* U.S. Patent No. D673,873, entitled “Jewelry medallion” invented by Roger Elliot Small of Pegram.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,352,388, entitled “Knowledge discovery agent system and method” invented by Timothy W. Estes of Nashville.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,352,115, entitled “Methods and apparatus for initiating service sessions between vehicles and service providers” invented by Jason D. York of Nolensville, Kier M. Mathieson of Gross Pointe Farms, Mich., and John J. Flood, IV, of Canton, Mich., and assigned to GM Global Technology Operations LLC of Detroit, Mich.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,350,705, entitled “Book product with concealed security device” invented by Dale Hunt Nichols of Nashville and assigned to Smartguard, LLC, of Nashville.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,350,192, entitled “Dual fan convection performance divider” invented by Bryan Thomas Phillips of Hendersonville and Cedric Damien Catalogne of Udine, Italy, and assigned to Electrolux Home Products, Inc., of Cleveland, Ohio.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,349,796, entitled “Methods for treatment of distraction osteogenesis using PDGF” invented by Samuel E. Lynch of Franklin, Charles E. Hart of Brentwood, Michael G. Ehrlich of Providence, R.I., and Douglas C. Moore of Barrington, R.I., and assigned to BioMimetic Therapeutics Inc. of Franklin.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,349,617, entitled “Optical sensor comprising diffraction gratings with functionalized pores and method of detecting analytes using the sensor” invented by Sharon M. Weiss of Franklin, Judson D. Ryckman of Nashville, Christopher Kang of Nashville, Marco Liscidini of Pavia, Italy, and John E. Sipe of Toronto, Cal., and assigned to Vanderbilt University of Nashville.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,348,718, entitled “Servo stroking method and system for producing special shapes” invented by Michael J. Nikrant of Hendersonville, Jose L. Martin of St. Louis, Mo., Russell L. Jacobsmeyer of Labadie, Mo., Carl A. Mik of St. Louis, Mo., David M. Moehn of Alton, Ill., Fred L. Derner of Village Ridge, Mo., and Timothy M. Meara of Crestwood, Mo., and assigned to Sunnen Products Company of St. Louis, Mo.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,347,934, entitled “Lamintated clamp for a tire changer” invented by Charles L. Cunningham of Nashville and assigned to Hennessy Industries, Inc. of LaVergne.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,347,703, entitled “Tire chip and tear test apparatus and method” invented by Martin A. Yurjevich of North Canton, Ohio and David O. Stalnaker of Hartville, Ohio, and assigned to Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC, of Nashville.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,347,616, entitled “Compressed air engine and power train system” invented by Frederick Michael Shofner, II, of Shelbyville.
* U.S. Patent No. D673,459, entitled “Liquid flask” invented by Jorge Eugenio Moran, Sr., of Nashville and assigned to Megatrade International, Inc., of Nashville.
