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A patent that takes powdering your nose to a whole new level

Published September 25, 2012 7:43 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated.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.

Compact mirror floss container, patent No. 8,272,389, invented by Charity L. Bish of Provo.

Apparatus and system for a suction entrapment and entanglement avoidance retrofit/new installation, patent No. 8,272,078, invented by Bonnie Snow of Provo, Teri S. Snow of Provo, and Ronald A. Tobler of Payson, assigned to Bonnie Snow of Provo.

Systems and methods for chemical sampling in particulate laden gaseous environments, patent No. 8,272,279, invented by Gary R. Bodily of North Logan, Neil Arnold of Sandy, Jed W. Bodily of North Salt Lake, and Daniel C. Maxwell of West Valley City, assigned to Seer Technology Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Wash fluid containment system, patent No. 8,272,390, invented by James P. McCormick of Sandy, Alan G. McCormick of Sandy, and Kerry G. Smith of Brighton, assigned to Hydro Engineering Equipment & Supply Company of Salt Lake City.

Fluid bin assembly with hoist, patent No. 8,272,410, invented by Gregory P. Elgan of Providence, Brett L. Allred of Hyde Park, Gary Graetz of Smithfield, Jeremy K. Larsen of Providence, and Jim A. Austin of Forth Worth, Texas, assigned to HyClone Laboratories Inc. of Logan.

Superabrasive inserts, including an arcuate peripheral surface, patent No. 8,272,459, invented by Eric C. Pope of Provo, assigned to US Synthetic Corporation of Orem.

Structures, assemblies, and methods for controlling vehicle suspension, patent No. 8,272,653, invented by Mark Falkner of Murray, and Curt Hildebrand of Murray, assigned to TeraFlex Inc. of Murray.

Airbag lateral flap, patent No. 8,272,664, invented by Jesse Benny of Auburn Hills, Mich., Michael Lachat of Shelby Township, Mich., Anna Libby of Lake Orion, Mich., and Bobby Lusk of Rochester, Mich., assigned to Autoliv ASP Inc. of Ogden.

Low-mount inflatable knee airbags having serial chambers, patent No. 8,272,667, invented by David W. Schneider of Waterford, Mich., Michael Joseph Lachat of Shelby Township, Mich., ChangSoo Choi of Rochester, Mich., and Christina R. Morris of Auburn Hills, Mich., assigned to Autoliv ASP Inc. of Ogden.

Temperature compensation of a respiratory gas sensor, patent No. 8,273,033, invented by Joesph A. Orr of Park City, Paul B. Gunneson of Cheshire, Conn., and Anthony T. Pierry of Plantsville, Conn., assigned to RIC Investments LLC of Wilmington, Del.

Systems and methods for providing light therapy traction, patent No. 8,273,046, invented by Jay Walther of West Jordan, Scott Davis of Bountiful, Ian Brown of Orem, Scott Mabey of West Bountiful, Chris Spencer of Riverton, Larry Beardall of Sandy, and Gary Whatcott of Holladay, assigned to Dynatronics Corp. of Salt Lake City.

Systems and methods for providing deeper knee flexion capabilities for knee prosthesis patients, patent No. 8,273,133, invented by Kent M. Samuelson of Salt Lake City.

DRAM layout with vertical FETs and method of formation, patent No. 8,274,106, invented by Todd R. Abbott of Highland, and H. Montgomery Manning of Eagle, Idaho, assigned to Micron Technology Inc. of Boise, Idaho.

System and method for wireless control of medical devices, patent No. 8,274,376, invented by Gregory Shields of Saratoga Springs, and Robert H. Woodward of Lindon, assigned to Canyon Ridge Resources L.L.C. of Lindon.

High-resolution, active reflector radio-frequency ranging system, patent No. 8,274,426, invented by Daniel Joseph Lee of Salt Lake City, assigned to Greina Technologies Inc of Salt Lake City.

Systems and methods for reducing multicast traffic over a network, patent No. 8,274,978, invented by W. Bryant Eastham of Draper, and James L. Simister of Pleasant Grove, assigned to Panasonic Corp. of Osaka, Japan.

