This patent fits like one of those five-fingered things
Published: November 22, 2011 01:27PM
Updated: November 22, 2011 07:53PM

Glove, patent No. D648,918, invented by Dale Gledhill, of Draper.

Shower drain adapter, patent No. 8,060,956, invented by Lonnie C. DeGooyer, of West Jordan, assigned to Schluter Systems L.P. of Plattsburgh, N.Y.

Cloth accessory with removable insert, patent No. 8,060,969, invented by Darren Jones, of American Fork, assigned to Alpine Innovations LLC of American Fork.

Temperature control case, patent No. 8,061,149, invented by Andrew Ross Gowans, of Salt Lake City; Mike George Orfanakis, of Salt Lake City; Brent Kelvin Speirs, of Sandy; and Ryan Derek Clark, of West Jordan, assigned to Case In Point LLC of Sandy.

Antagonistic fluid control system for active and passive actuator operation, patent No. 8,061,261, invented by Stephen C. Jacobsen, of Salt Lake City, and Marc Olivier, of Sandy, assigned to Raytheon Co. of Waltham, Mass.

Tubular signal transmission device and method of manufacture, patent No. 8,061,273, invented by James Bayliss, of Punta Gorda, Fla.; Ernest L. Gladden, of Granby, Conn.,; and Joseph W. Twarog Jr. of Barkhamsted, Conn., assigned to Dyno Nobel Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Road and rail vehicle with pivotable axle and associated methods, patent No. 8,061,277, invented by Charles R. Jacob, of American Fork, assigned to Savage Services Corp. of Salt Lake City.

Apparatus and method for delivering beneficial liquids at steady rate, patent No. 8,061,280, invented by John Howard Gordon, Ashok V. Joshiy, and Truman Wold, all of Salt Lake City, and Sai Bhavaraju, of West Jordan, assigned to Microlin LLC of Salt Lake City.

Sucker rod pump with improved ball and seat, patent No. 8,061,381, invented by Michael Ford, of St. George.

Downhole sample rate system, patent No. 8,061,443, invented by David R. Hall, of Provo; Paula Turner, of Pleasant Grove; and Christopher Durrand, of Pleasant Grove, assigned to Schlumberger Technology Corp. of Houston.

Cutting element apparatuses, drill bits including same, methods of cutting, and methods of rotating a cutting element, patent No. 8,061,452, invented by Craig H. Cooley, of Saratoga Springs; Timothy N. Sexton, of Santaquin; S. Barrett Peterson, of Orem; Jeffrey Lund, of Cottonwood Heights; and Christopher F. Johnson, of Bountiful, assigned to US Synthetic Corp. of Orem.

Drill bit with asymmetric gage pad configuration, patent No. 8,061,453, invented by Peter T. Cariveau, of Draper, and Bala Durairajan, of Houston, assigned to Smith International Inc. of Houston.

Ultra-hard and metallic constructions comprising improved braze joint, patent No. 8,061,454, invented by Georgiy Voronin, of Orem, and J. Daniel Belnap, of Pleasant Grove, assigned to Smith International Inc. of Houston.

Chamfered pointed enhanced diamond insert, patent No. 8,061,457, invented by David R. Hall, of Provo, and Ronald B. Crockett, of Payson, assigned to Schlumberger Technology Corp. of Houston.

Polycrystalline diamond compact (PDC) cutting element having multiple catalytic elements, patent No. 8,061,458, invented by Kenneth E. Bertagnolli, of Sandy, and Michael A. Vail, of Genola, assigned to US Synthetic Corp. of Orem.

Compact spray device, patent No. 8,061,562, invented by M. Scott Carpenter, Paul E. Furner, Cory J. Nelson and Michael E. Short, all of Racine, Wis.; Thomas P. Gasper, of Germantown, Wis.; Chris A. Kubicek of East Troy, Wis.; Kenneth W. Michaels, of Spring Grove, Ill.; Gene Sipinski ,of Elgin, Ill.; Nathan R. Westphal, of Union Grove, Wis.; Leon M. Lemon, of Mendon, and Brent D. Madsen, of Providence, assigned to S.C. Johnson & Son Inc. of Racine, Wis.

Sensors on a degradation machine, patent No. 8,061,782, invented by David R. Hall, of Provo, David Wahlquist, of Spanish Fork, Scott Dahlgren, of Alpine, and Thomas Morris, of Spanish Fork.

Retention system, patent No. 8,061,784, invented by David R. Hall, of Provo; Scott Dahlgren, of Alpine; Jonathan Marshall, of Provo; Italo Elqueta, of Lehi; Tyson J. Wilde, of Spanish Fork; and Christopher Durrand, of Pleasant Grove, assigned to Schlumberger Technology Corp. of Houston.