* U.S. Patent No. D673,405, entitled “Kneeling and rollable mat” invented by Phillip C. Huss of Rockvale and Taunya Swandal of Mt. Juliet and assigned to Tennessee Mat Company, Inc., of Smyrna.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,347,349, entitled “Configuring browser policy settings on client computing devices” invented by William A. Drewry of Nashville, Glenn Wilson of Mountain View, Cal., Sumit Gwalani of Sunnyvale, Cal., Mattias Stefan Nissler of Munich, F.R.G., Daniel Kenneth Clifford of Baldham, F.R.G., and Christopher Masone of Burlingame, Cal., and assigned to Google Inc. of Mountain View, Cal.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,346,285, entitled “Systems and methods for providing a message responsive to detection of wireless communications activity within a predetermined area” invented by Winton Durrett Batson, Jr., of Brentwood and assigned to AT&T Mobility II LLC of Atlanta, Ga.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,344,281, entitled “Use of beam deflection to control an electron beam wire deposition process” invented by William H. Hofmeister of Nashville, Karen M. Taminger of Yorktown, Va., and Robert A. Hafley of Yorktown, Va., 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. 8,343,102, entitled “Fluid driven medical injectors” invented by Dane Battiato of Franklin, Gary S. Wagner of Independence, Ky., Frank M. Fago of Mason, Ohio, and Peter Staats of Loveland, Ohio, and assigned to Mallinckrodt LLC of Hazelwood, Mo.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,343,101, entitled “Fluid driven medical injectors” invented by Dane Battiato of Franklin, Gary S. Wagner of Independence, Ky., Frank M. Fago of Mason, Ohio, and Peter Staats of Loveland, Ohio, and assigned to Mallinckrodt LLC of Hazelwood, Mo.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,342,613, entitled “Affixment system for wheel cladding” invented by Martin Russell of Smyrna and assigned to Zanini Auto Grup, SA of Barcelona, Spain.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,342,200, entitled “Meter yoke vise” invented by William Payne of Woodlawn.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,342,063, entitled “Open-ended ratchet wrench” invented by John L. Stanton of Clarksville.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,341,872, entitled “Magnetic slip bobber” invented by Lee Ellard of Antioch and assigned to Lee Ellard of Antioch.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,341,829, entitled “Taut sheath splicing apparatus” invented by Guyton P. Swindell of Spartanburg, S.C., Douglas M. Duke of Spartanburg, S.C., and Mark A. Boxer of Spartanburg, S.C., and assigned to AFL Telecommunications LLC of Franklin.
Radio Systems Corporation of Knoxville had two patents issued:
1. U.S. Patent No. 8,342,135, entitled “Method and apparatus for varying animal correction signals” invented by Donald L. Peinetti of Auburn, Ind., and William P. Moore of Fort Wayne, Ind.
2. U.S. Patent No. 8,342,134, entitled “Vibration dampening bark control device” invented by Albert Leon Lee IV of Seymour and William S. Groh of Knoxville.
Other patents naming inventors from East Tennessee:
* U.S. Patent No. 8,344,289, entitled “Terminal block cooling apparatus for an electric cooking range” invented by Paul R. Rogers of Cleveland, David R. Sampson of Charleston, and Gregory S. Wade of Anderson, S.C., and assigned to Whirlpool Corporation of Benton Harbor, Mich.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,344,134, entitled “Cellulose ester compositions having low birefringence and films made therefrom comprising a plasticizer” invented by Marcus David Shelby of Fall Branch, Michael Eugene Donelson of Kingsport, Bradley Howard Dayvolt of Kingsport, Alan Kent Wilson of Kingsport, and Bryan Kirkman of Kingsport, and assigned to Eastman Chemical Company of Kingsport.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,343,766, entitled “Method and apparatus for sustaining viability of biological cells on a substrate” invented by Timothy E. McKnight of Greenback, Anatoli V. Melechko of Oak Ridge, and Michael L. Simpson of Knoxville, and assigned to UT-Battelle, LLC, of Oak Ridge.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,343,445, entitled “System and method for enhanced removal of CO.sub.2 from a mixed gas stream” invented by Zheng Liu of Knoxville and Naresh B. Handagama of Knoxville and assigned to ALSTOM Technology Ltd of Baden, P.R.C.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,342,584, entitled “Method of manufacturing a lifting sling” invented by Daniel T. Carmichael of Chattanooga.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,342,463, entitled “Swing support connector” invented by Brian Henry of Fort Payne, Ala., and assigned to PlayCore of Chattanooga.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,352,811, entitled “Method and apparatus for reducing positron emission tomography (PET) event losses by effective bandwidth utilization” invented by Michael E. Casey of Louisville, Andrew P. Moor of Knoxville, and Kenneth Puterbaugh of Knoxville and assigned to Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., of Malvern, Pa.