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Technology Profile: Airbag

Updated Time: 15 Nov 2018

There are a total of 146,952 individual patents related to airbag technology globally. Based on the countries of patent applications, the key markets are the United States, WIPO and the European Patent Office. The top companies who own patents concerning airbags are Autoliv Devment, Robert Bosch GMBH and Toyota.

52,969 Active Patents

104,272 Grants

124,992 Applications

A majority of patent applications concerning airbags have been filed and granted in the last 20 years. There are currently 52,969 active patents related to airbags.

Key Technologies

Top 10 technology areas that airbag related patents fall into, with the size of the box corresponding to the number of patents.

Influential Patents

The ranking below shows the top 5 patents for airbags that have been cited most frequently by other patents. It indicates which patents are more prolific and have had their technology built upon by others.

Geographic Prominence

The geographic map below shows the breakdown of patents related to airbags across different jurisdictions. It indicates the markets where the technology is being commercialised.


Patent Owners

The graph below shows the top companies and individuals and the number of patents they own related to airbags.

Research Funding

The chart below shows the number of projects and level of research funding related to airbag technology over the past 5 years.

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