You probably think this patent’s about you

The Salt Lake Tribune

Published: February 7, 2012 01:47PM
Updated: February 8, 2012 12:38PM

Vanity top, patent No. D653,735, invented by Shao Wang of Salt Lake City.

Adjustable golf spike, patent No. 8,109,016, invented by David B. Keough of Sandy.

Gun mount, patent No. 8,109,028, invented by Kent S. Roberts of American Fork, and Brent Roberts of American Fork.

System for recovering hydrocarbons from water-containing hydrocarbonaceous material using a constructed infrastructure, patent No. 8,109,047, invented by Todd Dana of Park City, and James W. Patten of Sandy, assigned to Red Leaf Resources, Inc. of Sandy.

Construction fastener, patent No. 8,109,054, invented by Devin K. Thomas of Paradise, Tricia A. Thomas of Paradise, and Ryan D. Ohlwiler of Paradise.

Split-coil, redundant annular coupler for wired downhole telemetry, patent No. 8,109,329, invented by Jeff Bray of Mapleton, and David Bartholomew of Springville, assigned to Intelliserv, L.L.C. of Houston, Texas.

Thick-pointed, superhard material, patent No. 8,109,349, invented by David R. Hall of Provo, Ronald B. Crockett of Payson, John D. Bailey of Spanish Fork, Jeff Jepson of Spanish Fork, and Scott Dahlgren of Alpine, assigned to Schlumberger Technology Corporation of Houston, Texas.

Polycrystalline abrasive composite cutter, patent No. 8,109,350, invented by Zhigang Z. Fang of Salt Lake City, Stephen C. Johnson of Roy, and Haibo Zhang of Salt Lake City, assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.

System and method for encoding and decoding data and references to data in machine-readable graphical codes, patent No. 8,109,441, invented by Paul J. Hepworth of Riverton, and Dimitri V. Yatsenko of Sandy, assigned to The Code Corporation of Bluffdale.

Delivery of agents to the cutting mechanism of paper shredders, patent No. 8,109,455, invented by Mark S. Allen of Orem, assigned to Buttercup Legacy, LLC of Orem.

Multiposition tailgate retaining and counterbalancing apparatus and method, patent No. 8,109,553, invented by Cary R. Zielinsky of Liberty.

Connection box assembly method, patent No. 8,109,785, invented by Brent L. Kidman of Spanish Fork, assigned to Cheetah USA Corp. of Sandy.

Variable- peed transmission with rotating and orbiting drive gears, patent No. 8,109,852, invented by Gary D. Lee of Spanish Fork, assigned to VMT Technologies LLC of Spanish Fork.

Systems for forming an anastomosis, patent No. 8,109,949, invented by Duane D. Blatter of Salt Lake City, Kenneth C. Goodrich of Salt Lake City, Michael C. Barrus of Bountiful, and Bruce M. Burnett of Salt Lake City, assigned to Vital Access Corporation of Salt Lake City.

Method for dynamic vertebral stabilization, patent No. 8,109,973, invented by Daniel E. Gerbec of Logan, and T. Wade Fallin of Hyde Park, assigned to Stryker Spine of Cestas, France.

Modular prosthesis and use thereof for replacing a radial head, patent No. 8,110,005, invented by Brian K. Berelsman of Warsaw, Ind., Russell M. Parrott of Winona Lake, Ind., Christopher H. Martin of Salt Lake City, Donald H. Lee of Birmingham, Ala., and Thomas J. Graham of Cockeysville, Md., assigned to Biomet Manufacturing Corp. of Warsaw, Ind.

Dialysis systems and related components, patent No. 8,110,104, invented by Martin Joseph Crnkovich of Walnut Creek, Calif., Lynn E. Jensen of Syracuse, Melvin D. Jensen of West Haven, Deloy Lindley of North Ogden, Mohsen Reihanifam of Rancho Sante Fe, Calif., and Colin Weaver of Pleasanton, Calif., assigned to Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. of Waltham, Mass.

Frictional holding pad, patent No. 8,110,269, invented by Alan J. Wheatley of Draper, assigned to American Covers, Inc. of Draper.

Frictional holding pad, patent No. 8,110,270, invented by Alan J. Wheatley of Draper, assigned to American Covers, Inc. of Draper.