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,352,651, entitled “Devices, systems, and methods regarding programmable logic controller communications” invented by Steven Perry Parfitt of Johnson City and assigned to Siemens Aktiengesellschaft of Munich, F.R.G.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,352,434, entitled “Performing scheduled backups of a backup node associated with a plurality of agent nodes” invented by Thomas Franklin Ramke, Jr., of Vonore, David George Derk of Gibsonia, Pa., Robert Clair Edwards, Jr. of Susquehanna, Pa., Glen Hattrup of Overland Park, Kan., Avisbai Haim Hockberg of San Jose, Cal., and James Patrick Smith of San Jose, Cal., and assigned to International Business Machines Corporation of Armonk, N.Y.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,351,561, entitled “Advanced digital control rod position indication system with rod drop monitoring for nuclear power plants” invented by Hashem M. Hashemian of Knoxville, Gregory W. Morton of Knoxville, Brent D. Shumaker of Knoxville, Danny D. Beverly of Knoxville, and Casey D. Sexton of Knoxville and assigned to Analysis and Measurement Services Corporation of Knoxville.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,350,242, entitled “Mold for forming a radioactive shield component and for shielding radioactivity” invented by Todd L. Graves of Knoxville, Craig M. Stuessee of Knoxville, and Michael P. Roy of Kingston and assigned to Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., of Malvern, Pa.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,350,220, entitled “Enhanced PET scanner detector module” invented by Andrew P. Moor of Knoxville and assigned to Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. of Malvern, Pa.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,349,931, entitled “Plastisols containing glycerol esters as plasticizers” invented by William D. Arendt of Libertyville, Ill., Makarand Joshi of Grayslake, Ill., and Jason Butt of Berwyn, Ill., and assigned to Eastman Specialties Holdings Corporation of Kingsport.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,349,921, entitled “Mixed cellulose ester films having +C plate and -A plate optical properties” invented by Bin Wang of Kingsport, Michael Eugene Donelson of Kingsport, Marcus David Shelby of Fall Branch, and James Collins Maine of Church Hill and assigned to Eastman Chemical Company of Kingsport.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,349,909, entitled “Polystyrene/polyethylene oxide copolymer cell size enlarger for foam” invented by Klin Rodrigues of Signal Mountain, Yadollah Delaviz of Lewis Center, Ohio, Raymond M. Breindel of Hartville, Ohio, and Bharat Patel of Dublin, Ohio, and assigned to Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC, of Toledo, Ohio.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,349,876, entitled “Pyridine non-classical cannabinoid compounds and related methods of use” invented by Steven Gurley of Memphis, Suni Mustafa of Memphis, and Bob M. Moore, II of Nesbit, Miss., and assigned to The University of Tennessee Research Foundation of Knoxville.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,349,148, entitled “Spray formed galvanic anode panel” invented by Michael T. Mather of Greeneville and Derek Tarrant of Weaverville, N.C., and assigned to Jarden Zinc Products, LLC, of Greeneville.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,348,599, entitled “Turbine rotor wheel” invented by Matthew Ryan Ferslew of Johnson City, Ya-Tien Chiu of Greer, S.C., and Venkata Siva Chaluvadi of Simpsonville, S.C., and assigned to General Electric Company of Schenectady, N.Y.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,348,586, entitled “Low center of gravity carrier” invented by David Jaeger of Oregon, Ohio, and Ronald B. Nespor of Greenville, Pa., and assigned to Miller Industries Towing Equipment Inc. of Ooltewah.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,348,577, entitled “Fastener” invented by Matthew Ryan Ferslew of Johnson City and Indira Priyadarshini of Visakhapatnam, India, and assigned to General Electric Company of Schenectady, N.Y.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,348,562, entitled “Low-profile wheel chock assembly” invented by Robert Lee Bullock of Loudon and assigned to Standard Car Truck Company of Park Ridge, Ill.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,348,539, entitled “Ink pen with firestarter” invented by Morgan Taylor of Kingsport and Jiun-Yu Chu of Taipei Hsien, Taiwan, and assigned to Taylor Brands, LLC, of Kingsport.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,347,822, entitled “Animal centerline weave training device” invented by David L. Russell of Knoxville.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,347,820, entitled “System for filling and draining an aquarium” invented by Gerald Wayne Sigmon of Bristol and Sheila Y. Sigmon of Bristol.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,347,570, entitled “Crown molding fastener” invented by Jim Shupe of Graysville and David Shupp of Lake Wales, Fla.
