Projectiles for marking targets, methods of manufacturing the same, and methods of utilizing the same, patent No. 8,286,557, invented by David W. Endicott of Mendon, Daniel W. Doll of Marriott Slaterville, R. Brad Cragun of Pleasant View, Jared K. Olson of North Ogden, Michael T. Rose of Tremonton, Mark A. Moore of Ogden, James D. Rozanski of Brigham City, and Russell J. George of Pleasant View, assigned to Alliant Techsystems Inc. of Arlington, Va.
Drill bit having rotational cutting elements and method of drilling, patent No. 8,286,735, invented by Craig H. Cooley of Saratoga Springs, Jeffery B. Lund of Cottonwood Heights, and Jair J. Gonzalez of Provo, assigned to US Synthetic Corporation of Orem.
Energy capture and control device, patent No. 8,286,750, invented by Russell Oliver of Sandy, assigned to O.S.S. Holdings, LLC of Murray.
Corrugated flanges for spools and reels, patent No. 8,286,906, invented by C. Robert Ripplinger of Millville, assigned to Sonoco Development, Inc. of Hartsville, S.C.
Utility location shovel, patent No. 8,287,014, invented by Daniel Combe of Clinton.
Tarping system for open-top containers, patent No. 8,287,026, invented by Fred P. Smith of Alpine, and Nathan H. Morrill of Draper, assigned to Smith Patents, L.L.C. of Alpine.
Intervertebral implant with integrated fixation, patent No. 8,287,572, invented by Hyun W. Bae of Santa Monica, Calif., Dylan M. Hushka of Chandler, Ariz., Joshua A. Butters of Chandler, Ariz., Nicholas Slater of Chandler, Ariz., Daniel F. Justin of Logan, and Rick Delamarter of Los Angeles, Calif., assigned to Howmedica Osteonics Corp. of Mahwah, N.J.
Measuring hematocrit and estimating hemoglobin values with a noninvasive, optical blood monitoring system, patent No. 8,287,739, invented by Louis LeeGrande Barrett of West Point, David Wayne Peterson of Clinton, and Kristian Allen Sammann of Murray, assigned to Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. of Waltham, Mass.
Simple emergency power connection switch, patent No. 8,288,890, invented by Gordon W. Young of Salt Lake City.
Hand geometry biometrics on a payment device, patent No. 8,289,136, invented by Blayn W. Beenau of Peoria, Ariz., David S. Bonalle of New Rochelle, N.Y., Seth W. Fields of Taylorsville, William J. Gray of Salt Lake City, Carl Larkin of West Sussix, United Kingdom, Joshua L Montgomery of Orem, and Peter D. Saunders of Salt Lake City, assigned to Xatra Fund MX, LLC of Wilmington, Del.
Devices, systems and method of determining the location of mobile personnel, patent No. 8,289,154, invented by David Kodrin of Trafford, Pa., Lawrence Hutchings of Castro Valley, Calif., Paul Kasameyer of Livermore, Calif., Anthony Mathews of South Weber, and Stephen Jarpe of Prescott Valley, Ariz., assigned to Mine Safety Appliances Company of Cranberry Township, Pa.
Apparatus and method for control of multiple displays, patent No. 8,289,301, invented by James B. Gover of Las Vegas, Nev., and Graham N. Beland of Hyde Park, assigned to Young Electric Sign Company of Salt Lake City.
Quadrilateral finite element mesh coarsening, patent No. 8,289,322, invented by Matthew L. Staten of Pittsburgh, Pa., Mark W. Dewey of Provo, and Steven E. Benzley of Provo, assigned to Sandia Corporation of Albuquerque, N.M.
Systems for measuring properties of a physiological fluid suspension, patent No. 8,289,514, invented by Sivaprasad Sukavaneshvar of Murray, Edward R. Teitel of Houston, Texas, and Syed F. Mohammad of Salt Lake City, assigned to Aggredyne, Inc. of Houston, Texas.
Apparatus, system, and method for power reduction management in a storage device, patent No. 8,289,801, invented by Lance L. Smith of San Jose, Calif., Jeremy Fillingim of Salt Lake City, David Flynn of Sandy, Bill Inskeep of West Valley City, John Strasser of Syracuse, and Jonathan Thatcher of Liberty Lake, assigned to Fusion-IO, Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Waveform-independent contention access in a wireless hub-spoke network using IP packets, patent No. 8,289,985, invented by W. Kyle Unice of Sandy, assigned to L-3 Communications, Corp. of New York, N.Y.
Echo cancellation in a portable conferencing device with externally produced audio, patent No. 8,290,142, invented by David K. Lambert of South Jordan, assigned to ClearOne Communications, Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Quadrilateral/hexahedral finite element mesh coarsening, patent No. 8,290,754, invented by Matthew L. Staten of Pittsburgh, Pa., Mark W. Dewey of Provo, Michael A. Scott of Pflugerville, Texas, and Steven E. Benzley of Provo, assigned to Sandin Corporation of Albuquerque, N.M.
Computer-driven simulator and optimizer for distributed capture implementation, patent No. 8,290,839, invented by Jon Houk of Lake Elmo, Minn., Derek Hayes of Medina, Minn., Doug Balli of Emigration Canyon, Kausik Rajgopal of San Francisco, Calif., John McLeod Stephenson of New York, N.Y., Stephen Kent Ledford of Winterville, Ga., Christopher Gill of Atlanta, Ga., and Choedpong Khannabha of Norcross, Ga., assigned to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. of San Francisco, Calif.
Techniques for remote resource mounting, patent No. 8,290,901, invented by William Robert Whitehead, Jr. of Sandy, and Scott Alan Isaacson of Woodland Hills, assigned to Novell, Inc. of Provo.
Intelligent resource synchronization, patent No. 8,290,906, invented by Nicholas Kushmerick of Seattle, Wash., assigned to Decho Corporation of Pleasant Grove.
Techniques for secure network searching, patent No. 8,291,213, invented by James Gerald Sermersheim of Woodland Hills, and Stephen R. Carter of Spanish Fork, assigned to Novell, Inc. of Provo.
Automatic dependency resolution by identifying similar machine profiles, patent No. 8,291,405, invented by Martin John David Buckley of Sandy, Tambet Ingo of Tartu, Estonia, Jose H. Mercado of Cambridge, Mass., and Carlos Enrique Montero-Luque of Cambridge, Mass., assigned to Novell, Inc. of Provo.
Systems and methods for patching computer programs, patent No. 8,291,407, invented by Mark A. Greenwood of North Sydney, Australia, Randall R. Cook of Springville, Scott G. Hopwood of Pymble, Australia, and Robert P. Palethorpe of North Sydney, Australia, assigned to Symantec Corporation of Mountain View, Calif.
Tenant life cycle management for a software as a service platform, patent No. 8,291,490, invented by Zahid N. Ahmed of Westborough, Mass., Jonathan M. Jensen of American Fork, Juniad Saiyed of Watertown, Mass., Patrick E. Bozeman of Salt Lake City, David Victor Sahagian of Needham, Mass., Richard Perkett of Marshfield, Mass., and Andrew Wilson Homer of Grafton, Mass., assigned to EMC Corporation of Hopkinton, Mass.
Cord holder, patent No. D668,934, invented by Scott K. Warner of Lehi, assigned to Semco Plastic Company of St. Louis, Mo.
Webcam cover, patent No. D669,112, invented by Ron G. Gustaveson of Draper, assigned to Gust Marketing, L.L.C. of Draper.
Eyeglass retainer, patent No. D669,115, invented by Edward Van Lee Kalbach of Nibley, assigned to EK Ekcessories of Nibley.
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.