Golf game a pain? There's a patent for that
Golf orthotic and method of use, patent No. 8,312,648, invented by John K. Ballantyne of Washington.
Bearing assembly, including at least one superhard bearing element having at least one registration feature, bearing apparatus including same, and methods for making same, patent No. 8,312,631, invented by Timothy N. Sexton of Santaquin, assigned to US Synthetic Corp. of Orem.
Shotgun having an improved shotshell feeding mechanism, patent No. 8,312,656, invented by Marc Lesenfants of Morgan, assigned to Browning of Morgan.
High-pressure pump piston, patent No. 8,312,805, invented by George H. Blume of Austin, Texas, assigned to Novatech Holdings Corp. of Salt Lake City.
Compensation of volumetric errors in a gas monitoring system, patent No. 8,312,878, invented by Joesph A. Orr of Park City, and Craig T. Flanagan of New York, N.Y., assigned to RIC Investments LLC of Wilmington, Del.
Apparatus and methods for adjusting operational parameters to recover hydrocarbonaceous and additional products from oil shale and sands, patent No. 8,312,927, invented by Michael D. Lockhart of Charlottesville, Va., and Ron McQueen of Park City, assigned to General Synfuels International Inc. of Delta, Colo.
Apparatus and methods for the recovery of hydrocarbonaceous and additional products from oil shale and oil sands, patent No. 8,312,928, invented by Michael D. Lockhart of Charlottesville, Va., and Ron McQueen of Park City, assigned to General Synfuels International Inc. of Delta, Colo.
Thermally stable polycrystalline diamond compact and applications therefor, such as drill bits, patent No. 8,312,943, invented by David P. Miess of Highland, and Craig H. Cooley of Saratoga Springs, assigned to US Synthetic Corp. of Orem.
Diamond nozzle, patent No. 8,313,050, invented by David R. Hall of Provo, David Wahlquist of Spanish Fork, and Thomas Morris of Provo, assigned to Schlumberger Technology Corp. of Houston, Texas.
Advanced composite rim having molded in spoke holes, patent No. 8,313,155, invented by Jason Schiers of South Weber, assigned to Edge Composites LLC of Ogden.
Water-management barrier and system, patent No. 8,313,265, invented by Jaren Taylor of Logan, assigned to Muscle Wall LLC of Logan.
Facet joint replacement, patent No. 8,313,511, invented by E. Marlowe Goble of Logan, T. Wade Fallin of Hyde Park, and Robert W. Hoy of Paradise, assigned to GMEDELAWARE 2 LLC of Audobon, Pa.
Method and system for forming composite geometric support structures, patent No. 8,313,600, invented by Erich A. Wilson of Provo, Michael D. Kipp of Highland, and Michael D. Ridges of American Fork, assigned to Sigma-Tek LLC of Provo.
Water reclamation systems and methods, patent No. 8,313,629, invented by Andre Kostrzewa of Salt Lake City, assigned to Sweetwater Reclamatio, LLC of Tooele.
Formable sealant barrier, patent No. 8,313,677, invented by David R. Hall of Provo, and Ronald B. Crockett of Payson.
Spinning fluids reactor, patent No. 8,313,716, invented by Jan D. Miller of Salt Lake City, Jan Hupka of Gdansk, Poland, and Robert Aranowski of Starograd Gdanski, Poland, assigned to University Of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.
5-(5-(2-(3-aminopropoxy)-6-methoxyphenyl)-1H-pyrazol-3-ylamino)pyrazine-2-carbonitrile, pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, or solvate of salts, patent No. 8,314,108, invented by Francine S. Farouz of LaJolla, Calif., Ryan Coatsworth Holcomb of Salt Lake City, Ramesh Kasar of San Mateo, Calif., and Steven Scott Myers of Sheridan, Ind., assigned to Eli Lilly and Co. of Indianapolis, Ind.
Variable ring width SDD, patent No. 8,314,468, invented by Derek Hullinger of Orem, Hideharu Matsuura of Osaka, Japan, Kazuo Taniguchi of Osaka-fu, Japan, and Tadashi Utaka of Osaka, Japan, assigned to Moxtek Inc. of Orem.
Die backside standoff structures for semiconductor devices, patent No. 8,314,473, invented by Michael Gruenhagen of Salt Lake City, Thomas P. Welch of South Jordan, and Eric J. Woolsey of Draper, assigned to Fairchild Semiconductor Corp. of San Jose, Calif.
Charging case for a personal vaporizing inhaler, patent No. 8,314,591, invented by Nathan Andrew Terry of San Francisco, Calif., and Noah Mark Minskoff of Salt Lake City.
Method of determining distance to a ferrous material, patent No. 8,314,608, invented by David R. Hall of Provo, David C. Wahlquist of Spanish Fork, and Huntington Tracy Hall of Provo.
Asset tracking using alternative sources of position fix data, patent No. 8,314,704, invented by Nicholas D. Cova of Salt Lake City, and Nalini Subramaniyam of Union City, Calif., assigned to Deal Magic Inc. of Edmonds, Wash.
Apparatus, system and method for determining a read voltage threshold for solid-state storage media, patent No. 8,315,092, invented by John Strasser of Syracuse, David Flynn of Sandy, Jeremy Fillingim of Salt Lake City, and Robert Wood of Nwot, Colo., assigned to Fusion-IO Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Clock extraction circuit for use in a linearly expandable broadcast router, patent No. 8,315,348, invented by Carl L. Christensen of South Jordan, and Lynn Howard Arbuckle of Bountiful, assigned to GVBB Holdings S.A.R.L. of Luxembourg, LU.
Method and apparatus for determining dopant density in semiconductor devices, patent No. 8,315,819, invented by Clayton Covey Williams of Salt Lake City, assigned to Agilent Technologies Inc. of Santa Clara, Calif.
Activity-based place-of-interest database, patent No. 8,315,953, invented by Andrew S Hansen of Bountiful, and Scott B. Hansen of New York City, N.Y.
Method and apparatus for using tag topology, patent No. 8,316,000, invented by Divesh Srivastava of Summit, N.J., and Suresh Venkatasubramanian of Salt Lake City, assigned to AT&T Intellectual Property II L.P. of Atlanta, Ga.
Biometric indexing and searching system, patent No. 8,316,028, invented by Jonathan J Dinerstein of Draper, Brian H Rosenlof of Eagle Mountain, Christopher Case of Herriman, and Sabra A Dinerstein of Lehi, assigned to Lockheed Martin Corp. of Bethesda, Md.
Apparatus, system, and method for ensuring data validity in a data storage process, patent No. 8,316,277, invented by David Flynn of Sandy, Jonathan Thatcher of Lehi, and John Strasser of Syracuse, assigned to Fusion-IO Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Reticle and technique for multiple and single patterning, patent No. 8,316,329, invented by Rodney Rigby of Riverton, James Frisby of Lehi, Aaron Parr of Sandy, and Yasuhisa Yamamoto of Kanagawa, Japan, assigned to Cadence Design Systems Inc. of San Jose, Calif.
Display apparatus, patent No. D670,929, invented by Stephen Pinette of Medway, Mass., assigned to Moss Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Adjustable abdominal exercise apparatus, patent No. D671,177, invented by Travis Sip of Plain City, assigned to ICON IP Inc. of Logan.
Static frame abdominal exercise apparatus, patent No. D671,178, invented by Travis Sip of Plain City, assigned to ICON IP Inc. of Logan.
Wrist warmer, patent No. D671,225, invented by Tyler M. Higley of Hooper.
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.