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Salivary duct constriction apparatus, patent No. 8,353,701, invented by Bernard W. S. Odenkirchen of Katwijk, Netherlands, assigned to Ultradent Products Inc. of South Jordan.

Ring cling, patent No. 8,353,086, invented by Meredith Evin Pike of Draper.

Force measuring device and related methods, patent No. 8,353,222, invented by Andrew J. Petruska of North Ogden, Jeffrey R. Nostrom of Tremonton, Amy M. Baesler of Ogden, and Rick R. Baird of Tremonton, assigned to Alliant Techsystems Inc. of Arlington, Va.

Geothermal well diversion agent formed from in situ decomposition of carbonyls at high temperature, patent No. 8,353,345, invented by Peter E. Rose of Salt Lake City, and Daniel L. Bour of Granite Falls, Wash., assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.

Crawler system for an earth boring system, patent No. 8,353,354, invented by David R. Hall of Provo, Scott S. Dahlgren of Alpine, and Jonathan Marshall of Provo.

Methods of using a particle impact drilling system for removing near-borehole damage, milling objects in a wellbore, under reaming, coring, perforating, assisting annular flow, and associated methods, patent No. 8,353,366, invented by Gordon Tibbitts of Salt Lake City, Greg Galloway of Conroe, Texas, Adrian Vuyk, Jr. of Houston, Texas, and James Terry of Houston, Texas.

Methods of using a particle impact drilling system for removing near-borehole damage, milling objects in a wellbore, under reaming, coring perforating, assisting annular flow, and associated methods, patent No. 8,353,367, invented by Gordon Tibbitts of Salt Lake City, Greg Galloway of Conroe, Texas, Adrian Vuyk, Jr. of Houston, Texas, and James Terry of Houston, Texas.

Polycrystalline diamond cutting element structure, patent No. 8,353,370, invented by Federico Bellin of Orem, Yi Fang of Provo, Michael Stewart of Provo, Nephi M. Mourik of Provo, and Peter Thomas Cariveau of Spring, Texas, assigned to Smith International Inc. of Houston, Texas.

Polycrystalline diamond compact including a substrate having a raised interfacial surface bonded to a leached polycrystalline diamond table, and applications therefor, patent No. 8,353,371, invented by Craig H. Cooley of Saratoga Springs, and Jair J. Gonzalez of Provo, assigned to US Synthetic Corp. of Orem.

Gas generation dispenser method for on-demand fluid delivery, patent No. 8,353,426, invented by Truman Wold of Paauilo, Hawaii, John Howard Gordon of Salt Lake City, and Ashok V. Joshi of Salt Lake City, assigned to Microlin LLC. of Salt Lake City.

Pyrotechnic tether release assembly with a break-away piston for inflatable airbags, patent No. 8,353,525, invented by Brent Parks of Englewood, Colo., Michael P. Jordan of South Weber, R. Mark Hubbard of Hooper, and Marcus Weber of Untertheres, Germany, assigned to Autoliv ASP Inc. of Ogden.

Inflatable airbag assemblies with anti-slip patches, patent No. 8,353,530, invented by Brian Czach of Shelby Township, Mich., and Dana Wold of Farmington Hills, Mich., assigned to Autoliv ASP Inc. of Ogden.

Device for obstruction removal with specific tip structure, patent No. 8,353,860, invented by Dennis R. Boulais of Danielson, Conn., Michael S. Banik of Bolton, Mass., Vincent Turturro of Bolton, Mass., Christopher Rowland of Hopkinton, Mass., David W. Hoffman of Concord, Mass., John P. O'Connor of Andover, Mass., Lucien A. Couvillon, Jr. of Concord, Mass., Mark L. Adams of Sandy, William J. Shaw of Cambridge, Mass., Donald C. Hovey of Sherborn, Mass., Luis J. Maseda of Natick, Mass., and Laurence D. Brenner of Boylston, Mass., assigned to Boston Scientific Scimed Inc. of Maple Grove, Minn.

Occlusion resistant catheters, patent No. 8,353,876, invented by Wan Suwito of Sandy, and Austin Jason McKinnon of Herriman, assigned to Becton, Dickinson and Co. of Franklin Lakes, N.J.

Electrochemical probe and method for in situ treatment of a tissue, patent No. 8,353,906, invented by Ashok V. Joshi of Salt Lake City, and James Steppan of Park City, assigned to Ceramatec Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Radial artery compression device, patent No. 8,353,927, invented by Fred P. Lampropoulos of Salt Lake City, and Gregory R. McArthur of Sandy, assigned to Merit Medical Systems Inc. of South Jordan.