Method for illuminating colors in a backlit driver airbag emblem, patent No. 8,061,861, invented by Donald J. Paxton, of Romeo, Mich.; Henry Vernon Phillips, of Shelby Township, Mich.; and Richard L. Matsu, of Plymouth, Mich., assigned to Autoliv ASP Inc. of Ogden.

Apparatus for tipping intermodal containers, patent No. 8,061,951, invented by Harold Marston, of Midvale; Ron Piccolo, of Price; Matthew Craig Hillyer, of Louisville, Miss.; Tonnie Michael Boyles, of Louisville, Miss.; and Darry Cecil Crowell, of Louisville, Miss., assigned to WCDI LLC of Midvale.

Compressor with variable-geometry ported shroud, patent No. 8,061,974, invented by Ronren Gu, of Torrance, Calif., and Eric S. Peery, of Orem, assigned to Honeywell International Inc. of Morristown, N.J.

Apparatus, system, and method for maxillo-mandibular fixation, patent No. 8,062,032, invented by Scott E. Bulloch, of St. George, and Russell G. Olsen, of Cedar City, assigned to Intrinsic Medical LLC of Cedar City.

Utilizing line-of-sight vectors in a game environment, patent No. 8,062,128, invented by Dylan F. Jobe, of Merriman, and Jeffrey T. Limback, of Park City, assigned to Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC of Foster City, Calif.

Height adjustment mechanism for a basketball system, patent No. 8,062,152, invented by S. Curtis Nye, of Clinton, and Brent Steed, of Syracuse, assigned to Lifetime Products Inc. of Clearfield.

Controlled flashback for vascular access devices, patent No. 8,062,261, invented by Chad M. Adams, of Cedar Hills, assigned to Becton, Dickinson and Co. of Franklin Lakes, N.J.

Extravascular system in-line venting, patent No. 8,062,262, invented by Kelly D. Christensen, of Centerville; Wade A. Powell, of Lexington, Ky.; John R. Stokes, of Ogden; Austin Jason McKinnon, of Herriman; Dinesh S. Kommireddy, of Tarrytown, N.Y.; Shaun Staley, of Sandy; Richard F. Leavitt, of Layton; Jesse Austin, of Milliken, Colo.; Shaun Condie, of Springville; Tyler Evans, of Provo; Shawn Funk, of Houston; Scott Henderson, of Logan; Joseph Jacobsen, of Pleasant Grove; Austin Smith, of Renton, Wash.; and Christopher N. Cindrich, of Draper, assigned to Becton, Dickinson and Co. of Franklin Lakes, N.J.

Vascular access device including a tear-resistant septum, patent No. 8,062,266, invented by Austin Jason McKinnon, of Herriman; Alexy T. Yessayan, of South Jordan; Lantao Guo, of Draper; David Ou-Yang, of Woodbury, Minn.; Yongming Liu, of Basking Ridge, N.J.; Kelly D. Christensen, of Centerville; and Weston F. Harding, of Lehi, assigned to Becton, Dickinson and Co. of Franklin Lakes, N.J.

Vascular access device including a tear-resistant septum, patent No. 8,062,267, invented by Austin Jason McKinnon, of Herriman, and William G. Moulton, of West Jordan, assigned to Becton, Dickinson and Co. of Franklin Lakes, N.J.

Apparatus and methods for inserting an implant, patent No. 8,062,303, invented by Bret M. Berry, of Sandy; Richard D. Guyer, of Dallas; Jack E. Zigler, of Dallas; Adam A. Pike, of Bountiful; and Randall F. Lee, of Arlington, Texas, assigned to K2M Inc. of Leesburg, Va.

Percutaneous permanent retrievable vascular filter, patent No. 8,062,328, invented by Michael J. Hallisey, of Wethersfield, Conn., assigned to Merit Medical Systems Inc. of South Jordan.

Polyaxial orthopedic fastening apparatus with independent locking modes, patent No. 8,062,336, invented by Daniel J. Triplett, of Providence, Joel R. Helgerson, of Providence, and Robert W. Hoy, of Columbus, Ohio, assigned to GMEDELAWARE 2 LLC of Audubon, Pa.

Use of ceramic fiber fire barriers in vehicular compartments, patent No. 8,062,464, invented by Graig Cropper, of Orem.

