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Here's a patent for when the low-tech way just won't do

Published August 14, 2012 10:51 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This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated.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.

Apparatus for cleaning a nasal cavity, patent No. 8,241,236, invented by Mark J. Yardley of Beaver, assigned to Y B Innovations, LLC of Logan.

Towel with one or more recessed pockets, patent No. 8,239,985, invented by Joshua P. Christensen of Draper, and Michael G. Ware of San Francisco, Calif.

Groove-mount fabric display system with two-part frame, patent No. 8,240,072, invented by Robert M. Frey of Salt Lake City, assigned to Moss, Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Thrill ride retrieval apparatus and method, patent No. 8,240,254, invented by Eric C. Cylvick of Wanship.

Apparatus for delivering beneficial liquids at steady rate, patent No. 8,240,260, invented by John Howard Gordon of Salt Lake City, Ashok V. Joshi of Salt Lake City, Truman Wold of Paauilo, Hawaii, and Sai Bhavaraju of West Jordan, assigned to Microlin, LLC. of Salt Lake City.

Method for delivering beneficial liquids at steady rate, patent No. 8,240,261, invented by John Howard Gordon of Salt Lake City, Ashok V. Joshi of Salt Lake City, Truman Wold of Paauilo, Hawaii, and Sai Bhavaraju of West Jordan, assigned to Microlin, LLC of Salt Lake City.

Movable partition systems and components thereof, including chain guide structures, and methods of forming and installing same, patent No. 8,240,354, invented by W. Michael Coleman of Salt Lake City, Michael D. George of Kaysville, and Mark B. Laraway of West Jordan, assigned to Won-Door Corporation of Salt Lake City.

Roof bolt bit, patent No. 8,240,404, invented by David R. Hall of Provo, Ronald B. Crockett of Payson, and Andrew Gerla of Provo.

Imaging engine with independently adjustable lens carriages, patent No. 8,240,569, invented by Ryan Hyde of Lehi, Frank Clegg of Fruit Heights, and Randy Nate of Orem, assigned to The Code Corporation of Bluffdale.

Mounting assemblies with wrappers for inflatable curtain airbags, patent No. 8,240,701, invented by Blake L. Cheal of Perry, and Kurt L. Gammill of Layton, assigned to Autoliv ASP, Inc. of Ogden.

Side curtain airbag with fabric diffuser, patent No. 8,240,708, invented by Michael Fink of Mesa, Ariz., Ryan T. Pinsenschaum of Dayton, Ohio, Douglas S. Weston of Tipp City, Ohio, Dayne B. Hassett of Sandy, Brian Abraham of Fairborn, Ohio, Ever E. Luna of Juarez, Mexico, and Raul A. Hernandez of Juarez, Mexico, assigned to Nxgen Technologies, LLC of Meza, Ariz.

Multimode portable illumination device, patent No. 8,240,874, invented by Greg W. Koch of Kaysville, Bruce K. Bangerter of Kaysville, Kevin E. Collier of Kaysville, and Darrell B. Steinicke of Kaysville, assigned to Mag Instrument, Inc. of Ontario, Calif.

Ventricular assist device capable of implantation of stem cells, patent No. 8,241,198, invented by David A. Bull of Salt Lake City, Rafe C. Connors of Bountiful, Harold M. Erickson of Cora, Wyo., James Yockman of West Jordan, and Sung Wan Kim of Salt Lake City, assigned to University of Utah Foundation of Salt Lake City.

Medical needle systems with reset devices for medical needle shield apparatus, patent No. 8,241,254, invented by Jeremy W. Snow of Salt Lake City, assigned to Specialized Health Products, Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Needle guide for needle-based medical device, patent No. 8,241,256, invented by Timothy J. Erskine of Sandy, assigned to Erskine Medical LLC of High Falls, N.Y.

Method for implanting a hip fracture nail system, patent No. 8,241,286, invented by Anthony J. Metzinger of Warsaw, Ind., Peter Giannoudis of Leeds, United Kingdom, George J. Haidukewych of Orlando, Fla., Daniel S. Horwitz of Salt Lake City, Frank A. Liporace of Fort Lee, N.J., and Andrew Sems of Oronoco, Minn., assigned to Biomet, C.V. of The Netherlands.

Collet fixation system, patent No. 8,241,288, invented by Daniel F. Justin of Logan, Karen E. Mohr of Salt Lake City, and E. Marlowe Goble of Logan, assigned to IMDS Corporation of Logan.

Cannulation apparatus and method, patent No. 8,241,309, invented by Scott D. Miles of Sandy, Kent F. Beck of Layton, and Timothy R. Nieman of North Salt Lake, assigned to World Heart Corporation of Salt Lake City.

Occipitocervical plate, patent No. 8,241,337, invented by Douglas L. Brockmeyer of Salt Lake City, and Nathan Avery of Flagstaff, Ariz.

Modular bone implant, tool and method, patent No. 8,241,367, invented by Daniel F. Justin of Logan, E. Marlowe Goble of Alta, Wyo., Thomas Wade Fallin of Hyde Park, Nathan A. Hammond of Logan, Daniel J. Triplett of West Jordan, Robert A. Hodorek of Warsaw, Ind., Daniel Gerbec of Logan, and Gordon Baker of Nibley, assigned to Zimmer, Inc. of Warsaw, Ind.

