• Introduction

    With the help of Patent iNSIGHT Pro, we will analyze the patent data around hybrid vehicles to find answers to the following:

    • What does the IP publication trend for hybrid vehicles look like and how have the filings evolved?
    • Who are the top assignees or key players in hybrid vehicles and what are their technology wise trends?
    • How is research in hybrid vehicles spread across different countries?
    • How is the Assignee portfolio spread across different battery types?
    • How is assignee portfolio spread across various power transmission modes?

    To get deeper insights the patent set has been classified as follows:

    By Power Transmission Modes

    • Degree of Hybridization
      • a) Full Hybrid
        b) Mild Hybrid
        c) Plug-in Hybrid
    • Dual-clutch Transmission
    • Fuel Cells
    • Parallel Hybrids
    • Power-split Hybrids
    • Series Hybrids

    By Battery Types

    • Lead Acid
    • Lithiumion
    • Lithium Ion Polymer
    • Nickel-Metal Hybride
    • Secondary Cells

    By Brakes

    • Brake Actuators
    • Friction Brakes
    • Regenerative Brakes
    • Vacuum Servo

    The illustration below shows the different categories prepared and the number of records in each.The categorization involved defining a search strategy for each topic and then conducting the search using the Advanced Searching capability in Patent iNSIGHT Pro. Details of search strings used for each category are given in Appendix B.

    MindMap_HybridVehicle
    MindMap_HybridVehicle

    Publication Trend

    What has been the IP publication trend for hybrid vehicles?

    Patents related to hybrid vehicles can be traced back to 1951 and the real surge in the activity around this technology has happened in the last 5 years. Noticeably there was an increase in applications since last decade.

    It’s clear the current activity around these technologies is likely to continue seeing more innovation in the near future.

    IP Publication Trend_HybridVehicle
    IP Publication Trend_HybridVehicle

    Assignees Trend

    Who have been the top assignees or the key players within this industry?

    The top assignees are:

    1. TOYOTA GROUP
    2. HONDA MOTOR CO LTD
    3. GENERAL MOTORS CORP
    4. FORD MOTOR CO
    5. NISSAN MOTOR CO LTD
    6. ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    7. ZF SACHS AG
    8. HYUNDAI MOTOR CO
    9. HITACHI LTD
    10. DAIMLER AG

    11. SUZUKI MOTOR CORP
    12. PORSCHE SE
    13. MITSUBISHI GROUP
    14. CHYSLER GROUP LLC
    15. PEUGEOT CITROEN SA
    16. EQUOS RESEARCH KK
    17. NEW CARCO ACQUISITION LLC
    18. GENERAL ELECTRIC CO
    19. PANASONIC CORP
    20. LUK GMBH & CO


    The below trend chart represents the assignee trend for patents assigned to the top assignees identified within the patent set for hybrid vehicles shown with respect to time. The violet trend line associated with Toyota Group shows an impressive spike from 2003 onwards.Hyundai Motor Co has
    publications from 2001 onwards.

    Assignee Trend_HybridVehicle
    Assignee Trend_HybridVehicle

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