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U.S. PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
Patent Technology Monitoring Team (PTMT)

Patenting In U.S. Metropolitan and Micropolitan Areas
Breakout By Organization

Count of 2000 - 2011 Utility Patent Grants,
By Calendar Year of Grant

- Explanation of Data -

Rank Ordered Listing of Organizations Receiving 3 or More Utility Patents During the Period
Originating From

Akron, OH

( Metropolitan Statistical Area )

( patent origin is determined by the residence of the first-named inventor )
( patent counts may not sum exactly due to rounding - see the Explanation of Data )
( regional areas are based on U.S. Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA) )

The following table displays first-named patent assignees and counts of their associated patents, as distributed by the year of patent grant.
First-Named Assignee 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Total
GOODYEAR TIRE + RUBBER COMPANY 53 86 89 69 64 39 71 32 28 32 36 32 631
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 37 29 43 41 37 43 42 30 31 30 26 29 418
BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION 12 40 31 18 9 7 9 12 10 14 25 35 222
CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. 0 3 0 3 8 6 12 16 17 18 13 14 110
UNIVERSITY OF AKRON 9 11 9 8 13 7 7 5 7 5 9 10 100
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 4 0 5 2 8 6 9 4 8 3 3 9 61
LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC. 5 6 4 5 3 7 10 8 5 2 4 1 60
BRIDGESTONE/FIRESTONE NORTH AMERICAN TIRE, LLC 0 0 11 9 7 7 9 5 2 6 0 0 56
KENT STATE UNIVERSITY 4 6 2 2 1 7 5 5 5 1 12 5 55
ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 1 5 2 6 4 4 2 2 1 16 5 48
DIEBOLD SELF SERVICE SYSTEMS, A DIVISION OF DIEBOLD, INCORPORATED 0 0 0 0 0 6 7 3 4 5 10 11 46
ROYAL APPLIANCE MANUFACTURING CO., INC. 4 1 6 6 5 5 8 1 1 4 1 3 45
DIEBOLD INCORPORATED 3 5 0 4 0 1 3 2 1 10 6 5 40
ADVANCED ELASTOMER SYSTEMS, L.P. 6 4 7 4 4 3 1 1 4 0 1 0 35
SOLID STATE OPTO LIMITED 0 0 0 0 5 1 3 6 11 5 0 0 31
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. 0 0 2 8 3 0 2 2 4 2 4 3 30
AUTOMATED PACKAGING SYSTEMS, INC. 2 2 2 2 2 3 1 2 0 4 4 4 28
BABCOCK & WILCOX COMPANY 7 5 5 0 2 5 0 4 0 0 0 0 28
OMNOVA SOLUTIONS INC. 3 0 8 3 4 5 2 0 0 1 1 0 27
RUBBERMAID INCORPORATED 1 1 0 4 5 2 2 1 1 2 5 1 25
KEITHLEY INSTRUMENTS, INC. 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 8 4 6 24
B. F. GOODRICH CO. 8 9 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22
EAST MANUFACTURING CORPORATION 0 1 1 2 1 2 5 3 4 0 2 1 22
SWAGELOK COMPANY 0 1 5 4 1 2 0 2 5 2 0 0 22
THE HOOVER COMPANY 1 1 1 6 4 1 1 5 2 0 0 0 22
THE LITTLE TIKES COMPANY 2 0 6 2 4 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 21
DELTA SYSTEMS, INC. 0 1 3 3 1 0 5 2 1 2 1 1 20
GED INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 3 4 2 4 20
GOODRICH CORPORATION 0 0 1 2 2 3 2 5 1 2 1 1 20
PICKER INTERNATIONAL, INC. 11 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20
KENT DISPLAYS INCORPORATED 2 2 1 0 0 1 2 3 1 1 5 1 19
LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION 0 0 2 2 0 1 1 2 2 1 4 4 19
AKRON SPECIAL MACHINERY, INC. 0 1 1 5 3 2 3 0 1 2 0 0 18
AMETEK, INC. 2 1 2 2 4 1 3 0 2 0 1 0 18
COSCO MANAGEMENT, INC. 0 0 4 2 1 3 3 2 2 0 1 0 18
EXXONMOBIL CHEMICAL PATENTS INC. 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 5 8 18
PARKER-HANNIFIN CORPORATION 3 1 3 0 3 1 1 0 1 2 0 2 17
VIASAT, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 7 5 17
FERRO CORPORATION 1 1 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 16
GELCORE, LLC 0 0 1 0 5 3 4 3 0 0 0 0 16
OWENS-CORNING FIBERGLAS TECHNOLOGY, INC. 5 4 2 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 16
GLASS EQUIPMENT DEVELOPMENT, INC. 0 2 2 1 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 14
GO-JO INDUSTRIES, INC. 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 5 14
BRIDGESTONE/FIRESTONE, INC. 6 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13
NOVEON IP HOLDINGS CORP. 0 0 1 3 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 13
BRIDGESTONE AMERICAS TIRE OPERATIONS, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 6 12
LUMINATION, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 2 3 0 12
NEXPAK CORPORATION 0 0 0 2 6 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 12
RAMBUS INTERNATIONAL LTD. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 5 12
SHELL OIL COMPANY 5 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 12
SUMMIT TOOL COMPANY 1 1 0 3 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 12
PROMERUS, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 3 3 11
SAINT-GOBAIN CERAMICS & PLASTICS, INC. 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 2 3 11
STRIDE TOOL INC., A NEW YORK CORPORATION 1 0 3 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 11
APTERYX, INC. 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 10
BRIDGESTONE/FIRESTONE RESEARCH, INC. 3 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
COMMERCIAL TURF PRODUCTS, LTD. 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 10
DURAMAX MARINE, LLC 1 2 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 10
LUMITEX, INC. 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 2 0 1 1 1 10
