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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

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

( 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 50 43 49 41 41 23 32 26 28 37 45 48 54 52 569
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY 20 20 20 20 21 14 21 13 15 16 16 28 28 34 286
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. 1 7 5 5 3 1 5 2 3 5 7 5 1 4 54
E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY 5 4 6 4 6 2 4 4 3 0 4 3 1 0 46
SQUARE D COMPANY 3 6 3 6 7 1 6 3 5 0 1 3 1 0 45
ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 5 2 5 5 9 9 6 44
ECOSMART TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 1 4 3 7 3 4 5 5 0 1 0 0 33
SONOCO DEVELOPMENT, INC. 1 2 1 3 0 2 7 1 1 2 2 4 2 1 29
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC USA, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 9 12 28
GRIFFIN TECHNOLOGY, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 6 5 7 3 27
TDY INDUSTRIES, INC. 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 3 0 1 3 6 3 5 25
GIBSON GUITAR CORP. 2 0 3 1 3 2 0 7 2 0 0 1 1 0 22
HENNESSY INDUSTRIES, INC. 3 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 4 2 21
NU-KOTE INTERNATIONAL, INC. 0 0 0 0 5 3 3 1 5 2 0 0 0 0 19
FRANCE/SCOTT FETZER CO. 3 1 2 3 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 17
EARTH TO AIR SYSTEMS, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 2 4 3 1 2 16
CAMPBELL HAUSFELD/SCOTT FETZER COMPANY 3 2 0 2 2 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 15
SMARTVUE CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 3 1 3 15
DIALYSIS SYSTEMS, INC. 0 7 1 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13
MURRAY, INC. 3 1 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
SPECTRAMET, LLC 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 1 1 2 12
U.S. SMOKELESS TOBACCO COMPANY 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 3 1 3 12
BOSS INSTRUMENTS, LTD. 0 0 0 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 11
L&P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY 0 1 1 1 0 0 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 10
LOCHINVAR, LLC 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 2 10
SIMPSON STRONG-TIE COMPANY, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 3 10
STANDEX INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION 1 1 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 10
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION 0 0 4 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
BIOVENTURES, INC. 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 3 2 9
BRIDGESTONE AMERICAS TIRE OPERATIONS, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 3 1 0 9
MERITOR LIGHT VEHICLE SYSTEMS LLC 1 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
SMARTGUARD, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 1 1 1 9
ADVANCED SORTING TECHNOLOGIES, LLC 0 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 2 1 0 8
EDGENET INC. 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 1 1 8
FIBERWEB, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 2 1 8
JP SCOPE, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 1 2 8
BIOMIMETIC THERAPEUTICS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 7
COEUR, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 4 7
ECO-OXYGEN TECHNOLOGIES, LLC 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 7
KODI KLIP CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 2 0 7
MSS, INC. 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 7
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION 0 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
ADVANCED BREATH DIAGNOSTICS, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 6
BRIDGESTONE/FIRESTONE NORTH AMERICAN TIRE, LLC 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 6
CAPITAL CONFIRMATION, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 4 6
DANA CORPORATION 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
HEATHCO LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 1 6
KYZEN CORPORATION 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
PETERSON TOOL COMPANY 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
TUITION FUND, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 1 6
VEXTEC CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 6
VIDEO GAMING TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 6
ZAMA JAPAN 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
ALADDIN TEMP-RITE, LLC 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
ALBANY INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 5
AMHERST HOLDING CO. 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
BALDWIN FILTERS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 5
CHROMALOX, INC. 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
HOLCOMB HEALTHCARE SERVICES, LLC 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
INTERNATIONAL COMFORT PRODUCTS CORPORATION 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
NATIONAL RECOVERY TECHNOLOGIES, LLC 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
PERFECT EQUIPMENT INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 5
STINGER INDUSTRIES, LLC 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5
TRW INC. 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
WELLNESS, LLC 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
A. O. SMITH CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 4
ANESTHETIC GAS RECLAMATION, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 4
ASPECT SOFTWARE, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 4
ATI PROPERTIES, INC. 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
GRIFFIN & CANTRELL COMPANY, INC. 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
H-TECH, INC. 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
LIVESCRIBE, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 4
MAGNETIC SEPARATION SYSTEMS, INC. 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
MEGATRADE INTERNATIONAL, INC. 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
MERCK SHARP & DOHME CORP. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 4
PARKER-HANNIFIN CORPORATION 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
REEMAY, INC. 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
STRATOS BOATS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
VERAN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 4
3SAE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 3
AOS HOLDING COMPANY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 3
APCOM, INC. 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
AQUA BATH COMPANY, INC. 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
BATLOK, LLC 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
BRIDGESTONE/FIRESTONE RESEARCH, INC. 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
CALSONICKANSEI NORTH AMERICA, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
CINRAM INTERNATIONAL INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 3
COOPER TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 3
CW INTERNATIONAL LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3
DEL-MET CORPORATION 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
DIALOGIC COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
EATON CORPORATION 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
EGRET MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 3
ENGINEERED GLASS PRODUCTS, LLC 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
ESOTERIX, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 3
FEDERAL-MOGUL WORLD WIDE, INC. 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
FIESTA GAS GRILLS, INC. 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
FIRETRACE USA. LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3
GENHUNTER CORP. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 3
IMPULSE RADIO INC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3
IMPULSE SOLUTIONS, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3
INVISAFLOW LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3
LANDMARK DIGITAL SERVICES LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3
MAYTAG CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
MICROWAVE OVENS LIMITED 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
MUELLER INDUSTRIES, INC. 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
NASHVILLE WIRE PRODUCTS MFG. COMPANY, INC. 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
PRECISION PULSUS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
PREMERUS, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3
RYMED TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3
SANDIA NATIONAL LABORATORIES 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
SPAN TECH LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
STATE INDUSTRIES, INC. 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
STOODY COMPANY 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
SUBJECT MATTERS LLC 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
SYSTEMS SPRAY-COOLED, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
TOSHIBA AMERICA CONSUMER PRODUCTS, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3
TRICORD SOLUTIONS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
TRITON BOAT COMPANY, L.P. 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AIR FORCE 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
UNIVERSAL SAFETY RESPONSE, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3
ZAMA JAPAN KABUSHIKI KAISHA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 3
ZANINI AUTO GRUP, S.A. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 3



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