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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

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 Total
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 34 26 21 26 25 27 19 26 21 12 23 33 293
STEELCASE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION 24 32 38 26 16 17 6 12 2 2 4 3 182
BISSELL HOMECARE, INC. 5 7 8 6 1 6 6 6 3 6 18 16 88
ACCESS BUSINESS GROUP INTERNATIONAL LLC 0 0 6 8 11 2 6 9 6 8 8 11 75
X-RITE, INCORPORATED 2 3 2 2 2 3 5 4 5 9 2 3 42
GENTEX CORPORATION 2 4 3 10 3 4 5 3 3 1 2 1 41
RAPISTAN SYSTEMS ADVERTISING CORP. 0 1 7 9 4 10 4 1 0 0 0 0 36
HAWORTH, INC. 6 11 4 3 2 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 33
STEELCASE INC. 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 4 7 6 33
VIKING CORPORATION 1 1 2 2 1 3 3 2 3 3 5 4 30
DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 1 6 6 3 0 4 3 3 0 2 0 28
MEDTRONIC INC. 6 2 5 5 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 1 26
CASCADE ENGINEERING, INC. 7 6 0 4 2 0 1 2 1 1 0 1 25
AMWAY CORPORATION 8 11 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 24
DEMATIC CORP. 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 4 3 5 4 23
BRADFORD-WHITE CORPORTION 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 4 3 4 5 22
PHARMACIA & UPJOHN COMPANY 0 0 2 1 10 3 2 0 4 0 0 0 22
WOLVERINE WORLD WIDE INC. 0 1 1 0 3 2 1 4 4 0 3 3 22
ADAC PLASTICS, INC. 0 3 4 5 0 0 1 2 1 3 0 0 19
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH 0 0 0 0 9 2 3 1 2 0 0 0 17
LACKS INDUSTRIES, INC. 3 2 1 1 2 1 4 0 0 1 1 0 16
DONNELLY CORPORATION 1 3 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 15
LACKS ENTERPRISES, INC. 0 1 1 3 1 2 3 1 1 1 1 0 15
MAGNA DONNELLY MIRRORS NORTH AMERICA LLC 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 7 2 0 0 0 15
SMITHS AEROSPACE LLC 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 2 3 0 3 1 15
DIESEL TECHNOLOGY COMPANY 7 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13
FLOW-RITE CONTROLS, LTD. 2 3 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 13
HERMAN MILLER INC. 1 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 12
MAGNA MIRRORS OF AMERICA, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 5 12
SUSPA, INCORPORATED 0 0 4 1 2 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 12
CREE, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 6 11
FLEXIBLE STEEL LACING COMPANY 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 1 2 2 11
OLIVER PRODUCTS COMPANY 1 1 2 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 11
ATTWOOD CORPORATION 4 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 10
FROST LINKS, INC. 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 3 1 0 10
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 6 10
MAGNA MIRROR SYSTEMS INC. 0 3 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
SIEMENS ENERGY & AUTOMATION, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 2 3 0 0 10
DAHTI, INC. 0 0 0 2 0 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 9
JOHNSON CONTROLS TECHNOLOGY COMPANY 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 9
PAULSTRA CRC 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 9
QUALITY EDGE, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 2 1 1 9
SATURN ELECTRONICS & ENGINEERING, INC. 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 9
STEFFENS ENTERPRISES, INC. 0 1 2 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 9
DISPLAY PACK, INC. 0 1 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 8
HADLEY PRODUCTS, DIVISION OF NELSON METAL PRODUCTS, CORP. 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 8
VAN ANDEL RESEARCH INSTITUTE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 3 8
BENTELER AUTOMOTIVE CORPORATION 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 7
BURKE E. PORTER MACHINERY COMPANY 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 7
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 7
L&P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 7
AMERICAN SEATING COMPANY 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 6
AMERIKAM, INC. 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6
AVERY DENNISON CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 2 6
GRAND RAPIDS LABEL COMPANY 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
IRWIN SEATING COMPANY 2 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
KNAPE & VOGT MANUFACTURING CO. 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 6
THERMODRIVE LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 6
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 6
ADVANCE COVER COMPANY 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
BRUNSWICK CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 5
EATON CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 5
LASER ALIGNMENT INC. 1 2 1 1 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 5
NUCRAFT FURNITURE COMPANY 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 5
ODL, INCORPORATED 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 5
ROWE INTERNATIONAL INC. 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5
ALTICOR INC. 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
BATTS, INC. 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
BAUER PRODUCTS, INC. 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
GILL INDUSTRIES, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 4
GLOBAL TOTAL OFFICE 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
GRAND RAPIDS CONTROLS COMPANY, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 4
LEON PLASTICS, INC. 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4
MERIDIAN AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, INC. 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
MICRO C TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
SHAPE CORPORATION 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
STRYKER CORPORATION 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
TEKNION FURNITURE SYSTEMS INC. 1 3 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 4
TOUCHSENSOR TECHNOLOGIES, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 4
ADVANCED FOOD TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3
BARD PERIPHERAL VASCULAR, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
BFGOODRICH AVIONICS SYSTEMS, INC. 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
CARAUSTAR CUSTOM PACKAGING 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
COMFORT RESEARCH, LLC 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
DELAWARE CAPITAL FORMATION, INC. 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
DUNKLEY INTERNATIONAL INC. 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
DURA GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3
FLOOR STYLE PRODUCTS, INC. 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
GERBER PRODUCTS COMPANY 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
INNOTEC CORPORATION 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
LEGGETT + PLATT INCORPORATED 3 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 3
MONARCH HYDRAULICS, INC. 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
R. T. LONDON COMPANY 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
RAN ENTERPRISES, INC. 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
SPEC INTERNATIONAL INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
SPECIALTY SPORTS LIMITED 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
STANDARD LIFTERS, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
STILES MACHINERY, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 3


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