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Nano Fuel Additives - Patent Analysis Report

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This report covers patent analysis on types and applications of nano fuel additives, its research momentum and key intellectual property indicators. There is considerable difference between the Chinese and US share in application and patents. Chinese applicants accounted for the largest number of patents filed throughout the world. Only 5 (CN, US, JP, WO, EP) out of the total 17 patent offices have reported growth over the last decade. China has recorded double digit growth between 2011-2013. Nano particles is an area where companies have a scope of carrying out research as most of the companies focus on few of the total nano particles used as fuel additives. In spite of the fact that Chevron has smaller portfolio than the major companies; it can be seen that companies like Shell and UOP have cited its records indicating a likely overlap in their R&D focus. This report was prepared using PatSeer and Patent iNSIGHT Pro.

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Nano Fuel Additives - Patent Analysis Report

  1. 1. Patenting Activity Around Nano Fuel Additives Gridlogics Technologies DISCLAIMER: The analysis and charts shown in this report have been prepared using Patent iNSIGHT Pro and PatSeer. This report should not be construed as business advice and the insights are not to be used as the basis for investment or business decisions of any kind without your own research and validation. Gridlogics Technologies Pvt. Ltd disclaims all warranties whether express, implied or statutory, of reliability, accuracy or completeness of results, with regards to the information contained in this report. © 2014 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved
  2. 2. Nano Fuel Additives: Overview • Nano Fuel Additive technology is a new concept of reduction of friction and wear through the use of nanotechnology • Transportation is one of the biggest sources of greenhouse gas emissions. Many people have advocated a change in consumer behaviour as the best way to reduce consumption. an approach which has seen more activity is on the fuel production side. Fuel formulations and additive packs are now being designed to improve fuel consumption and reduce harmful emissions • Fuel additives have been one of the most prolific innovations of liquid engineering as well as material science giving natural fuel sources additional properties which help us drive that little extra out of them. Whether it’s an additive to alter a fuels burn rate, increase surface area, prevent corrosive effects or simply color, innovators have developed a range of additives over the years which give these fuels an added property which serves a pressing need from consumers © 2014 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved
  3. 3. Search Strategy and Sequence of steps Using PatSeer database a sequence of steps was used to create search query. The table below shows sequence of steps we followed. We combined keyword with relevant IPC, CPC, US and Japanese Classes to restrict the result set to relevant records. The results were then collapsed by Simple Families. The publications included in the report are updated as of 15th November 2014. Search Search Queries Results 1. TAC:(nano*) 552345 Increase relevance of results by restricting it to the main IPC/CPC/US/FI classes for fuel additives and related technologies 2. TAC:(nano*) AND (IC:(C10L9* or C10L1*) or CPC:(C10L9* or C10L1*) or UCMN:(044) or FI:C10L*) 1229 Irrelevant records were excluded by removing unwanted terms 3. TAC:(nano*) AND (IC:(C10L9* or C10L1*) or CPC:(C10L9* or C10L1*) or UCMN:(044) or FI:C10L*) AND NOT TAC:(nanotube or nano tube or microplasma or nanoweb or nanochip or electroluminescent or nanocrystal* or fatty acid or nanocoulombs or microorganisms or nanofiber or nanofibre or blood clot*) 995 Collapsed the Query in Step 3 by Simple Families 4. TAC:(nano*) AND (IC:(C10L9* or C10L1*) or CPC:(C10L9* or C10L1*) or UCMN:(044) or FI:C10L*) AND NOT TAC:(nanotube or nano tube or microplasma or nanoweb or nanochip or electroluminescent or nanocrystal* or fatty acid or nanocoulombs or microorganisms or nanofiber or nanofibre or blood clot* ) 524 © 2014 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved
  4. 4. Definitions of Classes referred to in search query IPC Classes C10L: FUELS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; NATURAL GAS; SYNTHETIC NATURAL GAS OBTAINED BY PROCESSES NOT COVERED BY SUBCLASSES C10G OR C10K; LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS; USE OF ADDITIVES TO FUELS OR FIRES C10L1: Liquid carbonaceous fuels C10L9: Treating solid fuels to improve their combustion CPC Classes C10L: FUELS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; NATURAL GAS; SYNTHETIC NATURAL GAS OBTAINED BY PROCESSES NOT COVERED BY SUBCLASSES C10G OR C10K; LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS; USE OF ADDITIVES TO FUELS OR FIRES C10L1: Liquid carbonaceous fuels C10L9: Treating solid fuels to improve their combustion US Class 044: Fuel and related compositions © 2014 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved
  5. 5. Highlights • Charts are generated on overall number of records and Simple Families, using Patent iNSIGHT Pro and PatSeer • For analysis, records were categorized as different Nanoparticles, Applications, Types • This report presents data:  on the basis of different class (IPC/CPC/US/FI) for fuel additives and related technologies  across different companies, technologies in nano fuel additives © 2014 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved
  6. 6. Publication Trend (By Individual Publications) The chart shows number of patents and applications published in the last 20 years for all. The number of applications published have steadily increased from 2006-2010 and tapered later. The decline in filings post 2010 is most likely due to unpublished applications. © 2014 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved
  7. 7. Top Companies (By Individual Publications) The chart shows top 20 companies by individual records in nano fuel additives. The count represents the number of individual publications. It can be seen maximum records are owned by Cerion Technology followed by Afton. © 2014 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved
  8. 8. Top companies (Simple Family) The chart shows records for top 20 companies collapsed by simple families in nano fuel additives. The count represents the number of simple family members. It can be seen General Electric which is not one of the top 20 applicants in overall publications appears in the top 20 in this chart. Same holds true for Massachusetts Inst Technology. © 2014 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved
  9. 9. Priority Country Map – Where is research being done ? The map shows the geographical spread of patents first filed in nano fuel additives. It shows perfect indication of where innovation is taking place. It can be seen US has 429 filings closely followed by China and Japan with 273 and 50 filings respectively. The strength of the colouring represents the proportion of patent publications. © 2014 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved
  10. 10. Publication Trend across key countries in last 10 years Chart shows year wise publications for key publication countries. It can be seen that publications in US and China appeared around 2007 with a steady increase in 2010. There was an spike in increase in publications in China whereas in US, these tapered off. © 2014 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved
