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

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

MIC Taiwan, Date of Publication: Mar 11, 2015, 24 Pages

Sensor Market Patent Analysis and Business Opportunities

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 Topics

  • Overview of the sensor technology, including image, pressure, temperature, gas, and taste sensors, and their major applications.
  • Major technology fields and sectors identified through the data mining technique; also included are top 30 assignees and their patent deployment.
  • A brief outlook for the worldwide sensor application market value in 2016.
  • Analysis of the worldwide sensor sales value and share in 2011 vs. 2016, by application, by region market.

Companies covered

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


1. Technology Overview

1.1 Image Sensors
1.2 Pressure Sensors
1.3 Temperature Sensors
1.4 Gas Sensors
1.5 Taste Sensors

2. Data Mining of Sensor-related Patents

2.1 Patent Search Procedure
2.1.1 Selecting a Patent Database
2.1.2 Identifying Search Keywords
2.1.3 Data Selection
2.1.4 Data Analysis
2.2 Analysis of Technology Trends
2.2.1 Text Mining
2.2.2 Data Mining
2.2.3 Relative R&D Intensity
2.2.4 Results of Key Technology Analysis
2.2.5 Results of Patent Index Analysis

3. Outlook for the Sensor Application Market

4. Tracking and Observing Highlights
4.1 US, European, Japanese Vendors Focus on Different Application Areas
4.2 Asia-Pacific Market Has a Bright Outlook for Growth

Glossary of Terms
List of Companies

List of Figures

Figure 1 Various Examples of Sensors
Figure 2 Search Flow for Sensor-related Patents
Figure 3 Sensor Patent Distribution Share by Sector
Figure 4 Sensor Patent Distribution Share by Field
Figure 5 Worldwide Sensor Market Scale, 2011 - 2016
Figure 6 Sensor Sales Value by Application, 2006 vs. 2016
Figure 7 Sensor Sales Value by Regional Market, 2006 - 2016
Figure 8 Growth Potential of Regional Markets, 2011 vs. 2016

List of Tables

Table 1 Human Senses vs. Sensors
Table 2 Key Technology Fields Identified By Text Mining
Table 3 R&D Intensity of the Top 30 Sensor Patent Assignees
Table 4 Important Assignees' Deployment in Sensor Technological Fields
Table 5 Top 10 Sensor-Related Patents
Table 6 Matrix Analysis of 10 Most Important Sensor-Related Patents

Date of Publication:
Mar 11, 2015
File Format:
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Number of Pages:
24 Pages