Vanderbilt University of Nashville had two patents issued:
1. U.S. Patent No. 8,188,147, entitled “Therapeutic methods employing nitric oxide precursors” invented by Marshall L. Summar of Brentwood, Brian W. Christman of Nashville, and Frederick E. Barr of Nashville.
2. U.S. Patent No. 8,188,116, entitled “Agents for therapy efficacy monitoring and deep tissue imaging” invented by Darryl J. Bornhop of Nashville, H. Charles Manning of Nashville, Shelby K. Wyatt of Nashville, and Mingfeng Bai of St. Louis.
Nissan North America, Inc., of Franklin had three patents issued:
1. U.S. Patent No. 8,186,743, entitled “Vehicle sliding door structure” invented by Erik Anderson of Plymouth, Mich., Micah P. Woolace of Commerce Township, Mich., Naga A. Narayana of Farmington Hills, Mich., and Tadashi Masuda of Novi, Mich.
2. U.S. Patent No. 8,186,742, entitled “Vehicle sliding door structure” invented by Erik Anderson of Plymouth, Mich., Micah P. Woolace of Commerce Township, Mich., Naga A. Narayana of Farmington Hills, Mich., and Tadashi Masuda of Novi, Mich.
3. U.S. Patent No. 8,186,709, entitled “Vehicle interior trim panel” invented by Yimin She of Farmington Hills, Mich.
Other patents naming inventors from Middle Tennessee:
• U.S. Patent No. 8,186,313, entitled “Control system for modulating water heater” invented by John C. Paine of Brentwood and assigned to Lochinvar, LLC, of Lebanon.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,186,312, entitled “Control system for modulating water heater” invented by John C. Paine of Brentwood and assigned to Lochinvar, LLC, of Lebanon.
• U.S. Patent No. RE43,433, entitled “Computerized medical diagnostic and treatment advice system” invented by Edwin C. Iliff of La Jolla, Cal., and assigned to Clinical Decision Support, LLC, of Nashville.
• U.S. Patent No. D660,784, entitled “Tire tread” invented by Sotaro Iwabuchi of Tokyo, Yasuo Himuro of Tokyo, Paula R. Lundgren of Akron, Ohio, and Jon I. Stuckey of Louisville, Ohio, and assigned to Bridgestone Corp. of Tokyo and Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC, of Nashville.
• U.S. Patent No. D660,582, entitled “Personal pill organizer and identifier” invented by Natalie M. Busen of Nashville.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,190,697, entitled “Automated configuration of device communication settings” invented by Chad A. Lloyd of Old Hickory and assigned to Square D Company of Palatine, Ill.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,190,232, entitled “Automatic alignment of magnetic resonance imaging brain scan by anatomic landmarks” invented by Qing Xu of Nashville, Li Zhang of Skillman, N.J., Carol L. Novak of Newtown, Pa., and Chong Chen of Palo Alto, Cal., and assigned to Siemens Aktiengesellschaft of Munich, F.R.G.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,187,885, entitled “Microbead kit and method for quantitative calibration and performance monitoring of a fluorescence instrument” invented by Norman Baylis Purvis, Jr., of Franklin and assigned to Nodality, Inc., of South San Francisco, Cal.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,187,476, entitled “Devices and methods for the purification, isolation, desalting or buffer/solvent exchange of substances” invented by Elliott P. Dawson of Murfreesboro and assigned to BioVentures, Inc., of Murfreesboro.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,186,901, entitled “Liftglass to strut retention device with built-in locking feature” invented by Kelly J. Harris of Lawrenceburg, Del W. Scheer of Oxford, Mich., and Mary M. Inman of Harrison Township, Mich., and assigned to Dura Global Technologies, LLC of Auburn Hills, Mich.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,186,004, entitled “Disinfecting device utilizing ultraviolet radiation” invented by Ken V. Garcia of Williamson, N.Y., and Carrie P. Garcia of Williamson, N.Y., and assigned to Oreck Holdings LLC of Nashville.
• U.S. Patent No. D660,676, entitled “Knife handle” invented by Cheng Yang-Fu of Taiwan, P.R.C., and assigned to Taylor Brands, LLC, of Kingsport.
