Vanderbilt University had two patents issued:
1. U.S. Patent No. 8,367,714, entitled “Cannabinoid receptor targeted agent” invented by Darryl J. Bornhop of Nashville, Mingfeng Bai of Bridgeville, Pa., Nephi Stella of Seattle, Wash., and Eric Stern of Saint-Quentin, Fr., and assigned to Vanderbilt University and the University of Washington of Seattle, Wash.
2. U.S. Patent No. 8,367,669, entitled “Inhibitors of hemeprotein-catalyzed lipid peroxidation” invented by John A. Oates of Nashville, L. Jackson Roberts, II, of Gallatin, Ned A. Porter of Nashville and Olivier Boutaud of Nashville and assigned to Vanderbilt University.
Other patents that issued from Middle Tennessee:
* U.S. Patent No. 8,370,820, entitled “Method and apparatus for enabling parallel processing during execution of a Cobol source program using two-stage compilation” invented by Clinton B. Eckard of McMinnville, Cynthia S. Guenthner of Glendale, Ariz., Russell W. Guenthner of Glendale, Ariz., John Edward Heath of Glendale, Ariz., Albert Henry John Wigchert of Phoenix, Ariz., F. Michel Brown of Glendale, Ariz., and Nicholas John Colasacco of New River, Ariz.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,370,722, entitled “Apparatus and method for automatic configuration of lighting controllers” invented by William F. Sims of Murfreesboro, Jason Lien of Murfreesboro, Robert Moore of Goodlettsville and Edwin Moore of Murfreesboro and assigned to Schneider Electric USA, Inc., of Palatine, Ill.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,368,495, entitled “System and method for defining magnetic structures” invented by James Lee Richards of Fayetteville, Larry W. Fullerton of New Hope, Ala., Mark Roberts of Huntsville, Ala., Ryan R. Fechner of Madison, Ala., and Kelly G. Loum of Athens, Ala., and assigned to Correlated Magnetics Research LLC of New Hope, Ala.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,367,985, entitled “Mica board electric resistance wire heater and method of use” invented by James Patrick Lollar of Baxter and assigned to Tutco, Inc., of Cookeville.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,366,986, entitled “Fine fiber electro-spinning equipment, filter media systems and methods” invented by Thomas B. Green of Liberty Township, Ohio, Scotty L. King of Hamilton, Ohio, and Lei Li of West Chester, Ohio, and assigned to CLARCOR Inc. of Franklin.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,365,580, entitled “System and method for automatically judging the sealing effectiveness of a sealed compartment” invented by Michael Stumpf of Seven Mile, Ohio, and assigned to QST Holdings, LLC, of Brentwood.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,370,661, entitled “Budget-based power consumption for application execution on a plurality of compute nodes” invented by Brian E. Smith of Knoxville, Charles J. Archer of Rochester, Minn., Michael A. Blocksome of Rochester, Minn., Amanda E. Peters of Cambridge, Mass., and Joseph D. Ratterman of Seattle, Wash., and assigned to International Business Machines Corporation of Armonk, N.Y.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,369,928, entitled “Data processing system for multi-modality imaging” invented by Michael E. Casey of Louisville, Mark Musrock of Oak Ridge, Nan Zhang of Knoxville, Roger E. Arseneau of Buffalo Grove, Ill., and James Frank Caruba of Bartlett, Ill., and assigned to Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., of Malvern, Pa.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,369,796, entitled “Multi-band tunable frequency reconfigurable antennas using higher order resonances” invented by Songnan Yang of Knoxville, Helen K. Pan of Portland, Or., Debabani Choudhury of Thousand Oaks, Cal., and Vijay K. Nair of Mesa, Ariz., and assigned to Intel Corporation of Santa Clara, Cal.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,369,399, entitled “System and method to combine multiple video streams” invented by Bobby Gintz of Knoxville, Robert G. Palmer, Jr., of Knoxville, Geoffrey Egnal of Bethesda, Md., Rodney Feldman of Herndon, Va., Kyungnam Kim of Herndon, Va., and Bennett Wilburn of Beijing, P.R.C., and assigned to Sony Corporation of Tokyo, Japan.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,368,576, entitled “Pipelined analog-to-digital converter” invented by Franklin Murden of Roan Mountain, Scott Bardsley of Gibsonville, N.C., Eric Siragusa of San Diego, Cal., and Peter Derounian of Greensboro, N.C., and assigned to Analog Devices, Inc., of Norwood, Mass.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,368,561, entitled “Apparatus and method for simulating a vehicle tracking device in a vehicle” invented by Timothy C. Welch of Knoxville and David M. Meyer of Knoxville and assigned to Spireon, Inc., of Knoxville.