* U.S. Patent No. D661,614, entitled “Spiky bracelet” invented by Jeremiah Pent of Franklin.
* U.S. Patent No. D661,467, entitled “Zippered jersey” invented by Thomas M. Whitefield of Nashville.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,200,511, entitled “Method and system for determining the importance of individual variables in a statistical model” invented by Frank M. Zizzamia of Canton, Conn., Cheng-Sheng Peter Wu of Arcadia, Cal., Raymond E. Stukel of Elmhurst, Ill, Hrisanthi Adamopoulos of Wethersfield, Conn., and John R. Lucker of Simsbury, Conn., and assigned to Deloitte Development LLC of Hermitage.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,199,195, entitled “Wireless video surveillance system and method with security key” invented by Martin Renkis of Nashville.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,198,558, entitled “Cable termination systems and isolating apparatus for electrical power transmission conductors and methods using the same” invented by Steven Mitchell of Thompson’s Station, Owen Gregory of Apex, N.C., Edward O’Sullivan of Cary, N.C., and Sherif Kamel of Cary, N.C., and assigned to Tyco Electronics Corporation of Berwyn, PA.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,197,503, entitled “Side loading lancing device” invented by Ray Adams Lathrop of Nashville, Jonathan M. Wyler of Boston, Mass., John Andrew Trissel of Canton, Ga., and David Buenger of Roswell, Ga., and assigned to Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. of Alameda, Cal.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,196,637, entitled “Travel arm assembly for a wheel servicing machine” invented by John Story of Murfreesboro and assigned to Hennessy Industries, Inc. of LaVergne.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,196,533, entitled “Methods for operating a fluidized-bed reactor” invented by Billie E. Leach of Murfreesboro and Thomas E. Landon of Marietta, Ga., and assigned to Kentucky-Tennessee Clay Co. of Roswell, Ga.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,196,462, entitled “Lateral position control for tire tread wear test machine” invented by David O. Stalnaker of Hartville, Ohio, and Takayuki Kurata of Tokyo, Japan, and assigned to Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC of Nashville, and Bridgestone Corporation of Tokyo, Japan.
East Chemical Company of Kingsport had two patents issued:
1. U.S. Patent No. 8,198,371, entitled “Blends of polyesters and ABS copolymers” invented by Gary Michael Stack of Kingsport.
2. U.S. Patent No. 8,196,750, entitled “Process and apparatus for adsorptive bubble separation using a dense foam” invented by Jeffrey S. Kanel of Kingsport and Robert L. Clayton of Tucson, Ariz., and assigned to Renewable Algal Energy, LLC of Kingsport.
Other patents naming inventors from East Tennessee:
* U.S. Patent No. 8,199,319, entitled “Fiber property measurement” invented by Preston S. Baxter of Friendsville, Youe-Tsyr Chu of Knoxville, Hossein M. Ghorashi of Knoxville, and Michael E. Galyon of Knoxville, and assigned to Uster Technologies AG of Uster, P.R.C.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,198,075, entitled “Method and apparatus for enhanced detection of toxic agents” invented by Elias Greenbaum of Knoxville, Miguel Rodriguez, Jr. of Oak Ridge, Jie Jayne Wu of Knoxville, and Hairong Qi of Knoxville, and assigned to UT-Battelle, LLC of Oak Ridge.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,197,753, entitled “APC process parameter estimation” invented by Scott A. Boyden of Knoxville and Stephen Piche of Austin, Texas, and assigned to Alstom Technology Ltd. of Baden, P.R.C.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,196,337, entitled “Fishing tackle with a motion inducing member” invented by David L. Simmons of Sevierville.
* U.S. Patent No. D661,575, entitled “Multi-orientation stacking riser” invented by Milton D. Ruiz of Germantown, Sandy Felsenthal of Memphis, and David Anderson of Coppell, Texas, and assigned to Whitmor, Inc. of South Haven, Miss.
* U.S. Patent No. D661,534, entitled “Attachable retractable towel” invented by Jeffrey M. Mullen of Lakeland.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,200,503, entitled “System and method for scheduling travel on a charter transport” invented by Bryan M. Eagle, III of Memphis and assigned to Memphis Ventures of Memphis.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,198,238, entitled “Flowable carrier matrix and methods for delivering to a patient” invented by Neil B. Beals of Memphis, Jeffrey L. Scifert of Arlington, and Scott D. Boden of Atlanta, Ga., and assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. of Warsaw, Ind.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,197,515, entitled “Cross-connector assembly” invented by Mark M. Levy of Raanana, Isr., Eyal Zylberberg of Kfar Yona, Isr., Yair Spanier of Pardes Hanna, Isr., and Amnon Yadin of Kfar Vitkin, Isr., and assigned to Expanding Orthopedics Inc. of Memphis.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,197,417, entitled “Metabolic analyzer transducer” invented by C. Peter Howard of Humboldt, and Joel Grimes of Tecumseh, Mich., and assigned to Medical Graphics Corporation of St. Paul, Minn.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,196,825, entitled “Medical device tracking system with tag and method” invented by Robin L. Turner of Memphis, Thor M. Hanna of Memphis, and Sanjay Bisht of Memphis, and assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. of Warsaw, Ind.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,196,612, entitled “Fastener for cover member and cover assembly comprised thereof” invented by Thomas W. Trueb of Ellington, Conn., and Steven R. Trueb of Ellington, Conn., and assigned to Watertite Products, Inc. of Collierville.
Compiled by Matthew C. Cox of intellectual property law firm Waddey & Patterson PC.