• U.S. Patent No. D660,611, entitled “Chair” invented by Peter W. Barile of Morristown and assigned to Daniel Paul Chairs, LLC, of Morristown.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,190,922, entitled “Extensible and flexible electronic information tracking systems and methods” invented by George J. Morgan, III, of Alcoa and assigned to Resource Consortium Limited of Tortola, Virgin Islands.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,188,267, entitled “Treatment of cellulose esters” invented by Charles Michael Buchanan of Kingsport and Norma Lindsey Buchanan of Kingsport, and assigned to Eastman Chemical Company of Kingsport.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,188,203, entitled “Copolymerizable azo compounds and articles containing them” invented by Jason Clay Pearson of Kingsport, Max Allen Weaver of Kingsport, and Jean Caroll Fleischer of Kingsport, and assigned to Abbott Medical Optics Inc. of Santa Ana, Cal.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,188,108, entitled “Pharmaceutical composition” invented by Ronny McNeil of Chattanooga and Ricardo Mayo-Alvarez of Miami and assigned to Branded Products for the Future of Chattanooga.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,186,564, entitled “Brazing preform manufacture” invented by Randall Collinsworth of New Market, Hideyo Omyo of Knoxville, and Mike Tyler of Sevierville, and assigned to Exedy America Corporation of Mascot.
• U.S. Patent No. D660,556, entitled “Spat” invented by Mary Margaret Armstrong of Arlington and Amanda Margaret Gonzales of Bartlett.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,188,345, entitled “Cotton variety ST 5458B2RF” invented by Albert J. Balducchi of Cordova, and assigned to Bayer CropScience LP of Research Triangle Park, N.C.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,188,166, entitled “Unsaturated polyester resin compositions with improved weatherability” invented by John E. McAlvin of Collierville, Daniel A. Oakley of Collierville, Thomas J. Folda of Collierville, Kamana Kigweba of Collierville, Thomas Steinhausler of Collierville, David Treadwell of Collierville, David J. Zwissler of Arlington, James S. Tedesco of Valparaiso, Ind., Paul Taylor Hutson of Lakeland, Fla., Diana Klein of Cambridge, Cal., and John Wilson of Red Banks, Miss., and assigned to AOC, LLC of Collierville.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,188,038, entitled “Osteogenic compositions containing a coloring agent” invented by William F. McKay of Memphis and assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc., of Warsaw, Ind.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,188,006, 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. 8,187,636, entitled “Dosage forms for tamper prone therapeutic agents” invented by Yichun Sun of Germantown, James R. Johnson of Germantown, Anthony Edward Soscia of Atlanta, Ga., Yingxu Peng of Pennington, N.J., and Atul J. Shukla of Cordova, N.J., and assigned to Atlantic Pharmaceuticals, Inc. of Atlanta.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,187,331, entitled “Expandable vertebral implant and methods of use” invented by Terrance Strohkirch, Jr. of Memphis, Harold Sparr Taylor of Memphis, and Michael S. Veldman of Memphis, and assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. of Warsaw, Ind.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,187,328, entitled “Expandable containment devices and methods” invented by Anthony J. Melkent of Memphis and assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. of Warsaw, Ind.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,187,308, entitled “Internal joint distraction method” invented by Michael W. Mullaney of Kinnelon, N.J. and Dror Paley of Owing Mills, Md., and assigned to Sixfix Inc. of Memphis.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,187,277, entitled “Translational occipital vertebral fixation system” invented by Marc T. Paul of Memphis and William Barry Null of Olive Branch, Miss., and assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. of Warsaw, Ind.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,187,275, entitled “Orthopaedic implant and fastening assembly” invented by Joseph Ferrante of Bartlett, Angie Mines of Mason, Anthony H. James of Bartlett, Thomas A. Russell of Collierville, and Roy Sanders of Tampa, Fla., and assigned to Smith & Nephew, Inc., of Memphis.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,186,691, entitled “Composite seal and coupling” invented by Nikhil R. Baxi of Cordova, John K. Nichols of Oxford, Miss., William P. Yetter of Chula Vista, Cal., and Daniel D. Labrenz of Chula Vista, Cal., and assigned to Parker-Hannifin Corporation of Cleveland, Ohio.
• U.S. Patent No. 8,186,400, entitled “Cover for modules of fibrous material” invented by Thomas Lummis of Marietta, Ga., and Barton Wade Daniel of Kennesaw, Ga., and assigned to L.P. Brown Company, Inc., of Memphis.
Compiled by Matthew C. Cox of intellectual property law firm Waddey & Patterson P.C.
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