Flue tuning and emissions savings system, patent No. 8,191,546, invented by Grady L. Romine of Littleton, Colo., Ronald E. McQueen of Park City, and Gerald R. Bivens, Sr. of Broomfield, Colo.
Sensor on a formation engaging member of a drill bit, patent No. 8,191,651, invented by David R. Hall of Provo, Francis Leany of Salem, Scott Woolston of Provo, and Daniel Manwill of Provo.
Tacky block and method for elevating laptops, patent No. 8,191,852, invented by Alan J. Wheatley of Draper, assigned to American Covers, Inc. of Bluffdale.
Folding, re-configurable, expandable, multi purpose, portable, utility trailer, patent No. 8,191,921, invented by Ryan P. Hyde of Lehi, assigned to RPH Engineering of Lehi.
Dynamic safety vent, patent No. 8,191,925, invented by Jeffrey D. Williams of Roy, assigned to Autoliv ASP, Inc. of Ogden.
Inflatable airbag assembly with an airbag housing vent panel, patent No. 8,191,926, invented by David W. Schneider of Waterford, Mich., assigned to Autoliv ASP, Inc. of Ogden.
Liquid cooled inflator, patent No. 8,191,927, invented by Michael P. Jordan of South Weber, Scott A. Jackson of Centerville, and Matthew A. Cox of Centerville, assigned to Autoliv ASP, Inc. of Ogden.
Expandable blunt arrow point apparatus and methods, patent No. 8,192,310, invented by H. Jason Harris of Stansbury Park, and Ross M. Hinschberger of West Valley City, assigned to Easton Technical Products, Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Assisted-resistance-control, free-form, exercise apparatus and method, patent No. 8,192,337, invented by Heather L. Birch of Salt Lake City, and S. Dale McNeese of Salt Lake City, assigned to Heather L. Birch of Salt Lake City.
Interspinous process spacers, patent No. 8,192,465, invented by Thomas Wade Fallin of Hyde Park, Joshua A. Butters of Chandler, Ariz., and Greta Jo Hays of Logan, assigned to MedicineLodge. Inc. of Logan.
Cross connector, patent No. 8,192,467, invented by Brent A. Felix of Sandy, and Christian L. Lauridsen of Woodland Hills, assigned to Innovasis, Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Implantable therapeutic appliance for the cochlea, patent No. 8,192,488, invented by S. George Lesinski of Cincinati, Ohio, Armand P. Neukermans of Portola Valley, Calif., Richard L. Grant of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Kevyn Irving of Mason, Ohio, assigned to Otokinetics Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Prosthetic knee with gravity-activated lock, patent No. 8,192,501, invented by Peter Kapelke of Salt Lake City, assigned to Shriners Hospital for Children of Tampa, Fla.
Non-toxic percussion primers and methods of preparing the same, patent No. 8,192,568, invented by Jack Erickson of Andover, Minn., Joel Lee Sandstrom of Corcoran, Minn., Gene Johnston of Radford, Va., Neal Norris of Lewiston, Idaho, Patrick Braun of Clarkston, Wash., Reed Blau of Richmond, Lisa Spendlove Liu of Layton, and Rachel Hendrika Newell of Ogden, assigned to Alliant Techsystems Inc. of Minneapolis, Minn.
Base oil slate prepared from a waxy feed, patent No. 8,192,612, invented by John M. Rosenbaum of Richmond, Calif., Brent K. Lok of San Francisco, Calif., Philip E. Quinnett of Gardena, Calif., and Christopher Allen Simmons of Park City, assigned to Chevron U.S.A. Inc. of San Ramon, Calif.
Wastewater chemical/biological treatment method for open water discharge, patent No. 8,192,626, invented by Marcus G. Theodore of Salt Lake City, and Larry P. Wardle of Bountiful, assigned to Earth Renaissance Technologies, LLC of Salt Lake City.
Data storage media containing carbon and metal layers, patent No. 8,192,820, invented by Matthew C. Asplund of Provo, Robert C. Davis of Provo, Douglas P. Hansen of Spanish Fork, Matthew R. Linford of Orem, Barry M. Lunt of Provo, Travis L. Niederhauser of Provo, Raymond T. Perkins of Orem, and Mark O. Worthington of Montrose, Calif., assigned to Brigham Young University of Provo.
Pyrimidine compounds, patent No. 8,193,206, invented by Chi-Feng Yen of Taipei County, Taiwan, Cheng-Kung Hu of Hsinchu, Taiwan, Ming-Chen Chou of Taipei, Taiwan, Chen-Tso Tseng of Taipei, Taiwan, Chien-Huang Wu of Taipei County, Taiwan, Ying-Huey Huang of Changhua, Taiwan, Shu-Jen Chen of Taipei, Taiwan, and Chi-Hsin Richard King of Holladay, assigned to TaiGen Biotechnology Co., Ltd. of Taipei, Taiwan.
Synchronous buck converter using shielded gate field effect transistors, patent No. 8,193,570, invented by Steven Sapp of Felton, Calif., Ashok Challa of Sandy, and Christopher B. Kocon of Mountaintop, Pa., assigned to Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation of South Portland, Maine.
Trench-based power semiconductor devices with increased breakdown voltage characteristics, patent No. 8,193,581, invented by Joseph A. Yedinak of Mountain Top, Pa., Dean E. Probst of West Jordan, Ashok Challa of Sandy, and Daniel Calafut of San Jose, Calif., assigned to Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation of South Portland, Maine.
