Grainger Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Grainger has a total of 13 patents globally, out of which 7 have been granted. Of these 13 patents, more than 7% patents are active. The United States of America is where Grainger has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by the United Kingdom and Canada. Parallelly, the United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Grainger.

Grainger was founded in 1927. Grainger distributes maintenance, repair, and operating supplies, and related information to the commercial, industrial, contractor, and institutional markets in North America. The company sells a variety of goods, such as motors, HVAC equipment, lighting, pumps, hand and power tools, adhesives, safety items, janitorial, electrical, and metalworking equipment. As of March 2023, W. W. Grainger has a market cap of $33.68 Billion.

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

How many patents do the Founder and CEO of Grainger have?

The Founder Tim Billingsley, William Wallace Grainger have 0 patents and CEO D.G. Macpherson have 0 patents.

How many patents does Grainger have?

Grainger has a total of 13 patents globally. These patents belong to 7 unique patent families. Out of 13 patents, 1 patent is active.

How Many Patents did Grainger File Every Year?

Grainger Patent Filling 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 GrantGrainger Applications FiledGrainger Patents Granted

How many Grainger patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Grainger Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Grainger File in Different Countries?

Grainger Worldwide Patent Filling

Countries in which Grainger Filed Patents

United States Of America3
United Kingdom3
New Zealand1

Where are Research Centers of Grainger Patents Located?

R&D Centers of Grainger

List of Grainger patents

Grainger PatentsTitle
US9932771B1Ladder Safety Rails
US7614203B2User Installable Vacuum Seal Apparatus For Storage Bags
US6490950B2Process Of Making A Set Of Distinguishable Robertson Driver Bits
EP1706320A4User Installable Vacuum Seal Apparatus For Storage Bags
WO2005070137A3User Installable Vacuum Seal Apparatus For Storage Bags
WO2002085145A3Race Car Driver Helmet/Head Restraint
GB2405365BCutting Tool
GB0320105D0Cutting Tool
CA2318666CSet Of Distinguishable Robertson Driver Bits
CA2553250A1User Installable Vacuum Seal Apparatus For Storage Bags
NZ516362BApparatus And Method For Unloading A Center Beam Railcar
AU2002258861A1Race Car Driver Helmet/Head Restraint

What are Grainger key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Grainger?

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

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


Interested in knowing about the areas of innovation that are being protected by Grainger?

Updated on March 2, 2023

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