A patent that says ocean waves can be more than soothing
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Method and device for harvesting energy from ocean waves, patent No. 8,378,513, invented by Balakrishnan Nair of Sandy, assigned to Oscilla Power Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Sliding panel system, patent No. 8,375,638, invented by Guillaume Martin of Rochetoirin, France, Venugopal R. Ghatikar of Salt Lake City, Christopher A. Luomanen of San Francisco, Calif., Jeremy Porter of Salt Lake City, William Gatti of Sandy, Brian Hillstrom of Loretto, Minn., and R. Talley Goodson of Salt Lake City, assigned to 3form Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Gland leakage seal system, patent No. 8,375,719, invented by Lawrence Rhodes of Livermore, Calif., and Yakov Lerner of Foster City, Calif., assigned to Recurrent Engineering, LLC of Draper.

Method and system for measuring energy expenditure and foot incline in individuals, patent No. 8,375,784, invented by Stacy J. Morris Bamberg of Salt Lake City, and Mark Allen Fahlberg of Salt Lake City, assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.

Table top with a plurality of closely spaced depressions, patent No. 8,375,871, invented by Carl R. Stanford of Clinton, assigned to Lifetime Products Inc. of Clearfield.

Folding partitions and partition systems having adjoining panels and related methods, patent No. 8,376,020, invented by R. Scott Smart of Sandy, assigned to Won-Door Corp. of Salt Lake City.

Combination ladder, ladder components and methods of manufacturing same, patent No. 8,376,087, invented by Newell Ryan Moss of Mapleton, Jack W. Bowers of Springville, and David Francis of Orem, assigned to Wing Enterprises, Inc. of Springville.

Coordinated feedback rotational switching mechanism and modular illumination system, patent No. 8,376,570, invented by Douglas Kennedy of Moab, and Greg Kennedy of Moab, assigned to Tactical Lighting Solutions, LLC of Moab.

Torque shaft and torque shaft drive, patent No. 8,376,865, invented by David C. Forster of Los Altos Hills, Calif., Brian Beckey of Woodside, Calif., Brandon Walsh of Syracuse, Scott Heneveld of Whitmore, Calif., and Alex T. Roth of Redwood City, Calif., assigned to CardiacMD, Inc. of Los Altos, Calif.

Micromachined composite guidewire structure with anisotropic bending properties, patent No. 8,376,961, invented by Ted W. Layman of Park City, and Clay W. Northrop of Salt Lake City, assigned to Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. of Maple Grove, Minn.

Medical access device, patent No. 8,377,010, invented by Weston F. Harding of Lehi, Glade H. Howell of Sandy, Craig N. Gawreluk of Park City, Kelly David Christensen of Centerville, and Marty Lee Stout of South Weber, assigned to Becton, Dickinson and Company of Franklin Lakes, N.J.

Extravascular system venting, patent No. 8,377,040, invented by Jonathan Karl Burkholz of Salt Lake City, Wade A. Powell of Draper, Jason Hillman of West Jordan, Weston F. Harding of Lehi, Kelly D. Christensen of Centerville, John Stokes of Ogden, Marty L. Stout of South Weber, Christopher N. Cindrich of Draper, and Dinesh S. Kommireddy of Midvale, assigned to Becton, Dickinson and Company of Franklin Lakes, N.J.

Surgical tool with inductively heated regions, patent No. 8,377,052, invented by Kim Manwaring of Phoenix, Ariz., and David McNally of Salt Lake City, assigned to Domain Surgical, Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Total disc implant, patent No. 8,377,134, invented by Ashok C. Khandkar of Salt Lake City, Darrel S. Brodke of Salt Lake City, and Ramaswamy Lakshminarayanan of Salt Lake City, assigned to Amedica Corporation of Salt Lake City.

Superabrasive articles and methods for removing interstitial materials from superabrasive materials, patent No. 8,377,157, invented by Andrew E. Dadson of Provo, assigned to US Synthetic Corporation of Orem.

Narrow PSD hydraulic cement, cement-SCM blends and methods for making same, patent No. 8,377,201, invented by John M. Guynn of Salt Lake City, and Andrew S. Hansen of Bountiful, assigned to Roman Cement, LLC of Bountiful.

Methods for removing coatings from a metal component, patent No. 8,377,324, invented by David C. Fairbourn of Sandy, assigned to Acromet Technologies Inc. of Sandy.

Enhanced durability of hydrophilic coatings, patent No. 8,378,011, invented by Lincoln Eramo, Jr. of Winchester, Calif., James Campbell of Salt Lake City, and Paul Matlin of Salt Lake City, assigned to Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. of Maple Grove, Minn.

