Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc Patent Portfolio Statistics

Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, 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 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. look like?

Total Applications: 6,069
Granted Patents: 4,204
Grant Index 72.56 %
Abandoned/Rejected Applications: 1,590 (27.44%)
In-Process Applications: 273
Average Grant Time: 3.42 Years
Average Office Actions: 2.27

Which Technology Area Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. is filing most patents in? (Last 10 years)

Art Unit Definition Total Applications
3761 Refrigeration, Vaporization, Ventilation, and Combustion 891
1771 Chemical Apparatus, Separation and Purification, Liquid and Gas Contact Apparatus 315
1731 Metallurgy, Metal Working, Inorganic Chemistry, Catalyst, Electrophotography, Photolithography 253
3778 Body Treatment, Kinestherapy, and Exercising 163
1791 116

How many patents are Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. filing every year?

Year Total Applications
2022 0*
2021 11*
2020 21
2019 24
2018 32

*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 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. in USPTO?

Publication number:
Application number: 17/594,427


Publication date:
Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
Inventors: Lin Miao

Publication number: US20220023322A1
Application number: 17/496,814

The present invention relates to compositions, particularly compositions useful in maintaining and supporting healthy microflora in the female urogenital tract which could lead to inhibition of vaginal infections, as well as methods of treating and preventing vaginal infections. Compositions useful in supporting healthy microflora, disclosed herein, generally comprise a therapeutic amount of a first saccharide and a therapeutic amount of a second saccharide or an organic acid. The saccharides may be, for example, a pentose, a disaccharide, a cyclodextrin, a pectic substance or a non-digestible polysaccharide. The organic acid may be, for example, malic acid.

Publication date: 2022-01-27
Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
Inventors: Ann Rebecca Vongsa

Publication number: US20220010240A1
Application number: 17/482,807

Methods of inhibiting microbes from attaching to a surface and anti-adherent compositions are disclosed. One method can include providing an anti-adherent composition that includes an anti-adherent agent configured to inhibit microbes from attaching to the surface. The anti-adherent agent can be: Acrylates Copolymer, Trimethylpentanediol/Adipic Acid/Glycerin crosspolymer, Trimethylpentanediol/Adipic Acid Copolymer, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Acrylates/C12-22 Alkylmethacrylate Copolymer, Octocrylene, Ethylene Oxide/Propylene Oxide Block Copolymer, Polyquaternium-101, or any combinations thereof. The method can include applying the composition to the surface and allowing at least some of the composition to remain on the surface such that the anti-adherent agent inhibits microbes from attaching to the surface. The anti-adherent composition can include a humectant and can be non-antimicrobial.

Publication date: 2022-01-13
Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
Inventors: David Koenig W

How are Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.’s applications performing in USPTO?

Application Number Title Status Art Unit Examiner
17/594,427 Absorbent Article Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
17/496,814 Synergistic Composition For Maintenance Of Healthy Balance Of Microflora OPAP Central, Docket
17/482,807 Anti-Adherent Compositions And Methods Of Inhibiting The Adherence Of Microbes To A Surface OPAP Central, Docket
17/480,179 Hollow Porous Fibers Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
17/407,713 Packaged Body Adhering Absorbent Article Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket