Vanderbilt University had two patents issued:
1. U.S. Patent No. 8,300,220, entitled “Device and method for non-invasively evaluating a target of interest of a living subject” invented by (and also assigned to Montana State University) Anita M. Mahadevan-Jansen of Nashville, Chad Lieber of Nashville and David Dickensheets of Bozeman, Mont. (Also assigned to Montana State University)
2. U.S. Patent No. 8,297,237, entitled “High inertance liquid piston engine-compressor and method of use thereof” invented by Eric J. Barth of Nashville and Joel A. Willhite of Nashville.
Nissan North America, Inc., of Franklin had four patents issued:
1. U.S. Patent No. 8,299,904, entitled “System and method for producing an audible alert for a vehicle” invented by Heather Konet of Canton, Mich., Tsuyoshi Kanuma of Kanagawa, Japan, Manabu Sato of Farmington Hills, Mich., and Toshiyuki Tabata of Kanagawa, Japan.
2. U.S. Patent No. 8,297,676, entitled “Vehicle interior trim panel” invented by Neal Osterhout of Sterling Heights, Mich., Yimin She of Farmington Hills, Mich., Prasath Balakrishnan of Novi, Mich., and Jorge Adolfo Miranda Nieto of Guanajuato, Mex.
3. U.S. Patent No. 8,297,674, entitled “Vehicle interior trim panel” invented by Yimin She of Farmington Hills, Mich.
4. U.S. Patent No. 8,297,645, entitled “Vehicle interior trim panel” invented by Jeremy Thurston of Commerce Township, Mich., and Lauren Parkins of Farmington Hills, Mich.
Other patents naming inventors from Middle Tennessee:
* U.S. Patent No. D669,828, entitled “Brake friction pad” invented by Rodney G. Silvey of Cookeville, Jason Heath Mahan of Lafayette and Weiming Liu of Windsor, Cal., and assigned to Federal-Mogul World Wide, Inc., of Southfield, Mich.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,301,467, entitled “Panel diagnostic method and system including active and passive strategies” invented by Edwin C. Iliff of LaJolla, Cal., and assigned to Clinical Decision Support, LLC, of Nashville.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,298,555, entitled “Color cosmetic compositions for topical anti-aging skin treatment” invented by Deborah Lynn Lydic of Spring Hill, David Blair Allen of Franklin, John Patrick McCook of Frisco, Texas, Peter Ladislaus Dorogi of Easton, Pa, and David Bruce Vasily of Bethlehem, Penn., and assigned to Discovery Partners, LLC, of Frisco, Texas.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,297,949, entitled “Bearing seal for a wet vacuum motor” invented by Scott C. Mancl of Bluff City and Dennis J. Mancl of Bluff City.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,297,630, entitled “Bi-directional propulsion caster” invented by Thomas J. O’Rourke of Harlingen, Texas, and assigned to James Patrick O’Rourke of Brentwood.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,297,492, entitled “Corner reinforcement” invented by David B. Muyskens of Hendersonville and assigned to Sonoco Development, Inc., of Hartsville, S.C.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,297,317, entitled “Gas valve with dual outlets” invented by James Dean Jones of Linden and assigned to Lincoln Brass Works, Inc., of Waynesboro.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,297,228, entitled “Feed support and bale ring mover for use inside a bale ring” invented by Corey Phelps of Murfreesboro.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,297,089, entitled “Theft deterrent enclosure” invented by Johnny Edward Walker of Gallatin.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,296,949, entitled “Apparatus for designing a tubing configuration” invented by John W. Clevenger of Antioch, Donald A. Gibson of Stoughton, Wis., David Sarcona of Oregon, Wis., and Michael J. Senetar of Madison, Wis., and assigned to Cummins Filtration IP, Inc., of Minneapolis, Minn.
