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Apparatus, system, and method for automatic airborne contaminant analysis, patent No. 8,331,620, invented by Robert Branham of Provo, and David Branham of Provo, assigned to Liberty Standard LLC of Provo.

Energetic linear timing element, patent No. 8,327,766, invented by Joseph W. Twarog, Jr. of Barkhamsted, Conn., John C. Campbell, Jr. of East Hartford, Conn., Tyson J. Plitt of Barkhamsted, Conn., and Kim Chi Ho of Plainville, Conn., assigned to Dyno Nobel Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Displaceable fifth-wheel hitch assembly, patent No. 8,328,221, invented by Gregory J. Colibert of Salt Lake City, and Jacque Colibert-Clarke of Salt Lake City, assigned to Comco Manufacturing Inc. of Greensboro, N.C.

Ski binding adaptor with floating heel lock, patent No. 8,328,225, invented by Jason M. Prigge of Cottonwood Heights, William J. Ritter of Bozeman, Mont., John Parker of Bozeman, Mont., and Dylan Bourke of Bozeman, Mont.

Airbag inflator, patent No. 8,328,234, invented by Jianlin Chen of Kanagawa, Japan, Yoji Tasaki of Kanagawa, Japan, Akinori Sakamoto of Kanagawa, Japan, Casey Jenkins of Syracuse, and Krista Nash of South Ogden, assigned to Autoliv ASP Inc. of Ogden.

Camera stabilizer, patent No. 8,328,359, invented by Douglas Jerome Monroe of Pleasant View, and Roland Leland Pearson of Salt Lake City, assigned to Gavry & Monroe Productions LLC of Pleasant View.

Off-axis blood chamber, patent No. 8,328,748, invented by Perry N. Law of Kaysville, and Louis L. Barrett of West Point, assigned to Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. of Waltham, Mass.

Disinfecting caps for medical male luer connectors, patent No. 8,328,767, invented by Donald D. Solomon of North Salt Lake, F. Mark Ferguson of Salt Lake City, Robert Hitchcock of Sandy, Steven Bandis of West Jordan, James V. Mercer of West Jordan, and Michael W. Howlett of Salt Lake City, assigned to Catheter Connections Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Systems and methods for delivery of peritoneal dialysis (PD) solutions, patent No. 8,328,784, invented by Lynn E. Jensen of Syracuse, Spencer Clark of Kaysville, Olli Tuominen of Hong Kong, China, and Jay M. Lan of Thousand Oaks, Calif., assigned to Fresenius Medical Care Holdings Inc. of Waltham, Mass.

Surgical access with target visualization, patent No. 8,328,815, invented by Morteza M. Farr of Santa Cruz, Calif., E. Marlowe Goble of Logan, T. Wade Fallin of Hyde Park, Ephraim Akyuz of Providence, Daniel F. Justin of Logan, and Douglas M. Lorang of North Logan, assigned to Innovative Spine LLC. of Clovis, Calif.

Retort, patent No. 8,328,992, invented by Lloyd W. Swain of Vernal.

Stationary cloth media filtration, patent No. 8,329,045, invented by Peter G. Baumann of Roscoe, Ill., Lloyd W. Johnson of Roscoe, Ill., David Smith of Beloit, Wis., and Eugen O. Bergmann of St. George, assigned to Aqua-Aerobic Systems Inc. of Loves Park, Ill.

Compositions that include a hydrophobic compound and a polyamino acid conjugate, patent No. 8,329,199, invented by Sang Van of San Diego, Calif., Yucheng Song of Salt Lake City, Xinghe Wang of San Diego, Calif., Zheng Hou of San Diego, Calif., Zhongling Feng of San Diego, Calif., Gang Zhao of Vista, Calif., and Lei Yu of Carlsbad, Calif., assigned to Nitto Denko Corp. of Osaka, Japan.

Stretchable circuit configuration, patent No. 8,329,493, invented by Stephen Mascaro of Salt Lake City, Debra Mascaro of Salt Lake City, Jumana Abu-Khalaf of Salt Lake City, and Jungwoo Park of Salt Lake City, assigned to the University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.

Semiconductor die packages using thin dies and metal substrates, patent No. 8,329,508, invented by Hamza Yilmaz of Saratoga, Calif., Steven Sapp of Felton, Calif., Qi Wang of Sandy, Minhua Li of Sandy, James J. Murphy of South Jordan, and John Robert Diroll of Sandy, assigned to Fairchild Semiconductor Corp. of San Jose, Calif.

Shielded gate trench FET with an inter-electrode dielectric having a low-k dielectric therein, patent No. 8,329,538, invented by James Pan of West Jordan, and James J. Murphy of South Jordan, assigned to Fairchild Semiconductor Corp. of South Portland, Maine.