Electrochemical wound therapy, patent No. 8,353,928, invented by Ashok V. Joshi of Salt Lake City, assigned to Ceramatec Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Facet joint replacement, patent No. 8,353,933, invented by Daniel J. Triplett of Providence, Joel R. Helgerson of Providence, Andrew R. Fauth of River Heights, David M. Skinlo of North Logan, E. Marlowe Goble of Logan, and Daniel E. Gerbec of Logan, assigned to GMEDelaware 2 LLC of Audubon, Pa.

Bifurcated medical appliance delivery apparatus and method, patent No. 8,353,946, invented by Eric K. Mangiardi of Charlotte, N.C., Jason R. Reynolds of Charlotte, N.C., and Ulf R. Borg of Cornelius, N.C., assigned to Merit Medical Systems Inc. of South Jordan.

Adjustable insertion device for a vertebral implant, patent No. 8,353,958, invented by Jason A. Edie of Salt Lake City, and James Douglas Schwender of Edina, Minn., assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic Inc. of Warsaw, Ind.

Superabrasive elements, methods of manufacturing, and drill bits including same, patent No. 8,353,974, invented by Craig H. Cooley of Saratoga Springs, Kenneth E. Bertagnolli of Riverton, and Michael A. Vail of Genola, assigned to US Synthetic Corporation of Orem.

Efficient reversible electrodes for solid oxide electrolyzer cells, patent No. 8,354,011, invented by S. Elangovan of South Jordan, Joseph J. Hartvigsen of Kaysville, and Feng Zhao of Salt Lake City, assigned to Ceramatec Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Cancelling non-linear power amplifier induced distortion from a received signal by moving incorrectly estimated constellation points, patent No. 8,355,466, invented by John Kleider of Decatur, Ga., and Anthony Smith of Salt Lake City, assigned to General Dynamics C4 Systems Inc. of Scottsdale, Ariz.

Stroke diagnostic and intervention tool for emergency dispatch, patent No. 8,355,483, invented by Jeffrey J. Clawson of Salt Lake City.

Collaborative systems and methods for constructing representations of data, patent No. 8,356,023, invented by David Graham of Springville, Mark Allen of San Francisco, Calif., Mike Smeltzer of Lehi, Barry Watts of American Fork, Preston Thayne of Lindon, Doug Reid of Orem, Grant Parkinson of Greg, Greg, and of American Fork, assigned to Ancestry.com Operations Inc. of Provo.

Linking users into live social networking interactions based on the users' actions relative to similar content, patent No. 8,356,077, invented by Jack D. Robinson of Vacaville, Calif., Peter Muller of Woodside, Calif., Timothy Noke of Los Gatos, Calif., Teng Lew Lim of Toronto, Calif., Wallace Glausi of Portland, Ore., James Cluff of Saint George, and Larry Fullerton of New Hope, Ala., assigned to ADDnCLICK Inc. of Vacaville, Calif.

Presentation scratch spaces, patent No. 8,356,256, invented by Dan R. Olsen of Provo, assigned to Brigham Young University of Provo.

VPN secure sessions with dynamic IP addresses, patent No. 8,356,346, invented by Sanchaita Datta of Salt Lake City, and Bhaskar Ragula of Salt Lake City, assigned to FatPipe Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Headphone, patent No. D674,372, 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. D674,376, 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.

Electronic device support, patent No. D674,398, invented by Rick Whittington of St. George, assigned to JRE Products LLC of St. George.

Drill bit with a pointed cutting element and a shearing cutting element, patent No. D674,422, invented by David R. Hall of Provo, Francis Leany of Salem, Ronald B. Crockett of Payson, Casey Webb of Provo, and Marcus Skeem of Provo.

Ladder stile section, patent No. D674,509, invented by N. Ryan Moss of Mapleton, and Ryan Crawford of Salem, assigned to Wing Enterprise Inc. of Springville.

Diaper pail, patent No. D674,571, invented by Thomas Ray Sakaguchi of Brooklyn, N.Y., John Richard Omdahl, II of Lindon, Tyler Fredric Allan of Springville, Michael Saburo Horito of Provo, Arthur Lee Deitrich-Croy of Salt Lake City, Clark Evan Davis of Provo, and Mark Edwin Schulte of Orem, assigned to Pearhead Inc. of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Method and system for providing secure digital music duplication, patent No. RE43,936, invented by Shawn Ray Isaacson of Roy, Robert L. Short of Grants Pass, Ore., and Eric Ryon Heiser of San Diego, Calif., assigned to Bozak Investments LLC of Las Vegas, Nev.

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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.