Method and apparatus for increasing efficiency of transmission and/or storage of rays for parallelized ray intersection testing, patent No. 8,063,902, invented by Ryan R. Salsbury, of San Francisco, James Alexander McCombe, of San Francisco, and Luke Tilman Peterson, of Park City, assigned to Caustic Graphics Inc. of San Francisco.

Apparatus for discovering devices in a wireless network, patent No. 8,064,366, invented by Kenin Page, of Sandy, and Elwin Hunt, of Sandy, assigned to Hewlett-Packard Co. of Palo Alto, Calif.

System and method for compressing portions of a media signal using different codecs, patent No. 8,064,515, invented by Jodie L. Reynolds, of Folsom, Calif.; Robert W. Ingraham, of Folsom, Calif.; Lawrence S. Reznick, of Sacramento, Calif.; John E. Wilkinson, of Carmichael, Calif.; Jack A. Prock, of Folsom, Calif.; and Danny L. Mabey, of Farmington, assigned to Interact Devices Inc. of Folsom, Calif.

Analysis of multidimensional data, patent No. 8,064,670, invented by Brent E. Higgs, of Clinton; John S. Birbeck, of Syracuse; Cliff E. Frieler, of Farmington Hills, Mich.; and Robert M. Cothren, of Fairfax Station, Va., assigned to Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. of Los Angeles, Calif.

Three-dimensional die stacks with inter-device and intra-device optical interconnect, patent No. 8,064,739, invented by Nathan Binkert, of Redwood City, Calif.; Norm Jouppi, of Palo Alto, Calif.; Al Davis, of Coalville; and Raymond Beausoleil, of Redmond, Wash., assigned to Hewlett-Packard Development Co. L.P. of Houston.

Systems and methods for tracking changes to a volume, patent No. 8,065,272, invented by Russell R. Stringham, of Ogden, assigned to Symantec Corp. of Mountain View, Calif.

Data storage and retrieval system with optimized categorization of information items based on category selection, patent No. 8,065,343, invented by Mark Venguerov, of Dun Laoghaire, Ireland, assigned to DECHO Corp. of Pleasant Grove.

Compression of 16 bit data using predictor values, patent No. 8,065,354, invented by Walter E. Donovan, of Saratoga, Calif., and David K. McAllister, of Holladay, assigned to NVIDIA Corp. of Santa Clara, Calif.

System and method for queuing to a cloud via a queuing proxy, patent No. 8,065,395, invented by Lloyd Leon Burch, of Payson; Carolyn Bennion McClain, of Springville; and Stephen R. Carter, of Spanish Fork, assigned to Novell Inc. of Provo.

System and method for data transport, patent No. 8,065,424, invented by Stefano Foresti, of Salt Lake City; William Luke Stebbing, of Manti; and Paolo Lamponi, of Provo, assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.

High data throughput turbo product encoder, patent No. 8,065,585, invented by Ayyoob Abbaszadeh, of Salt Lake City, and David Todd Wilstead, of West Valley, assigned to L-3 Communications Corp. of New York, N.Y.

Method and system for asynchronous chip design, patent No. 8,065,647, invented by Kenneth S. Stevens, of Brighton, assigned to The University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.

Techniques for managing secure communications, patent No. 8,065,720, invented by Hashem M. Ebrahimi, of Salt Lake City; Stephen R. Carter, of Spanish Fork; and Mel J. Oyler, of Pleasant Grove, assigned to Novell Inc. of Provo.

Beverage bottle, patent No. D649,061, invented by Joseph H. Jeffs, of Hildale, assigned to Plastiformance Inc. of Hildale.

Core barrel head assembly with tapered design, patent No. D649,167, invented by Christopher L. Drenth, of Draper, assigned to Longyear TM Inc. of South Jordan.

Tape cutter and holder, patent No. D649,191, invented by Scott K. Warner, of Lehi, assigned to Semco Plastic Co. Inc. of St. Louis, Mo.

Reading stand, patent No. D649,194, invented by Ronald D. Thompson, of Wales, and Joanne I. Thompson, of Wales.

Seal for head assembly, patent No. D649,228, invented by Christopher L. Drenth, of Draper, assigned to Longyear TM Inc. of South Jordan.

Tattoo needle stabilization clip, patent No. D649,245, invented by David Klebs, of West Jordan, and Jonathan Castle, of Midvale.

Mouth guard, patent No. D649,252, invented by David L. Spainhower, of Layton.

Attachment device, patent No. D649,267, invented by William G. Apgood II, of Holladay; Lenny Vainberg, of Mission Viejo, Calif.; William G. Apgood, of Holladay; and Robert Glenn, of Chicago, Ill., assigned to Red Star Traders LLC of Salt Lake City.

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.