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Food bowl vacuum formed from laminar polymeric plastic resin, patent No. D682,622, invented by Adam Christopher Keys of Orem.

Adjustable prosthetic interfaces and related systems and methods, patent No. 8,443,501, invented by Joseph A. Mahon of Salt Lake City.

Furniture-supported retractable platform assembly, patent No. 8,443,736, invented by Susan A. Martenson of Eden.

Methods, apparatuses and systems for movable partitions, patent No. 8,443,866, invented by E. Carl Goodman of Bountiful, assigned to Won-Door Corp. of Salt Lake City.

Apparatus, device and system for adjustable storage, patent No. 8,444,101, invented by Jeffrey T. Holman of Farmington.

Non-custom dental treatment trays having improved anatomical features, patent No. 8,444,413, invented by Dan E. Fischer of Sandy, Peter M. Allred of Riverton, and Bruce S. McLean of Sandy, assigned to Ultradent Products, Inc. of South Jordan.

Patch-like infusion device, patent No. 8,444,604, invented by Chris Cindrich of Draper, Ralph Sonderegger of Farmington, Glade Howell of Sandy, Weston Harding of Lehi, Alex Lastovich of Raleigh, N.C., and Lionel Vedrine of Ridgewood, N.J., assigned to Becton, Dickinson and Company of Franklin Lakes, N.J.

Pivotable interbody spacer system and method, patent No. 8,444,650, invented by David R. Warnick of Spanish Fork, Thomas M. Sweeney of Sarasota, Fla., David T. Hawkes of Pleasant Grove, and Michael D. Ensign of Salt Lake City, assigned to Beacon Biomedical, LLC of Jupiter, Fla.

Antimicrobial containment cap for a bone anchored prosthesis mounting, patent No. 8,444,701, invented by Roy D. Bloebaum of Salt Lake City, Kent N. Bachus of Salt Lake City, and Raymond E. Olsen of Smithfield, assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.

Method and system for producing hydrogen using sodium ion separation membranes, patent No. 8,444,846, invented by Dennis N. Bingham of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Kerry M. Klingler of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Terry D. Turner of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Bruce M. Wilding of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Lyman Frost of Midway, assigned to Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC of Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Blending plastic and cellulose waste products for alternative uses, patent No. 8,444,897, invented by Lawrence D.. Reaveley of Salt Lake City, and Mark Bryant of Salt Lake City, assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.

Method and system for forming composite geometric support structures, patent No. 8,444,900, invented by Erich A. Wilson of Provo, Michael D. Kipp of Highland, and Michael D. Ridges of American Fork, assigned to Sigma-Tek, LLC of Lindon.

Sound attenuation building material and system, patent No. 8,445,101, invented by Michael D. Kipp of Highland, Dilworth L. Pugh of Mapleton, Michael D. Ridges of American Fork, and William T. McCarvill of Salt Lake City, assigned to Ashtech Industries, LLC of Provo.

Method of stimulating NKT with 6''-amino-6''-deoxygalactosylceramides, patent No. 8,445,272, invented by Paul B. Savage of Mapleton, Albert Bendelac of Chicago, Ill., and Luc Teyton of Delmar, Calif., assigned to The Scripps Research Institute of La Jolla, Calif.

Pharmaceutical formulations comprising salts of a protein kinase inhibitor and methods of using same, patent No. 8,445,502, invented by David J. Bearss of Cedar Hills, Rajashree Joshi-Hangal of Pleasanton, Calif., Xiao-Hui Liu of Sandy, Pasit Phiasivongsa of Brentwood, Calif., Sanjeev G. Redkar of Hayward, Calif., and Hariprasad Vankayalapati of Draper, assigned to Astex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. of Dublin, Calif.

Means of processing fuel grade petroleum coke for use in internal combustion engines, patent No. 8,445,547, invented by Alfred Jorgensen of Las Vegas, Nev., and Roger J. Swenson of Salt Lake City.

Computer-implemented methods for generating engraved images for works of art, patent No. 8,446,413, invented by Dean Robert Gary Anderson of Orem, assigned to Dean Robert Gary Anderson as Trustee of the D/L Anderson Family Trust of Orem.

Image-quality monitoring and tagging at scan time, patent No. 8,446,652, invented by Donald B. Curtis of Highland, assigned to Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. of Provo.

Multiple driver power supply, patent No. 8,446,741, invented by Laurence P. Sadwick of Salt Lake City, Ruey-Jen Hwu of Salt Lake City, and Mohammad M. Mojarradi of La Canada, Calif.

Chip timing synchronization for link that transitions between clear and spread modes, patent No. 8,446,931, invented by Merle L. Keller, Jr. of Salt Lake City, Vaughn L. Mower of Bountiful, Steve J. McEntire of Salt Lake City, and Kent R. Bruening of Sandy, assigned to L-3 Communications Corp.. of New York, N.Y.

Iontophoretic electrode, patent No. 8,447,393, invented by Ralph Koschinsky of Sandy, Jim Isaacson of Salt Lake City, and Robert F. Hause of Bountiful, assigned to Encore Medical Asset Corporation of Henderson, Nev.

Non-regular electrical stimulation patterns for treating neurological disorders, patent No. 8,447,405, invented by Warren M. Grill of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Alan D. Dorval, II of Salt Lake City, assigned to Duke University of Durham, N.C.

Techniques for generically accessing data, patent No. 8,447,768, invented by Lee Edward Lowry of Orem, Brent Thurgood of Spanish Fork, and Stephen R. Carter of Spanish Fork, assigned to Novell, Inc. of Provo.

System and method for providing annotated service blueprints in an intelligent workload management system, patent No. 8,448,170, invented by Robert Wipfel of Draper, and Eric W. B. Anderson of Alpine, assigned to Novell, Inc. of Provo.

Securely hosting workloads in virtual computing environments, patent No. 8,448,219, invented by Kattiganehalli Y. Srinivasan of Princeton Junction, N.J., assigned to Novell, Inc. of Provo.

Table top, patent No. D682,586, invented by Frank Clegg of Fruit Heights, and Wendell Peery of Kaysville, assigned to Lifetime Products, Inc. of Clearfield.

Musical instrument pedal, patent No. D682,925, invented by Robin M. Urry of Draper, John B. Bogdan of Providence, and James D. Pennock of Salt Lake City, assigned to Harman International Industries, Incorporated of Northridge, Calif.

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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.