Patents for what was old is new again
Measuring spoon, patent No. D673,465, invented by Phillip Dietz of Saint George, assigned to Kitchen Resource LLC of Salt Lake City.
Portable keyboard, patent No. D673,574, invented by David P. Gengler of Draper, assigned to Zagg Intellectual Property Holding Co. of Salt Lake City.
Electrical outlet cover plate, patent No. 8,344,251, invented by Brandon Eshelman of Salt Lake City, assigned to 360 Electrical LLC of Salt Lake City.
Ski tip connector, patent No. 8,342,575, invented by R. Scott Coleman of Ogden, and David O. Meyers of Kaysville, assigned to Hookease IP Holdings LLC of Ogden.
Exercise device, patent No. D673,626, invented by Michael Olson of Logan, William Dalebout of North Logan, and Steven M. Shorten of Logan, assigned to Icon Health & Fitness, Inc. of Logan.
Electric current measurement, patent No. 8,344,722, invented by Marcellus C. Harper of Kaysville, William Picken of San Jose, Calif., and Yusuf Haque of Woodside, Calif., assigned to Crest Semiconductors Inc. of San Jose, Calif.
Plantation fan top window shutter, patent No. 8,341,887, invented by Lawrence Matthew Stone of Logan, assigned to Global Precision Products LLC of Temecula, Calif.
Modular floor tile with resilient support members, patent No. 8,341,896, invented by Jorgen J. Moller, Jr. of Salt Lake City, and Jeremiah D. Shapiro of Herriman, assigned to SnapSports Co. of Salt Lake City.
High-strength, lightweight blow-molded plastic structures, patent No. 8,342,107, invented by Barry D. Mower of Layton, and L. Curtis Strong of Rock Hill, S.C., assigned to Lifetime Products Inc. of Clearfield.
Timed steering nozzle on a downhole drill bit, patent No. 8,342,266, invented by David R. Hall of Provo, Jonathan Marshall of Provo, and Scott Dahlgren of Alpine.
Polycrystalline diamond compact cutting element having multiple catalytic elements, patent No. 8,342,269, invented by Kenneth E. Bertagnolli of Sandy, and Michael A. Vail of Genola, assigned to US Synthetic Corp. of Orem.
Compact spray device, patent No. 8,342,363, invented by M. Scott Carpenter of Racine, Wis., Paul E. Furner of Racine, Wis., Thomas P. Gasper of Germantown, Wis., Chris A. Kubicek of East Troy, Wis., Leon M. Lemon of Mendon, Brent D. Madsen of Providence, Kenneth W. Michaels of Spring Grove, Ill., Cory J. Nelson of Racine, Wis., Michael E. Short of Racine, Wis., Gene Sipinski of Elgin, Ill., and Nathan R. Westphal of Union Grove, Wis., assigned to S.C. Johnson & Son Inc. of Racine, Wis.
Spring-loaded pick, patent No. 8,342,611, invented by David R. Hall of Provo, Ronald B. Crockett of Payson, and Francis Leany of Salem, assigned to Schlumberger Technology Corp. of Houston, Texas.
Sink sprayer attachment apparatus, patent No. 8,342,768, invented by Thomas D. Johnston of North Ogden, and Glenda Johnston of North Ogden.
Shielded PCD or PCBN cutting tools, patent No. 8,342,780, invented by Richard M. Garrick of Woodland Hills, and John A. Bunting of Provo, assigned to Precorp Inc. of Spanish Fork.
Debris removal apparatus for a pump and method, patent No. 8,342,814, invented by Michael Brent Ford of St. George.
Dental implant using a polymeric post, patent No. 8,342,842, invented by Steven Jensen of South Jordan.
Anti-free flow mechanism for enteral feeding pumps, patent No. 8,343,111, invented by Kent Beck of Layton, Jason Bultman of Salt Lake City, Jeff Juretich of Herriman, Philip Eggers of Salt Lake City, Ryan Federspiel of Salt Lake City, and Blake Allen of Murray, assigned to Zevex Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Disinfecting caps having an extendable feature and related systems and methods, patent No. 8,343,112, invented by Donald D. Solomon of North Salt Lake, F. Mark Ferguson of Salt Lake City, Steven Bandis of West Jordan, James Mercer of West Jordan, Michael Howlett of Salt Lake City, and Robert Hitchcock of Sandy, assigned to Catheter Connections Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Dialysis systems and related components, patent No. 8,343,346, invented by Martin Joseph Crnkovich of Walnut Creek, Calif., Lynn E. Jensen of Syracuse, Melvin D. Jensen of West Haven, DeLoy Lindley of North Ogden, Mohsen Reihanifam of Rancho Sante Fe, Calif., and Colin Weaver of Pleasanton, Calif., assigned to Fresenius Medical Care Holdings Inc. of Waltham, Mass.