Eastman Chemical Company of Kingsport had two patents issued:
1. U.S. Patent No. 8,299,408, entitled “Microwave reactor having a slotted array waveguide coupled to a waveguide bend” invented by Harold D. Kimrey, Jr., of Knoxville.
2. U.S. Patent No. 8,299,204, entitled “Polyester compositions which comprise cyclobutanediol and certain thermal stabilizers, and/or reaction products thereof” invented by Ted Calvin Germroth of Kingsport, Gary Wayne Connell of Church Hill, Emmett Dudley Crawford of Kingsport, Thomas Joseph Pecorini of Kingsport, Douglas Stephen McWilliams of Kingsport, Benjamin Fredrick Barton of Kingsport and Damon Bryan Shackelford of Kingsport.
Other patents naming inventors from East Tennessee:
* U.S. Patent No. D669,921, entitled “Lockable food storage container insert for a refrigerator” invented by Vance Kinser of Knoxville.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,301,410, entitled “Visual weight compensation” invented by Youe-Tsyr Chu of Knoxville, Preston S. Baxter of Friendsville, Michael E. Galyon of Knoxville and Hossein M. Ghorashi of Knoxville and assigned to Uster Technologies AG of Uster, P.R.C.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,301,392, entitled “Automated decision support for associating an unknown biological specimen with a family” invented by John Douglas Birdwell of Oak Ridge, Tse-Wei Wang of Oak Ridge, Dale V. Stansberry of Oak Ridge and Ranajit Chakraborty of Fort Worth, Texas, and assigned to University of Tennessee Research Foundation of Knoxville.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,300,922, entitled “Hand-held programmable inspection system with a display” invented by Raymond E. Garvey, III, of Loudon and assigned to CSI Technology, Inc., of Wilmington, Del.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,300,763, entitled “Spatial sequenced backscatter portal” invented by Daniel Shedlock of Knoxville and assigned to Nucsafe, Inc., of Oak Ridge.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,299,966, entitled “Robust low-frequency spread-spectrum navigation system” invented by Stephen F. Smith of Loudon and James A. Moore of Powell and assigned to UT-Battelle, LLC, of Oak Ridge.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,299,441, entitled “Directional gamma radiation detector system” invented by Audrey Gueorguiev of Oak Ridge, Les Hoy of Knoxville, Guntram Pausch of Dresden, F.R.G., and Claus-Michael Herbach of Dresden, F.R.G., and assigned to ICX Radiation, Inc., of Oak Ridge.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,299,438, entitled “Model based estimation of a complete or partial positron emission tomography attenuation map using maximum likelihood expectation maximization” invented by Christian J. Michel of Lenoir City, Charles C. Watson of Knoxville, Matthias Fenchel of Erlangen, F.R.G., and Ralf Ladebeck of Erlangen, F.R.G., and assigned to Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., of Malvern, Pa., and Siemens Aktiengesellschaft of Munich, F.R.G.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,299,203, entitled “High IV melt phase polyester polymer catalyzed with antimony containing compounds” invented by Mary Therese Jernigan of Kingsport, Michael Paul Ekart of Kingsport and Richard Gill Bonner of Kingsport and assigned to Grupo Petrotemex, S.A. DE C.V. of San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,298,583, entitled “Film delivery system for tetrahydrolipstatin” invented by Garry L. Myers of Kingsport, Samuel D. Hilbert of Jonesboro and Bill J. Boone of Johnson City and assigned to Monosol Rx, LLC, of Portage, Ind.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,297,282, entitled “Hyperbaric exercise facility, hyperbaric dome, catastrophe or civil defense shelter” invented by James L. Schmidt of Pigeon Forge and Merrell T. Holley of Morgan City, La.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,297,034, entitled “Rolling leaf removal device” invented by Brett Mueller of Chattanooga.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,296,891, entitled “Portable vacuum cleaning device” invented by David O. Rowam of Piney Flats and Phillip M. Rowan of Jonesborough.
