Artificial toe joint, patent No. 8,292,966, invented by Troy N. Morton of Red Springs, N.C., assigned to Morton Ballard Arthrotechnology LLC of Cedar Hills.
Strike-setting assembly for use with an unmanned fishing rod, patent No. 8,291,635, invented by Lynn G. Payne of Trenton.
Open-faced rod spinning device, patent No. 8,291,791, invented by Trevor Lyndon Light of Sandy, Emil Kolev of Noarlunga Downs, Australia, and Michael Andreas Kontou of Netley, Australia, assigned to Longyear TM Inc. of South Jordan.
Retention for holder shank, patent No. 8,292,372, invented by David R. Hall of Provo, Jeff Jepson of Spanish Fork, and Tyson J. Wilde of Spanish Fork.
Thermal expansion compensation method and system, patent No. 8,292,537, invented by Trent Newswander of Logan, assigned to Utah State University Research Foundation of North Logan.
Systems and methods for simulation and regeneration of a virtual environment, patent No. 8,292,742, invented by Brett Shelton of Providence, assigned to Utah State University of Logan.
Micromachined medical devices, patent No. 8,292,827, invented by Frank A. Musbach of Pleasanton, Calif., Tracee E. J. Eidenschink of Wayzata, Minn., Richard C. Gunderson of Maple Grove, Minn., Richard J. Olson of Blaine, Minn., Daniel K. Tomaschko of Save, Minn., Richard L. Goodin of Blaine, Minn., Todd H. Turnlund of Park City, and Jason Todd Lenz of Maplewood, Minn., assigned to Boston Scientific Scimed Inc. of Maple Grove, Minn.
Solid-body catheter including lateral distal openings, patent No. 8,292,841, invented by Colin S. Gregersen of Salt Lake City, assigned to C. R. Bard Inc. of Murray Hill, N.J.
Method of treatment with adjustable ferromagnetic coated conductor thermal surgical tool, patent No. 8,292,879, invented by Kim Manwaring of Phoenix, Ariz., and David McNally of Salt Lake City, assigned to Domain Surgical Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Apparatus and system for orthopedic fastener insertion and extraction, patent No. 8,292,899, invented by Russell G. Olsen of Cedar City, and Steven S. Ramboz of Cedar City.
Endoscopic cannulation apparatus and method, patent No. 8,292,908, invented by Timothy R. Nieman of North Salt Lake, Scott D. Miles of Sandy, and Kent F. Beck of Layton, assigned to World Heart Corp. of Salt Lake City.
Method for carburizing steel components, patent No. 8,293,028, invented by Stephen N. Hammond of Brownsburg, Ind., Udayan Trivedi of Indianapolis, Ind., Thomas L. Doubts of Heber City, and Douglas C. Steckbauer of Park City, assigned to Rolls-Royce Corp. of Indianapolis, Ind.
Nanopore electrode, nanopore membrane, methods of preparation and surface modification, and use thereof, patent No. 8,293,083, invented by Henry S. White of Salt Lake City, Bo Zhang of Salt Lake City, Ryan J. White of Salt Lake City, Eric N. Ervin of Salt Lake City, and Gangli Wang of Salt Lake City, assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.
Phenalkamine and salted amine blends as curing agents for epoxy resins, patent No. 8,293,132, invented by Setsuo Sato of Jacarei-Sao Paulo, Brazil, Shailesh C. Shah of Dresher, Pa., Ramiro Carielo Bueno of Jacarei-SP, Brazil, Robert M. Moon of Payson, and Arnaldo Ferreira of Jacarei, Brazil, assigned to Cognis IP Management GmbH of Duesseldorf, Germany.
Power supply system, patent No. 8,294,292, invented by Kevin M. Irwin of Tucson, Ariz., Carlos Antonio Lopez Abundis of Yuma, Ariz., David Addai-Gyansa of Fontana, Calif., JeanPaul Vitali Bell of Salt Lake City, Jonathan Heitzinger of Flagstaff, Ariz., Juan Carlos Lopez of Yuma, Ariz., Scott A. McLeod of Tucson, Ariz., John Stuart Saenz of Sierra Vista, Ariz., Christopher J. Sandy of Tucson, Ariz., Dustin Robert Stone of Costa Mesa, Calif., and Brett J. Wham of Tucson, Ariz., assigned to Rain Bird Corp. of Azusa, Calif.
Facial scan biometrics on a payment device, patent No. 8,294,552, 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 Sussex, United Kingdom, Joshua L. Montgomery of Orem, and Peter D. Saunders of Salt Lake City, assigned to Xatra Fund MX LLC of Wilmington, Del.
Burn diagnostic and intervention tool for emergency dispatch, patent No. 8,294,570, invented by Jeffrey J. Clawson of Salt Lake City.
Method and apparatus for integrating three-dimensional and two-dimensional monitors with medical diagnostic imaging workstations, patent No. 8,294,709, invented by William Murray Stoval, III of Draper, and Murali Kumaran Kariathungal of Hoffman Estates, Ill., assigned to General Electric Co. of Schenectady, N.Y.
