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Patents for when water's everywhere, but nary a drop in sight

Published February 5, 2013 10:16 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Moisture-detection device, patent No. D675,543, invented by Michael J. Brooking of Dong Guan, China, and Christopher W. Barney of Sandy, assigned to Gizmode LLC of Sandy.

Moisture-detection device, patent No. D675,544, invented by Michael J. Brooking of Dong Guan, China, and Christopher W. Barney of Sandy, assigned to Gizmode LLC of Sandy.

Intermediate vapor collection within encapsulated control infrastructures, patent No. 8,365,478, invented by Todd Dana of Park City, and James W. Patten of Sandy, assigned to Red Leaf Resources Inc. of Sandy.

Vapor collection and barrier systems for encapsulated control infrastructures, patent No. 8,366,918, invented by Todd Dana of Park City, and James W. Patten of Sandy, assigned to Red Leaf Resources Inc. of Sandy.

Limb connection apparatus for archery bows, patent No. 8,365,712, invented by Gideon S. Jolley of Syracuse, and Douglas E. Denton of Stansbury Park, assigned to Hoyt Archery Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Methods, apparatuses and systems for movable partitions, patent No. 8,365,796, invented by W. Michael Coleman of Salt Lake City, and John G. Garrett of Magna, assigned to Won-Door Corp. of Salt Lake City.

System for a downhole string with a downhole valve, patent No. 8,365,820, invented by David R. Hall of Provo, Jonathan Marshall of Provo, and Dahlgren Scott of Alpine.

System for a downhole string with a downhole valve, patent No. 8,365,821, invented by David R. Hall of Provo, Jonathan Marshall of Provo, and Dahlgren Scott of Alpine.

Ratchet mechanism in a fluid-actuated device, patent No. 8,365,842, invented by David R. Hall of Provo, Scott Dahlgren of Alpine, and Jonathan Marshall of Provo, assigned to Schlumberger Technology Corp. of Houston, Texas.

Downhole tool actuation, patent No. 8,365,843, invented by David R. Hall of Provo, Scott Dahlgren of Alpine, and Jonathan Marshall of Provo, assigned to Schlumberger Technology Corp. of Houston, Texas.

Diamond-bonded construction with thermally stable region, patent No. 8,365,844, invented by Georgiy Voronin of Orem, J. Daniel Belnap of Pleasant Grove, Feng Yu of Pleasant Grove, and Benjamin Randall of Spanish Fork, assigned to Smith International Inc. of Houston, Texas.

High impact-resistant tool, patent No. 8,365,845, invented by David R. Hall of Provo, Ronald B. Crockett of Payson, Casey Webb of Provo, and Michael Beazer of Provo.

Airbag system, patent No. 8,365,857, invented by Yutaka Okamoto of Wako, Japan, Eric Drake of Plain City, and Bengt Pipkorn of Savedalen, Sweden, assigned to Honda Motor Co. Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan.

Adjustable ladders and related methods, patent No. 8,365,865, invented by N. Ryan Moss of Mapleton, Gary M. Jonas of Springville, Chad Grotegut of Orem, Sean R. Peterson of Santaquin, Brian B. Russell of Taylorsville, Stephen E. Boynton of Spanish Fork, Ryan Crawford of Spanish Fork, and Darius S. Penrod of Elberta, assigned to Wing Enterprises Inc. of Springville.

Side curtain airbag with fabric diffuser, patent No. 8,366,144, invented by Michael Fink of Mesa, Ariz., Ryan T. Pinsenschaum of Dayton, Ohio, Douglas S. Weston of Tipp City, Ohio, Dayne B. Hassett of Sandy, and Brian Abraham of Fariborn, Ohio, assigned to Nxgen Technologies LLC of Mesa, Ariz.

Open-loop vertical drywell gradient correction system and method, patent No. 8,366,315, invented by Allen Erik Sjogren of Park City, and Eric Nerdrum of Kaysville, assigned to Fluke Corp. of Everett, Wash.

Breast scanning system, patent No. 8,366,617, invented by Steven A. Johnson of Salt Lake City, Michael J. Berggren of Salt Lake City, David T. Borup of Salt Lake City, Barry K. Hanover of Salt Lake City, James W. Wiskin of Salt Lake City, and Jeff Pattee of Salt Lake City, assigned to CVUS Clinical Trials LLC of Salt Lake City.

Systems and methods for providing a closed venting hazardous drug IV set, patent No. 8,366,658, invented by Bryan G. Davis of Sandy, and Minh Quang Hoang of Sandy, assigned to Becton, Dickinson and Co. of Franklin Lakes, N.J.

Vascular access device gas displacement, patent No. 8,366,676, invented by Weston F. Harding of Lehi, and S. Ray Isaacson of Roy, assigned to Becton, Dickinson and Co. of Franklin Lakes, N.J.

Intravenous catheter blood control device, patent No. 8,366,684, invented by Weston F. Harding of Lehi, assigned to Becton, Dickinson and Co. of Franklin Lakes, N.J.

Modular prosthesis and use thereof for replacing a radial head, patent No. 8,366,781, invented by Brian K. Berelsman of Warsaw, Ind., Russell M. Parrott of Winona Lake, Ind., Christopher H. Martin of Salt Lake City, Donald H. Lee of Birmingham, Ala., and Thomas J. Graham of Cockeysville, Md., assigned to Biomet Manufacturing Corp. of Warsaw, Ind.

Systems and methods for providing deeper knee flexion capabilities for knee prosthesis patients, patent No. 8,366,783, invented by Kent M. Samuelson of Salt Lake City, and Connor E. Samuelson of Salt Lake City.