* U.S. Patent No. D669,824, entitled “Bicycle frame” invented by Charles McVean of Memphis, and Leroy Pearce McCarty, Jr., of Tupelo, Miss., and assigned to Aerobic Cruiser Hybrid Cycles, LLC, of Memphis.
* U.S. Patent No. D669,795, entitled “Container” invented by Robert G. Larkin of Johnston, Iowa, Joanna Clare Reynolds of Elmhurst, Ill, and Aaron F. Fitchko of Huxley, Iowa, and assigned to ACH Food Companies, Inc., of Cordova.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,299,920, entitled “Sensor based logistics system” invented by Mark D. Hamm of Germantown, James B. Greer of Memphis, Daniel A. Ost of Germantown, William S. Murphy of Germantown, Ole Petter Skaaksrud of Germantown, Kenneth L. Milman of Memphis, Michael R. West of Memphis, James Randy Jacobs of Collierville, Miley E. Ainsworth of Hernando, Miss., and Zachary S. Perry of Chicago, Ill., and assigned to FedEx Corporate Services, Inc., of Collierville.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,298,991, entitled “Method for controlling undesired mimosoideae vegetation” invented by Ronnie Glenn Turner of Collierville and Eric Paul Castner of Weatherford, Texas, and assigned to E I du Pont de Nemours and Company of Wilmington, Del.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,298,286, entitled “Non-linear vertebral mesh” invented by Hai H. Trieu of Cordova and assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc., of Warsaw, Ind.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,298,275, entitled “Direct control spinal implant” invented by William Alan Rezach of Atoka and assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc., of Warsaw, Ind.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,298,274, entitled “Multi-axial bone screw assembly” invented by Thomas B. Barker, Jr., of Bartlett, Craig M. Squires of Cordova, David L. Brumfield of Collierville, Christopher E. Johnson of Germantown, Dennis J. Buchanan of Cordova, and John Stewart Young of Olive Branch, Miss., and assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc., of Warsaw, Ind.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,298,272, entitled “Self-locking surgical fastener” invented by Matthew David Schultz of Memphis and Jason A. Edie of Salt Lake City, Utah, and assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc., of Warsaw, Ind.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,298,270, entitled “Pivoting joints for spinal implants including designed resistance to motion and methods of use” invented by Jeff R. Justis of Germantown and Fred J. Molz, IV, of Birmingham, Ala., and assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc., of Warsaw, Ind.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,298,269, entitled “Orthopedic revision connector” invented by Marc T. Paul of Memphis, Michael C. Sherman of Memphis and William B. Null of Olive Branch, Miss., and assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc., of Warsaw, Ind.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,298,266, entitled “Connectors for elongated surgical members and methods of use” invented by Keith Miller of Memphis and assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc., of Warsaw, Ind.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,298,264, entitled “Systems and methods for use in spinal support” invented by Jeff R. Justis of Germantown, Randal Betz of Ocean City, N.J., and Fred J. Molz of Birmingham, Ala., and assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc., of Warsaw, Ind.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,298,253, entitled “Variable drive vitrectomy cutter” invented by Steven T. Charles of Memphis and assigned to Alcon Research, Ltd., of Fort Worth, Texas.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,298,242, entitled “Systems, devices and methods for bending an elongate member” invented by Jeff R. Justis of Germantown, Dimitri K. Protopsaltis of Memphis and Hai H. Trieu of Cordova and assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc., of Warsaw, Ind.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,298,234, entitled “Orthopaedic implant and fastener assembly” invented by Joseph Ferrante of Barlett, Angie Mines of Mason and Yanming Zheng of Cordova and assigned to Smith & Nephew, Inc., of Memphis.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,298,109, entitled “Transmission lubrication assembly” invented by James Kevin Steele of Pontotoc, Miss., and assigned to Competition Cams, Inc., of Memphis.
Compiled by Matthew C. Cox of intellectual property law firm Waddey & Patterson P.C.