Umbrella anchorage and accessories, patent No. 8,371,319, invented by Melissa Jane Meibos of North Logan, and David W. Meibos of North Logan.
Feed mechanism for drilling systems, patent No. 8,371,397, invented by Neil James Roberts of Johannesburg, South Africa, assigned to Longyear TM Inc. of South Jordan.
Downhole tool actuation, patent No. 8,371,400, invented by David R. Hall of Provo, Scott Dahlgren of Alpine, and Jonathan Marshall of Provo, assigned to Schlumberger Technology Corp. of Houston, Texas.
Modular panel mounting systems, patent No. 8,371,460, invented by Venugopal R. Ghatikar of Salt Lake City, William Gatti of Sandy, Michael Damen of Rochetoirin, France, and Guillaume Martin of Rochetoirin, France, assigned to 3form Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Dumpster lid opener, patent No. 8,371,557, invented by Frank Buck of Layton.
Rupture feature for inflator of vehicle airbag, patent No. 8,371,611, invented by Anthony M. Young of Malad, Idaho, Andrew J. Young of Brigham City, and Kurt L. Gamill of Layton, assigned to Autoliv ASP Inc. of Ogden.
Inflatable airbag assemblies with lateral and longitudinal tethers, patent No. 8,371,612, invented by Jeffrey D. Williams of Roy, assigned to Autoliv ASP Inc. of Ogden.
Systems for improved fluid flows through a turbine, patent No. 8,371,801, invented by Frederick E. Becker of Reading, Mass., Kerry N. Oliphant of Sandy, Andrew R. Provo of Sharon, Vt., and Tsukasa Yoshinaka of Town of Mount Royal, Calif., assigned to Hydro Green Energy LLC of Westmont, Ill.
Measuring and testing device for retractable medical devices, patent No. 8,372,021, invented by Fred P. Lampropoulos of Salt Lake City, Steven R. Taylor of Salt Lake City, Thomas D. Stout of Salt Lake City, Jim D. Mottola of South Jordan, Andy E. Poursaid of Sandy, Mark Flygare of Farmington, Gregory R. McArthur of Sandy, and Brian Stevens of Pleasant Grove, assigned to Merit Medical Systems Inc. of South Jordan.
Inductively heated multimode surgical tool, patent No. 8,372,066, invented by Kim Manwaring of Phoenix, Ariz., and David McNally of Salt Lake City, assigned to Domain Surgical Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Fluid line removal device for removing a fluid line from a body and related methods, patent No. 8,372,098, invented by Tri Tran of Orlando, Fla., assigned to Merit Medical Systems Inc. of South Jordan.
Expandable intervertebral spacers and methods of use, patent No. 8,372,148, invented by Jason A. Edie of Salt Lake City, Lloyd Guyton Bowers Cooper of Birmingham, Ala., and Don Byron Walker, II of Muscle Shoals, Ala., assigned to Warsaw Orthpedic Inc. of Warsaw, Ind.
Treatment method reducing wastewater influent chemical/pharmaceuticals before biological reduction to enhance sewage treatment, patent No. 8,372,283, invented by Marcus G. Theodore of Salt Lake City, assigned to Earth Renaissance Technologies LLC of Salt Lake City.
Method of making diamond-bonded constructions with improved thermal and mechanical properties, patent No. 8,372,334, invented by Georgiy Voronin of Orem, and J. Daniel Belnap of Pleasant Grove, assigned to Smith International Inc. of Houston, Texas.
Marrow stem cell and pancreatic ß cell fusion cell useful for the treatment of diabetes, patent No. 8,372,641, invented by Christof Westenfelder of Salt Lake City, assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.
Heterocyclic compounds, patent No. 8,372,849, invented by Chi-Feng Yen of Taipei County, Taiwan, Cheng-Kung Hu of Hsinchu, Taiwan, Chang-Pin Huang of Sanchong, Taiwan, Ying-Huey Huang of Changhua, Taiwan, Gholam Hossein Hakimelahi of Richmond Hill, Calif., and Chi-Hsin Richard King of Holladay, assigned to Taigen Biotechnology Co. Ltd. of Taipei, Taiwan.
Strontium (M) ascorbate, compositions containing same, method for making same and method of using same, patent No. 8,372,992, invented by Richard Bush of Ogden, and Shayne Morris of Ogden, assigned to Nutraceutical Corp. of Park City.
Power distribution system control and monitoring, patent No. 8,373,393, invented by John F. Jackman of Salt Lake City.
Digital driver with RC tuned transition control, patent No. 8,373,451, invented by Paul C. Ferguson of Riverton, assigned to Adtran Inc. of Huntsville, Ala.
Hearing aid device with a volume control, patent No. 8,374,368, invented by Owen D. Brimhall of South Jordan, and Craig M. Collotzi of Riverton, assigned to Sonic Innovations Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Finger holder for handheld communication units, patent No. 8,374,657, invented by Rich Interdonato of Salt Lake City, assigned to Rich Interdonato of Salt Lake City.
Record locator service, patent No. 8,374,891, invented by James K. Lassetter of Scottsdale, Ariz., David M. Coyle of Sandy, Jad G. Startin of Lehi, Mohammed Pervaiz Ansari of Salt Lake City, Mark B. Parker of West Jordan, Carol L. Owen of Sandy, Ashish V. Shah of Chicago, Ill., and Jared B. Crapo of Sandy, assigned to Medicity Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Complex alert rules for a medical personnel alert system, patent No. 8,374,988, invented by Ute Gawlick of Salt Lake City, assigned to The University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.
System and method for streaming audio using a send queue, patent No. 8,375,137, invented by Timothy D. Bowman of Salt Lake City, assigned to Control4 Corp. of Salt Lake City.
Systems and methods for displaying statistical information on a web page, patent No. 8,375,286, invented by Paul Allen of Provo, James Ivie of Lindon, Greg Parkinson of Orem, Daren Thayne of Orem, and Michael Wolfgramm of Pleasant Grove, assigned to Ancestry.com Operations Inc. of Provo.
Techniques to automatically classify processes, patent No. 8,375,394, invented by Nikanth Karthikesan of Bangalore, India, assigned to Novell Inc. of Provo.
Network-based application control, patent No. 8,375,429, invented by Joy Mondal of Asansol, India, assigned to Novell Inc. of Provo.
Moisture detection device, patent No. D675,945, invented by Michael J. Brooking of Dong Guan, China, and Christopher W. Barney of Sandy, assigned to Gizmode LLC of Sandy.
Wireless communication device, patent No. D676,023, invented by Peter M. Kelly of Park City, Donald C. Stiff of Park City, and David George Vogt, Jr. of Salt Lake City, assigned to Skullcandy Inc. of Park City.
Wireless communication device, patent No. D676,024, invented by Peter M. Kelly of Park City, Donald C. Stiff of Park City, David George Vogt, Jr. of Salt Lake City, and Jon Lee Anderson of Park City, assigned to Skullcandy Inc. of Park City.
Protective cover for a mobile computing device, patent No. D676,031, invented by Jordan Melville of Salt Lake City, and Alex Buckalew of Murray, assigned to Zagg Intellectual Property Holding Co. Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Absorptive bath pad, patent No. D676,208, invented by Gregg A. Singleton of Sandy.
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.