Ancillary embodiments and modifications to a polyphasic pressurized homogenizer, patent No. 8,241,410, invented by John R. Pease of West Valley City, and John F. Blatnick of West Jordan, assigned to Alchem Environmental LLC of West Jordan.

Rotary holding device for gripping tool material at elevated temperatures through multiple-collar assembly, patent No. 8,241,556, invented by David Rosal of West Bountiful, Scott M. Packer of Alpine, Russell J. Steel of Salem, Peter Cariveau of Draper, John Williams of Alpine, and Lance Richman of Payson, assigned to Megastir Technologies LLC of Provo.

Unoccluded topical oxybutynin gel composition and methods for transdermal oxybutynin therapy, patent No. 8,241,662, invented by Charles D. Ebert of Salt Lake City, and Steven W. Sanders of Salt Lake City, assigned to Watson Laboratories, Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Architectural panels with objects embedded in resin interlayer, patent No. 8,241,714, invented by Eric M. Adickes of Capistrano Beach, Calif., assigned to 3form, Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Direct antimicrobial susceptibility assay with concurrent qualitation/quantitation, patent No. 8,241,865, invented by Read Robert Taintor of North Salt Lake, assigned to Kwikculture LLC of North Salt Lake.

Annealing apparatus using two wavelengths of continuous wave laser radiation, patent No. 8,242,407, invented by Dean Jennings of Beverly, Mass., Haifan Liang of Draper, Mark Yam of Monte Sereno, Calif., Vijay Parihar of Fremont, Calif., Abhilash Mayur of Salinas, Calif., Aaron Hunter of Santa Cruz, Calif., Bruce Adams of Portland, Ore., and Joseph Michael Ranish of San Jose, Calif., assigned to Applied Materials, Inc. of Santa Clara, Calif.

Vacuum electronic device, patent No. 8,242,696, invented by Ruey-Jen Hwu of Salt Lake City, Laurence P. Sadwick of Salt Lake City, and Jishi Ren of Ottowa, Calif.

Pipelined analog-to-digital converter, patent No. 8,242,946, invented by Tracy Johancsik of Murray, and Rex K. Hales of Riverton, assigned to Crest Semiconductors, Inc. of San Jose, Calif.

Driven shield for capacitive touchpads, patent No. 8,243,043, invented by Jared G. Bytheway of Sandy, assigned to Cirque Corporation of Salt Lake City.

Detecting and processing corrupted video recordings, patent No. 8,244,102, invented by Kulvir S. Bhogal of Fort Worth, Texas, Gregory J. Boss of American Fork, Rick A. Hamilton, II of Charlottesville, Va., and Brian M. O'Connell of Cary, N.C., assigned to International Business Machines Corp. of Armonk, N.Y.

Method and apparatus for managing backup data, patent No. 8,244,678, invented by Hayden Thomas Hartland of Draper, Dale Woodroffe Goddard of Salt Lake, and David Loy Jensen of West Jordan, assigned to Spearstone Management, LLC of Lindon.

Linking users into live social networking interactions based on the users' actions relative to similar content, patent No. 8,244,830, invented by Jack D. Robinson of Vacaville, Calif., Peter Muller of Woodside, Calif., Timothy Noke of Santa Clara, Calif., Teng Lew Lim of Mountain View, Calif., Wallace Glausi of Menlo Park, Calif., James Cluff of Saint George, and Larry Fullerton of New Hope, Ala., assigned to ADDnCLICK, Inc. of Vacaville, Calif.

Method and system for gathering and propagating statistical information in a distributed computing environment, patent No. 8,244,854, invented by Darren W. Pulsipher of Alpine, assigned to Cadence Design Systems, Inc. of San Jose, Calif.

System and method for managing energy consumption in a compute environment, patent No. 8,245,059, invented by David Brian Jackson of Spanish Fork, assigned to Adaptive Computing Enterprises, Inc. of Atlanta, Ga.

Systems and methods for managing policies on a computer, patent No. 8,245,242, invented by Matthew T. Peterson of Lindon, and Daniel F. Peterson of Provo, assigned to Quest Software, Inc. of Aliso Viejo, Calif.

Interchangeable handbag cover, patent No. D665,176, invented by Jennie Platt of Sandy, Ashley Ulibarri of West Valley City, and Denise S. Pemberton of Saratoga Springs, assigned to Miche Bag, LLC of South Jordan.

Dryer sheet holder, patent No. D665,209, invented by Emelia Vasquez of West Valley City, assigned to EZ Grab LLC of West Valley City.

Baseball toy figure with blanket, patent No. D665,467, invented by Jacob C. Smoot of Kaysville, and Reid S. Smoot of Kaysville.

Football toy figure with blanket, patent No. D665,468, invented by Jacob C. Smoot of Kaysville, and Reid S. Smoot of Kaysville, assigned to Smoot Brothers IP Holding Company, LLC of Provo.

Squared basket ribbon light fixture, patent No. D665,523, invented by Ahna C. Holder of Seattle, Wash., assigned to 3form, Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Disc pendant, patent No. D665,525, invented by Caleb L. Patterson of Seattle, Wash., assigned to 3Form, Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Footwear, glove, and garment dryer, patent No. D665,549, invented by James Kropf of Logan, and Grant Baker of Millville.

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Everett Robinson, 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 the left-hand side and click Patents.