Methods of recovering minerals from hydrocarbonaceous material using a constructed infrastructure and associated systems, patent No. 8,366,917, invented by Todd Dana of Park City, and James W. Patten of Sandy, assigned to Red Leaf Resources Inc of Sandy.

Apparatus and methods for forming composite stiffeners and reinforcing structures, patent No. 8,366,981, invented by Vernon M. Benson of Morgan, Jason K. Slack of Clinton, Todd A. Rosevear of Taylorsville, James L. Harvey of Salt Lake City, Mark Roman of Salt Lake City, and Timothy Olschewski of Kearns, assigned to Alliant Techsystems Inc. of Minneapolis, Minn.

Method and apparatus for producing a stabilized antimicrobial non-toxic electrolyzed saline solution exhibiting potential as a therapeutic, patent No. 8,367,120, invented by Verdis Norton of Sandy, and Gary L. Samuelson of Sandy, assigned to Reoxcyn Discoveries Group Inc. of Sandy.

Methods, systems and devices for a motor control system, patent No. 8,368,340, invented by Kevin D. Banta of Cedar Hills, D. George Field of Pleasant Grove, E. Carl Goodman of Bountiful, and Duane O. Hall of Sandy, assigned to Won-Door Corp. of Salt Lake City.

Antenna assemblies with antenna elements and reflectors, patent No. 8,368,607, invented by Richard E. Schneider of Wildwood, Mo., and John Edwin Ross, III of Moab, assigned to Antennas Direct Inc. of Eureka, Mo.

Method for reducing latency when using multitouch gesture on touchpad, patent No. 8,368,667, invented by Paul Vincent of Fruit Heights, and Richard D. Woolley of Orem, assigned to Cirque Corp. of Salt Lake City.

Smart card based encryption key and password generation and management, patent No. 8,369,521, invented by David Ward of West Jordan, assigned to Oracle International Corp. of Redwood Shores, Calif.

System and methods for electronic commerce using personal and business networks, patent No. 8,370,269, invented by Holly C. MacDonald-Korth of Salt Lake City, and Samuel Jacob Peterson of Orem, assigned to Overstock.com Inc. of Salt Lake City.

On-demand compute environment, patent No. 8,370,495, invented by David Brian Jackson of Spanish Fork, assigned to Adaptive Computing Enterprises Inc. of Provo.

System and method of minimizing network bandwidth retrieved from an external network, patent No. 8,370,514, invented by Mark B. Hurst of Cedar Hills, Loren Larsen of American Fork, David S. Anderson of Salt Lake City, and Lei Wang of Provo, assigned to DISH Digital LLC of Englewood, Colo.

Stream control failover utilizing an attribute-dependent protection mechanism, patent No. 8,370,649, invented by W. Paul Sherer of Danville, Calif., Kirk Blattman of Santa Rosa, Calif., Glenn Connery of Petaluma, Calif., Hoi-Tauw Chou of San Ramon, Calif., Robert Drew Major of Orem, Mel Oyer of Pleasant Grove, Howard Davis of Salem, Daniel Kiewlich of Alameda, Calif., and Neeraj K. Sharma of Fremont, Calif., assigned to Cisco Technology Inc. of San Jose, Calif.

Visualizing, creating and editing blending modes methods and systems, patent No. 8,370,759, invented by Donald B. Curtis of Highland, assigned to Ancestry.com Operations Inc. of Provo.

Techniques for instantiating and configuring projects, patent No. 8,370,792, invented by Michel Shane Simpson of American Fork, Volker Gunnar Scheuber-Heinz of Pleasant Grove, Lee Edward Lowry of Orem, and Stephen R. Carter of Spanish Fork, assigned to Novell Inc. of Provo.

System and method for providing threshold-based access to compute resources, patent No. 8,370,898, invented by David Brian Jackson of Spanish Fork, assigned to Adaptive Computing Enterprises Inc. of Provo.

Policy-based auditing of identity credential disclosure by a secure token service, patent No. 8,370,913, invented by Andrew A. Hodgkinson of Pleasant Grove, Duane F. Buss of West Mountain, Thomas E. Doman of Pleasant Grove, Patrick R. Felsted of Cedar Hills, and James G. Sermersheim of Woodland Hills, assigned to Apple Inc. of Cupertino, Calif.

Identity enabled virtualized edge processing, patent No. 8,370,915, invented by Stephen R. Carter of Spanish Fork, assigned to Oracle International Corporation of Redwood City, Calif.

Fireplace, patent No. D675,716, invented by Chris Schwartz of Tooele.

Headlight accessory, patent No. D675,776, invented by Robert Small of Park City.

Estimating a value of an asset using a derivative securities auction process, patent No. RE43,986, invented by William David Hemingway of Salt Lake City, James G. Livingston of Alpine, Evan Martin Hill of Sandy, Rick Davis Burtenshaw of Cottonwood Heights, Gary Bernard Hansen of Salt Lake City, Eric John Pehrson of Lehi, Larry Ross Denham of Farmington, Ronald C. Hanks of Salt Lake City, James Reed Cooper of Centerville, James Brady Palmer of Riverton, Robert Lynn Bartleson of North Salt Lake, Jonathan Eric Bacon of Bountiful, Shelene Brown of Centerville, Richard J. Sullivan of Littleton, Colo., Nick Robert Watne of Murray, Henry Conrad Wurts of Salt Lake City, Doyle L. Arnold of Salt Lake City, and Thomas E. Laursen of Park City, assigned to Zions Bancorporation of Salt Lake City.

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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. 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.