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Patent map and technology intelligence report. Making Chains
3i Analytics, January 2010, Pages: 15
Making chains or chain links by bending work pieces of rod, wire, or strip to form links of oval or other simple shape; Making chains or chain links by bending the chain links or link parts and subsequently welding or soldering the abutting ends; Making chains or chain links by working the starting material in such a way that integral, i.e. joint less, chain links are formed; Making chains or chain links by cutting single loops or loop-parts from coils, assembling the cut parts and subsequently subjecting same to twisting with or without welding; Making chains or chain links, the links being composed of two or more different parts, e.g. drive chains; Making chains or chain links of special shape; Making terminal or intermediate chain links of special shape; Making couplings for chains, e.g. swivels, shackles; Finishing or dressing chains or chain links, e.g. removing burr material, calibrating; Making chains or chain links not covered by one of the preceding main groups; Appurtenances for chain-making not restricted to any particular process; Tools or implements for repairing chains using metal-working operations, e.g. for detaching deformed chain links.
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.