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

Patenting In Technology Classes,
Breakout By Organization

Count of 2010 - 2014 Utility Patent Grants,
By Calendar Year of Grant
With Patent Counts Based on Primary Patent Classification

- Explanation of Data -

Rank Ordered Listing of Organizations Receiving 5 or More Utility Patents During the Period
Having Primary Classification In

Class 297, Chairs and Seats

( technology class is determined by the primary classification assigned to the patent- see 'Explanation of Data' )
( patent ownership is determined by the first-named assignee listed on a patent )

The following table displays first-named assignees and counts of their associated patents, as distributed by the year of patent grant.
First-Named Assignee 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 153 123 134 144 168 722
LEAR CORPORATION 34 32 25 20 34 145
TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA 18 30 26 22 38 134
TS TECH CO., LTD. 7 20 27 21 19 94
WONDERLAND NURSERY GOODS CO., LTD. 16 14 20 14 8 72
JOHNSON CONTROLS TECHNOLOGY COMPANY 8 6 11 13 33 71
HONDA GIKEN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.) 14 12 11 20 13 70
AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA 15 14 8 13 5 55
COSCO MANAGEMENT, INC. 13 14 7 10 11 55
KEIPER GMBH & CO. 11 5 5 14 11 46
GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC 11 8 11 8 5 43
FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C. 5 6 7 11 11 40
JOHNSON CONTROLS GMBH 6 5 9 9 4 33
L&P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY 10 5 3 8 5 31
HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY 5 11 8 3 3 30
GRAMMER AG 4 6 2 8 9 29
B/E AEROSPACE INCORPORATED 3 6 4 9 5 27
HERMAN MILLER INC. 5 8 6 5 1 25
TOYOTA JIDOSHA K.K. 2 5 7 4 7 25
C. ROB. HAMMERSTEIN GMBH & CO. KG 9 7 5 1 2 24
LA-Z-BOY INCORPORATED 2 6 3 6 6 23
BROSE FAHRZEUGTEILE GMBH & CO. KG 6 2 9 0 4 21
BAE INDUSTRIES, INC. 3 2 6 4 4 19
NHK SPRING CO., LTD. 3 5 1 3 7 19
RECARO AIRCRAFT SEATING GMBH & CO. 10 2 4 1 2 19
ULTRA-MEK, INC. 4 2 3 4 6 19
FAURECIA SIEGES D'AUTOMOBILE S.A. 4 3 0 6 5 18
GRACO CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS, INC. 3 2 3 5 5 18
INTIER AUTOMOTIVE INC. 7 5 6 0 0 18
ZODIAC SEATS US LLC 0 0 2 6 10 18
MAGNA SEATING INC. 0 1 1 7 8 17
TACHI-S CO., LTD. 5 2 1 6 3 17
TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. 2 3 5 5 2 17
STEELCASE INC. 9 1 0 1 4 15
DELTA KOGYO CO., LTD. 3 0 1 3 6 13
KNOLL, INC. 0 2 4 4 3 13
TAKATA CORPORATION 5 3 2 1 2 13
BOEING COMPANY 2 2 3 3 2 12
DELTA TOOLING CO., LTD. 3 2 3 3 1 12
FAURECIA AUTOSITZE GMBH 2 2 3 1 4 12
MATTEL INC. 2 1 3 5 1 12
AUDIOVOX CORPORATION 3 4 4 0 0 11
HNI TECHNOLOGIES INC. 2 2 4 1 2 11
OKAMURA CORPORATION 3 2 4 0 2 11
PORSCHE AG 2 0 4 2 3 11
BRITAX CHILD SAFETY INC. 3 1 2 2 2 10
NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC. 0 0 2 3 5 10
SWIMWAYS CORPORATION 2 3 3 1 1 10
TK HOLDINGS, INC. 2 5 1 1 1 10
W.E.T. AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 4 2 2 1 1 10
FAURECIA AUTOMOTIVE SEATING, INC. 0 2 1 0 6 9
HAWORTH, INC. 2 1 4 0 2 9
HUMANSCALE CORP. 2 3 2 0 2 9
INDIANA MILLS + MANUFACTURING INC. 1 4 2 0 2 9
ORBIT BABY, INC. 2 2 3 2 0 9
BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE AG 2 2 1 2 1 8
MITY-LITE, INC. 1 4 2 1 0 8
SCHUKRA OF NORTH AMERICA LTD. 2 3 2 1 0 8
SELLE ROYAL S.P.A. 2 2 1 1 2 8
BOCK 1 GMBH & CO. 1 1 2 1 2 7
BRUNSWICK CORPORATION 2 3 0 2 0 7
CHRYSLER GROUP LLC 2 2 1 0 2 7
DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 3 1 1 1 1 7
FORMWAY FURNITURE LIMITED 1 1 2 1 2 7
FUJI KIKO COMPANY, LTD. 2 0 1 2 2 7
L& P SWISS HOLDING COMPANY 3 1 0 1 2 7
LERADO (ZHONG SHAN) INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. 0 0 1 1 5 7
MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION 2 1 2 2 0 7
PRO-CORD S.P.A. 2 0 2 1 2 7
AUTOLIV DEVELOPMENT AB 5 1 0 0 0 6
BLACK MOUNTAIN INDUSTRIES, INC. 0 1 1 0 4 6
C.R.F. SOCIETA CONSORTILE PER AZIONI 0 1 1 1 3 6
COMBI CO., LTD. 3 0 1 2 0 6
F.S. FEHRER AUTOMOTIVE GMBH 0 0 0 3 3 6
KINTEC-SOLUTION GMBH 1 1 0 1 3 6
KOKUYO FURNITURE CO., LTD. 5 1 0 0 0 6
SCHUKRA GERAETEBAU GMBH 0 0 2 3 1 6
ARMORWORKS ENTERPRISES, LLC 0 1 0 3 1 5
ASHLEY FURNITURE INDUSTRIES, INC. 2 1 0 0 2 5
CVG MANAGEMENT CORPORATION 1 1 3 0 0 5
CYBEX INDUSTRIAL, LTD. 0 3 1 0 1 5
EUROCOPTER 1 0 1 3 0 5
EXCELLERATE ENTERPRISE CO., LTD. 0 0 5 0 0 5
INTIER AUTOMOTIVE SEATING SYSTEMS GMBH 3 1 1 0 0 5
JOHNSON CONTROLS COMPONENTS GMBH & CO. KG. 0 0 0 0 5 5
KABUSHIKI KAISHA IMASEN DENKI SEISAKUSHO 4 1 0 0 0 5
KIDS II, INC. 0 1 1 1 2 5
MEEKER R & D, INC. 1 2 1 1 0 5
MIDMARK CORPORATION 2 2 0 0 1 5
NEW-TEC INTEGRATION (XIAMEN) CO., LTD. 2 1 2 0 0 5
NIGHTGEAR LLC 3 0 0 2 0 5
NISSAN MOTOR COMPANY, LIMITED 1 1 0 0 3 5
PERMOBIL AB 0 0 0 2 3 5
SERIES INTERNATIONAL LLC 3 1 0 0 1 5
SKJP HOLDINGS, LLC 2 0 1 1 1 5
SYNTEC SEATING SOLUTIONS, LLC. 2 1 2 0 0 5
TOYOTA SHATAI KABUSHIKI KAISHA 1 2 0 0 2 5



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