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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

Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC

( 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
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 4 10 34 24 37 33 45 25 40 71 69 160 552
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 39 37 38 30 14 19 21 14 20 17 10 21 280
CRYOVAC, INC. 12 24 14 14 8 8 8 7 4 14 8 11 132
MICHELIN RECHERCHE ET TECHNIQUE S.A. 3 5 5 5 11 11 31 14 9 3 11 3 111
KEMET ELECTRONICS CORPORATION 5 11 11 6 8 6 6 10 3 5 10 8 89
MILLIKEN & COMPANY 3 7 6 12 10 8 9 6 6 6 6 7 86
CLEMSON UNIVERSITY 1 3 5 9 5 6 8 7 4 4 9 2 63
RELIANCE ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGIES, LLC 5 9 3 3 2 5 6 5 6 2 0 0 46
PACESETTER, INC. 0 7 3 5 6 1 0 1 5 5 3 2 38
POWER TOOL HOLDERS, INC. 7 7 5 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 28
HARTNESS INTERNATIONAL, INC. 1 1 0 3 3 1 8 8 1 0 0 0 26
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. 0 1 0 0 0 4 3 3 2 1 3 1 18
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 2 1 1 3 3 16
BBA NONWOVENS SIMPSONVILLE, INC. 1 2 5 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 15
CLEMSON UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 11 1 14
BIC CORPORATION 2 3 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
JACOBS CHUCK MANUFACTURING COMPANY 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 2 3 2 12
MITSUBISHI POLYESTER FILM, LLC 3 1 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
WESTINGHOUSE AIR BRAKE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION 0 3 2 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
ASTENJOHNSON, INC. 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 9
EASTWAY FAIR COMPANY LIMITED 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 1 1 0 0 9
HUBBELL INCORPORATED 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 2 2 8
SAFETY COMPONENTS FABRIC TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 2 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 8
SPAN-AMERICA MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. 0 3 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 8
ITRON, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 2 7
ONE WORLD TECHNOLOGIES, LIMITED 0 0 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
SUNEX INTERNATIONAL INC. 0 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
T + S BRASS AND BRONZE WORKS, INC. 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 7
GHC RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 0 0 6
MARJEN, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 1 6
MEDSAFE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 6
ONE WORLD TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
WESTINGHOUSE AIR BRAKE COMPANY 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
ANSELL HEALTHCARE PRODUCTS LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 5
COMPX INTERNATIONAL, INC. 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
ELLCON-NATIONAL, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 5
ETHOX CHEMICALS, INC. 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
GREENVILLE HOSPITAL SYSTEM 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 5
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 5
INNEGRITY, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 5
RELIABLE AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER COMPANY INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 5
AFL TELECOMMUNICATIONS LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 4
ALCOA FUJIKURA LTD. 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
ALFMEIER CORPORATION 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4
AVERY DENNISON CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 4
BALDOR ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 4
BARVIT INDUSTRIAL, LLC 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
INNOVATIVE SPORTS, INC. 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
MCLAUGHLIN GROUP , INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 4
NCR CORPORATION 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
NORTH AMERICAN RESCUE, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 4
STEEL HEDDLE MFG. CO. 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
TELLABS PETALUMA, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 4
WATERMARK PADDLESPORTS, INC. 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
WOVEN ELECTRONICS CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 4
ALBANY INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE AG 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
CHAMPION AEROSPACE INC. 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
CIRCOR INSTRUMENTATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
CIRRUS LOGIC, INC. 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
COMFORTAIRE CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
CORNELL DUBILIER MARKETING, INC. 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3
DIVERSIFIED SYSTEMS, INC. 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
DUNLOP MAXFLI SPORTS CORPORATION 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
FEDERAL-MOGUL WORLD WIDE, INC. 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
GROUP DEKKO INC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
INSUL-MAGNETICS, INCORPORATED 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
LIQUID COMBUSTION TECHNOLOGY LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
LIQUID SYSTEMS, INC. 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
MULTISORB TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
PATENT CONSULTANTS & SERVICES, INC. 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 3
ROBERT BOSCH CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
SAUER-DANFOSS INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
SCHLUMBERGER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INC. 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
SPARTANBURG FOREST PRODUCTS, INC. 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
SPRAYEX, INC. 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
SYBRON CHEMICALS INC. 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
TB&B PARTNERS 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE RESEARCH CORPORATION 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
WABTEC HOLDING CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 3
ZIPIT WIRELESS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3


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