Oreck Holdings LLC of Nashville had three patents issued:
1. U.S. Patent No. D671,285, entitled “Vacuum handle” invented by Christopher M. Paterson of Franklin.
2. U.S. Patent No. D671,284, entitled “Handheld vacuum attachment with ultraviolet light” invented by Christopher M. Paterson of Franklin, Ernest Matthew Chavana, Jr., of Cookeville and Steven Wayne Myers of Buffalo Valley.
3. U.S. Patent No. D671,283, entitled “Combined steamer and vacuum for floor cleaning” invented by Christopher M. Paterson of Franklin.
Other patents naming inventors from Middle Tennessee:
* U.S. Patent No. D671,065, entitled “Tire Tread” invented by Kevin E. Scheifele of Atwater, Ohio, and assigned to Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC, of Nashville.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,315,864, entitled “Voiced programming system and method” invented by Lunis Orcutt of Hermitage and assigned to Lunis Orcutt of Bethpage.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,314,672, entitled “Magnetic attachment system having composite magnet structures” invented by James Lee Richards of Fayetteville, Larry W. Fullerton of New Hope, Ala., and Mark Roberts of Huntsville, Ala., and assigned to Correlated Magnetics Research LLC of New Hope, Ala.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,314,671, entitled “Key system for enabling operation of a device” invented by James Lee Richards of Fayetteville, Larry W. Fullerton of New Hope, Ala., and Mark Roberts of Huntsville, Ala., and assigned to Correlated Magnetics Research LLC of New Hope, Ala.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,313,440, entitled “Infant breath collector” invented by Stanley J. Konopka of Franklin, Shane A. Crabtree of Murfreesboro and Mitchell Friedman of Baltimore, Md.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,312,950, entitled “Modular vehicle front end with resin overmold bracket and vehicle comprising same” invented by Mark Contardi of Farmington Hills, Mich., and Dave VanLooy of Farmington Hills, Mich., and assigned to Nissan North America, Inc., of Franklin.
Eastman Chemical Company of Kingsport had two patents issued:
1. U.S. Patent No. 8,314,041, entitled “Water-dispersible and multicomponent fibers from sulfopolyesters” invented by Rakesh Kumar Gupta of Kingsport, Scott Ellery George of Kingsport, Daniel William Klosiewicz of Kingsport, Kab Sik Seo of Kingsport, Coralie McKenna Fleenor of Rogersville and Allen Lynn Crain of Kingsport.
2. U.S. Patent No. 8,313,229, entitled “Agitation system and method for measuring settling rate of solids from a suspension” invented by Michael Joe Brannon of Gray and Craig Alan Schmidt of Kingsport.
Other patents naming inventors from East Tennessee:
* U.S. Patent No. D671,231, entitled “Lattice work” invented by Kenneth M. Reid of Johnson City.
* U.S. Patent No. D671,124, entitled “Guitar pick USB” invented by David Zeanah of Knoxville and assigned to American Accessories International LLC of Knoxville.
* U.S. Patent No. D670,900, entitled “Toe seam and portion of a sock” invented by Robert Hoyt Yoe, III of Niota, Jack Dunn Ewing of Niota, John Dale Foster of Niota and Mitchell Coleman Beckler of Niota and assigned to Yoe Enterprises of Nevada, Inc., of Chattanooga.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,315,943, entitled “System and method for generating a finance attribute from tradeline data” invented by Adam Thomas Kornegay of Knoxville and Luz M. Torrez of Fountain Valley, Cal., and assigned to Experian Information Solutions, Inc., of Costa Mesa, Cal.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,315,032, entitled “High power density capacitor and method of fabrication” invented by Enis Tuncer of Knoxville and assigned to UT-Battelle, LLC, of Oak Ridge.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,314,617, entitled “Method for at least partly determining and/or adapting an attenuation map used for correcting attenuation of positron emission tomography image data sets in a combined magnetic resonance-positron emission tomography device” invented by Christian J. Michel of Lenoir City, Kirstin Jattke of Nurnberg, F.R.G., Ralf Ladebeck of Erlangen, F.R.G., and Thorsten Speckner of Nurnberg, F.R.G., and assigned to Siemens Aktiengesellschaft of Munich, F.R.G.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,314,380, entitled “On-line TOF-PET mashed rebinning for continuous bed motion acquisitions” invented by John E. Breeding of Knoxville, William F. Jones of Knoxville, Wing K. Luk of Knoxville, Andrew P. Moor of Knoxville, Johnny H. Reed of Clinton and David Townsend of Knoxville and assigned to Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. of Malvern, Pa.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,314,366, entitled “Removable chisel blade for a portable heating element” invented by Mark Stephen Evans of Soddy Daisy and Baker Wade Whisnant of Atlanta, Ga.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,313,521, entitled “Method of delivering an implantable medical device with a bioabsorbable coating” invented by Waleska Perez-Segarra of Kingsport, Patrick H. Ruane of Redwood City, Cal., Anthony O. Ragheb of West Lafayette, Ind., Neal E. Fearnot of West Lafayette, Ind., William D. Voorhees, III, of West Lafayette, Ind., Brian L. Bates of Bloomington, Ind., and Thomas A. Osborne of Bloomington, Ind., and assigned to Cook Medical Technologies, LLC, of Bloomington, Ind.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,312,844, entitled “Endoskeletal pet toy” invented by Charles D. Mann of Marine on St. Croix, Minn., and assigned to Radio Systems Corp. of Knoxville.
Wright Medical Technology, Inc., of Arlington had two patents issued:
1. U.S. Patent No. 8,313,492, entitled “Drill guide assembly” invented by Kian-Ming (Kevin) Wong of Cordova and Vernon R. Hartdegen of Collierville.
2. U.S. Patent No. 8,313,491, entitled “Adjustable femoral resection guide” invented by John Michael Green, II, of Arlington and David Bradford Harness of Eads.
Diversified Conveyors, Inc., of Memphis had two patents issued:
1. U.S. Patent No. 8,312,988, entitled “Sloped carousel baggage conveyor” invented by Thomas M. Phillips of Collierville and William H. Wilson of Nesbit, Miss.
2. U.S. Patent No. 8,312,980, entitled “High speed diverter for baggage conveyor” invented by Thomas M. Phillips of Collierville and William H. Wilson of Nesbit, Miss.
Other patents naming inventors from West Tennessee:
* U.S. Patent No. D671,003, entitled “Ramp” invented by John Benjamin Hill of Chicago, Ill., and assigned to International Paper Co. of Memphis.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,315,689, entitled “MRI surgical systems for real-time visualizations using MRI image data and predefined data of surgical tools” invented by Kimble Jenkins of Memphis, Peter Piferi of Orange, Cal., Philip Bradley Hotte of Mississauga, Canada, Pavel Farberov of Vaughan, Canada, Timothy Neil Orr of North York, Canada, Paul Arthur Geiger of Toronto, Canada, and David John Sayler of Portland, Or., and assigned to MRI Interventions, Inc., of Memphis.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,314,251, entitled “Total synthesis of salinosporamide A and analogs thereof” invented by Taotao Ling of Germantown and Samuel Danishefsky of Englewood, N.J., and assigned to Nereus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., of San Diego, Cal.
Compiled by Matthew C. Cox of intellectual property law firm Waddey & Patterson PC.