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This patent proves there's still something new under the sun

Published January 11, 2012 10:00 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Sundial, patent No. 8,091,245, invented by Joyce Popendorf of North Logan.

Floor for a modular enclosure, patent No. 8,091,289, invented by Barry D. Mower of Layton, Brent Steed of Syracuse, Jay Calkin of Ogden, Neil Watson of Layton, Robert A. Astle of Farmington, L. Curtis Strong of Clearfield, Rich Howe of Pleasant View, David C. Winter of Layton, and Kent Ashby of Logan, assigned to Lifetime Products, Inc. of Clearfield.

Dry stack insulated building blocks, patent No. 8,091,308, invented by Austin P. Westmoreland of Orem, Shane A. Westmoreland of Orem, and Wynn L. Westmoreland of Orem.

Handle for a portable table, patent No. 8,091,490, invented by Paul Branch of Layton, and Ed VanNimwegen of North Ogden, assigned to Lifetime Products, Inc. of Clearfield.

Paired-piston linear engine, patent No. 8,091,519, invented by Robert F. Bennion of West Jordan.

Stress relief in a pocket of a downhole tool string component, patent No. 8,091,627, invented by David R. Hall of Provo, Scott Dahlgren of Alpine, and Paula Turner of Pleasant Grove.

Geothermal well diversion agent formed from in situ decomposition of carbonyls at high temperature, patent No. 8,091,639, invented by Peter E. Rose of Salt Lake City, and Daniel L. Bour of Granite Falls, Wash., assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.

Compact spray device, patent No. 8,091,734, invented by Paul E. Furner of Racine, Wis., Thomas P. Gasper of Germantown, Wis., Chris A. Kubicek of East Troy, Wis., Leon M. Lemon of Mendon, Brent D. Madsen of Providence, Nathan R. Westphal of Union Grove, Wis., Kenneth W. Michaels of Spring Grove, Ill., Cory J. Nelson of Racine, Wis., M. Scott Carpenter of Racine, Wis., and Michael E. Short of Racine, Wis., assigned to S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. of Racine, Wis.

Bullet trap, patent No. 8,091,896, invented by Spencer Lambert of Provo, Kyle Bateman of Provo, Thomas Marshall of Lakeshore, and David Bassett of Provo, assigned to Action Target Inc. of Provo.

Double-sewn airbag mounting assemblies, patent No. 8,091,918, invented by Abe Mitchell of Brigham City, and Mark Hatfield of Providence, assigned to Autoliv ASP, Inc. of Ogden.

Carbon sequestration method, patent No. 8,092,118, invented by Bill Atkin of Boulder City, Nev., Terry Gong of Moraga, Calif., John Harmon of Bakersfield, Calif., and Marcus G. Theodore of Salt Lake City, assigned to Earth Renaissance Technologies, LLC of Salt Lake City.

Bicycle chain rings with ramps, patent No. 8,092,329, invented by Christopher A. Wickliffe of Ogden, and Eldon Goates of Colorado Springs, Colo., assigned to Wick Werks, LLC of Ogden.

Fluid access interface, patent No. 8,092,385, invented by Daniel Goldberger of Boulder, Colo., Eric Shreve of Louisville, Colo., Wayne Siebrecht of Golden, Colo., Benny Pesach of Rosh Ha'ayin, Israel, Gidi Pesach of Kafar Vitikin, Israel, Gabby Bitton of Jerusalem, Israel, Ron Nagar of Tel Aviv, Israel, Dalia Argaman of Hod-Hasharon, Israel, Stephen Bellomo of Zirchron Yaacov, Israel, Robert Larson of Salt Lake City, Larry Johnson of Bennett, Colo., and Jill Klomhaus of Longmont, Colo., assigned to IntelliDx, Inc. of Santa Clara, Calif.

Catheter assembly, including triple lumen tip, patent No. 8,092,415, invented by Ryan T. Moehle of Salt Lake City, William R. Barron of Salt Lake City, and Scott W. Sanders of Lehi, assigned to C. R. Bard, Inc. of Murray Hill, N.J.

Bodily fluid drainage assembly, patent No. 8,092,436, invented by Earl G. Christensen of Provo, assigned to Sterigear LLC of Provo.

Polyaxial screw system, patent No. 8,092,503, invented by Brent A. Felix of Sandy, Christian L. Lauridsen of Woodland Hills, and Keith R. Peterson of Orem, assigned to Innovasis, Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Pedicle screw systems and methods of assembling/installing the same, patent No. 8,092,504, invented by David R. Warnick of Spanish Fork, assigned to X-spine Systems, Inc. of Miamisburg, Ohio.

Lower leg prosthesis with improved roll over, patent No. 8,092,550, invented by Sarah McCarvill of Salt Lake City, David J. Wall of Sandy, Eric W. Rubie of Salt Lake City, Bret J. Geilman of North Ogden, and Nathan A. Williams of Goettingen, Germany, assigned to Otto Bock HealthCare LP of Minneapolis, Minn.

Amplicon melting analysis with saturation dyes, patent No. 8,093,002, invented by Carl T. Wittwer of Salt Lake City, Gudrun Reed of Salt Lake City, Virginie Dujols of Sandy, and Luming Zhou of Salt Lake City, assigned to the University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.

Heteroaryl urea derivatives useful for inhibiting CHK1, patent No. 8,093,244, invented by Frank Diaz of Florence, Ala., Francine S. Farouz of San Diego, Calif., Ryan Coatsworth Holcomb of Salt Lake City, Edward A. Kesicki of Bothell, Wash., Kimba Lee Fischer of Longmont, Colo., and Adam Wade Cook of Broomfield, Colo., assigned to ICOS Corporation of Indianapolis, Ind.

