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Risk assessment within an aircraft, patent No. 7,885,908, and risk assessment between airports, patent No. 7,885,909, invented by Robert Lee Angell of Salt Lake City, Robert R. Friedlander of Southbury, Conn., and James R. Kraemer of Santa Fe, N.M., assigned to IBM Corp. of Armonk, N.Y.

Method, graphical interface and computer-readable medium for forming a batch job, patent No. 7,885,979, invented by Carlo Johannes Bos and Mitchell Holyoak of West Jordan, Randon Morford of Lehi, Matthew D. Cupal of Providence and Joseph N. Romriell of Alpine, assigned to Sorenson Media Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Hand geometry recognition biometrics on a fob, patent No. 7,886,157, invented by Blayn W. Beenau of Peoria, Ariz., David S. Bonalle of New Rochelle, N.Y., Seth W. Fields of Taylorsville, William J. Gray and Peter D. Saunders of Salt Lake City, Carl Larkin of West Sussex, U.K., and Joshua L. Montgomery of Orem assigned to Xatra Fund MX LLC of Wilmington, Del.

Multiple-developer architecture for facilitating the localization of software applications, patent No. 7,886,267, invented by David Pratt and David Stones of Woodland Hills, Adam Friedman of Newtown, Australia, Clinton De Young of West Jordan, Stephen Gibbon of Wollstone Craft, Australia, Edwin Ho of Maroubra, Australia, and Michael E. Sainsbury of Willoughby, Australia, assigned to Symantec Corp. of Mountain View, Calif.

Layer typed prioritizing application layered systems, patent No. 7,886,291, invented by Scott Jones of Provo, Jeremy Hurren of Pleasant Grove, Jared Blaser of Orem and Randall Cook of Springville, assigned to Symantec Corp.

System and method for controlling access to local services without losing failover capabilty, patent No. 7,886,338, invented by W. Eric Smith of Lindon, assigned to Control4 Corp. of Draper.

Toilet bowl cleaner stem, patent No. D632,090, invented by Aaron D. Cobabe of Syracuse, W. Kenneth Thiess of Parker, Colo., David J. Lowe of Parker, Colo., and David O. Meyers of Kaysville, assigned to SonicScrubbers Inc. of Layton.

Riser for marking and detecting a small underground utility, patent No. D632,196, invented by Martin W. Macey of Draper, assigned to Infinity Times Infinity LLC of Holladay.

Riser for marking and detecting a large underground utility, patent No. D632,197, invented by Martin W. Macey of Draper, assigned to Infinity Times Infinity LLC of Holladay.

Bookmark, patent No. D632,331, invented by Lynn G. Robbins of Centerville, assigned to Bookamajigs LLC of Centerville.

Prosthetic foot, patent No. D632,392, invented by Joseph A. Jacobs of Millcreek, and Edwin K. Iversen and Harold H. Sears of Salt Lake City, assigned to Motion Control, Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Everett Robinson, an attorney registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, compiles this list weekly for The Salt Lake Tribune. He can be reached at 801-649-5858.