Two patents that signal new ideas will never die
Published: September 18, 2012 01:16PM
Updated: January 7, 2013 11:31PM

Bicycle pedal, patent No. D667,348, invented by Christopher Canfield of Layton, and Lance Canfield of Layton.

Student’s notebook leaf, patent No. D667,497, invented by David M. Gorzo of St. George.

Method and apparatus for accommodating and covering of varying abdomen, patent No. 8,266,723, invented by Liliana Frandsen of Roy, Jennifer Frandsen of Orem, Wendy DeBoer of Roy and Brenda Schenck of Uintah.

Remote-controlled vehicle for transporting bio-waste, patent No. 8,266,739, invented by Vincent Paul Schaaf of Salt Lake City, assigned to Jerry D. Thom of Sandy.

Microbridges for regional aircraft and methods of using same, patent No. 8,266,750, invented by Robert L. Peterson of Salt Lake City, assigned to Gatelink Aircraft Boarding Systems Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Low profile nonclogging, nonpolluting surface treating pads, assemblies and methods, patent No. 8,267,100, invented by James P. McCormick of Sandy, Alan G. McCormick of Sandy, and Kerry G. Smith of Brighton, assigned to Hydro Engineering Equipment & Supply Co. of Salt Lake City.

Means for creating field configurable bridge, fracture or soluble insert plugs, patent No. 8,267,177, invented by Jason Jon Vogel of Sandy, Randall Williams Nish of Provo, and Randy Arthur Jones of Park City, assigned to Exelis Inc. of McLean, Va.

Flow guide actuation, patent No. 8,267,196, invented by David R. Hall of Provo, Scott Dahlgren of Alpine, Paula Turner of Pleasant Grove, Christopher Durrand of Pleasant Grove, and Jonathan Marshall of Provo, assigned to Schlumberger Technology Corp. of Houston, Texas.

System and method to reduce the aerodynamic force on a vehicle, patent No. 8,267,211, invented by Gary G. Otterstrom of Lindon, assigned to Gemini Energy Technologies Inc. of Lindon.

Convective heat systems for recovery of hydrocarbons from encapsulated permeability control infrastructures, patent No. 8,267,481, invented by Todd Dana of Park City, and James W. Patten of Sandy, assigned to Red Leaf Resources Inc. of Sandy.

Foam configured to suppress dust on a surface to be worked, patent No. 8,267,482, invented by David R. Hall of Provo, Logan Gillette of Provo, and Shaun Austin Heldt of Provo.

Surface working apparatus, patent No. 8,267,607, invented by Robert D. Harris of Logan, assigned to Harris Research Inc. of Logan.

Center twist hemostatic valve, patent No. 8,267,897, invented by Dax B. Wells of Provo, assigned to W. L. Gore & Associates Inc. of Newark, Del.

Transdermal delivery apparatus and method, patent No. 8,267,906, invented by Ashok V. Joshi of Salt Lake City, assigned to Microlin LLC of Salt Lake City.

Spinal stabilizing system, patent No. 8,267,980, invented by Brent A. Felix of Sandy.

Medical appliance delivery apparatus and method of use, patent No. 8,267,987, invented by Liann M Johnson of Golden Valley, Minn., Paul S Sherburne of Plymouth, Minn., Alicia F. Heck of St. Louis Park, Minn., Ricci D. Smelser of Maple Lake, Minn., and Eric K. Mangiardi of Charlotte, N.C., assigned to Merit Medical Systems Inc. of South Jordan.

Multivariate color system with texture application, patent No. 8,268,106, invented by John E. C. Willham of Sandy, assigned to 3form Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Electrolytic process to produce sodium hypochlorite using sodium ion conductive ceramic membranes, patent No. 8,268,159, invented by Shekar Balagopal of Sandy, Vinod Malhotra of Cedar City, Justin Pendleton of Salt Lake City, and Kathy Jo Reid of Cedar City, assigned to Ceramatec, Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Retrofit outlet electrical box, patent No. 8,269,102, invented by Jeffrey P. Baldwin of Phoenix, Ariz., Lincoln Jolley of Stansbury Park, Richard L. Cleghorn of Tempe, Ariz., and Iven Dieterle of Tempe, Ariz., assigned to Hubbell Inc. of Shelton, Conn.

Enhanced fill-factor NMR coils and associated methods, patent No. 8,269,497, invented by James C. Stephenson of Salt Lake City, Bruce K. Gale of Taylorsville, and Cynthia Furse of Salt Lake City, assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.

Systems and methods for efficient electronic communication in a distributed routing environment, patent No. 8,270,293, invented by Bryant Eastham of Draper, and Tom Milligan of South Jordan, assigned to Panasonic Corp. of Osaka, Japan.

Secondary path modeling for active noise control, patent No. 8,270,625, invented by Scott D. Sommerfeldt of Mapleton, Jonathan Blotter of Heber City, and Benjamin M. Faber of Spanish Fork, assigned to Brigham Young University of Provo.

Optical network for cluster computing, patent No. 8,270,830, invented by Peter E. Kirkpatrick of San Francisco, Calif., Jean-Marc Verdiell of Palo Alto, Calif., and Marc Epitaux of Sunnyvale, Calif., assigned to Fusion-IO Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Systems and methods for selecting a transport mechanism for communication in a network, patent No. 8,271,657, invented by Bryant Eastham of Draper, assigned to Panasonic Corp. of Osaka, Japan.

Synthesized root privileges, patent No. 8,271,785, invented by Alexander Y. Danoyan of Riverton, and Scott A. Isaacson of Woodland Hills, assigned to Novell Inc. of Provo.

System and method for managing energy consumption in a compute environment, patent No. 8,271,807, invented by David Brian Jackson of Spanish Fork, assigned to Adaptive Computing Enterprises Inc. of Provo.

System and method for managing energy consumption in a compute environment, patent No. 8,271,813, invented by David Brian Jackson of Spanish Fork, assigned to Adaptive Computing Enterprises Inc. of Provo.

System and method of providing system jobs within a compute environment, patent No. 8,271,980, invented by David Brian Jackson of Spanish Fork, assigned to Adaptive Computing Enterprises Inc. of Provo.

System and method for abstracting computer disk image cloning capabilities from bootable media, patent No. 8,272,000, invented by Brett Ashwood of Prospect, Conn., 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 Corp. of Armonk, N.Y.

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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. Mr. 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.