Lochinvar Corp. of Lebanon received U.S. Patent No. 7,824,178, entitled “Air transfer arm for boiler” invented by Benjamin P. Putnam of Watertown and Dustin C. Wiggins of Old Hickory.
Electrolux Home Products Inc. received U.S. Patent No. 7,823,735, entitled “Handle rack” invented by Wesley Owens Dunn of Mt. Juliet.
Tri State Distribution Inc. of Sparta received U.S. Patent No. 7,823,726, entitled “Nestled labels for medicine container” invented by Joseph A. Miceli of Spencer and David A. Miceli of Reno, Nev.
Marcelo Alejandro Perez of Franklin is the sole named inventor on U.S. Patent No. 7,823,523, entitled “Portable dry dock system and method for commercial servicing of recreational vessels in inland waterways.”
Other patents naming Middle Tennessee inventors:
• U.S. Patent No. 7,826,898, entitled “Implantable cardiac device providing intrinsic conduction search with premature atrial contraction protection and method” invented by Jeff Zimmer of Nashville, Diane Crawford of Hendersonville and Paul A. Levine of Santa Clarita, Calif., and assigned to Pacesetter Inc. of Sylmar, Calif.
• U.S. Patent No. 7,824,595, entitled “Method and system for cast molding a fluid conduit” invented by Robert Appleby of Watertown, Glen Pfanner of Gallatin and Billy Ervin of Lebanon, and assigned to Perma-Pipe Inc. of Niles, Ill.
• U.S. Patent No. 7,823,979, entitled “Woven articles from synthetic yarn” invented by Cynthia F. Caudle of Franklin, Larry Schwartz of Boca Raton, Fla., and Coley Chris Mathis of Dothan, Ala., and assigned to Casual Living Worldwide Inc. of Louisville.
• U.S. Patent No. 7,823,674, entitled “Motorized vehicle configured to accommodate handicapped individuals” invented by Dean Bowles and Tommy Koen of Hendersonville.
• U.S. Patent No. 7,823,632, entitled “Method and apparatus for programmable robotic rotary mill cutting of multiple nested tubulars” invented by Mark Franklin Alley of Nashville and Wesley Mark McAfee of Montgomery, Texas, and assigned to Completion Technologies Inc. of Conroe, Texas.
• U.S. Patent No. 7,823,510, entitled “Extended range projectile” invented by Frederic H. Massey of Tullahoma, Stephen Alan Hobart of Huntsville, Ala., Timothy S. Kokan and Alan B. Minick of Madison, Ala., and assigned to Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Inc. of Canoga Park, Calif.
UT-Battelle LLC of Oak Ridge received two patents:
• U.S. Patent No. 7,825,819, entitled “Remote shock sensing and notification system” invented by Govindarajan Muralidharan of Knoxville, Charles L. Britton of Alcoa, James Pearce of Lenoir City, Usha Jagadish of Knoxville, and Vinod K. Sikka of Oak Ridge.
• U.S. Patent No. 7,824,495, entitled “System to continuously produce carbon fiber via microwave assisted plasma processing” invented by Terry L. White, Felix L. Paulauskas and Timothy S. Bigelow of Knoxville.
Dalen Products Inc. of Knoxville received U.S. Patent No. 7,825,067, entitled “Perforated landscaping film with discretely applied weed control agent” invented by E. Neal Caldwell and Robert Nytko of Knoxville.
Electrochemical Systems Inc. of Knoxville received U.S. Patent No. 7,824,800, entitled “Lithium-ion cell with a wide operating temperature range” invented by Thanthrimudalige D. J. Dunstan of Oak Ridge and Josip Caja of Knoxville.
PDY Systems LP of Gray received U.S. Patent No. 7,823,991, entitled “Storage unit” invented by Paul Douglas Purdy of Twickenham, Great Britain.
Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc. received U.S. Patent No. 7,827,129, entitled “Crystal lookup table generation using neural network-based algorithm” invented by Dongming Hu of Knoxville, Blake Atkins of Maryville and Mark W. Lenox of Harriman.
Adroit Development Inc. of Loudon received U.S. Patent No. 7,823,625, entitled “Upper body thermal device with quick-disconnect connectors” invented by Clifford E. Gammons of Loudon.
