Vanderbilt University had two patents issued:
1. U.S. Patent No. 8,374,679, entitled “System and methods for determining the orientation and position of a bone-implanted anchor” invented by John Michael Fitzpatrick of Nashville.
2. U.S. Patent No. 8,372,868, entitled “Targeted, NIR imaging agents for therapy efficacy monitoring, deep tissue disease demarcation and deep tissue imaging” invented by Darryl J. Bornhop of Nashville, H. Charles Manning of Nashville, Mingfeng Bai of Nashville and Shelby K. Wyatt of Nashville.
Other patents naming inventors from Middle Tennessee:
* U.S. Patent No. D675,954, entitled “129 facet princess cut gemstone” invented by Robert F. Forster of Brentwood and Vinubhai G. Dhanani of Iselin, N.J., and assigned to Diamond Outlet, Inc. of Antioch.
* U.S. Patent No. D675,835, entitled “Oval pod chair” invented by Alan Daigre of Readyville.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,375,418, entitled “Method of performing software updates (installations), on networked 32/64-bit Microsoft computers in an automated environment without introducing a possible security threat” invented by Robert F. Terry of Old Hickory and assigned to CW International, LLC, of Ellwood City, Pa.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,375,006, entitled “Analyzing internal hard drives and continuously authenticating program files within a 32/64 bit operating system” invented by Robert F. Terry of Old Hickory and assigned to CW International, LLC, of Ellwood City, Pa.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,374,992, entitled “Organization of user generated content captured by a smart pen computing system” invented by Andy Van Schaack of Nashville, Vinaitheerthan Meyyappan of Danville, Cal., Jim Marggraff of Lafayette, Cal., and Tracy L. Edgecomb of Berkeley, Cal., and assigned to Livescribe, Inc., of Oakland, Cal.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,373,527, entitled “Magnetic attachment system” invented by James L. Richards of Fayetteville, Larry W. Fullerton of New Hope, Ala., and Mark D. Roberts of Huntsville, Ala., and assigned to Correlated Magnetics Research, LLC, of New Hope, Ala.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,373,526, entitled “Field emission system and method” invented by James L. Richards of Fayetteville, Larry W. Fullerton of New Hope, Ala., and Mark D. Roberts of Huntsville, Ala., and assigned to Correlated Magnetics Research, LLC, of New Hope, Ala.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,372,910, entitled “Silica containing black sidewall compounds and tires comprising same” invented by David Gary Abdallah of Tallmadge, Ohio, and Joseph M. Lanzarotta of Uniontown, Ohio, and assigned to Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC, of Nashville.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,372,877, entitled “Stabilized statin formulations” invented by Andrew Vila of Nashville and Leo Pavliv of Cary, N.C., and assigned to Cumberland Pharmaceuticals of Nashville.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,372,057, entitled “Luer lock adapter” invented by J. Michael Cude of College Grove and Raymond Jozwik of Hendersonville, and assigned to Coeur, Inc. of Lebanon.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,371,252, entitled “Control system for a boiler assembly” invented by John C. Paine of Brentwood and assigned to Lochinvar, LLC of Lebanon.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,371,112, entitled “Control of filter regeneration” invented by Daniel D. Wilhelm of Nashville, Yuetao Zhang of Columbus, Ind., and Thomas A. Grana of Columbus, Ind., and assigned to Cummins Filtration Inc. of Nashville.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,371,088, entitled “Deployable truss with integral folding panels” invented by Donald V. Merrifield of Smyrna.
UT-Battelle, LLC, of Oak Ridge had two patents issued:
1. U.S. Patent No. 8,373,372, entitled “Electrical motor/generator drive apparatus and method” invented by Gui Jia Su of Knoxville.
2. U.S. Patent No. 8,373,119, entitled “Methods of analyzing composition of aerosol particles” invented by Peter T. A. Reilly of Knoxville.
