Illinois Tool Works Inc Patent Portfolio Statistics

Illinois Tool Works Inc.

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This article summarizes the perfomance of the assignee in the recent years. The overall statistics for this portfolio help to analyze the areas where the assignee is performing well. The filing trend, perfomance across the tech centers and the perfomance of the recent applications has been mentioned below. All the stats are calculated based on the perfomance in USPTO.

How does the overall patent portfolio of Illinois Tool Works Inc. look like?

Total Applications: 6,316
Granted Patents: 4,617
Grant Index 83.61 %
Abandoned/Rejected Applications: 905 (16.39%)
In-Process Applications: 765
Average Grant Time: 3.03 Years
Average Office Actions: 2.02

Which Technology Area Illinois Tool Works Inc. is filing most patents in? (Last 10 years)

Art Unit Definition Total Applications
3761 Refrigeration, Vaporization, Ventilation, and Combustion 461
3677 Wells, Earth Boring/Moving/Working, Excavating, Mining, Harvesters, Bridges, Roads, Petroleum, Closures, Connections, and Hardware 412
3721 Sheet Container Making, Package Making, Receptacles, Shoes, Apparel, and Tool Driving or Impacting 386
3742 Refrigeration, Vaporization, Ventilation, AndCombustion 380
Opap Parked GAU 254

How many patents are Illinois Tool Works Inc. filing every year?

Year Total Applications
2022 0*
2021 217*
2020 301
2019 295
2018 325

*The drop in the number of applications filed in last two years compared to previous years is because applications can take up to 18 months to get published

Recently filed patent applications of Illinois Tool Works Inc. in USPTO?

Publication number: US20220023964A1
Application number: 17/494,368

A method and apparatus for providing welding type power is disclosed. A welding type power supply includes an input circuit, a controller and an output circuit. The input circuit receives an input power signal and provides an intermediate power signal. The output circuit receives the intermediate power signal and provides a welding type power output. The output circuit has an inverter with at least two inverter switches, and a clamp circuit that limits the voltage across the inverter. The clamp circuit captures and buffers the excess energy, and returns the excess energy to an input of the inverter over a plurality of switching cycles. The controller has control outputs connected to the input circuit and the output circuit, to control them.

Publication date: 2022-01-27
Applicant: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
Inventors: Andrew Henry Joseph

Publication number: US20220016920A1
Application number: 17/489,896

A method includes moving a multi-color ribbon over a target object. The multi-color ribbon has a lower layer and an upper layer of inks or pigments. The method also includes applying heat and pressure onto the multi-color ribbon to transfer the overlying layers of the inks or pigments to the target object, and removing at least a portion of the lower layer of the ink or pigment that was transferred to the target object to reveal at least a portion of the upper layer of the ink or pigment that were transferred to the target object.

Publication date: 2022-01-20
Applicant: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
Inventors: Bode Kenneth

Publication number: US20220009068A1
Application number: 17/483,055

The present disclosure provides various embodiments of a combustion-powered-fastener-driving tool that include a lockout device to ensure the tool's valve sleeve doesn't move to an unsealed position and the tool's combustion chamber remains sealed until the piston returns to the pre-firing position. The lockout device is engageable with a lockout device engaging member operably connected to the tool's trigger, which gives the operator direct control over locking the valve sleeve in the unsealed position.

Publication date: 2022-01-13
Applicant: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
Inventors: Julius Schwartzenberger

How are Illinois Tool Works Inc.’s applications performing in USPTO?

Application Number Title Status Art Unit Examiner
17/494,368 Method And Apparatus For Providing Welding Power OPAP Central, Docket
17/489,896 Multi-Color Hot Stamp Printing System OPAP Central, Docket
17/483,055 Combustion-Powered Tool With Sleeve-Retaining Lockout Device OPAP Central, Docket
17/481,953 Powered Fastener Driving Tools And Clean Lubricants Therefor OPAP Central, Docket
17/480,836 Battery Powered Compact Wire Feeder Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket