* U.S. Patent No. PP22,951, entitled “Nyssa plant named `Nsuhh`” invented by Clayton Wilcher of Rock Island and Alex Neubauer of Belvidere and assigned to Athena Trees, Inc., of Hawkinsville, Ga.
* U.S. Patent No. D665,165, entitled “Tote bag” invented by Dennis Alan Brazzell of Franklin and assigned to Lubber, Inc., of Franklin.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,244,654, entitled “End of life predictive model” invented by Adam Hobgood of Smyrna, G. Brent Hamar of Nashville, Angela Dobbs of Smyrna, Karen Hamlet of Clarksville, Matthew McGinnis of Franklin, and Michael Montijo of Nashville and assigned to Healthways, Inc., of Franklin.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,241,575, entitled “Molecularly imprinted polymer sensor device” invented by George M. Murray of Tullahoma, Andrew F. Mason of Silver Spring, Md., and Edward W. Otto, Jr., of Dundalk, Md., and assigned to The Johns Hopkins University of Baltimore, Md.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,241,103, entitled “Method of playing a bingo-type game with a mechanical technological aid, and an apparatus and program product for playing the game” invented by Jon P. Yarbrough of Smyrna, and David L. Wright of Lynchburg, Va., and assigned to Video Gaming Technologies, Inc., of Franklin.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,240,947, entitled “Vehicle barrier with release mechanism” invented by Matthew A. Gelfand of Brentwood, Eddie N. Barnes of Madison, and Ronald Lee Childers, Jr., of Madison and assigned to Smith & Wesson Security Solutions, Inc., of Franklin.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,240,758, entitled “Deformable seat pan for a tiltable vehicle seat” invented by John Combest of West Bloomfield, Mich., and assigned to Nissan North America, Inc., of Franklin.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,240,232, entitled “Screwstrip advance mechanism and feeder for a power screwdriver” invented by Troy Hale of Goodlettsville and assigned to Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc. of Pleasanton, Cal.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,240,042, entitled “Methods of maintaining turbine discs to avert critical bucket attachment dovetail cracks” invented by John Walsh of Franklin, Andrew D. Williams of Balcraig, Great Britain, and William Calder of Dalgety Bay, Great Britain and assigned to Wood Group Heavy Industrial Turbines AG of Neuenhof, China.
UT-Battelle, LLC, of Oak Ridge had two patents issued:
1. U.S. Patent No. 8,243,999, entitled “Method and system for the diagnosis of disease using retinal image content and an archive of diagnosed human patient data” invented by Kenneth William Tobin, Jr., of Harriman, Thomas P. Karnowski of Knoxville and Edward Chaum of Memphis.
2. U.S. Patent No. 8,241,508, entitled “Method of forming composite, ordered material having sharp surface features” invented by Brian R. D’Urso of Clinton and John T. Simpson of Clinton.
Other patents naming inventors from East Tennessee:
* U.S. Patent No. 8,245,252, entitled “System, method, and computer program product for selective replacement of objectionable program content with less-objectionable content” invented by Jeanette Gee of Chattanooga, James D. Gee, Jr., of Chattanooga, and Gary Robson of Belfry, Mont., and assigned to Caption TV, Inc.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,242,956, entitled “Distributed orbit modeling and propagation method for a predicted and real-time assisted GPS system” invented by James W. LaMance of Hixson, Maria Eagen of Purcellville, Va., and Guylain Roy-MacHabee of Vancouver and assigned to Rx Networks, Inc. of Vancouver.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,242,777, entitled “Calibration of an emission tomography subsystem” invented by Charles C. Watson of Knoxville, Ralf Ladebeck of Erlangen, F.R.G., and Johannes Pauli of Uttenreuth, F.R.G., and assigned to Siemens Aktiengesellschaft of Munich, F.R.G.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,242,525, entitled “Silicate-based phosphors and LED lighting devices using the same” invented by Alison Sides of Knoxville, Yongchi Tian of Princeton Junction, N.J., Perry Niel Yocom of Washington Crossing, Pa., Olga Zakharov of Princeton, N.J., and Alan C. Thomas of Gilbert, Ariz., and assigned to Lightscape Materials, Inc., of Princeton, N.J.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,241,306, entitled “Rigidly-linked articulating wrist with decoupled motion transmission” invented by Kenneth Grace of Knoxville and assigned to Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc., of Sunnyvale, Cal.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,240,263, entitled “Method for selective display of yarn in a tufted fabric” invented by Steven L. Frost of Signal Mountain, Mike Bishop of Signal Mountain, and Brian K. Lovelady of Soddy Daisy and assigned to Tuftco Corporation of Chattanooga.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,240,234, entitled “Methods and systems for chip breaking in turning applications using CNC toolpaths” invented by William E. Barkman of Oak Ridge, Edwin F. Babelay, Jr., of Knoxville, Bethany A. Woody of Charlotte, N.C., Kevin Scott Smith of Huntersville, N.C., and David J. Adams of Keene, N.H., and assigned to Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Y-12, LLC, of Oak Ridge, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
* U.S. Patent No. D665,508, entitled “Thermal wrap” invented by Rebecca A. Dow of Memphis.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,245,276, entitled “System and method for providing Internet access services at hotels within a hotel chain” invented by Darrell DeRosia of Cordova and Robert Stroud of Olive Branch, Miss., and assigned to Hilton Hotels Corporation of Memphis.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,244,809, entitled “System 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. 8,243,661, entitled “Establishing user accounts for RFID-based telecommunications routing” invented by Derral C. Thorson of Austin, Texas, Kavita K. Agrawal of Boulder, Colo., William K. Bodin of Austin, Texas, and Gregory W. Rybczynski of Pflugerville, Texas, and assigned to International Business Machines Corporation of Armonk, New York.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,241,285, entitled “Method and clamping apparatus for external fixation and stabilization” invented by Michael W. Mullaney of Kinnelon, N.J., and assigned to ExtraOrtho, Inc., of Memphis.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,240,478, entitled “Multi-product container and container blank” invented by Nicholas A. Philips of Sugar Grove, Ill., and assigned to International Paper Company of Memphis.
Compiled by Matthew C. Cox of intellectual property law firm Waddey & Patterson P.C.
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