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Fixing block and method for stabilizing bone, patent No. 8,469,958, invented by Peter M. Stevens of Salt Lake City, assigned to Morphographics of Salt Lake City.
Trigger assembly, patent No. 8,468,732, invented by Nicholas E. Young of Murray.
Overcap and system for spraying a fluid, patent No. 8,469,244, invented by Thomas A. Helf of New Berlin, Wis., Edward L. Paas of Los Altos, Calif., Brent D. Madsen of Providence and Paul E. Furner of Racine, Wis., assigned to S.C. Johnson & Son Inc. of Racine, Wis.
Method for using a non-linear control parameter ramp profile to approach a temperature set point of a tool or weld that prevents temperature overshoot during friction stir welding, patent No. 8,469,256, invented by Jonathan A. Babb of West Jordan, Russell J. Steel of Salem, Scott M. Packer of Alpine and John Williams of Alpine, assigned to MegaStir Technologies LLC of Provo.
Telescoping support stand apparatus, patent No. 8,469,326, invented by Nathan E. Young of Monroe and Anthony A. Foster of Brookhaven, Miss., assigned to Primo, Inc. of Flora, Miss.
Movable bullet trap, patent No. 8,469,364, invented by David Bassett of Provo, James Sovine of Orem and Kyle Bateman of Provo, assigned to Action Target Inc. of Provo.
Splitboard binding apparatus, patent No. 8,469,372, invented by Bryce M. Kloster of Sandy and Tyler G. Kloster of Snoqualmie, Wash.
Cover apparatuses and airbag modules with cover apparatuses for facilitating routing of wire harnesses and methods of making such airbag modules, patent No. 8,469,392, invented by Balaskandan Shankar of Salt Lake City, assigned to Autoliv ASP Inc. of Ogden.
Truck payload storage enclosure, patent No. 8,469,435, invented by Robin H. Ruffino of Chalmette, La., Herbert Riehl of Erie, Colo., Jonathan Hart of Salt Lake Cit, and George Peter Marse, III of Kenner, La., assigned to Failed Levees Applications LLC of Chalmette, La.
Modular precision drill countersink assembly, patent No. 8,469,642, invented by Richard M. Garrick of Woodland Hills, John A. Bunting of Provo and David J. Preece of Payson, assigned to Precorp Inc. of Spanish Fork.
System, method and apparatus for driver training of shifting, patent No. 8,469,711, invented by Aaron M. Best of Murray, J. Ken Barton of Sandy, David J. Havell of Salt Lake City, Reginald T. Welles of Salt Lake City, Darrell R. Turpin of Murray, James W. Voorhees of Vancouver, Wash., John E. Kearney of St. Pete Beach, Fla., Camille B. Price of Kaysville, Nathan P. Stahlman of Vancouver, Wash., Aaron J. Turpin of Taylorsville and Aaron M. Purvis of Vancouver, Wash., assigned to Advanced Training System LLC of Tampa, Fla.
Systems and methods for providing a flushable catheter assembly, patent No. 8,469,928, invented by Marty L. Stout of South Jordan, Weston F. Harding of Lehi, S. Ray Isaacson of Roy and Austin Jason McKinnon of Herriman, assigned to Becton, Dickinson and Co. of Franklin Lakes, N.J.
Method and apparatus for treating a hip joint, including the provision and use of a novel suture passer, patent No. 8,469,974, invented by David Skinlo of Logan, Scott Heneveld of Whitmore, Calif., Thomas Weisel of Ventura, Calif. and Roger Pisarnwongs of Valencia, Calif., assigned to Pivot Medical Inc. of Sunnyvale, Calif.
Systems and methods for aneurysm treatment and vessel occlusion, patent No. 8,470,013, invented by Neil Duggal of London, Calif., Robert John De Hoog of London, Calif., Donald H. Lee of London, Calif., Louise C. Raymond of London, Calif. and Joshua A. Butters of Chandler, Ariz., assigned to IMDS Corp. of Providence.
One motor finger mechanism, patent No. 8,470,051, invented by Thomas Moyer of Salt Lake City, Eric L. Faulring of Albuquerque, N.M. and Julio J. Santos-Munne of Glenview, Ill., assigned to HDT Robotics Inc. of Fredericksburg, Va.
Co-fired gas sensor, patent No. 8,470,147, invented by Balakrishnan G. Nair of Sandy, Jesse Nachlas of Salt Lake City and Gangqiang Wang of Salt Lake City, assigned to Caterpillar Inc. of Peoria, Ill.
