Patent Patrol: 18 June 2014

In this week’s batch of IP awarded to Tennessee residents and companies: a hip prosthesis, a wireless video surveillance system, and more…

Middle Tennessee

* U.S. Patent No. D707,093, entitled “Protective riser guide for scissors” invented by Jerry Randall Greer of Cookeville.

* U.S. Patent No. 8,754,946, entitled “Wireless video surveillance system and method with two-way locking of input capture devices” invented by Martin A. Renkis of Nashville and assigned to Smartvue Corp. of Nashville.

* U.S. Patent No. 8,754,314, entitled “Remote activated percussion device” invented by William Bachman, III, of Nashville.

* U.S. Patent No. 8,753,609, entitled “Fluid bed meal containing a marker and methods of making” invented by Kerry C. Bush of Brentwood, Stanley J. Konopka of Franklin and Ronald W. Sanda of Nashville and assigned to Advanced Breathe Diagnostics, LLC, of Brentwood.

* U.S. Patent No. 8,753,436, entitled “Oil coalescing device” invented by Houston Hatchett of Nashville and Cody Curtsinger of Franklin, Ky., and assigned to Des-Case Corporation of Goodlettsville.

* U.S. Patent No. 8,753,402, entitled “Modular humeral head resurfacing system” invented by Don Lee of Nashville, Nathan A. Winslow of Warsaw, Ind., Russell Warren of Greenwich, Conn., Kevin T. Stone of Winona Lake, Ind., and Nicholas M. Cordaro of Oceanside, Cal., and assigned to Biomet Manufacturing, LLC of Warsaw, Ind.

East Tennessee

* U.S. Patent No. D707,355, entitled “Connector” invented by Clark F. Bow of Dandridge, and assigned to Medline Industries, Inc., of Mundelein, Ill.

* U.S. Patent No. D707,068, entitled “Side profile of a portion of an examination chair” invented by Ray Wright of Loudon, Chris M. Jamison of West Chester, Ohio, Antonio Belton of Richton Park, Ill, and Dominik J. Beck of Menlo Park, Cal., and assigned to Reliance Medical Products, Inc., of Mason, Ohio.

* U.S. Patent No. 8,756,612, entitled “Send-side matching of data communications messages” invented by Brian E. Smith of Knoxville, Charles J. Archer of Rochester, Minn., Michael A. Blocksome of Rochester, Minn., and Joseph D. Ratterman of Seattle, Wash., and assigned to International Business Machines Corporation of Armonk, N.Y.

* U.S. Patent No. 8,755,992, entitled “System and method for sending air traffic data to users for display” invented by Michael Dayah of Knoxville, Daniel Baker of Houston, Tex., David Cameron McNett of Houston, Tex., Karl Lehenbauer of Houston, Tex., David Chouinard of Brossard, Cal., Jeffrey A. Lawson of Austin, Tex., and Mark L. Duell, Jr. of Houston, Tex., and assigned to FlightAware, LLC, of Houston, Tex.

* U.S. Patent No. 8,754,783, entitled “Estimating parking space occupancy using radio-frequency identification” invented by Dwight Jordan of Niota and assigned to 3M Innovative Properties Company of St. Paul, Minn.

* U.S. Patent No. 8,754,142, 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 Princeton, N.J., and assigned to Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC, of Toledo, Ohio.

* U.S. Patent No. 8,753,534, entitled “Formulation and method for preparing gels comprising hydrous aluminum oxide” invented by Jack L. Collins of Knoxville.

* U.S. Patent No. 8,753,518, entitled “Concentrate treatment system” invented by Dennis A. Brunsell of Knoxville, Charles E. Jensen of Knoxville and Larry E. Beets of Knoxville and assigned to Diversified Technologies Services, Inc., of Knoxville.

* U.S. Patent No. 8,753,062, entitled “Gripper System” invented by John Michael Curotto of Sonoma, Cal., and assigned to The Curotto-Can, LLC, of Chattanooga.


West Tennessee

International Paper Company of Memphis had three patents issued:

1. U.S. Patent No. 8,753,484, entitled “Ligno cellulosic materials and the products made therefrom” invented by Zheng Tan of Atlanta, Ga., Damaris Lorenzoni of Venda Nova do Imigrante, Brazil, Gopal Goyal of Mason, Ohio, and Sen Yang of Nanuet, N.Y.

2. U.S. Patent No. 8,753,477, entitled “BCTMP filtrate recycling system and method” invented by Caifang F. Yin of Mason, Ohio.

3. U.S. Patent No. 8,752,708, entitled “Shipping carton convertible to display configuration” invented by Walter D. Keefe of Carol Stream, Ill.

Smith & Nephew, Inc., of Memphis had two patents issued:

1. U.S. Patent No. 8,753,404, entitled “Hip prostheses” invented by Richard Lambert of Germantown, Terry McLean of Cordova, and David Kelman of Germantown.

2. U.S. Patent No. 8,753,344, entitled “Dynamic orthoscopic sensing” invented by Todd E. Smith of Hopedale, Mass., and Paul R. Duhamel of Groton, Mass.

Other patents naming inventors from West Tennessee:

* U.S. Patent No. 8,754,308, entitled “Maize variety hybrid X18C334” invented by Terry R. Colbert of Dyersburg, Charles Thomas Cunnyngham of Tipton, Ind., and David Walter Whitaker of Narvon, Pa., and assigned to Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., of Johnston, Iowa.

* U.S. Patent No. 8,754,294, entitled “Soybean variety XBP52003” invented by Mark J. Hood of Memphis and assigned to Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., of Johnston, Iowa.

* U.S. Patent No. 8,752,456, entitled “Device for deployment of alternate tool heads” invented by William Andrew Turnbo of Newbern.


Compiled by Matthew C. Cox of intellectual property law firm Waddey & Patterson PC.