Ancra International Patents – Insights & Stats (Updated 2023)

Ancra International has a total of 210 patents globally, out of which 100 have been granted. Of these 210 patents, more than 47% patents are active. The United States of America is where Ancra International has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Canada and Mexico. Parallelly, The United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D center and also USA is the origin country of Ancra International. Ancra International was founded in 1996. The Company designs and manufactures cargo handling and restraint systems. The Company offers systems for transportation and material handling industries. Do read about some of the most popular patents of Ancra International which have been covered by us in this article and also you can find Ancra International patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over Ancra International patent portfolio.

How many patents does the Founder of Ancra International have?

The Founder Michael Heisley has 0 patent.

How many patents does Ancra International have?

Ancra International has a total of 210 patents globally. These patents belong to 68 unique patent families. Out of 210 patents, 100 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Ancra International File Every Year?

Ancra International Patent Filing Trend
Are you wondering why there is a drop in patent filing for the last two years? It is because a patent application can take up to 18 months to get published. Certainly, it doesn’t suggest a decrease in the patent filing.
Year of Patents Filing or Grant Ancra International Applications Filed Ancra International Patents Granted
2023 3
2022 10 4
2021 14 5
2020 21 4
2019 17 5
2018 8 9
2017 9 9
2016 13 5
2015 9 7
2014 8 8
2013 21 3
2012 15 4

How many Ancra International patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents Ancra International Patent Portfolio

 How Many Patents did Ancra International File in Different Countries?

Ancra International Worldwide Patent Filing

 Countries in which Ancra International Filed Patents

Country Patents
United States Of America 72
Canada 29
Mexico 23
Australia 13
Europe 11
Germany 8
New Zealand 7
Austria 7
Japan 3
China 3
Korea (South) 2
South Africa 2
Singapore 2
Hong Kong (S.A.R.) 2
Israel 1
Chile 1
Brazil 1

Where are Research Centers of Ancra International Patents Located?

R&D Centers of Ancra International

 10 Best Ancra International Patents

US6626621B1 is the most popular patent in the Ancra International portfolio. It has received 53 citations so far from companies like Fontaine Trailer Company, Inc., Armour Holdings Limited and Power Pin Inc. Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Ancra International:
Publication Number Citation Count
US6626621B1 53
US8544391B2 50
US8172494B1 43
US7014038B2 37
US6789988B1 35
US6939095B1 24
US6895867B1 24
US8757944B2 20
US7618021B2 19
US7090449B1 17

How many inventions of other companies were rejected due to Ancra International patents?

The statistics below share strategic R&D insights. It tells the companies that were trying to protect inventions similar to Ancra International invention. They couldn’t because Ancra International had protected those before them. Examiners at the USPTO referred 11 Ancra International patents in 41 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types). The top citing companies in the Ancra International patent portfolio are Impac Manufacturing, Boeing and Lg Electronics. List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Ancra International –
Company Number of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Ancra International Patents Number of Rejections (102 & 103)
Impac Manufacturing 2 7
Boeing 2 2
Lg Electronics 2 3
Brandt Industries 1 1
D’Antonio Laura 1 1
Wittenstein 1 5
Telair International 1 5
Strong Yun Industrial 1 2
Trinity North American Freight Car 1 3
Tygard Machine & Manufacturing Company 1 2

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Ancra International Patents

Top Ancra International Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent Number Count of Rejected Applications
US7673738B2 4
US8544391B2 4
US6626621B1 2
US7618021B2 2
US20120227223A1 2
US9061622B2 2
US7014038B2 1
US6789988B1 1
US20150159684A1 1
US6895867B1 1
US6966732B2 1

What Percentage of Ancra International US Patent Applications were Granted?

Ancra International (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 57 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 50 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 96.15%. Below are the key stats of Ancra International patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Ancra International?

Law Firm Total Applications Success Rate
Edward A Sokolski 28 91.30%
Crowell 5 100.00%
Shook Hardy & Bacon 5 100.00%
Edward A Sokolski 4 100.00%
Michael W York 2 100.00%
Denton L Anderson 1 100.00%
Helfgott & Karas 1 100.00%
Lothrop & West 1 100.00%
Patrick J Pinto 1 100.00%
Philip G Meyers Law Office 1 100.00%

What are Ancra International key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Ancra International?

The chart below distributes patents filed by Ancra International in different countries on the basis of the technology protected in patents. It also represents the markets where Ancra International thinks it’s important to protect particular technology inventions.

R&D Focus: How has Ancra International search focus changed over the years?


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