Smartvue Corp. of Nashville had three patents issued:
1. U.S. Patent No. 8,752,106, entitled “Mesh networked video and sensor surveillance system and method for wireless mesh networked sensors” invented by Martin A. Renkis of Nashville.
2. U.S. Patent No. 8,750,513, entitled “Video surveillance system and method for self-configuring network” invented by Martin A. Renkis of Nashville.
3. U.S. Patent No. 8,750,509, entitled “Wireless surveillance system releasably mountable to track lighting” invented by Martin Renkis of Nashville.
Nissan North America, Inc., of Franklin had three patents issued:
1. U.S. Patent No. 8,751,082, entitled “System and method of in-situ diagnosis of fuel cell health during vehicle operation” invented by Taehee Han of Farmington Hills, Mich., Ellazar V. Niangar of Farmington Hills, Mich., Nilesh Dale of Farmington Hills, Mich., and Kevork Adjemian of Birmingham, Mich.
2. U.S. Patent No. 8,746,799, entitled “Headrest support rod” invented by Jeffrey Dumont of Royal Oak, Mich.
3. U.S. Patent No. 8,745,835, entitled “Lock striker alignment check fixture” invented by Charles Cutting of Taylor, Mich., and Mark Brian of Madison, Miss.
Vanderbilt University of Nashville had three patents issued:
7. U.S. Patent No. 8,748,381, entitled “Compositions and methods for the treatment of disorders involving epithelial cell apoptosis” invented by Fang Yan of Nashville and D. Brent Polk of Los Angeles, Cal.
8. U.S. Patent No. 8,747,801, entitled “Broad-emission nanocrystals and methods of making and using same” invented by Michael J. Bowers of Nashville, James R. McBride of Nashville and Sandra J. Rosenthal of Nashville.
9. U.S. Patent No. 8,747,345, entitled “Percutaneous collateral bypass” invented by Joseph G. Salloum of Nashville.
Other patents naming inventors from Middle Tennessee:
* U.S. Patent No. 8,752,114, entitled “MoCA gateway splitter” invented by Daniel D. Deutmeyer of Manchester, Brian J. Shapson of Millstone Township, N.J., Jay F. Shapson of Millstone Township, N.J., Matthew M. Shapson of Robbinsville, N.J., Rong Hui Li of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Robert Romerein of Peterborough, Can., and assigned to Extreme Broadband Engineering, LLC, of Millstone Township, N.J.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,748,125, entitled “Diacylhydrazine ligands for modulating the expression of exogenous genes in mammalian systems via an ecdysone receptor complex” invented by Orestes Chortyk of Thompson Station, Robert Eugene Hormann of Melrose Park, Pa., Colin M. Tice of Elkins Park, Pa., Howard Smith of Lansdowne, Pa., and Thomas Meteyer of Lansdale, Pa., and assigned to Intrexon Corporation of Blacksburg, Va.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,747,872, entitled “Nanoemulsion therapeutic compositions and methods of using the same” invented by Shraddha Nigavekar of Franklin, James R. Baker of Ann Arbor, Mich., Sivaprakash Rathinavelu of Naperville, Ill., Paul E. Makidon of Webberville, Mich., and John J. LiPuma of Ann Arbor, Mich., and assigned to The Regents of the University of Michigan of Ann Arbor, Mich.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,747,533, entitled “Systems and methods to determine fouling in a gas turbine filter” invented by Sanji Ekanayake of Mableton, Ga., and Alston I. Scipio of Mableton, Ga., and assigned to BHA Altair, LLC, of Franklin.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,747,452, entitled “Stent having a multiplicity of undulating longitudinals” invented by Tim A. Fischell of Nashville, Robert E. Fischell of Dayton, Md., and David R. Fischell of Fair Haven, N.J.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,747,425, entitled “Percutaneous vein removal device” invented by Chris Genau of Seattle, Wash., Edward M. Boyle of Bend, Ore., Andrew Jones of Bend, Ore., John F. Harris of Medina, Wash., Andrew D. Firlik of Darien, Conn., and Navroze S. Mehta of Boca Raton, Fla., and assigned to VenX, LLC, of Nashville.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,746,924, entitled “Illumination system with illumination shield” invented by Amir Shirkhodaie of Nashville, Robert Moriarty of Greenwood, Ind., and Kong Ma of Carmel, Ind., and assigned to Rolls-Royce Corp. of Indianapolis, Ind.
* U.S. Patent No. 8,746,496, entitled “Beverage container closure” invented by Randy Sims of Franklin and Tyler Sean Gilbert of Bellevue, Wash., and assigned to Pacific Market International, LLC, of Seattle, Wash.
UT-Battelle, LLC, of Oak Ridge had five patents issued:
1. U.S. Patent No. 8,752,211, entitled “Real space mapping of oxygen vacancy diffusion and electrochemical transformations by hysteretic current reversal curve measurements” invented by Sergei V. Kalinin of Knoxville, Nina Balke of Knoxville, Albina Y. Borisevich of Knoxville, Stephen Jesse of Knoxville, Petro Maksymovych of Knoxville, Evgheni Strelcov of Oak Ridge and Yunseok Kim of Guyeonggi-do, Korea.
2. U.S. Patent No. 8,748,537, entitled “Lignin-derived thermoplastic co-polymers and methods of preparation” invented by Amit K. Naskar of Knoxville, Tomonori Saito of Knoxville, Joseph M. Pickel of Knoxville, Frederick S. Baker of Oak Ridge, Claude Clifford Eberle of Knoxville, Robert E. Norris of Knoxville and Jonathan Richard Mielenz of Rockwood.
3. U.S. Patent No. 8,748,350, entitled “Chemical solution seed layer for rabits tapes” invented by Amit Goyal of Knoxville, Mariappan Paranthaman of Knoxville and Sung-Hun Wee of Knoxville (and also assigned to University of Tennessee Research Center of Knoxville).
4. U.S. Patent No. 8,748,349, entitled “Buffer layers for REBCO films for use in superconducting devices” invented by Amit Goyal of Knoxville and Sung-Hun Wee of Knoxville (and also assigned to University of Tennessee Research Center of Knoxville).
5. U.S. Patent No. 8,747,790, entitled “Advanced dry head-end reprocessing of light water reactor spent nuclear fuel” invented by Emory D. Collins of Knoxville, Guillermo D. Delcul of Powell, Rodney D. Hunt of Harriman, Jared A. Johnson of Knoxville and Barry B. Spencer of Knoxville.
Other patents naming inventors from East Tennessee:
* U.S. Patent No. D706,669, entitled “Emblem for an installation surface or the like” invented by Pamela A. Jones of Louisville.
* U.S. Patent No. D706,605, entitled “Knife” invented by Yang-Fu Cheng of Taipei, Taiwan, and assigned to Taylor Brands, LLC of Kingsport.
* U.S. Patent No. D706,577, entitled “Cooking grill” invented by Samuel Harward of Knoxville, Michael Rutherford of Duff, Richard W. Funnell, II of Huntington Beach, Cal., and Graham Sadtler of Huntington Beach, Cal., and assigned to BSH Home Appliances Corporation of Irvine, Cal.
* U.S. Patent No. D706,565, entitled “Portion of an examination chair” invented by Ray Wright of Loudon, Chris M. Jamison of West Chester, Ohio, Antonio Belton of Richton Park,