Strontium (M) ascorbate, compositions containing same, method for making same and method of using same, patent No. 8,378,126, invented by Shayne Morris of South Ogden, and Richard Bush of Ogden, assigned to Nutraceutical Corporation of Park City.

Wave energy harvester with improved performance, patent No. 8,378,512, invented by Balakrishnan Nair of Sandy, Jesse Alan Nachlas of Salt Lake City, Andrew Joseph Gill of Salt Lake City, and Zachary Murphree of Salt Lake City, assigned to Oscilla Power Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Cable theft monitoring system, patent No. 8,378,822, invented by Melvin Price of Heber City, and James Spillman of Highland.

Downhole component with an electrical device in a blind-hole, patent No. 8,378,842, invented by David R. Hall of Provo, Jim Shumway of Lehi, and Brad Barger of Provo, assigned to Schlumberger Technology Corporation of Houston, Texas.

Electrically insulating X-ray-shielding devices in an X-ray tube, patent No. 8,379,799, invented by Todd S. Parker of Kaysville, and James E. Burke of Glenview, Ill., assigned to Varian Medical Systems, Inc. of Palo Alto, Calif.

Methods and systems related to text caption error correction, patent No. 8,379,801, invented by Joseph N. Romriell of Draper, Scot Lorin Brooksby of Highland, Shane Arthur Roylance of Farmington, Brian Chevrier of Highland, and Robert Cochran Puzey of North Ogden, assigned to Sorenson Communications Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Location-based tuning services for wireless LAN devices, patent No. 8,380,190, invented by Gregory Jensen Boss of American Fork, Rick Allen Hamilton, II of Charlottesville, Va., James McGirr of Venice, Fla., and Philip Kendal Mullins of Richmond, Texas, assigned to International Business Machines Corporation of Armonk, N.Y.

Session management enhancements for instant messaging applications, patent No. 8,380,792, invented by Gregory Jensen Boss of American Fork, Rick Allen Hamilton, II of Charlottesville, Va., Aroopratan D. Pandya of Hopewell Junction, N.Y., and James Wesley Seaman of Falls Church, Va., assigned to International Business Machines Corp. of Armonk, N.Y.

Apparatus, system and method for managing solid-state storage media, patent No. 8,380,915, invented by Robert Wood of Nwot, Colo., Jea Hyun of South Jordan, and Hairong Sun of Superior, Colo., assigned to Fusion-IO, Inc. of Salt Lake City.

System and method for second-factor authentication, patent No. 8,380,989, invented by Dilip Sarmah of Fremont, Calif., Kyle Warner Erickson of Orem, and Rajat Mounendrababu Gadagkar of Sangli, Ind., assigned to Sybase Inc. of Dublin, Calif.

System and method for automated unattended recovery for remotely deployed intelligent communication devices, patent No. 8,381,021, invented by Edward Glenn Howard of Crystal Springs, Miss., and Thomas Hunter Cobbs of Sandy, assigned to Itron, Inc. of Liberty Lake, Wash.

Method and system for providing user access to a secure application, patent No. 8,381,271, invented by Timothy Dingwall of Wenniassa, Australia, Matthew Herscovitch of Chapman, Australia, Jason Hart of Fremont, Calif., John F. Clark of Orem, and John Boyer of Ottawa, Calif., assigned to Actividentity of Deakin, Act.

Headset earbuds, patent No. D676,415, invented by Tammy Erdel of Draper, and Andreas Haase of Park City.

Tablet computer case, patent No. D676,449, invented by Brian Hullinger Probst of Orem, and David W. Osborne of Cedar Hills, assigned to CruxCase, LLC of Orem.

Squirt gun, patent No. D676,504, invented by Kyle S. Wilson of Sandy.

Translucent resin panel with faux linear stone pattern, patent No. D676,580, invented by Jill A. Canales of Salt Lake City, and Elizabeth Egan Metcalf of Salt Lake City, assigned to 3form, Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Architectural panel with varied textile strip interlayer, patent No. D676,581, invented by Jill A. Canales of Salt Lake City, and Elizabeth Egan Metcalf of Salt Lake City, assigned to 3form, Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Desk front light box, patent No. D676,587, invented by Kevin L. Fisher of Erda, and Jill A. Canales of Salt Lake City, assigned to 3form, Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Retractable leash, patent No. D676,618, invented by Edward Van Lee Kalbach of Nibley, assigned to EK Ekcessories, Inc. of Logan.

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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. 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.