Utah patents for duffle bags, personalized banking and more
Boot articulation support system, patent No. 7,810,258, invented by David Narajowski, Paul Terry, Thomas Laasko and David Mellon of Park City, Jacob Hall and Jeremy Saxton of Draper, and Chad Whittaker of Salt Lake City, assigned to Black Diamond Equipment Ltd. of Salt Lake City.
Methods of preventing initiation of explosive devices, patent No. 7,810,421, invented by Sarah B. Hiza of North Ogden, Daniel W. Doll of Marriott Slaterville and Jared K. Olson of North Ogden, assigned to Alliant Techsystems Inc. of Minneapolis.
Multilayer encapsulation of diamond grit for use in earth-boring bits, patent No. 7,810,588, invented by Eric E. McClain and Van J. Brackin of Spring, Texas, Dan E. Scott of Montgomery, Texas, Wesley Dean Fuller of Willis, Texas, Robert M. Welch and Jimmy W. Eason of The Woodlands, Texas, and Marcus R. Skeem of Sandy, assigned to Baker Hughes Inc. of Houston, Texas.
Method for fabricating large-dimension bonds using reactive multilayer joining, patent No. 7,810,704, invented by Alan Duckham of Baltimore, Jesse E. Newson and Ellen M. Heian of Cockeysville, Md., Michael V. Brown of Endicott, N.Y., Timothy Ryan Rude of Salt Lake City, Omar M. Knio of Timonium, Md., and Jai S. Subramanian of Solon, Ohio, assigned to Nanofoil Corp.of Utica, N.Y.
Apparatus and system for an expandable trailer, patent No. 7,810,834, invented by Stacy L. Schneider and Michael D. Schneider of Park City.
Wrenchless manifold, patent No. 7,810,851, invented by Tres Wangsgaard of Holladay, assigned to Orbit Irrigation Products Inc. of Bountiful.
Remotely deployable vehicle light apparatus, patent No. 7,810,971, invented by Tony C. Robinson of Beaver.
Arrow point alignment system, patent No. 7,811,186, invented by Teddy D. Palomaki of Park City and Kenny R. Giles of West Valley City, assigned to Easton Technical Products Inc. of Salt Lake City.
Bodily tissue dilation systems and methods, patent No. 7,811,303, invented by T. Wade Fallin of Hyde Park, Daniel J. Triplett of Providence and Daniel F. Justin of Logan, assigned to Medicine Lodge Inc. of Logan.
Bone alignment implant and method of use, patent No. 7,811,312, invented by Peter M. Stevens of Salt Lake City and Daniel F. Justin of Logan, assigned to Morphographics LC of Salt Lake City.
Soluble chimeric peptide inhibitors of HIV entry comprising an IZ trimeric coiled-coil peptide and HIV gp41 N-helix coiled-coil peptide, patent No. 7,811,578, invented by Debra M. Eckert of Salt Lake City, Tara R. Suntoke of Pasadena, Calif., and Peter S. Kim of Bryn Mawr, Pa., assigned to Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research of Cambridge, Mass.
Detection of single nucleotide polymorphisms using planar waveguides, patent No. 7,811,754, invented by James N. Herron, Samuel Tolley and Hsu-Kun Wang of Salt Lake City, assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.
Countermeasure system triggered by movement of a display of a computing device, patent No. 7,812,724, invented by Gregory J. Boss of American Fork, Rick A. Hamilton II of Charlottesville, Va., George R. Langlais of Nashua, N.H., and Timothy M. Waters of Hiram, Ga., assigned to International Business Machines Corp. of Armonk, N.Y.
Multilayer wire-grid polarizer with off-set wire-grid and dielectric grid, patent No. 7,813,039, invented by Raymond T. Perkins of Orem, Cheng-Yuan Cheng of Chandler, Ariz., Douglas P. Hansen of Spanish Fork, and Eric W. Gardner of Eagle Mountain, assigned to Moxtek, Inc. of Orem.
Solar tracking reflector system for structure lighting, patent No. 7,813,041, invented by Steven Briee of Park City, Artner B. Chace Jr. of Garland, Texas, Eugene J. Daunis of McKinney, Texas, and Raynor A. Mallory of Denton, Texas, assigned to Ciralight Global Inc. of Irvine, Calif.
Fast TV channel changing in IPTV network, patent No. 7,813,287, invented by Mark Fine of Salt Lake City, assigned to Alcatel Lucent of Paris.
Detector and method for estimating data probability in a multichannel receiver, patent No. 7,813,438, invented by Behrouz Farhang-Boroujeny and Haidong Zhu of Salt Lake City, Zhenning Shi of Braddon, Australia, and Stephen Andrew Laraway of Layton, assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.
Sensing misalignment detection and estimation system, patent No. 7,813,851, invented by Bernard DeMersseman of Rochester Hills, Mich., and Kangwon Lee of Ann Arbor, Mich., assigned to Autoliv ASP Inc. of Ogden.
Acquisition and application of contextual role knowledge for coreference resolution, patent No. 7,813,916, invented by David L. Bean of West Bountiful, assigned to University of Utah of Salt Lake City.
Personal teller system and method of remote interactive and personalized banking, patent No. 7,814,016, invented by Eugene P. Pranger of Alpine, assigned to uGenius IP Holdings LLC of Salt Lake City.
Method and system for building a report for execution against a data store, patent No. 7,814,093, invented by Robert Alan Meyers of Orem, and Aaron Stephen Meyers and Eric Stephen Meyers of Provo, assigned to Microsoft Corp. of Redmond, Wash.
Client-side data deduplication, patent No. 7,814,149, invented by Russell R. Stringham of Orem, assigned to Symantec Operating Corp. of Mountain View, Calif.
Voiceprint biometrics on a payment device, patent No. 7,814,332, invented by Blayn W. Beenau of Peoria, Ariz., David S. Bonalle of New Rochelle, N.Y., Seth W. Fields of Taylorsville, Carl Larkin of West Sussex, U.K., Joshua L. Montgomery of Orem, and William J. Gray and Peter D. Saunders of Salt Lake City.
Method and apparatus for digit-serial communications for iterative digital processing algorithms, patent No. 7,814,402, invented by Vincent Gaudet and Bruce Fordyce Cockburn of Edmonton, Canada, Christian Schlegel of Park City, Stephen Bates of Canmone, Calif., Paul Andrew Goud and Robert Hang of Calgary, Canada, Anthony Charles Rapley of Saskatoon, Canada, and Sheryl Howard of Flagstaff, Ariz., assigned to The Governors of The University of Alberta of Edmonton, Canada.
Convertible duffel bag, patent No. D625,102, invented by Valarie Jacobs of Kaysville.
Hinged photovoltaic arrays, patent No. D625,251, invented by Robert Emmett Workman of Morgan, Norm Krantz of Logan, Arthur Lee Dietrich-Croy of Salt Lake City, John R. Omdahl II of Lindon, and Michael S. Horito of Provo, assigned to Goal Zero LLC of Bluffdale.
Core lifter, patent No. D625,346, invented by Christopher L. Drenth of Draper, and Hongyan Zhang of Wuxi, China, assigned to Longyear TM Inc. of South Jordan.
Light fixture, patent No. D625,453, invented by David L. Morton of Sandy, Arthur Lee Dietrich-Croy of Salt Lake City, Tyler Fredric Allan of Springville, and John R. Omdahl II of Lindon, assigned to Fertile Earth Systems Inc. of Sandy.
Everett Robinson, who is an attorney registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, compiles this list weekly for The Salt Lake Tribune. He can be reached at 801-649-5858.