Smith & Nephew, Inc. of Memphis had two patents issued:
1. U.S. Patent No. 8,348,934, entitled “Electrosurgical power control” invented by Douglas M. Lorang of Ripon, Cal., Mathew E. Mitchell of Pelham, N.H., Karen Drucker of Danville, N.H., and Kobi Iki of San Carlos, Cal.
2. U.S. Patent No. D674,093, entitled “Landmark identifier for targeting a landmark of an orthopaedic implant” invented by Nicholas S. Ritchey of Collierville, Gary F. Prokop of Wheaton, Ill., and Adam M. Ruggles of Chicago, Ill.
Other patents naming inventors from West Tennessee:
* U.S. Patent No. D673,895, entitled “Tire tread” invented by Christopher S. Smith of Cedar Grove and Rodney A. McMichen of Ranburne, Ala.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,352,551, entitled “Methods and systems for providing an electronic account to a customer” invented by Wayne H. Orbke of Germantown, Leo J. Campbell of Arlington, Va., Jon L. Cook of Alexandria, Va., Christine Ray of Washington, D.C., and Cathy M. Rogerson of Annandale, Va., and assigned to United States Postal Service of Washington, D.C.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,349,362, entitled “Dosage forms for tamper prone therapeutic agents” invented by Yichun Sun of Germantown, James R. Johnson of Germantown, Atul J. Shukla of Cordova, Anthony Edward Soscia of Atlanta, Ga., and Yingxu Peng of Pennington, N.J., and assigned to Atlantic Pharmaceuticals, Inc. of Atlanta, Ga.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,349,012, entitled “Intervertebral disc treatment devices and methods” invented by William F. McKay of Memphis and assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc., of Warsaw, Ind.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,349,011, entitled “Systems and techniques for restoring and maintaining intervertebral anatomy” invented by Kevin T. Foley of Germantown and assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc., of Warsaw, Ind.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,348,978, entitled “Interosteotic implant” invented by Hai H. Trieu of Cordova, Thomas Carls of Memphis, Roy Lim of Memphis, Eric C. Lange of Collierville, Kent M. Anderson of Memphis, and Aurelien Bruneau of Memphis and assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc., of Warsaw, Ind.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,348,977, entitled “Artificial spinous process for the sacrum and methods of use” invented by Thomas A. Carls of Memphis, Eric C. Lange of Pleasanton, Cal., Aurelien Bruneau of Jacksonville, Fla., Kent M. Anderson of Mountain View, Cal., and Jean Taylor of Cannes, Fr., and assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc., of Warsaw, Ind.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,348,957, entitled “Pin centering guide with goniometer” invented by David W. Murray of Oxford, Gr. Brit., and assigned to Wright Medical Technology, Inc., of Arlington.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,348,954, entitled “Electronic guidance of spinal instrumentation” invented by Thomas Carls of Memphis, and Kent Anderson of Sunnyvale, Cal., and assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc., of Warsaw, Ind.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,347,877, entitled “Solar energy collecting system and method” invented by William E. Panthofer of Jackson and Yoram Leon Shabtay of Prospect Heights, Ill., and assigned to Mill Masters, Inc.m of Jackson.
* U.S. Patent No. D673,562, entitled “Electronic dictionary with speech function” invented by Vernadetti Johnson of Bartlett.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,343,934, entitled “Diverse lead compound autotaxin inhibitors” invented by Abby Louise Parrill-Baker of Memphis, Daniel Lee Baker of Memphis, and Elton Jeffrey North of Memphis and assigned to University of Memphis of Memphis.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,343,221, entitled “Methods for treating the spine” invented by Hai H. Trieu of Cordova and assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. of Warsaw, Ind.
Compiled by Matthew C. Cox of intellectual property law firm Waddey & Patterson P.C.