Devices (Devices Which Apply A Lifting Or Pushing Force Directly To The Surface Of A Load), e.g. jacks, for lifting loads in predetermined steps; Devices, e.g. jacks, adapted for uninterrupted lifting of loads; Mobile jacks of the garage type mounted on wheels or rollers; Lifting frames, e.g. for lifting vehicles; Platform lifts; Devices for lifting or lowering bulky or heavy goods for loading or unloading purposes; Lifting devices specially adapted for particular uses not otherwise provided for; Common constructional features or accessories; Crowbars or levers; Safety devices, e.g. for limiting or indicating lifting force; Hoisting, lifting, hauling, or pushing, not otherwise provided for.
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.