Cardiac monitoring system for paced patients having paced and non-paced ischemia detection thresholds, patent No. 8,275,457, invented by David R. Fischell of Fair Haven, N.J., Michael Sasha John of Larchmont, N.Y., Bruce Hopenfeld of Salt Lake City, and David Keenan of Tinton Falls, N.J., assigned to Angel Medical Systems Inc. of Fair Haven, N.J.

Follower vehicle control system and method for forward and reverse convoy movement, patent No. 8,275,491, invented by Jeffrey L. Ferrin of Petersboro, Brett Thayn of Petersboro, and Michael Hornberger of Petersboro, assigned to Autonomous Solutions Inc. of Petersboro.

System and method for localizing assets using flexible metadata, patent No. 8,275,606, invented by Tadashi George Sakashita of Salt Lake City, Bruce Gifford of Taylorsville, and Jonathan C. Scholtz of Rialto, Calif., assigned to Disney Enterprises Inc. of Burbank, Calif.

Systems and methods for obtaining health and financial information with a handheld device, patent No. 8,275,633, invented by Trent Baker of Salt Lake City, assigned to Epic Technology LLC of Salt Lake City.

Desktop extension for readily-sharable and accessible media playlist and media, patent No. 8,275,681, invented by Anthony Zito of Draper, Brandon Hoff of Salt Lake City, and Scott C. Lemon of Heber City, assigned to Media Forum Inc. of Midvale.

Technology budget manager for mobile employees, patent No. 8,275,698, invented by Gregory J. Boss of American Fork, Andrew R. Jones of Round Rock, Texas, Kevin C. McConnell of Austin, Texas, and Alan P. Mitchell of Cedar Park, Texas, assigned to International Business Machines Corp. of Armonk, N.Y.

Prepaid transaction card activation system and method, patent No. 8,275,712, invented by Nicole Milne Vollmer of Murray, Lance Lewis of Farmington, and Elizabeth Gwen Webb of South Jordan, assigned to American Express Travel Related Services Co. Inc. of New York, N.Y.

Prepaid transaction card activation system and method, patent No. 8,275,713, invented by Nicole Milne Vollmer of Murray, Lance Lewis of Farmington, and Elizabeth Gwen Webb of South Jordan, assigned to American Express Travel Related Services Co. Inc. of New York, N.Y.

Systems and methods for establishing a trusted dynamic host configuration protocol connection, patent No. 8,275,895, invented by Stephen K. Ellis of Saratoga Springs, and Kody S. Brown of Salt Lake City, assigned to Crimson Corp. of Dover, Del.

Apparatus, system, and method for managing physical regions in a solid-state storage device, patent No. 8,275,933, invented by David Flynn of Sandy, Jonathan Thatcher of Liberty Lake, Wash., Joshua Aune of South Jordan, and Robert Barry Wood of Niwot, assigned to Fusion-I0 Inc. of Salt Lake City.

System and method for managing energy consumption in a compute environment, patent No. 8,276,008, invented by David Brian Jackson of Spanish Fork, assigned to Adaptive Computing Enterprises Inc. of Provo.

Chair, patent No. D667,649, invented by Donald Waite of North Ogden, Ed VanNimwegen of North Ogden, and Rich Howe of Pleasant View, assigned to Lifetime Products Inc. of Clearfield.

Table top surface and edge, patent No. D667,659, invented by David C. Winter of Layton, Wendell Peery of Kaysville, and Mitch Johnson of South Weber, assigned to Lifetime Products Inc. of Clearfield.

Mixing bottle and closure, patent No. D667,694, invented by David O. Meyers of Kaysville, and Steven M. Sorenson of Alpine, assigned to Runway Blue LLC of Alpine.

Wave ripple panel, patent No. D667,966, invented by Allan R. Ismay of Sylvania Heights, Australia, and Richard C. Perrior of Oatley, Australia, assigned to 3form Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Wave ripple panel, patent No. D667,967, invented by Allan R. Ismay of Sylvania Heights, Australia, and Richard C. Perrior of Oatley, Australia, assigned to 3form Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Light fixture, patent No. D667,981, invented by Karl L. Connolly of Brigham City, and Landon T. Gwilliam of Salt Lake City, assigned to Orbit Irrigation Products Inc. of North Salt Lake.

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Everett Robinson, who is 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.