Carrefour Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Carrefour has a total of 335 patents globally, out of which 267 have been granted. Of these 335 patents, more than 39% patents are active. Europe is where Carrefour has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by South Korea and France, it has generated an annual revenue of $80.7 billion in the year 2020. Parallelly, South Korea seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Carrefour.

Carrefour was founded in the year 1958 by Marcel Fournier, Denis Defforey and Jacques Defforey. Carrefour is a multinational French retailer with headquarters in Massy, France. It operates a chain of hypermarkets, grocery stores, and convenience stores and is the world’s eighth-largest retailer by revenue. As of February 2022, Carrefour has a market cap of $14.64 Billion.

Do read about some of the most popular patents of Carrefour which have been covered by us in this article and also you can find Carrefour’ patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over Carrefour’ patent portfolio.

How many patents does the founder and the CEO of Carrefour have?

The founders, Marcel Fournier, Denis Defforey and Jacques Defforey, have 2, 0 and 0 patents respectively. The CEO, Alexandre Bompard, has 0 patents.

How many patents does Carrefour have?

Carrefour has a total of 335 patents globally. These patents belong to 270 unique patent families. Out of 335 patents, 133 patents are active.

How many Carrefour patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Carrefour Worldwide Legal Trends

Patent Families

Carrefour patent portfolio

How Many Patents did Carrefour File Every Year?

Carrefour 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 GrantCarrefour Applications FiledCarrefour Patents Granted
20113112
2012138
20132526
20143341
20151417
20161814
20172523
2018710
2019118
2020811
202164
202212

How Many Patents did Carrefour File in Different Countries?

Carrefour Worldwide Filing in Top 10 Countries

Countries in which Carrefour Filed Patents

CountryPatents
Europe71
Korea (South)63
France47
Spain45
United Kingdom35
Germany9
China5
United States Of America5
Italy5
Brazil3
South Africa3
Portugal3
Austria3
Russia2
Switzerland2
Belgium2
Denmark2
India1
Philippines1
Sweden1
Greece1
Taiwan1
Turkey1
Canada1
Morocco1
Netherlands1
Macao1
Mexico1

 

Where are Research Centers of Carrefour Patents Located?

Carrefour R&D Centres

10 Best Carrefour Patents

US20100298821A1 is the most popular patent in the Carrefour portfolio. It has received 178 citations so far from companies like Boston Scientific Scimed, Vessix Vascular, and Cardiac Pacemakers.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Carrefour:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US20100298821A1101
US20110233568A150
WO2007113865A131
US20090306654A127
KR1020050098430A17
US4669975A14
WO2007113866A111
KR1020050067850A10
ES2000690A69
KR1020130047196A7

For its new Flash 10/10 convenience shop, Carrefour has used AiFi technology. Flash 10/10 (“10 seconds to shop, 10 seconds to pay”) provides a shopping experience that does not require any product scanning and speedy payment. Customers are not required to remove anything from their bags. They don’t have to go through a gateway to enter or exit the store. There’s no need to install an app or register ahead of time. They can also track their overall spending in real time.

60 HD cameras, over 2,000 sensors integrated into connected shelves, an algorithm for understanding data, and a proprietary tablet payment mechanism will make the experience feasible.

Customers are identified by a virtual avatar that is assigned to them as soon as they enter the business. The items they select are automatically recognised and placed to their virtual basket. Customers authenticate their baskets at a kiosk once they’ve completed shopping and then pay without touching anything. By scanning a QR code, they can receive an electronic receipt right away. For those who prefer to pay with cash, an automatic checkout kiosk is also accessible.

Updated on February 18, 2022

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