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Patent map and technology intelligence report. Working/Processing Of Sheet Metal Or Metal Tubes, Rods/Profiles Without Essentially Removing Material; Punching
3i Analytics, January 2010, Pages: 15
Straightening, restoring form or removing local distortions of sheet metal or specific articles made therefrom; Stretching sheet metal combined with rolling; Straightening or restoring form of metal rods, metal tubes, metal profiles, or specific articles made therefrom, whether or not in combination with sheet metal parts; Bending sheet metal along straight lines, e.g. to form simple curves; Bending rods, profiles, or tubes; Bending tubes using mandrels or the like; Bending sheet metal, rods or profiles into wave form; Corrugating tubes; Forming single grooves in sheet metal or tubular or hollow articles; Shaping without cutting, by stamping, spinning, or deep-drawing; Special deep-drawing arrangements in, or in connection with, presses; Working sheet metal of limited length by stretching, e.g. for straightening; Shaping without cutting otherwise than using rigid devices or tools or yieldable or resilient pads, i.e. applying fluid pressure or magnetic forces; Shaping by press-cutting; Perforating; Other methods for working sheet metal, metal tubes, metal profiles; Special measures in connection with working metal foils, e.g. gold foils; Tools as parts of machines covered by this subclass; Application of procedures in order to connect objects or parts, e.g. coating with sheet metal otherwise than by plating; Tube expanders; Application of procedures in order to alter the diameter of tube ends; Feeding, positioning or storing devices combined with, or arranged in, or specially adapted for use in connection with, apparatus for working or processing sheet metal, metal tubes or metal profiles; Miscellaneous.
1. Pace of Invention.
Recent trends and patenting growth patterns.
2. Technology Overview.
Organization of patented inventions into broad and specific technology fields, based on the International Patent Classification system
3. Competitive Intelligence
Major patenting players.
Top inventors .
Key attorneys agents or attorney firms representing innovators.
4. Appendix A
Tabulation of all data used in the report.
Patenting activity for the last 20 years timeframe.
Listing of top 100 players, inventors and agents.
List of references.