  11. 11. Companies across different Nanoparticles The chart represents the technology spread of patent portfolios of top 20 companies across various nanoparticles. The record count represents number of simple families. James K focuses in all nanoparticles as compared to other applicants. It can also be seen that Chinese applicants are predominant in research across different nanoparticles. © 2014 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved
  12. 12. Top Companies across different types The chart below shows research activity of companies across different fuel types. Diesel as a fuel type is the most researched of fuel type. Universities and institutes are equally active across different fuel types along with companies involved. © 2014 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved
  13. 13. Top Companies across different applications The chart below shows research activity of companies across different applications. Afton Corp leads research across different applications even if Cerion Tech has more number of overall records. © 2014 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved
  14. 14. Landscape for technologies used in nano fuel additives The contour map below represents different technologies used in nano fuel additives with respect to complete patent portfolio. Clusters for diesel based: clean diesel oil and methanol diesel oil are close to each other as there is high degree of relevance between the records present in those technology areas. The patents represented by dots were coloured by company. © 2014 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved
  15. 15. Portfolio analysis for key companies focusing on nano fuel additives Companies Profiled: Lubrizol Corp Cerion Technology Chevron Corp Afton Chemical Note: All the charts in this section are based on No. of unique simple families © 2014 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved
  16. 16. Lubrizol Corp: Publication Trend Chart shows the publication trend for patent filings and grants for Lubrizol for the last 15 years. Even if Lubrizol was active over the last ten years it has less number of grants as compared to other companies. © 2014 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved
  17. 17. Lubrizol Corp: Nanoparticles The pie chart represents focus areas of Lubrizol across different nanoparticles. Out of 7 simple families, it can be seen Lubrizol focuses mostly on iron as a type of nanoparticle. © 2014 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved
  18. 18. Lubrizol Corp: Applications The pie chart represents records spread across different applications. Out of 7 simple families, it can be seen Lubrizol focuses mostly on emulsifiers and corrosion inhibitors. © 2014 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved
  19. 19. Lubrizol Corp: Assignee Breakup of forward citations (single generation) The chart below shows the count of assignees citing records of Lubrizol. It can be seen Vandyne Super Turbo Inc cites most number of records followed by Clean Diesel Tech. © 2014 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved
  20. 20. Cerion Technology: Publication Trend Chart shows the publication trend for patent filings and grants for Cerion Technology for the last 15 years. Published applications have emerged only after 2008. © 2014 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved
  21. 21. Cerion Technology: Nanoparticles The pie chart represents records spread across different nanoparticles. Out of 11 simple families, it can be seen Cerion focuses mostly on cerium oxide. © 2014 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved
  22. 22. Cerion Technology: Applications The pie chart represents records spread across different applications. Out of 7 simple families, it can be seen Cerion focuses mostly on stability improvers and emission reduction. © 2014 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved
  23. 23. Cerion Technology: Assignee Breakup of forward citations (single generation) The chart below shows the count of assignees citing records of Cerion Technology. It can be seen Corning and United Initiators cite most number of records. © 2014 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved
  24. 24. Chevron Corp: Publication Trend Chart shows the publication trend for patent filings and grants for Chevron for the last 15 years. © 2014 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved
  25. 25. Chevron Corp: Nanoparticles The pie chart represents records spread across different nanoparticles. Out of 4 simple families, it can be seen Chevron focuses mostly Zinc particles. © 2014 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved
  26. 26. Chevron Corp: Applications The pie chart represents records spread across different applications. Out of 11 simple families, it can be seen Chevron focuses mostly lubricity Improvers and Soot burning © 2014 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved
  27. 27. Chevron Corp: Assignee Breakup forward citations (single generation) The chart below shows the count of assignees citing records of Lubrizol. It can be seen UOP LLC cites most number of records followed by Shell Oil Co. © 2014 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved
  28. 28. Afton Chemical: Publication Trend Chart shows the publication trend for patent filings and grants for Afton for the last 15 years. Afton Chemical emerged only after 2008; still it is one of the top companies. © 2014 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved
  29. 29. Afton Chemical: Nanoparticles The pie chart shows records spread across different nanoparticles. It can be seen Afton has more records in magnesium as a nanoparticle as compared to other top companies. © 2014 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved
  30. 30. Afton Chemical: Applications The pie chart represents records spread across different applications. Out of 12 simple families, it can be seen Afton focuses mostly on combustion efficiency and Aviation. Also it is the only company out of the top 5 which has research spread across all the applications. © 2014 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved
  31. 31. Afton Chemical: Assignee breakup of forward citations (single generation) The chart below shows the count of assignees citing records of Afton. Although Afton has the most number of families still it has less number of citations. © 2014 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved
  32. 32. Summary  There is considerable difference between the Chinese and US share in application and patents. Chinese applicants accounted for the largest number of patents filed throughout the world  Only 5 (CN,US,JP,WO,EP) out of the total 17 patent offices have reported growth over the last decade. China has recorded double digit growth between 2011-2013  Nano particles is an area where companies have a scope of carrying out research as most of the companies focus on few of the total nano particles used as fuel additives  In spite of the fact that Chevron has smaller portfolio than the major companies; it can be seen that companies like Shell and UOP have cited its records indicating a likely overlap in their R&D focus © 2014 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved
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