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A patent for when you're too wide of the mark

Published June 11, 2013 12:47 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This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated.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.

Arrow point alignment system, patent No. 8,460,134, invented by Teddy D. Palomaki of Park City, Kenny R. Giles of West Valley City, Ross M. Hinschberger of West Valley City and Robert S. Mizek of Downers Grove, Ill., assigned to Easton Technical Products Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Multi-axis level, patent No. 8,458,917, invented by Roger Allen Pankow of Salt Lake City, assigned to Idea Farm LLC of Salt Lake City.

Amplifying ultrasonic waveguides, patent No. 8,459,122, invented by Thomas David Ehlert of Neenah, Wis., George Bromfield of Salt Lake City, Patrick Sean McNichols of Hortonville, Wis. and Norman R. Stegelmann of Appleton, Wis., assigned to Kimberly-Clark Worldwide Inc. of Neenah, Wis.

Partially self-refueling low emissions vehicle and stationary power system, patent No. 8,459,213, invented by Donald Moriarty of Provo and Stephen Toner of Provo, assigned to Donald E. Moriarty of Provo.

Liquefied natural gas system for a natural gas vehicle, patent No. 8,459,241, invented by David Dixon of Kimball, Minn., Mark Oldham of Evanston, Wyo. and Kenny Oldham of Coalville, assigned to Northstar Inc. of Evanston, Wyo.

Drill bits with axially-tapered waterways, patent No. 8,459,381, invented by Cody A. Pearce of Midvale, Michael D. Rupp of Murray and Christian M. Lambert of Draper, assigned to Longyear TM Inc. of South Jordan.

Temperature controlled liquid dispenser, containers therefore, and bag-in-box container construction, patent No. 8,459,503, invented by R. Clay Groesbeck of Salt Lake City.

Seat and valve systems for use in delayed coker system, patent No. 8,459,608, invented by Ruben F. Lah of South Jordan, assigned to Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Corp. of Falls Church, Va.

Assembly for attaching an emblem onto an airbag storage compartment cover, patent No. 8,459,713, invented by Terry Sella of Reese, Mich., Michael Kutchey of Ortonville, Mich. and James N. Sonnenberg of Sterling Heights, Mich., assigned to Autoliv ASP Inc. of Ogden.

Solar light apparatus and system, patent No. 8,459,826, invented by Jeffrey T. Holman of Farmington and W. Shane Willard of Syracuse, assigned to Jeffrey T. Holman of Farmington.

Peristaltic pump cassette and method of installing same, patent No. 8,459,968, invented by Jeffery T. Juretich of Herriman, Ramji L. Gupta of Williamsville, N.Y., David A. Ross of Columbiaville, Mich., Kent F. Beck of Layton and Matthew L. Alesse of West Seneca, N.Y., assigned to Curlin Medical Inc. of East Aurora, N.Y.

Structural surface design device, patent No. 8,459,975, invented by Ray Allen Jack Epps of Ogden.

Cut tubular members for a medical device and methods for making and using the same, patent No. 8,460,213, invented by Clay W. Northrop of Salt Lake City, assigned to Boston Scientific Scimed Inc. of Maple Grove, Minn.

Device and method for wound therapy, patent No. 8,460,255, invented by Ashok V. Joshi of Salt Lake City, John Howard Gordon of Salt Lake City, Sai Bhavaraju of West Jordon, Troy C. Dayton of Syracuse and Jeremy Heiser of Salt Lake City, assigned to Kalypto Medical Inc. of Mendota Heights, Minn.

Suturing instrument and method for passing multiple sutures, patent No. 8,460,318, invented by R. Pepper Murray of Bountiful, Jonathan I. Decker of Wellsville, Robert M. Weber of Chino Hills, Calif., Thomas Dooney, Jr. of Naples, Fla. and Jacob L. Powell of North Ogden, assigned to Arthrex Inc. of Naples, Fla.

Modular femoral components for knee arthroplasty, patent No. 8,460,391, invented by Daniel F. Justin of Loga, and E. Marlowe Goble of Alta, Wyo., assigned to Zimmer Inc. of Warsaw, Ind.

Plasma-catalyzed fuel reformer, patent No. 8,460,409, invented by Joseph J. Hartvigsen of Kaysville, S. Elangovan of South Jordan, Piotr Czernichowski of Layton and Michele Hollist of South Jordan, assigned to Ceramatec Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Method for producing energy using an alkali metal, patent No. 8,460,412, invented by Bruce McGill of Santa Clara.

Percussion primer composition and systems incorporating same, patent No. 8,460,486, invented by Harold E. Johnston of Radford, Va., Kristin F. Warner of Ogden, Reed J. Blau of Richmond and Scott K. Lusk of Clarkston, assigned to Alliant Techsystems Inc. of Minneapolis, Minn.

