* U.S. Patent No. D671,652, entitled “Pacifier dispenser” invented by Elroy Middleton of Nashville.
* U.S. Patent No. D671,560, entitled “Portable wall-mount tire inflator” invented by Todd Donaldson of Nashville, Patrick L. Ohm of Mesa, Ariz., C. Kwai Kong of Gilroy, Cal., and Alan Okamura of Santa Cruz, Cal., and assigned to Bell Automotive Products, Inc., of Scottsdale, Ariz.
* U.S. Patent No. D671,460, entitled “Heat shield for a motorcycle” invented by Larry Cohen of Granville.
* U.S. Patent No. D671,313, entitled “Tote bag” invented by Dennis Alan Brazzell of Franklin and assigned to Lubber, Inc., of Franklin.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,321,058, entitled “HVAC control system having integrated CPH cycling control and deadband staging” invented by Bert L. Feinberg of Clarksville, John Q. Zhou of Onalaska, Wis., and Randy L. Henk of White Bear Lake, Minn., and assigned to Trane International Inc. of Piscataway, N.J.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,320,597, entitled “Acoustic dock for portable electronic device” invented by Paul P. Griffin, Jr., of Nashville, Benjamin T. Guy of Nashville, and George Anderson Cook of Nashville and assigned to Griffin Technology, Inc., of Nashville.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,320,588, entitled “Microphone mover” invented by Jerome Aby McPherson of Nashville.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,319,136, entitled “Arcing fault and arc flash protection system having a high-speed switch” invented by Eldridge R. Byron of Murfreesboro, Carlton Rodrigues of Mt. Juliet, Jim Ramsey of Murfreesboro, Gary W. Scott of Mt. Vernon, Iowa, and Philippe Picot of Grenoble, France, and assigned to Schneider Electric USA, Inc., of Palatine, Ill.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,318,820, entitled “Degradable polyurethane foams” invented by Scott A. Guelcher of Franklin, Vishal Patel of Cleveland, Ohio, Jeffrey O. Hollinger of Gibsonia, Pa., and Jonathan Didier of Pittsburgh, Pa., and assigned to Carnegie Mellon University of Pittsburgh, Pa.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,318,221, entitled “Dietary supplements containing extracts of cinnamon and methods of using same to enhance creatine transport” invented by Peter J. Miller of Broomfield, Colo., and Timothy Romero of Sarasota, Fla., and assigned to FHG Corporation of Spring Hill.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,318,128, entitled “Method of preparing vanadium oxide nanoparticles” invented by Charles Lukehart of Nashville, Lisa Marie Sullivan of New Johnsonville, Lang Li of Nashville and William H. Morris, III, of Nashville and assigned to Vanderbilt University of Nashville.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,318,063, entitled “Injection molding fabrication method” invented by David J. Wills of Brentwood, Prakash K. Mirchandani of Hampton Cove, Ala., Michale E. Waller of Huntsville, Ala., Jeffrey L. Weigold of Huntsville, Ala., and Billy D. Swearengin of New Hope, Ala., and assigned to TDY Industries, LLC, of Pittsburgh, Pa.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,317,718, entitled “Methods of testing digestive functions using both a breath test and a scintigraphy test, and methods of using a breath test as an overall digestive health assessment” invented by Kerry C. Bush of Brentwood and Robert F. Martin of Missouri City, Texas, and assigned to Advanced Breath Diagnostics, LLC, of Brentwood.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,317,150, entitled “Truncated pyramid shaped shipping base” invented by James R. Baechle of Gallatin and assigned to Sonoco Development, Inc., of Hartsville, S.C.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,316,602, entitled “Portable table construction and method for making the same” invented by Roger A. Clark of Milwaukee, Wis., and George Gula of Verona, Pa., and assigned to PS Furniture, Inc., of Nashville.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,316,577, entitled “Fish set line” invented by Jeffrey Benton Hale of Smithville and Lonnie Otis Hale of Myrtle Beach, S.C.
UT-Battelle, LLC, of Oak Ridge had two patents issued:
1. U.S. Patent No. 8,318,786, entitled “Plant pathogen resistance” invented by Timothy Tschaplinski of Oak Ridge, Jean T. Greenberg of Chicago, Ill., and Ho Won Jung of Chicago, Ill., (and also assigned to the University of Chicago of Chicago, Ill.)
2. U.S. Patent No. 8,318,083, entitled “Cast heat-resistant austenitic steel with improved temperature creep properties and balanced alloying element additions and methodology for development of the same” invented by Govindarajan Muralidharan of Knoxville, Vinod Kumar Sikka of Oak Ridge, Philip J. Maziasz of Oak Ridge, and Roman I. Pankiw of Greensburg, Pa.