Methods and apparatus for multiple texture map storage and filtering, patent No. 8,294,726, invented by Brent D. Burley of Monterey Park, Calif., and J. Dylan Lacewell of Salt Lake City, assigned to Disney Enterprises Inc. of Burbank, Calif.
Systems and methods for using out-of-band protocols for remote management while in-band communication is not available, patent No. 8,295,157, invented by Plinio Pimentel of Highland, and Petros G. Giforos of American Fork, assigned to Crimson Corp. of Dover, Del.
Method for detecting hidden nodes in cognitive radio networks, patent No. 8,295,261, invented by Koon Hoo Teo of Lexington, Mass., Ehsan Azarnasab of Salt Lake City, Rong-Rong Chen of Sandy, and Behrouz Fahang of Salt Lake City, assigned to Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories Inc. of Cambridge, Mass.
Private IP communication network architecture, patent No. 8,295,271, invented by Alex Radulovic of Salt Lake City.
Efficient digital upconverter, patent No. 8,295,388, invented by Ryan Hinton of Crozet, Va., Osama S. Haddadin of Salt Lake City, and Justin Petersen of Stansbury Park, assigned to L-3 Communications Corp. of New York, N.Y.
Trigger circuits and event counters for an IC, patent No. 8,295,428, invented by Brad Hutchings of Provo, Jason Redgrave of Mountain View, Calif., Dai Huang of Cupertino, Calif., and Steven Teig of Menlo Park, Calif., assigned to Tabula Inc. of Santa Clara, Calif.
Melting curve analysis with exponential background subtraction, patent No. 8,296,074, invented by Robert Andrew Palais of Salt Lake City, and Carl Thomas Witter of Salt Lake City, assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.
Positioning system and method using optically tracked anchor points, patent No. 8,296,096, invented by Richard Kirby of Heber City.
FPGA simulated annealing accelerator, patent No. 8,296,120, invented by Jonathan D. Phillips of Logan, and Aravind Dasu of Providence, assigned to Utah State University of Logan.
Content analysis and correlation, patent No. 8,296,297, invented by Tammy Green of Provo, Stephen R. Carter of Spanish Fork, and Scott Alan Isaacson of Kamuela, Hawaii, assigned to Novell Inc. of Provo.
Apparatus, System, And Method For Managing Data From A Requesting Device With An Empty Data Token Directive, patent No. 8,296,337, invented by David Flynn of Sandy, Jonathan Thatcher of Lehi, and Michael Zappe of Wheat Ridge, Colo., assigned to Fusion-io Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Network address allocation using a user identity, patent No. 8,296,403, invented by Prasanth Jose of Kerala, India, Kalyanasundaram Subramanivan of Karnataka, India, and Karthik Ramamoorthy of Uttar Pradesh, India, assigned to Novell Inc. of Provo.
Method, graphical interface and computer-readable medium for generating a preview of a reformatted preview segment, patent No. 8,296,649, invented by Randon Morford of Lehi, Matthew D. Cupal of Providence, Joseph Romriell of Alpine, Mitchell Holyoak of West Jordan, and Carlo Johannes Bos of West Jordan, assigned to Sorenson Media, Inc. of Salt Lake City.
System and method for read-ahead enhancements, patent No. 8,296,678, invented by Gregory J. Boss of American Fork, Rick A. Hamilton, II of Charlottesville, Va., Kevin C. McConnell of Austin, Texas, and James W. Seaman of Falls Church, Va., assigned to International Business Machines Corp. of Armonk, N.Y.
Agent-based remote function execution, patent No. 8,296,786, invented by Andrew E. Faust of West Jordan, and Michael E. Tabet of Draper, assigned to Microsoft Corp. of Redmond, Wash.
Polarization-modulated tip enhanced optical microscope, patent No. 8,296,861, invented by Jordan M. Gerton of Salt Lake City, assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.
Control of data transmission between a remote monitoring unit and a central unit, patent No. RE43,767, invented by Philip N. Eggers of Satl Lake City, and Lon M. Severe of San Diego, Calif., assigned to CardioNet Inc. of Conshohocken, Pa.
Employee stock option appreciation rights securities auction process, patent No. RE43,769, invented by William David Hemingway of Salt Lake City, James G. Livingston of Alpine, Evan Martin Hill of Sandy, Rick Davis Burtenshaw of Cottonwood Heights, Gary Bernard Hansen of Salt Lake City, Eric John Pehrson of Lehi, Larry Ross Denham of Farmington, Ronald C. Hanks of Salt Lake City, James Reed Cooper of Centerville, James Brady Palmer of Riverton, Robert Lynn Bartleson of North Salt Lake, Jonathan Eric Bacon of Bountiful, Shelene Brown of Centerville, Richard J. Sullivan of Littleton, Colo., Nick Robert Watne of Murray, Henry Conrad Wurts of Salt Lake City, Doyle L. Arnold of Salt Lake City, and Thomas E. Laursen of Park City, assigned to Zions Bancorp of Salt Lake 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.