Microbial scrubbing device, patent No. 8,336,151, invented by Marshall Kerr of Carlsbad, Calif., Michael J. Vaillancourt of Chester, N.J., and Catherine C. Breiter of Holladay, assigned to C. R. Bard Inc. of Murray Hill, N.J.
Insert for a microbial scrubbing device, patent No. 8,336,152, invented by Michael J. Vaillancourt of Chester, N.J., Marshall Kerr of Carlsbad, Calif., and Jeffrey D. Bright of Stansbury Park, assigned to C. R. Bard Inc. of Murray Hill, N.J.
Apparatus, system and method for maintaining part orientation during manufacturing, patent No. 8,336,200, invented by Bart J. Storrs of Highland, and Michael A. Griffin of American Fork, assigned to SG Design Technologies of Highland.
Wristband and clasp therefor, patent No. 8,336,239, invented by Robert McDermott of Sandy, Adam Preisach of Saugus, Calif., Andrew Bishop of Dana Point, Calif., Tracey Carpentier of Castaic, Calif., and Karen Joseph of Encino, Calif., assigned to St. John Companies Inc. of Valencia, Calif.
Pivoting center conveyor for draper platform, patent No. 8,336,280, invented by Benjamin M. Lovett of Colona, Ill., Benjamin J. Schlesser of Bettendorf, Iowa, Bruce A. Coers of Hillsdale, Ill., and Austin William Hughes of Kaysville, assigned to Deere & Company of Moline, Ill.
Spherical three degrees of freedom platform, patent No. 8,336,421, invented by Craig Lusk of Lutz, Fla., and Larry L. Howell of Orem, assigned to Brigham Young University of Provo.
Method and system for vertically aligning a movable partition, patent No. 8,336,597, invented by Mark B. Laraway of West Jordan, William Michael Coleman of Salt Lake City, Evan Easton of Aurora, Colo., and Mike Draper of West Valley City, assigned to Won-Door Corp. of Salt Lake City.
Energy-efficient, low-emissions shale oil recovery process, patent No. 8,336,621, invented by James W. Bunger of Salt Lake City, Christopher P. Russell of Salt Lake City, and Donald E. Cogswell of Salt Lake City, assigned to JWBA Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Sonic drill bits and sonic drilling systems, patent No. 8,336,647, invented by Thomas J. Oothoudt of Little Falls, Minn., assigned to Longyear TM Inc. of South Jordan.
Drill bit for earth boring, patent No. 8,336,649, invented by Mark L. Jones of Draper, Kenneth M. Curry of South Jordan, and Jeffery T. Ross of Salt Lake City, assigned to Atlas Copco Secoroc LLC of Grand Prairie, Texas.
Adaptive seatbelt apparatus, patent No. 8,336,663, invented by Michael R. Schramm of Perry.
Fraud control when granting instant credit, patent No. 8,336,764, invented by Stacey J. Crawford of Murray, Danielle M. Crop of Phoenix, Ariz., Glade R. Erikson of Glendale, Ariz., Kristin H. Gomes of State College, Pa., and Sejal D. Vora of Scarsdale, N.Y., assigned to American Express Travel Related Services Company Inc. of New York, N.Y.
Graphical code readers that provide sequenced illumination for glare reduction, patent No. 8,336,778, invented by George Powell of Sandy, Paul Hepworth of Riverton, Ryan Hyde of Draper, and Ryan Hoobler of Salt Lake City, assigned to The Code Corp. of Bluffdale.
Multifunction binding system, patent No. 8,336,903, invented by Douglas K. Furr of Orem, Brady S. Fox of Orem, and Matthew E. Miller of Provo, assigned to Miller Sport International LLC of Provo.
Structure, including an item that moves vertically, patent No. 8,336,940, invented by C. Martin Rasmussen of Fruit Heights, assigned to Lippert Components Inc. of Goshen, Ind.
Modular surgical laser systems, patent No. 8,337,097, invented by Densen Cao of Sandy.
Socket for surface mount module, patent No. 8,337,217, invented by John Clark Roberts of Cedar Hills, assigned to Digi International Inc. of Minnetonka, Minn.
Methods and apparatus for increasing enjoyment and/or realism in video games by introducing one or more reality TV show features, patent No. 8,337,312, invented by David A Jones of Salt Lake City.
Systems and methods for providing a conventional integrated catheter with universal grip, patent No. 8,337,461, invented by Jonathan Karl Burkholz of Salt Lake City, assigned to Becton, Dickinson and Co. of Franklin Lakes, N.J.
Vascular access ports and related methods, patent No. 8,337,464, invented by Nathaniel P. Young of Salt Lake City, G. Doug Smith of Sandy, Mark A. Crawford of Sandy, and Randall K. Jones of Murray, assigned to Vital Access Corp. of Salt Lake City.
Subcutaneous vascular access ports and related systems, methods and implantation features, patent No.. 8,337,465, invented by Nathaniel P. Young of Salt Lake City, Trent J. Perry of Kaysville, Duane D. Blatter of Salt Lake City, Christopher M. Phillips of Salt Lake City, Mark A. Crawford of Sandy, G. Doug Smith of Sandy, and Steven Johnson of Lehi, assigned to Vital Access Corp. of Salt Lake City.
Corporeal drainage system, patent No. 8,337,475, invented by Mark A. Christensen of Salt Lake City, Steven M. Smith of Salt Lake City, Jim C. Beasley of Sandy, and Kelly B. Powers of North Salt Lake City, assigned to C. R. Bard Inc. of Murray Hill, N.J.
Vascular access device chamber replacement, patent No. 8,337,483, invented by Weston F. Harding of Lehi, Dinesh S. Kommireddy of Tarrytown, N.Y., Mark A. Crawford of Sandy, and S. Ray Isaacson of Roy, assigned to Becton, Dickinson and Co. of Franklin Lakes, N.J.
