* U.S. Patent No. D672,224, entitled “Z-shaped pin” invented by Jason Lamar Potts of Franklin and Garland R. Brinson of Burleson, Tex.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,330,074, entitled “Method and apparatus for verifying a laser etch” invented by James Daniel Crim of Rockvale and assigned to Bridgestone America Tire Operations, LLC, of Nashville.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,329,663, entitled “Compositions and methods for the treatment of chronic infections” invented by Paul Griffin of Nashville.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,329,394, entitled “Methods and substances for isolation and detection of small polynucleotides” invented by Ellott P. Dawson of Murfreesboro and Kristie E. Womble of Franklin and assigned to Bioventures, Inc., of Murfreesboro.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,328,968, entitled “Microporous composite sheet material” invented by Gary W. Anderson of Mt. Juliet and Susannah D. Gelotte of Mauldin, S.C., and assigned to Fiberweb, Inc., of Old Hickory.
UT-Battelle, LLC, of Oak Ridge had three patents issued:
1. U.S. Patent No. 8,331,076, entitled “Clad fiber capacitor and method of making same” invented by Enis Tuncer of Knoxville.
2. U.S. Patent No. 8,330,372, entitled “Slow wave structures using twisted waveguides for charged particle applications” invented by Yoon W. Kang of Knoxville, Aly E. Fathy of Knoxville and Joshua L. Wilson.
3. U.S. Patent No. 8,330,319, entitled “Substantially parallel flux uncluttered rotor machines” invented by John S. Hsu of Oak Ridge.
Eastman Chemical Company of Kingsport had two patents issued:
1. U.S. Patent No. 8,329,938, entitled “Hydroxyalkanoic acid and hydroxyalkanoice acid oligomer esters of retinol” invented by Neil Waren Boaz of Kingsport.
2. U.S. Patent No. 8,329,893, entitled “Cellulose ester compositions having low birefringence and films made therefrom” invented by Marcus David Shelby of Fall Branch, Michael Eugene Donelson of Kingsport, Bradley Howard Dayvolt of Kingsport, Alan Kent Wilson of Kingsport and Bryan Kirkman of Kingsport.
Other patents naming inventors from East Tennessee:
* U.S. Patent No. 8,330,957, entitled “Device and method for quantification of gases in plumes by remote sensing” invented by J. Stewart Hager of Knoxville and assigned to Hager Environmental and Atmospheric Technologies, LLC, of Knoxville.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,330,112, entitled “Timing response improvement in light-sharing detectors” invented by Mehmet Aykac of Knoxville, Michael Loope of Louisville and Mark Musrock of Oak Ridge and assigned to Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., of Malvern, Pa.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,329,622, entitled “Alcohol compatible copolymer” invented by Martin Crossman of Hixson, Jannifer Sanders of Hixson and Stuart Holt of Luzern, Switzerland and assigned to Akzo Novel N.V. of Arnhem, Neth.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,329,128, entitled “Gas treatment process and system” invented by Sanjay Kumar Dube of Knoxville and David James Muraskin of Knoxville and assigned to ALSTOM Technology Ltd of Baden, P.R.C.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,328,996, entitled “Method and apparatus for desalinating water combined with power generation” invented by Richard N. Barnett of Mosheim and Girard Charles St. Germain of Dallas, Ga.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,328,850, entitled “Device for immobilizing a connecting rod in an osseous anchoring element of a rachidian implant” invented by Pierre Bernard of Bordeaux, Fr., Tiphaine Leport of Lille, Fr., Jean-Yves Leroy of Campagne les Hesdin, Fr., Pascal Rokegem of Saint-Laurent Blangy, Fr., Guy Viart of Saint-Leger, Fr., and Arnaud Pommier of Raimbeaucourt, Fr., and assigned to Choice Spine, LP, of Knoxville.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,328,397, entitled “Exterior lighting system” invented by Charles R. Long of McDonald.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,327,835, entitled “Door locking mechanism for an oven having french-style doors” invented by Christopher A. Larsen of Cleveland, and David E. Levi of Ringgold, Ga., and assigned to Whirlpool Corporation of Benton Harbor, Mich.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,327,482, entitled “Two-piece lightweight litter system” invented by Benjamin A. Klopp of Cleveland, Jonathan Awerbuch of Media, Pa., Ryan A. Baum of Watertown, N.Y., Timothy A. Hampson of Philadelphia, Pa., Kevin N. Kline of Southampton, Pa., and Kate C. Zinsky of Haddonfield, N.J., and assigned to Drexel University of Philadelphia, Pa.
International Paper Company of Memphis had two patents issued:
1. U.S. Patent No. 8,328,983, entitled “Modified kraft fibers” invented by Zheng Tan of Mason, Ohio, Gopal Goyal of Mason, Ohio, and Alexander A. Koukoulas of Walpole, Mass., and assigned to International Paper Company of Memphis.
2. U.S. Patent No. 8,328,016, entitled “Display package” invented by Kelley Thornton of Chicago, Ill., Steven Gold of Chicago, Ill., and Richard Egresitz of West Deptford, N.J., and assigned to International Paper Company of Memphis.
Other patents naming inventors from West Tennessee:
* U.S. Patent No. 8,329,723, entitled “1-aryl- or 1-heteroaryl-pyrido[B]indoles and uses thereof in treating cancers” invented by John K. Buolamwini of Cordova, Shrivaputra Patil of Memphis, Sharma Horrick of Memphis, and James K. Addo of Kansas City, Mo.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,328,871, entitled “Expanding vertebral body implant” invented by Marco D. Capote of Memphis, Keith E. Miller of Germantown, Dean G. Karahalios of Lake Forest, Ill., and Eric A. Potts of Indianapolis, Ind., and assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc., of Warsaw, Ind.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,328,816, entitled “Femoral gauge” invented by Paul E. Beaule of Ottawa, Can., and assigned to Wright Medical Technology, Inc., of Arlington.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,328,449, entitled “Click pen applicator device and method of using same” invented by Robert C. Johnson of Memphis, James C. Wightman of Livingston, N.J., Michael Furey of Holtsville, N.Y., and Jeff Hayet of Wayne, N.J., and assigned to MSD Consumer Care, Inc., of Memphis.
Compiled by Matthew C. Cox of intellectual property law firm Waddey & Patterson P.C.