Water evaporation system and method, patent No. 8,460,509, invented by Janos I. Lakatos of Mendon, Edward Clay Slade of North Logan and Clayton R. Carter of North Logan, assigned to Total Water Management LLC of Salt Lake City.

Vent stick air freshener with grip head, patent No. 8,460,609, invented by Alan J. Wheatley of Draper and Aaron Irvin of Salt Lake City, assigned to American Covers Inc. of Bluffdale.

Multifunctional radiation-hardened laminate, patent No. 8,460,777, invented by David S. Long of Erda, assigned to Alliant Techsystems Inc. of Arlington, Va.

Integrated circuit devices and methods of forming memory array and peripheral circuitry isolation, patent No. 8,461,016, invented by James Mathew of Boise, Idaho, Brett D. Lowe of Boise, Idaho, Yunjun Ho of Boise, Idaho, H. Jim Fulford of Meridian, Idaho, Jie Sun of Boise, Idaho and Zhaoli Sun of Lehi, assigned to Micron Technology Inc. of Boise, Idaho.

Methods of utilizing arylpiperazine derivatives, patent No. 8,461,154, invented by Laxminarayan Bhat of Cupertino, Calif., Prabhu Prasad Mohapatra of Logan and Kouacou Adiey of San Jose, Calif., assigned to Reviva Pharmaceuticals Inc. of San Jose, Calif.

Suppressed correlation method for identifying radioactive sources, patent No. 8,461,547, invented by Raymond P. DeVito of Lansing and Timothy E. Doyle of Pleasant View, assigned to Utah State University of Logan.

Method of characterizing a polycrystalline diamond element by at least one magnetic measurement, patent No. 8,461,832, invented by Kenneth E. Bertagnolli of Riverton and Debkumar Mukhopadhyay of Sandy, assigned to US Synthetic Corp. of Orem.

Computing the irradiance from a disk light source at a receiver point, patent No. 8,462,157, invented by Peter-Pike Sloan of Cottonwood Heights, assigned to Disney Enterprises Inc. of Burbank, Calif.

Location of mobile network nodes, patent No. 8,462,663, invented by Paul A. Dahl of Pleasant Grove, assigned to Digi International Inc. of Minnetonka, Minn.

Virtual IP interfaces on multi-chassis link aggregates, patent No. 8,462,774, invented by Gregory G. Page of Sandy, Sahil P. Dighe of Salt Lake City, Roberto H. Jacob Da Silva of Oak Park, Calif., Bruce R. Jones of Salt Lake City and Srinivas V. Tyamagondlu of Santa Clara, Calif., assigned to Alcatel Lucent of Paris, France.

Data pattern recognition and separation engine, patent No. 8,462,984, invented by Tyson LaVar Edwards of Harrisville, assigned to Cypher LLC of South Jordan.

Systems and methods for using secondary fuels, patent No. 8,463,528, invented by Chris M. Cologna of Bountiful.

Monitoring and collection of audio events, patent No. 8,463,612, invented by Greg S. Neath of Orem and John W. Rosenvall of Pleasant Grove, assigned to Raytheon Co. of Waltham, Mass.

Method and apparatus for using tag topology, patent No. 8,463,768, 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.

Systems and methods for gesture-based distribution of files, patent No. 8,464,184, invented by Randall R. Cook of Mapleton and Paul Mackay of Provo, assigned to Symantec Corp. of Mountain View, Calif.

Binary library, patent No. 8,464,228, invented by Craig Campbell of Layton, assigned to Accenture Global Services Limited of Dublin, Ireland.

System and method for enforcing future policies in a compute environment, patent No. 8,464,266, invented by David Brian Jackson of Spanish Fork, assigned to Adaptive Computer Enterprises Inc. of Provo.

Child stroller seat, patent No. D683,974, invented by Colter P. Leys of Salt Lake City, Joseph Hei of Palo Alto, Calif., Bryan T. White of Fremont, Calif., Christopher Loew of Palo Alto, Calif. and Yusuke Miyashita of San Mateo, Calif., assigned to Orbit Baby Inc. of Newark, Calif.

Table top, patent No. D683,985, invented by S. Curtis Nye of North Clinton and Frank Clegg of Fruit Heights, assigned to Lifetime Products Inc. of Clearfield.

Portable screen, patent No. D684,209, invented by Ty Measom of Logan and Brett Bennett of Mantua, assigned to Peak Trades LLC. of Hyde Park.

Layered cube lighting fixture, patent No. D684,294, invented by R. Talley Goodson of Salt Lake City, Caleb L. Patterson of Seattle, Wash. and Ryan Grey Smith of Seattle, Wash., assigned to 3form Inc. of Salt Lake City.

System and method for enabling automated run-time input to network bootstrapping processes, patent No. RE44,299, invented by Drake Backman of Orem, assigned to Novell Intellectual Property Holdings Inc. of Seattle, Wash.

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.