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,367,100, entitled “Preparation and use of sleeve and micro-encapsulated topical analgesic patch for treating pain” invented by Shane C. Smith of Chattanooga, Joseph Czerwinski of Chattanooga, Don Moak of Chattanooga, Blair Ramey of Chattanooga and Mike Davies of Buford, Ga., and assigned to Chattem, Inc., of Chattanooga.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,366,979, entitled “Robust carbon monolith having hierarchical porosity” invented by Sheng Dai of Knoxville, Georges A. Guiohon of Farragut and Chengdu Liang of Knoxville and assigned to UT-Battelle, LLC, of Oak Ridge and University of Tennessee Research Foundation of Knoxville.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,366,564, entitled “Device for improving a golf swing” invented by Carl Papa of Knoxville.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,365,939, entitled “Ergonomic plastic container and package system” invented by Daniel W. Gamber of Lakeland, Eugene E. Kuhar of Lakeland, Gary W. Price of Columbia and Douglas M. Dygert of Olive Branch, Miss., and assigned to RING Container Technologies of Oakland.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,365,636, entitled “Automatic traction enhancement for a transaxle” invented by Donald Wieber of Bean Station and Koji Irikura of Hyogo, Japan, and assigned to Kanzaki Kokyukoki Mfg. Co., Ltd. of Hyogo, Japan.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,365,336, entitled “Rotatable saw blade for routing through a sewer line” invented by Anthony C. Morris of Oak Ridge.
* U.S. Patent No. D675,412, entitled “Insole” invented by Richard T. Avent of Memphis, Karla Klein of New York, NY, Pamela Curtiss of New York, NY, Brendan Reilly of New York, NY, Theresa Chee of New York, NY, 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. 8,370,165, entitled “Methods and systems for providing an alternative delivery point code” invented by Robert F. Snapp of Memphis, Michael C. Garner of Collierville, James D. Wilson of Collierville and David J. Payne of Collierville and assigned to United States Postal Service of Washington, D.C.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,369,930, entitled “MRI-guided devices and MRI-guided interventional systems that can track and generate dynamic visualizations of the devices in near real time” invented by Kimble L. Jenkins of Memphis, Peter Piferi of Orange, Cal., Kamal Vij of Chandler, Ariz., Daniele Ghidoli of Laguna Hills, Cal., and Jesse Flores of Perris, Cal., and assigned to MRI Interventions, Inc., of Memphis.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,367,912, entitled “Maize variety hybrid X8F933” invented by Joseph D. Anderson of Union City, Thomas Russell Henry of Union City and Terry R. Colbert of Fort Branch, Ind., and assigned to Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc. of Johnston, Iowa.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,366,779, entitled “Expandable implant, instrument, and method” invented by Andrew M. Dickson of Memphis, Danny H. Braddock, Jr., of Germantown, James S. Harrop of Philadelphia, Pa., Dean G. Karaholios of Lake Forest, Ill., Eric A. Potts of Indianapolis, Ind., and Christopher I. Shaffrey of Charlottesville, Va., and assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc., of Warsaw, Ind.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,366,776, entitled “Vertebral implants having predetermined angular correction and method of use” invented by Eric S. Heinz of Memphis and assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc., of Warsaw, Ind.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,366,744, entitled “Apparatus for tissue repair” invented by Raymond A. Bojarski of Attleboro, Mass., George Sikora of Bridgewater, Mass., Paul Alexander Torrie of Marblehead, Mass., and Steven W. Ek of Bolton, Mass., and assigned to Smith & Nephew, Inc., of Memphis.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,366,716, entitled “Constrained acetabular trialing system” invented by Anthony J. Svarczkopf of Cordova and Eric L. Hume of Wynnewood, Pa., and assigned to Wright Medical Technology, Inc., of Arlington.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,365,987, entitled “Pre-allocated negotiable instrument and presentation instrument purchasing and activation systems and methods” invented by Richard Jackman of Collierville, Mark Herrington of Memphis and Mark V. Putman of Memphis and assigned to Money Network Financial, LLC, of Cordova.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,365,422, entitled “Tru-hitchin using dual beam technology and triangulation” invented by Charles Lawrence Ott of Germantown.
Compiled by Matthew C. Cox of intellectual property law firm Waddey & Patterson P.C.