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

Patenting In Technology Classes,
Breakout By Organization

Count of 2009 - 2013 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 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 121 153 123 134 144 675
LEAR CORPORATION 22 34 32 25 20 133
TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA 8 18 30 26 22 104
TS TECH CO., LTD. 4 7 20 27 21 79
WONDERLAND NURSERY GOODS CO., LTD. 6 16 14 20 14 70
AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA 15 15 14 8 13 65
HONDA GIKEN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.) 7 14 12 11 20 64
COSCO MANAGEMENT, INC. 11 13 14 7 10 55
KEIPER GMBH & CO. 8 11 5 5 14 43
GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC 3 11 8 11 8 41
JOHNSON CONTROLS TECHNOLOGY COMPANY 3 8 6 11 13 41
FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C. 6 5 6 7 10 34
L&P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY 7 10 5 3 8 33
JOHNSON CONTROLS GMBH 3 6 5 9 9 32
HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY 4 5 11 8 3 31
B/E AEROSPACE INCORPORATED 7 3 6 4 9 29
C. ROB. HAMMERSTEIN GMBH & CO. KG 5 9 7 5 1 27
HERMAN MILLER INC. 3 5 8 6 5 27
BROSE FAHRZEUGTEILE GMBH & CO. KG 6 6 2 9 0 23
RECARO AIRCRAFT SEATING GMBH & CO. 5 10 2 4 1 22
GRAMMER AG 1 4 6 2 8 21
LA-Z-BOY INCORPORATED 3 2 6 3 6 20
TACHI-S CO., LTD. 6 5 2 1 6 20
TOYOTA JIDOSHA K.K. 2 2 5 7 4 20
W.E.T. AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 10 4 2 2 1 19
FAURECIA SIEGES D'AUTOMOBILE S.A. 5 4 3 0 6 18
INTIER AUTOMOTIVE INC. 0 7 5 6 0 18
NHK SPRING CO., LTD. 6 3 5 1 3 18
TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. 3 2 3 5 5 18
DELTA TOOLING CO., LTD. 5 3 2 3 3 16
GRACO CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS, INC. 3 3 2 3 5 16
TAKATA CORPORATION 5 5 3 2 1 16
BAE INDUSTRIES, INC. 0 3 2 6 4 15
SCHUKRA OF NORTH AMERICA LTD. 7 2 3 2 1 15
MATTEL INC. 3 2 1 3 5 14
ULTRA-MEK, INC. 1 4 2 3 4 14
STEELCASE INC. 2 9 1 0 1 13
AUDIOVOX CORPORATION 0 3 4 4 0 11
BOEING COMPANY 1 2 2 3 3 11
FAURECIA AUTOSITZE GMBH 3 2 2 3 1 11
HAWORTH, INC. 4 2 1 4 0 11
MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION 4 2 1 2 2 11
BRITAX CHILD SAFETY INC. 2 3 1 2 2 10
DELTA KOGYO CO., LTD. 3 3 0 1 3 10
KNOLL, INC. 0 0 2 4 4 10
MITY-LITE, INC. 2 1 4 2 1 10
ORBIT BABY, INC. 1 2 2 3 2 10
SWIMWAYS CORPORATION 1 2 3 3 1 10
TK HOLDINGS, INC. 1 2 5 1 1 10
HNI TECHNOLOGIES INC. 0 2 2 4 1 9
HUMANSCALE CORP. 2 2 3 2 0 9
MAGNA SEATING INC. 0 0 1 1 7 9
OKAMURA CORPORATION 0 3 2 4 0 9
PORSCHE AG 1 2 0 4 2 9
SELLE ROYAL S.P.A. 3 2 2 1 1 9
BRUNSWICK CORPORATION 1 2 3 0 2 8
DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 2 3 1 1 1 8
INDIANA MILLS + MANUFACTURING INC. 1 1 4 2 0 8
ZODIAC SEATS US LLC 0 0 0 2 6 8
AUTOLIV DEVELOPMENT AB 1 5 1 0 0 7
BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE AG 0 2 2 1 2 7
CHRYSLER GROUP LLC 2 2 2 1 0 7
COMBI CO., LTD. 1 3 0 1 2 7
FUJI KIKO COMPANY, LTD. 2 2 0 1 2 7
CVG MANAGEMENT CORPORATION 1 1 1 3 0 6
FIGUERAS INTERNATIONAL SEATING, S.A. 2 1 3 0 0 6
KABUSHIKI KAISHA IMASEN DENKI SEISAKUSHO 1 4 1 0 0 6
KOKUYO FURNITURE CO., LTD. 0 5 1 0 0 6
KRUEGER INTERNATIONAL, INC. 3 2 0 1 0 6
MEEKER R & D, INC. 1 1 2 1 1 6
PRO-CORD S.P.A. 1 2 0 2 1 6
REGALO INTERNATIONAL, LLC 2 1 1 2 0 6
AIRBUS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH 2 1 2 0 0 5
AIRBUS S.A.S. 2 1 0 1 1 5
BOCK 1 GMBH & CO. 0 1 1 2 1 5
CASUAL LIVING WORLDWIDE, INC. 1 2 0 0 2 5
CYBEX INDUSTRIAL, LTD. 1 0 3 1 0 5
DAIMLER AG 5 0 0 0 0 5
EUROCOPTER 0 1 0 1 3 5
EVENFLO COMPANY, INC. 2 3 0 0 0 5
EXCELLERATE ENTERPRISE CO., LTD. 0 0 0 5 0 5
FORMWAY FURNITURE LIMITED 0 1 1 2 1 5
INTIER AUTOMOTIVE SEATING SYSTEMS GMBH 0 3 1 1 0 5
L& P SWISS HOLDING COMPANY 0 3 1 0 1 5
MILSCO MANUFACTURING COMPANY, A UNIT OF JASON INCORPORATED 2 0 1 1 1 5
NEW-TEC INTEGRATION (XIAMEN) CO., LTD. 0 2 1 2 0 5
NIGHTGEAR LLC 0 3 0 0 2 5
NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC. 0 0 0 2 3 5
NISSAN TECHNICAL CENTER NORTH AMERICA, INC. 4 1 0 0 0 5
OILES CORPORATION 1 0 0 3 1 5
SCHUKRA GERAETEBAU GMBH 0 0 0 2 3 5
SERIES INTERNATIONAL LLC 1 3 1 0 0 5
SKJP HOLDINGS, LLC 1 2 0 1 1 5
SURE-FIT, INC. 2 2 1 0 0 5
SYNTEC SEATING SOLUTIONS, LLC. 0 2 1 2 0 5



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