Alkylated semi synthetic glycosaminoglycosan ethers, and methods for making and using thereof, patent No. 8,329,673, invented by Glenn D. Prestwich of Eastsound, Wash., Jianxing Zhang of Salt Lake City, Thomas P. Kennedy of Charlotte, N.C., and Narayanam V. Rao of Salt Lake City, assigned to the University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.

Zero-bandwidth clears, patent No. 8,330,766, invented by David Kirk McAllister of Holladay, Steven E. Molnar of Chapel Hill, N.C., Jerome F. Duluk, Jr. of Palo Alto, Calif., Emmett M. Kilgariff of San Jose, Calif., Patrick R. Brown of Raleigh, N.C., Christian Johannes Amsinck of Durham, N.C., James Michael O'Connor of Austin, Texas, John Matthew Burgess of Austin, Texas, Gregory Alan Muthler of Austin, Texas, and James Robertson of Austin, Texas, assigned to NVIDIA Corp. of Santa Clara, Calif.

Video conference system with symmetric reference, patent No. 8,330,791, invented by Mark E. Gorzynski of Corvallis, Ore., and David R. McKinney of West Jordan, assigned to Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. of Houston, Texas.

Hearing aid device with interchangeable covers, patent No. 8,331,594, invented by Owen D. Brimhall of South Jordan, and Craig M. Collotzi of Riverton, assigned to Sonic Innovations Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Personal teller system for remote interactive and personalized banking, patent No. 8,332,319, invented by Eugene P. Pranger of Alpine, assigned to uGenius Technology LLC of Sandy.

Techniques for remote controlled physical transactions with dynamic key generation and authentication, patent No. 8,332,320, invented by Saheednanda Singh of Thoudam, Ind., assigned to Novell Inc. of Provo.

Method and apparatus for generating readable, unique identifiers, patent No. 8,332,355, invented by Lincoln C. Cannon of Provo, and Paul J. Conover of Provo, assigned to Symantec Corp. of Mountain View, Calif.

Method for testing connectivity of software applications hosted on networked computers, patent No. 8,332,504, invented by Calvin Ling of Bellevue, Wash., George K. Wu of Bellevue, Wash., Michael J. McNicholl of Renton, Wash., and Seth J. Thorup of Sandy, assigned to The Boeing Company of Chicago, Ill.

Methods and systems for defragmenting virtual machine prefetch data on physical storage, patent No. 8,332,570, invented by Randall R. Cook of Springville, Brian Hernacki of San Carlos, Calif., Sourabh Satish of Fremont, Calif., and William E. Sobel of Jamul, Calif., assigned to Symantec Corporation of Mountain View, Calif.

System and method for creating platform-specific self-extracting client packages using a production server, patent No. 8,332,841, invented by Randall Brett Funk of Alpine, and Joseph Hyrum Astin of Riverton, assigned to Novell Intellectual Property Holdings, Inc. of Seattle, Wash.

Intelligent buyer's agent usage for allocation of service level characteristics, patent No. 8,332,859, invented by Gregory J. Boss of American Fork, Christopher J. Dawson of Arlington, Va., Rick A. Hamilton, II of Charlottesville, Va., and Timothy M. Waters of Hiram, Ga., assigned to International Business Machines Corp. of Armonk, N.Y.

Techniques for real-time adaptive password policies, patent No. 8,332,918, invented by Srinivas Vedula of Orem, Cameron Craig Morris of Saratoga Springs, and Larry Hal Henderson of Orem, assigned to Novell Inc. of Provo.

Elastomeric barbwire cordage, patent No. D672,158, invented by Karl Hellberg of Logan.

Table top, patent No. D672,175, invented by Wendell Peery of Kaysville, and Frank Clegg of Fruit Heights, assigned to Lifetime Products Inc. of Clearfield.

Device holder, patent No. D672,278, invented by Edward Van Lee Kalbach of Nibley, assigned to EK Ekcessories, Inc. of Logan.

Leash device holder, patent No. D672,279, invented by Edward Van Lee Kalbach of Nibley, assigned to EK Ekcessories Inc. of Logan.

Support element of a protective cover for a mobile computing device, patent No. D672,352, invented by David Gengler of Draper, assigned to Zagg Intellectual Property Holding Co. Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Fluid delivery cassette, patent No. D672,455, invented by Kent Beck of Layton, assigned to ZEVEX, Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Light fixture, patent No. D672,490, invented by Karl L. Connolly of Brigham City, and Landon T. Gwilliam of Salt Lake City, assigned to Orbit Irrigation Products Inc. of North Salt Lake.

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Everett Robinson, who is an attorney registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, compiles this list weekly for the Salt Lake Tribune. Mr. 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.