Triad Packaging Inc. of Bristol received U.S. Patent No. 7,823,725, entitled “Shipping and display pallet assembly” invented by Vaden S. Shupe of Johnson City.
Jayne Cox of Gray is the sole named inventor on U.S. Patent No. 7,825,800, entitled “Security system.”
Sandra Elizabeth Sacher of Mooresburg is the sole named inventor on U.S. Patent No. D626,702, entitled “Cat bed.”
William Kernie Timmons and Connie Kay Timmons of Kingsport are named joint inventors on U.S. Patent No. 7,823,576, entitled “Consumable charcoal starter.”
David E. Glass of Knoxville is the sole named inventor on U.S. Patent No. 7,823,466, entitled “Device and method for adjusting, measuring, and setting force.”
Other patents naming inventors from East Tennessee:
• U.S. Patent No. D626,618, entitled “Modular adjustable tactical firearm system” invented by William McCormick of Bluff City, Morris Peterson of Earlysville, Va., Matthew Peterson of Crozet, Va., Gary Vance of Bristol, Va., and Charles Robert Overbey Jr. of Deland, Fla., and assigned to Ashbury International Group Inc. of Ruckersville, Va.
• U.S. Patent No. 7,824,588, entitled “Method of making self-supporting therapeutic active-containing film” invented by Garry L. Myers of Kingsport, Robert K. Yang of Flushing, N.Y., Richard C. Fuisz of McLean, Va., and Joseph M. Fuisz of Washington, D.C. and assigned to Monosol RX LLC of Portage, Ind.
• U.S. Patent No. 7,824,523, entitled “Catalytically activated vacuum distillation system” invented by Michael P. Maskarinec of Knoxville and Bart M. Taylor of Mobile, Ala., and assigned to Earthfirst Technologies Inc. of Tampa.
• U.S. Patent No. 7,824,138, entitled “Low-profile wheel chock assembly” invented by Robert Lee Bullock of Loudon and assigned to Standard Car Truck Co. of Park Ridge, Ill.
• U.S. Patent No. 7,823,942, entitled “Towing accessory” invented by David C. Kissell of Charleston, Ronnie McCraw of Rossville, Ga., and Claudia McCraw, legal representative of Rossville, Ga., and assigned to Columbus McKinnon Corp. of Amherst, N.Y.
International Paper Co. of Memphis received two patents:
• U.S. Patent No. 7,824,521, entitled “Process of treating a lignocellulosic material with hemicellulose pre-extraction and hemicellulose adsorption” invented by Adriaan Reinhard Pieter van Heiningen of Orono, Me., Sung-Hoon Yoon of Auburn, Ala., Haixuan Zou of Orono, Me., Jianer Jiang and Gopal C. Goyal of Mason, Ohio, and co-assigned to University of Maine System Board of Trustees of Bangor, Maine.
• U.S. Patent No. 7,823,765, entitled “Stackable shipping and display box” invented by Charles P. Weimer of Danielson, Conn.
Warsaw Orthopedics Inc. received two patents:
• U.S. Patent No. 7,824,703, entitled “Medical implants with reservoir(s), and materials preparable from same” invented by Jeffrey L. Scifert of Arlington and William F. McKay of Memphis.
• U.S. Patent No. 7,824,430, entitled “Methods and devices for treating a multi-level spinal deformity” invented by Randall Noel Allard and Mark David Waugh of Germantown, and Larry Thomas McBride Jr. of Memphis.
The U.S. Postal Service received U.S. Patent No. 7,827,048, entitled “Systems and methods for testing a delivery system” invented by James D. Wilson of Collierville and Jacquelynn Estes of Warrenton, Va.
Sandra Saunders Jones and David Bron Eaton of Memphis are named joint inventors on U.S. Patent No. 7,824,546, entitled “Canteen.”
Also naming West Tennessee inventors:
• U.S. Patent No. 7,824,089, entitled “Gradient index surgical illuminator” invented by Steven T. Charles of Memphis and assigned to Alco Inc. of Hunenberg, Switzerland.
• U.S. Patent No. 7,823,968, entitled “L and R folding chair with hood” invented by Ronald Levester Long Sr. of Brighton and Lee Autry Long of Kansas City.
— Compiled by R. Parrish Freeman Jr. of intellectual property law firm Waddey & Patterson P.C.
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