• U.S. Patent No. D660,332, entitled “Adjustable dado fixture” invented by William J. Thompson Jr. of La Vergne, Helen L. Thompson of, and Wayne A. Sutter of La Vergne, and assigned to WoodLine USA, Inc. of La Vergne.
• U.S. Patent No. D660,206, entitled “Brake friction pad” invented by Rodney C. 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. 8,185,409, entitled “Method and apparatus for operative event documentation and related data management” invented by Matt D. Putnam of Edina, Minn., and Mark G. Smith of Edina, Minn., and assigned to BoundaryMedical Inc. of Brentwood.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,185,222, entitled “Wireless audio adapter” invented by Paul P. Griffin, Jr. of Nashville and assigned to Griffin Technology, Inc. of Nashville.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,183,456, entitled “Thermoelectric device with make-before-break high frequency converter” invented by Jon Murray Schroeder of Cedar Park, Texas, and Gerald Philip Hirsch of Clarksville, and assigned to Jon Murray Schroeder of Cedar Park, Texas.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,182,842, entitled “Physico-chemical-managed killing of penicillin-resistant static and growing gram-positive and gram-negative vegetative bacteria” invented by Harry F. Schramm, Jr. of Winchester, Robert Chaffee Richmond of Huntsville, Ala., Francis G. Defalco of Houston, and Alex F. Farris, III of Birmingham, Ala., and assigned to The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration of Washington, D.C.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,182,439, entitled “Individual body support system” invented by Michael C. Glenn of Clarksville and assigned to Emerald Touch, Inc. of Fort Worth, Texas.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,181,826, entitled “Scent sprayer” invented by Thomas G. Wainwright of Westmoreland.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,181,780, entitled “Socket storage device” invented by William Tracey Guffey of Shelbyville and Troy Beavers Yoes of Shelbyville.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,181,639, entitled “Grates with heat shield” invented by Timothy D. Scott of Greenbrier, Adam Clark of Erin, Ronald G. Brant of Greenbrier, David Joseph Haupt of Gallatin, and Bruce Gerald Sheaves of Adams, and assigned to Electrolux Home Products, Inc. of Charlotte, N.C.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,181,557, entitled “Power saw with miter angle adjustment” invented by Jonathan Buckner Morgan of Cookeville and Robert Lee Owens of Franklin.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,181,517, entitled “Sender card contamination reduction due to current application to sender card” invented by Raymond Ng of Farmington Hills, Mich., and assigned to Nissan North America, Inc. of Franklin.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,181,453, entitled “Exhaust Venturi apparatus, system, and method” invented by Gary D. Goplen of Stoughton, Wis., and Thomas M. Asplund of Stoughton, Wis., and assigned to Fleetguard, Inc. of Nashville.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,181,370, entitled “Nestled labels for medicine containers” invented by Joseph A. Miceli of Spencer and David A. Miceli of Reno, Nev., and assigned to Tri State Distribution, Inc. of Sparta.
• U.S. Patent No. D660,397, entitled “Soft fishing lure tail design” invented by Bobby Duane King of Elizabethton and assigned to Black Dog Bait Co. of Danville, Cal.
• U.S. Patent No. D659,992, entitled “Three panel folio” invented by Brian May of Chattanooga.
