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Cushions comprising gel springs, patent No. 8,434,748, invented by Tony M. Pearce of Alpine, and Terry V. Pearce of Alpine, assigned to Edizone, LLC of Alpine.

Two-dimensional layout for use in a complex structure, patent No. 8,434,208, invented by Stephen C. Jacobsen of Salt Lake City, and David P. Marceau of Salt Lake City, assigned to Raytheon Company of Waltham, Mass.

Nitric oxide reactor and distributor apparatus and method, patent No. 8,434,475, invented by Randy J. Miller of Orem, and Christie M. Jones of Chula Vista, Calif., assigned to Genosys, Inc. of Provo.

Noise-reducing fluid passageways for fluid flow control devices, patent No. 8,434,525, invented by Bradford Haines of Spanish Fork, assigned to Flowserve Management Company of Irving, Texas.

Degradation assembly, patent No. 8,434,573, invented by David R. Hall of Provo, Ronald B. Crockett of Payson, and Scott Dahlgren of Alpine, assigned to Schlumberger Technology Corporation of Houston, Texas.

Securing devices for wall hangings and associated systems and methods, patent No. 8,434,730, invented by Tonya Ahlstrom of Alpine.

Lighting apparatus; components thereof and assemblies incorporating the same, patent No. 8,434,894, invented by Robert Emmett Workman of Morgan, and Norm Krantz of Logan, assigned to Goal Zero LLC of Bluffdale.

Methods and systems for teaching a practical skill to learners at geographically separate locations, patent No. 8,435,038, invented by Ramona Wilson of Santaquin, Amy Kristine Banks of Payson, and Kenneth A. Murdock of Springville, assigned to Apollo Finance, LLC of Springville.

Catheter, patent No. 8,435,226, invented by John A. Navis of Oswego, Ill., assigned to Merit Medical Systems, Inc. of South Jordan.

Flexible connection catheter tunneler and methods for using the same, patent No. 8,435,249, invented by Ron Wortley of Salt Lake City, and Eric King of West Jordan, assigned to Medron, Inc. of Salt Lake City.

System and method for intervertebral implant delivery and removal, patent No. 8,435,295, invented by Lytton A. Williams of Los Angeles, Calif., Daniel F. Justin of Logan, Darin R. Ewer of Providence, and Raymond Joseph Gardocki of Germantown, Tenn., assigned to Infinity Orthopaedics Company of Newport, Calif.

Fluidized catalytic cracker with active stripper and methods using same, patent No. 8,435,401, invented by A. Lamont Tyler of Salt Lake City, Vincent J. Memmott of Centerville, John A. Paraskos of San Rafael, Calif., and James R. Vemich of Bountiful, assigned to Process Innovators, Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Compositions for alleviating inflammation and oxidative stress in a mammal, patent No. 8,435,574, invented by Paul R. Myhill of Castle Rock, Colo., and William J. Driscoll of Castle Rock, Colo., assigned to Lifeline Nutraceuticals Corporation of Sandy.

Thermal degradation and crack-resistant functionally graded cemented tungsten carbide and polycrystalline diamond, patent No. 8,435,626, invented by Zhigang Zak Fang of Salt Lake City, assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.

Composite ceria-coated aerogels and methods of making the same, patent No. 8,435,918, invented by Edward M.. Eyring of Salt Lake City, Richard D. Ernst of Salt Lake City, Gregory C. Turpin of Salt Lake City, and Brian C. Dunn of Bartlesville, Ok., assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.

Methods and compositions related to improving properties of pharmacological agents targeting nervous system, patent No. 8,435,940, invented by Grzegorz Bulaj of Salt Lake, and H. Steve White of Salt Lake City, assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.

Magnetic field deflector in an induction resistivity tool, patent No. 8,436,618, invented by David R. Hall of Provo, and Clint Cook of Provo, assigned to Schlumberger Technology Corporation of Houston, Texas.

System and method for automated audio visual system control, patent No. 8,436,943, invented by Greg Cooper of Highland, Craig Matsuura of Draper, and Thomas Leishman of Holladay, assigned to Control4 Corporation of Salt Lake City.

System and method of multi-endpoint data conferencing, patent No. 8,437,282, invented by Shai Toren of Tivon, Ill., Tsur Arieli of Tsur Moshe, Ill., and Igor Rivkin of Ashkelon, Ill., assigned to Clearone Communications Hong Kong Limited of Salt Lake City.

Percutaneous magnetic gastrostomy, patent No. 8,437,833, invented by Fred E. Silverstein of Seattle, Wash., assigned to Bard Access Systems, Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Electrocardiographic assessment of arrhythmia risk, patent No. 8,437,839, invented by Robert L. Lux of Park City, assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.

Retail point of sale (RPOS) digital rights convergence, patent No. 8,438,111, invented by James Leonard Driessen of Lindon.

Finer-grained data organization using data sublayers, patent No. 8,438,196, invented by Randall R. Cook of Springville, assigned to Symantec Operating Corporation of Mountain View, Calif.

System and method for calculating coordinate pairs for construction of arches and archways, patent No. 8,438,200, invented by Tim Jenson of Eagle Mountain.

Data replication from one-to-one or one-to-many heterogeneous devices, patent No. 8,438,352, invented by Justin G. Banks of Salt Lake City, assigned to Quest Software, Inc. of Aliso Viejo, Calif.

Systems and methods for producing user-configurable accented presentations, patent No. 8,438,475, invented by Jeanette Lynton of Pleasant Grove, Brian Holman of Provo, Kristy McDonnell of Pleasant Grove, and Kristine Widtfeldt of Springville, assigned to Cabin Creek, LLC of Pleasant Grove.

Apparatus, system and method for designing scripts and script segments for presentation to a contact by an agent, patent No. 8,438,494, invented by John Sirstins of Salt Lake City, Forest Baker, III of Salt Lake City, and Forest Baker, IV of Murray, assigned to Noguar, L.C. of Murray.

Method of using an encapsulated data signature for virtualization layer activation, patent No. 8,438,555, invented by Bill Guy Bodine of Oren, Paul MacKay of Provo, and Karl Bunnell of Highland, assigned to Symantec Corporation of Mountain View, Calif.

Identity-based address normalization, patent No. 8,438,610, invented by Jason Allen Sabin of Lehi, and Stephen R. Carter of Spanish Fork, assigned to EMC Corporation of Hopkinton, Mass.

Sandal upper with magnetically-attachable acrylic ornament, patent No. D681,318, invented by Felix Ike of Orem.

Lanyard connector, patent No. D681,504, invented by Edward Van Lee Kalbach of Nibley, assigned to EK Ekcessories, Inc. of Logan.

Protective mobile telephone case, patent No. D681,620, invented by Scott H. Huskinson of Logan, assigned to ZAGG Intellectual Property Holding Co., Inc. of South Salt Lake City.

Vaccum hose attachment, patent No. D681,896, invented by Robert Wertz of Salt Lake City.


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, go to Sections on the left-hand side and click Patents.

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