The Future of Smart Manufacturing: Patent Analysis and Vendors Deployment


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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.

Table of Contents

1. What is Smart Manufacturing? 5


2. Patent Mining 5

3. Data Analysis 6

3.1 Patent Distribution by Country 6
3.2 Patent Distribution by Sector and by Field 7
3.3 Key Technologies & Applications 8
3.4 Relative R&D Intensity 9

4. Deployment Strategies of Major Assignees 11
4.1 International Assignees' Patent Deployments 11
4.2 Profiles of Major International Assignees 17
4.2.1 National Instruments 17
4.2.2 Rockwell Automation 18
4.2.3 Siemens 19
4.2.4 Schneider Automation 20
4.2.5 Cognex 20
4.3 Taiwanese Assignees' Patent Deployments 21
MIC Perspecitve 27
Vendors' Patent Deployment Focuses on Computer Technology, Control, and Measurement 27
Smart Manufacturing Key Technologies Owned by US and German Companies 27

Appendix 29
Glossary of Terms 29
List of Companies 30

Table 1: Key Technology Fields Identified by Text Mining 8
Table 2: R&D Intensity of 20 Selected Smart Manufacturing Patent Assignees 10
Table 3: International Assignees' Patent Deployments by Technology Field 12
Table 4: Taiwanese Assignees' Patent Deployment by Technology Field 22

Figure 1: Smart Manufacturing Patents by Country 6
Figure 2: Smart Manufacturing Patents by Sector and Field 7