A patent for those who forget to change their oil
Tracking vehicle maintenance using sensor detection, patent No. 8,311,698, invented by Gregory J. Boss of American Fork, Peter G. Finn of Brampton, Calif., Rick A. Hamilton, II of Charlottesville, Va., Brian M. O'Connell of Cary, N.C., James W. Seaman of Falls Church, Va., and Keith R. Walker of Austin, Texas, assigned to International Business Machines Corp. of Armonk, N.Y.
Plastic and plywood laminate table with drop corner, patent No. 8,307,769, invented by Lane Wescott of Spanish Fork, assigned to Mity-Lite Inc. of Orem.
Bookmarks including ribbon holding features and related methods, patent No. 8,307,777, invented by Lynn G. Robbins of Centerville, assigned to Franklin Mill LLC of Salt Lake City.
Clutch for a jack element, patent No. 8,307,919, invented by David R. Hall of Provo, and David Lundgreen of Provo, assigned to Schlumberger Technology Corp. of Houston, Texas.
Fluid collection device with captured retractable needle, patent No. 8,308,685, invented by Michael J. Botich of Oxnard, Calif., and Thor R. Halseth of Simi Valley, Calif., assigned to MDC Investment Holdings Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Interlaminar stabilization system, patent No. 8,308,767, invented by Stephen Hochschuler of Paradise Valley, Ariz., Ali Araghi of Scottsdale, Ariz., Matthew N. Songer of Marquette, Mich., Thomas S. Kilpela of Marquette, Mich., Joshua A. Butters of Chandler, Ariz., and Greta Jo Hays of Logan, assigned to Pioneer Surgical Technology Inc. of Marquette, Mich.
System and method for facet joint replacement, patent No. 8,308,768, invented by Andrew R. Fauth of River Heights, assigned to GMEDelaware 2 LLC of Audubon, Pa.
Spinal rod reducer and cap insertion apparatus, patent No. 8,308,774, invented by Jeffrey Hoffman of Marquette, Mich., Maria M. Norman of Negaunee, Mich., Scott J. Parrow of Ishpeming, Mich., and Michael D. Ensign of Salt Lake City, assigned to Pioneer Surgical Technology Inc. of Marquette, Mich.
Spinal implant, patent No. 8,308,801, invented by Peter Halverson of Alpine, Larry L. Howell of Orem, Spencer P. Magleby of Provo, and Anton E. Bowden of Lindon, assigned to Brigham Young University of Provo.
Out-of-autoclave and alternative oven curing using a self heating tool, patent No. 8,308,889, invented by George J. Glancy of North Ogden, and David L. Johnson of Roy, assigned to Alliant Techsystems Inc. of Minneapolis, Minn.
Systems for increasing catalyst concentration in heavy oil and/or coal resid hydrocracker, patent No. 8,309,041, invented by Roger K. Lott of Edmonton, Calif., and Yu-Hwa Chang of West Windsor, N.J., assigned to Headwaters Heavy Oil LLC of South Jordan.
Thermally conductive structural composite material and method, patent No. 8,309,225, invented by Steven R. Rodgers of West Jordan, assigned to ITT Manufacturing Enterprises Inc. of Wilmington, Del.
Compositions and methods for inhibiting vascular permeability, patent No. 8,309,519, invented by Dean Li of Salt Lake City, Christopher Jones of Salt Lake City, and Nyall London of Bountiful, assigned to the University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.
Capsaicinoid decontamination compositions and methods of use, patent No. 8,309,538, invented by Christopher A. Reilly of Salt Lake City, assigned to Kapso LLC of Salt Lake City.
Compounds and therapeutical use thereof, patent No. 8,309,562, invented by Mark B. Anderson of Salt Lake City, J. Adam Willardsen of Salt Lake City, Warren S. Weiner of Salt Lake City, Ashantai Yungai of Salt Lake City, Robert J. Halter of Salt Lake City, Yevgeniya Klimova of Sandy, Kazuyuki Suzuki of Salt Lake City, and Matthew Reeder of Salt Lake City, assigned to Myrexis Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Auto-regulated motion power system, patent No. 8,310,211, invented by Robert Mount of Lindon, and David Spencer of Orem, assigned to Advanced Power Systems LLC of Lindon.
Apparatus, system and methods for analyzing pressure-sensitive devices, patent No. 8,310,682, invented by Michael Orthner of Salt Lake City, Florian Solzbacher of Salt Lake City, and Loren Rieth of Salt Lake City, assigned to the University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.
Systems and methods for seamless communications recovery and backup, patent No. 8,310,918, invented by Chris Stewart Poulson of Bluffdale, James Rex Gledhill of Sandy, and Timothy Alan Ruff of Herriman, assigned to Telecom Recovery of Draper.
Processor cooling management, patent No. 8,311,683, invented by Robert Lee Angell of Salt Lake City, David Wayne Cosby of Raleigh, N.C., Robert R. Friedlander of Southbury, Conn., and James R. Kraemer of Santa Fe, N.M., assigned to International Business Machines Corp. of Armonk, N.Y.
System and method of currency conversion in financial transaction process, patent No. 8,311,944, invented by W. Jeffrey Knowles of Provo, Russell Hales Day of Provo, David J. Matthews of Lindon, Jeffrey R. Burke of Orem, Scott E. Wessman of Provo, A. Carlo Okowitz of Orem, and Joseph B. Emig of Orem, assigned to Mtrex Inc. of Orem.
Tracking memory space in a storage system, patent No. 8,312,242, invented by Corene Casper of Pleasant Grove, Terence M. Rokop of Aloha, Ore., and Samuel Revitch of Portland, Ore., assigned to Hewlett-Packard Development Co., L.P. of Houston, Texas.
System and method for installing trust anchors in an endpoint, patent No. 8,312,263, invented by Robert T. Bell of Bountiful, and Douglas Q. Dexter of Cary, N.C., assigned to Cisco Technology Inc. of San Jose, Calif.
Plant nutriment ring, patent No. D670,547, invented by David M. Gorzo of St. George.
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.