* U.S. Patent No. D665,778, entitled “Disc jockey controller” invented by Damon Langlois of Victoria, Can., and assigned to Gibson Guitar Corp. of Nashville.
* U.S. Patent No. D665,729, entitled “Tire tread” invented by Paula R. Lundgren of Akron, Ohio, and assigned to Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC, of Nashville.
* U.S. Patent No. D665,595, entitled “Lap tray” invented by David Francis of Old Hickory.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,250,187, entitled “Distributed transaction system” invented by Webb Edwards of Lebanon, Anthony M. Cacheria, III of Coppell, Texas, David Hooker of Forney, Texas, Wayne Thomas McHugh of Little Elm, Texas, Kristopher Glover of Dallas, Texas, Arthur Martin Holbrook of Carrollton, Texas, and Barrett Jenkins of Plano, Texas, and assigned to Ganart Technologies, Inc., of Carrollton, Texas.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,249,374, entitled “Systems and methods for adaptive multiresolution signal analysis with compact cupolets” invented by Kourosh Zarringhalam of Nashville and Kevin M. Short of Durham, N.H., and assigned to University of New Hampshire of Durham, N.H.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,247,451, entitled “ADAM10 and its uses related to infection” invented by Donald H. Rubin of Nashville, Thomas Hodge of Athens, Ga., and James Murray of Bogart, Ga., and assigned to Vanderbilt University of Nashville, University of Georgia Research Foundation of Athens, Ga., and The United States of America as represented by the Department of Veterans Affairs of Washington, D.C.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,246,118, entitled “Adjustable footrest for stool or pedestal chair” invented by Curtis E. Moore of Kingston.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,245,851, entitled “Noncircular replaceable fuel filter elements and systems including the same” invented by Charles W. Hawkins of Sparta, Jeffrey A. Husband of Cookeville, and Mark Wieczorek of Cookeville and assigned to Cummins Filtration IP, Inc., of Minneapolis, Minn.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,245,422, entitled “Athletic shoe cleat with dynamic traction and method of making and using same” invented by Rand J. Krikorian of Brentwood and John Robert Burt of Chandler, Ariz., and assigned to Softspikes, LLC, of Brentwood.
UT-Battelle, LLC of Oak Ridge had three patents issued:
1. U.S. Patent No. 8,248,614, entitled “Quantitative phase-imaging systems” invented by Christopher J. Mann of Knoxville, Phillip R. Bingham of Knoxville, and Shaun S. Gleason of Knoxville.
2. U.S. Patent No. 8,248,612, entitled “Oxygen concentration sensors and methods of rapidly measuring the concentration of oxygen in fluids” invented James E. Parks, II, of Knoxville and William P. Partridge, Jr., of Oak Ridge.
3. U.S. Patent No. 8,247,942, entitled “Multi-winding homopolar electric machine” invented by Charles W. Van Neste of Kingston.
Eastman Chemical Company of Kingsport had two patents issued:
1. U.S. Patent No. 8,247,335, entitled “Water-dispersible and multicomponent fibers from sulfopolyesters” invented by William Alston Haile of Kingsport, Scott Ellery George of Kingsport, Wesley Raymond Hale of Kingsport, and Waylon Lewellyn Jenkins of Kingsport.
2. U.S. Patent No. 8,247,072, entitled “Resol beads, methods of making them and methods of using them” invented by Charles Edwan Sumner, Jr., of Kingsport, Ramesh Chand Munjal of Kingsport, Ruairi Seosamh O’Meadhra of Kingsport, Chester Wayne Sink of Kingsport, Jerry Steven Fauver of Kingsport, Robert Melvin Schisla, Jr. of Kingsport, Shriram Bagrodia of Kingsport, Spencer Erich Hochstetler of Kingsport and Tera Jill Hardin of Elizabethton.
