Apparatus, system, and method for launching a granular substance, patent No. 8,196,571, invented by Martin W. Jenson of Smithfield.
Backpack for air extraction from snow, patent No. 8,196,582, invented by Scott A. Ogilvie of Farmington.
Saddle tee, patent No. 8,196,599, invented by Scot Hoskisson of Layton, Tres Wangsgaard of Holladay, and Alan T. Ence of Syracuse, assigned to Orbit Irrigation Products, Inc. of North Salt Lake.
Acoustic- and heat-control device, patent No. 8,196,701, invented by Russell Oliver of Sandy, assigned to OS Inc. of Cheyenne, Wyo.
Self-clearing rasp system for automatic milling apparatus, patent No. 8,196,850, invented by Houshang Rasekhi of Sandy.
Storable intravenous stands, patent No. 8,196,874, invented by Darryl Zitting of Salt Lake City, Jeffrey Valjean Anderson of Salt Lake City, and Carl Ross Wecker of Salt Lake City, assigned to Maxtec, LLC of Salt Lake City.
Bicycle pedal with integrated cable lock, patent No. 8,196,945, invented by Ryan G. Hensley of Sandy State, assigned to Pedal Lock Partnership of Sugar Land, Texas.
Integrated airbag closing and inflator mounting members for inflatable airbag assemblies, patent No. 8,196,952, invented by Bryan Walston of Perry, and Kurt L. Gammill of Layton, assigned to Autoliv ASP, Inc. of Ogden.
Stamped housing linear pretensioner, patent No. 8,196,961, invented by Wendell C. Lane, Jr. of Romeo, Mich., David J. Dziuda of Rochester Hills, Mich., and Randy G. Handrinos of Troy, Mich., assigned to Autoliv ASP, Inc. of Ogden.
Diaphragm pump and related methods, patent No. 8,197,231, invented by Troy J. Orr of Draper, assigned to Purity Solutions LLC of Draper.
Adaptable bi-directional range-of-motion exercise apparatus providing repose configuration, patent No. 8,197,393, invented by Larry Shane Harmon of Park City, assigned to Isopulse, Inc. of Sausalito, Calif.
Vascular access device non-adhering surfaces, patent No. 8,197,452, invented by Weston F. Harding of Lehi, Austin Jason McKinnon of Herriman, Mark A. Crawford of Sandy, Lantao Guo of Draper, Glade H. Howell of Sandy, and David Ou-Yang of Woodbury, assigned to Becton, Dickinson and Company of Franklin Lakes, N.J.
Bioabsorbable coatings of surgical devices, patent No. 8,197,480, invented by Mark B. Roller of New Brunswick, N.J., Joseph Contiliano of Stewartsville, N.J., Kevin L. Cooper of Flemington, N.J., Jo Hays of Logan, and Jenny J. Yuan of Neshanic Station, N.J., assigned to DePuy Mitek, Inc. of Raynham, Mass.
Suture anchor having a suture engaging structure and inserter arrangement, patent No. 8,197,511, invented by M. Todd Miller of San Jose, Calif., Chad Wayne Lewis of Layton, and David Eloy Quinones Morales of Arroyo, Puerto Rico.
Remotely controlled decoking tool used in coke cutting operations, patent No. 8,197,644, invented by Ruben F. Lah of West Jordan, assigned to Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Corporation of Falls Church, Va.
Hydrogel constructs using stereolithography, patent No. 8,197,743, invented by Ryan Wicker of El Paso, Texas, Francisco Medina of El Paso, Texas, Karina Arcaute of El Paso, Texas, Luis Ochoa of El Paso, Texas, Christopher Elkins of Red City, Calif., and Brenda Mann of Salt Lake City, assigned to Keck Graduate Institute of Claremond, Calif.
Methods for cleaning luer connectors, patent No. 8,197,749, invented by Michael W. Howlett of Salt Lake City, and James V. Mercer of West Jordan, assigned to The University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.
Compositions that include a hydrophobic compound and a polyamino acid conjugate, patent No. 8,197,828, invented by Sang Van of San Diego, Calif., Yucheng Song of Salt Lake City, Xinghe Wang of San Diego, Calif., Zheng Hou of San Diego, Calif., Zhongling Feng of San Diego, Calif., Gang Zhao of Vista, Calif., and Lei Yu of Carlsbad, Calif., assigned to Nitto Denko Corporation of Osaka, Japan.
Active electrode for transdermal medicament administration, patent No. 8,197,844, invented by Jamal S. Yanaki of Salt Lake City, assigned to Activatek, Inc. of Salt Lake City.
High aspect ratio trench structures with void-free fill material, patent No. 8,198,196, invented by James J. Murphy of South Jordan, Hui Chen of South Jordan, and Eileen Valdez of South Jordan, assigned to Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation of South Portland, Maine.
Polymer-modified asphalt with a crosslinking agent and methods of preparing, patent No. 8,198,350, invented by Darrell C. Fee of Chesterfield, Mo., Rene Maldonado of Brentwood, Mo., and Enrique E. Romagosa of Holladay, assigned to ICL Performance Products, LP of St. Louis, Mo.