Proximally trimmable catheter, including pre-attached bifurcation and related methods, patent No. 8,337,484, invented by Daniel B. Blanchard of Bountiful, assigned to C. R. Band Inc. of Murray Hill, N.J.
Systems and methods for providing a bone-milling device, patent No. 8,337,498, invented by G. Lynn Rasmussen of Salt Lake City.
Efficient lamination press with flexible platens, patent No. 8,337,652, invented by Matthew B. Laker of West Valley City, and Raymond L. Goodson of Sandy, assigned to 3form Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Electrochemical cell comprising ionically conductive membrane and porous multiphase electrode, patent No. 8,338,038, invented by W. Grover Coors of San Diego, Calif., John Howard Gordon of Salt Lake City, and Sophie Gisele Menzer of Lakewood, Colo., assigned to Ceramatec Inc of Salt Lake City.
Shield contacts in a shielded gate MOSFET, patent No. 8,338,285, invented by Dixie Dunn of Salt Lake City, Paul Thorup of West Jordan, Dean E. Probst of West Jordan, and Michael D. Gruenhagen of Salt Lake City, assigned to Fairchild Semiconductor Corp. of South Portland, Maine.
Identification and localization of explosives and other material, patent No. 8,338,793, invented by Raymond DeVito of North Logan, assigned to Utah State University of Logan.
Semiconductor device with (110)-oriented silicon, patent No. 8,338,886, invented by Qi Wang of Sandy, Minhua Li of Sandy, and Yuri Sokolov of Sandy, assigned to Fairchild Semiconductor Corp. of South Portland, Maine.
Dynamic composite gradient systems for MRI, patent No. 8,339,138, invented by Dennis Lee Parker of Centerville, John Rock Hadley of Centerville, and Kenneth Craig Goodrich of Salt Lake City, assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.
Methods and systems for measuring performance of a noise-cancellation system, patent No. 8,340,318, invented by David C. Copley of Peoria, Ill., Benjamin Mahonri Faber of Spanish Fork, and Scott D. Sommerfeldt of Mapleton, assigned to Caterpillar Inc. of Peoria, Ill.
Hearing aid noise-reduction method, system and apparatus, patent No. 8,340,333, invented by Gerald Wilson of South Jordan, assigned to Sonic Innovations Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Enhanced electronic assembly, patent No. 8,340,857, invented by Dario G. Brisighella, Jr. of North Logan, Stephen Bogdan of Huntington Woods, Mich., William M. Leach of West Bloomfield, Mich., Jeffrey T. Kida of Layton, and Richard Rakes, Jr. of Milan, Mich., assigned to Autoliv ASP Inc. of Ogden.
Automatic overdraft attached to prepaid debit card accounts, patent No. 8,341,076, invented by T. Clay Wilkes of North Salt Lake, assigned to Galileo Processing Inc. of Salt Lake City.
End-to-end secure payment processes, patent No. 8,341,086, invented by Gary B. Goodrich of Alpine, Gregori Pesci of Cedar Hills, Bryce Weldon Thacker of Alpine, and Wayne William Peck of Sandy, assigned to ProPay Inc. of Orem.
Real estate management system and method, patent No. 8,341,089, invented by James S. Fassio of Pleasanton, Calif., David C. Jones of Sandy, Gary D. Scott of Pleasanton, Calif., Glen Boyer of Pleasanton, Calif., Charlene Iverson of Pleasanton, Calif., and Larry Haller of Pleasanton, Calif., assigned to Ross Stores Inc. of Pleasanton, Calif.
Item customization by tailored intergenerational historic snapshots, patent No. 8,341,139, invented by John W. Ogilvie of Salt Lake City, and Kristy Lyn Ogilvie of Salt Lake City.
Mechanisms to support multiple name space aware projects, patent No. 8,341,190, invented by Lee Edward Lowry of Orem, Volker Gunnar Scheuber-Heinz of Pleasant Grove, William Street of Orem, Brent Thurgood of Spanish Fork, Rajesh Vasudevan of Sandy, Ryan Cox of Provo, and Stephen R. Carter of Spanish Fork, assigned to EMC Corp. of Hopkinton, Mass.
ASP for web analytics, including a real-time segmentation workbench, patent No. 8,341,259, invented by Brett M. Error of Orem, assigned to Adobe Systems Inc. of San Jose, Calif.
Systems and methods for efficiently using network bandwidth to deploy dependencies of a software package, patent No. 8,341,622, invented by David A. Eatough of Herriman, assigned to Crimson Corp. of Dover, Del.
System and method of providing a fixed-time offset based dedicated co-allocation of a common resource set, patent No. 8,341,634, invented by David Brian Jackson of Spanish Fork, assigned to Adaptive Computing Enterprises Inc. of Provo.
Automatic virtualization based on user-defined criteria, patent No. 8,341,648, invented by Randall R. Cook of Springville, assigned to Symantec Corp. of Mountain View, Calif.
Systems and methods for authenticating credentials for management of a client, patent No. 8,341,708, invented by David A. Eatough of Herriman, and Alan B. Butt of Orem, assigned to Crimson Corp. of Dover, Del.
Jeans, patent No. D672,936, invented by Luana Hutton of Park City.
Headphone, patent No. D673,136, invented by Peter M. Kelly of Park City, Daniel A. Levine of Newport Beach, Calif., and Donald C. Stiff of Park City, assigned to Skullcandy Inc. of Park City.
Headphone, patent No. D673,140, invented by Peter M. Kelly of Park City, Daniel A. Levine of Newport Beach, Calif., and Donald C. Stiff of Park City, assigned to Skullcandy Inc. of Park City.
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.