U.S. Patent No. D659,946, entitled “Chocolate bar” invented by William Jason Greer of Chattanooga, Kirk Fujioka of Hackettstown, N.J., Chithra P. Panchapakesan of Lake Hiawatha, N.J., and Bruch Hannant of London, Great Britain, and assigned to MARS, Inc. of McLean, Va.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,185,345, entitled “Device and method to monitor consumables consumed by animal” invented by Christopher E. Mainini of Knoxville and assigned to Radio Systems Corp. of Knoxville.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,183,797, entitled “90-260Vac dimmable MR16 LED lamp” invented by Steven McKinney of Piney Flats and assigned to Boca Flasher, Inc. of Boca Raton, Fla.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,183,648, entitled “Nanoscopic electrode molecular probes” invented by Predrag S. Krstic of Knoxville and Vincent Meunier of Knoxville and assigned to UT-Battelle, LLC of Oak Ridge.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,183,507, entitled “Heat treating of manufactured components” invented by Edward B. Ripley of Knoxville and assigned to Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Y-12, LLC of Oak Ridge.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,183,398, entitled “5-hydroxy-2-methyl-4H-pyran-4-one esters as novel tyrosinase inhibitors” invented by Jeffrey Michael Clauson of Johnson City, Liu Deng of Kingsport, and Michael Fitzpatrick Wempe of Aurora, Colo., and assigned to Eastman Chemical Co. of Kingsport.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,182,577, entitled “Multi-stage CO2 removal system and method for processing a flue gas stream” invented by Dennis J. Laslo of Knoxville, Frederic Z. Kozak of Knoxville, David J. Muraskin of Knoxville, Jurgen Dopatka of Knoxville, Eli Gal of Cupertino, Cal., and Otto M. Bade of Stabekk, Norway, and assigned to ALSTOM Technology Ltd of Baden, P.R.C.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,181,605, entitled “Centerline animal weave training device connector” invented by David L. Russell of Knoxville.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,181,585, entitled “Apparatus and method for compressed air system” invented by John Samilo of Ringgold, Ga., and Chris Smith of Chickamauga, Ga., and assigned to CYP Technologies, LLC of Chattanooga.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,181,451, entitled “Method of controlling the operation of a selective catalytic reduction plant” invented by David P. VanderVeen of Alcoa and Scott A. Boyden of Bellingham, Wash., and assigned to ALSTOM Technology Ltd of Baden, P.R.C.
MSD Consumer Care, Inc., of Memphis had three patents issued:
1. U.S. Patent No. D660,174, entitled “Bottle” invented by William Schmertz, Jr. of Memphis, Jonathan Lee of Milford, Conn., James Troy Starkey of North Haven, Conn., John K. Clay of Milford, Conn., and Javier Verdura of Milford, Conn.
2. U.S. Patent No. D660,173, entitled “Bottle” invented by William Schmertz, Jr. of Memphis, Jonathan Lee of Milford, Conn., James Troy Starkey of North Haven, Conn., John K. Clay of Milford, Conn., and Javier Verdura of Milford, Conn.
3. U.S. Patent No. D660,172, entitled “Bottle” invented by William Schmertz, Jr. of Memphis, Jonathan Lee of Milford, Conn., James Troy Starkey of North Haven, Conn., John K. Clay of Milford, Conn., and Javier Verdura of Milford, Conn.
Bear OnSite, LLC, of Somerville had two patents issued:
1. U.S. Patent No. 8,182,685, entitled “Effluent filter cartridge with progressive filtration” invented by Theophilus B. Terry of Somerville.
2. U.S. Patent No. 8,182,676, entitled “Wastewater effluent filter case with gas baffle” invented by Theophilus B. Terry, III, of Somerville.
Other patents naming inventors from West Tennessee:
• U.S. Patent No. 8,184,838, entitled “Custom-fit hearing device kit and method of use” invented by Joe A. Solomito of Lakeland and George B. Kawell of Collierville, and assigned to Radians, Inc. of Bartlett.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,183,439, entitled “Soybean variety XBP54003” invented by Mark J. Hood of Memphis and assigned to Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. of Johnston, Iowa.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,183,177, entitled “Synergistic composition and method of use” invented by Craig A. Sandoski of Collierville and John R. Leeper of Las Cruces, N.M., and assigned to Riceco, LLC of Memphis.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,182,650, 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.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,181,926, entitled “Panel clamp” invented by Joey D. Magno, Jr. of Cordova, Robert K. Jolly of Cordova, Cong T. Dinh of Collierville, and Andrew C. Cole of Southaven, Miss., and assigned to Thomas & Betts International, Inc. of Wilmington, Del.
Compiled by Matthew C. Cox of intellectual property law firm Waddey & Patterson P.C.