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Insight into Major Vendors Patent Deployment in Plant Factory Technologies in 2013

出版商 Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC) 商品編碼 293831
出版日期 內容資訊 英文 34 Pages
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植物工廠技術主要供應商的專利發展分析 Insight into Major Vendors Patent Deployment in Plant Factory Technologies in 2013
出版日期: 2014年01月17日 內容資訊: 英文 34 Pages

所謂植物工廠,在ICT和農業各種領域中,是需要系統整合的新興產業。包含冷氣、無塵室、絕緣材料、LED照明、環境控制、感測器系統、物聯網(IoT)、殺菌技術、電氣設備、水耕系統、雲端運算系統等。Panasonic、富士通、CCS、Cree、Osram、Philips、Lumination、Foxconn、Delta Electronics、Everlight、Wang Yong Hydroponics等,多的技術企業進入著。


第1章 植物工廠定義

第2章 植物工廠的類型

第3章 植物工廠光源的優點、缺點

  • 自然光
  • 完全人工照明
  • 自然光和人工照明的混合

第4章 植物工廠技術的專利探勘

  • 專利搜尋次序
  • 專利探勘的結果

第5章 主要供應商的發展

  • CCS Inc.
  • Fairy Plant Technology
  • 昭和電工
  • Panasonic
  • 富士通

第6章 焦點

  • 市場
  • 產業
  • 技術


Product Code: DPRPT14011501

Plant factory is an emerging industry that requires system integration across various fields in the ICT and agricultural industries, including air conditioning, clean rooms, insulation materials, LED lights, environmental control, sensor systems, Internet of Things, sterilization technologies, electrical equipment, hydroponic equipment, and cloud computing systems. It has drawn many technology companies, such as Panasonic, Fujitsu, CCS, Cree, Osram, Philips, Lumination, Foxconn, Delta Electronics, Everlight, and Wang Yong Hydroponics. This report profiles the pros and cons of different plant factory types and key technologies identified by using patent mining techniques, with major vendors' latest patent deployment and tracking highlights provided.

Table of Contents

1. Definition of Plant Factories

2. Types of Plant Factories

3. Pros and Cons of Different Plant Factory Lighting Sources

  • 3.1. Natural Sunlight
  • 3.2. Total Artificial Lighting
  • 3.3. Mix of Natural Sunlight and Artificial Lighting

4. Patent Mining of Plant Factory Technologies

  • 4.1. Patent Search Procedure
    • 4.1.1. Selecting a Patent Database
    • 4.1.2. Identifying Search Keywords
    • 4.1.3. Data Selection
    • 4.1.4. Data Analysis
  • 4.2. Results of Patent Mining
    • 4.2.1. Text Mining
    • 4.2.2. Data Mining
    • 4.2.3. Relative R&D Strength

5. Major Vendors' Development

  • 5.1. CCS Inc.
    • 5.1.1. Product Development
    • 5.1.2. Patent Deployment
  • 5.2. Fairy Plant Technology
    • 5.2.1. Product Development
    • 5.2.2. Patent Deployment
  • 5.3. Showa Denko
    • 5.3.1. Product Development
    • 5.3.2. Patent Deployment
  • 5.4. Panasonic
    • 5.4.1. Product Developmen
    • 5.4.2. Patent Deployment
  • 5.5. Fujitsu
    • 5.5.1. Product Development
    • 5.5.2. Patent Deployment

6. Tracking and Observing Highlights

  • 6.1. Market Aspect
  • 6.2. Industry Aspect
  • 6.3. Technology Aspect


List of Topics

  • Overview of plant factory types and the advantages and disadvantages regarding the lighting sources they use
  • Analysis of plant factory technologies with patent mining techniques, which comprises of text and data mining
  • Highlights of major vendors' patent deployment, with the use of Herfindahl- Hirschman Index to calculate the Originality Index and Generality Index of each patent
  • Tracking and observing highlights are provided from the perspectives of market, industry, and technology, giving vendors a more complete picture of the latest development and future direction of the plant factory industry
  • Companies and organizations analyzed or mentioned in the report include: AC LED Lighting, CCS, Inc., Chiba University, Chiplus Semiconductor Corp., Chunghwa Picture Tubes, Ltd., Cree Inc., Delta Electronics Inc., Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd., Fairy Plant Technology, Fountainhead LLC, Foxconn, Fujitsu, Hirose Co., Ltd., Iroquois Master Fund Ltd., Japan Tobacco Inc., Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Lumination LLC, Mirai, Mitsui Fudosan, Nanobiolight Company, Nice Garden, OMS Investments Inc., Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH, Pacific Construction Co., Panasonic Corp., Philips, Rockwool International A/S, Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd., Showa Denko K.K., Solidlite Corp., University of Iowa, Vegetables Plant, Wang Yong Hydroponics, Yamaguchi University

List of Figures

  • Figure 1: Lettuces in a Plant Factory
  • Figure 2: Three Types of Plant Factory Lighting Source
  • Figure 3: Example of a Natural Sunlight Plant Factory
  • Figure 4: Example of a Total Artificial Lighting Plant Factory
  • Figure 5: Facilities in a Total Artificial Lighting Plant Factory
  • Figure 6: Example of a Plant Factory using Mix of Natural Sunlight and Artificial Lighting
  • Figure 7: Plant Factory Technologies Patent Search Flow
  • Figure 8: III's Patent Mining Platform
  • Figure 9: Correlation between Top 5 Plant Factory Technologies by Patent Number
  • Figure 10: Number of Plant Factory Patents by Assignee's Nationality
  • Figure 11: Plant Factory Patents by Sector Share
  • Figure 12: Plant Factory Patents by Field Share
  • Figure 13: CCS' Plant Factory Products
  • Figure 14: Fairy Plant Technology's Plant Factory Products
  • Figure 15: Showa Denko's Plant Factory Products
  • Figure 16: Panasonic's Plant Factory Products
  • Figure 17: Fujitsu's Plant Factory Products

List of Tables

  • Table 1: Comparison of Different Plant Factory Lighting Sources
  • Table 2: Key Technology Types Identified Through Patent Mining
  • Table 3: Top 10 Assignees in the Field of Plant Growth Technologies
  • Table 4: Top 10 Assignees in the Field of LED Artificial Lighting Technologies
  • Table 5: Matrix Analysis of CCS' Patents
  • Table 6: Matrix Analysis of Fairy Plant Technology's Patents
  • Table 7: Matrix Analysis of Showa Denko's Patents
  • Table 8: Matrix Analysis of Panasonic's Patents
  • Table 9: Matrix Analysis of Fujitsu's Patents
  • Table 10: Major Vendors in the Plant Factory Industry
  • Table 11: Costs and Revenue Sources of Different of Plant Factory Types
  • Table 12: Price Comparison between Vegetables Grown in Plant Factories and on Conventional Farmlands
  • Table 13: Optimal Ratio of Multi-Wavelength LED Light for Various Vegetables
  • Table 14: Overview of Japanese Vendors' Patents Related to Plant Factory Technologies

Companies covered

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