Nissan North America Inc. of Franklin had two patents issued:
1. U.S. Patent No. 8,162,387, entitled “Body panel support bracket” invented by Scott Nydam of Farmington Hills, Mich., Tom Domlovil of Farmington Hills, Mich., Chris Martin of Brandon, Miss., and Mike Speer of Canton, Mich.
2. U.S. Patent No. 8,161,819, entitled “Laser deflection vibration test of door mirror” invented by Kurt H. Maxwell of New Hudson, Mich., Tatsuro Mori of Yokohama, Japan, Chandana J. DeSilva of Northville, Mich., and Alfredo N. DiMichele of Macomb, Mich.
Other patents naming Middle Tennessee inventors:
• U.S. Patent No. D657,994, entitled “Beverage container closure” invented by Randy Sims of Franklin, Andrew Wahl of Seattle, and Stephen Minarsch of Seattle and assigned to Pacific Market International LLC of Seattle.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,166,126, entitled “System and method for distributing notifications to a group of recipients” invented by Lorin Brooks Bristow of Franklin and Harold Dean St. Clair Jr. of Nashville, and assigned to Cassidian Communications Inc. of Temecula, Cal.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,165,834, entitled “High density metering system” invented by Ronald W. Carter of Murfreesboro, and Avery Long of Madison, Ala., and assigned to Schneider Electric USA Inc. of Palatine, Ill.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,164,342, entitled “System and method for cascade information handling system manufacture” invented by Jack P. Ramsey Jr. of Hendersonville, Matthew Alan Schultz of Mount Juliet, Nathan Henrichsen of Austin, Texas, Doug Meek of Round Rock, Texas, John D’Andrea of Georgetown, Texas, and Widodo Sulistyono of Austin, Texas, and assigned to Dell Products LP of Round Rock, Texas.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,163,510, entitled “Quantitative ZAP-70 assay” invented by Keith E. Shults of Nolensville, Angel L. Flye of Chapel Hill, Leigh Ann Hobbs of Brentwood, and David Miller of Brentwood, and assigned to Esoterix Inc. of Brentwood.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,163,475, entitled “Methods for diagnosis and prognosis of psychotic disorders” invented by Christine Konradi of Nashville, and assigned to The McLean Hospital Corporation of Belmont, Mass.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,163,454, entitled “Resin composition for toner, and toner using the resin composition” invented by Yuji Emura of Columbia, Linwood Blanton Muire III of Chiba, Japan, Hiroyuki Takei of Kamagaya, Japan, and Kouichi Shiina of Ichihara, Japan, and assigned to Mitsui Chemicals Inc. of Minato-Ku, Tokyo.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,163,011, entitled “Intra-annular mounting frame for aortic valve repair” invented by J. Scott Rankin of Nashville, and assigned to Biostable Science & Engineering Inc. of Austin, Texas.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,162,572, entitled “Cutting insert for high feed face milling” invented by Jean-Luc Dufour of Franklin, X. Daniel Fang of Brentwood, David J. Wills of Franklin, and Gilles Festeau of Ferney Voltaire, France, and assigned to TDY Industries LLC of Pittsburgh.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,162,479, entitled “Saccadic motion detection system” invented by Kenneth C. Humphries of Franklin, Charles P. Plant of Framingham, Mass., William T. Denman of Winchester, Mass., and Craig A. McKeown of Miami.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,162,289, entitled “Modular jack apparatus for lifting floors and other structures” invented by Howard L. McCaleb of Gallatin.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,162,232, entitled “Water storage device having a powered anode” invented by Mark Allan Murphy of Nashville, Ray Oliver Knoeppel of Hartland, Wis., and Thomas Gerard Van Sistine of Menomonee Falls, Wis., and assigned to AOS Holding Company of Wilmington, Del.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,161,758, entitled “Automatic defrost evaporator systems” invented by Bruce C. Bailey of Lewisburg and John W. Cook of Franklin, and assigned to Dole Refrigerating Company of Lewisburg.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,161,596, entitled “Tilt sensor for cleaning device” invented by Ernest Matthew Chavana Jr. of Cookeville, and William K.Y. Cheung of Yuen Long, Hong Kong, and assigned to Oreck Holdings LLC of Nashville.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,163,850, entitled “Thermosetting polyester coating compositions containing tetramethyl cyclobutanediol” invented by Stacey James Marsh of Church Hill and Angela Hartley Honeycutt of Johnson City, and assigned to Eastman Chemical Company of Kingsport.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,163,385, 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, and assigned to Eastman Chemical Company of Kingsport.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,163,112, entitled “Method of fabricating a uranium-bearing foil” invented by Jackie G. Gooch of Seymour and Amy L. DeMint of Kingston, and assigned to Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Y-12 LLC of Oak Ridge.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,163,101, entitled “Method of cleaning contaminated surfaces” invented by Joseph B. Dooley of Kingston, Jeffrey G. Hubrig of Knoxville, Richard H. Devault of Portage, Mich., Rodney D. Parker of Three Rivers, Mich., and John M. Izenbaard of Vicksburg, Mich., and assigned to Stryker Corporation of Kalamazoo, Mich.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,163,036, entitled “Nanophase Mn(VII) oxide (NM70) and nanophase Mn(III) oxide (NM30) incorporated nonwovens” invented by Gajanan S. Bhat of Knoxville and Rajan K. Vempati of Plano, Texas, and assigned to ChK Group Inc. of Plano, Texas.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,162,146, entitled “Incontinence management system and method employed” invented by Ronald N. Sherrill of Knoxville and assigned to A.J. Moore LLC of Knoxville.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,161,896, entitled “Hollow needle cutting apparatus” invented by Gary L. Ingram of Ooltewah and Steven L. Frost of Signal Mountain, and assigned to Tuftco Corp. of Chattanooga.
• U.S. Patent No. RE43,328, entitled “Image guided awl/tap/screwdriver” invented by Kevin T. Foley of Memphis, Catalina J. Carroll of Memphis, and Anthony J. Melkent of Lafayette, Colo., and assigned to Medtronic Navigation Inc. of Louisville, Colo.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,166,115, entitled “Systems and methods for electronic message content identification” invented by Wayne H. Orbke of Germantown, and Robert G. Krause of Severna, Md., and assigned to United States Postal Service of Washington, D.C.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,165,909, entitled “System and method for automated management of an address database” invented by Stephen M. Dearing of Cordova and assigned to The United States Postal Service of Washington, D.C.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,164,083, entitled “Quantum dot optoelectronic devices with enhanced performance” invented by Farzad Parsapour of Bartlett and assigned to Brother International Corp. of Bridgewater, N.J.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,163,998, entitled “Electrical busway flange end stub” invented by Jeffery Lynn Cox of Selmer, Steven English Richard of Selmer, and Kuldeep Kumar Bhathija of Hyderabad, India, and assigned to General Electric Company of Schenectady, N.Y.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,163,018, entitled “Treatment of the vertebral column” invented by Hai H. Trieu of Cordova and assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic Inc. of Warsaw, Ind.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,162,992, entitled “Spinal fusion with osteogenic material and migration barrier” invented by William F. McKay of Memphis and assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic Inc. of Warsaw, Ind.
Compiled by Matthew C. Cox of intellectual property law firm Waddey & Patterson P.C.
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