Bet they wind up calling this patent a lid

The Salt Lake Tribune

Published: February 21, 2012 12:09PM
Updated: February 21, 2012 10:18PM

Manhole cover device, patent No. 8,118,517, invented by John Kelley of Murray, and David Elder of Centerville.

Temperature calibration device having reconfigurable heating/cooling modules to provide wide temperature range, patent No. 8,117,848, invented by Frank E. Liebmann of American Fork, David W. Farley of Orem, Richard W. Walker of Alpine, Michael W. Hirst of Lindon, and Allen E. Sjogren of Park City, assigned to Fluke Corporation of Everett, Wash.

Stake system and method for soft material, patent No. 8,118,047, invented by Eric M. Simonson of Salt Lake City, and E. Roger Simonson of Salt Lake City.

Threaded retention device for downhole transmission lines, patent No. 8,118,093, invented by Trent Hassell of Pleasant Grove, and Prabesh Lohani of Provo, assigned to IntelliServ, LLC of Houston, Texas.

Hydraulic control system for drilling systems, patent No. 8,118,113, invented by Stefan Wrede of Kirchhundem, Germany, and Chrisof Kruse of Wenden, Germany, assigned to Longyear TM, Inc. of South Jordan.

Modular rotary drill head, patent No. 8,118,118, invented by Christof Kruse of Wenden, Germany, Stefan Wrede of Kirchhundem, Germany, and Hans-Juergen Wahl of Zella-Mehlis, Germany, assigned to Longyear TM, Inc. of South Jordan.

Inflatable knee airbags and internal tethers produced from single panels of material, patent No. 8,118,325, invented by Mark L. Enders of Pleasant View, Louis Mueller of Roy, and Larry Lunt of Brigham City, assigned to Autoliv ASP, Inc. of Ogden.

Apparatus, system and method for automobile protection device, patent No. 8,118,338, invented by Craig Kimball of Salt Lake City.

Resilient pick shank, patent No. 8,118,371, invented by David R. Hall of Provo, Jeff Jepson of Spanish Fork, and Gary Peterson of Salem, assigned to Schlumberger Technology Corporation of Houston, Texas.

System and method for inflation syringe with improved display and modularized component assembly, patent No. 8,118,776, invented by Fred P. Lampropoulos of Salt Lake City, Steve Taylor of Salt Lake City, Thomas Stout of Salt Lake City, Jim Mottola of Salt Lake City, and Blaine Johnson of Riverton, assigned to Merit Medical Systems, Inc. of South Jordan.

Apparatus for knee surgery and method of use, patent No. 8,118,811, invented by Thomas M. Coon of Redding, Calif., E. Marlowe Goble of Alta, Wyo., Alfred J. Tria, Jr. of Princeton, N.J., Warren Scott Gareiss of Columbia City, Ind., Robert A. Hodorek of Wasaw, Ind., Toby N. Farling of Warsaw, Ind., Daniel F. Justin of Logan, Donald M. Smucker of Perrysburg, Ohio, and Richard R. Van Zile of Bryan, Ohio, assigned to Zimmer, Inc. of Warsaw, Ind.

Marrow stem cell and pancreatic beta cell fusion cell useful for the treatment of diabetes, patent No. 8,119,120, invented by Christof Westenfelder of Salt Lake City, assigned to Insugen, LLC of Salt Lake City.

Method of surface plasmon resonance (SPR) to detect genomic aberrations in patients with multiple myeloma, patent No. 8,119,350, invented by Zhong Chen of Sandy, and Ning Liu of Beijing, China, assigned to CMED Technologies Ltd of Road Town, Tortola.

Multistage amplification reactions by control of sequence replication times, patent No. 8,119,352, invented by Lynn Kozma of Sunol, Calif., and David Douglas Swenson of Ogden, assigned to Cepheld of Sunnyvale, Calif.

System and method for using stored electrical energy to quiet power- sensitive measurement circuits, patent No. 8,120,327, invented by Allen Erik Sjogren of Park City, and Richard W. Walker of Alpine, assigned to Fluke Corporation of Everett, Wash.

Method and system for the dynamic calibration of stereovision cameras, patent No. 8,120,644, invented by Tie-Qi Chen of Farmington Hills, Mich., assigned to Autoliv ASP, Inc. of Ogden.

Method and system to allow printing compression of documents, patent No. 8,120,790, invented by Christopher James Dawson of Arlington, Va., Gregory Jensen Boss of American Fork, Rick Allen Hamilton, II of Charlottesville, Va., and Timothy Moffett Waters of Hiram, Ga., assigned to International Business Machines Corporation of Armonk, N.Y.

Method for diagnosing a disease, patent No. 8,121,677, invented by Steven C. Eror of Salt Lake City, and Lynn H. Satterthwaite of North Ogden, assigned to Fresh Medical Laboratories, Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Systems and methods for presenting saving opportunities for electronic devices, patent No. 8,121,737, invented by William B. West of Sandy, Wallace Eric Smith of Pleasant Grove, and Paul E. Nagel of Draper, assigned to Control4 Corporation of Salt Lake City.

Patient care and treatment data structure and processing system, patent No. 8,121,860, invented by Robert Emmons Haskell of Chester Springs, Pa., Rebecca Rae DaDamio of Sinking Spring, Pa., Carmela Anne Couderc of West Chester, Pa., Susan Annette Matney of Woods Cross, and Mary Ellen Dlugos of King of Prussia, Pa., assigned to Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. of Malvern, Pa.

Methods for searching private social network data, patent No. 8,121,999, invented by Andrew S. Hansen of Bountiful, and Scott B. Hansen of New York City, N.Y.

Event monitoring and collection, patent No. 8,122,122, invented by James E. Clingenpeel of Salt Lake City, and Brent E. Henry of Salt Lake City, assigned to Raytheon Oakley Systems, Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Shoe upper, patent No. D654,262, invented by Kelly B. Jarvis of Oakley, assigned to NIKE, Inc. of Beaverton, Ore.

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.