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Scientific Presence — South Carolina

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Patents Received by Businesses, Universities & Outposts

Patent Grants 2009 to 2013

This table reflects patents granted to organizations — national and international corporations, universities, government agencies, businesses, and other organizations — where the first named inventor, the first inventor on the patent, identified South Carolina as their place of residence. Organizations are included on the list if they received 5 or more utility patents in the calendar years cited.
This list will help you understand which companies headquartered in the state or having outposts there are working with local inventors to create patented inventions, the new science and technology companies and universities seek to commercialize.

Patents

81 Organizations | 509 Individual Inventors

This table reflects the companies that received patents where the first named inventors are from South Carolina. Official count and ranking are based on the First—Named Inventor on the patent. The USPTO Official Count attributes a patent to a state based on the residence of the first-named inventor. Source: USPTO

Who Received The Patents

Organizations | 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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