Downhole removable cage with circumferentially disposed instruments, patent No. 8,198,898, invented by David R. Hall of Provo, Paula Turner of Pleasant Grove, and Katie George of Provo, assigned to Schlumberger Technology Corporation of Houston, Texas.
Nickel nanostrand ESD/conductive coating or composite, patent No. 8,199,045, invented by Steven R. Rodgers of South Jordan, Randall W. Nish of Provo, and Jason Jon Vogel of Sandy, assigned to Exelis Inc. of McLean, Va.
Hot swappable computer card carrier, patent No. 8,199,511, invented by Daehwan Kim of Sunnyvale, Calif., and Kiron Malwankar of Saratoga, Calif., assigned to Fusion-io, Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Polymorphic codec system and method, patent No. 8,199,810, invented by Danny L. Mabey of Farmington, Jodie L. Reynolds of Folsom, Calif., Lawrence S. Reznick of Sacramento, Calif., John E. Wilkinson of Carmichael, Calif., and Jack A. Prock of Folsom, Calif., assigned to Interact Devices, Inc. of Folsom, Calif.
Integrated collimator, patent No. 8,199,882, invented by Keith Decker of Pleasant Grove, assigned to Moxtek, Inc. of Orem.
Conferencing system implementing echo cancellation and push-to-talk microphone detection using two-stage frequency filter, patent No. 8,199,927, invented by Emmet Raftery of London, Calif., assigned to ClearOne Communications, Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Mapping of literature onto regions of interest on neurological images, patent No. 8,199,982, invented by Joanna Lynn Fueyo of Brighton, Mass., Robert Lee 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.
Heterogeneous earth models for a reservoir field, patent No. 8,200,465, invented by Roberto Suarez-Rivera of Salt Lake City, David Handwerger of Salt Lake City, Timothy Sodergren of Murray, and Yi-Kun Yang of Salt Lake City, assigned to TerraTek Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Method for prioritizing and presenting recommendations regarding organization's customer care capabilities, patent No. 8,200,527, invented by Cameron Thompson of Lafayette, Colo., Ryan Pellet of Denver, Colo., and Devi Jaspal of Denver, Colo., assigned to Convergys CMG Utah, Inc. of Salt Lake City.
System and method for supporting the utilization of machine learning, patent No. 8,200,610, invented by Robert D. Birch of Orlando, Fla., Brian D. Craig of Oviedo, Fla., Scott A. Irwin of Winter Springs, Fla., and Stephen D. Weagraff of Winter Park, Fla., assigned to Convergys CMG Utah, Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Block-based sparse backup images of file system volumes, patent No. 8,200,637, invented by Russell R. Stringham of Orem, assigned to Symantec Operating Corporation of Mountain View, Calif.
Apparatus, system, and method for facilitating data flow between a first application programming interface and a second application programming interface, patent No. 8,200,742, invented by Robert Kocyan of Malvern, Pa., and Richard Marko of Salt Lake City.
Optimized multi-component co-allocation scheduling with advanced reservations for data transfers and distributed jobs, patent No. 8,200,824, invented by David Brian Jackson of Spanish Fork, assigned to Adaptive Computing Enterprises, Inc. of Provo.
Systems and methods for storing and accessing data stored in a data array, patent No. 8,200,920, invented by Joshua David Dinerstein of West Valley City, John A. Aurich of South Jordan, and Kenneth Victor Steiner of Sandy, assigned to Blue Coat Systems, Inc. of Sunnyvale, Calif.
Methods and systems for creating full backups, patent No. 8,200,926, invented by Russell Stringham of Orem, assigned to Symantec Corporation of Mountain View, Calif.
Tracking of resource utilization during cryptographic transformations, patent No. 8,200,960, invented by Kais Belgaied of Sunnyvale, Calif., Mark C. Powers of Park City, Bhargava K. Yenduri of Santa Clara, Calif., and Darrin P. Johnson of Mountain View, Calif., assigned to Oracle America, Inc. of Redwood Shores, Calif.
Head band wrap component, patent No. D661,499, invented by Scott K. Warner of Lehi, assigned to Semco Plastic Company of St. Louis, Mo.
Extendable beverage stacker base, patent No. D661,556, invented by Scott K. Warner of Lehi, assigned to Semco Plastic Company of St. Louis, Mo.
Head for a galvanic skin treatment device, patent No. D661,811, invented by Scott B. Ferguson of Highland, Dale G. Kern of Hyde Park, James N. Doyle, Jr. of Fort Myers, Fla., and Bruno Gimelli of Zollikofen, Switzerlannd, assigned to NSE Products, Inc. of Provo.
Window buck and method of assembly, patent No. RE43,457, invented by Justin J. Anderson of Mendon, Bruce W. Anderson of Mendon, and Thayne J. Anderson of Mendon, assigned to Justin J. Anderson of Logan.
Everett Robinson, 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.