Other patents naming inventors from East Tennessee:
* U.S. Patent No. 8,375,032, entitled “Method and apparatus for predicting object properties and events using similarity-based information retrieval and modeling” invented by J. Douglas Birdwell of Oak Ridge, Tse-Wei Wang of Oak Ridge, David J. Icove of Knoxville, Sally P. Horn of Knoxville and Mark S. Rader of Huntsville, Ala., and assigned to University of Tennessee Research Foundation of Knoxville.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,372,912, entitled “Polyvinyl chloride compositions” invented by David Justin Olsen of Kingsport and Martin James Stimpson of The Cedars Kent, Great Britain, and assigned to Eastman Chemical Company of Kingsport.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,372,461, entitled “Process for the reduction in microbial activity in protein product chilled water cooling tanks for increased tank water utility and conservation” invented by Jonathon Bullard of Chattanooga, Bob Bullard of Signal Mountain and Battle Glascock of Soddy Daisy and assigned to Zeco, Inc., of Chattanooga.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,371,798, 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. 8,371,647, entitled “Blast resistant vehicle seat” invented by Edward B. Ripley of Knoxville and assigned to Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Y-12, LLC, of Oak Ridge.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,371,216, entitled “Conveying and marking apparatus and method” invented by Alex A. Hanna of Ooltewah, Keith A. Chisholm of Hackettstown, N.J., Alfred V. Camporini of Hackettstown, N.J., David J. Pontzer of Sparta, N.J., and Thomas DeMarc of Blairstown, N.J., and assigned to Mars, Inc., of McLean, Va.
* U.S. Patent No. D675,882, entitled “French fry carton holder and adaptor for use with vehicle cup holder” invented by Irving R. Crockett of Cordova.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,374,677, entitled “MRI-guided medical interventional systems and methods” invented by Kimble Jenkins of Memphis, Peter Piferi of Orange, Cal., and David John Sayler of Portland, Ore., and assigned to MRI Interventions, Inc., of Memphis.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,374,673, entitled “Integrated surgical navigational and neuromonitoring system having automated surgical assistance and control” invented by W. Keith Adcox of Memphis and Eric Ryterski of Louisville, Colo., and assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc., of Warsaw, Ind.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,372,243, entitled “Paper substrates containing high surface sizing and low internal sizing and having high dimensional stability” invented by Kapil M. Singh of West Chester, Ohio, Dennis W. Anderson of Goshen, Ohio, Peter M. Froass of Mason, Ohio, Yaoliang Hong of Mason, Ohio, Krishna K. Mohan of Mason, Ohio, Thomas R. Arnson of Loveland, Ohio, and Yan C. Huang of Williamsburg, Ohio, and assigned to International Paper Company of Memphis.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,372,150, entitled “Spinal device and method” invented by Steven C. Humphreys of Chattanooga, Scott D. Hodges of Ooltewah, Marc M. Peterman of Memphis and Danny H. Braddock, Jr., of Bartlett, and assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. of Warsaw, Ind.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,372,149, entitled “Artificial disc implant” invented by William F. McKay of Memphis and Thomas A. Zdeblick of Middleton, Wis., and assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. of Warsaw, Ind.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,372,126, entitled “Surgical fasteners with mechanical and osteogenic fixation means” invented by Hai H. Trieu of Cordova, Jon Carl Serbousek of Memphis and Michael S. Veldman of Memphis and assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. of Warsaw, Ind.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,372,124, entitled “Anchor” invented by David A. Paulk of Hopedale, Mass., and Richard Lunn of Kingston, Mass., and assigned to Smith & Nephew, Inc., of Memphis
* U.S. Patent No. 8,372,121, entitled “Adjustable coupling systems for spinal stabilization members” invented by Marco Dagoberto Capote of Memphis and Frank Bono of Collierville, and assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. of Warsaw, Ind.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,372,120, entitled “Multi-axial cross connector” invented by Anthony James of Bartlett and assigned to Spine Wave, Inc., of Shelton, Conn.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,372,116, entitled “Systems and devices for dynamic stabilization of the spine” invented by Kevin T. Foley of Germantown and assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc., of Warsaw, Ind.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,372,076, entitled “Method for use of dilating stylet and cannula” invented by T. Andrew Simonton of Memphis, Jeff J. Justis of Germantown, Keith Matthew Kinnane of Bartlett and Sean M. Haddock of Memphis and assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. of Warsaw, Ind.
Compiled by Matthew C. Cox of intellectual property law firm Waddey & Patterson P.C.