A patent for when your appointment book is empty
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Method and apparatus for identifying and contacting customers who are due for a visit but have not scheduled an appointment, patent No. 8,458,001, invented by Brett Cornell Gerlach of Eagle Mountain and Brian William Perrin of American Fork, assigned to Brevium Inc. of Eagle Mountain.

Methods and systems of interior window framing, patent No. 8,453,397, invented by Kendall W. Prince of Layton, Jack R. Prince of West Bountiful and Matt A. Stott of Syracuse.

Precast composite structural girder and floor system, patent No. 8,453,406, invented by David H. Platt of West Jordan, John E. Charchenko of West Bountiful, Daryl G. Hodgson of Lehi and Russell J. Platt of Holladay, assigned to Plattforms Inc. of Holladay.

Test fixture that positions a cutting element at a positive rake angle, patent No. 8,453,497, invented by David R. Hall of Provo and Thomas Morris of Spanish Fork, assigned to Schlumberger Technology Corp. of Houston, Texas.

Concentric hopping foot for sewing machine, patent No. 8,453,587, invented by Jim Matthews Bagley of West Valley City, assigned to Gracewood Management Inc. of West Valley City.

Valve cage for a pump, patent No. 8,453,673, invented by Michael Brent Ford of St. George.

Vacuum release systems, patent No. 8,453,871, invented by Christopher Leon Dunyon of West Haven and Bret Dunyon of Salt Lake City, assigned to Fluid N Motion of Taylorsville.

Control barrier, patent No. 8,453,995, invented by Marc E. Christensen of Salt Lake City and David J. Lipniarski of North Tonawanda, N.Y., assigned to Off the Wall Products of Salt Lake City.

Speed hitch pin, patent No. 8,454,047, invented by Gary M. Scott of Milwaukie, Ore., assigned to Progress Mfg. Inc. of Provo.

Air bag inflation in high temperature conditions, patent No. 8,454,052, invented by Larry D. Rose of South Weber, Robert E. Lewis of West Haven and Kirk Rasmussen of West Point, assigned to Autoliv ASP Inc. of Ogden.

Mesh chair with open-end hoop, patent No. 8,454,093, invented by Richard D. Smith of Spanish Fork, assigned to Mity-Lite, Inc. of Orem.

High-impact resistant tool, patent No. 8,454,096, invented by David R. Hall of Provo, Ronald B. Crockett of Payson and Jeff Jepson of Spanish Fork, assigned to Schlumberger Technology Corp. of Houston, Texas.

Automated beam marker, patent No. 8,454,105, invented by James M. Smelser of Sandy.

Thermal detector testing device, patent No. 8,454,228, invented by Matthew Skinner of Saratoga Springs.

Plate pump assembly for use with a subsurface pump, patent No. 8,454,331, invented by Michael Brent Ford of St. George.

Removable adapter for phacoemulsification handpiece having irrigation and aspiration fluid paths, patent No. 8,454,551, invented by Blake Allen of Murray, Frank A. Crandall of Salt Lake City, Joseph Luis of West Valley City, Olga Jovic of Midvale and Mark Stringham of Salt Lake City, assigned to Zevex Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Syringe-in-syringe hollow inner barrel/plunger with integral seal and rupturable membrane and related kits, systems and methods, patent No. 8,454,558, invented by Neil Jessop of Sandy, Bruce S. McLean of Sandy and Jared Sheetz of Orem, assigned to Ultradent Products Inc. of South Jordan.

Non-toxic percussion primers and methods of preparing the same, patent No. 8,454,769, invented by Jack Erickson of Andover, Minn., Joel L. Sandstrom of Corcoran, Minn., Gene Johnston of Radford, Va., Neal Norris of Lewiston, Idaho, Patrick Braun of Clarkston, Wash., Reed Blau of Richmond, Lisa Spendlove Liu of Layton and Rachel Hendrika Newell of Ogden, assigned to Alliant Techsystems Inc. of Minneapolis, Minn.

Non-toxic percussion primers and methods of preparing the same, patent No. 8,454,770, invented by Jack Erickson of Andover, Minn., Joel L. Sandstrom of Corcoran, Minn., Gene Johnston of Radford, Va., Neal Norris of Lewiston, Idaho, Patrick Braun of Clarkston, Wash., Reed Blau of Richmond and Lisa Spendlove Liu of Layton, assigned to Alliant Techsystems Inc. of Minneapolis, Minn.

Product and method for producing an immune system supplement and performance enhancer, patent No. 8,455,010, invented by Verdis Norton of Sandy and Gary L. Samuelson of Sandy, assigned to Reoxcyn Discoveries Group Inc of Sandy.

