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Patent map and technology intelligence report. Fastening/Securing Constructional Elements Or Machine Parts Together (Nails, Clamps, Clips, Wedges; Joints)
3i Analytics, January 2010, Pages: 15
Devices for securing together, or preventing relative movement between, constructional elements or machine parts; Friction-grip releasable fastenings; Key-type connections; Keys; Shrinkage connection, e.g. assembled with the parts at different temperature; Force fits; Non-releasable friction-grip fastenings; Joining sheets or plates to one another or to strips or bars parallel to them; Connections of rods or tubes, e.g. of non-circular section, mutually, including resilient connections; Connections of rods or tubular parts to flat surfaces at an angle; Connecting constructional elements or machine parts by sticking or pressing them together, e.g. cold pressure welding; Jointing of furniture or the like, e.g. hidden from exterior; Dowels or other devices fastened in walls or the like by inserting them in holes made therein for that purpose; Nails; Staples; Connecting constructional elements or machine parts by a part of or on one member entering a hole in the other; Bolts without screw-thread; Pins, including deformable elements; Rivets; Means for preventing relative axial movement of a pin, spigot, shaft, or the like and a member surrounding it; Stud-and-socket releasable fastenings; Specially-shaped heads of bolts or screws for rotations by a tool; Screws that form threads in the body into which they are screwed, e.g. wood screws, self-tapping screws; Bolts, screws, or nuts formed in integral series but easily separable, particularly for use in automatic machines; Screwed connection with deformation of nut or auxiliary member while fastening; Screwed connections specially modified in view of tensile load; Break-bolts; 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.