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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 10 or More Utility Patents During the Period
Originating From

ALL NON-METRO/MICROPOLITAN AREAS

( Non Metro/Micropolitan 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 627 569 521 501 462 390 449 379 310 315 361 415 5296
HYDRO-GEAR LIMITED PARTNERSHIP 7 11 9 9 22 23 32 20 20 12 5 14 184
PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC. 9 2 2 1 14 16 11 28 12 19 21 27 162
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION 8 12 12 17 13 10 5 10 12 17 16 16 148
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, NAVY 14 12 16 11 13 12 11 16 6 7 7 6 129
MERTEC LLC 0 0 0 3 21 14 22 16 17 4 16 6 119
POLARIS INDUSTRIES, INC. 8 6 4 0 8 10 22 6 10 9 11 9 103
MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 16 18 15 35 13 99
HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC. 0 2 10 11 14 8 6 7 10 5 8 11 92
LISLE CORPORATION 5 8 9 11 8 8 9 4 4 1 4 0 71
CLARK EQUIPMENT COMPANY, INC. 5 9 6 6 10 4 4 10 2 2 5 5 68
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 3 7 6 3 9 62
ARCTIC CAT INC. 1 3 3 8 6 10 8 4 6 4 5 1 59
WALBRO CORPORATION 16 11 15 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 55
WALBRO ENGINE MANAGEMENT, L.L.C. 0 0 0 2 6 5 12 15 7 4 3 1 55
DEERE + COMPANY 1 3 4 4 5 6 2 4 6 9 7 3 54
ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC. 2 0 2 0 3 2 4 8 5 15 5 6 52
CDX GAS, LLC 0 0 7 7 6 8 11 8 3 0 0 0 50
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. 5 2 4 6 3 4 6 3 0 5 4 5 47
CATERPILLAR INC. 12 11 2 2 1 1 2 0 4 1 4 6 46
CHARLES MACHINE WORKS, INC. 1 5 1 2 3 3 5 3 6 5 3 6 43
CORNING INCORPORATED 5 8 3 7 4 2 4 1 3 1 1 2 41
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. 0 0 0 2 0 2 12 3 6 4 5 6 40
MAYTAG CORPORATION 3 1 1 2 6 6 10 3 1 4 2 0 39
SIMMONDS PRECISION PRODUCTS, INC. 2 2 1 6 7 3 4 5 2 3 2 2 39
LEXMARK INTERNATIONAL, INC. 2 4 1 4 4 3 1 8 4 1 4 3 39
PROCTER + GAMBLE COMPANY 4 5 8 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 7 5 37
TIME DOMAIN CORPORATION 1 3 6 8 3 5 4 0 2 2 1 1 36
WENGER MANUFACTURING CO. INC. 2 3 10 6 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 5 36
TRI/MARK CORPORATION 0 3 3 3 5 1 4 6 3 1 1 2 32
C. G. BRETTING MANUFACTURING CO., INC. 2 2 3 2 3 3 2 5 4 0 3 2 31
OAKLEY, INC. 1 2 0 0 0 2 3 7 5 3 4 4 31
BATESVILLE SERVICES, INC. 5 3 1 4 4 4 0 2 3 1 1 2 30
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 1 0 8 4 4 0 2 3 1 2 2 2 29
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY 3 0 0 1 4 1 5 5 2 2 1 2 26
DRESSER-RAND COMPANY 5 1 4 2 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 8 26
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. 0 1 1 1 1 2 3 2 4 4 3 4 26
KENNAMETAL INC. 1 1 2 1 4 6 0 3 1 1 2 4 26
MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC. 1 5 4 4 3 2 3 1 2 1 0 0 26
DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 6 4 3 2 1 2 5 1 1 0 25
GATEWAY 2000, INC. 2 3 5 5 1 4 3 0 1 0 1 0 25
SPRINT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY L.P. 0 0 0 2 3 2 1 1 4 4 4 4 25
BORGWARNER INC. 0 2 3 2 1 3 2 0 1 6 2 2 24
BURTON CORPORATION USA 3 6 6 3 2 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 24
METHODE ELECTRONICS, INC. 8 4 1 0 1 6 0 3 1 0 0 0 24
WARD/KRAFT, INC. 0 0 2 0 3 2 5 2 2 2 4 2 24
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. 0 0 0 2 2 3 5 1 3 3 3 1 23
CNH AMERICA LLC 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 1 4 5 3 1 22
DAYCO PRODUCTS LLC 0 2 1 4 1 7 2 2 0 1 0 2 22
GEORGIA-PACIFIC CONSUMER PRODUCTS LP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 10 5 21
ROY-G-BIV CORPORATION 0 1 1 4 0 4 7 0 0 0 0 4 21
SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC. 1 2 2 3 5 1 4 1 1 1 0 0 21
BRAUN CORPORATION 2 2 3 1 3 0 0 1 3 2 2 1 20
DURA GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 1 1 4 1 2 1 1 1 3 3 2 20
NARTRON CORPORATION 3 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 1 4 1 0 20
BAYER CORPORATION 7 3 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19
FASCO INDUSTRIES, INC. 2 2 1 6 0 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 19
NANOSET, LLC 0 0 0 1 7 8 2 1 0 0 0 0 19
SONNAX INDUSTRIES, INC. 0 0 0 2 5 6 3 1 0 0 1 1 19
BURTON TECHNOLOGIES, LLC 0 0 0 0 3 5 5 2 1 0 1 1 18
CORIXA CORPORATION 0 1 3 2 2 1 2 2 0 2 1 2 18
FISHER CONTROLS INTERNATIONAL, INC. 0 2 1 0 0 2 1 2 2 4 2 2 18
AGCO CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 8 6 17
INGERSOLL-RAND COMPANY 1 2 0 3 1 4 2 1 1 2 0 0 17
PHILLIPS PETROLEUM COMPANY 13 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17
UNVERFERTH MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. 2 5 0 0 0 2 1 2 1 2 2 0 17
ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS, INC. 0 0 0 2 2 2 1 0 1 0 4 4 16
HUBBELL INCORPORATED 1 1 3 6 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 16
WESTVACO CORPORATION 9 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16
HOLDEN'S FOUNDATION SEEDS, INC. 2 7 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 15
JAKEL INCORPORATED 0 3 4 3 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 15
MARQUIP, LLC 0 1 2 2 3 3 0 1 0 2 0 1 15
MARVIN LUMBER AND CEDAR COMPANY 1 1 0 1 3 2 0 1 0 2 2 2 15
MEADWESTVACO CORPORATION 0 0 0 6 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 15