Optical imaging agent, patent No. 8,343,463, invented by William Dow of Irvine, Calif., assigned to Numira Biosciences Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Chlorhexidine acetate antiseptic cleaning agent, patent No. 8,343,525, invented by Bryan G. Davis of Sandy, Minh Q. Hoang of Sandy, Mohammad A. Khan of Sandy, and Donald E. Hunt of Mapleton, assigned to Becton, Dickinson and Co. of Franklin Lakes, N.J.
Annealing curve analysis in PCR, patent No. 8,343,754, invented by Carl T. Wittwer of Salt Lake City, Kirk M. Ririe of Salt Lake City, and Randy P. Rasmussen of Salt Lake City, assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.
Method and structure for dividing a substrate into individual devices, patent No. 8,343,852, invented by Minhua Li of Sandy, Qi Wang of Sandy, Gordon Sim of Sandy, Matthew Reynolds of Sandy, Suku Kim of South Jordan, James J. Murphy of South Jordan, and Hamza Yilmaz of Saratoga, Calif., assigned to Fairchild Semiconductor Corp. of South Portland, Maine.
Methods for treating interstitial cystitis, patent No. 8,343,942, invented by Siam Oottamasathien of Salt Lake City, Wanjian Jia of Salt Lake City, Glenn D. Prestwich of Eastsound, Wash., and Lindsi McCoard of Salt Lake City, assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.
Protective coatings for organic substrates and associated methods, patent No. 8,344,057, invented by Dal N. Hills of Midway, and Kent Barrus of Provo, assigned to Advanced Concrete Technologies LLC of Orem.
Cylinder heater, patent No. 8,344,299, invented by Donald P. Lomax of Waukesha, Wis., Starr L. Pitzer of Dallas, Texas, Jack W. Rogers of Dallas, Texas, and George H. Blume of Austin, Texas, assigned to Novatech Holdings Corp. of Salt Lake City.
Method for locating sub-surface natural resources, patent No. 8,344,721, invented by H. Roice Nelson, Jr. of Houston, Texas, Joseph H. Roberts of Houston, Texas, D. James Siebert of Katy, Texas, Wulf F. Massell of Conroe, Texas, Samuel D. LeRoy of Houston, Texas, Leslie R. Denham of Houston, Texas, Robert Ehrlich of Salt Lake City, and Richard L. Coons of Katy, Texas, assigned to Vaisala Oyj of Helsinki, Finland.
Digital-to-analog converter with code independent output capacitance, patent No. 8,344,922, invented by Ryan James Kier of Salt Lake City, Paul Talmage Watkins of Salt Lake City, and Yusuf Aminul Haque of Woodside, Calif., assigned to Crest Semiconductors Inc. of San Jose, Calif.
Wireless mesh network controller synchronization, patent No. 8,345,660, invented by John P. Filoso of Pleasant Grove, and Jay Douglas George of Orem, assigned to Digi International Inc. of Minnetonka, Minn.
Detecting behavioral deviations by measuring eye movements, patent No. 8,345,935, invented by Robert Lee Angell of Salt Lake City, and James R. Kraemer of Santa Fe, N.M., assigned to International Business Machines Corp. of Armonk, N.Y.
Method of compensating for enhancing emails with targeted ads, patent No. 8,346,608, invented by Jason Bosarge of Salt Lake City, and Roger Little of Salt Lake City, assigned to Consallus Group LLC of Wilmington, Del.
Multi-node replication systems, devices and methods, patent No. 8,346,719, invented by Gosukonda Naga Venkata Satya Sudhakar of Bangalore, Ind., assigned to Novell Inc. of Provo.
Segmenting documents among multiple data repositories, patent No. 8,346,739, invented by Kash Hatton of Dallas, Texas, and Lance P. King of Orem, assigned to Affiliated Computer Services Inc. of Dallas, Texas.
Efficient establishment of wireless connections, patent No. 8,346,938, invented by Scott Allen Caddes of Sandy, and Kenin Page of Sandy, assigned to Hewlett-Packard Development Co. of Houston, Texas.
Monitoring spin locks in virtual machines in a computing system environment, patent No. 8,347,290, invented by Kattiganehalli Y. Srinivasan of Princeton Junction, N.J., assigned to Novell Inc. of Provo.
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.