Top Assignee Chemical and Bioengineering Inventions
Four top assignees, ConocoPhillips Company (17), Stion Corporation (15) Joule Unlimited, Inc. (11) and Genomatica, Inc. (8), received patents 51 patents focused primarily on lighting inventions.
|ConocoPhillips patentECO™ |
Chemical Engineering Technologies
|Patents Granted||Percent of Total Patents Granted|
The seven energy patents awarded to the company fall within two categories: Fossil fuel (6 patents; 67% of total issued in the category) and Storage (1 patent; 3% of total issued). Breaking the fossil fuel patents down by technology, we find two technologies: Gasification (3 patents; 75% of total issued in the technology) and Petroleum (3 patents; 100% of total patent issued in this discipline).
The Classification View of ConocoPhillips Patents
ConocoPhillips' Green Tech patents lie within the chemical (16 patents), and mechanical (1 patents) disciplines. The tables below show the breakdown of ConocoPhillips' chemical and mechanical patents.
|ConocoPhillips Organized by USPC Class||Patents Granted|
ConocoPhillips Chemical Domain Patents
|423: Chemistry of inorganic compounds||5|
|208: Mineral oils: Processes and products||3|
|210: Liquid purification or separation||2|
|427: Coating processes||1|
|48: Gas: Heating and illuminating||1|
|502: Catalyst, solid sorbent, or support therefor: Product or process of making||1|
|523: Synthetic resins or natural rubbers -- part of the class 520 series||1|
|585: Chemistry of hydrocarbon compounds||1||ConocoPhillips Mechanical Patents|
Stion Corporation, a thin-film solar panel manufacturer in San Jose, CA, was awarded 15 patents under USPTO's Green Technology Pilot Program, 2% of the 836 patents issued. All of Stion's patents are within the Energy Index (15 patents; 3% of the total issued in the Index). They all fall within the Solar category (representing 14% of total issued), and they all are Manufacturing technology (21% of total issued).
The Classification View of Stion's Patents
Stion's Green Tech patents lie primarily within the chemical discipline (14 patents); all of these are in class 438: Semiconductor device manufacturing: Process. Stion was awarded 1 patent in the electrical discipline in class 33: Geometrical instruments.
Joule Unlimited, a renewable fuel and chemical production company headquartered in Bedford, MA, was awarded 10 patents under USPTO’s Green Technology Pilot Program, 1% of the 836 patents issued thus far. All eight of the industry patents are in the Bioengineering category (19% of total issued in the category), using genetically modified organisms technology (24% of the GMO patents issued). Joule's energy patents are both within the Biofuel category (13% of the total number issued in the category), and are split between Production (50% of total number issued) and Synthesis (7% of total number issued) technologies.
The Classification View of Joule Unlimited's Patent
Joule's 10 Green Tech patents lie within the chemical discipline; the table below shows the breakdown of these patents.
|Joule Unlimited's Patents Organized by USPC Class||Patents Granted|
|Joule Unlimited's Chemical Domain Patents|
|435: Chemistry: Molecular biology and microbiology||9|
|568: Organic compounds -- part of the class 532-570 series||1|
Genomatica, Inc. provides manufacturing processes that enable our partners to produce intermediate and basic chemicals from renewable feedstocks; these processes are fermentation-based using engineered microorganisms. The company, headquartered in San Diego, CA, was awarded eight (8) patents under the USPTO program, or one (1) percent of the total number issued. Genomatica’s eight patent grants are all within the Industry Index, representing about eight percent of the industry patents. Its patents are all within the Bioengineering category (19% of the patents issued in the category), and all use genetically modified organisms (GMOs) as the basic technology (24% of the GMO patent grants). Discrimination among Genomatica’s inventions is found at the feature level, where five (5) provide a replacement for petroleum-based products (20% of the patents granted with that feature), two (2) are innovations related to resource utilization (100% of patents with that feature), and one (1) provides for ethanol production (50% of those patents).
Genomatica's Patents by USPC Classification
Genomatica's eight patents are all within the chemical discipline, and are broken down in the following table:
|Genomatica Chemical Domain Patents||Patents Granted|
|435: Chemistry: Molecular biology and microbiology||7|
|560: Organic compounds -- part of the class 532-570 series||1|