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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 - 2013 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

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

( 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 2012 2013 Total
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 34 26 21 26 25 27 19 26 21 12 23 33 30 45 368
STEELCASE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION 24 32 38 26 16 17 6 12 2 2 4 3 0 0 182
BISSELL HOMECARE, INC. 5 7 8 6 1 6 6 6 3 6 18 16 9 15 112
ACCESS BUSINESS GROUP INTERNATIONAL LLC 0 0 6 8 11 2 6 9 6 8 8 11 10 6 91
GENTEX CORPORATION 2 4 3 10 3 4 5 3 3 1 2 1 0 5 46
STEELCASE INC. 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 4 7 6 7 5 45
X-RITE, INCORPORATED 2 3 2 2 2 3 5 4 5 9 2 3 2 1 45
VIKING CORPORATION 1 1 2 2 1 3 3 2 3 3 5 4 6 7 43
RAPISTAN SYSTEMS ADVERTISING CORP. 0 1 7 9 4 10 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 36
HAWORTH, INC. 6 11 4 3 2 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 33
DEMATIC CORP. 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 4 3 5 4 3 6 32
DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 1 6 6 3 0 4 3 3 0 2 0 3 0 31
WOLVERINE WORLD WIDE INC. 0 1 1 0 3 2 1 4 4 0 3 3 3 4 29
CASCADE ENGINEERING, INC. 7 6 0 4 2 0 1 2 1 1 0 1 2 1 28
MEDTRONIC INC. 6 2 5 5 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 1 2 0 28
AMWAY CORPORATION 8 11 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 25
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 6 8 6 24
BRADFORD-WHITE CORPORTION 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 4 3 4 5 1 0 23
CREE, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 6 7 4 22
PHARMACIA & UPJOHN COMPANY 0 0 2 1 10 3 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 22
ADAC PLASTICS, INC. 0 3 4 5 0 0 1 2 1 3 0 0 1 0 20
MAGNA MIRRORS OF AMERICA, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 5 5 3 20
DONNELLY CORPORATION 1 3 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 1 2 18
FLOW-RITE CONTROLS, LTD. 2 3 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 2 3 18
LACKS ENTERPRISES, INC. 0 1 1 3 1 2 3 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 17
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH 0 0 0 0 9 2 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 17
FLEXIBLE STEEL LACING COMPANY 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 1 2 2 3 2 16
GE AVIATION SYSTEMS, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 8 16
LACKS INDUSTRIES, INC. 3 2 1 1 2 1 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 16
HERMAN MILLER INC. 1 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 15
MAGNA DONNELLY MIRRORS NORTH AMERICA LLC 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 15
SMITHS AEROSPACE LLC 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 2 3 0 3 1 0 0 15
SATURN ELECTRONICS & ENGINEERING, INC. 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 14
DIESEL TECHNOLOGY COMPANY 7 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13
QUALITY EDGE, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 2 1 1 3 1 13
VAN ANDEL RESEARCH INSTITUTE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 3 3 2 13
DISPLAY PACK, INC. 0 1 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 12
SUSPA, INCORPORATED 0 0 4 1 2 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 12
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 2 2 11
OLIVER PRODUCTS COMPANY 1 1 2 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 11
STEFFENS ENTERPRISES, INC. 0 1 2 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 11
ATTWOOD CORPORATION 4 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10
FROST LINKS, INC. 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 10
JOHNSON CONTROLS TECHNOLOGY COMPANY 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 10
L&P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 2 10
MAGNA MIRROR SYSTEMS INC. 0 3 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
PAULSTRA CRC 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 10
SIEMENS ENERGY & AUTOMATION, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 2 3 0 0 0 0 10
AVERY DENNISON CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 2 2 1 9
BURKE E. PORTER MACHINERY COMPANY 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 9
DAHTI, INC. 0 0 0 2 0 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 9
EATON CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 2 2 9
BARD PERIPHERAL VASCULAR, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 3 8
BAUER PRODUCTS, INC. 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 8
HADLEY PRODUCTS, DIVISION OF NELSON METAL PRODUCTS, CORP. 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 8
KNAPE & VOGT MANUFACTURING CO. 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 8
SHAPE CORPORATION 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 8
AMERIKAM, INC. 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 7
BENTELER AUTOMOTIVE CORPORATION 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 7
GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 4 7
IRWIN SEATING COMPANY 2 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7
NUCRAFT FURNITURE COMPANY 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 7
THERMODRIVE LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 1 7
AMERICAN SEATING COMPANY 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 6
GRAND RAPIDS LABEL COMPANY 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
STANDARD LIFTERS, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 1 6
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
ADVANCE COVER COMPANY 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
ADVANCED FOOD TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 5
BRUNSWICK CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 5
GRAND RAPIDS CONTROLS COMPANY, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 5
LASER ALIGNMENT INC. 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
LEAR DONNELLY OVERHEAD SYSTEMS L.L.C. 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
ODL, INCORPORATED 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5
RANIR, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 5
ROWE INTERNATIONAL INC. 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
STRYKER CORPORATION 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
TOUCHSENSOR TECHNOLOGIES, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 5
ALTICOR INC. 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
BATTS, INC. 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
BFKW, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 4
GILL INDUSTRIES, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 4
GLOBAL TOTAL OFFICE 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
INRAD, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4
LEON PLASTICS, INC. 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
MERIDIAN AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, INC. 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
MICRO C TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
TEKNION FURNITURE SYSTEMS INC. 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
TGW ERMANCO INCORPORATED 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 4
BFGOODRICH AVIONICS SYSTEMS, INC. 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
CARAUSTAR CUSTOM PACKAGING 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
COMFORT RESEARCH, LLC 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
DELAWARE CAPITAL FORMATION, INC. 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
DUNKLEY INTERNATIONAL INC. 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
DURA GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 3
FLOOR STYLE PRODUCTS, INC. 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
GERBER PRODUCTS COMPANY 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
GRANDVILLE PRINTING COMPANY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3
INNOTEC CORPORATION 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
LEGGETT + PLATT INCORPORATED 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
MANNESMANN DEMATIC RAPISTAN CORP. 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
MONARCH HYDRAULICS, INC. 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
R. T. LONDON COMPANY 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3
RAN ENTERPRISES, INC. 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
SPEC INTERNATIONAL INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 3
SPECIALTY SPORTS LIMITED 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
STILES MACHINERY, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3
Z-MAN CORPORATION 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3



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