Industrial Innovation: General Building Materials

Updated Time: 4 Jul 2017

The General Building Materials Industry has a total of 41,594 granted patents and 84,560 patent applications distributed into 53,042 patent families. Based on the countries of patent applications, the key markets are Japan, USA and WIPO(PCT). The main technology areas are air-conditioning; air-humidification; ventilation, chemical composition & treatment of glasses, glazes, or vitreous enamels and manufacture or shaping of glass, or of mineral or slag woo. The top companies in this industry are DAIKIN, ASAHI GLASS CO. and DOW CORNING.

100,699Total Patents

41,594 Grants

84,560 Applications

The General Building Materials Industry has a grant to application ratio of 0.492, which is approximately 1 patent granted for every 2.033 patent applications.

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Geographic Breakdown

By showing the geographic breakdown of the patents in this technology field, it is possible to determine the territorial markets in which the technology field is prominent or which markets have opportunities for development.

TOP 3 Countries

  • Japan
    Japan

    Japan is the top country/region for patent coverage with a total of 37,819 patents.

  • USA
    USA

    USA comes in 2nd with a total of 13,974 patents.

  • WIPO(PCT)
    WIPO(PCT)

    WIPO(PCT) rounds up the top 3 with a total of 8,951 patents.

Key Technologies

Through grouping the patents in the technology field into their various technology areas, it is possible to identify the core technology areas of this field.

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Valuable Patents

The ranking below shows some of the most valuable and important patents in this industry.

Rank Patent Title
1 US7349137 Polarizing, photochromic devices and methods of making the same
2 CA2620350C COATING COMPOSITIONS EXHIBITING CORROSION RESISTANCE PROPERTIES, RELATED COATED SUBSTRATES, AND METHODS
3 EP1866377B1 ORGANOSILOXANE COMPOSITIONS
4 JP5465875B2 オルガノシロキサン組成物
5 US7342112 Photochromic compounds

Main Companies

This shows the top companies in this industry based on their patent output, providing an approximation of each their innovation rate.

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