NORTHEASTERN OHIO UNIVERSITIES COLLEGE OF MEDICINE 0 1 1 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 1 1 10
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 10
TELXON CORPORATION 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
ALPHAMICRON, INC. 0 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 2 1 9
GRACO CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS, INC. 2 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
ORTHOHELIX SURGICAL DESIGNS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 3 9
POWER TRANSMISSION TECHNOLOGY, INC. 2 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
SUMITOMO BAKELITE CO. LTD. 0 0 1 4 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 9
WRIGHT TOOL COMPANY, INC. 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 9
FIRESTONE POLYMERS, LLC 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 8
FLEXSYS AMERICA L. P. 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
INTEL CORPORATION 0 0 0 3 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 8
LUBRIZOL ADVANCED MATERIALS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 2 8
LUK LAMELLEN UND KUPPLUNGSBAU BETEILIGUNGS KG 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 2 0 8
POLYONE CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 2 2 8
T.K.M. UNLIMITED, INC. 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 1 0 1 1 0 8
AMERICAN GREETINGS CORPORATION 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 7
COADNA PHOTONICS, INC. 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 7
DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 7
ECOLOGY COATING, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 7
KENT DISPLAY SYSTEMS, INC. 0 0 2 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7
KHYBER TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 7
M & G USA CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 4 0 7
MEYER COMPANY 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 7
MOELLER MARINE PRODUCTS 0 1 0 0 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 7
MTD PRODUCTS INC. 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 2 7
STANDARD OIL COMPANY 2 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
ADVANCED POLY-PACKAGING, INC. 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6
APEX ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES, LLC 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 6
BABCOCK & WILCOX POWER GENERATION GROUP, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 1 6
BABY TREND, INC. 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 6
CONSTRUCTION RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY GMBH 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 6
JRB ATTACHMENTS, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 6
MBT HOLDING AG 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
MEEKER R & D, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 2 6
METAULLICS SYSTEMS CO., L.P. 0 1 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
PREMIUM BALLOON ACCESSORIES, INC 0 0 0 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
SCHERBA INDUSTRIES, INC. 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 6
TREMCO INCORPORATED 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 6
VITA-MIX CORPORATION 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 6
VOLK OPTICAL, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 6
AMERICAN STERILIZER COMPANY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 5
AVERY DENNISON CORPORATION 0 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5
CHEMIMAGE CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 5
DARKO COMPANY, INC. 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
EAU-VIRON INCORPORATED 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 5
ERDIE END CAPS, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 5
FOMO PRODUCTS, INC. 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
GE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 5
HALEX/SCOTT FETZER COMPANY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 5
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
KENNAMETAL INC. 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 5
MCDERMOTT TECHNOLOGY, INC. 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
PERMATEX, INC. 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 5
PLASTIPAK PACKAGING, INC. 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
PMD HOLDINGS CORPORATION 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
SCHAEFFLER TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO., KG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 5
STERIS INC. 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
THEKEN SPINE, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 5
THERM-O-DISC INCORPORATED 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
TRUSEAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 5
VACUUM ELECTRIC SWITCH CO. 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 5
ADVANCED LIGHTING TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
ALPHA SECURITY PRODUCTS, INC. 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
AXIOMED SPINE CORPORATION 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 4