Method for quantitative detection of diabetes related immunological markers, patent No. 8,110,408, invented by Zhong Chen of Sandy, Ning Liu of Beijing, China, and Yancun Li of Beijing, China, assigned to CMED Technologies Ltd. of Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands.

Method to measure serum biomarkers for the diagnosis of liver fibrosis, patent No. 8,110,409, invented by Zhong Chen of Sandy, Ning Liu of Beijing, China, and Yancun Li of Beijing, China, assigned to CMED Technologies Ltd. of Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands.

Alpha-conotoxin peptides, patent No. 8,110,549, invented by Maren Watkins of Salt Lake City, Baldomero M. Olivera of Salt Lake City, David R. Hillyard of Salt Lake City, J. Michael McIntosh of Salt Lake City, and Robert M. Jones of Salt Lake City, assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.

Front and rear removable panel for electronic displays, patent No. 8,111,208, invented by Brent W. Brown of Farmington, assigned to Young Electric Sign Company of Salt Lake City.

Using consumer purchase behavior for television targeting, patent No. 8,112,301, invented by William Morris Harvey of Gardiner, N.Y., Gerald Leo Despain of St. George, Mark Lieberman of Thornwood, N.Y., Brian P. Canning of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Pavel Bochman of Plainview, N.Y., assigned to Tra, Inc. of New York, N.Y.

Methods and systems for creating snapshots of virtualized applications, patent No. 8,112,392, invented by Karl Bunnell of Highland, Randall R. Cook of Mapleton, and Jeremy Hurren of Pleasant Grove, assigned to Symantec Corporation of Mountain View, Calif.

Centralized content repositories for distributed learning management systems, patent No. 8,112,446, invented by Jared M. Carman of Highland, assigned to Agilant Learning Services LLC of Salt Lake City.

Server side verification of digital signatures in streaming environments, patent No. 8,112,633, invented by Robert Allan Clyde of Pleasant Grove, Timothy G. Brown of Fort Edward, N.Y., Brian Hernacki of Mountain View, Calif., and William E. Sobel of Jamul, Calif., assigned to Symantec Corporation of Mountain View, Calif.

Systems, apparatus, and methods for layered execution, patent No. 8,112,767, invented by Randall R. Cook of Springville, assigned to Symantec Corporation of Mountain View, Calif.

Secure launching of browser from privileged process, patent No. 8,112,791, invented by W. Scott Kiester of Orem, Cameron Mashayekhi of Salt Lake City, and Karl E. Ford of Highland.

Fishing lure, patent No. D653,725, invented by Mihail Zolotuhin of Sandy.

Prosthesis, patent No. D653,759, invented by Justin R. Smith of West Jordan, Robert E. Finlinson of Salt Lake City, Nathan A. Williams of Salt Lake City, Jeffrey J. Friesen of Sandy, and Kelli D. Hales of Centerville, assigned to Otto Bock Healthcare GmbH of Duderstadt, Germany.

Panel with wood slat interlayers, patent No. D653,776, invented by Michael Damen of Rochetoirin, France, Guillaume Martin of Rochetoirin, France, and E. Egan Metcalf of Salt Lake City, assigned to 3form, Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Panel with vertical surface texture, patent No. D653,777, invented by Michael Damen of Rochetoirin, France, assigned to 3form, Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Panel with meadow surface texture, patent No. D653,778, invented by Guillaume Martin of Rochetoirin, France, assigned to 3form, Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Panel with flow surface texture, patent No. D653,779, invented by Michael Damen of Rochetoirin, France, and E. Egan Metcalf of Salt Lake City, assigned to 3form, Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Panel with rule surface texture, patent No. D653,780, invented by E. Egan Metcalf of Salt Lake City, assigned to 3form, Inc. of Salt Lake City.

High-speed network of independently linked nodes, patent No. RE43,163, invented by Jock Andrews of Springville, Craig A. Miller of Lehi, Keith R. Anderson of Springville, Richard H. Christensen of Hurricane, Marcio Pugina of Orem, Jason S. Veech of Oakley, Ill., Kevin J. Peppin of American Fork, and Larry G. Erdman of Lehi, assigned to Brookline Flolmstead LLC of Las Vegas, Nev.

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.