Rheem Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Rheem has a total of 1250 patents globally, out of which 736 have been granted. Of these 1250 patents, more than 70% patents are active. The United States of America is where Rheem has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Canada and Mexico. Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Rheem.

Rheem was founded in the year 1925. Products for cooling and warmth are offered by Rheem Manufacturing Company. The company produces a variety of goods, such as heat pumps, gas furnaces, air handlers, pool and spa equipment, solar water heaters, and house generators. Rheem Manufacturing provides services to clients all over the globe.

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

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

The founder Edwin Ruud have 54 patents and CEO have 0 patent.

How many patents does Rheem have?

Rheem has a total of 1250 patents globally. These patents belong to 388 unique patent families. Out of 1250 patents, 884 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Rheem File Every Year?

Rheem 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 GrantRheem Applications FiledRheem Patents Granted
202318
20226471
202112654
202015363
20198770
20188833
20177129
20166027
20154620
20146011
20134410
2012329
20112512

How many Rheem patents are Alive/Dead?

How Many Patents did Rheem File in Different Countries?

Rheem Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Rheem Filed Patents

CountryPatent
United States Of America442
Canada171
Mexico121
Australia97
New Zealand58
Europe50
China49
Japan22
Netherlands18
Germany17
Russia15
Spain12
Portugal11
Poland10
Korea (South)7
Brazil5
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)3
India3
Czech Republic3
Chile2
Italy2
Hungary2
Malaysia2
Viet Nam2
Norway1
Slovakia1
France1
United Kingdom1
Turkey1
Denmark1
Indonesia1
Israel1

Where are Research Centres of Rheem Patents Located?

R&D Centers of Rheem

10 Best Rheem Patents

US6904873B1 is the most popular patent in the Rheem portfolio. It has received 94 citations so far from companies like Raymond, Continental Appliances and Coprecitec.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6904873B194
US7298968B167
US6651454B160
US20070154856A160
US6909843B148
US6497200B239
US6412447B138
US20120053738A136
US7258080B233
US7013841B133

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

The statistics below share strategic R&D insights. It tells the companies that were trying to protect inventions similar to Rheem invention. They couldn’t because Rheem had protected those before them.

Examiners at the USPTO referred 78 Rheem patents in 252 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Rheem patent portfolio are Haier, A, O Smith Corporation and Lennox Industries.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Rheem –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Rheem PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Haier1219
A O Smith Corporation719
Lennox Industries511
Regal Beloit America412
LG36
Daikin612
Mitsubishi Electric36
Johnson Controls Technology Company23
General Electric22
Beckett Gas26

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Rheem Patents

Top Rheem Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US7814868B28
US20120053738A17
US7779790B25
US9772119B25
US10281143B24
US9702585B24
US9879881B24
US7506616B23
US6470695B23
US10871307B23
US20150192291A13
US8385729B23
US6588378B12
US7849821B22
US6622661B12

What Percentage of Rheem US Patent Applications were Granted?

Rheem (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 440 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 303 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 92.1%.

Below are the key stats of Rheem patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Rheem?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Rheem Manufacturing Company45192.66%
Chaudhry, Raheel A.4696.77%
Chase Manhattan Bank4493.18%
Boros, Jozef3896.97%
Trant, Troy E.2093.75%
Gopalnarayanan, Sivakumar1988.89%
Shellenberger, Timothy J.1988.89%
The Water Heater Industry Joint Research And Development Consortium19100.00%
Zhang, Qian1886.67%
Manay, Atilhan17100.00%

What are Rheem key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Rheem?

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

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

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