Apparatuses and methods relating to cooling a subterranean drill bit and/or at least one cutting element during use, patent No. 8,141,656, invented by Kenneth E. Bertagnolli of Sandy, and Scott M. Schmidt of Draper, assigned to US Synthetic Corporation of Orem.
Downhole lubrication system, patent No. 8,141,662, invented by David R. Hall of Provo, Francis Leany of Salem, Michael Beazer of Provo, and Casey Webb of Spanish Fork, assigned to Schlumberger Technology Corporation of Houston, Texas.
System and method for implementing a virtual automated teller machine, patent No. 8,141,776, invented by Scott Isaacson of Woodland Hills, assigned to Oracle International Corporation of Redwood City, Calif.
Apparatus, system, and method for a variable ratio transmission, patent No. 8,142,318, invented by Denis L. Palmer of Brigham City.
Stent removal and repositioning aid and associated method, patent No. 8,142,488, invented by Jason M. Reynolds of Charlotte, N.C., Jeff Reuther of Charlotte, N.C., and Eric K. Mangiardi of Charlotte, N.C., assigned to Merit Medical Systems, Inc. of South Jordan.
Prosthetic valve implantation systems, patent No. 8,142,492, invented by David C. Forster of Los Altos Hills, Calif., Brian Beckey of Woodside, Calif., Brandon Walsh of Syracuse, and Scott Heneveld of Whitmore, Calif., assigned to AorTx, Inc. of Redwood City, Calif.
Nutraceutical composition, patent No. 8,142,823, invented by Rufina Shatkina of Orem, and Sam D. Gurevich of Orem.
Smooth surface morphology chlorate anode coating, patent No. 8,142,898, invented by Richard C. Carlson of Euclid, Ohio, Kenneth L. Hardee of Middlefield, Ohio, Dino F. DiFranco of Mayfield Village, Ohio, and Michael S. Moats of Holladay, assigned to De Nora Tech, Inc. of Chardon, Ohio.
Methods of forming inter-poly dielectric (IPD) layers in power semiconductor devices, patent No. 8,143,123, invented by Thomas E. Grebs of Mountaintop, Pa., Rodney S. Ridley of Mountaintop, Pa., Steven P. Sapp of Felton, Pa., Peter H. Wilson of Wrightwood, Calif., Babak S. Sani of Oakland, Calif., Gary M. Dolny of Mountaintop, Pa., John Mytych of Mohnton, Pa., Becky Losee of Cedar Hills, Adam Selsley of Mountaintop, Pa., and Christopher B. Kocon of Plains, Pa., assigned to Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation of South Portland, Maine.
Methods of making power semiconductor devices with thick bottom oxide layer, patent No. 8,143,124, invented by Ashok Challa of Sandy, Alan Elbanhawy of Hollister, Calif., Dean E. Probst of West Jordan, Steven P. Sapp of Felton, Calif., Peter H. Wilson of Wrightwood, Calif., Babak S. Sani of Oakland, Calif., Becky Losee of Cedar Hills, Robert Herrick of Lehi, James J. Murphy of South Jordan, Gordon K. Madson of Riverton, Bruce D. Marchant of Murray, Christopher B. Kocon of Plains, Pa., and Debra S. Woolsey of Draper, assigned to Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation of South Portland, Maine.
Structure and method for forming a salicide on the gate electrode of a trench-gate FET, patent No. 8,143,125, invented by Robert J. Purtell of West Jordan, and James J. Murphy of South Jordan, assigned to Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation of South Portland, Maine.
Compact thermoacoustic array energy converter, patent No. 8,143,767, invented by Orest G. Symko of Salt Lake City, and Young S. Kwon of Salt Lake City, assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.
Simultaneous acquisitions of spin- and stimulated-echo planar imaging, patent No. 8,143,889, invented by Eun-Kee Jeong of North Salt Lake, Kim Seongeun Choi of Salt Lake City, and Xianfeng Shi of Salt Lake City, assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.
IC with deskewing circuits, patent No. 8,143,915, invented by Brad Hutchings of Provo, assigned to Tabula, Inc. of Santa Clara, Calif.
Multimodal optical imaging, patent No. 8,144,410, invented by Siavash Yazdanfar of Niskayuna, N.Y., Vernon Thomas Jensen of Draper, and Stephen Johnson Lomnes of Philadelphia, Pa., assigned to General Electric Company of Niskayuna, N.Y.
