The Rubber & Plastics Industry has a total of 49,806 granted patents and 92,653 patent applications distributed into 63,634 patent families. Based on the countries of patent applications, the key markets are Japan, USA and European Patent Office. The main technology areas are vehicle tyres; devices or arrangements related to tyres, producing particular articles from plasticsand use of inorganic or non-macromolecular organic as compounding ingredients. The top companies in this industry are BRIDGESTONE, YOKOHAMA RUBBER COMPANY and MICHELIN RECHERCHE ET TECHNIQUE.
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.
Japan is the top country/region for patent coverage with a total of 46,674 patents.
USA comes in 2nd with a total of 16,913 patents.
European Patent Office rounds up the top 3 with a total of 10,556 patents.
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.
The ranking below shows some of the most valuable and important patents in this industry.
|1||CA2785042C||NON-ATTACHED TIRE MONITORING DEVICE|
|2||US6956084||Nano-particle preparation and applications|
|3||CN101304873B||Structure containing connecting layer|
|4||CA2650559C||EPOXY RESIN COMPOSITION FOR FIBER-REINFORCED COMPOSITE MATERIAL|
|5||CN100592474C||Grinding pad and method of producing the same|
This shows the top companies in this industry based on their patent output, providing an approximation of each their innovation rate.