturing method and its application112JP2009152016AProtection film coating method on interconnector for solid oxide fuel cell111WO2009062127A2Fuel cell device and system1310JP2009249203ASystem for desulfurizing raw fuel for producing fuel hydrogen for fuel cell110265. Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells most cited patent publications5. Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells top paten regions & publications per year 27. 5. Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells - Technology evolution27 28. 5. Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells - Top companies28 29. 6. Arched shaped wire connectors connecting or disconnecting semiconductor or solid-state bodies and methods related thereto (H01L2224/48091)Wire bonding is the method of making interconnections between an integrated circuit (IC) or other semiconductor device and its packaging during semiconductor device fabrication. Wire bonding can be used to connect an IC to other electronics or to connect from one PCB to another. Wire bonding is considered the most cost-effective and flexible interconnect technology, and is used to assemble the vast majority of semiconductor packages.29 30. 306. Wire connectors related technologies 31. PatentTitleFamily SizeForward CitationsJP2009037995ABulb type led lamp and illuminating device135US2010096615A1Light-emitting device327US2009283781A1Mini V SMD223US7902660B1Substrate for semiconductor device and manufacturing method thereof122316. Wire connectors most cited patent publications6. Wire connectors top patent regions & publications per year 32. 6. Wire connectors - Technology evolution32 33. 6. Wire connectors - Top companies33 34. 7. Techniques for reducing energy-consumption in wireless communication networks (Y02B60/50)It has been recognized that the