Multimodal optical imaging, patent No. 8,144,411, invented by Siavash Yazdanfar of Niskayuna, N.Y., Vernon Thomas Jensen of Draper, and Stephen Johnson Lomnes of Philadelphia, Pa., assigned to General Electric Company of Niskayuna, N.Y.
Techniques for distributed testing, patent No. 8,145,450, invented by Jeremy Ray Brown of Orem, and Lloyd Leon Burch of Payson, assigned to Novell, Inc. of Provo.
Patient problem data structure and processing system, patent No. 8,145,506, invented by Robert Emmons Haskell of Chester Springs, Pa., Susan Annette Matney of Woods Cross, Carmela Anne Couderc of West Chester, Pa., Mary Ellen Dlugos of King of Prussia, Pa., and Rebecca Rae DaDamio of Sinking Spring, Pa., assigned to Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. of Malvern, Pa.
Method and mechanism for vending digital content, patent No. 8,145,570, invented by Robert Drew Major of Orem, Stephen R. Carter of Spanish Fork, and Hilarie Orman of Woodland Hills, assigned to Novell Intellectual Property Holdings, Inc. of Seattle, Wash.
Synthetic events for real time patient analysis, patent No. 8,145,582, invented by Robert L. Angell of Salt Lake City, Robert R. Friedlander of Southbury, Conn., and James R. Kraemer of Santa Fe, N.M., assigned to International Business Machines Corporation of Armonk, N.Y.
Tools and techniques for original digital files, patent No. 8,145,688, invented by Mark L. Reynolds of Provo.
Techniques for random bit generation, patent No. 8,145,691, invented by Gosukonda Naga Venkata Satya Sudhakar of Bangalore, India, assigned to Novell Inc. of Provo.
System and method for dispensing E-care, patent No. 8,145,713, invented by Scott A. Irwin of Winter Springs, Fla., Robert D. Birch of Orlando, Fla., and Stephen D. Weagraff of Orlando, Fla., assigned to Convergys CMG Utah, Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Method and system for transitioning streamed digital video content between stream servers in a digital video network, patent No. 8,145,778, invented by John Pickens of Newark, Calif., Hoi-Tauw Chou of San Ramon, Calif., W. Paul Sherer of Danville, Calif., Howard Davis of Salem, and Kevin Kingdon of Hayward, Calif., assigned to Cisco Technology, Inc. of San Jose, Calif.
System and method for automatic provisioning of onsite networking services, patent No. 8,145,798, invented by Michael L. Buck of Payson, and Richard D. Jones of Elk Ridge, assigned to Novell, Inc. of Provo.
Fencing management in clusters, patent No. 8,145,938, invented by Prashant Kumar Gupta of Bangalore, India, assigned to Novell Inc. of Provo.
Systems and methods for customizing boot disk images using prioritization, patent No. 8,146,076, invented by Ken H. Shumway of Orem, and J. Dan Broadhead of Salt Lake City, assigned to Symantec Corporation of Mountain View, Calif.
Tessellated virtual machines conditionally linked for common computing goals, patent No. 8,146,080, invented by Stephen R. Carter of Spanish Fork, and Carolyn B. McClain of Springville, assigned to Novell, Inc. of Provo.
Shoe tread, patent No. D656,305, invented by Kenneth Golden Harper of Orem, assigned to Icon IP, Inc. of Logan.
Auto-arresting safety device, patent No. D656,686, invented by William M. Decker of Salt Lake City, Phillip A. Rawlings of Salt Lake City, Russell L. Margetts of Murray, John W. Pos of Holladay, and Mathew L. Luntz of Salt Lake City, assigned to LynRus Aluminum Products, LLC of Salt Lake City.
Dual fault safe and arm device, adaptive structures therewith and safety and reliability features therefor, patent No. 8,141,490, invented by Derek R. DeVries of Farr West, Brent D. Madsen of Providence, and Scott R. Jamison of River Heights, assigned to Alliant Techsystems Inc. of Minneapolis, Minn.
Everett Robinson, who is an attorney registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, compiles this list weekly for the Salt Lake Tribune. Robinson can be reached at 801-649-5858. For more patents, see the Money page at sltrib.com, go to Sections on the left-hand side and click Patents.