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Scientific Presence — Tennessee

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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 Tennessee 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

100 Organizations | 695 Individual Inventors

This table reflects the companies that received patents where the first named inventors are from Tennessee. 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
INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 114 122 148 145 166 695
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. 68 137 149 145 144 643
UT-BATTELLE, LLC 31 70 56 67 72 296
EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY 57 60 65 47 47 276
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY 16 16 28 28 34 122
SIEMENS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS USA, INC. 8 20 18 14 27 87
THOMAS & BETTS INTERNATIONAL, INC. 25 19 17 13 8 82
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. 11 11 17 14 20 73
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE RESEARCH FOUNDATION 12 14 15 6 18 65
CUMMINS FILTRATION IP, INC. 9 10 15 13 12 59
BLACK & DECKER INC. 10 18 19 4 2 53
PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC. 4 4 12 19 14 53
ALSTOM TECHNOLOGY LTD 8 5 4 10 10 37
ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS, INC. 5 5 9 9 8 36
BABCOCK & WILCOX TECHNICAL SERVICES Y-12, LLC 6 6 8 10 5 35
RADIO SYSTEMS CORP. 4 10 7 4 10 35
GRUPO PETROTEMEX, S.A. DE C.V. 0 0 13 11 6 30
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC USA, INC. 0 0 7 9 12 28
GRIFFIN TECHNOLOGY, INC. 5 6 5 7 3 26
WRIGHT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. 3 5 5 7 6 26
SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC. 0 15 6 2 1 24
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. 5 7 6 1 4 23
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, POSTAL SERVICE 3 8 2 7 3 23
ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL 2 3 8 3 6 22
TDY INDUSTRIES, INC. 1 3 6 3 5 18
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION 0 1 3 6 8 18
HUNTER FAN COMPANY 5 5 1 2 4 17
INTERNATIONAL PAPER CO. 3 5 3 2 4 17
AKZO NOBEL NV 0 4 6 4 1 15
SMARTVUE CORPORATION 2 6 3 1 3 15
UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS 0 2 5 3 5 15
E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY 0 6 3 4 1 14
MAYTAG CORPORATION 4 10 0 0 0 14
CSI TECHNOLOGY, INC. 3 1 4 4 1 13
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 0 1 2 7 3 13
BUCKMAN LABORATORIES INTERNATIONAL, INC. 0 2 1 4 5 12
EARTH TO AIR SYSTEMS, LLC 2 4 3 1 2 12
SONOCO DEVELOPMENT, INC. 3 2 4 2 1 12
HENNESSY INDUSTRIES, INC. 1 0 4 4 2 11
PARKER-HANNIFIN CORPORATION 4 1 0 3 3 11
BRIDGESTONE AMERICAS TIRE OPERATIONS, LLC 1 4 4 1 0 10
BROTHER INTERNATIONAL CORP. 1 3 1 2 3 10
KANZAKI KOKYUKOKI MFG. CO. LTD. 7 1 2 0 0 10
METROLOGIC INSTRUMENTS INC. 0 7 3 0 0 10
SOUTHWIRE COMPANY 0 1 3 3 3 10
U.S. SMOKELESS TOBACCO COMPANY 0 3 3 1 3 10
BELDEN, INC. 0 0 1 3 5 9
BUCKEYE TECHNOLOGIES INC. 0 4 3 1 1 9
CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. 5 1 2 1 0 9
GYRUS ENT L.L.C. 1 4 0 0 4 9
SPECTRAMET, LLC 2 2 1 1 2 8
ADROIT DEVELOPMENT, INC. 1 3 1 2 0 7
AESCULAP IMPLANT SYSTEMS, INC. 0 3 2 0 2 7
BIOMIMETIC THERAPEUTICS, INC. 1 1 1 2 2 7
BIOVENTURES, INC. 0 1 1 3 2 7
BRISTOL COMPRESSORS INTERNATIONAL, INC. 1 1 1 1 3 7
COEUR, INC. 0 3 0 0 4 7
DEROYAL INDUSTRIES, INC. 0 3 2 2 0 7
FIBERWEB, INC. 0 1 3 2 1 7
GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC 2 1 2 1 1 7
ICOVE AND ASSOCIATES, LLC 0 1 3 1 2 7
KILGORE FLARES COMPANY, LLC 0 2 2 1 2 7
KODI KLIP CORPORATION 1 0 4 2 0 7
LOCHINVAR, LLC 1 1 0 3 2 7
SIEMENS ENERGY & AUTOMATION, INC. 7 0 0 0 0 7
TUFTCO CORPORATION 1 1 1 4 0 7
ANALOG DEVICES, INC. 2 0 3 0 1 6
ASPECT SOFTWARE, INC. 0 2 1 0 3 6
ECOSMART TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 5 0 1 0 0 6
HEATHCO LLC 1 3 1 0 1 6
JOHN MEZZALLINGUA ASSOCIATES, LLC 0 0 2 3 1 6
MEDTRONIC NAVIGATION, INC. 1 2 2 0 1 6
PLEXUS BIOMEDICAL, INC. 0 2 1 1 2 6
SCHERING-PLOUGH HEALTHCARE PRODUCTS, INC. 2 3 1 0 0 6
SIMPSON STRONG-TIE COMPANY, INC. 0 0 2 1 3 6
SMARTGUARD, LLC 3 0 1 1 1 6
TRANE INTERNATIONAL INC. 0 0 2 2 2 6
TUITION FUND, LLC 1 1 2 1 1 6
VIDEO GAMING TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 2 1 3 6
YALE SECURITY INC. 1 2 2 0 1 6
A. O. SMITH CORPORATION 0 3 0 0 2 5
ADVANCED BREATH DIAGNOSTICS, LLC 0 1 0 3 1 5
AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC. 1 0 2 1 1 5
ALBAHEALTH LLC 1 1 0 1 2 5
BOCA FLASHER, INC. 0 0 0 4 1 5
BOULDIN CORPORATION 1 2 2 0 0 5
CAPITAL CONFIRMATION, INC. 0 1 0 0 4 5
DEPUY PRODUCTS, INC. 1 1 2 1 0 5
EDGENET INC. 0 2 1 1 1 5
FELKNOR VENTURES, LLC 0 2 0 2 1 5
FLEETGUARD, INC. 3 0 2 0 0 5
GTX, INC. 2 0 1 0 2 5
INNOVATION SERVICES, INC. 2 2 0 0 1 5
MECO CORPORATION 0 0 2 3 0 5
MSD CONSUMER CARE, INC. 0 0 0 3 2 5
NISUS CORP. 1 0 1 1 2 5
NUCOR CORPORATION 0 1 1 1 2 5
PROCTER + GAMBLE COMPANY 0 2 1 1 1 5
ROBERTSHAW CONTROLS COMPANY 2 0 1 1 1 5
SQUARE D COMPANY 0 1 3 1 0 5
W.M. BARR & COMPANY, INC. 0 0 1 3 1 5
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