BFS DIVERSIFIED PRODUCTS, LLC 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
BROADCOM CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 4
DEPUY ACROMED, INC. 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
ERICO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 4
FLOW POLYMERS, INC. 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
FMC CORPORATION 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
HITACHI MEDICAL SYSTEMS AMERICA, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 4
HUNTER'S MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 4
LANDMARK PLASTIC CORPORATION 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
LAUREN AGRISYSTEMS, LTD. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 4
MANNING VENTURES, INC. 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
MCNEIL & NRM, INC. 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4
NORTH AMERICAN MANUFACTURING COMPANY 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
OVERHEAD DOOR CORPORATION 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4
PHILIPS MEDICAL SYSTEMS (CLEVELAND), INC. 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
ROCKWELL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
SAINT-GOBAIN NORPRO CORPORATION 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
SYMBOL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 4
TECHTRONIC FLOOR CARE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4
THE COBALT GROUP, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 4
THE SCOTT FETZER COMPANY 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
TIMKEN COMPANY 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
ABB, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 3
ADMA PRODUCTS, INC. 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
ALPHA ENTERPRISES, INC. 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
ARGO-TECH CORPORATION 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3
ASSOCIATED MATERIALS INCORPORATED 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
BARNES GROUP INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 3
CAPITAL CHEMICAL COMPANY 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
CHARLES SCHWAB & CO., INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3
CREATIVE ACTION, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
ENGELHARD CORPORATION 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
ENPRESS, L.L.C. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 3
EVENFLO COMPANY, INC. 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
FIBERSTARS, INC. 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3
FLAMBEAU PRODUCTS CORPORATION 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
GENCORP INC. 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
GLIDDEN COMPANY 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
HANA MICRODISPLAY TECHNOLOGIES, INC 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
ICI NETWORKS LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3
JET, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
KEYCORP 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
LAMSON + SESSIONS CO. 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
MALCOLM MANN INC. 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
MECHANICS CUSTOM TOOLS CORPORATION 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
MOEN INCORPORATED 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
NESTEC, S.A. 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
NMTC, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3
NOX II, LTD. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3
ORBITAL RESEARCH INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 3
PLASTIC SAFETY SYSTEMS, INC. 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
PNEUMATIC SCALE CORPORATION 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
POLYMER PROCESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
PROCTER + GAMBLE COMPANY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3
QUALITY SYNTHETIC RUBBER, INC. 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
RAPID INTERVENTION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3
RESPONSIVE INNOVATIONS, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3
RJS CORPORATION 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE PLASTICS CORPORATION 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
SASHLITE, LLC. 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
SEAL-OPS, LLC 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3
SPRINGSEAL INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
STEERE ENTERPRISES INC. 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
STERLING JEWELERS INC. 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
TAPCO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3
TECH PRO, INC. 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
TENPOINT CROSSBOW TECHNOLOGIES 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
THE BOLER COMPANY 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
UCAR CARBON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3
USA INSTRUMENTS, INC. 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3


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