High power rotary device, patent No. 8,193,669, invented by Robert A. Palmer, Jr. of Fordland, Mo., and Denis L. Palmer of Brigham City, assigned to Millennial Research Corporation of Bixby, Ok. Reduction of the effect of AVDD power supply variation on gamma reference voltages and the ability to compensate for manufacturing variations, patent No. 8,194,015, invented by Richard V. Orlando of Los Gatos, Calif., and Trevor A. Blyth of Sandy, assigned to Alta Analog, Inc. of San Jose, Calif.
Method and system for measuring position on surface capacitance touch panel using a flying capacitor, patent No. 8,194,046, invented by Jared G. Bytheway of Sandy, and Keith L. Paulsen of Centerville, assigned to Cirque Corporation of Salt Lake City.
Hexahedral finite element mesh coarsening using pillowing technique, patent No. 8,194,068, invented by Matthew L. Staten of Pittsburgh, Pa., Adam C. Woodbury of Provo, Steven E. Benzley of Provo, and Jason F. Shepherd of Edgewood, N.M., assigned to Sandia Corporation of Albuquerque, N.M.
Directional access network control system and method, patent No.8,194,573, invented by Patrick J. Smith of Salt Lake City, Michael J. Hurst of South Jordan, Daniel G. Watt of West Jordan, and Dennis C. Pulsipher of Farmington, assigned to L-3 Communications, Corp. of New York, N.Y.
Link-based DVR scheduling with conflict resolution, patent No. 8,195,035, invented by Kulvir S. Bhogal of Pflugerville, Texas, Gregory J. Boss of American Fork, Rick A. Hamilton, II of Charlottesville, Va., and Brian M. O'Connell of Cary, N.C., assigned to International Business Machines Corporation of Armonk, N.Y.
Apparatus, system, and method for integrated phase shifting and amplitude control of phased array signals, patent No. 8,195,118, invented by Karl F. Warnick of Spanish Fork, assigned to Linear Signal, Inc. of Spanish Fork.
Multiple driver occupied passenger vehicles transporter system, patent No. 8,195,382, invented by William R. Bowen of Holladay, Reid G. Oliver of Salt Lake City, and David Ware of Glen Ellyn, Ill., assigned to Clean Transport of Chicago, Ill.
Identifying customer behavioral types from a continuous video stream for use in optimizing loss leader merchandizing, patent No. 8,195,499, invented by Robert Lee Angell of Salt Lake City, and James R. Kraemer of Santa Fe, N.M., assigned to International Business Machines Corporation of Armonk, N.Y.
System and method for setting up a pre-authorization record, patent No. 8,195,574, invented by Hans D. Buehler of Salt Lake City, and Jonathan B. Wells of Park City, assigned to American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. of New York, N.Y.
Apparatus, system, and method for efficient mapping of virtual and physical addresses, patent No. 8,195,912, invented by David Flynn of Sandy, Michael Zappe of Wheat Ridge, Colo., John Strasser of Syracuse, David Atkisson of Draper, and Jonathan Thatcher of Lehi, assigned to Fusion-IO, Inc of Salt Lake City.
Apparatus, system, and method for detecting and replacing failed data storage, patent No. 8,195,978, invented by David Flynn of Sandy, Jonathan Thatcher of Lehi, Joshua Aune of South Jordan, Jeremy Fillingim of Salt Lake City, Bill Inskeep of West Valley City, John Strasser of Syracuse, and Kevin Vigor of Salt Lake City, assigned to Fusion-IO. Inc. of Salt Lake City.
System and method for comparing and reviewing documents, patent No. 8,196,030, invented by Lever Wang of Cupertino, Calif., Glenn Ricart of Salt Lake City, Cynthia Ann Thompson of Menlo Park, Calif., Keith Wishon of Los Angeles, Calif., and Sheldon Laube of Los Altos, Calif., assigned to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP of New York, N.Y.
Associating website clicks with links on a web page, patent No. 8,196,048, invented by Brett M. Error of Orem, Christopher Reid Error of Pleasant Grove, and Richard Zinn of Saratoga Springs, assigned to Adobe Systems Incorporated of San Jose, Calif.
Coordinating credentials across disparate credential stores, patent No. 8,196,191, invented by James M. Norman of Pleasant Grove, Cameron Mashayekhi of Salt Lake City, and Karl E. Ford of Highland.
Base handbag for use with interchangeable cover, patent No. D661,089, invented by Christian J. Seegmiller of Riverton, Corbin B. Church of Salt Lake City, and Jennie Platt of Sandy, assigned to Miche Bag, LLC of South Jordan.
Eyeglasses, patent No. D661,336, invented by Bruce Raile of Park City, assigned to Sun Optics, Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Eyeglasses, patent No. D661,337, invented by Bruce Raile of Park City, assigned to Sun Optics, Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Eyeglasses, patent No. D661,338, invented by Bruce Raile of Park City, assigned to Sun Optics, Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Lip balm spinner, patent No. D661,431, invented by Denise Bagley of Herriman, assigned to Prime Global Enterprises, LLC of Herriman.
Everett Robinson, who is an attorney registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, compiles this list weekly for The Salt Lake Tribune. Mr. 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.