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U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in South Carolina (June 9)

June 9, 2014

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 9 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in South Carolina.


Cook Medical Technologies Assigned Patent

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 9 -- Cook Medical Technologies, Bloomington, Indiana, has been assigned a patent (8,734,502) developed by David E. Orr, Central, South Carolina, for a "tapered stent and flexible prosthesis."

The patent application was filed on Nov. 20, 2009 (12/622,739). The full-text of the patent can be found at

Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Marlyn Vitin.


General Electric Assigned Patent for Method for Removing Coating and Method for Rejuvenating Coated Superalloy Component

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 9 -- General Electric, Schenectady, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,741,381) developed by Liming Zhang, Greer, South Carolina, David Clayton Van Nest III, Greenville, South Carolina, and Jere Allen Johnson, Greenville, South Carolina, for a "method for removing a coating and a method for rejuvenating a coated superalloy component."

The patent application was filed on May 4, 2012 (13/464,127). The full-text of the patent can be found at,741,381.PN.&OS=PN/8,741,381&RS=PN/8,741,381

Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.

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