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U.S. PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
Patent Technology Monitoring Team (PTMT)

Patenting By Geographic Region (State and Country),
Breakout By Organization

Count of 2009 - 2013 Utility Patent Grants,
By Calendar Year of Grant

- Explanation of Data -

Rank Ordered Listing of Organizations Receiving 5 or More Utility Patents During the Period
Originating From

SOUTH CAROLINA

( patent origin is determined by the residence of the first-named inventor )

The following table displays first-named assignees and counts of their associated patents, as distributed by the year of patent grant.
First-Named Assignee 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 78 77 177 278 268 878
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 94 82 101 121 111 509
MILLIKEN & COMPANY 29 23 20 27 12 111
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA 3 5 14 23 28 73
CRYOVAC, INC. 19 10 15 8 15 67
KEMET ELECTRONICS CORPORATION 5 10 8 11 8 42
MICHELIN RECHERCHE ET TECHNIQUE S.A. 3 11 3 17 5 39
CLEMSON UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION 1 15 3 13 5 37
SONOCO DEVELOPMENT, INC. 6 11 7 8 5 37
ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS, INC. 0 3 7 9 15 34
CLEMSON UNIVERSITY 5 14 2 1 7 29
POLY-MED, INC. 1 7 7 4 10 29
AVX CORPORATION 6 7 3 7 5 28
SAVANNAH RIVER NUCLEAR SOLUTIONS, LLC 6 3 9 2 7 27
BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION 1 1 4 9 11 26
ITRON, INC. 3 6 6 5 4 24
DEERE + COMPANY 3 5 5 6 4 23
MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC. 11 6 2 1 3 23
SENSOR ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY, INC. 7 2 2 4 8 23
MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA 0 2 4 2 13 21
HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. 0 0 4 11 5 20
EATON CORPORATION 4 2 4 5 4 19
HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC. 5 3 3 4 4 19
APPLIED MEDICAL RESOURCES CORPORATION 1 2 4 7 4 18
WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC COMPANY LLC 4 2 2 1 9 18
AFL TELECOMMUNICATIONS LLC 2 0 3 7 5 17
EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY 4 6 7 0 0 17
JACOBS CHUCK MANUFACTURING COMPANY 2 5 4 1 5 17
TECHTRONIC POWER TOOLS TECHNOLOGY LIMITED 3 1 2 7 4 17
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION 2 3 3 4 3 15
ARBORGEN, LLC 0 4 3 2 4 13
HUBBELL INCORPORATED 2 3 4 2 2 13
PACESETTER, INC. 5 3 2 1 2 13
TECHTRONIC OUTDOOR PRODUCTS TECHNOLOGY LIMITED 0 1 4 4 3 12
LANG-MEKRA NORTH AMERICA, LLC 2 2 4 2 1 11
ALUMINUM LADDER COMPANY 0 3 2 0 5 10
CHECKPOINT SYSTEMS, INC. 8 0 1 0 1 10
SCHAEFFLER TECHNOLOGIES AG & CO. KG 0 0 0 2 8 10
VITAG CORPORATION 0 2 2 3 3 10
WABTEC HOLDING CORPORATION 2 2 2 0 4 10
BALDOR ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC. 0 1 4 2 2 9
NITEK, INC 0 0 0 3 6 9
SCHAEFFLER KG 1 3 5 0 0 9
AVAYA INC. 2 2 3 0 1 8
COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN 0 0 0 1 7 8
CRANE MERCHANDISING SYSTEMS, INC. 0 2 2 3 1 8
HOFFMANN-LA ROCHE INC. 2 1 1 3 1 8
IMRA AMERICA, INC. 0 0 1 3 4 8
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH 0 1 1 4 2 8
THATBOX DESIGN, LLC 0 0 0 0 8 8
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. 0 3 2 2 0 7
MEADWESTVACO CORPORATION 1 0 4 1 1 7
PHIGENIX, INC. 0 0 1 1 5 7
SEAMLESS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC 4 1 1 1 0 7
ATOTECH DEUTSCHLAND GMBH 0 1 1 3 1 6
ELLCON-NATIONAL, INC. 1 1 2 1 1 6
FN MANUFACTURING, LLC 0 0 1 2 3 6
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. 1 3 1 1 0 6
RELIABLE AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER COMPANY INC. 1 2 0 2 1 6
SAFERACK, LLC 0 0 2 1 3 6
THE ESAB GROUP, INC. 1 0 0 3 2 6
WOVEN ELECTRONICS CORPORATION 0 4 1 0 1 6
ANSELL HEALTHCARE PRODUCTS LLC 1 1 2 1 0 5
AOS HOLDING COMPANY 1 1 1 1 1 5
AT& T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. 1 2 2 0 0 5
BASF CORPORATION 0 0 0 4 1 5
BRITAX CHILD SAFETY INC. 1 1 0 1 2 5
COMPX INTERNATIONAL, INC. 0 0 0 3 2 5
CONSOLIDATED SYSTEMS, INC. 1 1 0 1 2 5
D&PL TECHNOLOGY HOLDING CORP. 2 1 2 0 0 5
ETHOX CHEMICALS, INC. 1 0 1 2 1 5
GROUP DEKKO INC 0 1 2 2 0 5
GRUPO PETROTEMEX, S.A. DE C.V. 0 0 2 2 1 5
HONDA GIKEN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.) 0 0 2 0 3 5
INTEL CORPORATION 0 1 2 1 1 5
MCLAUGHLIN GROUP , INC. 1 2 0 1 1 5
OCHOA OPTICS, LLC 0 0 2 2 1 5
SAWGRASS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 2 1 0 1 1 5
SIEMENS ENERGY, INC. 0 1 1 2 1 5
SUN CHEMICAL CORPORATION 0 1 0 1 3 5
TACTICAL MEDICAL SOLUTIONS, INC. 0 2 0 2 1 5
YALE SECURITY INC. 1 0 0 1 3 5



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