* U.S. Patent No. D676,801, entitled “Tire tread ” invented by Kevin E. Scheifele of Atwater, Ohio, and assigned to Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC, of Nashville.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,386,763, entitled “System and method for locking down a capability of a computer system” invented by William A. Drewry of Nashville, Randall R. Spangler of San Jose, Cal., William F. Richardson of Santa Clara, Cal., Sumit Gwalani of Sunnyvale, Cal., and Luigi Semenzato of Oakland, Cal., and assigned to Google, Inc., of Mountain View, Cal.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,386,449, entitled “Customer statistics based on database lock use” invented by Philip Thomas Hartman of Goodlettsville and assigned to International Business Machines Corporation of Armonk, N.Y.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,384,105, entitled “Light emitting diodes with enhanced thermal sinking and associated methods of operation” invented by Kevin Tetz of Brentwood and Charles M. Watkins of Eagle, Idaho, and assigned to Micron Technology, Inc., of Boise, Idaho.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,382,004, entitled “Flexible graphite flooring heat spreader” invented by Erick Rollo Asmussen of Brentwood, Robert A. Mercuri of Seven Hills, Ohio, Julian Norley of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Martin David Smalc of Parma, Ohio, and Matthew G. Getz of Medina, Ohio, and assigned to GrafTech International Holdings Inc. of Parma, Ohio.
UT-Battelle, LLC, of Oak Ridge had two patents issued:
1. U.S. Patent No. 8,384,487, entitled “Orthogonally referenced integrated ensemble for navigation and timing” invented by Stephen Fulton Smith of Loudon and James Anthony Moore of Powell.
2. U.S. Patent No. 8,384,020, entitled “Spatially resolved thermal desorption/ionization coupled with mass spectrometry” invented by Stephen Jesse of Knoxville, Gary J. Van Berkel of Clinton and Olga S. Ovchinnikova of Knoxville (and University of Tennessee Research Foundation of Knoxville).
Other patents naming inventors from East Tennessee:
* U.S. Patent No. 8,385,655, entitled “Method and system for generating intrinsic images using single reflectance technique” invented by Youngrock Yoon of Knoxville, and Casey Arthur Smith of Grand Junction, Colo., and assigned to Tandent Vision Science, Inc. of San Francisco, Cal.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,385,219, entitled “Upstream bandwidth level measurement device” invented by David Kelma of Madisonville and Tab Kendall Cox of Baldwinsville, N.Y., and assigned to John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc., of East Syracuse, N.Y.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,384,552, entitled “Radiation portal with occupancy and motion sensing system” invented by Steven W. Pauly of Knoxville, William Richardson of Knoxville and Richard S. Seymour of Clinton and assigned to Nucsafe, Inc., of Oak Ridge.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,384,037, entitled “Use of crystal location in nuclear imaging apparatus to minimize timing degradation in a photodetector array” invented by Mehmet Aykac of Knoxville, Mark Musrock of Oak Ridge and Carlyle L. Reynolds of Acworth, Ga., and assigned to Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., of Malvern, Pa.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,384,036, entitled “Positron emission tomography (PET) imaging using scattered and unscattered photons” invented by Maurizio Conti of Knoxville and assigned to Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., of Malvern, Pa.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,383,710, entitled “Waterborne coating compositions containing low-VOC coalescents” invented by Thauming Kuo of Kingsport and Phillip Bryan Hall of Jonesborough and assigned to Eastman Chemical Company of Kingsport.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,382,982, entitled “Apparatus merging wetland plants with a floating substrate to treat pollution in any river, lake or body of water” invented by John L. Hondulas of Knoxville.
Federal Express Corporation of Memphis had two patents issued:
1. U.S. Patent No. 8,385,835, entitled “Systems and methods for conducting EMI susceptibility testing” invented by Andrew N. Lemmon of Collierville.
2. U.S. Patent No. 8,383,870, entitled “Environmentally friendly methods and systems of energy production” invented by Roy C. Knight of Germantown, Rolf L. Onjukka of Cordova and Patrick J. Doyle of Walls, Miss.
International Paper Company of Memphis had six patents issued:
1. U.S. Patent No. 8,383,705, entitled “Ink extenders and inks utilizing organic based resins” invented by David Wallack of Hillsboro, Ore., and Doug Miller of Milwaukie, Ore.
2. U.S. Patent No. 8,382,949, entitled “Paper substrates useful in wallboard tape applications” invented by Martha Patricia Wild of Marietta, Ga.
3. U.S. Patent No. 8,382,947, entitled “Surface treatment of substrate or paper/paperboard products using optical brightening agent” invented by Benny J. Skaggs of Springboro, Ohio, and Matt Bovee of Morrow, Ohio.
