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Industrial Innovation: General Contractors

Updated Time: 6 Sep 2018

The General Contractors Industry has a total of 66,040 granted patents and 152,942 patent applications distributed into 114,580 patent families. Based on the countries of patent applications, the key markets are Japan, USA and WIPO(PCT). The main technology areas are investigating or analysing materials by determining their chemical or physical properties, separation and Prostheses; medical devices; treatment devices. The top companies in this industry are MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, KIMBERLY-CLARK and MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC.

177,690Total Patents

66,040 Grants

152,942 Applications

The General Contractors Industry has a grant to application ratio of 0.432, which is approximately 1 patent granted for every 2.316 patent applications.

General Contractors

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 is the top country/region for patent coverage with a total of 88,836 patents.

  • USA

    USA comes in 2nd with a total of 19,390 patents.


    WIPO(PCT) rounds up the top 3 with a total of 11,182 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.

Key Technologies

Valuable Patents

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

Rank Patent Title
1 US20010027641A1 Fluid apparatus and method of using the same
2 CN100374151C medicine compositions for generating immune and usage of prevention and treatment of amyloidogenic disease
4 EP2642212A1 Air conditioning comprising an electrostatic atomizing apparatus
5 FR2771406B1 Concrete with metal fibers and a cement matrix

Main Companies

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

Main Companies

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