Other patents naming inventors from East Tennessee:
* U.S. Patent No. D671,685, entitled “Floss bow” invented by Clark F. Bow of Dandridge and assigned to Team Technologies, Inc., of Morristown.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,321,653, entitled “Devices, systems, and methods for assigning a PLC module address” invented by Alan D. McNutt of Johnson City, Mark Steven Boggs of Johnson City and Temple L. Fulton of Elizabethton and assigned to Siemens Aktiengesellschaft of Munich, F.R.G.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,319,979, entitled “Single laser beam measurement system” invented by Mike Hanchett of Edmonds, Wash., and James Hartl of Snohomish, Wash., and assigned to Advanced Measurement Systems of Etowah.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,319,464, entitled “Flux control and one-hundred and eighty degree core systems” invented by John S. Hsu of Oak Ridge and assigned to U.S. Department of Energy of Washington, D.C.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,319,445, entitled “Modified dimming LED driver” invented by Steven McKinney of Piney Flats and Isay Goltman of Sliema, Mont., and assigned to Boca Flasher, Inc., of Boca Raton, Fla.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,318,250, entitled “Anchored nanostructure materials and method of fabrication” invented by Roland D. Seals of Oak Ridge, Paul A. Menchhofer of Clinton, Jane Y. Howe of Oak Ridge, and Wei Wang of Oak Ridge and assigned to Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Y-12, LLC, of Oak Ridge.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,317,833, entitled “Elongated stabilization member and bone anchor useful in bone and especially spinal repair processes” invented by Steve Olson of Knoxville, Robert Lange of Paris, France, Andreas Bihl of Schlieren, P.R.C., and David Luensmann of Westminister, Colo, and assigned to cologne AG of Zurich, F.R.G.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,317,735, entitled “Ankle support with calcaneous control strap” invented by Karen M. Clements of Knoxville, Autry O. V. DeBusk of Knoxville, Michael D. Modglin of Braselton and John H. Krusenklaus of Knoxville and assigned to DeRoyal Industries, Inc., of Powell.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,317,729, entitled “Cervical dilation meter” invented by John M. O’Brien of Lexington, Ky., and Dirk V. Hoyns of Jackson, Ga., and assigned to Glenveigh Medical, LLC, of Chattanooga.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,316,595, entitled “Collapsible staircase” invented by Evan T. Quinley of Knoxville and Tyrus S. Burford of Niceville, Fla.
* U.S. Patent No. D671,414, entitled “Bottle” invented by Lee D. Stouch of Lakeland, Robert C. Johnson of Memphis, Jacob Teitelbaum of Chicago, Ill., Scott Jost of Chicago, Ill., and Carolyn A. DeMaere of New York, N.Y., and assigned to MSD Consumer Care, Inc., of Memphis.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,320,990, entitled “Intrabody MRI stacked flat loop antennas and related systems” invented by Kamal Vij of Chandler, Ariz., and assigned to MRI Interventions, Inc., of Memphis.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,319,357, entitled “Starter system for portable internal combustion engine electric generators using a portable universal battery pack” invented by Dalton E. Mcfarland of Medina, Robert A. Usselman of Forest Hill, Md., and Jeffrey P. Grant of Forest Hill, Md., and assigned to Black & Decker Inc. of Newark, Del.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,318,812, entitled “Therapeutic agents for the treatment of lymphoid malignancies” invented by James T. Dalton of Lakeland, John C. Byrd of Arlington, Ohio, Danilo Perrotti of Dublin, Ohio, Ching-Shih Chen of Upper Arlington, Ohio, Frank Frissora of Columbus, Ohio, Xiaobin Zhao of Columbus, Ohio, Qing Liu of Rockville, Md., and Natarajan Muthusamy of Galloway, Ohio, and assigned to The Ohio State University Research Foundation of Columbus, Ohio.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,317,976, entitled “Cut resistant paper and paper articles and method for making same” invented by David A. Boone of Germantown, Richard D. Faber of Memphis, Richard C. Williams of Middletown, N.Y., and Peter M. Froass of Chester, N.Y., and assigned to International Paper Company of Memphis.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,317,866, entitled “System and methods for a laterally expanding implant” invented by Anthony J. Melkent of Memphis, Stan Palmatier of Olive Branch, Miss., and Michael Hugo of Homestead, Fla., and assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc., of Warsaw, Ind.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,317,837, entitled “Connector and method” invented by William A. Rezach of Atoka, Grant D. Foy of Memphis and Ryan R. Davis of Plymouth, Minn., and assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc., of Warsaw, Ind.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,317,834, entitled “Pre-assembled construct for insertion into a patient” invented by William A. Rezach of Atoka, Douglas N. Baker of Collierville, Anthony Harrison of Atoka, Christopher Nelson of Collierville, Allison Gasperut of Boulder, Colo., and Douglas D. Kave of Byhalia, Miss., and assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc., of Warsaw, Ind.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,317,832, entitled “Implants and methods for inter-spinous process dynamic stabilization of spinal motion segment” invented by Thomas Carls of Memphis, Eric C. Lange of Collierville, Kent M. Anderson of San Jose, Cal., and Jean Taylor of Cannes, France, and assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc., of Warsaw, Ind.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,317,800, entitled “Injectable material delivery device with an integrated mixer” invented by Joseph J. Saladino of Memphis, Aashiish Agnihotri of Memphis, Michael Johnson of West Olive, Mich., and Jon Moroney of Grand Haven, Mich., and assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc., of Warsaw, Ind.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,317,798, entitled “Minimally invasive expanding spacer and method” invented by Roy Lim of Germantown, Michael C. Sherman of Memphis and Kevin T. Foley of Germantown and assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc., of Warsaw, Ind.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,317,793, entitled “Cutting instrument and method of use for preparing an osteochondral plug for implantation” invented by Carlos E. Gil of Collierville and Jeetendra Subhash Bharadwaj of Memphis and assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc., of Warsaw, Ind.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,317,792, entitled “Osteochondral implant fixation method” invented by Daniel Andrew Shimko of Germantown, Carlos E. Gil of Collierville, Jeetendra Subhash Bharadwaj of Memphis and Eric D. Weeks of Millington and assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc., of Warsaw, Ind.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,317,673, entitled “Device and method for controlling emission of radiation” invented by Keith E. Miller of Germantown and assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc., of Warsaw, Ind.
Compiled by Matthew C. Cox of intellectual property law firm Waddey & Patterson P.C.