MEDICAL COMPONENTS, INC. 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 6 2 15
NEW MEXICO TECH RESEARCH FOUNDATION 0 2 3 2 0 2 0 1 2 0 1 2 15
TESSERA, INC. 0 1 0 3 4 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 15
AMPHENOL CORPORATION 3 3 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 0 14
EMERSON ELECTRIC CO. 5 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 14
FEDERAL-MOGUL WORLD WIDE, INC. 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 2 2 1 14
FOTO-WEAR, INC. 3 2 3 2 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 14
HEDSTROM CO. 1 2 3 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14
HUBER ENGINEERED WOODS LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 3 6 14
HWH CORPORATION 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 2 2 4 1 14
MARQUIP INC. 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14
MONSANTO CORPORATION 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14
NEW YORK AIR BRAKE CORPORATION 1 3 3 1 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 14
SECOND CHANCE BODY ARMOR, INC. 6 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14
TI GROUP AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LLC 0 0 0 0 1 4 1 2 0 2 3 1 14
VERMEER MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. 0 0 2 2 1 0 3 2 1 2 1 0 14
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 5 0 1 3 14
ABB TECHNOLOGY AG 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 4 4 13
ASGROW SEED CO. LLC 4 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13
CASE CORPORATION 6 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13
F/G PRODUCTS, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 3 3 2 0 0 13
HUTCHINSON TECHNOLOGY INC. 0 0 1 2 1 2 1 1 3 1 1 0 13
ITRON, INC. 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 6 1 0 1 13
JACAM CHEMICALS, L.L.C. 1 4 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 13
SPX CORPORATION 4 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 13
WABASH NATIONAL, L.P. 0 0 0 2 1 1 3 0 0 1 2 3 13
EATON CORPORATION 1 1 0 1 1 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 12
IRWIN INDUSTRIAL TOOL COMPANY 0 0 0 2 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 12
LINK MFG., LTD. 1 3 0 0 2 1 1 3 0 0 0 1 12
STINGER WELLHEAD PROTECTION, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 4 12
SUPERIOR INDUSTRIES, LLC 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 2 2 12
TRI STATE DISTRIBUTION, INC. 1 0 1 1 1 1 4 0 0 1 0 2 12
TRU-FLEX METAL HOSE CORPORATION 3 1 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 12
VNS PORTFOLIO LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 7 12
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 3 3 2 12
AGRIGENETICS, INC. 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 2 3 0 11
COVEYTECH, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 2 4 0 11
DELAWARE CAPITAL FORMATION, INC. 0 0 1 2 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 11
FREEDOM INNOVATIONS, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 5 1 11
GOODRICH CORPORATION 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 3 1 2 11
JERVIS B. WEBB COMPANY 1 2 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 2 11
MEAD CORPORATION 3 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
S & S CYCLE, INC. 0 1 0 2 2 1 0 1 1 1 2 0 11
SCHNIPKE FAMILY LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 5 11
TESCOM CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 4 2 11
THE MATERIAL WORKS, LTD. 0 1 0 0 3 0 3 1 0 1 0 2 11
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE 1 1 1 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 3 0 11
ALSTOM POWER N.V. 0 2 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
BOEING COMPANY 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 1 2 2 10
CABELA'S INC. 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 10
CTS CORPORATION 1 2 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
CYMBET CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0 0 1 10
FORT JAMES CORPORATION 0 2 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 10
INTERNATIONAL GAME TECHNOLOGY (IGT) 0 1 2 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 10
KEITH INVESTMENTS L.L.C. 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 2 1 0 0 0 10
MODERNFOLD, INC. 0 0 2 4 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 10
NAUTILUS HUMAN PERFORMANCE SYSTEMS, INC. 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 0 0 1 0 0 10
NAUTILUS, INC. 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 4 2 10
PACESETTER, INC. 0 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 10
POWERWARE CORPORATION 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
QUALCOMM, INC. 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 0 10
RITE-HITE HOLDING CORPORATION 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 2 1 10
ROCKLAND, INC. 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 10
SUKUP MANUFACTURING COMPANY 1 0 1 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 2 1 10
THERMWOOD CORPORATION 6 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
U.S. MANUFACTURING INC. 3 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
UNITED STATES GYPSUM COMPANY 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 4 1 1 10


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