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Syringe-in-syringe hollow inner barrel/plunger with integral seal, patent No. 8,394,052, invented by Neil Jessop of Sandy, Bruce S. McLean of Sandy and Jared Sheetz of Eagle Mountain, assigned to Ultradent Products Inc. of South Jordan.
Systems and methods for providing inflatable apparel, patent No. 8,393,013, invented by Thomas K. Bowen of Provo and Anne Fairchild of Provo, assigned to The Big Red Button LLC of Layton.
Systems and methods applying a design on a medium, patent No. 8,393,266, invented by Michelle Mellor Rasmussen of Orem, Adam M. Goodman of Orem and Nathan A. Arnesen of Lehi, assigned to Lifestyle Crafts LLC of Farmington.
Longitudinally spinning suspension roller coaster, patent No. 8,393,275, invented by Timothy R. Jacobi of Hyde Park and Stanley J. Checketts of Providence, assigned to S & S Worldwide Inc. of Logan.
Superabrasive elements having indicia and related apparatus and methods, patent No. 8,393,419, invented by Regan L. Burton of Saratoga Springs, assigned to US Synthetic Corp. of Orem.
Serpentine robotic crawler, patent No. 8,393,422, invented by Ralph W. Pensel of Sandy, assigned to Raytheon Co. of Waltham, Mass.
Omnidirectional drive and steering unit, patent No. 8,393,431, invented by Merin J. Swasey of North Logan and Stanley J. Checketts of Providence, assigned to Boomerang Systems Inc. of Morristown, N.J.
Instrument port for minimally invasive cardiac surgery, patent No. 8,394,015, invented by Christopher DiBiasio of North Providence, R.I., Keith Durand of Somerville, Mass., Jonathan Brigham Hopkins of Salt Lake City, Zach Traina of Hingham, Mass., Alexander Slocum of Bow, N.H., Samir Nayfeh of Shrewsbury, Mass., Pedro J. Del Nido of Lexington, Mass. and Nikolay V. Vasilyev of Belmont, Mass., assigned to Children's Medical Center Corp. of Boston, Mass.
Electrosurgical instrument with an ablation mode and a coagulation mode, patent No. 8,394,088, invented by Hugh S. West, Jr. of Sandy, assigned to HS West Investments LLC of Sandy.
Drug delivery vehicle that mimics viral properties, patent No. 8,394,391, invented by You Han Bae of Salt Lake City, Eun Seong Lee of Salt Lake City, Dongin Kim of Salt Lake City, Yu Seok Youn of Salt Lake City and Kyung Taek Oh of Salt Lake City, assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.
Flexible and plastic radiopaque laminate composition, patent No. 8,394,448, invented by Thomas F. Lachner of Lake Bluff, Ill., assigned to Merit Medical Systems Inc. of South Jordan.
Self-contained biological analysis, patent No. 8,394,608, invented by Kirk M. Ririe of Salt Lake City, Michael R. Newswander of Hyde Park, Randy P. Rasmussen of Salt Lake City, Mark Aaron Poritz of Salt Lake City, Stewart Benjamin Smith of Salt Lake City, David E. Jones of Clearfield and Gary Clark Kessler of Bountiful, assigned to BioFire Diagnostics Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Flashlight with a pushbutton switch, patent No. 8,395,066, invented by Greg W. Koch of Kaysville, Bruce K. Bangerter of Bountiful, Kevin E. Collier of Kaysville and Darrell B. Steinicke of Bountiful, assigned to Mag Instrument Inc. of Ontario, Calif.
Ultrasonic torsional mode and longitudinal-torsional mode transducer, patent No. 8,395,299, invented by George Bromfield of Salt Lake City, assigned to Piezo-Innocations of Salt Lake City.
Circumferentially spaced magnetic field generating devices, patent No. 8,395,388, invented by David R. Hall of Provo, Paula Turner of Pleasant Grove and Clint Cook of Provo, assigned to Schlumberger Technology Corp. of Houston, Texas.
High field strength magnetic field generation system, patent No. 8,395,468, invented by James C. Stephenson of Salt Lake City, Bruce K. Gale of Taylorsville and Cynthia Furse of Salt Lake City, assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.
IIR sliding window integrator and search engine delay component, patent No. 8,396,097, invented by Thomas R. Giallorenzi of Riverton, Johnny M. Harris of Centerville, Matthew A. Lake of Salt Lake City, Samuel C. Kingston of Salt Lake City and Myren Iverson of Layton, assigned to L-3 Communications Corp. of New York, N.Y.
Anti-social protocol for emergency dispatch, patent No. 8,396,191, invented by Jeffrey J. Clawson of Salt Lake City.
Systems and methods of supervising contacts, patent No. 8,396,205, invented by Jason Lowry of Salt Lake City, Matthew Lawrence Page of Sandy, Taylor Henry White of Holladay, Nicholas Bauer Ramond of Draper and Brian Douglas Minert of Orem, assigned to Incontact Inc. of Midvale.
Parameter value rejection for a cardiac monitor, patent No. 8,396,542, invented by Steven R. Johnson of Fair Haven, N.J. and Bruce Hopenfeld of Salt Lake City, assigned to Angel Medical Systems Inc. of Fair Haven, N.J.
Identity theft and fraud protection system and method, patent No. 8,396,747, invented by Steven I. Bachenheimer of Aventura, Fla., assigned to Kemesa Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Dynamically specifying a merchant identifier in an electronic financial, patent No. 8,396,792, invented by W. Bradley Wilkes of Alpine and Dan Roper of Provo, assigned to Propay USA Inc. of Orem.
Identifying and ranking networked biographies and referral paths, patent No. 8,396,867, invented by Sunil Mehta of Fremont, Calif., David Meyer of Spanish Fork and Poonam Murgai of Fremont, Calif., assigned to NimbleCat Inc. of Fremont, Calif.
Toilet stool, patent No. D677,478, invented by Judy Edwards of Saint George, Bill Edwards of Saint George and Bobby Edwards of Ivins.
Squirt gun, patent No. D677,741, invented by Kyle S. Wilson of Sandy.
Leash, patent No. D677,842, invented by Edward Van Lee Kalbach of Nibley, assigned to EK Ekcessories Inc. of Logan.
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.