The Future of Smart Manufacturing: Patent Analysis and Vendors' Deployment

The Future of Smart Manufacturing: Patent Analysis and Vendors' Deployment

Smart manufacturing is an advanced manufacturing system that incorporates functions of sensing, analysis, control, and decision-making. Information and communication technologies pertaining to smart manufacturing include cloud computing, network transmission, AI (Artificial Intelligence), control systems, and sensors. This report provides an overview of smart manufacturing technologies and examines strategic and patent deployment of established players in the industry. Also included are R&D intensity ranking of 20 major assignees.


  • WHAT IS SMART MANUFACTURING
  • PATENT MINING
  • DATA ANALYSIS
    • Patent Distribution by Country
    • Patent Distribution by Sector and by Field
    • Key Technologies & Applications
      • Table Key Technology Fields Identified by Text Mining
    • Relative R&D Intensity
      • Table R&D Intensity of 20 Selected Smart Manufacturing Patent Assignees
  • DEPLOYMENT STRATEGIES OF MAJOR ASSIGNEES
    • International Assignees' Patent Deployments
      • Table International Assignees' Patent Deployments by Technology Field
    • Profiles of Major International Assignees
      • National Instruments
      • Rockwell Automation
      • Siemens
      • Schneider Automation
      • Cognex
    • Taiwanese Assignees' Patent Deployments
      • Table Taiwanese Assignees' Patent Deployment by Technology Field
  • MIC PERSPECITVE
    • Vendors' Patent Deployment Focuses on Computer Technology, Control, and Measurement
    • Smart Manufacturing Key Technologies Owned by US and German Companies
  • APPENDIX
    • Glossary of Terms
    • List of Companies

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