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Published October 11, 2011 1:39 pm

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Basketball backboard, patent No. 8,033,935, invented by Larry Stevens of Fruit Heights, assigned to Lifetime Products, Inc. of Clearfield.

Portable, multipurpose golf apparatus, patent No. 8,032,972, invented by Janet Cherry of Riverdale.

Wiper with rotating cleaning apparatus, patent No. 8,032,976, invented by James Q. Nelson of Salt Lake City, assigned to Nelson and Nelson Enterprises, LLC of Salt Lake City.

Method for fabricating structural propellants, patent No. 8,033,021, invented by Prakash B. Joshi of Andover, Mass., Bernard L. Upschulte of Nashua, N.H., Alan H. Gelb of Boston, Mass., B. David Green of Methuen, Mass., Dean M. Lester of Brigham City, W. David Starrett of Roy, and Ingvar A. Wallace of Brigham City, assigned to Physical Sciences, Inc. of Andover, Mass.

Amplifying ultrasonic waveguides, patent No. 8,033,173, 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.

Line-locking connector clip, patent No. 8,033,222, invented by Daniel P. Sutula, Jr. of Bristol, Conn., Mark T. Andersen of Winsted, Conn., Basilio J. Carneiro of West Hartford, Conn., Lawrence J. Shank, III of East Hartland, Conn., and John Childs of Granby, Conn., assigned to Dyno Nobel Inc. of Salt Lake City.

Edge and corner for a structure constructed from blow-molded plastic, patent No. 8,033,228, invented by Thayne B. Haney of Syracuse, and Jacob Kearl of Plain City, assigned to Lifetime Products, Inc. of Clearfield.

Downhole electric power generator, patent No. 8,033,328, invented by David R. Hall of Provo, Scott Dahlgren of Alpine, and Michael Comfoltey of Springville, assigned to Schlumberger Technology Corporation of Houston, Texas.

Tool string threads, patent No. 8,033,330, invented by David R. Hall of Provo, Scott Dahlgren of Alpine, and Jonathan Marshall of Provo, assigned to Schlumberger Technology Corporation of Houston, Texas.

Modular double-sided display panel, patent No. 8,033,404, invented by Jeffrey Steffen Keller of Logan.

Explosion welding with a mold and copper layer, patent No. 8,033,444, invented by YaoHua Wang of NanJing, China, and Hui Wang of Salt Lake City.

Mesh folding chair, patent No. 8,033,598, invented by Richard D. Smith of Spanish Fork, and Orrin C. Farnsworth of Santaquin, assigned to Mity-Lite, Inc. of Orem.

Comfortable mesh folding chair, patent No. 8,033,612, invented by Richard D. Smith of Spanish Fork, Orrin C. Farnsworth of Santaquin, and Spencer Posey of Highland, assigned to Mity-Lite, Inc. of Orem.

Retention system, patent No. 8,033,615, invented by David R. Hall of Provo, Scott Dahlgren of Alpine, Jonathan Marshall of Provo, Italo Elqueta of Lehi, Tyson J. Wilde of Spanish Fork, and Christopher Durrand of Pleasant Grove, assigned to Schlumberger Technology Corporation of Houston, Texas.

Braze thickness control, patent No. 8,033,616, invented by David R. Hall of Provo, and Jacob D. Smith of Provo, assigned to Schlumberger Technology Corp. of Houston, Texas.

Nonlinear resistance based exercise apparatus, patent No. 8,033,960, invented by William Dalebout of North Logan, and Michael Olson of Logan, assigned to Icon IP, Inc. of Logan.

Methods for forming an anastomosis opening in a side of a blood vessel, patent No. 8,034,064, invented by Duane D. Blatter of Salt Lake City, assigned to Vital Access Corporation of Salt Lake City.

Prosthetic foot with two leaf-springs joined at heel and toe, patent No. 8,034,121, invented by Roland J. Christensen of Fayette, assigned to Freedom Innovations, LLC of Irvine, Calif.

Methods of fabricating superabrasive articles, patent No. 8,034,136, invented by Mohammad N. Sani of Orem, assigned to US Synthetic Corporation of Orem.

Particle analysis assay for biomolecular quantification, patent No. 8,034,555, invented by Tore Straume of Salt Lake City, and Gang Liu of Salt Lake City, assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.

Obesity gene and use thereof, patent No. 8,034,564, invented by Donna M. Shattuck of Salt Lake City, Steven Stone of Sandy, Deanna L. Russell of Salt Lake City, Victor Abkevich of Salt Lake City, and Steven Hunt of Salt Lake City, assigned to University of Utah Research Foundation of Salt Lake City.

Power device with trenches having wider upper portion than lower portion, patent No. 8,034,682, invented by Robert Herrick of Lehi, Becky Losee of Cedar Hills, and Dean Probst of West Jordan, assigned to Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation of South Portland, Maine.

Systems and methods for communicating video data between a mobile imaging system and a fixed monitor system, patent No. 8,035,685, invented by Vernon Thomas Jensen of Draper, assigned to General Electric Company of Schenectady, N.Y.

Waveform design hopping system and method, patent No. 8,036,255, invented by Johnny M. Harris of Centerville, Thomas R. Giallorenzi of Riverton, Randal R. Sylvester of West Valley, Richard Galindez of Draper, Kevin L. Hyer of North Salt Lake, Larry S. Thomson of Bountiful, and Samuel C. Kingston of Salt Lake City, assigned to L-3 Communications, Corp. of New York, N.Y.

Stationary X-ray target and methods for manufacturing same, patent No. 8,036,341, invented by David S. K. Lee of Salt Lake City, assigned to Varian Medical Systems, Inc. of Palo Alto, Calif.

Method for predicting the formation of silicon nanocrystals in embedded oxide matrices, patent No. 8,036,864, invented by Gyeong S. Hwang of Austin, Texas, and Decai Yu of Cottonwood Heights, assigned to The Board of Regents, The University of Texas System of Austin, Texas.

System and method for making an inference based on cumulative data, patent No. 8,036,946, invented by Robert Lee Angell of Salt Lake City, Vinod A. Bijlani of Pune, Ind., Jack Chen of YongHe, Taiwan, Robert R. Friedlander of Southbury, Conn., James R. Kraemer of Santa Fe, N.M., and Le Gang Wu of Shanghai, China, assigned to International Business Machines Corporation of Armonk, N.Y.

Pattern index, patent No. 8,037,075, invented by Ronald P. Millett of Orem, assigned to Perfect Search Corporation of Provo.

Techniques for file system searching, patent No. 8,037,113, invented by Jitender Bisht of Bangalore, Ind., assigned to Novell, Inc. of Provo.

Method and system to compensate for inaccuracy associated with processing values with finite precision, patent No. 8,037,115, invented by Michael Amore Scalora of Orem, Walter Holladay of Lindon, and Yulin Dong of Provo, assigned to Intuit Inc. of Mountain View, Calif.

System and method for providing dynamic provisioning within a compute environment, patent No. 8,037,475, invented by David Brian Jackson of Spanish Fork, assigned to Adaptive Computing Enterprises, Inc. of Provo.

Shield stone, patent No. D646,602, invented by Benjamin Siebenberg of New York, N.Y., and David South of Logan.

Everett Robinson, who is 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.

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