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Sensing the Future: Patent Analysis and Business Opportunities of the Sensor Market

Sensing the Future: Patent Analysis and Business Opportunities of the Sensor Market

With the boom in automated equipment and control systems, a slew of sensors have been widely adopted in various applications, serving as key components to connect smart devices. This report uses patent mining techniques, comprising of text and data mining, to provide an overview of sensor technologies as well as an analysis of major vendors' patent deployment, including Bosch, Denso, Honeywell, and so on. Also included are the outlook for the worldwide sensor market and opportunities for perspective entrants.


List of Companies

Abbott Diabetes Care Inc., Alfred E. Mann Foundation for Scientific Research, Animas Corp., Aptina Imaging Corporation, Bosch, Canon, Continental AG, Covidien LP, Delphi Technologies, Inc., Denso Corporation, DexCom. Inc., Dongbu, Ford, General Electric Company, HGST Netherlands B.V., Hitachi, Honda, Honeywell, IBM, Infineon Technologies AG, JP Morgan Chase Bank, Matsushita, Medtronic MiniMed, Inc., Mitsubishi, NGK, OmniVision, Panasonic, Philips Electronics, Samsung, Siemens, STMicroelectronics, Therasense, Inc., Toyota

  • Technology Overview
    • Image Sensors
    • Pressure Sensors
    • Temperature Sensors
    • Gas Sensors
    • Taste Sensors
      • Table Human Senses vs. Sensors
  • Data Mining of Sensor-related Patents
    • Patent Search Procedure
      • Selecting a Patent Database
      • Identifying Search Keywords
      • Data Selection
      • Data Analysis
    • Analysis of Technology Trends
      • Text Mining
        • Table Key Technology Fields Identified By Text Mining
      • Data Mining
      • Relative R&D Intensity
        • Table R&D Intensity of the Top 30 Sensor Patent Assignees
      • Results of Key Technology Analysis
        • Table Important Assignees' Deployment in Sensor Technological Fields
      • Results of Patent Index Analysis
        • Table Top 10 Sensor-Related Patents
        • Table Matrix Analysis of 10 Most Important Sensor-Related Patents
  • Outlook for the Sensor Application Market
  • Tracking and Observing Highlights
    • US, European, Japanese Vendors Focus on Different Application Areas
    • Asia-Pacific Market Has a Bright Outlook for Growth
  • Appendix
    • Glossary of Terms
  • List of Companies

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