Magnetic rotor assembly, patent No. 8,093,775, invented by Steven L. Sunyich of St. George.

Power distribution system control and monitoring, patent No. 8,093,871, invented by John F. Jackman of Salt Lake City.

Storage rack safety device, patent No. 8,094,035, invented by Wendell C. Lane, Jr. of Romeo, Mich., assigned to Autoliv ASP, Inc. of Ogden.

Recording, storing, and retrieving vehicle maintenance records, patent No. 8,095,265, invented by Gregory J. Boss of American Fork, Peter G. Finn of Brampton, Calif., Rick A. Hamilton, II of Charlottesville, Va., Brian M. O'Connell of Cary, N.C., James W. Seaman of Falls Church, Va., and Keith R. Walker of Austin, Texas, assigned to International Business Machines Corporation of Armonk, N.Y.

Sensor system including a confirmation sensor for detecting an impending collision, patent No. 8,095,276, invented by Michel Kozyreff of Bonsecours, France, and Bernard Guy De Mersseman of Rochester Hills, Mich., assigned to Autoliv ASP, Inc. of Ogden.

System and method for using and maintaining a master matching index, patent No. 8,095,386, invented by James K. Lassetter of Park City, David Coyle of Sandy, and Jared Crapo of Sandy, assigned to Medicity, Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Methods for facilitating an online transaction of a firearm, patent No. 8,095,427, invented by Brad B. Buxton of Sandy.

Techniques for retaining security restrictions with file versioning, patent No. 8,095,509, invented by Gosukonda Naga Venkata Satya Sudhakar of Bangalore, India, assigned to Novell, Inc. of Provo.

Providing alternatives within a family tree systems and methods, patent No. 8,095,567, invented by Bennett Cookson, Jr. of Orem, Ken Boyer of Cedar Hills, James Mark Hamilton of Provo, Kendall J. Jefferson of Orem, Daren Thayne of Orem, and Michael J. Wolfgramm of Pleasand Grove, assigned to Myfamily.com, Inc. of Orem.

Techniques for distributing data, patent No. 8,095,590, invented by Vernon Roger Holm of Sandy, Ravikanth Dronamraju of San Jose, Calif., and Jamshid Mahdavi of San Jose, Calif., assigned to Novell, Inc. of Provo.

Architecture for serving and managing independent access devices, patent No. 8,095,624, invented by Marc Epstein of Los Gatos, Calif., Mark Collins of Superior, Colo., Peter Barclay of San Jose, Calif., Brian Karney of Palo Alto, Calif., and Glenn Ricart of Salt Lake City, assigned to CenterBeam Inc. of San Jose, Calif.

Encoder for low-density parity check codes, patent No. 8,095,859, invented by Justin C. Peterson of Stansbury Park, Steven O. Hadfield of Kaysville, and Ryan Hinton of Crozet, Va., assigned to L-3 Communications, Corp. of New York, N.Y.

Providing an interactive and customizable organization tree having communication options, patent No. 8,095,893, invented by Preston A. Stewart of Alpine, assigned to Xennsoft LLC of South Jordan.

Secure synchronization and sharing of secrets, patent No. 8,095,960, invented by Kevin Marinus Boogert of Sandy, and Stephen R. Carter of Spanish Fork, assigned to Novell Inc. of Provo.

Systems and methods for quarantining a node from other nodes in a network, patent No. 8,095,961, invented by David B. Morley of Highland, Monte Sharp of South Jordan, and Alan B. Butt of Orem, assigned to Crimson Corporation of Dover, Del.

Dynamic document merging method and system, patent No. 8,095,975, invented by Gregory Jensen Boss of American Fork, Yen-Fu Chen of Austin, Texas, Rick Allen Hamilton, II of Charlottesville, Va., and Hari Shankar of Morrisville, N.C., assigned to International Business Machines Corporation of Armonk, N.Y.

Chair, patent No. D651,821, invented by Michael Freed of Salt Lake City.

Ceiling microphone, patent No. D652,025, invented by William Deberard of Brighton, Colo., Chris Wildfoerster of Goshen, N.Y., Christopher Alan Bourne of Stansbury Park, and Michael Braithwaite of Austin, Texas, assigned to ClearOne Communications, Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Antenna, patent No. D652,027, invented by Eric Guzman Hernandez of Highland, Anthony Joseph Sutera of Draper, Texas, and Rhett Francis Spencer of Heber City, assigned to ChamTech Technologies, Incorporated of Wilmington, Del.

Antenna, patent No. D652,028, invented by Eric Guzman Hernandez of Highland, Anthony Joseph Sutera of Draper, Texas, and Rhett Francis Spencer of Heber City, assigned to ChamTech Technologies, Incorporated of Wilmington, Del.

Antenna, patent No. D652,029, invented by Eric Guzman Hernandez of Highland, Anthony Joseph Sutera of Draper, Texas, and Rhett Francis Spencer of Heber, assigned to ChamTech Technologies, Incorporated of Wilmington, Del.

Swell ceiling or wall panel, patent No. D652,152, invented by Guillaume Martin of Rochetoirin, France, and Michael Damen of Rochetoirin, France, assigned to 3form, Inc. 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. For more patents, see the Money page at sltrib.com, go to Sections on left-hand side and click Patents.