Surfaces resistant to non-specific protein adsorption and methods of producing the same, patent No. 8,470,247, invented by Joel M. Harris of Salt Lake City, Henry S. White of Salt Lake City, Joshua R. Wayment of Salt Lake City and Ryan J. White of Santa Barbara, Calif., assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.
Methods and compositions related to cyclic peptide synthesis, patent No. 8,470,965, invented by Eric W. Schmidt of Salt Lake City, Brian Hathaway of Salt Lake City, James T. Nelson of South Euclid, Ohio and Mohamed S. Donia of Salt Lake City, assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.
Methods of synthesizing and isolating N-(bromoacetyl)-3,3-dinitroazetidine and a composition including the same, patent No. 8,471,041, invented by Nicholas A. Straessler of North Salt Lake, Louis F. Cannizzo of Ogden, Ping Li of Brigham City, Michael P. Kramer of Wellsville and David M. Rosenberg of North Ogden, assigned to Alliant Techsystems Inc. of Arlington, Va.
Night vision camera mount quick disconnect, patent No. 8,471,917, invented by Douglas Werth of Lake Orion, Mich. and Patrick Jarboe of Clarkston, Mich., assigned to Autoliv ASP Inc. of Ogden.
Tablet computer case and associated methods, patent No. 8,472,177, invented by Brian Hullinger Probst of Orem and David W. Osborne of Cedar Hills, assigned to CruxCase LLC of Orem.
Tablet computer case and associated methods, patent No. 8,472,186, invented by Brian Hullinger Probst of Orem and David W. Osborne of Cedar Hills, assigned to CruxCase LLC of Orem.
Method and apparatus for handling traffic in a data communication network, patent No. 8,472,444, invented by Sahil P. Dighe of Salt Lake City and Joseph F. Olakangil of Midvale, assigned to Alcatel Lucent of Paris, France.
IP multicast snooping and routing with multi-chassis link aggregation, patent No. 8,472,447, invented by Kevin J. Humphries of West Jordan, assigned to Alcatel Lucent of Paris, France.
Attenuation and termination circuit using impedance synthesis, patent No. 8,472,614, invented by Spiro Poulis of West Jordan, John Evans of Riverton, and Shayne Messerly of Farmington, assigned to Hewlett-Packard Development Co. L.P. of Houston, Texas.
Mobile device cradle having an integrated antenna or amplifier, patent No. 8,473,018, invented by James W. Wilson of St. George, assigned to Wilson Electronics LLC of St. George.
Systems and methods for providing and obtaining validated customer feedback information, patent No. 8,473,304, invented by Jonathan K. Black of Alpine, assigned to Iverification Services LLC of Alpine.
Referrer cache chain, patent No. 8,473,611, invented by Richard E. Meier of Sandy, Roger G. Harrison of South Jordan and Todd Miller of Draper, assigned to Blue Coat Systems Inc. of Sunnyvale, Calif.
Audio related system link management, patent No. 8,473,844, invented by Richard Allen Kreifeldt of South Jordan, John Lee of Salt Lake City, William A. Plunkett of Granger, Ind., Timothy J. Shuttleworth of Woodland Hills, Calif., Andrew Stevenson of Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom, Bruce Vander Werf of Elkhart, Ind., Steve Hatch of Salt Lake City, Michael Douglas Hamling of Sandy and Scott Gardner of Sandy, assigned to Harman International Industries Inc. of Stamford, Conn.
Applying social computing paradigm to software installation and configuration, patent No. 8,473,944, invented by Gregory J. Boss of American Fork, Rick A. Hamilton, II of Charlottesville, Va., Brian M. O'Connell of Cary, N.C., John R. Pavesi of Cedar Park, Texas and Keith R. Walker of Austin, Texas, assigned to International Business Machines Corp. of Armonk, N.Y.
Dynamic service access, patent No. 8,474,009, invented by Lloyd Leon Burch of Payson, Prakash Umasankar Mukkara of Bangalore, India and Douglas Garry Earl of Orem, assigned to Novell Inc. of Provo.
Blade assembly, patent No. D684,817, invented by Gary Leavitt of North Salt Lake.
Canister, patent No. D684,824, invented by Jared Sweet of South Jordan and Stephen Phung of South Jordan, assigned to Morinda Inc. of Provo.
Multi-slat architectural panel, patent No. D685,114, invented by Michael Damen of Rochetoirin, France and Guillaume Martin of Rochetoirin, France, assigned to 3form Inc. of Salt Lake City.
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.