4. U.S. Patent No. 8,382,946, entitled “Paper sizing composition, sized paper, and method for sizing paper” invented by Jay C. Song of Highland Mills, N.Y., Sen Yang of Nanuet, N.Y., Larry Hollmaier of Loveland, Ohio, Michael F. Koenig of Paducah, Ky., Yaoliang Hong of Mason, Ohio, Krishna M. Pamidimukkala of Paramus, N.J., Michael Renfro of Indianapolis, Ind., and Benjamin Thomas Liguzinski of Cincinnati, Ohio.
5. U.S. Patent No. 8,382,945, entitled “Expandable microspheres and methods of making and using the same ” invented by Yaoliang Hong of Mason, Ohio, Kosaraju Krishna Mohan of Mason, Ohio, Peter M. Froass of Mason, Ohio, Mark Fagan of Loveland, Ohio, Christopher D. Anderson of Wescosville, Pa., Brian Boyars of Las Vegas, Nev., Eric Scott Daniels of Bethlehem, Pa., Victoria Laurentia Dimonie of Bethlehem, Pa., Edward David Sudol of Bethlehem, Pa., and Andrew Klein of Somerville, N.J..
6. U.S. Patent No. 8,381,690, entitled “Controlling cooling flow in a sootblower based on lance tube temperature” invented by Andrew K. Jones of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Smith & Nephew, Inc. of Memphis had two patents issued:
1. U.S. Patent No. 8,382,807, entitled “Systems and methods for using polyaxial plates” invented by Gene Edward Austin of Bartlett, Timothy J. Petteys of Millington, Thomas Anthony Russell of Collierville, Jon Andrew Harmon of Byhalia, Miss., Paul Tornetta of Chestnut Hill, Mass., and William Ricci of Richmond Heights, Mo.
2. U.S. Patent No. 8,382,755, entitled “External fixation apparatus and method” invented by Gene Edward Austin of Memphis, Anthony H. James of Memphis, Wayne Rankhorn of Rossville, Carlos Rodriguez of Gleason and Johnny R. Mason of Olive Branch, Miss.
Other patents naming inventors from West Tennessee:
* U.S. Patent No. D676,911, entitled “Golf club shaft” invented by Gregory William Cavill of Germantown and Donald Collins Brown, Jr. of San Diego, Cal., and assigned to True Temper Sports, Inc., of Memphis.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,383,915, entitled “Maize variety hybrid X8F926 ” invented by Thomas R. Henry of Union City, Robert Alan Guse of Evansville, Ind., and Daniel P. Gorman of Tallahassee, Fla., and assigned to Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc. of Johnston, Iowa.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,383,904, entitled “Maize variety hybrid X18A645” invented by Thomas Russell Henry of Union City, Terry R. Colbert of Fort Branch, Ind., and Khusi Ram Tiwarri of Tallahassee, Fla., and assigned to Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc. of Johnston, Iowa.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,383,803, entitled “PITX3 expression promoters” invented by Daniel Goldowitz of Memphis, Elizabeth M. Simpson of Vancouver, Can., Wyeth W. Wasserman of Vancouver, Can., Robert A. Holt of North Vancouver, Can., Steven J. Jones of Burnaby, Can., Elodie Portales-Casamar of Vancouver, Can., Cletus D’Souza of Vancouver, Can., and Vikramjit Chopra of Vancouver, Can., and assigned to The University of British Columbia, Can.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,383,800, entitled “MK167 mini-promoters” invented by Daniel Goldowitz of Memphis, Elizabeth M. Simpson of Vancouver, Can., Wyeth W. Wasserman of Vancouver, Can., Robert A. Holt of North Vancouver, Can., Steven J. Jones of Burnaby, Can., Elodie Portales-Casamar of Vancouver, Can., Cletus D’Souza of Vancouver, Can., and Vikramjit Chopra of Vancouver, Can., and assigned to The University of British Columbia, Can.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,383,793, entitled “Methods and compositions for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer resistant to anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) kinase inhibitors ” invented by Stephan W. Morris of Germantown, Qin Jiang of Memphis, Xiaoli Cui of Memphis and Liquan Xue of Cordova and assigned to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital of Memphis.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,383,586, entitled “Compositions and methods for soft tissue repair ” invented by William F. McKay of Memphis and Susan J. Drapeau of Cordova and assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc., of Warsaw, Ind.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,382,834, entitled “Induction heater system for shape memory medical implants and method of activating shape memory medical implants within the mammalian body” invented by Anthony D. Prescott of Arlington and assigned to Enteroptyx of Memphis.
Compiled by Matthew C. Cox of intellectual property law firm Waddey & Patterson PC.