Other patents naming inventors from East Tennessee:
* U.S. Patent No. D665,719, entitled “Boat seating arrangement” invented by Scott Watkins of Canton, Ga., and Michael J. Ricciardi of Marietta, Ga., and assigned to Tennessee Watercraft, Inc. of Vonore.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,250,550, entitled “Parallel processing of distributed arrays and optimum data distribution” invented by Piotr R. Luszczek of Knoxville, John N. Little of Sherborn, Mass., Jocelyn Luke Martin of Burwell, Great Britain, Halldor N. Stefansson of Natick, Mass., Edric Ellis of Cambs, Great Britain, Penelope L. Anderson of Newton, Mass., Brett Baker of Framingham, Mass., Loren Dean of Natick, Mass., and Roy E. Lurie of Wayland, Mass., and assigned to The MathWorks, Inc., of Natick, Mass.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,248,601, entitled “Optical mask for detector optimization” invented by James L. Corbeil of Knoxville and Nan Zhang of Knoxville and assigned to Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., of Malvern, Pa.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,247,780, entitled “High density, proportional-mode, APD arrays for individual scintillator readout in PET applications” invented by Nan Zhang of Knoxville, Ronald Grazioso of Knoxville, Matthias J. Schmand of Lenoir City, and Debora Henseler of Erlangen, F.R.G., and assigned to Siemens Aktiengesellschaft of Munich, F.R.G., and Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., of Malvern, Pa.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,247,726, entitled “Electrical switching apparatus and arc chute assembly therefor” invented by Richard D. Prohaska of Cleveland, and Jeffrey B. Ensley of Cleveland, and assigned to Eaton Corporation of Cleveland, Ohio.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,247,597, entitled “Continuous production of DMAEA quaternary salts” invented by Larry E. Brammer, Jr., of Kingsport, Barbara E. Fair of Lisle, Ill., Peter E. Reed of Plainfield, Ill., Leonard M. Ver Vers of Downers Grove, Ill., Charles J. Holada of LaGrange Park, Ill., Cheng-Sung Huang of Naperville, Ill., and Kailas B. Sawant of Aurora, Ill., and assigned to Nalco Company of Naperville, Ill.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,247,522, entitled “Production of non-solid-stated polyester particles having solid-stated properties” invented by Bruce Roger DeBruin of Gray, Steven Lee Stafford of Gray, Stephen Weinhold of Kingsport, Robert Noah Estep of Kingsport, Mary Therese Jernigan of Kingsport, Steven Paul Bellner of Kingsport, John Guy Franjione of Johnson City, Tommy Ray Maddox, II, of Lexington, S.C., John Alan Wabshall, Jr. of Lexington, S.C., and Alan George Wonders of Longview, Texas, and assigned to Grupo Petrotemex, S.A. de C.V. of San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mex.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,246,873, entitled “Method and system for manufacturing foamed polyolefin tapes at cost effective line speeds” invented by Philippe Combier of Chattanooga, Kam Lui of Chattanooga, Hugh C. Gardner of Roswell, Ga., Josef Uesbeck of Gronau, F.R.G., and Andy Rakovac of Gronau, F.R.G., and assigned to Propex Operating Company, LLC, of Chattanooga.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,245,487, entitled “Packaging system for a sterilizable item” invented by Clifford E. Gammons of Loudon and assigned to Adroit Development, Inc., of Loudon.
* U.S. Patent No. D665,616, entitled “Gym bench towel” invented by Wintrell Pittman of Memphis.
* U.S. Patent No. D665,566, entitled “Insole” invented by Richard T. Avent of Memphis, Karla Klein of New York, N.Y., Pamela Curtiss of New York, N.Y., Brendan Reilly of New York, N.Y., Theresa Chee of New York, N.Y., Swapna Purani of Maplewood, N.J., Leanne Blair of Morristown, N.J., David Contract of Westfield, N.J., Christopher Cortina of Bridgewater, N.J., and Elizabeth Morgan of New York, N.Y., and assigned to MSD Consumer Care, Inc., of Memphis.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,248,243, entitled “Insertable form factor for an instrument tray” invented by Christopher Cambre of Collierville, Steven M. Tethrake of Collierville, and Robert Varner of Germantown and assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc., of Warsaw, Ind.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,247,526, entitled “Process for the preparation of polyalkylene ether glycol” invented by Edward R. Murphy of Lakeland, Aaron Minter of Wilmington, Del., and James M. Tocyloski of North East, Md., and assigned to E I du Pont de Nemours and Company of Wilmington, Del.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,247,435, entitled “Formulations for treating human and animal diseases” invented by Jerry T. Thornthwaite of Henderson.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,247,385, entitled “Treatment and prevention of neurodegenerative diseases using gene therapy” invented by Tai June Yoo of Memphis.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,246,778, entitled “Method for controlling enzymatic decomposition of peroxide” invented by Chen Lu of Germantown and Janet Woodward of Bartlett, and assigned to Buckman Laboratories International, Inc., of Memphis.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,246,658, entitled “Spinal connector assembly” invented by William Alan Rezach of Atoka and assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc., of Warsaw, Ind.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,246,625, entitled “Reducing instrument for spinal surgery” invented by Keith E. Miller of Germantown, Alan Rezach of Atoka, Greg Denzer of Memphis, Christopher Shaffrey of Charlottesville, Va., Marcel Dvorak, Vancouver, Can., Charles Fisher of Vancouver, Can., Jeff Wang of Sherman Oaks, Cal., and Ricardo C. Sasso of Carmel, Ind., and assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc., of Warsaw, Ind.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,246,571, entitled “Drug storage and delivery device having a retaining member” invented by Thomas Andrew Simonton of Memphis and William F. McKay of Memphis and assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc., of Warsaw, Ind.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,245,614, entitled “Guard assembly for table saw” invented by Jeffrey D. Weston of Jackson and Craig Carroll of Milan and assigned to Black & Decker Inc. of Newark, Del.
Compiled by Matthew C. Cox of intellectual property law firm Waddey & Patterson P.C.
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