Biliverdin from a non-animal source, patent No. 8,455,222, invented by Jon Y. Takemoto of North Logan and Dong Chen of Logan, assigned to Utah State University of Logan.

Mixing system with condenser, patent No. 8,455,242, invented by Clinton C. Staheli of Brigham City, Nephi D. Jones of Newton and Michael E. Goodwin of Logan, assigned to HyClone Laboratories Inc. of Logan.

Water-soluble product, patent No. 8,455,567, invented by Carson K. Winget of St. George and Kenny D. Lewis of St. George, assigned to Swingnuts Inc. of St. George.

Flexible production of alkylate gasoline and distillate, patent No. 8,455,708, invented by Hye-Kyung Timken of Albany, Calif., Shawn Winter of Salt Lake City, Howard S. Lacheen of Richmond, Calif. and Sven Ivar Hommeltoft of Pleasant Hill, Calif., assigned to Chevron U.S.A. Inc. of San Ramon, Calif.

Differential data sensing, patent No. 8,456,197, invented by Prashant Dubey of Greater Noida, India, Navneet Gupta of Ghaziabad, India, Shailesh Kumar Pathak of Greater Noida, India, Kaushik Saha of Delhi, India and Gagandeep Singh Sachdev of Salt Lake City, assigned to STMicroelectronics International N.V. of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Antennas, antenna systems and methods providing randomly-oriented dipole antenna elements, patent No. 8,456,374, invented by Zachary C. Bagley of Salt Lake City, Marc J. Russon of Salt Lake City and David G. Landon of Bountiful, assigned to L-3 Communications Corp. of Salt Lake City.

Floating capacitive couplers used to enhance signal coupling in a capacitive touchpad, patent No. 8,456,427, invented by Jared G. Bytheway of Sandy, assigned to Cirque Corp. of Salt Lake City.

Visual clarity of a substantially transparent touchpad, patent No. 8,456,446, invented by Richard D. Woolley of Orem and Paul H. Glad of Taylorsville, assigned to Cirque Corp. of Salt Lake City.

Systems and methods for reducing multicast traffic over a network, patent No. 8,457,127, invented by W. Bryant Eastham of Draper and James L. Simister of Pleasant Grove, assigned to Panasonic Corp. of Osaka, Japan.

Wireless synchronization mechanism, patent No. 8,457,557, invented by Richard P. Alden of Park City, assigned to Skullcandy Inc. of Park City.

Wireless multi-unit conference phone, patent No. 8,457,614, invented by Bruce V. Bernard of Richmond, Calif., Li Hing Kwok of Richmond, Calif., Oliver Ren of Richmond, Calif, and Pichet Thomas Ong of West Jordan, assigned to Clearone Communications Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Multi-epoch method for saving and exporting file system events, patent No. 8,458,175, invented by Randall K. Stokes of Provo, assigned to EMC Corp. of Hopkinton, Mass.

Systems and methods for processing and managing object-related data for use by a plurality of applications, patent No. 8,458,186, invented by Russell Stringham of Orem and Eduardo Suarez of Marlow, United Kingdom, assigned to Symantec Corp. of Mountain View, Calif.

Method, system and computer-usable medium for early notification of a pending digital video recorder deletion event, patent No. 8,458,220, invented by Kulvir Singh Bhogal of Pflugerville, Texas, Brian M. O'Connell of Cary, N.C., Rick A. Hamilton, II of Charlottesville, Va., Gregory J. Boss of American Fork and Jeffrey D. Amsterdam of Marietta, Ga., assigned to International Business Machines Corp. of Armonk, N.Y.

Communication with non-repudiation, patent No. 8,458,477, invented by Gosukonda Naga Venkata Satya Sudhakar of Bangalore, India and Stephen R. Carter of Spanish Fork, assigned to Novell Inc. of Provo.

Method and apparatus for reprogramming engine controllers, patent No. 8,458,689, invented by Roderick A. Barman of Vancouver, Calif, and James Edward Conforti, Jr. of Midvale.

Authenticated session replication, patent No. 8,458,782, invented by Tv Sriram of Bangalore, India and Aswinikumar Kondapalli of Bangalore, India, assigned to Novell Inc. of Provo.

Headphone, patent No. D683,717, invented by Peter M. Kelly of Park City, Daniel A. Levine of Newport Beach, Calif. and Donald C. Stiff of Salt Lake City, assigned to Skullcandy Inc. of Park City.

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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.